A Message from Bretton Woods Vacations
These are incredible times for mankind, those fortunately rare times when we are reminded of our fragility and the delicate balance in which we live. Being in these mountains reminds us every day of the incredible forces of nature that have sculpted this world and shaped our destiny, forces that transcend us in time but are still at work today, even though we may be too small and too finite to realize it. In the quieter times that Spring - and a viral outbreak - brings, we are reminded that we are not alone, but part of something bigger, something ever changing. We are a drop of water in a constantly churning sea, unaware of our destiny and convinced of our greatness, while stuck within the confines of our own perspective. Gazing at the milky way on a starry night or staring at the clouds chasing each other around the summit of the "Rock Pile" gives us a chance to expand those confines, and remind ourselves of the bigger picture. Unfazed by the ebb and flow of our history, they are a reminder that this too shall pass. In these difficult times, we can't think of a better place to be than surrounded by such beauty.
With clean and disinfected private homes, and a myriad of activities that don't involve contact with people outside of your family, we you can enjoy your stay while maintaining social distancing guidelines, and spend some time reconnecting with nature and the peaceful quiet of the northern White Mountains. And if you have any questions or concerns, or if you would like to rent a longer period to stay away from crowded cities, please don't hesitate to let us know!
NOTE: The Moose Lodge was the chosen location for filming commercials for a very famous brand of beers! Ads to be released in January. We can't say more but let's just say... it's pretty cool!!! :)
WELCOME TO PARADISE!
We feel that our dreams came true when we discovered this house - a minute away from the ski slopes, yet in a world of its own. There is nothing else like it at Bretton Woods. Surrounded completely by National Forest land, the house sits on 32 acres bordered by National Forests on 3 sides, and the Ammonoosuc River on the other. It's located right below the West Mountain ski trails at Bretton Woods. The river runs along the property for over half a mile, and there are several separate private beach areas to be enjoyed - sandy beaches and pebble beaches. Awesome for tubing, fishing, swimming! Spectacular views of the mountains, including Mt Washington, will greet you when you are not immersed in the stunning woods. In front of the house, a large meadow is kept open by the National Forest Service to provide forage for many animals including moose and deer. On an opposite corner of the property is a beaver pond and a bog area that is a popular feeding ground for moose on summer nights, when it is not unusual to see people sitting near the entrance to our driveway to wait for the majestic animals to show up. Throughout the property, patches of blackberries, blueberries and raspberries alternate with beautiful woodlands and the sound of the river. In warm summer nights, you will be mesmerized by the thousands of fireflies that fly all around the property. Fly fish, swim, tube from your own backyard. And at night, enjoy more stars than you thought possible while making s'mores on the fire pit. The 32 acres parcel of land is an ecological treasure for its biological diversity, encompassing different habitats from river beaches to flood plains to balsam fir and spruce forest to wetland and a stunning vernal pool. For this reason, we have become a Certified Wildlife Habitat and are working with the State and Federal government to provide accessibility and protection of these sensitive habitats.
- Stunning setting, surrounded by National Forest and the Ammonoosuc River. Privacy! You will feel right in the middle of a National Park
- Private river frontage with several beaches (both sandy and rocky!)
- Incredible outdoor entertainment setup with pond, waterfalls, covered outdoor kitchen, large bar, large dining table with pergola, firepit
- On site swimming holes and river tubing
- Several miles of hiking trails and x-country trails on site
- Fantastic wildlife viewing opportunities
- Berry patches throughout the property (blackberries, blueberries, raspberries)
- Free high speed wi-fi internet
- Large flat screen TVs with live cable and on-demand content from HBO, Amazon, Netflix, Hulu
- Pool Table
- Extra deep 5-person Nordic Spa hot tub on the deck, overlooking the Presidential. STUNNING!
- Wood and gas fireplaces
- TONS of nearby attractions, from Bretton Woods Resort's golfing, ziplining and spa, to hiking, waterfalls, Mount Washington Cog Railway, StoryLand, Santa's Village, Whale's Tale Water Park, Clark's Trading Post, and much more!
ABOUT THE HOUSE
Decorated in lodge style, the house is furnished with everything you need, from a fully stocked kitchen to linens and towels. We also have AC units for those warm summer days! The house has 2 floors and a huge (12 foot deep) deck.
The top level features over 1700 sf of living space, plus a huge deck overlooking the meadows and the surrounding mountains. The views are outstanding, spanning from Cherry Mountain to Mt Washington to the slopes of Bretton Woods. We offer complimentary high-speed wifi and a huge library of on-demand movies and shows from Amazon Prime, Hulu, HBO, Netflix, etc, plus live cable TV.
You will come in from the front door, which is located on the meadows side. As you walk in, a mudroom provides a convenient place to take your shoes off and leave your jackets. From there, you will have the living room on your left, and the sunny "family room" on your right.
LIVING ROOM/DINING ROOM/KITCHEN
To the left as you walk in, you will find the open concept living/dining room and kitchen. The living room features rustic themed log furniture, and the TV is equipped with Roku, which will give you access to tons of live and on-demand programming including cable TV, HBO, Hulu, Netflix and Amazon, plus hundreds of other channels. The oversized patio doors let you soak in the views and bring sunlight all day long, and a gas-powered wood stove keeps you warm and cozy. The large kitchen is fully stocked with everything you could possibly need, including a Keurig, and the outdoor patio and kitchen is a true show-stopper!
To the right of the mudroom as you walk in is a spacious family room, which has a couch and an electric fireplace. A great spot for the kids to play, or to sit down and read a book while enjoying the views and checking for wildlife in the meadows.
The large master bedroom features huge sliders onto the deck and great views, and a private master bathroom with jetted Jacuzzi tub and separate shower area. The bed is queen sized, log style.
The additional 2 guestrooms on this floor feature a queen bed, and a twin over futon respectively, giving a total of 5 comfortable sleeping spaces.
A huge, 12 foot wide deck wraps around the house to give you even more places to soak in your incredible surroundings from. It's the perfect spot for an afternoon drink or a morning coffee! Relax in the mountain breeze and watch the hummingbirds fly by, or the occasional wildlife. The deck also features an extra deep, soaking Nordic Spa hot tub overlooking the Presidential Mountains and the wildlife habitat in front of the house.
THE LOWER LEVEL
The downstairs provides an additional 2 bedrooms, one with a queen sized bed plus a twin bed, one with a full over full bunk plus a queen bed. In addition, there are 2 pull out couches that sleeps an additional 4 people. While a lower level, you still get full sized windows that let you enjoy partial views, and you also have access to a TV room with a full set of living room furniture, an extra kitchen and a POOL TABLE!
WHY CHOOSE US?
First of all, words and pictures just can't do justice to this property. You will literally be immersed in the majesty of the White Mountains National Forest, and all it has to offer. The property offer several distinct areas, from thick pine woods to meadows to decidous forest and of course, the river frontage and many beaches. All this, just 1 mile from the Bretton Woods base area!
Most importantly, we care about our guests, and we will be with you every step of the way to make sure you have a fantastic vacation. We make it easy with a smooth check-in check-out process (just drive right up to the property, we use electronic locks so you don't need to pick up keys anywhere!), and late check-outs and early check-ins whenever possible.
About the Moose Lodge and Cabins
Surrounded by National Forest and the Ammonoosuc River, the 32 acre lot provides a wide array of habitats for many animals. Some of the ones that you are more likely to encounter include Brown Bears, Moose, Snowshoe Hares, Beavers and White Tailed Deer. Bobcats are also present, but they are rather secretive and only rarely seen. In addition, the property is home to hundreds of different birds. In fact, the area in front of the Moose Lodge, named “Brooks Field,” is one of only 3 designated open areas of the National Forest. The National Forest Service keeps this area trimmed to support a nesting habitat for a number of birds.
In addition, you will notice a lot of wetland around the property, especially on the Western side. These areas are dotted with small creeks and vernal pools, which in the right season are full of tadpoles and salamanders. In early summer, however, it’s the fireflies (aka lighting bugs) that steal the show! You will see them everywhere, but especially over wet areas as they engage in their spectacular mating behavior.
Many visitors want to see moose – and rightly so. They are beautiful (albeit goofy looking) animals! The best spot is just a few hundred feet to the left of our gate, along 302. The muddy pit is one of the best spot in all of New England to see moose, and a favorite stop for the moose tour. Keep in mind, moose do not like the heat, and tend to remain in the woods during the day. The best time to spot them is spring time, or the evening or early morning hours in the summer. In the winter, they tend to migrate to higher grounds, where strong winds mean less snow accumulation and easier access to food.
Please note – these are WILD animals. While attacks are extremely uncommon, exercise caution and never approach wildlife, as tame as it may seem. Even that small bear cub can be dangerous – mama bear is most likely not far, and will not like you being too close to her cubs. If you encounter a bear, remember – they are as afraid of you as you are of them. Make lots of noise and they will most likely quickly turn around. Enjoy our animals but please, respect nature!
ABOUT THE AREA:
This home is located in Bretton Woods, New Hamsphire's largest ski resort, consistently rated #1 in the East for snow and grooming, and a 4-season destination with activities for all ages and all seasons. Being just minutes from the historical Mount Washington Hotel, one of the few remaining grand hotels of the White Mountains, you can enjoy its award winning spa, restaurants, and a myriad of activities, from Canopy Tours/Zip LIning to Rock climbing, River Tubing, Mountain Biking, to Golfing, Scenic Lift RIdes, Disc Golf, Archery, Tennis, Fly Casting clinics, and Horseback riding, In the winter, you will enjoy both downhill and cross country skiing in stunning scenery, plus ice skating, snow tubing, snowshoeing tours, dog sledding, horse drawn sleigh rides, and much more! But that's not all. In the heart of the White Mountains, Bretton Woods is the perfect home base to explore the innumerable attractions that they offer: the Cog Rail, Santa's Village, StoryLand, Clark's Trading Post, the Flume Gorge, and more. The State Parks Crawford Notch and Franconia Notch are also just minutes away, or go a bit further and spend the day shopping at the outlets in North Conway.
Rent with confidence knowing that this home is managed by Bretton Woods Vacations (formerly Bretton Woods Rentals), the area's premier choice for vacation rentals! We are a local family business with a friendly staff dedicated to ensuring you have the perfect vacation! We moved to the area a few years ago and started Bretton Woods Rentals to share our love of the White Mountains with other guests. Worried about renting online from an someone you don't know? You don't need to worry when renting from us! We manage over 30 rental properties, are fully licensed and in compliance with New Hampshire Real Estate Commission laws, and always available to answer any questions or support you during your stay. Most importantly, we know how important a vacation is to you! We are committed to NEVER cancelling a guest reservation and to ensure that any issue is addressed promptly. From the convenience of keyless entry to our obsession with cleanliness to a constantly growing list of services for our guests, from discounted ski tickets and cog tickets to grocery delivery, we are constantly striving to improve the guest experience and make sure that the next time you think about a visit, you will not think twice about calling us or visiting our website! Check our online listings to see the hundreds of 5-star reviews, and become one of our many loyal guests!
###A NOTE ABOUT EVENTS AND WEDDINGS###
Unlike condos and residential areas, the Moose Lodge is perfect for events such as bachelor parties, family reunions, etc. There are 3 units on the 32 acre properties, ensuring lots of privacy. However, we ask guests to be mindful of excessive outdoor noise between the hours of 10 pm and 8 am, to avoid bothering guests from the other units. If desired, however, guests can book all 3 units, which will eliminate the need for quiet hours.
With its spectacular setting and fantastic outdoor space, the Moose Lodge is also a great venue for your informal wedding or for a large gathering. Events and weddings with >30 invitees are subject to the following conditions:
1. $2,500 event fee
2. Guest must rent all units on the property, including Moose Lodge, Bear Cabin and Owl Roost (see listing "1800ALL")
3. Minimum of 4 night rental is required
4. Wedding insurance is mandatory; owner and Bretton Woods Rentals must be names as "Additional Insured"
*Operated under Meals and Rentals License N. 060929*
Min mann og jeg var gift i fjellet og tilbrakte en lang helg sammen med våre familier i disse tre hjem. Vi ble forelsket i både eierne og hjemmet. Familien deres og deres hjem er helt nydelige, de hjelper deg med alt du trenger, og er bare fantastisk. Vi kunne ikke vært lykkeligere med oppholdet. Vi ønsker alle vakre vær !!Grace2019-06-23T00:00:00Z
Bretton Woods, New Hampshire, USA