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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:5
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:1.5
  • Property type:Cabin
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Ideal spot for couples, families and friends to escape from the buzz of civilization and just relax in the private, wooded setting or experience a whole host of area activities and sites that are just a short ride away. After visiting our cottage, we think you'll want to make it an annual vacation destination.

Summer guests may enjoy swimming, fishing, canoeing and frog catching in the quiet, trout stocked pond. In the fall, you'll find a dazzling display of fall foliage and plenty of festivals and community activities. Winter skiers and outdoor enthusiasts - bring your ice skates, skis, snowboards. Pat's Peak is only 5 miles away and many other ski areas are just a short drive.

The rustic beauty of our getaway on French Pond has a peaceful ambiance and relaxing charm, but offers easy access to many area sites and activities.

Here is an email we received from a previous guest...
'Our time at the pond was heavenly and provided a rest that we all really needed. Thank you for giving our family such a beautiful place to unwind and reconnect. My husband had been hesitant to leave his busy practice but after a couple of days realized he was in the exact right spot.'

Less than 1.5 hours from Boston, Henniker is a charming college town nestled along the Contoocook River with it's own covered bridge right at the village center. As you familiarize yourself with Henniker, you'll be delighted by the warm, small town atmosphere. Explore the quaint eateries, the century old pharmacy/toy shop or grab a bite at Intervale Farm Pancake House & Ice Cream Stand. In the colder months, you can enjoy winter fun at Pat's Peak Ski Resort just 5 miles from your doorstep!

Entering the cottage, guests are greeted by floor-to-ceiling windows providing a panoramic view of the pond. The rustic entryway features the cabin's original hearth (decorative only), vaulted ceilings and a bookcase filled with games, books and DVDs.

Off the entryway, there is a full bath with shower. Moving into the cottage, the entrance opens up to a Great Room with open concept. The living room, furnished with a comfy overstuffed couch and chair, features a TV, stereo and BluRay/DVD player.

Facing the pond is a bright and airy sun-room with wicker couch, chair and settee. The sun-room flows into the fully equipped kitchen with an expandable dining table (seats 8), refrigerator, stove, microwave, and coffeemaker.

An oversized deck extends the entire length of the cottage with a large staircase which leads to the small, private beach area and dock. Below the deck are a canoe and paddle boat for guest use.

Master Bedroom (sleeps 2):
Queen bed, water view, attached 1/2 bath, walkout to deck, ceiling fan, TV/DVD player, closet and antique dressing table.

Twin Bedroom (sleeps 2):
Two twin beds and antique dresser. This room also features a water view, walkout to deck and ceiling fan.

Single Bedroom (sleeps 1):
Twin bunk bed (loft style), desk and dresser.

Closest Airports -
Manchester Airport (Manchester NH), 36 miles
Logan Airport (Boston, MA), 80 miles

Local facilities -
Grocery store: Harvester Market, 3 miles
Pharmacy: Henniker Pharmacy, 3 miles
Henniker Laundromat: corner of Main St & Rush Rd, 3 miles
Skiing: Pat's Peak, 5 miles (many other ski areas nearby)
Golfing: Duston Country Club in Hopkinton; Angus Lea Golf Course in Hillsborough; Oak Brook Golf in North Weare all within 10 miles
Redbox rentals: Hillsboro, 7 miles
Major shopping area with mall, movie theater and big box stores: Concord, 17 miles
NH Motor Speedway, 31 miles

Amenities include:
3 Bedrooms (sleeps 5)
Linens provided
Fully equipped kitchen
Trout stocked pond
Canoe
Kayak
Grill
Large patio tables & bistro set
TVs with cable
BluRay and DVD Players
CD Stereo
Games, Books, DVDs

On-site Activities:
Boating
Swimming
Fishing
Nature walks
Ice skating
Bird watching
Frog catching

Nearby activities:
Skiing/Snowboarding/XC skiing
Golf
Shopping
Movie theater
Antique shops
Kayaking
Zip lining
Hot air Ballooning
Horseback riding
Hiking
'Pick your own' fruits & pumpkins
Water Park
NH Speedway

Henniker Community Market
Organic produce, raw milk, specialty foods

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+1 508-296-8666

Owner

Member since: 2013

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/16/2016

Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 1200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Must be 25+ years old...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

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  • Bedroom 3: 1 bunk bed

    Lofted bunk bed with desk beneath...moreless

  • Bedroom 1 has walkout to the deck, an attached 1/2 bath, TV with built in DVD player, ceiling fan, closet and antique dressing table. Bedroom 2 has walkout to the deck, dresser and ceiling fan. Bedroom 3 has loft style bunk bed with desk, dresser and lots of drawer storage....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • There is a small, private dock where you can sit and fish without ever leaving the shore....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player:

    Brand new BluRay/DVD player located in the living room. TV/DVD combo located in the Queen Bedroom....moreless

  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Livingroom TV offers large selection of HD cable channels, while the Master Bedroom offers standard cable viewing. ...moreless

  • Television:

    One flat screen TV with HDMI input located in the living room. One TV/DVD combo unit located in the Queen Bedroom...moreless

  • Video Library:

    Some family movies, as well as a larger selection of more PG+ DVDs....moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Library
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Rural:

    The rustic beauty of our getaway on French Pond has a peaceful ambiance and relaxing charm, but offers easy access to many area sites and activities....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Listen to the call of the loons as you sip your morning coffee. An oversized deck extends the entire length of the cottage just steps from the trout stocked pond....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Dining:

    Layout is open-concept with an eating area, living room, sunroom and kitchen. The expandable table can seat up to 6....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    The living room is furnished with comfy overstuffed couch and chair and a half, flat screen TV with cable, BluRay/DVD and CD players....moreless

  • Parking:

    Parking spaces for two cars...moreless

  • Towels Provided

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Full size coffee maker...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Everything needed for basic food preparation, serving and dining is provided. ...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Kitchen is equipped with basic appliances (no dishwasher). Large eat-in space with expandable dining table. Rolling kitchen cart for prep and storage....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Large Kenmore microwave...moreless

  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Salt, pepper, spice rack, napkins, paper towels, and PUR water dispenser provided. There may be other misc items such as coffee, ketchup, syrup etc. Guests may use whatever is there....moreless

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe:

    One Pelican canoe and one Sun Dolphin kayak are on-site for guest use....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Gas grill which takes small propane canisters available at hardware and sporting goods stores, Walmart, etc....moreless

 

Reviews

Write a review 4.7
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall/Winter/Spring
Sep 11 - Jun 9, 2017
2 night min stay
$150 $190
Fri, Sat
$1,100
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$158 $199
Fri, Sat

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Cleaning Fee $100 + tax
  • Tax Rate 9%

Notes:

Cleaning Fees: A $100 cleaning fee will be assessed for the first 2-7 days and for each additional week of the reservation.

Cancellation Policy:

A non-refundable deposit of 50% is due at booking with the balance to be paid in full 30 days prior to stay (60 days prior to stay for summer rentals).

Once the balance is received it is then non-refundable.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Location

  • Pat's Peak Ski Area

    "Pat's Peak is just 5 miles from the front door. Wonderful mountain for beginner to intermedi..."

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  • Dimond Hill Farm

    "Local farm stand with a wide variety of local produce, dairy and baked goods. This is a grea..."

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  • Daniel's Restaurant

    "Location, location, location. Situated right on the Contoocook River, guests can enjoy a bea..."

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  • Dunkin' Donuts

    "With free wi-fi access, this restaurant offers a convenient place to grab a good cup of coff..."

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  • State House Annex

    "The state capital of NH offers site-seeing, shopping and dining opportunities."

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  • High-Tide Take-Out Restaurant

    "Popular with locals, the High Tide offers take out or family style dining on picnic tables i..."

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  • Covered Bridge Restaurant

    "Popular family friendly restaurant that serves a large selection of casual fare. The restaur..."

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  • St George Cafe

    "For a quick breakfast or casual lunch, St. George's Cafe offers a good selection of breakfas..."

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  • Lake Sunapee

    "Quaint town for site-seeing and beautiful lake for boating in the warmer weather."

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  • Mountain Edge Resort & Spa at Sunapee

    "Great place - especially if you have beginners with you. They have a large section just for ..."

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36 Miles
Nearest Airport
Manchester-Boston Regional Airport
2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Daniel's Restaurant & Pub
3.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Duston Country Club
15 Miles
Nearest Train
Concord, NH
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Route 89
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Daniel's Restaurant & Pub
5 Miles
Nearest Ski
Pat's Peak Ski Resort
Henniker, NH, USA
Nearest Beach
French Pond

Car: Necessary

Less than 1.5 hours from Boston, Henniker is a charming college town nestled along the Contoocook River with it's own covered bridge right at the village center. As you familiarize yourself with Henniker, you'll be delighted by the warm, small town atmosphere. Explore the quaint eateries, the century old pharmacy/toy shop or grab a bite at Intervale Farm Pancake House & Ice Cream Stand. In the colder months, you can enjoy winter fun at Pat's Peak Ski Resort just 5 miles from your doorstep!

New Hampshire's state capital is less than 15 miles away with interesting shops, eateries and site-seeing. Shopping: Main street has a few cute shops and a rather large quilting store. Large retailers (Walmart, Target, BestBuy) can be found in Concord along with a shopping mall and movie theater. Outlet shopping is less than 40 minutes away in Tilton, NH.

Restaurants: Intervale Farm Pancake House is a favorite stop for Sat or Sun breakfast. Housemade maple syrup is available to take home. Daniel's Restaurant and Pub, located right on the Contoocook River, offers a nice selection of entrees and an extensive cocktail menu. For a very casual meal, St. George's Cafe is a great sandwich stop.

Henniker is a great place to relax and get away from it all or enjoy an action filled vacation. Stroll the streets or trails along the river, enjoy a summer concert on the green or spend an afternoon playing golf, take a hike through the lush trails or ski one of the area mountains. There is a lot to see and do around Henniker. Its central location makes it a great place to use as your home base while you explore New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Vermont or even Maine.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2004

About the owner: Although my family is currently living in Pittsburgh, we are originally from New England where we have a very large extended family. We love the peace and quiet of mornings spent on the deck of our New Hampshire cottage watching the wildlife and listening to the sounds of nature. Every summer we have a big BBQ and fireworks display on French Pond to share our favorite spot with family and friends. We have also spent many winter vacations skiing (the boys prefer snowboarding) at Pat's Peak and ice skating on the pond. We travel back home as often as possible; but unfortunately we don't get back often enough which is why we've decided to share our cottage experience with others. It's such a great place to create truly special memories - I know you're going to love it!

Why the Owner Chose Henniker, NH, USA:
Less than 1.5 hours from our home in Massachusetts, the cottage was a perfect spot for our family to get away from our daily routines and reconnect. We fell in love with the rustic beauty of the cottage and the picturesque pond. It immediately struck us as a great family vacation home. Henniker is a charming college town nestled along the Contoocook River with it's own covered bridge right at the village center. We love the warm, small town atmosphere including the century old pharmacy/toy shop and the small businesses where you'll find the owners behind the counters. Being a family of skiers and snowboarders, it's an added bonus to have Pat's Peak Ski Resort just 5 miles from our doorstep. We fell in love with the cottage and the town and have been blessed with some wonderful family memories of our vacations on French Pond.

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
When you first walk into the cottage, you're greeted with a panoramic view of the water and woods. You're struck by the beauty of your surroundings. It's so relaxing to sit and listen to the call of the loons or soak up the brilliant colors of the fall foliage as you sip your morning coffee on the expansive deck overlooking the water. The pond offers a lot of activities from fishing and swimming, to canoeing or simply bird watching. The rustic beauty of our getaway on French Pond has a peaceful ambiance and relaxing charm, but it also offers easy access to many area sites and activities. Henniker is a great place to relax and get away from it all or enjoy an action filled vacation. Stroll the streets or trails along the river, enjoy a summer concert on the green or spend an afternoon playing golf, take a hike through the lush trails or ski one of the area mountains. There is a lot to see and do around Henniker. Its central location makes it a great place to use as your home base while you explore New Hampshire.


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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/16/2016

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Photos

  • Step through the door and this is your view.

    Step through the door and this is your view.

  • Comfortable seating area looking out onto the pond.

    Comfortable seating area looking out onto the pond.

  • Fully equipped kitchen featuring an eat-in area with enough room for eight!

    Fully equipped kitchen featuring an eat-in area with enough room for eight!

  • Wake up to a beautiful view looking out onto the deck.

    Wake up to a beautiful view looking out onto the deck.

  • Twin bedroom with walkout to deck

    Twin bedroom with walkout to deck

  • Off the entry way, roomy full bath with shower.

    Off the entry way, roomy full bath with shower.

  • Comfy living room with overstuffed couch and chair.

    Comfy living room with overstuffed couch and chair.

  • Expansive deck provides views from one end of the cabin to the other.

    Expansive deck provides views from one end of the cabin to the other.

  • French Pond is the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.

    French Pond is the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.

  • Henniker's covered bridge

    Henniker's covered bridge

  • The dining room at Daniel's Restaurant overlooks the Contoocook River

    The dining room at Daniel's Restaurant overlooks the Contoocook River

  • Seating on the deck provides a great view of the pond.

    Seating on the deck provides a great view of the pond.

  • Comfortable seating area in the sun-room with views of the pond and woods.

    Comfortable seating area in the sun-room with views of the pond and woods.

  • Charming master bedroom with 1/2 bath attached.

    Charming master bedroom with 1/2 bath attached.

  • Adorable half-bath adjoining master bedroom.

    Adorable half-bath adjoining master bedroom.

  • Single bedroom with lofted bunk. Lots of drawer space under the bed!

    Single bedroom with lofted bunk. Lots of drawer space under the bed!

  • Open concept kitchen and eating area for gathering while preparing a meal.

    Open concept kitchen and eating area for gathering while preparing a meal.

  • Pine paneled entry way with vaulted ceilings and original hearth.

    Pine paneled entry way with vaulted ceilings and original hearth.

  • Hot air balloon from the annual Balloon Festival in neighboring Hillsborough

    Hot air balloon from the annual Balloon Festival in neighboring Hillsborough

  • Pat's Peak Ski Resort is just 5 miles away

    Pat's Peak Ski Resort is just 5 miles away

  • A beautiful autumn day with the foliage colors reflecting off the water

    A beautiful autumn day with the foliage colors reflecting off the water

  • Scene from Keene's Pumpkin Festival

    Scene from Keene's Pumpkin Festival

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Thursday, December 01, 2016

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