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Incredibly Beautiful & Private Retreat (jefferson)

Bedrooms Studio
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 Small Cabins Located in an Idyllic Setting

125 acre "off grid" property with incredibly beautiful views, 2 awesome small post & beam cabins, "a river runs through it", 5 miles of manicured trails, plenty of wildlife, river kayaking & tubing with over a mile of river frontage on Israel's River, surrounded by other US & New Hampshire Wildlife Refuges, there is a "woodcock habitat/preserve" on the property, beaver dams. This is the place for a great "Family Gathering" for a weekend or week. Sit on the deck and look at the Presidential Range to the south (can even see the Cog going up the rails), or the Kilkenny Range to the east, or Cherry Mountain to the southwest.

The main cabin has a wood stove, propane cook stove and refrigerator, flush toilet (to share with second cabin), well pump (only source of water), 3 queen size sleeping matresses/futon, limited solar lighting, oil lamps. A ladder is used to access the sleeping loft!

The smaller cabin has a wood stove, well pump (only source of water), 1 double size sleeping matress, 2 single matresses (in the screen porch, my favorite place to sleep) and other comfortable mats. A ladder is used to access the sleeping loft!

It may sound somewhat primitive to be off-grid in a secluded spectacular environment, but you will be amazed at how relaxing and meditative this place is. I believe you will enjoy your time away from your television and other distracting "devices". Cell phone reception, however, is pretty good!

Please remember there is no electricity available at Jona Meadow and you should come prepared for peace and quiet!

For photos of the 2 cabins please visit:

The Garland Mill Timberframes website and then view the photos for

"Israel’s River Mini-Camp"

"Jefferson Camp"

Please request brochure if you are interested in Rental!

More Details

John Braga
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 19, 2017

About John Braga

We (John & Nancy) found this spectacular property in 2002 and lived in a "teepee" in the summer months when visiting Jona Meadow. We then built 2 small post and beam cabins and continue to enjoy the "Meadow" throughout the year (even @ -46 degrees).

John Braga purchased this cabin in 2002

Why John Braga chose Jefferson

This is a very special place that we enjoy with family and our closest friends and we have decided that we would love to share it with a select group of renters who would appreciate this special place.

What makes this cabin unique

It is ideal for yoga & meditation retreats, hiking and outdoor enthusiasts, those seeking beauty and solitude and ultimate de-stressing. Or maybe a group of friends that just wants to get away from it all

If you love to walk throughout the woodlands and meadows to seek and enjoy nature you will find the "meadow" an ultimate get away. If you need more rigorous mountain hiking, the Appalachian Trail is very close by. Pondicherry Wildlife Refuge is also at your doorsteps.


Car: necessary

Santa's Village is about a 2 mile drive. As the crow flies it is closer and you can see their fireworks on a summer night.

Waumbek Golf Course is a 1 mile drive up Meadows Road.

Carlisle Place Physical Therapy and Wellness Center (massages, etc.) is 1-1/2 miles away.


Jefferson Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Studio, Sleeps 8
  • There are no actual bedrooms at Jona Meadow. The beds are in open areas and the lofts or screen porch.
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Toys
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water tubing


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average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews

Picturesque views on Amazing piece of Land!'

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What a beautiful piece of property! We had the perfect weekend up at Jona Meadow. The weather cooperated for us and we had a blast! 3 Ppl pitched Tents and we had 4 in the main cabin and 2 in the back cabin. They are both in great shape! Everyone loved being off the grid for AFew days and most of us cannot wait to go back. Over 100acres and A river we got to hang out & tube in!

Thanks John, so much, for making me not regret my decision to come and spend a meaningful weekend on the land!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Michael Nancy and I feel grateful for the positive review. You and your group left the place in great condition and from your comments I believe you guys enjoyed Jona Meadow with the same enthusiasm that our family and friends also do. Quite peaceful isn't it? Thank you!
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
Refundable damage deposit $500

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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