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House On Gale River, Franconia

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 1.5 Bathroom, Sleeps 6

Greetings, we hope you choose to vacation here and enjoy the area as much as we do! You'll find warm New England charm in our newly remodeled get-away and the community itself. The Kitchen is full size and fully equipped, open to the eating area and living room with Brick hearth fireplace. The 1st floor has 2 bedrooms, one with a queen bed and one with a Vt. Tubs bunk bed and sofa, great for kids or adults. Upstairs is the Master Bedroom with a King size bed and a comfy leather recliner with a big bank of windows. Full bath and 1/2 bath with stack laundry. Parking is ample and the house is bright with daylight. We are located in a quiet setting surrounded by Town wooded land and one neighbor and they are great! The accommodations are best suited for a couple, family of 4 or 2 couples. Hardwood floors, brand new appliances, kitchen stocked with spices, linens, towels, hairdryer, WiFi, cable TV. Enjoy the fireplace, with forced HW base board heat being the main heat source. NOT PICTURED and being added is a covered farmers porch and mudroom adding to the practicality and character.

Stephen & Beth
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 18, 2018

About Stephen & Beth

We live and work in town, just 5 minutes from our House on The Gale River so we are available to answer questions or help in any way. Should you like, Beth or Steve will meet guests to check them in and tell them all they need to know about the house and all the area has to offer. For an additional fee we are happy to have any special supplies you might request upon your arrival. We each landed in the area over 28 years ago through our professions, fell in love with each other - and the area, we thought what a great quality of life and place to raise children! Now 24 and 26 both of our boys enjoy returning to spend time in the outdoors. Both of us are Licensed NH/VT Real estate Brokers.

Stephen & Beth purchased this house in 2015

Why Stephen & Beth chose Franconia

The house is just a block from the town field and playground located along the Gale River, we call it the Dow Field. There is also a Gazebo on the Dow where local concerts, events and celebrations take place. If you join us for the 4th of July we promise you won't be disappointed with our town Old Home Day and evenings fireworks, music and more ! We are walking distance to groceries, coffee shop, eateries, Iron Foundry Brew Pub, Heritage Museum, hardware store, P.O., and more. Littleton is just 10 minutes, 3 exits up 93 for larger services with a multitude of eateries, brewery, movie theater, antiquing, all within the ever pedestrian friendly downtown. Our favorite restaurants are the Beal House, Cold Mountain Cafe and Iron Foundry Brew Pub. The Colonial Theatre in Bethlehem does not disappoint for film and live music. Summer theaters in both Whitefield and Lincoln. Lincoln is just 20 minutes south of the Notch. We are in the heart of the White Mountains with outdoor recreation being an abundance!

What makes this house unique

Guests will have access to the entire home and ample parking. The house is located directly on the Gale River with a private path that leads to the water’s edge, a great place to sit on a hot summer’s day. The Gale River trail, part of the town Fox Hill Trail system, is just across the drive and is as beautiful as it sounds while winding along the river with miles of beautiful walking, hiking, mountain biking, snowshoeing or cross-country skiing. Enjoy strolling to Franconia Village just a few blocks away where you’ll find coffee shops, sports shop, hardware, groceries and eateries.

During the summer months we'll supply at the house beach chairs, umbrella, canoe, beach towels, bikes and fire wood for our guests to enjoy. Franconia Sports is just 2 blocks away in the Village for bike and ski rentals. The area is quiet yet close to family attractions and tons of outdoor recreation, perfect for a memorable vacation in the midst of Franconia Notch and the White Mountains. We hope you’ll enjoy getting to know our area and the quality of life that surrounds us!


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Franconia, New Hampshire

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Full Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
    1/2 Bath - toilet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Loft Bedroom - 1 king
    Main Level Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
  • Books ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • roller blading
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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House On Gale River, Franconia
average rating of 4.9310346 based on 29 reviews

Immaculate home. Perfect for our needs.

  • 5 of 5

My brother, my 2 nephews and myself loved this charming home. We skied 5 minutes from the house at Cannon Mtn. Loads of fun. The house sits on Gale River and was gorgeous in the winter. Would definitely return if our travels take us to Franconia again.

  • Submitted: 14-Mar-2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nicki and her family were absolutely great guests at our vacation house. They were very communicative and excited to be together here in the White Mountains with family. We were so happy that they had such a great time in our guest house on the river and so close to skiing. Nicki and all left the house in absolutely perfect condition for the change over! We hope to have them return soon!! Steve and Beth
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Fabulous Property!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I had a great time at the House on Gale River! Stephen was a friendly and attentive host and made sure we had everything we needed. The property is immaculately maintained, private and conveniently located. We had a fabulous time relaxing on the porch, BBQing and enjoying a glass of wine after our days of hiking in the spectacular nearby mountains. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: 14-Jun-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our recent Quests were awesome, not only did they they leave the house in perfect turnover condition they had a awesome time in the North country of New Hampshire!! Hope to them come back and visit soon!! Steve and Beth
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Cozy and beautifully decorated

  • 5 of 5

Loved staying at this house. Greeted by Steve and we had a basket of goodies waiting for us. What a nice touch! I’ve stayed at many rental properties and this was the best equipped house I’ve stayed. I highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: 4-Jun-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy vacation home!

  • 5 of 5

I had a wonderful stay at Beth and Stephen's vacation home. The home is well kept and clean, and comfortably fit six people. The loft bedroom upstairs is super unique and charming! We spent most of our time skiing on Cannon mountain (5 min drive from the home), but the house was the perfect home base to relax and recharge. Check-in and out was seamless; I would love to stay at Beth and Stephen's home again! We especially appreciated the snacks and bottle of wine upon arrival :)

  • Submitted: 8-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cute, clean, and comfortable. Perfect ski getaway.

  • 5 of 5

A great rental experience from start to finish. The place was adorable and the beds were comfy. The snack basket in the kitchen was perfect after our drive. The house was well-stocked with all the necessities. Thank you for being wonderful hosts!

  • Submitted: 22-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

The house was clean and near ski mountains. We were 5 adults and the house was big enough for us. we all injoyed our little vacation in the White mountains region. We would rent this house again. Thank you for the wine bottle it was appreciated.

  • Submitted: 4-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Manchester-Boston Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Iron Foundry Brewery, Dutch Treat, Rek-Lis
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Maplewood Golf Course,, Bethlehem
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Route I-93
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Iron Foundry Brewery, Dutch Treat
Nearest Ski
3 Miles
Cannon Mountain
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Echo Lake Beach at Franconia Notch State Park


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Franconia, New Hampshire

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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$85.79
Refundable Damage Deposit C$329.97

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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