Wildwood Cottage in Bristol, New Hampshire is part of the small 1950s Forest Acres vacation community tucked away on a wooded hillside in Bristol, New Hampshire. It has been our family’s vacation home for more than 18 years. The road is steep, but the rates are quite affordable. The crystal clear water of Newfound Lake is just a short walk to the bottom of the hill, and the wondrously tall conifer trees are all around.
Though the outside of the cottage is deceptively small, the inside is quite spacious, with plenty of light, natural pine woodwork, an open catheral ceiling and loft area, a fireplace, screened sun room, and the obligatory deer head. If you're looking for "lodgy," you've found the right place!
The cottage sleeps 6 comfortably. There is private bedroom with a queen bed, a loft bedroom with 2 twin beds, and a double futon on the sun room. You will need to supply your own sheets & towels. Blankets and pillows are provided.
The ktichen is equipped with a a small gas stove, refrigerator, coffee maker, microwave, toaster oven and the usual cooking utensils. Being small and low tech there is no dishwasher. Speaking of technology, there is a flat screen TV with DVD player and a similar "old fashiony" Game Cube with games, a stereo, ipod/phone charging station, but no cable. Cell phone service seems to be quite good in our location, we can't say so much for in town.
Outside there is a front deck with gas grill, outside tables & chairs and umbrellas to keep off the afternoon sun. There is a sand box in the yard if you have little tykes with you. We have a fire ring in the backyard and wood is provided. There is an enclosed outdoor shower for rinsing after the beach if you like the back to nature feeling.
The cottage is not on the beach, but it is right between the two Bristol Town beach areas, and about 7 minutes from Wellington State park - we'll provide the beach chairs and floaty noodles! We have found being off the main road and the busy lake front has means more peace and quiet, and a safer place for kids.
It’s nearly impossible not to relax here. We even leave a guitar hanging in the sun room for you to indulge your inner James Taylor!