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Franconia Notch Luxury Mountain Lodge - Fall Foliage Season Just Opened Up !!!

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,992 sq. ft.
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Awesome View-Gourmet Kitchen-4 Fireplaces-3 Living Areas-4 Bedrms, 4 Baths

Our mountain lodge is a luxury open floor plan 4 bedroom 4 bath post and beam home that has 3 living areas 4 fireplaces and a gourmet kitchen. 2 of the bedrooms are master suites. Spectacular views from every room.

The floors are laid out as follows:

Main level: 6 steps up from the driveway

-living room with wood burning fireplace glass wall to the view and cathedral ceiling

-gourmet kitchen with large island seating

-2 guest bedrooms, each sleeps 2 and shared bath

-great room with double sided center fireplace

-large dining area

-bar with seating

-large screen TV with Bose theater system

1st level

-large family room

-walk out to ground level - access to fire pit and green egg

-gas fireplace

-full bath with jetted tub and laundry

-sofa bed

-bunk beds

-ping pong and toy closet

-entrance from 2 car garage

3rd floor

-2 large master suites (each can accommodate a family)

-master 1 has a fireplace and balcony that faces the view


Private 3 acres with a babbling brook and spectacular views of the white mountains, cannon mt and mittersill.

Fully equipped kitchen with 2 ovens, 6 burner commercial range, restaurant sink and prep sink, 2 disposals, huge island with seating.

Fire pit, gas grill and big green egg

2 car garage - Max 4 cars

Plowing included!!

More Details

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 14, 2017

About Chris

We built our mountain retreat in 1993 for our extended family to gather for weekends, holidays and vacations. The house was originally a 3 bedroom 3 bath post and beam structure that over the years we out grew. We needed a more space and in 2002 added a second master suite with a view of the mountains, a great room with fireplace and big TV and garage all in 3 stories. We expanded the kitchen and added gas cooking and a beautiful soapstone counter top. In this picture I am sitting in the living room while my husband of 30 years is in the kitchen working on dinner. We have a construction business on Amelia Island Florida and now that business has picked up we would like to share our mountain retreat during the times we can't be there. If you decide to join us we can assure you that you and your guests will have a great time!

Chris purchased this chalet in 1993

Why Chris chose White Mountains

We had always wanted a mountain retreat to get away from the craziness of city living. We looked at every village and every piece of property available in 1993 and when we pulled onto what is now our street, I asked my husband to 'stop the car! This is it'. The view is breath taking and a thunderstorm had just cleared and the sky was filled with gliders! We bought the land that day and began construction one month later.

What makes this chalet unique

This setting and home will instantly calm you down in any season. In the spring it is the purple lupines that line the road, in the summer it is the hydrangeas in bloom and the humming birds, in the fall it is the spectacular foliage and winter the snow. You don't have to ski to enjoy this retreat. You can sit on the 60 foot expanse of deck and as we say 'watch the mountain go by' or sit in the living areas with a glass of wine by the fireplaces and 'watch the mountain go by', cook up a storm in the fully equipped kitchen or enjoy a variety of dining experiences in Franconia, Littleton, Bethleham, and North Woodstock. If you feel like exploring, go in any direction and you will find hiking, skiing, dining and shopping!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Just wanted to say thank you for renting your house to us, it is fantastic! We took a secret vote and we are not leaving, ever.....
Feb 2014
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Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Manchester NH
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Dutch Treat and Above the Notch
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Sunset Hill
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Interstate 93
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Franconia Inn, Sunset Hill House
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Cannon Mountain
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Echo Lake
Car: necessary

2 hours from Boston, MA. 5 hours from NYC. 90 minutes to the Canadian boarder. Franconia and Franconia Notch is the most desirable location in all of Northern New England. Our mountain lodge sits on a hill side that faces the White Mountains National Forest and Franconia State Park. Cannon Mt and Mittersill are our eastern view and are 3 miles away as the crow flys. We have easy access to some of the best downhill and cross country skiing in New England, hiking trails galore and fine dining. Situated on 3 acres, you can step outside our door and have access to hiking and snow shoeing. The mountain air and water are pure. This is truly an all season peaceful paradise.


Franconia Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3992 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Max. adults: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 14 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Master Suite Bath 1 - toilet , shower , 2 sinks and separate water closet
    Master Suite 2 - toilet , shower , Large bath with large walk in shower
    Main Level Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , shared guest bath on main level
    First floor bath - toilet , shower , jetted tub , large bath off 1st floor living room w/laundry
  • 1st floor has large capacity front load laundry
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Master Suite 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon , w/balcony to view-Temperpedic-Twin sofa bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 queen , Main level bedroom with queen size bed
    Bedroom 4 - Main level bedroom/tempurpedic - beautiful antique furniture
    Master Suite 2 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , Large suite with room for a crib - great mattresses
  • Large master suite with Tempurpedic queen size. Twin size sofa bed, room for a crib. Bath has 2 sinks and 1 shower, separate water closet. Sliding glass door to the balcony with sweeping views of the valley and mountains.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
Note that there is a hot tub in the picture but it is not operational.


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average rating of 4.888889 based on 11 reviews

Beautiful and well-appointed home! Perfect for 4 generations of our family to stay in comfortably!

  • 5 of 5

There could not have been a more perfect place to stay for our daughter's wedding at Toad Hill Farm. This beautiful home accommodated nine of us, from babies to great grandparent, quite comfortably. We especially enjoyed the breathtaking views from the large dining table and the multiple living areas. The kitchen was a dream to work in and had everything we needed to serve our large group. Chris was excellent to work with. We would love to stay here again and can highly recommend it to anyone looking for a home to accommodate several people.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great stay!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful house fully equipped with all your needs. Lovely view, great for families and close to skiing. Chris and Dick were easy to work with.

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The house is beautiful - spacious and well equipped

  • 5 of 5

The views are incredible. House was easy to find and instructions for all aspects are the home are nicely documented. Less than 10 mins to Cannon and close to major ski areas. This house has everything you could imagine. This is clearly a home and not a property purchased as a second income. Kitchen is a chefs dream with every pan imaginable. Plenty of beds /blankets and linens. We enjoyed chilling out on the deck at the end of the day. We didn't want to leave and are already planning our next trip! Thank your for sharing your home.

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much! Come back anytime, it is just as awesome in the spring, summer and fall!
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Beautiful home with extraordinary views

  • 5 of 5

The house is terrific.

The VRBO web site is archaic, impossible to share. I would not use that app again

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much, come back anytime!
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Absolutely stunning

  • 5 of 5

I got married near the house the weekend we rented it and it was one of the highlights of the wedding weekend. The house is beautiful and the views are incredible! We could not have been happier. We were able to get some amazing photos on our wedding day. I will never forget this property and hope to go back some day.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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West Dennis, MA (Cape Cod)

Absolutely wonderful!!!

  • 5 of 5

This home was perfect for our family of 13. The kitchen was amazing, the adults all had their own bedroom, the huge dining room table accommodated our meals together. It was clean and we felt like we were in our own home. One of the bedrooms has an additional set of twin beds for the 3 and 5 year olds so that they could go to bed earlier and then wake up their 11 - 13 year old cousins in their own space in the basement. The view was spectacular and the location so close to Franconia (with a small supermarket), Canon Mountain and Echo Lake, and not far from the Flume. Littleton is a lovely town, and had a larger supermarket and other stores and shops as well as a gas station. Quaint Bethlehem with a few shops is nearby. We will return!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $250
Pet Fee $200
Damage Insurance $79
Damage Deposit $100

Weekly booking are from Sunday to Sunday. Monthly bookings are from the 1st of the month to the last day of the month. Check-in time on the first day is 3:00 PM. Check-out on your last day is 10:00 AM. Rates do not include cleaning. Addt'l charge for occupancy over 8 people.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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