MARCH IS TURNING OUT TO BE THE BEST MONTH FOR SKIING ALL WINTER!:
** Downhill skiers and snow boarders - We are less than 15 minutes to Loon and just 20 minutes to Cannon Mountain and Waterville Valley. Just 40 minutes to Bretton Woods.
** Nordic Skiers - The trails at Waterville are in great shape and we have our own trails just down the road for plenty of fun.
** Our reduced spring rates are in effect.
Trying to decide between the mountains and the lakes for your family vacation? Why choose? We are the only large vacation house in the White Mountains with a private beach. In warmer months you can swim, paddle and fish in our beautiful, pristine lake.
Six private bedrooms on two floors make this ideal for large families and family reunions. Grill on our deck. Prepare meals in our architect-designed new kitchen with new stove, cabinets, dishwasher, large fridge and many special details. Play games in front of the fire place or roast marshmallows at our fire pit.
We have much for active families and groups to do nearby. Without leaving the property, you can swim, fish, or take one of our kayaks or canoes out. We have a giant flat lawn for playing games and a volleyball court. A short walk up the road leads to trails where you can hike along Hubbard Brook and find swimming holes and waterfalls.
We are a short drive away from four major ski areas; Loon, Cannon, Waterville, and Bretton Woods. These ski resorts offer the best skiing in New Hampshire. In the summer they also provide outdoor activities for families.
- Beach with dock
- Huge fieldstone fireplace
- Six private bedrooms on two floors, each with a queen or full-sized bed.
- Private hot tub
- Canoe, kayaks, and pedal boat 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
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
20 minutes to Waterville Valley
35 minutes to Bretton Woods.
Several lovely towns are nearby with great restaurants, shopping, and family attractions. 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. Some other great attractions nearby include Lost River Gorge and Boulder Caves.
However, the beauty of Mirror Lake Lodge is that guests can park their car and leave it. 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.
**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 table, 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.
We do allow up to two well-behaved dogs. We do require an additional refundable damage deposit if you bring your furry companion.