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Lake Country Summer Vacations for Adults, Families / Hanover Area

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Sandy beach, great swimming and boating, beautiful lake and mountain views


Last updated: 08/01/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Colby lake cottage is a classic summer lakeside home on Upper Baker Pond, Orford NH. Experience a New England summer vacation, rural and private, 1200 feet of shoreline and 7 acres of open fields and woodsy areas. The kitchen is equipped for you to prepare quick meals or gourmet dinners. A gas grill and picnic table are right outside your kitchen door on the deck. Sit on the covered porch with your morning coffee and watch the loons. How about a day at the lake. Just 25 steps to the beach and there you are ready to jump in for a morning dip. You’ll have use of kayaks, rowboats, a canoe and a sail boat. How are you at ping pong, horseshoes, or badminton? Play tether ball, and bocce. Toss a football, have a game of catch, throw your dog a ball. You are 35 minutes north of Dartmouth/Hanover NH and it's wealth of cultural activities. The cottage shares the 7 acres with one other guest cottage and the property manager's cottage. The 7 acres is named Sunset Ranch.

Restaurants, Groceries, Organic, & Farm Stands : The region has many restaurants, from fast food to fine dining. Two in Orford are Ariana's and Peyton Place. Cross the bridge into Fairlee VT and you'll find Leda's Pizza, and the Fairlee Diner. A few other popular eating places are Colatina's(Italian) in Bradford VT. and Stella's in Lyme, NH. Thai Orchid, Molly's Balloon, and Jesse's Steak Seafood & Tavern in Hanover. For breakfast or lunch try the Fairlee Diner in Fairlee or Plain Jane's Diner in Rumney.
For your groceries, Wings in Fairlee, Hannafords and Super Wal-Mart in Plymouth,Hannaford's in Bradford, Shawnees in Wentworth. Three Co-Ops located in Hanover have excellent organic groceries. Local farm stands are in Orford, Fairlee, Bradford and many other Upper Valley towns.


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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6

  • Master Bedroom: 1 king, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Queen Sleeper Sofa...moreless

  • 2nd Bedroom: 1 double


  • The large 18' x 17' second floor master bedroom has a king bed. 6 windows with wonderful views of the lake, mountains, and grounds. 2 dressers, a wardrobe unit, chairs, an air conditioner, ceiling fan and the full bath complete the master suite. If you prefer, the king bed can be converted to two XL twins. The first floor 2nd bedroom has a full bed, dresser, night stand, air conditioner and the half bath. A queen sleeper sofa in the living room completes the sleeping accommodations....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 2 Half Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • The cottage has been designed and equipped for your comfort and convenience. All bed linens, blankets, bath towels, plastic and paper products are provided. Free local and long distance calls within the US & Canada. Also provided for you are laundry products, bath and kitchen soaps. Wireless Internet Access is available from your cottage. A fire pit is available for evening marshmallow toasting and camp fires. An out building, Smith Cabin, is centrally located on the grounds. Smith Cabin houses the washer/dryer, as well as the sports equipment, board games, puzzles, DVD's, books, magazines, chess and checkers....moreless


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Board games...moreless

  • Games For Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Caves
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Pond
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Theme Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Lake
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Tubing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Lots of light, Lake Views!...moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker:

    Keurig and Mr. Coffee...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Grill
  • Kitchen:

    Full kitchen...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat:

    Row boat and small sailboat...moreless

  • Boat Dock
  • Boat With Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Golf:


  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Raft
  • Sailboat
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway To Water
  • Wood Deck

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


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Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 27 - Aug 28, 2015
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

Late Season
Aug 29 - Sep 4, 2015
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning $0
  • Tax Rate 9%


Refundable Security/Damage Deposit: $400.00

Accepted Payment: Master Card, VISA,Discover, American Express, PayPal, Check

No Cleaning Fee, No Pet Fee, No Linen Fee, No Damage Insurance Fee, Free Washer and Dryer

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Last updated: 08/01/2015
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86 Miles
Nearest Airport
Manchester Airport, New Hampshire
11 Miles
Nearest Golf
Lake Morey CC, Fairlee, Vermont
33 Miles
Nearest Train
White River Junction, Vermont
11 Miles
Nearest Motorway
I-91 Exit 15

Car: Necessary

The lakefront cottage, located in the Upper Valley Region of NH & VT is on Upper Baker Pond, 10 miles east of Orford, NH's main street. Summer vacationing in the area is a wonderful experience for adults and families. Plan on visiting Hanover NH, 35 minutes south, home to Dartmouth College with it's many events and cultural activities. Dartmouth's Hopkins Center for the Arts has theatre, concerts, and art exhibits. A short walk from your cottage is the Appalachian Trail. Follow the trail and climb Mt. Cube. Another local hiking favorite is Mt Moosilauke in Warren NH. Take the family to Polar Caves in Rumney NH or Lost River in North Woodstock NH and spend the day exploring the caves. An adventure, hot air ballooning in nearby Post Mills, VT. Plymouth NH, 25 minutes SE, a destination for cultural events and the gateway to the White Mountains. Golfing in Fairlee VT and Bradford VT. The shoppers in your group will find antique shops, flea markets, and destination shopping at Farm-Way.


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  • Sandy beach, great swimming and boating,
beautiful lake and mountain views

    Sandy beach, great swimming and boating, beautiful lake and mountain views

  • Lake and mountain views

    Lake and mountain views

  • Who's cooking?

    Who's cooking?

  • Summer comfort with scenic views

    Summer comfort with scenic views

  • 2nd Bedroom

    2nd Bedroom

  • Go for a sail

    Go for a sail

  • Waterfront recreation area

    Waterfront recreation area

  • Spacious grounds

    Spacious grounds

  • Clean, fresh water,
sandy swim area, gradual slope

    Clean, fresh water, sandy swim area, gradual slope

  • Fishing dock

    Fishing dock

  • Step out to your deck, picnic table and gas grill

    Step out to your deck, picnic table and gas grill

  • Spacious master bedroom, king bed, full bath

    Spacious master bedroom, king bed, full bath

  • Relax at the Beach

    Relax at the Beach

  • Swim area

    Swim area

  • Many activities are available

    Many activities are available

  • Pet friendly

    Pet friendly

Minimum stay: 1-7 nights
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