Fantastic place for a family get away or weekend with friends on Mirror Lake in the White Mountains. This 3 bedroom home boasts a large kitchen, separate dining room, inviting living room, game room, 1 & 1/2 bathrooms, screened-in porch, game room and farmer's porch. It is conveniently located on a main road, nestled between the two lovely town centers of Lancaster and Whitefield.
It is a great place to visit throughout every season. Go hiking or picnic at nearby Weeks Forest in the fall and enjoy the colors of the gorgeous New Hampshire leaves. In the winter, go skiing, snowboarding, or snow mobiling at one of the nearby ski resorts, visit Santa at Santa's Village, or simply snuggle up by the living room fireplace. In the spring, enjoy the tranquility of the lake, relax by an evening fire by the properties' fire pit or read your favorite book while relaxing in the hammock. In the summer, enjoy swimming, kayaking, or fishing on Mirror Lake, visit a local farmer's market, or maybe catch a show at the Weathervane Theatre located located less than a mile from the home.
The home shares 2.65 acres of land with friendly neighbors on Mirror Lake. The shared land includes a dock, picnic area, firepit, and adirondack chairs overlooking the lake. 3 single person kayaks, tubes, rafts, life jackets and lawn games are readily available for guest use. The home is situated close to the road and it is about a minute walk down an incline to the water's edge. The house has great lake access. The best lake views are from the adirondack chairs located next the fire pit. The screened-in porch, bedroom #1, and upstairs bathroom also offer lake views (see picture # 15 for view).
All three bedrooms and the full bathroom are located on the second story. All of the bedrooms have updated and high quality linens. Bedroom 1 has a queen bed and an adjoining bathroom. It also has a T.V./DVD/VCR player. DVDS/VHS tapes available for use (mostly children's DVDS). The recently renovated bathroom has a separate clawfoot tub and stand-up shower. Bedroom 2 has a full sized bed as well as a twin bed. Bedroom 3 has twin bunk beds as well as a separate twin bed (with toy drawers below the bed). The 1/2 bathroom houses the washer & dryer. It is located on the first floor and is off of the expansive kitchen.
The living room has a great conversation area as well as a fireplace, rocking chair, T.V. (streaming T.V. includes Netflix, Hulu, an app that streams the major networks-not NH affiliates, as well as cable channels like ESPN, Bravo, TNT, U.S.A. etc... Pandora, additional internet channels, & games.)
The game room includes a video arcade game (includes Frogger, Ms. Pacman, & Donkey Kong) as well as a 10 in 1 game table (includes foosball, air hockey, pool, ping pong etc..). The charming dining room includes a beautiful table, antique rug, a rustic chandelier, and 5 matching chairs (additional chairs maybe found throughout the house). The private screened-in porch includes a conversation area with 4 red adirondack chairs and dining table & chairs. The screened-in porch makes a perfect place to enjoy a morning cup of coffee or an evening glass of wine while enjoying the view. (As the weather gets colder, we recommend grabbing a blanket from the living room and curling up with your morning coffee)
This is a family-friendly and dog-friendly home. It is a picturesque place to make new memories with your family and friends.
*If you are looking for a smaller place in the same location, we have the place for you! We recently acquired and renovated a one bedroom unit on the same lakefront property with a great lake view from the expansive screened-in porch. VRBO # 1111528
Quirks of MirrorLake House to be aware of:
The full bathroom is upstairs and off of bedroom #1.
The house was built in 1837. The interior stairs are steep (picture #7 shows the steepness of the interior stairs).
The house is on a main road. While traffic patterns vary, you will likely notice road noise while you are staying at the home.
Check in time: 4PM
Check Out time: 10:00AM
***Check in and Check out time could be flexible with advanced arrangements. Please inquire with the owner.
FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)
1. Is the map on VRBO accurate?
answer: Not entirely. The house is on the same side of the road as the lake and Mirror Lake is closer to the house than it appears on the map. It is less than a minute walk from the house to the edge of the water. Mirror Lake is a fresh water lake in the White Mountains. Please note that while we are on the lake, we are also on a main road and you will likely hear road noise while staying at the house.
2. Can we swim, kayak, or fish in the lake?
answer: yes, yes, & yes!
3. Is the house lake front?
answer: The house is on lake front property. The walk to the lake is pictured in the photos and depending on your walking pace takes less than a minute. While there is easy access to the lake, the lake view from the house is hindered a little by trees(picture #15 shows the view).
4. What do you mean by shared property?
answer: Our single family house is part of the Lakeside Condominium Association. It sits on 2.65 acres which is shared with 9 smaller cabins. There is land in back (Hammock area) and to the side of the house that only we tend to use. It is the best of both worlds. You have total privacy in the house and immediate area around the house and you often meet some great people (or have playmates for children) when you want to be more social.
5. With other cabins on the property, will we have privacy?
Absolutely, the house has space around it that provides privacy.
7. Are there other children on the property?
Usually there are other children there. Our children enjoy playing in the water with the other children, making smores by the bonfire, or playing a game of kickball.
8. During ski/snowmobiling season, who is responsible for snow removal?
We have someone who plows the driveway if there is more than a few inches of snow. We have shovels and salt available to clear paths. It is the responsibility of guests to remove snow & ice from pathways.
9. Is there a place to store winter gear?
Yes, guests may store their gear in the unfinished addition.
10. Is there a coffee maker? Yes there is a traditional 12 cup coffee maker. We try to keep coffee filters in stock and we recommend that you bring your favorite coffee with you. There are also several local businesses nearby where you can grab a coffee.