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Stunning 4 Season Lakefront Home with Hot Tub Open All Winter!!!!!!

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Front of house/parking/sandy play area with swings, basketball, volleyball, etc.


Last updated: 12/23/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Winchester house description

A Stunning Lakefront home on crystal clear,sandy bottomed, 110 acre Forest Lake at the junction of NH,VT,& MA will be your long awaited retreat in the whispering pines, shimmering lakes, and beautiful foliage of New Hampshire. Bring the kids & dogs or just enjoy by yourselves. The Great room with 25' high natural pine cathedral ceiling, skylights, entertainment center and fireplace is comfortably, casually, and uniquely furnished. Fall Foliage time is spectacular, both around the lake and on the many scenic drives nearby.

It looks out over the pristine Forest Lake that lends itself to a memorable vacation with family and friends. A fully equipped gourmet kitchen that incorporates a Jennair oven/range/grill, refrigerator/icemaker and dishwasher with all utensils, equipment, spices, condiments, etc. will make it difficult to try the eclectic restaurants in Keene, New Hampshire or historic Brattleboro, Vermont nearby.

The Four Bedrooms are 2 Queen beds, a Double, and the 4 season sun-porch with 2 single beds & Queen hide a bed (Great kid or teen suite with their own TV and VCR) and a Queen hide-a-bed in the living room and crib allow for a peaceful nights rest after a nice bath in the Jacuzzi tub or sitting in the private outdoor Hot Tub overlooking Forest Lake!

An additional living room/ sitting area with wood stove, AC and new half bath with full size washer & dryer gives you a chance to plan your day fishing,which is superb, swimming off the 150 square foot floating dock, using our canoe,3 kayaks, 4 person paddle boat, rafts on the lake, cross country or downhill skiing, snowmobiling on marked trails, antiquing and shopping in sales tax free NH, playing golf, hiking, biking, leaf-peeping, or attending one of the many auctions, flea markets concerts, shows or festivals in the area.

For a little exercise and a 100 mile view, climb Mt Monadnock, the most climbed Mtn in the world and only 15 miles from the house. Take the bikes down by the hobby farm with Llamas, goats, ducks, geese,lambs,horses etc. Horses and trail rides are less than a mile away and afterwards, rest those weary muscles in the new Hot Tub with the sun setting right into shimmering Forest Lake.

Winter brings cross country skiing right from the door,(10 sets of skis, 12 sizes of boots & lots of skates,snowshoes, hockey sticks and Ice fishing 'jigs' for your use!)big time downhill skiing within an hour, snowmobiling on marked trails,ice skating, sledding, ice fishing or just relaxing around the wood stove or propane fireplace.

Maybe best of all, just grab a book,snuggle in a chair by the fire,or on one of the 3 outdoor decks and just let your cares drift away as the sun slowly sets out over the lake!
We do tend to book up for the Summertime usually by months before, but also check out our new home on Rockwood Pond in Fitzwilliam, NH VRBO/181030.

Make sure to look at the unedited Guest Comments just below to see what our previous guests thoughts were!

Keywords: Lakefront,Fishing,swimming,boating,canoe,kayaks,gourmet,upscale,luxury,family,kids, pets,fun,year round,cross country skiing,skating,Snowshoeing


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Property Type

  • House
  • 2000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            25 yrs for responsible party....moreless

          • Children Welcome:

            The kids will have a blast and yet the property lends itself to keeping them on premises! Lots of games, toys and sporting equipment for all ages...moreless

          • Limited Accessibility
          • Non Smoking Only:

            If you must- please outside, ashtrays avail....moreless

          • Pets Considered:

            Your pets are always Welcome!! We have a run, leash, pooper scooper, dog dish,bed and lots of old tennis balls....moreless

          • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm

          Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


          • Bedroom 3: 1 double


          • Bedroom 4: 2 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon


          • Convertible bed(s): 1 sleep sofa /futon


          • Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1) Regular crib and Pac N Play, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) ...moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

            right near the bedrooms with 2 sinks...moreless

          • Bathroom 2: toilet

            Washer, Dryer, Toilet and sink off of Great Room...moreless

          Other Amenities

              • Also Check out our other home on Rockwood Pond in Fitzwilliam, NH!! VRBO #181030 with very similar amenities. Hot Tub overlooking the Lake!! Will entertain heavily discounted long term rental from Oct up to as long as June Kids & Pets are always Welcome!...moreless


              • Air Hockey
              • Audio Tape Player
              • Books
              • Books For Adults
              • Books For Kids
              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Game Room
              • Games
              • Games For Kids
              • MP3 Dock
              • Music Library:

                200 CD's with Controllable speakers in every room & outside. Ipod Dock...moreless

              • Ping Pong Table
              • Radio
              • Satellite / Cable:


              • Stereo
              • Television:

                (3) Living Room, Sunporch, Basement Rec room...moreless

              • Toys
              • VCR
              • Video Game Console:

                No Video game Consoles, but Karaoke machine and TVs have easy plug in for Video game consoles, But go outside and have real fun for a change!...moreless

              • Video Library:

                Approx 200 Movies on DVD & VCR Current Classics and lots for kids....moreless


              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities


              • Arboretum
              • Autumn Foliage
              • Botanical Garden
              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Forests
              • Library
              • Live Theater
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Pond
              • Restaurants
              • Waterfalls
              • Winery Tours

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Babysitter
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Laundromat
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Horseback Riding
              • Horseshoes
              • Miniature Golf
              • Outlet Shopping
              • Paddle Boating
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Sledding
              • Walking
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

              • Lake View:

                Great Western facing view- Incredible Sunsets!...moreless

              • Lakefront:

                100' of private lakefront with gradual sandy entry into the water. ...moreless

              • Mountain:

                Not far to Mt Monadnock- The most climbed Mtn in the world!...moreless

              • Mountain View
              • Rural

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Basketball Court
              • Cross Country Skiing
              • Cycling
              • Equestrian Events
              • Fishing
              • Fly Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Hunting
              • Hunting Big Game
              • Hunting Small Game
              • Ice Skating
              • Kayaking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Mountain Climbing
              • Mountaineering
              • Rafting
              • Rock Climbing
              • Roller Blading
              • Sailing
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
              • Skiing
              • Snorkeling
              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Snowboarding
              • Snowmobiling
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Water Skiing
              • Water Tubing
              • Whitewater Rafting


              • Child's Highchair
              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 10 people


              • Activities Guide
              • Air Conditioning:

                entire house air conditioned...moreless

              • Alarm Clock
              • Alarm System
              • Backpack
              • Basic Soaps
              • Broadband Access
              • Ceiling Fans
              • Clothes Dryer:

                Modern Full Size Electric...moreless

              • Computer Available:

                Wireless Broadband Cable Internet. Desktop computer with printer and speakers...moreless

              • Fireplace:

                Wood Stove and Propane Fireplace...moreless

              • Firewood
              • Fitness Room / Equipment:

                Some equipment, but hike the trails that start 200 yards from the house , or swim across the lake!...moreless

              • Free Long Distance:

                (4) Unlimited Long Distance to US , Canada and Puerto Rico...moreless

              • Garage:

                2 car modern with concrete floor,lots of bikes,kids cars, sporting equip,sleds,toys,firewood etc...moreless

              • Gas Fireplace
              • Hair Dryer
              • Heating:

                Modern Forced Air heat...moreless

              • Internet:

                Wireless Broadband Cable Internet...moreless

              • Iron & Board
              • Laundry Soap
              • Living Room:

                Cathedral Ceiling with glass wall overlooking the Lake- Incredible Sunsets!...moreless

              • Local Activities Guide
              • Local Maps
              • Local Restaurant Guide
              • PC
              • Paper Towels
              • Parking:

                parking for 5 cars...moreless

              • Parking Off Street:

                room for 5 cars...moreless

              • Shampoo
              • Sofa Bed
              • Telephone:


              • Telescope
              • Thermos Bottle
              • Toilet Paper
              • Washing Machine:

                Modern Full Size...moreless

              • Wireless Internet
              • Wood Stove:

                Unlimited well seasoned wood and outdoor fire pit...moreless


              • 4 Ring Stove
              • Blender
              • Coffee Grinder
              • Coffee Maker
              • Cooking Utensils:

                Everything, and we mean everything, you need, including spices,condiments,baking supplies,ice cream maker, blender, etc etc etc, etc...moreless

              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Dishwasher
              • Freezer
              • Grill
              • Ice Maker
              • Kitchen:

                Gourmet Kitchen with Everything, including spices, condiments,baking supplies,icemaker, dishwasher, griddle...moreless

              • Lobster Pot
              • Microwave
              • Oven
              • Pantry Items
              • Refrigerator:

                (2) with Icemaker.Extra Ref/Freezer in basement with additional gas stove and sink in basement rec room....moreless

              • Toaster


              • Balcony
              • Barbecue
              • Beach Chairs
              • Bicycles:

                a number of kid, teen & adult bikes, but feel free to bring your own, great riding in the area....moreless

              • Binoculars
              • Boat Dock
              • Boat With Paddles
              • Canoe
              • Child's Swing
              • Deck / Patio:

                (2) 3 separate decks on different levels- let the kids eat on one while you enjoy another....moreless

              • Inflatable Boat
              • Kayak / Canoe:

                Big canoe, 2 single & 1 double kayak, 4 person paddleboat. lots of lifejackets, paddles, inflatables etc...moreless

              • Large Cooler
              • Outdoor Grill
              • Outdoor Grill Gas
              • Pedal Boat
              • Raft
              • Sand Box
              • Ski & Snowboard:

                10 pairs of cross country skis, boots and poles. Also 10 pairs of adult and kids skates, hockey sticks and pucks, sleds etc....moreless

              • Small Cooler
              • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
              • Walkway To Water
              • Water Skis
              • Water Sports Gear:

                lifejackets of all sizes, paddles, goggles, swim fins, inflatables, etc...moreless

              • Wood Deck

              Payment Type

              • Discover
              • Mastercard
              • Visa

              Pool / Spa

              • Hot Tub:

                Off Very Private Back Deck overlooking the Lake, open roughly April to New Years- other times possible for an additional charge...moreless

              • Outdoor Hot Tub

              Forms Of Payment

                  • Accept Credit Card


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                  from 115 traveler reviews
                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Winter- The Quiet Time
                  Nov 1 - Apr 30, 2015
                  2 night min stay
                  $175 $300
                  Fri, Sat
                  $1,200 $2,400
                  Early Summer!
                  May 1 - Jun 19, 2015
                  2 night min stay
                  $200 $350
                  Fri, Sat
                  $1,700 $4,800
                  Jun 20 - Sep 7, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  $2,700 $9,900
                  Keene Pumpkinfest
                  Oct 16 - Oct 18, 2015
                  3 night min stay

                  flat fee
                  My Standard Rate
                  2 night min stay
                  $200 $350
                  Fri, Sat
                  $1,400 $2,400
                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                  Additional information about rental rates


                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
                  • Tax Rate 9%


                  Please add 9% NH tax to all rates. No cleaning or pet charge. Some Holidays and Special Events have a premium.

                  Heavily discounted long term stays available- Please inquire!

                  Cancellation policy:

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

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                  Last updated: 12/23/2014
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                  80 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Manchester,NH; Boston, Hartford, Albany less than
                  9 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Plenty in Keene
                  15 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Pitch & putt to Championship 6 courses less than
                  14 Miles
                  Nearest Train
                  Brattleboro, VT
                  14 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  9 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Lots in Keene
                  15 Miles
                  Nearest Ski
                  Many Major areas under 50 mi Granite Gorge is

                  Car: Necessary

                  Both 9 hole & 18 hole courses and minigolf, go cart racing within 15 miles) Tennis, Bowling, Antiques (& Junque!) Auctions 2-4/week, Fall Foliage, Mtn climbing, great fishing ( state stocks every year), horseback riding, hunting,great bike and motorcycle riding, Ice Skating, Ice Fishing, cross country skiing, snow tubing,snowmobiling from the lake to anywhere in New England


                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2002

                  About the owner: We used to run a Country Inn and Spa in Canada. While we certainly enjoy our homes when we can, we really have fun providing an enjoyable and relaxing time for our guests, who do seem to return year after year. We'd like you to be one of them!

                  Why the Owner Chose Winchester:
                  The town of Keene, NH, 9 miles north has a wide and constant variety of things to do, with it's 3 universities and very active merchants assoc. The main downtown, with 60 shops & restaurants, with no national chains is very unique. There are all the 'Big Box' stores on the outskirts of Keene.

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  Forest Lake is very protected from prevailing winds, so it warms quickly in the Spring and freezes quickly in the Winter. As a mostly summer seasonal lake, from early fall to late Spring, you own the lake! We have all the boats and sports equipment for a fun filled vacation any time of the year!

                  Contact us

                  Speaks: english

                  Links to more information:



                  • Front of house/parking/sandy play area with swings, basketball, volleyball, etc.

                    Front of house/parking/sandy play area with swings, basketball, volleyball, etc.

                  • Another Busy morning on Forest Lake!

                    Another Busy morning on Forest Lake!

                  • View out back over Forest Lake- Sunsets right off all of the 3 decks!

                    View out back over Forest Lake- Sunsets right off all of the 3 decks!

                  • Al Fresco Dining with the Sunset!

                    Al Fresco Dining with the Sunset!

                  • Busy afternoon on Forest Lake

                    Busy afternoon on Forest Lake

                  • Queen size Bedroom

                    Queen size Bedroom

                  • Additional Living Room with AC and Wood Stove

                    Additional Living Room with AC and Wood Stove

                  • Al Fresco dining overlooking the Lake

                    Al Fresco dining overlooking the Lake

                  • Main Bathroom

                    Main Bathroom

                  • Great Room overlooking Forest Lake with lots of entertainment options

                    Great Room overlooking Forest Lake with lots of entertainment options

                  • Gourmet Kitchen with Everything!

                    Gourmet Kitchen with Everything!

                  • Nap with views!

                    Nap with views!

                  • What better way to end the Day

                    What better way to end the Day

                  • Kayaks,Canoes, life jackets all for your enjoyment

                    Kayaks,Canoes, life jackets all for your enjoyment

                  • Another Bedroom overlooking Forest Lake

                    Another Bedroom overlooking Forest Lake

                  • 4 Season Sunporch that can be closed off from the House

                    4 Season Sunporch that can be closed off from the House

                  • Woodstove for a toasty evening

                    Woodstove for a toasty evening

                  • Swing into your vacation!

                    Swing into your vacation!

                  VRBO #24790

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                  This listing was first published here in 2003.

                  Date last modified - Thursday, December 25, 2014

                  $175 - $386 per night (USD)

                  4 Bedroom / 1.5 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 10

                  View calendar: Updated 12/23/14
                  Minimum stay: 2-7 nights
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                  Speaks: english
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