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Stunning 4 Season Lakefront with Hot Tub!

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


Last updated: 07/06/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Winchester house description

Book now for Fall Foliage and Festival time!
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 or floating lounge chairs 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

Property Type

  • 1 story
  • House
  • 2000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • 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

          • Pets Considered:

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

          • Non Smoking Only:

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

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            25 yrs for responsible party....moreless

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Limited Accessibility

          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

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Cooking Utensils:

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

          • Kitchen:

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

          • Refrigerator:

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

          • Dining Area Seats:


          • Child's Highchair
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Ice Maker
          • Pantry Items
          • Dishwasher
          • Freezer
          • Oven
          • Microwave
          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Seating for 10 people


          • Fitness Room / Equipment:

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

          • Garage:

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

          • Living Room:

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

          • Wood Stove:

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

          • Fireplace:

            Wood Stove and Propane Fireplace...moreless

          • Parking Off Street:

            room for 5 cars...moreless

          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board
          • Gas Fireplace

          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


              • 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

              • Music Library:

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

              • Video Library:

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

              • Television:

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

              • Satellite / Cable:


              • DVD Player
              • VCR
              • Stereo
              • CD Player
              • Air Hockey
              • Books
              • Game Room
              • Games
              • Ping Pong Table
              • Toys


              • Computer Available:

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

              • Free Long Distance:

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

              • Broadband Access
              • Wireless Internet

              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 Features

                  • Kayak / Canoe:

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

                  • Bicycles:

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

                  • Deck / Patio:

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

                  • Water Sports Gear:

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

                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Balcony
                  • Wood Deck
                  • Outdoor Grill Gas


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

                  Location & View

                  • Lakefront:

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

                  • Lake View:

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

                  • Rural


                  • Autumn Foliage
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Hunting
                  • Equestrian Events
                  • Skiing
                  • Golf
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Mountaineering
                  • Roller Blading
                  • Sailing
                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Basketball Court
                  • Rafting
                  • Snowboarding
                  • Snowmobiling
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Water Tubing
                  • Whitewater Rafting
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Hiking
                  • Hunting Big Game
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Hunting Small Game
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Botanical Garden
                  • Churches
                  • Cinemas
                  • Library
                  • Museums
                  • Playground
                  • Pond
                  • Forests
                  • Live Theater
                  • Restaurants
                  • Waterfalls
                  • Winery Tours
                  • Arboretum
                  • Antiquing
                  • Walking
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Outlet Shopping
                  • Paddle Boating
                  • Boating
                  • Horseshoes
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Sledding
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital
                  • Medical Services
                  • Ice Skating


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                  from 107 traveler reviews
                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Jun 28 - Sep 6, 2014
                  7 night min stay

                  Fall Foliage
                  Sep 7 - Oct 31, 2014
                  2 night min stay
                  $200 $350
                  Fri, Sat
                  $1,700 $4,800
                  Winter- The Quiet Time
                  Nov 1 - Apr 30, 2015
                  2 night min stay
                  $200 $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 11, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  $2,700 $9,900
                  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: 07/06/2014
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                  80 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Manchester,NH; Boston, Hartford, Albany less than
                  14 Miles
                  Nearest Train
                  Brattleboro, VT
                  14 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  9 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Plenty in Keene
                  15 Miles
                  Nearest Ski
                  Many Major areas under 50 mi Granite Gorge is
                  15 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Pitch & putt to Championship 6 courses less than
                  9 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Lots in Keene

                  Car: Necessary

                  (Pitch & Putt 1 mi, 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 on the weekends, 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 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!

                  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

                  • One of the 2 updated bathrooms

                    One of the 2 updated bathrooms

                  • 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

                  VRBO #24790

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                  This listing was first published here in 2003.

                  Date last modified - Monday, June 30, 2014

                  $200 - $386 per night (USD)

                  4 Bedroom / 1.5 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 10

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                  Minimum stay: 2-7 nights
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