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On Crystal Falls Retreat, Swimming, Fishing, ATV

Bedrooms 3
Property type lodge


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 queen beds, Full/Twin Bunk, Futon, Sofa, Sleeps 10 Including sofa

The waterfall and gorge roar with power and beautiful white noise. Sit on the deck or open a window and let sound wash over you. Enjoy large open living areas with hardwood flooring and a complete kitchen and laundry. This is a classic New England barn renovated for comfort. Crispy clean, always fresh cotton linens are provided. A grill is located on the scenic deck.

Swim in the Falls, or drive to nearby lakes and state parks. Pets are allowed at pristine, isolated Christine lake. Directions to these places are provided in our welcome brochure.

Direct access to ATV trail and Snowmobile trail.

FREE WIFI and Dish Network TV.

More Details

Diane Vinyard
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 24, 2017

About Diane Vinyard

Once a livery stable for the recuperation of run-down and injured work horses, this historic barn has been renovated and raised decades of the 'Vinyard Clan'.

Why Diane Vinyard chose Great North Woods

Located on beautiful Crystal Falls on Phillips Brook with lots of hunting, fishing, swimming, and located on the newly developed "Ride The Wild " ATV, snowmachine trails. Direct access to ATV and snowmobile trail system from front door. Also within 10 miles of the Jericho Mtn. ATV trail system. Also nearby is White Mountain National Forest's 'South Pond Recreational Area', and Christine Lake. Fifty minutes south to Pinkham Notch and Mt. Wahington. Google Earth to discover all the area has to offer.

What makes this lodge unique

A place for renewal, a place for artists, musicians, writers and seekers.


Stark Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • large, spacious, guaranteed clean and sanitized. Double sink. Full bath
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Queen size beds (1) Queen Tempurpedic. Sleep by the sound of the waterfall in the master bedroom., Queen Beautyrest in 2nd bedroom and Twin/Full Bunk in 3rd room, Sofa and Futon
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Enjoy this classic renovated barn. The historic barn door stands inside as a wall. Read the Harvard Classics or enjoy other books included on a full bookshelf. Play Scrabble, or just listen to the Falls


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(60 traveler reviews)

On Crystal Falls Retreat, Swimming, Fishing, ATV
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 60 reviews

Beautiful waterfalls

  • 5 of 5

The location was beautiful!! Diane and son were very accommodating, thank you so much we will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you ! We would be glad to have you again !
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Amazing view

  • 5 of 5

It was an unforgettable experience.

The home is clean and you will find what you need.

The view is amazing. I highly recommend this place.

Thank you so much Don and Diane.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Allston, Massachusetts


  • 5 of 5

My family and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay here! Very clean and much more spacious and beautiful than the pictures lead on. The waterfall is immaculate, I really enjoyed the sounds of it. The wifi connection was very reliable. Diana was super responsive and a gracious hostess. The kitchen was well stocked with supplies (we brought our own food) - we cooked delicious meals all 5 days we were there. It's also helpful that there is a Walmart about 30 minutes away! We tried to find an adventure each day we were there. Plenty of hiking and water within an hour drive. We went to the nearby lake, Christine lake (~15 min drive), on a high tide day and there wasn't much space to comfortably accomodate our big party as well as the public. We had a party of 7, and there were only 3 other groups around; I couldn't imagine another group coming to the lake and finding a spot to sit. That's okay though because we're not much swimmers! My only caveat about staying here is the mosquitos. I should have known that they would be abundant since we're right next to a waterfall. It prevented us from enjoying the patio at dusk or utilizing the backyard bonfire (yes, there's a great bonfire pit!!!). We weren't outside too much but we've all gotten our fair share of mosquito bites (several had slipped into the cabin). We bought bug repellent and candle at the nearby Walmart. Future travelers - come prepared! I would definitely come back here :) Thank you for a great July 4th vacation!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jenn ! It was my pleasure ! Mosquitos seem very abundent this year everywhere. I don't think it has to do with the Falls since there is no standing water. They surely can spoil a vacation, but I'm glad you didn't let them !
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Beautiful, comfortable, clean.

  • 4 of 5

A lovely home with wonderful amenities. The river and waterfall are absolutely stunning! Outside Landscaping is very nice. A small property with limited parking. We enjoyed our stay very much as it was very peaceful and relaxing. I gave it 4 stars only because the TV is exceptionally outdated and only has a VCR with it. :-) I think it might be time for an upgrade! AC only available in one bedroom. Wi-Fi was a bonus. It was a wonderful experience and the homeowners were very easy to work with and great communication. I definitely would recommend staying here. We are looking forward to a return visit. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your stay. Parking is important for our guests with trailors. We recently purchased an acre just 50 yds away across the bridge. There is parking for trailors and more vehicles. There is also a woods trail there, where you can walk up and explore the Brook. Sorry about the TV, (no use for the VCR ? 😉�) We do provide Dish Network with many channel selections, but yes, it needs to be updated. The casement windows make AC difficult. Using the fans to circulate cool air through the house has thusfar, been sufficient since the Falls keep the house comfortable. I guess we need to get a portable AC. Glad you enjoyed your stay. Hope to accommodate you again. Thanks !
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Awesome weekend!

  • 5 of 5

The house had everything we needed and more. I wish we could have stayed longer. Definitely recommend this home and would book again

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Felicia ! The house was so hot when I arrived, I was concerned you had a miserable stay. . . We've since addressed that issue with an AC. Years past, the Falls would be enough to keep the house cool, but. . .weather is changing. . . Thank You
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Great space with lots of amenities

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay and used many of the offered amenities such as the washer/dryer, full kitchen and multiple bedrooms. The owner was very attentive to our needs and addressed any questions or concerns we had promptly. Of course we loved the view of the falls. The pictures do not do it justice.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Christine lake

Located on beautiful Phillips Brook with lots of hunting and fishing access. This renovated barn is within minutes of South Pond recreational area, Christine Lake or Jericho Lake. Climb Percy Peaks or drive 50 minutes south to Pinkham Notch and Mt. Washington.

Access to snowmobile trail system from front door. And now we can offer ATV access from front door!


Rates & Availability

Stark Lodge Rental Rates

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1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25
Refundable damage deposit $100

Payment refunded within 30 days of booking

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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