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Your home base for White Mountain Exploration - hiking, attractions, shopping

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Two bedroom, 1 1/2 bath with washer/dryer in quiet mountain area

Happy winter everyone, we're closed for the season and will be back with our wonderful apartment available in the spring. - Located on a very quiet road in Randolph, NH, this 2 bedroom apartment is the perfect stepping off place for hiking enthusiasts, small family get-a-ways and romantic adventures. We are literally on the Short Circuit Path, one of the trails that connects to the rest of the 100 mile+ Randolph Mountain Club trail system and beyond. The 18 mile Presidential Rail Trail is minutes away as is the 10,000 acre Randolph Town Forest. Start your hiking and mountain biking explorations here, or drive to the many summer attractions or shopping nearby. The Mt Washington Auto Road, Great Glen Trails, Santa's Village, Story Land, miles of mountain biking, hundreds of miles of hiking and walking trails await your arrival, and, of course, spectacular scenery in every direction.

Master bedroom with full bath (shower, no tub) has a queen bed, closet and bureau with views on 2 sides to woods and limited view to mountains. Second bedroom has twin bed with trundle twin bed underneath, closet, folding table and chairs for games. Loft has beanbag chair plus other chairs and a blackboard and is a great play area or simply seating away from main areas. The living room has wonderful views to woods and mountains, TV with limited channel selection and built in DVD player.

Wifi throughout apartment.

Outside seating at umbrella covered patio table with chairs on open deck overlooking woods with partial mountain views. Enjoy all your meals on the deck!

Full kitchen with electric stove/oven, microwave, refrigerator, dining table for 4.

New Hampshire Meals and Rooms tax # 061595

More Details

Howie Wemyss
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

About Howie Wemyss

I've lived in the White Mountains full time since 1971, moving "north of the Notch" to Randolph in 2003. In 2006 my wife, Sue and I purchased the home we had seasonally rented for several years and became proud Randolph home owners and landlords. After many years of renting year round, we decided to renovate the attached apartment and rent only in the summer season via VRBO. We're both avid hikers, birders, mountain bikers and travelers with a keen love of the outdoors that we'd love to share with you when you stay in Randolph.

Howie Wemyss purchased this apartment in 2006

Why Howie Wemyss chose Randolph

Randolph Hill, where our home and apartment are located, is one of those amazing places in the White Mountains that is close enough to all you need for enjoying the outdoors, but far enough away from it all to be quiet, private and secluded. Shopping and commercial amenities are 15 - 45 minutes away, the hiking trails are 15 seconds away! I first looked at "Hill" properties 30 years ago in another life when I was renovating homes and looking for that perfect place with mountain views and southern exposure - and here we are finally living the dream. Stay here and you'll see!

What makes this apartment unique

If you love the quiet outdoors, want to be away from the crowds and right on the hiking trails, this is the vacation apartment you've been looking for. With a bit of a view to the mountains and located on dead end Randolph Hill Road, it's very quiet, peaceful and serene. You could be perfectly happy sitting on the sunny deck all day reading a book with the sounds of the birds for a backdrop, or step out the door onto the Short Circuit path to connect to the rest of the 100+ mile Randolph Mountain Club maintained hiking trail system. The night sky is absolutely amazing since we're far away from strong light sources - shooting stars, the Milky Way and passing satellites are all part of the show. We'll provide the local knowledge to get you to the places that will make this one of your most memorable vacations. Family attractions, scenic wonders, renowned outlet shopping - all within 60 minutes.

Nearby Gorham, NH (5 minutes drive) has many restaurant options when you're ready to dine out - and one special pub called "SAaLT". Jackson, NH (30 minutes drive) has more restaurants and pubs, shopping and scenery. North Conway, NH (45 minutes drive) has dozens of unique shops as well as brand name outlet shopping and, of course, more restaurants and pubs.

Guestbook comments from the owner

As the first guests, let me tell you how much we enjoyed staying in the apartment. It is so comfortable, cozy and well appointed. You have decorated it well from the bear hanging on the door to the lovely prints and collection of magazines and books, especially on the White Mountains. Meals on the porch overlooking the mountains were special. Thanks for sharing such a lovely place.
Aug 2016
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Randolph Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , Has clothes washer/dryer
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 2nd twin bed is a trundle that may be pulled out from under
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • swimming


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Your home base for White Mountain Exploration - hiking, attractions, shopping
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews

Perfectly Cozy

  • 5 of 5

My family had a wonderful stay at this adorable home. It is even cozier in person than the pictures could possibly capture. My little boys loved the trundle bed and my husband and I loved sitting on the deck in the evenings looking up at the night sky. The home is very warm and comfortable. The owners included everything we could ever need for a vacation: a stocked kitchen, cable TV, towels, sheets, and a playroom for the kids - complete with a chalkboard. Howie is a fabulous host! We are absolutely going to be making a return trip to the White Mountains but only when Howie's place is available for us!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Emily! We loved having you here and imagined that it was a great fit for your family so we're super happy you loved it! We're looking forward to seeing you again for your next visit to our neck of the woods! Thank you for this wonderful review! Howie and Sue
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The apartment is great! It is fully equipped, including linens, towels, and a fully equipped kitchen

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is very new, comfortable, light and open. Very quiet location in the woods with hiking trails literally beginning just outside the door. Great location, five minutes from Gorham for shopping and restaurants, and also close to Mt Washington Auto Road and Great Glen Trails for hiking. Also within reasonably short distance of Conway and North Conway for lots of shopping and the scenic railroad. Lots of things to do in the area for families, and also great location for tons of hikes in the White Mts. All in all just a wonderful place to spend some time away. The hosts, Howie and Sue, are very welcoming and congenial, and are happy to provide information about things to see and do in the area. I plan to return again soon.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Eric! We loved hosting you folks and are so happy you enjoyed your stay with us and all this wonderful area has to offer. I hope we see you again next summer for sure! Howie & Sue
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Feels Like Home!!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay and Howie and Sue were their for us all the way. The mountain view place had all the comforts of home and it was wonderful! Clean, up to date and very relaxing. Anything we needed or had questions on, we just sent a text and were answered right away! We were able to bring are dog which was a blessing since we don't like leaving her. We had a wonderful stay and will be back again! This is a must stay for anyone visiting the area! Thank you Howie and Sue!!!

Mike & Trish O'Halloran

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for staying with us! We're glad you were able to be here during such a beautiful time of the year and enjoy the apartment and surroundings. We hope to see you again! Howie & Sue
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Best deal in the area

  • 5 of 5

I have been traveling to the white mountains for 35 years for climbing, skiing, hiking etc... I have stayed in every hotel from North Conway to Gorham....short circuit is one of the best values I have found.

....5 minutes (maybe) from the Appalachia trail head...10-15 minutes from Wildcat and Pinkham....I have stayed at Howie and Sue' s a few times and I find it to be the perfect location for exploring the Whites ..

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, John! Glad we can be part of your White Mountain experience - always great to have you back! Howie & Sue
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ideal base for exploring Randolph & Northern Peaks

  • 5 of 5

Sue & Howie's apartment was the ideal base for us. It is perfectly situated in the center of the wonderful RMC trail network. The apartment, the deck, the trails, and the quiet surrounding area were ideal for a few days of hiking and relaxation. It was a treat to be able to spend several days in an historic small town in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, and the magazines and other local reading material added to our understanding of the area. The apartment is very comfortable and had everything we needed for our stay - including all kitchen essentials. We look forward to returning!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We Loved It !

  • 5 of 5

the apartment had everything we needed for our week stay in July. Very clean and modern with real "White Mountain.. North Country" charm. Quiet and peaceful, but easy to find... just minutes from Gorham and all the National Forest attractions. The apartment is very spacious with a big outdoor deck area with great views. the host, Howie and Sue are super nice and just a text away if needed.... but we never needed anything....the place was perfect...

we highly recommend

J & D providence ri

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, John! We love that we can help you as you make your own place in the neighborhood! So exciting that you'll have your own place in this paradise in no time! Looking forward to your upcoming return! Good luck with the weather and thank you for making this your home away from home as you work away. ~ Howie
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Nearest Airport
95 Miles
Portland International Jetport (PWM)
Nearest Barpub
5.7 Miles
Nearest Golf
6.6 Miles
Androscoggin Valley Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
5.7 Miles
Nearest Beach
3.1 Miles
Durand Beach (community beach on the Moose River)
Car: necessary

The White Mountains of New Hampshire have long been renowned for their scenic beauty. From the early 1800s travelers have been coming here for relaxation as well as recreation. With the arrival of the first railroad in nearby Gorham in the mid 1800s, tourism became, and is still, a major part of the economy. It's every bit as beautiful here today as it was in those early years.

Your vacation opportunities are as varied as you want them to be. Walking and hiking trails are right out the door, mountain biking is a short drive away, scenic drives are in every direction and can be from an hour to all day depending on your interests. We can suggest scenic loops of every description focusing on waterfalls, mountain views or moose watching. We also can tell you where the shopping options are from NH made products and handmade crafts to outlet shopping in brand name stores.

The Mt Washington Auto Road is hard to beat for an amazing trip above the treeline to the summit of the highest mountain in the Northeast. Drive yourself for a thrilling adventure or sit back on a guided tour and leave the driving to the talented driver/guides.

Our apartment is stocked with hiking guide books and local trail maps and we'll be happy to help you map out your hiking adventures while you're here - or equally happy to have you do your own exploring.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50
Pet Fee $25
Damage Deposit $100

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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