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Recent Lakes Region reviews

  • Authentic Squam Lake Camp Lodge and Schoolhouse

    "Penowee is one of the original, authentic Squam Lake camps built around the turn of the century. Since it was constructed as a summer camp for a private school, the main lodge is located directly on Big Squam waterfront, literally ten feet from the lake. In addition to the main lodge, which has three bedrooms, a large living room, a kitchen, bathroom and a beautiful front porch, the property also includes a schoolhouse with many bedrooms upstairs (including a full bathroom with shower) and a large game room downstairs, which is perfect for guests and for teenage kids who enjoy having their own space, etc. Given its age, Penowee is in very good condition, and while rustic, it is very comfortable and includes all of the basic amenities for a summer stay on the lake. The owners are very helpful and there is a caretaker for the property who is readily available in case of any issues. The setting is pretty private, on a very nice cove for swimming, fishing, and other water sports. The location is close enough to town to be convenient, and far enough away to be a bit out in the woods, with full sun during most of the day. The property is set back enough to be shady on a warm summer day and we spent a great deal of time on the amazing porch for meals and family time together. The main house and schoolhouse can accommodate a large group or family easily and is perfect for a family reunion or family vacation with the kids and grandparents. This property is also dog friendly, and we were able to bring our dogs, which was a great plus and a rare thing on Squam, where many properties are not pet friendly. The kitchen includes all of the basic amenities, wide variety of cooking gear, and the largest frying pan you will ever see. There are two bathrooms in the property, including one in the main house and one in the schoolhouse that includes a shower--hot water was plentiful and there is also a washer/dryer. The dock out front is great and very convenient for swimming, sunning, or just reading or chilling by the water. There is a float with at diving ladder as well, and we docked our rental motorboat there with no issues. Fishing on the cove is very good and kids can catch fish from the dock. The owners were a pleasure to deal with. Good place to go for a real On Golden Pond experience where you can disconnect from the real world and really take advantage of what Squam Lake has to offer. We enjoyed our week long stay and hope to return."
    Guest: Steve W. Date of Stay: July 2016 Review Submitted: October 25, 2016
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  • Great for large groups

    "We had a great family getaway on Lake Ossipee! The house was perfect for our family which included 6 children who loved the bunk room! Best parts of renting this house include the access to the golf cart for bringing your stuff to the beach, the proximity to the lake, and the large size with private sleeping accommodations for a group. (to get an idea of sleeping arrangements: three rooms each offer 1 queen or full bed, two basement rooms have 2 bunk beds each and each includes one double over single bunk, plus couches, and one twin bed open in the loft area which we did not use) We had fun exploring along the shallow river. We loved the large deck and grill, and the screened porch was a good place to eat smores and get away from the mosquitos. Indian Mound was great for golf though a bit pricey. We loved nearby Yankee Smokehouse, Hobb's, Pizza Barn, and OMG Ice Cream, but it was nice to have a full kitchen to cook. Check in to local rentals, we found the pontoon boats and paddle boards well worth it to enjoy the lake! Definitely call the town to get directions on trash disposal as there is no pick up. Overall a great stay for a big group."
    Guest: Katie C. Date of Stay: July 2016 Review Submitted: July 14, 2016
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  • A Beautiful, Clean, Unforgettable Stay!

    "While I am not a huge "vacationer" I was not exactly sure of what to expect when renting a house out for my family. This being my very first time renting instead of staying at a hotel, I was absolutely blown away!! The house is so well kept and the view of Gunstock Mountain takes your breath away. My husband and I took our kids down to the public beach on Lake Winnipesaukee which was very clean. We also drove them about 15 minutes down the road to Wolfeboro Center for ice cream too many nights I'd like to admit ;). We really enjoyed some old fashion fun up here. Most nights outside stargazing and roasting marshmallows (the fire pit was immaculate when we got there!). I cannot say enough how nicely kept the house was and the space that we all had so we surprisingly did not get sick of each other. I can't wait to book our next trip here and make it a tradition!!"
    Guest: Taylor Date of Stay: July 2016 Review Submitted: July 26, 2016
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