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Inquire today late Summer and Fall Foliage vacations! Ask about Discounts for the last week of August up until Labor Day weekend. Relax in peaceful private comfort on 1.5 acres on serene 110 acre Rockwood Pond. The view out the full length deck across the lake will make it easy to fully enjoy the Great Room with cathedral ceilings, wood stove, new appliances and lots of seating and the Private Hot Tub under the stars.
3 cozy bedrooms, (Queen) (Queen and single) and Expansive Family size sleeping loft/entertainment center with a King, 2 single beds,and hideabed, along with Two renovated full bathrooms, will accommodate all the family after a fun filled day around serene Rockwood Pond. So very private and yet only 2 miles from the Town Green in so typically New England Fitzwilliam, NH.
The private road to a Classic Saltbox style home with all the modern conveniences is very secluded, you can't see another home from the house or while enjoying the Hot Tub overlooking the Lake open from April to New Years!
Step into your vacation retreat, drop your bags and gaze out the wall of glass to crystal clear Rockwood Pond down the gently sloping lawn and pathways with numerous wildflowers, blueberry, raspberry, blackberry and strawberry bushes galore. Your secluded level beachfront with dock and big floating swim platform makes it very easy to start your vacation explorations. There are very interesting rock formations from an old granite quarry that closed 100 years ago, or have a campfire in the fireplace of the old Stone Cutters cottage by the lake with our abundant firewood.
After swimming, fishing, and exploring with the big canoe,3 kayaks, 4 person paddleboat and other fun toys, it will be the perfect end to the day to sit on the expansive deck, grill dinner, take a soak in the hot tub, and renew relationships with friends and family.
Enjoy the games, current books, magazines, DVD library. It's great for a family with young children with a full ent center with 2 TVs, VCR,DVDS, and Broadband Wireless DSL computer with printer and speakers.
The full modern high ceiling sunny lower level has a new full Bathroom, Double and single bed with a Ping Pong table, Pool Table, Full sized poker table, fishing gear, games, life jackets, winter sports equip, art supplies and other fun things to do.
In the 2 car garage are adult and kids bikes, strollers, kids cars & toys, badminton, volleyball, soccer,croquet and other sporting equpment.
Rockwood Pond has well spaced seasonal homes on only one half of it's almost two mile length. From Sept to June only 5 homes are occupied and in the summer the other 20 are primarily used on weekends only. Half of the Lake is a 'Rails To Trails' pathway for walking, bike riding, nature watching,picking blackberries, or hiking over to Mt. Monadnock, the most climbed mountain in the world, for a 100 mile view to downtown Boston. The Changing of the Seasons from late spring has abundant strawberries, the summer brings raspberries and big blackberries and as you head to fall, the loads of plump blueberries will amaze you. There are all sorts of festivals, antique shows, theatre in nearby Peterborough, NH (The 'Our Town' of Thornton Wilder) and special presentations at the Fitzwilliam Museum which is housed in the old town doctors home, unchanged for over 150 years. Keene, about 12 miles away has a very active downtown with about 70 shops , restaurants, concert hall etc, all locally owned and the national chains on the outskirts. 6 miles away in Rindge you can get Walmart, etc in Sales Tax Free NH !
After your time in this quiet corner of Southern New Hampshire, you head home refreshed, renewed and dreaming of your next visit!! Make sure to look at our unedited comments from previous guests just below!
Keywords: Open Concept Home on 1.5 Acres,hottub,lakefront, swimming, privacy,boating, kayaking, canoe,kayak,fishing,hunting,rope swing, kids, pets,snow shoeing, XC sking,Peace and Quiet!
Carpeted Large Loft: 1 king, 2 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon
Large Well Lit Carpeted Loft - great for Families...moreless
King size beds (1) One King bed, 2 singles and a hideabed in carpeted Cathedral Ceiling,Expansive loft/ent center overlooking the lake!, Queen size Beds (2) One Bedroom- Queen, other Bedroom- Queen and single, additional single and double bed in windowed Rec room downstairs near Hot Tub with Full Bath. Ping Pong, Pool Table, Baby Cribs (1) Crib, high chair, strollers, kids cars and little kids bikes, fishing gear...moreless
Two full Newly renovated Baths- Main Floor and Rec Room level
Big Alum Canoe,3 kayaks, 4 person paddleboat, bikes, sporting equipment, fishing gear, life jackets, kids toys, games,cars, Cross country skis, boots, poles, ice skates, hockey sticks , pucks, Ping Pong, Pool Table, Poker Table , chips etc. etc etc...moreless
A bunch of recent classic movies and a lot for the kids....moreless
Away From It All
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Local Services & Businesses
Private level waterfront with Sandy shallow entry into lake....moreless
Southern Facing house & deck overlooking pristine Rockwood Pond ...moreless
Our one and 1/2 acre property past the blueberry, strawberry, raspberry and blackberry bushes. Very gradual entry into the sandy bottomed crystal clear lake with big dock and swim platform. ...moreless
Early Summer May 1 - Jun 19, 2015 2 night min stay
$350 Fri, Sat
Summertime! Jun 20 - Sep 7, 2015 7 night min stay
Changeover Day: Saturday
Fall Fun, Foliage & Fests Sep 8 - Oct 31, 2015 2 night min stay
$350 Fri, Sat
Pumpkinfest Weekend Oct 16 - Oct 18, 2015 3 night min stay
$900 flat fee
Winter- The Quiet Time! Nov 1 - Apr 30, 2016 2 night min stay
$350 Fri, Sat
My Standard Rate 2 night min stay
$350 Fri, Sat
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay
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Refundable Damage Deposit$250
Please add 9% NH Tax to all rates
No Cleaning or Pet charge
Some holiday weekends have a premium
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Only 8 Miles to Mt Monadnock- The most climbed mountain in the world! See a great view of it halfway across the Lake. 12 MI to Keene, NH on Rte 12 always lots to do, eat, shop . 19 miles to Peterborough, NH, The 'Our Town' of Thornton Wilder fame and a very active arts, antiques, culture and theatrical center. Only 2 miles to downtown Fitzwilliam with a museum, antiques shops, the Fitzwilliam Inn for a classic New England Dinner. Real privacy on the property and yet so close to so many activities. In the winter with only 5 homes on the lake occupied, unbelievable quiet and stunning amounts of stars!
Year Purchased: 2008
About the owner: We used to run a Country Inn & Spa in Canada and have always enjoyed providing a fun and relaxing time for our guests. We do also own another Vacation Home on Forest Lake In Winchester,NH. We hope that you'll visit! - Paul & Anne
Why the Owner Chose Fitzwilliam: We own another home on Forest Lake VRBO # 24790 in Winchester, NH and love the area for all of its cultural, artistic, theatrical, and usually free activities. The peace & privacy of Rockwood Pond are very relaxing. There is excellent berry picking right on the property and a level waterfront with all the boats, paddles and lifejackets.
The Unique Benefits at this House: Peace & Privacy,Lots of Lake fun, wildlife viewing,great fishing, hiking on the level Rails To Trails or up Mt Monadnock, The most climbed Mtn in the World. Fantastic Fall Foliage, Terrific fishing, XC skiing, ice skating or snowmobiling on marked, groomed trails, or head off trail for some extreme riding and gliding!