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Serenity on a Golden Pond

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,248 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Whether you just want to chill in a bucolic setting, or have more ambitious exercise plans (hiking, biking, fishing, etc. ) this is the place to be. Located on Scott Fishing Pond, Twin Tree Lodge has a rustic motif with modern amenities. Large living room, dining room, and eat in kitchen with pond views. 2 bedrooms with full beds, and one bedroom with a queen bed. 2 full bathrooms with tubs and showers. Near Tracie's Community Farm, Mt. Monadnock, Gap Mountain, and Rhododendrum State Park and Cheshire Rail Trail. Antiquing, less than an hour to Vermont. Awesome for fall foliage and enjoying all the local farms.


Owner
Lisa Mediano
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
70%
Calendar last updated:
October 5, 2017

Why Lisa Mediano chose Fitzwilliam

We bought this retreat to de-stress from city life and enjoy the quiet sounds of the country. We like to be outdoors hiking and indoors reading and enjoying 'down' time.

What makes this cottage unique

Allows you to have a respite from your hectic life.

Map

Monadnock State Park
"There are many different trails and places to begin your hike. Recommend that you wear appr..."
Rhododendron State Park
"Wonderful spot to walk with the family. Place is like a rainforest with different paths. L..."
Cheshire Rail Trail
"Walking and biking trail that you can pick up in Fitzwilliam and take all the way to keene (..."
Gap Mountain
"One of our favorite hiking spots. It is a moderate hike to the summit and great views from ..."
Mt Monadnock
"This is a challenging hike to the top, but well worth it for the incredible rush of views! ..."
Market Basket
"Supermarket in a strip shopping center that also contains a TD bank and a state liquor store."
Walmart
"located just down the road from Market basket."
Hannaford Supermarket
"Another choice in supermarkets."
Flip Side Grille
"Fabulous local breakfast and lunch restaurant located close by. They also have ice cream th..."
Gilmore Pond Rd
"Wonderful clean swimming and kayaking pond. About 3 miles from house."
The Fitzwilliam Inn
"Music on some nights, fine dining in restaurant."
Elm City Brewing Company
"Nice pub fare restaurant in downtown Keene."
Papagallos Restaurant
"Great Italian food and pizza. Large portions, bar area."
Peterborough
"Artsy lovely town center with stores and restaurants. Monadnock oil and vinegar store, anti..."
Monadnock Food Co-op Cafe
"Outstanding organic/natural market with beef, fish, veggies, etc. Also has delish deli with..."
Brattleboro
"Funky vibe with lovely historic downtown area; lots of restaurants and shops."
Sawyers Crossing Bridge
"one of a series of covered bridges in the area."
Carleton Bridge
Slate Covered Bridge
Ashuelot Covered Bridge
"Photo worthy and one of the earliest covered bridges."
New England Sweetwater Farm & Distillery
"Fabulous owners who make their own label vodka, gin and single malt whiskey. You can sit at..."
Tracie's Community Farm, LLC
"You can purchase eggs, ice cream, cheese and other products in the barn."
Stonewall Fields Alpaca farm
"Super nice people who raise Alpacas and make socks, gloves, etc. to sell. May have to check..."
Alyson's Orchard
"Farm stand, and lovely place to look at horses, etc."
L.A. Burdick
"Home made crafted chocolates and also have a restaurant. Very well known!"
Emma's 321 Pub & Kitchen
"Scenic warm and inviting restaurant with varied menu. Bar area as well."
Hannah Grimes Center
"Great place that promotes local artisans and local food products as well."
Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Keene Airport
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Flip Side Grille
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Gilmore Pond

Amenities

Fitzwilliam Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1248 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Noon / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
  • 2 full beds and 1 queen bed.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
There is also an outdoor fire pit.

Reviews

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Serenity on a Golden Pond
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
Medford, MA USA
5

comfortable cottage with lots of nearby nature activities

  • 5 of 5

As a family of seven with several small children, we were looking for a modest cabin / cottage close to nature within 1.5 hours of Boston. We had a great visit. The owner, Lisa, is very nice and she did a great job orienting us to the place. We stayed for four days. The cottage itself is clean and comfortable -- having three bedrooms with two full baths was great for us given our family size. The only slight negative about the cottage is that the piped water sometimes has a brownish color. This is iron in the water which isn't harmful, but takes getting used to (we drank bottled water!).

Note that mobile phones tend not to work well given how rural the place is, but the cottage has internet access which was very helpful. There is also a washer / dryer which we appreciated. Lisa even let us have her share of fruits / vegetables from the community farm up the street which was kind of her and provided two great meals for us (fresh blueberries, raspberries, tomatoes, lettuce, garlic, etc.).

The location itself is on a pond without swimming, but there is a lake nearby (Lake Gilmore, about 10 minutes away) that we drove to and swam in. We hiked Little Monadnock and picked berries at Monadnock Berries. Rhododendron State Park is also gorgeous and a rainforest-like feel (but bring your bug spray). Perfect activities for children. In late July / early August, there were very few people around (we counted six people on all of Little Monadnock) -- most people I guess go to the Cape -- but we enjoyed the calmness and serenity of the area. This is the place to get away if you want privacy and calmness in the summer, not the crowds of Cape Cod.

Overall, we thoroughly enjoyed our time there and would recommend it to others.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Medford, MA USA
5

comfortable cottage with lots of nearby nature activities

  • 5 of 5

As a family of seven with several small children, we were looking for a modest cabin / cottage close to nature within 1.5 hours of Boston. We had a great visit. The owner, Lisa, is very nice and she did a great job orienting us to the place. We stayed for four days. The cottage itself is clean and comfortable -- having three bedrooms with two full baths was great for us given our family size. The only meaningful negative about the cottage is that the piped water sometimes has a brownish color. This is iron in the water which isn't harmful, but takes getting used to (we drank bottled water!).

Note that mobile phones tend not to work well given how rural the place is, but the cottage has internet access which was very helpful. There is also a washer / dryer which we appreciated. Lisa even let us have her share of fruits / vegetables from the community farm up the street which was kind of her and provided two great meals for us (fresh blueberries, raspberries, tomatoes, lettuce, garlic, etc.).

The location itself is on a pond without swimming, but there is a lake nearby (Lake Gilmore, about 10 minutes away) that we drove to and swam in. We hiked Little Monadnock and picked berries at Monadnock Berries. Rhododendron State Park is also gorgeous and a rainforest-like feel (but bring your bug spray). Perfect activities for children. In late July / early August, there were very few people around (we counted six people on all of Little Monadnock) -- most people I guess go to the Cape -- but we enjoyed the calmness and serenity of the area. This is the place to get away if you want privacy and calmness in the summer, not the crowds of Cape Cod.

Overall, we thoroughly enjoyed our time there and would recommend it to others.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59

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.

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