Restored 4BR 3 Bath Home on 700 Acres, Private Swimming on Connecticut River
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- Minimum stay:2-7 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
Welcome to North Star House and the Connecticut River Scenic Byway. Located on 700 acres in Cornish and Claremont New Hampshire, North Star House is the result of our year-long top-to-bottom restoration of this 1855 historic home. We’ve retained all of the historic features – slate roof, antique hardware, wavy glass windows, hand-carved millwork – while providing modern comforts, including a gourmet kitchen, two new full baths and a Jotul glass-fronted woodstove.
The house includes the traditional farmhouse first-floor front and rear parlors, with the rear parlor featuring a large south-facing bay window and wood stove. The front parlor includes a pull-out couch that can sleep two. Also on the first floor are the dining room with French door access to a south-facing patio, the large, sunny, eat-in kitchen, a screened porch with views of the Connecticut River and Mount Ascutney, a full bath, an indoor storage area for skis and kayaks and a two-car garage. Upstairs, North Star House features a master bedroom with views of the fields and the Connecticut River, three smaller bedrooms and two additional full baths. The house complies with modern energy codes, being fully insulated to keep the place warm in the winter and cool in the summer.
North Star House’s kitchen features fine custom cabinetry made in Vermont with counters of soapstone. There’s plenty of space for preparing exquisite meals, including a large central island with custom-made soapstone prep sink. Appliances include a “French door” stainless steel refrigerator, 36” gas stove with griddle and extra large oven, dishwasher, microwave, Cuisinart food processor, coffee maker and toaster oven. The kitchen is well stocked with copper, stainless and cast-iron cookware, dishes, glassware (including an extensive collection of wine and cocktail glasses), flatware and kitchen tools. Radiant floor heat warms the custom oak-strip floor. An oak kitchen table that seats 4 to 6 is perfect for eat-in meals or when the kids need a break from the dining room guests.
The front and rear parlors at North Star House include restored birch flooring, historic mouldings and restored wavy glass windows from the 1800s. A large woodstove keeps the two rooms cozy on a cold winter’s day or a chilly morning in the spring or fall. The front parlor includes an entertainment center with 32” Sony flat-screen TV with cable, DVD player (with our eclectic library of DVDs), 300 CD changer, turntable, audio unit (with iPod connection) and speakers. With our line of sight to Mount Ascutney, there’s great cell phone coverage, including 3G broadband modem service. Hgh-speed internet via cable is included with wireless access throughout the house.
North Star House is located on NH Route 12A (the Connecticut River Scenic Byway) in the historic Cornish Colony area. Nestled among working farms, the river and hundreds of acres of forest, the property offers almost unlimited recreational opportunities. With more than a quarter mile of private river frontage, North Star House provides direct access to fishing, swimming, kayaking and canoeing. Great River Outfitters in nearby Windsor, Vermont, can outfit you with canoes, kayaks and tubes for half- and full-day river excursions.
The home is furnished with everything you need for an enjoyable stay in our area, including towels, linens, a collection of movies and a well-equipped kitchen. During the spring, summer and fall, enjoy our many acres of landscaped gardens, lawn and fields. A delicious crop of blueberries awaits you during late July and early August, as do early fall apples and pears. Neighboring farmstands and farmers’ markets provide locally grown corn, tomatoes as well as countless other fruit and vegetables, locally made cheeses, chickens, and more!
North Star House’s 700 acres include a vast network of trails for casual strolls, cross-country skiing, serious hikes and mountain biking – both single track and double track. Connecting trails to the Cornish Town Forest are available for seriously technical biking, as well as hiking access to some great views of Mount Ascutney and the Vermont countryside. For a daytime (or nighttime) get-away, check out our restored sugar house with its woodstove and rustic collection of maple sugaring gear.
For weddings, North Star House offers a large flat lawn that is perfect for a large reception tent with views of the mountains, forests and river. Fields across the way provide virtually unlimited parking for your major event. We can provide contacts for local caterers, tent suppliers, musicians and even officiators! The restored 1820s Trinity Church, located just up Route 12A in Cornish, is a beautiful location for a traditional wedding ceremony.
Keywords: Historic, farmhouse, barn, Connecticut River, Dartmouth, Scenic Byway, mountain bike, swim, waterfront, wedding, family reunion, views, view, hike, Cornish Colony, mountain, agriculture, farming
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Member since: 2012
- 2800 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Events Allowed
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms
- Connecticut Riverfront, fishing, swimming, canoeing, kayaking,
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable:
- Video Library
- Tourist Attractions
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Horseback Riding
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Mountain View
- Water View
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Cross Country Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Rock Climbing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 10 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Clothes Dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room:
- Mobile Phone
- Parking Off Street
- Ice Maker
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Oct 24 - Dec 17, 2016
2 night min stay
Early Winter 2016
Dec 18 - Dec 31, 2016
3 night min stay
Jan 1 - Mar 31, 2017
2 night min stay
Apr 1 - May 26, 2017
2 night min stay
Memorial Day Weekend 2017
May 27 - Jun 3, 2017
3 night min stay
Dartmouth Commencement 2017
Jun 10 - Jun 15, 2017
5 night min stay
Fall foliage 2017
Sep 9 - Oct 28, 2017
3 night min stay
Late fall 2017
Oct 29 - Dec 16, 2017
2 night min stay
Early winter 2017
Dec 17 - Dec 31, 2017
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $500
- Pet Fee $100
- Tax Rate 9%
During peak season (June 14 to September 1) rentals are Saturday to Saturday. During other times of year, rental periods are flexible. A cleaning fee of $100 applies if you bring a pet.
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Convenient to Dartmouth College (5 minutes from I-91, 30 minutes to Hanover), St. Gaudens National Historic Site, Harpoon Brewery, Simon Pearce Glass & Pottery, American Precision Museum, 4 19th Century Covered Bridges
Year Purchased: 2010
About the owner: We've lived in the area since 1986 and love to make our out-of-town guests feel at home. Our interests include kayaking on the river, hiking with our dog, taking care of our trails and working to preserve this beautiful agrarian landscape for future generations.
Why the Owner Chose Claremont, NH, USA:
As locals, we want to share everything that the Upper Valley area of New Hampshire and Vermont have to offer.
- Primary: 603-443-1080
- Secondary: +1 6034431080
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North Star House with Vermont's Mt. Ascutney in the background
The private North Star House access to the Connecticut River
Master bedroom has views of Connecticut River and Mount Ascutney
Middle bedroom with south-facing windows.
North Star House kitchen is fully equipped for preparing gourmet meals.
Screened porch with view of the river and Mount Ascutney
The friendly Suffolk draft horses at North Star House are eager to meet you!
Front hallway features original woodwork and a locally made quilt.
South-facing windows in kitchen look out at apples trees and blueberry bushes.
North Star House bedrooms feature period furniture.
North Star House offers great XC skiing on site and is close to Okemo & Sunapee
Fishing on the river at North Star House (property on the right)
The barn at North Star House (home in the background) and its field full of hay
View of Vermont's Mount Ascutney & the Connecticut River from North Star House
Perennial gardens and granite bench on the sunny south side of the house.
Two kayaks are included for river excursions (property on the right)
Jotul woodstove in the middle parlor with front parlor in the background
Dining room and French doors leading to patio and south lawn
Cyclists head past North Star House on the Connecticut River Scenic Byway.
Kids' room with four twin beds, foozball table and lots of toys for rainy days.
Spring time view from North Star House with the barn in the background
The fields at North Star House are perfect for weddings and family reunions
Cross-country skiing at North Star House includes more than five miles of trails
South Field can accommodate a tent of up to 50' x 100' (house In center rear)
This listing was first published here in 2012.
Date last modified - Thursday, December 01, 2016
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