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3 Br Family Lake Home: Great Swimming Area for Children

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10

Our parents bought the property in the 1960's. In 1972 they built an addition and winterized the property. They lived there happily for many years and all of the children, grandchildren, and friends have fond memories of summers and winters at the lake. There is nothing more relaxing than warm summer days on the dock, sharing stories and watching the sunset over Dalton Mountain. In the winter you can cross country ski, snowmobile, and skate on lake, followed by hot chocolate in front of the large outdoor fireplace.

The children took ownership of the family home in 2012 and we began updating and renovating all of the rooms. Updating the patio and gardens is a work in progress. Our Dad was an avid and gifted gardener. His gardens and stonewalls were a great source of pride and we all continue to enjoy their beauty.

More Details

Laurie Boswell
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 10, 2018

About Laurie Boswell

Our parents, Earl and Jane Boswell, bought the camp in the 1960's. They raised us (Bonnie, Michael, Connie, and Laurie) in neighboring Littleton, NH. We were blessed to spend summers at the lake, learning to swim, dive, and water ski, along with picking rocks out of the lake to create a great swimming area. As adults we now look back and realize how important family time at the lake was. We all currently live in NH and we have raised our own children who enjoy making memories by spending time at the lake.

Laurie Boswell purchased this house in 1964

Why Laurie Boswell chose Whitefield

Our parents turned the property over to us four children in 2005. We all own homes of our own, though we all enjoy time at the lake whether it is a family cookout to celebrate a special occasion or a quick dip in the lake after a long day at work. There is nothing quite as relaxing as watching the sunset while enjoying a glass of wine on the dock. The peacefulness is unmatched.

What makes this house unique

Forest Lake is close to town (Whitefield and Littleton) for all daily conveniences, yet far enough away to experience the peace and solitude of life on a lake. The sound of loons or morning doves may wake you, but automobile traffic never will.


Whitefield House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Family
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Newly renovated with tiled showed and cool window!
  • Full bath upstairs Shower in downstairs bath
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , Twin bed is a trundle so it sleeps 2
  • Master bedroom has a king bed and private bath; bedroom looks out onto the lake. Second bedroom has a double bed. Third bedroom has a bunk and trundle bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
Interested in a private chef to take care of all of your meals? This can be arranged!


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3 Br Family Lake Home: Great Swimming Area for Children
average rating of 4.9375 based on 16 reviews

Great lake house and dock.

  • 4 of 5

We had a great week on the lake and i the house. The house is clean and comfortable and the lake is quiet and safe for children.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful lakefront site for kids swimming and kayaking-20mins to Bretton woods!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed staying at this cozy family home with a wonderful uncrowded lakefront location--only steps to dock from back sitting area. Loved that they had 3 solo kayaks and a canoe and that the water was shallow at dock so a 5-year-old non-swimmer with vest felt comfortable walking independently into his solo kayak--a memorable first experience! We also treasured the peace and tranquility in the evenings when children were asleep and we sat on the dock and also in morning listening to a couple of loons. Omni Mt. Washington hotel and other towns with restaurants and activities less than 30 mins away. We definitely plan to return! Thank you to our warm host family.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Zenaida and John, We are thrilled that you had a great week at the lake. It really is a special place for families to make memories. It must have been wonderful seeing that first kayak experience! This fall we are having a new dock built that will be the same shape as our current (larger) dock. We also plan to replace the bay window in the living room. We're almost done with all of the upgrades that our parents had in mind. We look forward to hosting you in the future. Yours, The Boswells
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Montclair, NJ

A week of serenity

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a week at the Boswell house on beautiful Forest Lake. The home was so welcoming and cheery and it is clear that the owners put a lot of thought into providing so many things that a renter would want or need. From beach towels, to bug spray, to condiments, there were so many thoughtful touches. They even provided the makings for s'mores! The lake itself is so wonderful... whether you want to swim, fish, kayak, or just listen to it's gentle lapping, you couldn't ask for better. We have already booked our trip for next year. Can't wait to hear the loons again and feel a fish tugging on the end of the line!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Cathy, Thank you so much for your kind review. One of the things we love the most is sharing our "little slice of heaven" with other families. We are so glad you had a relaxing and fun week and look forward to hosting you again next year. Our kindest regards, The Boswells
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Modesto, CA

Honeymoon at the Lake

  • 5 of 5

My new husband and I got the opportunity to honeymoon at the Lake House. We cannot say enough good things about this rental. My favorite parts of this rental were the outdoor fireplace and the dock. Most of our time was spent outside enjoying the lake view or kayaking. Great hiking/trail running nearby. The owners of the property are very helpful and have made great efforts to make this rental a comfortable retreat. We would definitely stay there again.

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, Peaceful Lake House!!!

  • 5 of 5

Our family had such a great trip at this beautiful, peaceful lake house!!! The house was so charming and clean, and being on the lake out back was turly serene. Children and us all enjoyed the swimming, kayaking and canoeing, too! Close to amazing hiking in White Mountain National Forest and both Franconia and Crawford Notch State Parks. Owners were very helpful. Would definitely stay again!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We loved the Boswell Family vacation house!

  • 5 of 5

Everything about our stay was delightful: the views, the sun drenched patio with fireplace, the shaded side yard and grill, abundant blueberries right from the bush, towel and sheet service, plenty of places to sleep, two docks on a sandy beach with a canoe and kayaks. Sunblock, bug spray, citronella candles and binoculars were thoughtfully left for our use. We were so happy to be able to bring our dog who had the time of his life swimming, playing with the fish, and going for walks every day. The owner was easy to contact and lived nearby. She even brought us fresh flowers and squash from her garden! We paddled and swam every day, and I think the Boswell house is the ideal location on Forest Lake and close to the best that New Hampshire has to offer. We hiked, mountain biked, swam in natural water slides, zip lined, went to the Weather Vane Theater to see The King and I, and more. Littleton had great shopping, several pianos on the sidewalks, the best book/toy store and candy store ever, and a beautiful, long, covered bridge over a river that begged you to come play in it. It was a perfect vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
115 Miles
Manchester Regional Airport
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Mountain View Resort
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Bretton Woods Ski Area
Car: necessary

One of the best summer theatres in America is 5 miles away, The Weathervane. Santa's Village in Jefferson has entertained and wowed many generations and is a must visit for all ages! If you're an antique collector or dealer you'll enjoy the many wonderful 'unpicked' Antique stores and numerous estate auctions. In the autumn, the foliage around the lake and along the mountains is quite spectacular. Winter fun includes skiing at nearby Bretton Woods and Cannon Mountain, cross country skiing and snow shoeing on groomed trails, and ice fishing right outside the door!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.