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June & September inquiries welcomed, July & August no longer available

Sleeps16
Bedrooms 8
Bathrooms3
Half Baths2
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Lodge, 8 Bedrooms, 3 + 2(1/2) Baths, (Accommodates 16 Maximum )

The eight-bedroom Lodge, built in 1907 as a family summer cottage, accommodates sixteen very comfortably and is a great house for large family or group gatherings. The Lodge is a traditional shingle-style lake house that has been lovingly maintained by four generations of the same New England family.

The Lodge offers thirteen sunny, many-windowed rooms that capture lake breezes. A fieldstone fireplace and a 45-foot wrap-around lakefront screened porch distinguish this gracious summer property. Its shaded yard, gently sloping waterfront lawn and naturalized perennial gardens create a relaxing, private environment. The Lodge is located on a westerly-facing shoreline, offering expansive water views and beautiful sunsets along 150 feet of private waterfront. It also features a 24-foot permanent dock, a floating swim raft, and one additional boat mooring.

Our guests have embraced the ambiance of our traditional lakefront Lodge:

“I stayed at “The Lodge” with a family group of thirteen for a week in July 2009. It was a great experience and we all hope to return someday. We found the house to be well kept - very clean and in good condition. The rooms were all comfortable and nicely furnished. One of the best features was the large wrap-around screened-in porch where our entire family ate dinner every night and watched some of the most amazing sunsets any of us had ever seen. The lakefront was awesome with a very nice boat dock, a swim-float that our kids loved (ages 11-21), plus comfortable chairs, shady trees, a hammock, a tree swing and more. I highly recommend this place. It has one of the best views you can find on the lake and it’s a great value… and as an added plus, the owners are very nice people.” Brian M., Andover, MA

“Some of our fondest summer memories have been created in this beautiful summer home. My children love to fall asleep to the sound of the loons, and there was nothing better than sitting on the porch at the end of the day as the sun sets over the lake. We’ve enjoyed staying here with a large group, where there is plenty of room for everyone. We loved going to Wawbeek (The Lodge), my daughter just asked me the other day when we were visiting again!” Nancy S., North Berwick, ME

The Wawbeek Shore is easily accessible to Wolfeboro (8 miles south), Melvin Village (2 miles north), and Center Harbor (8 miles north), several of Lake Winnipesaukee's most charming historic towns. A nearby caretaker is available to address property and local area questions.

Keywords: Lodge

More Details

Owner
Bruce Fernald
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
January 14, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

We were looking for a vacation home for a family reunion and are very grateful that we discovered The Lodge on Lake Winnipesaukee! We had 16 people and were pleasantly surprised that there was plenty of room for our group and we never felt crowded.



The kitchen was very well equipped and we could eat in the dining area or on the screened porch. The living areas were very comfortable with plenty of spots to lounge. And the screened porch was a great space to hang out at any time of the day. We ate many meals there and took in the spectacular sunsets.



The house was very clean, well equipped, and lovingly cared for by the family. The bedding was excellent with freshly cleaned comforters, mattress pads and pillows, and there were plenty of bathrooms. There were also lots of puzzles, games, nick-knacks, and books to browse.

There was plenty of lawn furniture and the large lawn provided space for our group to spread out and still have room for lawn games. The dock easily accommodated a 22’ pontoon boat, and besides the floating swim raft there was an extra mooring for a floating trampoline.

The loons greeted us every morning and a bald eagle hung out in the pine trees next to the house. Our kids enjoyed fishing off the dock and shore, and morning walks up to Abenaki Tower were a good way to start the day.



The location was great. It was a 15 minute drive to Wolfeboro if anything was needed, and a 15 minute evening boat ride (or 5 minute car ride) to 19 Mile Bay for an ice cream at Pier 19.



The Fernald family was very easy to work with and very responsive and accommodating. The Lodge is a wonderful, classic lake house and we thank the Fernalds for sharing it with our family and we look forward to returning for another great vacation on the lake.



- Dan C
Jul 2017
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Amenities

Tuftonboro Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , On Second floor, access from hallway
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , On second floor, access from front two bedrooms
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , Second floor, access from Bedroom #3
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Second floor, access from bedroom #4
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , First floor
Bedrooms:
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 8 - 5 queen , 1 double , 5 twin/ single
  • Queen size Beds (5), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (5) option to convert two sets of twin beds into two king beds
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

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June & September inquiries welcomed, July & August no longer available
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews
5

Great Family Retreat

  • 5 of 5

it just dawned on me that we had not submitted a review when my sister in law and I were talking about trying to do another vacation and reflected back on this one Our family, my husband's sister and family as well as their parents all came together here. We had a total of 11 people in our group (5 teenagers/6 adults). We spent a week at the house and had a wonderful time. The weather was a bit cool for the time of year but we still managed to have fun on the lake and around town. We towed our boat and were able to keep it at the dock. We took a couple of trips to Wolfeboro by boat and traveled to Meredith one day. The kids had a great time tubing in spite of the chilly weather. The house was great for all of us. Plenty of room in the kitchen and dining area, a great living room to hang out but the best was the screened in porch. We ate many of our meals out there and just hung out. We were fortunate to have a couple of incredible sunsets from the porch. The kids found the closet full of games and there was even an old bingo set with the wire cage for the balls. We played lots of games, read, hung out and just relaxed. The house was clean and well stocked. We really had a great time and were sad to leave. Would highly recommend this home to other families. Great vacation.

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Franklin , MA
5

Great place for a family reunion

  • 5 of 5

Our extended family gets together every other year. One year Vancouver, one year Duck, NC, one year Cape Cod, this was one of our favorites. The Lodge is right on the water with plenty of room to move around and everyone can find their favorite place to read, relax, swim, canoe, access the Internet and explore. When we were there an eagle swooped on the lake, caught a fish and flew to a tree on the property for its feast. The loons at night were magical. There is plenty to do in the area, including the Castle in the Clouds, Wolfboro shopping and boat rentals, the Mt. Washington sightseeing boat from Center Harbor and Wolfboro. The house was clean, well equipped with puzzles, games, cable TV, and the owners are a pleasure to deal with. For a true lake house experience, this fits the bill.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2013
  • Stayed: June 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cape Cod, Massachusetts
5

Great place to relax and enjoy family and nature.

  • 5 of 5

Our family gathered at the Lake House for a week in July. Five children, their spouses and eight grandchildren came from five different states. As we continue to reflect on our time, we recall how peaceful and comfortable our time together was. The house is located on the east shore of the lake and every evening we enjoyed a spectacular sunset, each one different as the sun set over the lake and behind the mountains.

The kitchen had recently been renovated and the eating and sleeping arrangements were excellent. Our family enjoyed swimming in the clear waters and to a float. We also enjoyed canoeing along the shore.

It was one of the most relaxing vacations we had and months later we are still talking about it as we enjoy over 1000 photos.

The facility was "as advertised," clean, well maintained and the owner was helpful in answering our questions. We would recommend it to others and look forward to returning sometime in the future.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2010
  • Stayed: July 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rhode Island
5

Sue & Family, RI

  • 5 of 5

The Lodge at Wawbeek is an absolutely beautiful place, inside and out. My large family group and I were more than comfortable in the lovely house with its spacious rooms and homey furnishings. The newly renovated kitchen is so pretty and it is stocked with all the "tools" you need. The spacious lakefront offers breathtaking views, crystal clear water and a tree swing that was loved by all. The owners are so nice and extremely accommodating. We all can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2010
  • Stayed: July 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hampton NH
5

4 generations of family fun!

  • 5 of 5

My extended family spent the last week of July at this wonderful lodge on the lake. We covered every age from 9 to 90 and everyone enjoyed themselves immensely. Early risers enjoyed calm quiet waters for fishing, kayaking and other paddle sports. As the day went on, swimmers sunbathed on the floating dock and boaters had plenty of activities to keep themselves busy. Some of us chose to cozy up on the large wrap around porch with a good book. In the evenings, the sunset was spectacular, the loons peaceful, and the board games got quite competitive! This lodge is kept in amazing condition. Everything works perfectly and is well maintained. The kitchen is brand new and stocked with anything you might possible need. With eight bedrooms everyone had plenty of space and a comfortable bed to sleep in. The kitchen and porch were big enough to accommodate our large family dinners, and there are lots of little sitting areas throughout the house. We created memories that will stay with us for a lifetime and are already talking about returning next year!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2010
  • Stayed: July 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Atlanta, GA
5

Homesick for the Wawbeek Lodge

  • 5 of 5

My 3 siblings and our families (14 of us total) vacationed together and quickly made ourselves at home in this beautiful, rambling lodge. We made the trip from our respective homes in GA, NC, and MI and enjoyed a week's respite from a summer heat wave. The kitchen is newly renovated and is well equipped with brand new large and small appliances (including a microwave and food processor) plus pots, pans and ample plates, glasses and cutlery. The lodge is aesthetic appealing and comfortable. We sunned by the lake during the day and enjoyed the screened-in porch overlooking the lake during the evenings. There were plenty of options for day trips for antique shopping and sight-seeing. We were sad when our week's rental was up and vowed to do it again next year. We now feel homesick when we look at the pictures!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2010
  • Stayed: June 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $350
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 9.0%

Pillows, blankets and bedspreads included...Excluded are sheets and towels

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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