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Brookside Cottage Close to Skiing, Golfing, and Lake

Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House and guest house, 5 Bedrooms, 3 Bath, (Sleeps 6-12)

Bennington Trail Retreat

This bright and sunny 3 bedroom brook-side country cottage with 2 bedroom guest house on 13 acres in the Monadnock region sleeps 6-12 comfortably. The house is simply but comfortably furnished with everything you need while away from home. In winter, hike, x-country ski, or snowmobile from the front door. In summer, listen to the babbling brook from the large screened-in wrap-around porches, private deck, or spacious yard, or swim in beautiful Lake Whittemore a short walk away. The house is located at the beginning of the Bennington Trail, giving access to many beautiful hiking trails, several that take you to the summit of Crotched Mountain.

The house is ideally located within 5 miles of skiing or golfing at Crotched Mountain and kayaking or fishing on the Contoocook River, Powdermill Pond, or Otter Lake in Greenfield State Park. Peterborough and its many recreational and cultural attractions is only 20 minutes away, while Mount Monadnock and the city of Keene are both a short 45 minute drive.

The house is equipped with one kayak, lawn games like croquet and bocce, beach toys and chairs, sleds, and board games for your use. There is also a newly completed 1 mile mountain bike/hiking loop in the back woods.

Rent the main house for $135 per night plus $100 cleaning fee or rent both houses for $215 per night plus $175 cleaning fee.

Keywords: farmhouse, cottage, guest house

More Details

Ericka and Alfie Alschuler
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
December 4, 2017


Bennington House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , only bathroom in main house
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , first floor of guest house
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , 2nd floor of guest house
  • 3-one in main house and 2 in guest house
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , 2nd floor of guest house
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 2nd floor of main house
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 2nd floor of main house
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1st floor of main house
    Convertible bed(s) - In main house living area
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , 1st floor of guest house
  • Queen size Beds (2) one in main house and one in guest house, Double Beds (1) second floor of main house, Twin or Single Beds (6) two in main house and 2 in each room of guest house, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Sofa bed in living room of main house
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Brookside Cottage Close to Skiing, Golfing, and Lake
average rating of 4.769231 based on 26 reviews

Bennington House

  • 5 of 5

We were glad to have this house as a base for travel in the area, visiting family and friends in Concord, Keene and Connecticut. It was a convenient location for this purpose and a comfortable, quiet (!) place to unwind between trips. There was little time to enjoy the nearby environment except for a quick dawn hike up Crotched Mountain on the trail just a short walk from the house, and another quick visit at dusk to appreciate the swimming beach just a half-mile away. We could see that this would be a great place to call home on a ski vacation, or for a more relaxed summer itinerary. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Super fun

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time!!! Very nice neighborhood. Lots of space for all us to relax and enjoy our time!!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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peaceful and relaxing

  • 4 of 5

we love it the fact NO TV perfect for not sitting around doing nothing .we played games as a family which was super,everyone was involved . needs some updating overall great ,

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect family reunion spot!

  • 5 of 5

We rented both houses. They accommodated 12 of us very comfortably. The screened in porch was a lovely place to convene. We got some delicious Italian food from Rick & Diane's in Antrim. We rented paddleboards at EMS and spent hours kayaking, swimming, and paddleboarding on Lake Whittemore. We are fussy about our lakes because we all love to swim, and the lake was very clean and pleasant without motorboats! It has a pair of loons, and we saw an eagle and a great blue heron! The cottages are clean, beds are comfy, and the sleeping was good with cool NH breezes. You have all the amenities you need, everything from games, a kayak to a washer and dryer. All our guests said they would happily stay there again! Thank you for this wonderful setting for our family reunion!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you enjoyed your stay in Bennington and are happy you got to see some of the great wildlife. If you consider coming again, please note that we give a discount to returning guests!
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wonderful family house with great porches and nearby swimming lake

  • 4 of 5

Great place for a lot of people since we rented the additional cottage ..2 rooms very modern and nice.. the main house is well equipped but 6 people using the one bath can be interesting . Upstairs in main house the rooms are basic and beds not that comfy BUT the enclosed porches and outdoor decks are awesome and kitchen well stocked . The nearby lake is wonderful and we swam in June multiple times . hosts are easy to communicate with and neighborhood quiet and peaceful .Advise taking groceries and supplies as Benington is off the beaten track .. thats the joy of it and we would definitely come back here.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely quaint place

  • 5 of 5

Overall a very nice home. Nice new appliances, great washer and dryer for extended stay. Great communication from owner. Clean and quiet place. Only a couple of minuses. One for beds in the main house, downstairs bed very Upstairs single beds have no box springs and somewhat suspect wood support, so for small adults and kids only. Only one bathroom in main house. There was a smattering of ants, nothing serious just a few. However would certainly recommend for families as there is plenty of sleeping arrangements available, and kitchen was reasonably stocked and more than adequate.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed our home. Thank you for the feedback. We replaced the boxsprings and frames of both the queen bed and the double bed in the main house this month so they no longer squeak or sag. The twin beds in the main house are old fashioned frames but we replaced the old springs with solid platforms and they have worked well so far.
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Nearest Golf
6.8 Miles
Crotched Mountain Golf Club and Resort
Nearest Restaurant
1.8 Miles
The Common Place Eatery
Nearest Ski
4.9 Miles
Crotched Mountain Ski and Ride
Nearest Beach
0.4 Miles
Lake Whittemore


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Pet Fee $200
Damage Deposit $500

Minimum stay 3 nights
Standard nightly rate is for main house only. Cleaning fee is $100.
Nightly rate for whole property is $215 and there is an additional $75 cleaning fee.
Call to inquire about possible weekly or monthly discounts.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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