Retreat or Reunion Home with Grand Porch and Views of Mountain and Lake(15 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Property type:Cottage
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
8 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, sleeps 18
Spacious 'turn-of-the-century' three-season retreat house nestled on 15 acres of woods with waterfront access to Silver Lake. Perfect for small group retreats and family reunions or just a quiet time away from it all. Located two hours from Boston and three miles from picturesque Harrisville. Relax on the porch which overlooks Mt. Monadnock and Sliver Lake, one of the most pristine lakes in NH. Lovely 7 minute walk through the woods to the waterfront with boathouse, dock, canoe and row boat. Great swimming, fishing and boating. Well equipped kitchen with two pantries, dining room (seats 20+) with fireplace, and living room. For cooler weather, gas heating stoves in kitchen and living room. Two bedrooms on first floor. Screened-in porch off second floor master bedroom, six bedrooms on second floor. Great hiking (Mt. Monadnock 8 miles away), biking, boating, swimming, bird watching, berry picking in season. Pet friendly.
Member since: 2008
- 3629 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 18
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Considered
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
Bedrooms: 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18, Beds for 18
Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
- Six toilets, four tubs and two showers
- Row boat, canoe, life jackets, dock and boathouse; waterfront is not a sandy beach, however water's edge has a lovely flat rock for easy access to swimming and wading; possible to bring motor boat. No bathroom facilities at the waterfront. At house a large porch with many rockers, picnic table; large yard with volleyball net if wanted; hiking trails and paths; gas grill, second refrigerator provided. Hand towels provided in kitchen and bathrooms. Linens and bath towels provided....moreless
- Books For Adults
- Books For Kids
- DVD Player
- Games For Kids
- Ping Pong Table
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Autumn Foliage
- Coin Laundry
- Live Theater
Local Services & Businesses
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Lake View:
- Mountain View:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Golf Privileges Optional
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Water Skiing
- Water Tubing
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Room
- Seating for 20 people
- Activities Guide
- Alarm Clock
- Basic Soaps
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Local Activities Guide
- Local Maps
- Local Restaurant Guide
- Paper Towels
- Parking Off Street
- Thermos Bottle
- Tiled Stove
- Toilet Paper
- Towels Provided
- 4 Ring Stove
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Lobster Pot
- Pantry Items
- Beach Chairs
- Boat Dock
- Boat With Paddles
- Inflatable Boat
- Kayak / Canoe:
- Lawn / Garden:
- Outdoor Grill:
- Porch / Veranda:
- Screen Porch / Veranda
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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Rates are based on 18 guests; add $75 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $200
- Tax Rate 9%
Rates do not include 9% NH rental tax which will be added into the total amount due.
Advance deposit of $500 is requested to secure the rental.
Full amount due 3 weeks prior to renting.
Security deposit of $200 is required and will be returned upon inspection after renting.
To secure the rental, sign rental agreement and send check or money order for $500. The Balance is due three weeks prior to renting. The balance includes the $200 damage deposit and 9% NH rental tax.
Manager's cancellation policy:
50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Mt. Monadnock is 8 miles south of the Monadnock Manse. Harrisville Designs Yarn Store is 3 miles into Harrisville. Antique shops, local crafts, golf, many lakes and ponds surround the area. Silver Lake is known to be the most pristine lake in Southern New Hampshire.
Other Activities: Monadnock Music, Apple Hill Music, Peterborough Players, contra dances, town fairs and festivals
Year Purchased: 1949
About: I live in Northampton, MA and work in the public health field. I have managed the Monadnock Manse since 2000. I have two grown daughters and a husband and we all love vacationing every season on Silver Lake with our extended family.
Why Harrisville, NH, USA:
My dad who is in the picture (whose ancestors came from Nelson and Jaffrey) bought the property when he was 30 years old and spent every summer fixing it up so I have many memories of painting, climbing ladders, chopping wood and swinging a hammer. (We had fun too!) My mother was a really good baker, so blueberry pie was a summer favorite. Here in the picture I have a strawberry rhubarb pie for dad on Fathers Day. He loved sitting on the porch, looking out onto the lake and mountain in his later years. This house, now called the Monadnock Manse was build in three sections (1889, 1900 and 1910) by Dr. George R. Dinsmoor of Keene, a veteran of the Civil War and a descendant of Governor Samuel Dinsmoor. Dr. Dinsmoor was a well-known surgeon of the time who lived in Keene. He sadly lived his last years suffering from paralysis and died at the age of 60. I believe that Dr. Dinsmoor enjoyed this house because it was a place for rejuvenation, relaxation and recovery. The builder and designer was Cassius M. White of Keene. There were originally 49 double hung windows with 18 panes in the top sash and single pane at the bottom, two chimneys, eight bedrooms and 6 bathrooms. The original siding was dark weathered singles. The building materials were shipped up from Boston by train to the Chesham depot and then taken by a horse drawn cart to the site of the building. The house was owned by Anna Louise Heath when my dad, Richard B. Hardy bought it in 1949. It was called “Ledge Lodge” because of all the granite rock around and under the house. In the 1950's our family re-named it Monadnock Manse and the lakefront was purchased so that we could have our own place for swimming, boating and fishing.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
This summer home is a uniquely, authentic large cottage with the charm of the "On Golden Pond" setting. Spacious enough for three generations to gather for family vacations/reunions. Modern conveniences of Wifi, Roku for Netflix, and a sound system on the first floor add to the well equipped kitchen and dining area for accommodating larger groups. The porch is a favorite place for dining, conversation, ping-pong, yoga or meditating. Often the loons on the lake can be heard calling as they fly overhead. There is fun for children with large yard for whiffle ball, tether ball, badminton, volleyball, or croquet. Lots of back roads for walking and bicycling; hiking trails nearby. The lake (2 miles long, 1/2 mile wide, and 90 feet deep) is spring-fed and wonderful for swimming, fishing, kayaking and boating. Small mouth bass and trout are often caught. In mid July-mid August , blueberry bushes surround the house and produce berries for your baking needs. Spring season has the advantage of long days and the fall season brings beautiful views of fall foliage where ever you look. The surrounding area has historical villages to visit, music, theater and great restaurants. Keene is 20 minutes away and the best place for shopping and movies. We are 3 hours from Boston and 4.5 hours from NYC.
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Monadnock Manse on Silver Lake
Large kitchen with table
Living room with comfortable couches and chairs
Twin Bed in Green Master Bedroom and entrance to sitting porch with view of lake
View of Mt. Monadnock from the Green Room
The White Twin Bedroom overlooking lake
Full Size Bedroom which adjoins a twin bedroom; view of lake
Claw foot bath tub
The relaxing porch that wraps around for views of Silver Lake and Mt. Monadnock
Dock, boat and view of mountain
Back porch entrance view
Kitchen with gas stove for heat
View into living room
Living room with gas stove for the cooler weather
The Green Master Bedroom (Queen)
Screened Sitting Porch off of Green Master Bedroom
Brass Twin Beds overlooking the lake
Spacious Queen Bedroom with adjoining bath
Bathroom with shower
The waterfront and dock
Boathouse view from the dock
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