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Mountain Lodge on Serene Lake: Swim, Paddle, and Fish from Private Beach

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights

Overview

About the property

Large 6-bedroom in White Mountains, 2 hrs to Boston, minutes to ski areas

Trying to decide between the mountains and the lakes for your family vacation? Why choose? We are the only 6-bedroom vacation house in the White Mountains that is on a lake.

** Enjoy our architect-designed new kitchen completely remodeled in June 2017. Beautiful, high-end stove, cabinets, brand-new dishwasher and many special details make it a joy to use. Bathrooms also re-done and windows replaced. If you have stayed with us before you'll be amazed at all the improvements while the old cozy charm remains. **

This classic mountain lodge is nestled in the White Mountains on a lovely lake. Six private bedrooms on two floors make this ideal for large families. Without leaving the property, you can swim, fish, boat, play volleyball and other lawn games, or have a bonfire. It's a short walk up the road to Hubbard Brook trails where you can hike along a rushing river with swimming holes and waterfalls. We are also close to four major ski areas; Loon mountain is less than 15 minutes away and Cannon Mountain, which has the largest vertical drop of any mountain in New Hampshire, is just 20 minutes door-to-door.

RENTAL FEATURES

- Beach with dock

- Huge fieldstone fireplace

- Six private bedrooms on two floors, each with a queen or full-sized bed.

- Private hot tub

- Canoe, kayak, and paddleboat with life jackets and paddles

- A 1.25 acre lot with a flat lawn for games, volleyball, soccer and badminton (plenty of lawn games in the shed)

- Giant deck overlooking lake and mountains

- Gas grill

- Fire pit in the yard

- Large driveway with room for plenty of cars

- Free wifi and premium cable channels (HBO, etc.)

- Bed linen and towels

LOCATION

Mirror Lake Lodge is located in the heart of the White Mountains, surrounded by hiking, waterfalls, ski mountains, and family attractions.

Time to ski mountains (with year-round attractions):

15 minutes to Loon

20 minutes to Cannon

25 minutes to Waterville Valley

35 minutes to Bretton Woods.

Several lovely towns are nearby with great restaurants, shopping, and family attractions. However, the beauty of Mirror Lake Lodge is that guests can park their car and leave it. Being directly on a lake and having a huge yard means no packing up the car every time someone wants to go for a swim. Go from the house to the yard to the water without lugging a bag. Guests can wake up and be right where they want to be. There are miles of trails along Mirror Lake and nearby Hubbard Brook.

The lodge is on beautiful Mirror Lake, which is spring fed and 30-feet deep, ideal for swimming, paddling and fishing. It is stocked with trout. The shore is mostly lined by National Forest. Motor boats are prohibited.

Besides skiing and snowboard, there are many area attractions and activities. Guests can enjoy hikes in Franconia Notch and Welch Dickey. Even very young explorers can enjoy hiking to the Basin, the Flume, and Lost River. Rock climbers can easily get to nearby Rumney. Train buffs will enjoy the nearby Hobo Railroad, Lafayette Dining Car, and the steam engine at Clark's Trading Post - all in neighboring Lincoln, NH. Golfers can play at the Jack O'Lantern and Waterville Valley golf courses. We are also a short drive to Squam Lake Science Center and Waterville Valley. We have information on local businesses who provide unique experiences such as moose tours and standing paddle board lessons.

**Attention swimmers: Before we bought the lodge, we used to come to Mirror Lake just to swim because the temperature was perfect, the water is clear and and there are no motorboats. It's an ideal lake for swimming. Our four-year old loves to wade and play on the sandy beach in front of the house. Our beach gradually goes out to 10 feet deep in the middle of our cove. The middle of Mirror Lake is 30 feet deep.

HOUSE AND YARD

The lodge is a 200+ year old converted barn with a giant stone fireplace. It is imbued with authentic charm and character. There is a large hot tub that is in a separate part of the building.

There is a beach, a dock, 3 kayaks, canoe and paddleboat that guests are free to use. Also on the grounds is a fire pit, picnic tables, and a very large, flat lawn with flower gardens and playing fields.

Guests are happily surprised by the size of our yard. It is a flat and grassy acre at the edge of the lake. We have croquet, bocce ball, and other games in the shed. There's even a large rectangular area that we set up for volley ball or badminton.

There is an owner's unit on the bottom floor of the house that we use on weekends and vacations. We have a separate yard and entrance. If any issues arise when we are not there, guests are encouraged to contact our local caretaker who lives nearby.

FOOD AND DINING

We have a full kitchen equipped with a stove, microwave, toaster, griddle, coffee maker, pots and pans, and most items you would normally need to make a meal. There is also an outdoor gas grill and an outdoor dining area. Within 15 minutes are 2 large grocery stores, several organic food stores, a state liquor store, and specialty wine and beer shops.

If you wish to go out to eat, there are a wide range of good options from pizza and sugar shacks to microbreweries and fine dining. Please ask us for a list of local recommendations and favorites.

INFO FOR LARGER GROUPS

If the party is over 12, it is $25 more per person, per night - this includes children and day visitors. Please check with us in advance if you are planning on additional guests. The house and the house facilities are designed to handle a limited number of people (12). If you want to host a special event, make sure to discuss with us ahead of time so we can see if it is possible to make arrangements.

DOGS

We do allow up to two well-behaved dogs. We do require an additional refundable damage deposit if you bring your furry companion.

More Details

Owner
Laura
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 17, 2017

About Laura

I grew up in New Hampshire and my parents have a cabin in neighboring Thorton. My husband, son and I and our dog Rudy live in Boston now. My husband is a general contractor and architect, and we look forward to maintaining and improving the lodge and property in the coming years.

Laura purchased this lodge in 2013

Why Laura chose White Mountains

In the summers when we visited my parents, my husband and I used to come to Mirror Lake because it's the best place to swim in the area. The water is so clean and clear and the shore is so wooded. We had been looking for a place on a lake for years and when we saw the lodge was for sale, we knew that this was the place. We met with Annemarie, the previous owner, who was (and is) great. We were lucky to have her teach us how she had successfully run the lodge for the last 15 years. We plan to keep the spirit of Mirror Lake Lodge going as the perfect place for families and friends to make lifelong memories.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This property was perfect for what we wanted. We had 6 of us stay over two nights after my wedding. It provided privacy, was quiet, very clean and well appointed and had a great hot tub. We plan on coming back in the summer when we can do more exploring and use of the lake. The owners are amazing at communicating and were very helpful. I would recommend this place to anyone who wants a quiet place to stay with lovely amenities.
Oct 2013
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Amenities

North Woodstock Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double
    Bedroom 6 - 1 double
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water tubing

Reviews

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Mountain Lodge on Serene Lake: Swim, Paddle, and Fish from Private Beach
average rating of 4.647059 based on 20 reviews
Jericho VT
5

Lake house

  • 5 of 5

This was our 4 th year staying at the lodge on Mirror lake. We were delighted to see all the wonderful upgrades in the kitchen and bathroom! The kitchen is huge with plenty of storage and counter space. It fit our group of 11 comfortably. The lake was pristine, clean and cool, complete with a resident Loon. We spent long days lounging in our floats, fishing and boating. For us the house and grounds are perfect. There is a large side lawn where we set up croquet and a badminton net all set up for use. Overall we love it. The luxury of having our own lake front is what we look forward to every summer! Thank you Laura and Kevin for sharing such a great place.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Spacious cabin in a tranquil location

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time at the lodge on Mirror Lake. A group of us stayed over a weekend in February, and took advantage of the ideal location to do some ice fishing out on the lake. Laura made sure that we had everything we needed, and was very easy to contact. The lodge itself was very spacious, with plenty of room and beds for the seven of us. The fireplace (and the hot tub) made it an ideal winter get-away. Overall, a really nice place with great views of the lake.

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Unique Rental, Nice Location

  • 3 of 5

Having been built in an old barn this property was truly unique. Every year we travel with a group of friends up north, and this was the first year each couple was able to have their old bedroom instead of bunking up, which was quite nice. The location is very close to Lincoln for those looking to ski, and we found many nearby hiking trails for some snowy excursions.

Overall we had a fantastic weekend, but I think it's prudent to mention that the house has a lower unit in which the owner stayed with their young children the entire time. While I'm sure this isn't a concern to many renters, it was a bit off putting for us since we paid for what we thought would be a private retreat, and I'll admit our group can get loud at night! Just something to keep in mind.

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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South Yarmouth, MA
5

Perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had a blast! The lake is beautiful and the house was perfect for a Fall getaway! Nice and cozy by the fireplace! It's a great year round getaway spot!

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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4

Great place

  • 4 of 5

This old 200 yr old barn was great place for us. plenty of room for our family reunion (only 8 of us were able to go). Lots of beds. We brought our own kayaks however there were plenty to use. Gorgeous lake....one of our best weekends this year. Great outdoor fire pit, awesome deck. Down side is small kitchen... Old stove....however, we made do. The one bedroom next to the bathroom did have a smell to it, however, had a stained carpet, which someone thought an animal peed on?!? We didn't bring the dogs we planned on but it is a great place if you have one. Cobwebs around. But heck it's a barn!

Would totally rent this place again. Awesome wildlife on that lake...just beautiful. Thank you Laura!

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: HI Linda, We are so glad your group enjoyed yourselves at the lodge Thank you for taking the time to review our property. We were very horrified to hear that you noticed a smell in one of the rooms. I wish you had alerted us immediately since we would have been happy to address the issue. As you know, our caretaker, Mike, responds quite quickly and our guests' comfort is very important to us. Now that we know, we will make sure to solve the issue. I also do apologize for the spider webs. We have great cleaners who scrub the lodge down after each renter, but it is hard to get the webs out of the tallest rafters. Best, Laura
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5

Everything we could have hoped for

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful place! Water, hiking, kayaking/canoeing/swimming, birdwatching... We had a blast! our visit was a combination of several of my siblings and their young families, plus my parents. House was perfect for us all with 6 bedrooms, games for rainy days, fans in every room for hot days, and a big kitchen table for dinners. Kids and adults had fun snorkeling the water looking for fish, frogs and salamanders. Saw an osprey and bald eagle out near rocks while kayaking. Mike, the care taker was a great help. Just had a great time at this rustic, charming spot!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Manchester, NH
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Woodstock Station Brewery
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Jack O'Lantern Resort and Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
93
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Tony's Italian Grill and Pub
Nearest Ski
11 Miles
Loon
Car: necessary

North Woodstock is in the heart of the White Mountains. Just 15 minutes from Loon, one of the largest ski mountains in New Hampshire, and very close to state-owned Cannon Mountain and Waterville Valley (x-country and downhill), the area is ski and snowboard heaven. In the warmer months, there is hiking through miles of National and State Forests, including the Appalachian Trail. Within Woodstock are rivers, waterfalls and gorges to explore with short hikes. Kids and grownups will enjoy Clarks Trading Post and Polar Caves or a scenic rides at Hobo Railroad or the Lafayette Dining Train. Need a break? Great restaurants and bars in nearby Woodstock, Lincoln and Campton. Shopping your bag? Not far either from Garnet Hill outlet (my mom's favorite) in Franconia and adorable downtown Littleton, NH (check out Just L for mid-century modern furniture). Also close to outlet shopping centers in North Conway and Tilton.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Damage Deposit $200

PRICES ARE VALID THROUGH AUGUST 31, 2014.

CANCELLATION INFORMATION:
Cancellations outside of 60 days of arrival forfeit $100
Cancellations within 60 days of arrival forfeit entire balance, unless dates are re-booked.

GUESTS NEED TO PROVIDE:
Name /Address/contact numbers
Number of adults/children
Info on pets in party

There is an additional $200 refundable pet deposit if you bring a pet.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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