"What a glorious time we had at this exceptional mountain house! Perched atop a very steep unpaved driveway ( you do need a 4WD vehicle, or you can walk up and down it like we did-- if you don't enjoy exercise, bring the truck!) this home boasts the most magnificent views-- almost indescribable!
Each evening, the clouds settle in to completely obscure the mountain range, then, as the sun rises, the clouds gradually lift, revealing the mountains one by one-- it's like your own magic show.
We loved the location near Lancaster, an adorable town with lots of amenities but not touristy. Recommend the delicious food at the Moonbeam Cafe in town, we went there for our one meal out.
The home itself wants for nothing. It has a massive wrap around porch with adirondack chairs -- I spent one whole day of our trip on that porch just watching the mountains and meditating. The decor is cozy and mountain-themed, and the owners have thought of everything you might need-- rooms are stocked with all your kitchen amenities, laundry, extra blankets, etc.
Lou, the property's builder and caretaker, is lovely and so helpful. A huge storm downed several trees on the property while we were there, leaving us without power, and Lou was at the house within minutes. Fortunately, since the house was so well equipped with candles, flashlights and kerosene lanterns, we didn't mind the outage a bit. A candlelit night in the mountains is our idea of a good time.
We were just a couple and our toddler on this trip, but the house could have accommodated several more people without feeling cramped, because there are so many different hangout areas. A portion of the wrap around porch is screened in with doors that lock on each side, so our toddler was able to blissfully set up camp out there with his toys while we cooked meals, etc. Others might care about little tiny things like super slow internet, but we weren't there to be on the computer, so it didn't really faze us and we just used our smartphones when we needed to look up a local park or place we wanted to go. There are plenty of resident carpenter ants, but again, we only had to look beneath the kitchen sink to find extra ant traps, and once we put them out, no more ant parade. This place is absolutely fabulous if you want to have a home base for your NH adventures, or if you never even leave the porch. Blissful. Thanks to Kevin and Lou for taking such thoughtful care of this beautiful home. We can't wait to return."
Guest: Liz W.
Date of Stay: August 2014
Review Submitted: August 19, 2014