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A Simple Cabin In The Woods

Bedrooms 5
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Sleeps 8 Just Steps From The Lake And Mountain Views

This rustic former fishing camp has this three bedrooms sharing one bathroom plus two out buildings and is perfect for a family vacation or just a romantic lakeside getaway. The main house has a master bedroom and two smaller bedrooms with bunkbeds. The cozy living room with fireplace opens to a screen porch overlooking the lake. One of the two outbuildings is a one room bedroom in the woods for adventuresome youngsters and the other is a recently redone boathouse that has a futon and wonderful views of the lake and mountains.

The water in the house comes from the lake so bottled water is used for drinking.

The house comes with a dock and a canoe and there are kayaks, motor boats and sail boats available to rent at the local marina.

More Details

Tricia Pinkard
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 4, 2017

About Tricia Pinkard

Bob came to New Hampshire as a boy and attended camp not far from Squam Lake. He has returned almost every summer since. Tricia is originally from North Carolina, but calls New Hampshire her spiritual home. She loves the simple living, hiking and the call of the loons on Squam. But our lab, Midnight, may enjoy Squam more than both of us put together.

Tricia Pinkard purchased this cabin in 2006

Why Tricia Pinkard chose Center Harbor

We bought this house to protect the simple way of life that is the hallmark of Squam Lake. It is all about the the woods, the lake and the wildlife here and we wanted to have a house that brought the outside in. We love to share this cabin with our guests and see the rejuvenation and renewal that happens here.

What makes this cabin unique

What we love about our house is that it is out the peninsula, 2.5 miles from the main road. There are a few houses nearby but there is a lot of conservation land and wildlife around us. We also wanted a west facing dock to view the sunsets and feel the afternoon warmth.


Center Harbor Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Basic bathroom with outside door for use by the outbuildings.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 bunk bed , Built in bunk beds with a sink in the room
    Bedroom 3 - 1 bunk bed , Built in bunk beds
    The boathouse - 1 sleep sofa /futon , recently renovated, with deck on the lake
    Master bedroom - 1 queen , view of the lake
    The shed - 2 twin/ single , a tiny, very basic, outbuilding off the main house (8x10)
  • The master bedroom has a queen bed, two side tables with reading lamps, bureau and chair. There is limited closet space. There is a view from the bed to the lake.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Spend hours sitting on the dock or swim to your own private floating raft. Hike the nearby White Mountains. Take walks in the woods or read lakeside. Let nature sink in and find your peace. A week feels like two in this quiet, nature-laden spot.


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A Simple Cabin In The Woods
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

Simply Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at Tricia's cottage. The spot on Squam is stunning, and we felt very far away from it all. The cabin was exactly as advertised, and the boat house was a real bonus - what a neat building and the definition of "on the water!"

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cozy, campy and charming!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at center harbor in this cozy cabin with beautiful lake views, the sounds of loons and a great location.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quintessential Squam

  • 5 of 5

Last year had been our first year at this cottage and I can't say enough about the property and the owner. Trish is so kind and the property is just as they describe...."simple". I'd also describe it as wonderful. Having grown up on this lake, I'll tell you this is the quintessential Squam lake house with a lovely little boathouse getaway (that we particularly enjoyed).

  • Submitted: May 4, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Car: necessary

The cabin is located near the end of a dirt road and surrounded by conservation areas. There are walking and hiking trails close by and the lake offers abundant recreational opportunities right from your own dock.

Five minutes away in Center Harbor is Heath's, an excellent grocery store, and Moulton Farms where you can buy locally grown produce, fresh seafood and pies to die for is a few minutes farther away.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $150

Check in: 4 pm on Saturday
Check out: noon on Saturday

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.