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Lakefront Mountain Lodge - Charming Converted Barn Near Skiing, On Swimming Lake

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Space 187 m²
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

6-bedroom rustic lodge on pristine lake, perfect year round for active families

Trying to decide between the mountains and the lakes for your family vacation? Why choose? We are the only large vacation house in the White Mountain region that is directly on a lake. In warmer months you can swim, boat and fish steps from the door on a private beach. In the winter, you can be at the slopes of Loon in 12 minutes and at Cannon, or Waterville in 20.

Enjoy our architect-designed new kitchen. Beautiful, high-end stove, cabinets, brand-new dishwasher, large fridge and many special details make it a joy to use.

This classic mountain lodge is nestled in the White Mountains on a lovely lake. Six private bedrooms on two floors make this ideal for large families. Without leaving the property, you can swim, fish, boat, play volleyball and other lawn games, or have a bonfire. It's a short walk up the road to Hubbard Brook trails where you can hike along a rushing river with swimming holes and waterfalls. We are also close to four major ski areas; Loon, Cannon, Waterville, and Bretton Woods.

RENTAL FEATURES

- Beach with dock

- Huge fieldstone fireplace

- Six private bedrooms on two floors, each with a queen or full-sized bed.

- Private hot tub

- Canoe, kayaks, and pedal boat with life jackets and paddles

- A 1.25 acre lot with a flat lawn for games, volleyball, soccer and badminton (plenty of lawn games in the shed)

- Giant deck overlooking lake and mountains

- Gas grill

- Fire pit in the yard

- Large driveway with room for plenty of cars

- Free wifi and premium cable channels (HBO, etc.)

- Bed linen and towels

LOCATION

Mirror Lake Lodge is located in the heart of the White Mountains, surrounded by hiking, waterfalls, ski mountains, and family attractions.

Time to ski mountains (with year-round attractions):

15 minutes to Loon

20 minutes to Cannon

25 minutes to Waterville Valley

35 minutes to Bretton Woods.

Several lovely towns are nearby with great restaurants, shopping, and family attractions. However, the beauty of Mirror Lake Lodge is that guests can park their car and leave it. Being directly on a lake and having a huge yard means no packing up the car every time someone wants to go for a swim. Go from the house to the yard to the water without lugging a bag. Guests can wake up and be right where they want to be. There are miles of trails along Mirror Lake and nearby Hubbard Brook.

The lodge is on beautiful Mirror Lake, which is spring fed and 30-feet deep, ideal for swimming, paddling and fishing. It is stocked with trout. The shore is mostly lined by National Forest. Motor boats are prohibited.

Besides skiing and snowboarding, there are many area attractions and activities. Guests can enjoy hikes in Franconia Notch and Welch Dickey. Even very young explorers can enjoy hiking to the Basin, the Flume, and Lost River. Rock climbers can easily get to nearby Rumney. Train buffs will enjoy the nearby Hobo Railroad, Lafayette Dining Car, and the steam engine at Clark's Trading Post - all in neighboring Lincoln, NH. Golfers can play at the Jack O'Lantern and Waterville Valley golf courses. We are also a short drive to Squam Lake Science Center and Waterville Valley. We have information on local businesses who provide unique experiences such as moose tours and standing paddle board lessons.

**Attention swimmers: Before we bought the lodge, we used to come to Mirror Lake just to swim because the temperature was perfect, the water is clear and and there are no motorboats. It's an ideal lake for swimming. Our four-year old loves to wade and play on the sandy beach in front of the house. Our beach gradually goes out to 10 feet deep in the middle of our cove. The middle of Mirror Lake is 30 feet deep.

HOUSE AND YARD

The lodge is a 200+ year old converted barn with a giant stone fireplace. It is imbued with authentic charm and character. There is a large hot tub that is in a separate part of the building.

There is a beach, a dock, 3 kayaks, canoe and paddleboat that guests are free to use. Also on the grounds is a fire pit, picnic table, and a very large, flat lawn with flower gardens and playing fields.

Guests are happily surprised by the size of our yard. It is a flat and grassy acre at the edge of the lake. We have croquet, bocce ball, and other games in the shed. There's even a large rectangular area that we set up for volley ball or badminton.

There is an owner's unit on the bottom floor of the house that we use on weekends and vacations. We have a separate yard and entrance. If any issues arise when we are not there, guests are encouraged to contact our local caretaker who lives nearby.

FOOD AND DINING

We have a full kitchen equipped with a stove, microwave, toaster, griddle, coffee maker, pots and pans, and most items you would normally need to make a meal. There is also an outdoor gas grill and an outdoor dining area. Within 15 minutes are 2 large grocery stores, several organic food stores, a state liquor store, and specialty wine and beer shops.

If you wish to go out to eat, there are a wide range of good options from pizza and sugar shacks to microbreweries and fine dining. Please ask us for a list of local recommendations and favorites.

INFO FOR LARGER GROUPS

If the party is over 12, it is $25 more per person, per night - this includes children and day visitors. Please check with us in advance if you are planning on additional guests. The house and the house facilities are designed to handle a limited number of people (12). If you want to host a special event, make sure to discuss with us ahead of time so we can see if it is possible to make arrangements.

DOGS

We do allow up to two well-behaved dogs. We do require an additional refundable damage deposit if you bring your furry companion.

More Details

Owner
Laura
Member since: 2013
Speaks english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
February 19, 2018

About Laura

I grew up in New Hampshire and my parents have a cabin in neighboring Thorton. My husband, son and I and our dog Rudy live in Boston now. My husband is a general contractor and architect, and we look forward to maintaining and improving the lodge and property in the coming years.

Laura purchased this lodge in 2013

Why Laura chose North Woodstock

In the summers when we visited my parents, my husband and I used to come to Mirror Lake because it's the best place to swim in the area. The water is so clean and clear and the shore is so wooded. We had been looking for a place on a lake for years and when we saw the lodge was for sale, we knew that this was the place. We met with Annemarie, the previous owner, who was (and is) great. We were lucky to have her teach us how she had successfully run the lodge for the last 15 years. We plan to keep the spirit of Mirror Lake Lodge going as the perfect place for families and friends to make lifelong memories.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This property was perfect for what we wanted. We had 6 of us stay over two nights after my wedding. It provided privacy, was quiet, very clean and well appointed and had a great hot tub. We plan on coming back in the summer when we can do more exploring and use of the lake. The owners are amazing at communicating and were very helpful. I would recommend this place to anyone who wants a quiet place to stay with lovely amenities.
Oct 2013
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Amenities

Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation lodge rental in North Woodstock, New Hampshire

Property Type:
  • lodge
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 187 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double
    Bedroom 6 - 1 double
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water tubing

Reviews

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Lakefront Mountain Lodge - Charming Converted Barn Near Skiing, On Swimming Lake
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 27 reviews
5

Just want we wanted...

  • 5 of 5

This house was just what my friends and I were looking for. We had a party of 9, including 3 couples and one infant. House was great for that. Having the second half bath was a definite plus. Only some of our group went skiing at Loon for the day. A bunch of us did some snowshoing around the lake - walking on trails through the woods and out on the frozen lake to chat with ice fishermen. Hot tub was excellent and everyone had fun. I appreciated they had firewood at the house we could simply pay for as it was hard to find on our way up. Definitely recommend grabbing groceries well before you get there.

Overall great stay, quick trip from Boston and we're already talking about renting again in the summer!

  • Submitted: 13-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review, Lindsay! We're so glad all had fun and got to fully appreciate our unique setting. We would be very happy to have you back this summer or any time of year.
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Data Science Engineer, snowboarder, Bird watching and wild life conservative.
5

Amazing!!

  • 5 of 5

This cabin was all we can expect for a winter family reunion, the location is perfect for skiers also close to the best night life and restaurants in the area.The property interior are very nice and make you feel this mountain spirit.well recommended.

  • Submitted: 21-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

wonderful place to stay!!!

  • 5 of 5

This house is the perfect destination, and it's especially comfortable for families. The house was well maintained, incredibly clean and a nice layout where everyone could congregate for meals and board games. The kitchen has everything you could want, including a griddle to cook up some pancakes in the morning! X-c skiing is close by, as well as a great hill for sledding for the kids.

  • Submitted: 18-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Cozy cabin for weekend getaways with friends

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful little cabin with a very nice kitchen. Great for active groups!

  • Submitted: 12-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

great place and great location

  • 5 of 5

Our family very much enjoyed our time on Mirror Lake. The location is fantastic and the house is well set-up with plenty of sleeping spaces, a modern kitchen and a sizeable deck overlooking the lake. There also is a nice big lawn for playing sports - and a fire pit which we made ample use of for making S'mores! The owners and caretaker were very attentive and helpful.

  • Submitted: 7-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family celebration

  • 4 of 5

Our family reunion celebration including kids from 9 - 13 and adults from 30s to 70s - was wonderful. Lots to do in the good NH weather....swimming, fishing, visiting, BBQing, fun in kayaks and canoe. We hardly left the lake for sightseeing!! The hot tub was a great hit, too.

The ongoing renovations promise more indoor comfort in the future. The owner and the caretaker were easy to work with, and at the start of our stay the owners were on sight.

Good place for family fun and relaxation.

  • Submitted: 23-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a nice time and that we got a chance to meet you! Hope to see you again next year.
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Location

Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Manchester, NH
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Woodstock Station Brewery
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Jack O'Lantern Resort and Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
93
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Tony's Italian Grill and Pub
Nearest Ski
11 Miles
Loon
Car: necessary

North Woodstock is in the heart of the White Mountains. Just 15 minutes from Loon, one of the largest ski mountains in New Hampshire, and very close to state-owned Cannon Mountain and Waterville Valley (x-country and downhill), the area is ski and snowboard heaven. In the warmer months, there is hiking through miles of National and State Forests, including the Appalachian Trail. Within Woodstock are rivers, waterfalls and gorges to explore with short hikes. Kids and grownups will enjoy Clarks Trading Post and Polar Caves or a scenic rides at Hobo Railroad or the Lafayette Dining Train. Need a break? Great restaurants and bars in nearby Woodstock, Lincoln and Campton. Shopping your bag? Not far either from Garnet Hill outlet (my mom's favorite) in Franconia and adorable downtown Littleton, NH (check out Just L for mid-century modern furniture). Also close to outlet shopping centers in North Conway and Tilton.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation lodge rental in North Woodstock, New Hampshire

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
February Vacation Week
Feb 17 2018 - Feb 25 2018
3 night minimum stay
C$628
C$3,642
 
 
Summer
Jun 23 2018 - Sep 3 2018
5 night minimum stay
C$628
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
C$502
From
C$628
Fri,Sat
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$188.37
Damage Deposit C$251.16

PRICES ARE VALID THROUGH AUGUST 31, 2014.

CANCELLATION INFORMATION:
Cancellations outside of 60 days of arrival forfeit $100
Cancellations within 60 days of arrival forfeit entire balance, unless dates are re-booked.

GUESTS NEED TO PROVIDE:
Name /Address/contact numbers
Number of adults/children
Info on pets in party

There is an additional $200 refundable pet deposit if you bring a pet.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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