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The Gecko Inn - Storyland, Skiing, Hot Tub, Perfect for 1 or 2 families, pets

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,900 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms, 3 baths, Hot Tub and can sleep up to 12, 4 season vacations

A perfect central location for your White Mountain Valley Vacation. The Gecko Inn has a long tradition, 17+ years, of renting to 1 or 2 families looking for a peaceful location with mountain views yet only 20 minutes to Storyland, 10 minutes to Cranmore Mountain and Adventure Park and an easy drive to all North Conway amenities. Our home is located at the end of a cul-de-sac in the quiet Birch Hill development. This home used to be listing #22036 with 51 positive reviews before we purchased it from the previous owners. We are friends who rented from them every year and are excited to continue the same traditions to you. Whether you are coming to Ski, Hike, Tube the Saco River, Shop at the North Conway outlets, or relax by the fireplace or in the hot tub, The Gecko Inn is small enough for one family yet spacious enough for two families to enjoy. Most neighbors are full time residents so this is not a "party home."

NEW IN 2017:

Brand new 5 Person Nordic Retreat Hot Tub installed in May.

All new Mattresses and Box Springs as of September 9

It is minutes to the spectacular North Conway public golf course, Echo Lake, and to extensive hiking trails in the National forest, including the beautiful waterfalls and swimming pools of Diana's Baths. The Saco and Swift Rivers are very close by for water sports including summer tubing.

Awaiting you in North Conway Village, a short seven minutes away, is tax-free, outlet shopping, a plethora of spectacular restaurants, great nightly entertainment, numerous seasonal activities, sightseeing, parks and good old New Hampshire hospitality.

Family fun and entertainment abounds in the Mount Washington Valley area. StoryLand (20 minutes), Santa's Village (1 hour), the Conway Scenic Railroad (with visits from Thomas the Train and The Polar Express (Late Nov and Dec), Children's and weather museums, local farms, hay rides, and many other amusements are all within a short drive of the house. The Mount Washington auto road is an exciting day trip for the Summer or early fall visitors.

Skiers will appreciate the short distances to multiple ski mountains. Cranmore Mountain (10 Minutes), Attitash (20 min.), Black Mountain, Bretton Woods, King Pine, and Wildcat are all an easy drive. Come home to relax in the hot tub or sit by the fireplace to warm your toes. Stay in North Conway and enjoy the Mount Washington Valley to its fullest in every season!

Inside the spacious contemporary home you will find three floors. The open first floor has a full bathroom, a bedroom with two sets of bunk beds (mattresses replaced Sept 2017) , a fully-equipped kitchen, a six-foot farmer's table, breakfast bar, cathedral ceiling Family Room, with a Sky Chair, TV, DVD and fireplace, that opens onto a 300-square-foot deck from which you can enjoy peace and solitude, or have social gatherings. There is an attached mud room for all your ski/snowboard/bike/outdoor gear. The deck also has a sun room with Hot Tub (brand new in May 2017) for year-round enjoyment.

The second floor has 2 Bedrooms, full bath and a loft area. One bedroom with a view of the Moat mountains and a queen sized bed (new mattress and box spring as of Sept 2017), another bedroom also with a queen sized bed (also new mattress and box spring as of Sept 2017), a full bathroom, and a loft area with a single day bed and seating space perfect for reading or playing a board game.

The lower level, finished with full bath, bedroom with two single beds (new Mattresses and Box Springs as of Sept 2017) and a 2nd family room with TV and a queen Futon sleep sofa. Challenge your family members or friends to a Foosball tournament! This is a great added space for the kids to play while the adults are upstairs or for a second family to have their own space.

The house is ideal for one family or two families to share a vacation. This is not a "Party Home" as we are located in a quiet neighborhood and our guests must adhere to respectful noise levels at all times.

There is a gazebo in the backyard and a fire pit just outside for those romantic autumn evenings. There is not a grassed area for play as it is a wooded lot. The surrounding area is quiet and peaceful, with conservation land nearby for hiking and cross-country skiing.

We are just 2 hours and 30 minutes from Boston, 3 hours from Worcester, and 4 hours from Hartford, CT. The Pizza Barn in Ossipee has been a family favorite to stop for Dinner or lunch when driving up.

New Hampshire room tax is included in all rates.

More Details

Ken and Tanya Mongeon
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 18, 2018

About Ken and Tanya Mongeon

The Mongeon Family. Ken, Tanya, Connor and Owen. We have been vacationing in the Mount Washington Valley area for over 20 years and enjoy all 4 seasons. Skiing in the Winter and Spring, Storyland and Santa's village in the summer, and foliage viewing and relaxing in the fall.

Ken and Tanya Mongeon purchased this house in 2016

Why Ken and Tanya Mongeon chose Birch Hill

We have known the previous owners for almost 20 years renting from them. We enjoyed the home so much we decided to purchase it to continue our family vacations and bring the same level of enjoyment to other families.

What makes this house unique

One of only a few homes that can accommodate both a single family with lots of space, 2 families, or a girls getaway. The year round Hot Tub, fireplace, deck and open floor plan is ideal for relaxing or gathering with friends and family after a day on the slopes, at the park, hiking, or shopping.


Birch Hill House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Max. adults: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1st Floor Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Downstairs Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Upstairs Bedroom #2 - 1 queen , Queen Sized bed
    Downstairs Bedroom #4 - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    1st Floor Bedroom - 4 twin/ single , 2 Bunk Beds; Pack n play available
    Upstairs Bedroom #3 - 1 queen , Queen Sized bed; single bed in adjoining loft
  • 4 Bedrooms. Sleeps 10 comfortably but can accommodate 12. 2 Bunk Beds, 2 Bedrooms (each with queen sized bed), 2 single beds in downstairs bedroom, 1 Single bed in loft, and 1 futon in downstairs family room. Mother's glide rocker with ottoman in 1st floor bedroom.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Linens and towels provided. Comprehensive Professional cleaning between each rental period. Washer and Dryer on site in downstairs level.


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The Gecko Inn - Storyland, Skiing, Hot Tub, Perfect for 1 or 2 families, pets
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  • 5 of 5

This was our second season at the Gecko Inn. Again, we had an amazing time. The place is so comfortable and meets all our needs. We totally enjoyed the new hot tub & what a great way to relax after a long day on the slopes. Thanks to our wonderful hosts, Ken & Tanya

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for family and fun

  • 5 of 5

We loved the space!! We played games and ate dinner all together on the table, read and lounged in the living room and had quite a few energetic foosball games!! We enjoyed our stay immensely!

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our family loved the house!

  • 5 of 5

Such a warm and welcoming home, close to the shops. There were 11 of us and we were very comfortable! Thank you Ken, we will be back! Merry Christmas!

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet retreat ... close drive to town

  • 5 of 5

Well equipped house with plenty of room for family. Beautiful during peak foliage season. Close to Echo Lake and Diana's Bath -- perfect easy walks. The owners were very responsive with any questions we had. They provided lots of suggestions for restaurants and things to do in the area.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place!

  • 5 of 5

The family had a wonderful long weekend. Lots of space, well equipped, clean in a quiet area not too far from the main street.

The package of information that was provided was so helpful. Our granddaughter had a great time trying to find all the Geckos and actually found a real baby one outside. Such a beautiful back deck unfortunately the weather did not cooperate this year and gave us lots of rain.

Didn't dampen our spirits!! Took the LOOONG train ride up Notch Mountain.

Thank you for sharing your lovely place with us!


  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Very nice

  • 3 of 5

The home is very nice and clean. It was near all of the attractions we came to see. Unfortunately the beds are all uncomfortable (hard!). And the musty smell in the basement is overwhelming.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Aileen, I'm glad you took the time to respond. I'm not sure what the musty smell may be as we have 2 dehumidifiers in the basement to help with any humidity issues. We will take a look at the beds and see what can be done. Thanks again! Sept 12th update: We took your advice and put brand new mattresses and box springs in all the bedrooms.
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Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Manchester - Boston Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
North Conway Country Club
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Conway Scenic Railroad
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Nearest Ski
6 Miles
Cranmore Mountain
Car: necessary

The Gecko Inn is located in the heart of Mount Washington Valley in North Conway. You will have access to Skiing, Water Tubing, hiking, Outlet Shopping, Storyland, restaurants, weather museums and the White Mountain Cupcakery (winners on Cupcakes Wars) all within 10 minutes. The home is located less than 20 minutes from Storyland and 1 hour from Santa's Village. Cranmore Mountain and Adventure park is 10 minutes from the Gecko Inn, Black Mountain, Attitash, Bretton Woods, Wildcat, King Pine, Shawnee Peak, and Sunday River are all within 1 hour.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $160
Damage Deposit $250

Rentals available year round.

Holiday Weekends (i.e. MLK, Memorial day, etc.) require 3 night minimum or $815 minimum rental fee.

Thanksgiving $1,040 /4 nights (Wed PM through Sunday)

Planning to visit in multiple seasons during the ahead and save...subject to availability

All rates already INCLUDE 9% NH room tax.

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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