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House & Cottage Overlooking Lake Winni - Sleeps 15 - Short stroll to beach

Moultonborough, NH, USA
  • House3500 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms5
  • Sleeps15
  • Bathrooms4
  • Half Baths0
  • Mininum Stay3 - 7 nights

5 Bedrooms+ Den, Cathedral ceiling living room,4 Baths, Sleeps 12-15, Large yard

Big Bear and Little Bear Lodge overlooking Lake Winnipesaukee sleeps up to 15 people with five bedrooms plus an additional sleeping area, four baths, two living rooms and a family room, a loft, and one-and-one-half kitchens, 2 large decks. Large yard and just 400' +/- to the Long Island beach.

In the main house, the large, cathedral ceiling living room has a wood burning fireplace and is open to the dining and complete kitchen area. There is also a bath with walk in shower and a bedroom with a queen bed on this main floor.

Upstairs there is a full bath, a master bedroom with a queen-size and a twin bed, another bedroom with a queen bed and a twin bed and a lovely loft sitting area that overlooks the living room. The lower level has a sitting area with pop-up trundle bed that can creates a double bed, a large family room with a full-size air hockey table, a bathroom with walk in shower, and a laundry area. 2700 sq ft +/-.

Little Bear Lodge, to the right of the main house,has an additional 700+/- square feet of living space. The living room/dining area has a pull-out couch and dining for six. There is a large counter top area with a two-burner cooktop, microwave, griddle, and a coffee maker and a full size refrigerator. One bedroom has a queen-size bed and the other has two twins. There is a large full bathroom and a small deck.

The home sits on a two-acre lot with horseshoes, a basketball hoop, swings with volleyball and other games available. Sit on the large decks on front and back and watch the activities. Great for large groups of friends and family get-togethers. The home is just one lot back from the Long Island beach. Lifeguards are usually on duty during peak times and there's a lovely walking path out to the peninsula. There is a boat launch diagonally across the street if you have a kayak or motor boat. Or rent a motor boat. Trexlers Marina is just over the other side of the bridge. For kayaks or SUPS, you can stop to rent in Center Harbor.

The lodges contain all your basic kitchen utensils, dishes, and silverware. There are cherry hardwood and pine floors and the furnishings are in the mission and lodge style. There are three TV's and a large gas grill. Cable TV. Wifi in main house. Guests are responsible for their own linens and towels (contact owner if you need to rent linens). Five cars maximum.


Madelyn & Steven

Member Since 2004
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within one day
english, swedish
Calendar last updated:
Mar 07, 2018


    • Internet
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
      • Bedroom in cottage
        2 twin/ single
      • Master Bedroom in cottage
        2 queen
      • Den
        Trundle bed in area off of 1st floor family room
      • Bedroom Main Floor
        1 queen, Located off a short hall from living area and bath/shower
      • Master Bedroom
        1 queen, 1 twin/ single, Large master with lots of light
      • Bedroom upper floor
        1 queen, 1 twin/ single, View of the lake
      • Queen size Beds (4), Twin Beds (4), Sleep Sofa (1) Trundle bed (1) in lower level of main house.


      • 4 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower, On Main floor between dining/living area and bedroom.
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, combination tub/shower, On top floor between Master Bedroom and another bedroom
      • Bathroom 3
        toilet, shower, On 1st level
      • Bathroom 4
        toilet, combination tub/shower, Large bath In cottage
      • Bathroom with tub or shower on each floor of the house plus in cottage. Main floor bath has just been remodeled with double door shower and heated towel bar.

      Location Type

        • Lake
          Area of water surface = 72 square miles Distance around lake = 182 miles Length = 28 miles approx. Widest Point = 15 miles Lake Winnipesaukee is the largest lake in the State of NH and one of the largest lakes in the United States. Surrounded by three mountain ranges, the wooded shoreline and crystal clear water of this spring-fed lake make it a popular year round destination, a place to rest and relax in beautiful surroundings.
        • Lake View
          View of the lake from front deck and front living spaces.
        • Mountain
          Check http://www.hikenewengland.com/ for various hiking trails in the area, many providing incredible views of the lakes. One of the nicest views from http://www.hikenewengland.com/RattlesnakeWestGen
        • Town
          Moultonborough is home to 1) perhaps the oldest country store in the US 2) the 'Castle in the Clouds', an estate set in the Ossipee Mountains. 3) Approximately 65 miles of shoreline
        • Water View
          Beautiful Lake Winnipesaukee and the Long Island bridge


            • Adventure
            • Away From It All
            • Budget
            • Family
            • Sports & Activities


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Living Room
                      2 living rooms and a family room
                    • Alarm Clock
                    • Clothes Dryer
                    • Fireplace
                      Firewood provided.
                    • Heating
                    • Internet
                      Wifi in the main house
                    • Ceiling Fans
                    • Parking
                    • Parking Off Street
                    • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
                    • Washing Machine
                      Front loading machine.
                    • Wood Fireplace


                        • Kitchen
                          Full kitchen in main house. Second kitchen in cottage has a 2 burner cook top, griddle, full size fridge and a microwave but does not have an oven.
                        • 4 Ring Stove
                        • Coffee Maker
                          Cone filters
                        • Cooking Utensils
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Dishwasher
                          Main house only
                        • Grill
                        • Blender
                        • Lobster Pot
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Refrigerator
                          1 in Main home and 1 in cottage
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining
                              The table in the main dining room seats 8. The back deck just off the dining area has a table that seats 5. Cottage dining table seats 6.
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 8 people


                                • Air Hockey
                                • CD Player
                                • DVD Player
                                • Game Room
                                  Air hockey
                                • Games
                                  Air hockey, volleyball, basketball hoop, horseshoes
                                • Games for Kids
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  Cable box in main living room and cottage
                                • Television
                                  TV in both living rooms and in family room. Cable box in main living room and cottage. Other TV gets basic TV channels or watch movies on DVD players


                                    • Balcony
                                    • Child's Swing
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      Decks on front and back of house as well as small deck on cottage
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      On 2 acre lot. Large front and back yard
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      Large Propane grill
                                    • Outdoor Grill Gas
                                    • Wood Deck


                                        • wheelchair inaccessible


                                            • library
                                            • autumn foliage
                                            • churches
                                            • cinemas
                                            • festivals
                                            • forests
                                            • caves
                                            • marina
                                            • museums
                                            • restaurants
                                            • water parks
                                            • waterfalls
                                            • zoo

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • paddle boating
                                                • antiquing
                                                • horseback riding
                                                • horseshoes
                                                • miniature golf
                                                • outlet shopping
                                                • boating
                                                • photography
                                                • scenic drives
                                                • shopping
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • walking
                                                • wildlife viewing

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • ATM/bank
                                                    • groceries
                                                    • laundromat
                                                    • massage therapist

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • mountaineering
                                                        • basketball court
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • fly fishing
                                                        • freshwater fishing
                                                        • golf
                                                        • hiking
                                                        • hunting
                                                        • jet skiing
                                                        • kayaking
                                                        • mountain climbing
                                                        • cycling
                                                        • rock climbing
                                                        • sailing
                                                        • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                        • snorkeling
                                                        • snorkeling/diving
                                                        • snowmobiling
                                                        • swimming
                                                        • water skiing
                                                        • water tubing
                                                        • wind-surfing


                                                            • A full and a partial kitchen, large yard with basketball hoop, horseshoes and other outdoor games. Close to Trexlers Marina that has boat rentals or take a private tour with lakewinnitours.com. Stop by http://www.wildmeadowpaddlesports.com/ to rent kayaks or canoes and easily launch at boat ramp diagonally across the street. Cruise the lake on the Mt Washington out of Meredith. Go to Kellerhaus for ice cream sundae waffle breakfast. Horseback riding at the Castle in the Clouds or just take to see the incredible views from there. Walk around the Squam Lake Science center to see the animals or hike the short Rattlesnake trail for outstanding views of most of Squam and Winnipesaukee.

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 5:00 PM

                                                              Check-out: 12:00 PM

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

                                                              14 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              Perfect for large families!

                                                              Joe and Paula s.

                                                              Our stay was 8/6-8/13/2016. There were 8 adults and 7 children from 6 to 12 and we were never crowded or under foot. The property is divided into a large (Bear) cabin and a smaller (little bear) cabin, they were decorated adorably . Our family get along and we were all looking forward to this time to visit , relax, and have some adventures. The location is beautiful and the proximity to the water was great.Can't say enough about the clear lake water and mountain views. Best sunsets were down at the beach. The house s were well set up with everything you need , linens( of course) you bring yourself. There is a small store (JoJos) a short trip away so what you forget you can find. 20-25 min away is a large grocery for major supplies. Beds were comfortable, bathrooms spotless and you will get the hang of the water temperature adjustments in the showers. We are grilling folks and thankfully our sons brought theirs because one gas grill just won't feed our 15. We ate all meals outside except breakfast as this is a treat. The smell of the pines is heavenly and 2 very long picnic tables accommodated our crew with comfort. We ended our evening with a gathering around the fire pit. Highly recommend this experience to all. Madelyn Mitton was a dream to talk to and was very accessible for any questions. WiFi on the property worked well. Thanks again Mr and Mrs Mitton.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              We're thrilled you had a great week at our home. We try to make it a fun place to stay. It doesn't get much better than Lake Winnipesaukee! Thanks for sending along the family photo and the beautiful sunset.

                                                              We appreciate all your feedback. We continue to make improvements to the property and have completed several projects based on our guests suggestions. Warm Regards, The Mittons


                                                              My family wanted to find a place to celebrate several occasions for a week! The pictures we saw of this house didn't really do it justice! It was more beautiful and spacious than the photos! From the moment we entered it felt like home! Breathtaking views of the lake! Being able to walk to the gorgeous beach was incredible! We actually ate more at the house than in restaurants!! Both patios were spacious and the views amazing! Our family has bonded in a different way and we have memories that will last forever! We will be back!!

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Thanks so much!! We're so happy to hear your family was able to share some special celebrations together at our house and make some great lasting memories.

                                                              Relaxing home on Lake Winn

                                                              Maria T.CT

                                                              This is our fourth trip to the Mitton's home on Lake Winn - we have thoroughly enjoyed ourselves each and every time. Three families traveling together and everybody has enough room. Kids have a blast at the beach and in the large yard and the adults enjoy the fire pit. Boat Launch across from the beach is convenient if you have (or rent) a boat or jet ski. The owners are very easy to deal with and the house is well equipped. Ongoing renovations have been fun to watch over the years. We highly recommend this property and look forward to returning.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              I'm glad you enjoy the regular improvements to our house. The complete conversion to a classic Adirondack lake house will take us a while but it already looks so much better than the shag rug / beveled glass contemporary house we bought. Hope to see you again next year.

                                                              Wedding Weekend in Oct

                                                              Jill S.Ayer

                                                              What a wonderful long weekend we had for our daughter's wedding at Castle in the Clouds. We had four generations staying at the houses and it was perfect. Plenty of room for each generation to have some space along with large common areas for enjoying each other. The ages were from 4 months to 80 years old. The kitchen is incredibly stocked with pots, pans etc. It made feeding everyone very easy. All the girls gathered at the house before the wedding and the pictures are beautiful. A minor issue came up and was addressed by the owners immediately. We couldn't have asked for a better stay. The house helped round out the perfect wedding.

                                                              Great place for a family vacation!

                                                              DaveAmherst, New Hampshire, USA

                                                              Our extended family had so much fun last year we just booked another week for this summer's vacation. The house was the perfect size for us. The beach is literally just a 2 minute walk, or you can drive if you have beach chairs and food to bring. The kids loved the big yard to play in and the large room downstairs to watch movies and play games. There were plenty of bedrooms to accommodate each family and their kids. My parents loved that we were all able to stay in one place and that there was plenty of room for all of us to hang out when it rained. The owners are nice folks and have kept this home in excellent condition.

                                                              Wonderful Vacations

                                                              Maria T.CT

                                                              This is the 2nd year that our family rented this house and both vacations were some of the best times we have had together. The house is big enough to accomodate extended family and friends and makes you feel like home as soon as you get there. Three large bedrooms in the main house with comfortable beds. The living room and downstairs recreation room are very spacious and comfortable - enough room for the kids and adults to hang out in their own space. Nice outside deck area with large table and grill. The additional separate apartment is awesome - very neat and tidy with plenty of room. There is a huge yard with a fire pit and picnic tables. And a quick walk to the awesome beach where the water is crystal clear. LIfeguards on duty are very attentive.

                                                              I would highly recommend this property. Owners are a pleasure to deal with. We hope to return again soon!

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Thank you for taking the time to post this. And for being so thorough. We do our best to provide a great place for a group vacation with plenty of space indoors and out. We have been vacationing at Lake Winnipesaukee for as long as I can remember and there isn't anywhere quite like it for a wonderful family vacation.

                                                              I hope you can make it back again soon to see the on-going upgrades.


                                                              Moultonborough, NH, USA

                                                              Swimming, boating, waterski, wakeboard, kayaking, sailing, zip lining, water parks, incredible restaurants, cute stores, zoo/science center, hiking with views of mountains and lakes

                                                              14 Reviews

                                                              Exceptional 5/5

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