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Rindge, NH, USA
  • Cabin1100 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 nights

3 bedrooms, 1 bath + convertible bed(s), great bass fishing off the dock

Called "A little slice of heaven" by one renter, this scenic property we call Higher Ground captures the beauty of rural New England. The cabin is a modernized 1903 cottage with 1100 square feet of comfortable living space that includes three bedrooms, living room, dining room, kitchen and one full bathroom. Fully furnished and delightfully decorated, the living room contains an American Leather sleeper sectional (in fabric and a queen plus size pull out bed) with maximum seating for relaxing. The sizeable screened front porch is also furnished and a great place to watch the exquisite sunsets or enjoy the lake and mountain views. Other amenities include washer, dryer, iron, stove and microwave. Outside, there is a wide 1300 foot hiking trail down to the private lakefront beach. Two kayaks and two paddle boards are available for fishing or recreation. There is a small sand box for the kids as well as a wonderful place to swim, have fun, picnic and relax. With an occasional chime of church bells from Cathedral of the Pines, Higher Ground is a wonderful place to relax and enjoy the beautiful creation.


Ryan Townsend

Member Since 2012
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Response time:
within one hour
Calendar last updated:
Apr 11, 2018
About Ryan Townsend

Higher Ground is owned by Ryan and Heidi Townsend. It is a retreat home that is used for meeting family and friends. We own a furniture and design business and have a passion for creating spaces people will enjoy and love. We decorated Higher Ground with the goal of making it functional as well as serene and beautiful. We hope you come and enjoy this little slice of heaven as much as we do!

Ryan Townsend purchased this Cabin in 1996

Why Ryan Townsend chose Rindge

I (Heidi) was raised in Rindge and while returning home to visit family, I stumbled on this beautiful property in 1996. It was nostalgic and reminded me of a summer cottage my parents had owned when I was young. Higher Ground was originally built by a professor from Boston College in 1903 as a summer home. It still had some of his original belongings in the barn in 1996. I instantly fell in love with the charm of the cottage and the beauty of the landscape. Since it borders Cathedral of the Pines, the first day I was there I heard the chimes playing. Instantly, I felt a heavenly tranquility that is still there to this day. It holds some of my most treasured memories raising my children: horseback riding the many trails nearby, canoeing on the lake, hiking, campfires in the evening, swimming in the early mornings and just relaxing! It truly is a retreat from the hustle and bustle of a fast paced life. We hope it will be that for you too. Blessings!

What makes this Cabin unique

This property is on a paved road but is completely secluded. It has a 6 acre field as well as beautiful woods to explore. The lake has a 50 foot cleared beach area and has no public access, making it quiet and serene.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 3
        1 queen
      • There is a comfortable pull out bed in the sectional.


      • 1 Bathroom
        • Includes a washer and dryer in the bathroom.

        Location Type

          • Beach
          • Beach View
          • Lake
          • Lake View
          • Mountain


              • Guests provide their own meals


                  • Parking
                    Plenty of parking
                  • Air Conditioning
                    One window a/c unit in main area
                  • Free Long Distance
                    Only within the United States.
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating
                  • Internet
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
                  • Sofa Bed
                  • Telephone
                    One cordless land line phone.
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Wireless Internet
                    Wireless 1.5 meg DSL Router
                  • Wood Stove


                      • Coffee Maker
                      • Cooking Utensils
                      • Dishes & Utensils
                      • Kitchen
                      • Microwave
                      • Pantry Items
                      • Refrigerator
                      • Stove
                      • Toaster


                          • Dining
                          • Dining Area
                          • comfy seating for 6 people


                              • DVD Player
                              • Satellite / Cable
                                Direct TV - Basic Package
                              • Television
                                One TV with built in DVD player


                                  • Deck / Patio
                                  • Kayak / Canoe
                                  • Outdoor Grill


                                      • autumn foliage
                                      • churches
                                      • forests
                                      • library
                                      • restaurants

                                        Leisure Activities

                                          • miniature golf
                                          • antiquing
                                          • boating
                                          • horseback riding
                                          • horseshoes
                                          • bird watching
                                          • photography
                                          • scenic drives
                                          • sight seeing
                                          • walking
                                          • wildlife viewing

                                            Local Services & Businesses

                                              • ATM/bank
                                              • Babysitter
                                              • groceries
                                              • hospital
                                              • laundromat
                                              • massage therapist
                                              • medical services

                                                Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                  • hiking
                                                  • cross country skiing
                                                  • fishing
                                                  • freshwater fishing
                                                  • golf
                                                  • cycling
                                                  • kayaking
                                                  • mountain biking
                                                  • mountain climbing
                                                  • mountaineering
                                                  • swimming

                                                    House Rules

                                                    Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                    Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                    Cancellation Policy

                                                    100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                    27 Reviews


                                                    Latest reviews

                                                    Perfect Lake Cabin!

                                                    Brittany D.

                                                    We loved our time at the cabin! We spent 4 nights in August with our two young children and loved the house and all the benefits of lake living. The cabin was very clean and beautifully decorated with two bedrooms upstairs in the loft and another downstairs. The sandy beach was great for the kids with a fire pit to warm up and even a rope swing for the big "kids." We didn't want to leave! Jessica, the property manager, was very attentive and even had some snacks and treats waiting for us when we arrived. Highly recommend! We'll be back if we have the opportunity!

                                                    Clean and beautifully decorated! Perfect place for visiting with friends and family!

                                                    Crystal G.Stewartville MN

                                                    Higher Ground was the perfect rental for our first family trip back to NH. There was plenty of outdoor space and privacy to entertain with our family and friends while in NH. Having kayaks, paddle boards and a row boat readily available was wonderful. Jessica, the property manager, was readily available to answer any questions and was very helpful. Would highly recommend Higher Ground to anyone looking for a family friendly vacation spot in NH!


                                                    Joyce H.

                                                    We had a great time, cozy,charmimg, clean and nicely decorated. Great location. Had some crazy weather so spent lots of time on screened in porch. Kitchen was well supplied as we ate in a lot. Jessica was always ready to help. Hope we can return again. Happy summer

                                                    Back home to the mountains and the lake.

                                                    Terry M.

                                                    What views, amazing privacy throughout the property and especially the beach and super clean. Jessica was there to make sure we have a great get away and I received a call from the owners right before our stay with some helpful tips on what to do.. I would definitely return and refer a friend. A terrifically value.

                                                    Many thanks,


                                                    A very private, safe place for families. There is no need to worry about cars or noisy neighbours.

                                                    A peaceful spot.. The waterfront is good for all ages. A slight drawback is how fast it drops off to deep. Children who do not swim well are at a bit of a disadvantage.However, the kayaks and life jackets provided a lot of pleasure. The five minute walk to water might be a problem for those with mobility or cardio issues, but our three generations did well and incidentally got great exercise. The house is elegantly decorated. The kitchen has all your needs and nice big table for meals. TV and WiFI good for ball games, news and kid shows once in a while.Worth the ten hour drive and we will no doubt be third timers.


                                                    John M.

                                                    Looking for the most relaxing vacation? This is the place. Beautifully decorated cottage with spectacular views. Would highly recommend it!


                                                    Rindge, NH, USA

                                                    Located near Mount Monadnock (the most climbed mountain in the U.S.), Next to Cathedral of the Pines, near Annette state park, numerous hiking trails and many antique shops in the area.


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                                                    27 Reviews
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                                                    Property # 3023600ha