About the property
- House2000 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights
4 Bdrm, 2 BA, Hot Tub, Firepit, Boats,Bikes, Ping Pong,Crystal Clear Lake, Fun!
Inquire today for a Memorable Lakefront Vacation in the Monadnock Region of Southwest NH. We very often are completely booked for Summer weeks by April!
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. Winter Time is terrific for a relaxing break from the Holiday season or go cross country skiing, snowshoeing or hiking from our door, then enjoy our wood or pellet stove or just turn on the modern forced air heat.
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, baking supplies, Weber BBQs both Gas & Charcoal 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, VCR and DVD) and a Queen hide-a-bed in the living room and crib allow for a peaceful nights rest after 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 because the state stocks Brown & Rainbow trout to complement the numerous Large mouths, Perch, and Horned Pout. Enjoy swimming off the 150 square foot floating dock, using our big 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 18 miles from the house. On a clear day you can see Boston, a 100 miles away! Horses and trail rides are less than a mile away and afterwards, rest those weary muscles in the Hot Tub with the Sunsets going right into shimmering Forest Lake and the crackling campfire right in view.
Winter brings cross country skiing right from the door with our 10 sets of skis, 12 sizes of boots & lots of skates,snowshoes, hockey sticks, snow shoes,Ice fishing 'jigs' and "The Wooden Zamboni" to make a nice rink 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, propane fireplace, or pellet stove.
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!
Also check out our other home on Rockwood Pond in Fitzwilliam, NH VRBO/181030.
Make sure to look at the unedited Guest Reviews just below to see what our previous guests thoughts were! No property in New Hampshire has more positive reviews!
Keywords: Lakefront,Fishing,swimming,boating,canoe,kayaks,gourmet,upscale,luxury,family,kids, pets, dogs,fun,year round,cross country skiing,skating,Snowshoeing
Paul & Anne Harris
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- within one hour
- English, French
- Calendar last updated:
- May 18, 2018
About Paul & Anne Harris
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!
Paul & Anne Harris purchased this House in 2002
Why Paul & Anne Harris 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. Funky Brattleboro, VT is only 14 quick highway miles away. All of that is contingent on being able to pull yourself away from all the boats, games, skis that we have at the house!
What makes this House unique
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! We always have a current list of things going on in the area, restaurant menus , maps, hiking guides etc.
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Bags of character
Lovely place, really homey with great amenities. Paul is quick to respond to ANY messages and is very helpful. We'll be back!
Pleasant Stay on Stunning Lake
Very fun property! We rented this house for my daughter's graduation from Keene State College... perfect location for a family gathering to celebrate. So many fun things to do, both inside the house and out on the lake. Amazing views, including sunsets, that can be viewed from the back deck. Sleeps many people comfortably, lots of seating - indoor and outdoor - for guests. Driveway can fit as many cars as you need. Everything you possibly need is in this house and SO MUCH MORE! Owner was very pleasant to work with, attentive, and easy to get ahold of when needed. Overall, AMAZING experience. I would strongly recommend this property.
great location with all the amenities
The perfect New Hampshire lake experience with a considerate, accommodating landlord dedicated to making the stay perfect. The house is perfect, comfortable, extremely well-equipped, with a stunning view of Forest Lake. Highly recommended.
Great House- Lots to do!
Terrific Lakefront Home with lots of room for everyone to either gather together or have their own space. Plenty of entertainment options ,from the surround sound ( inside and out) to the games, books, Ping Pong, Air Hockey, XC ski sets, ice skates, hockey equipment, snowshoes and sleds. When you're all done with that, get in the Hot Tub and dry off in front of the wood or pellet stove!
Lots of fun in the wintertime!
Super comfy, all amenities, Paul and Anne are great owners.
As advertised, but even better. The owners go out of their way to make sure we're comfortable and enjoying our stay.
Perfect place to be for the holidays!
We've returned to this property many times, but this was the first time we spent Christmas here. Paul and Anne had decorations, a tree with trimmings, and even Christmas-themed glass plates (we had never noticed them before). It was a cozy place to weather a major snowstorm, be with family, and appreciate nature, yet still be within reach of movie theaters and restaurants. Relaxing, fun and memorable.
Thanks, Paul and Anne!
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
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Please add 9% NH tax to all rates. NH Tax ID # 054223 No Pet charge. $70 Cleaning Fee Some Holidays and Special Events have a premium. Heavily discounted long term stays available- Please inquire! No large parties with non guests.