Franconia House Rental Photos and Description
Lovely farmhouse with gourmet kitchen, remodeled baths, linens, washer/dryer.
Charming, beautifully decorated, clean, 1860's Cape farmhouse. The home offers privacy and old fashioned comfort in a lovely, rural setting. House is situated atop a gently rolling knoll, with pine-filled mountain air, pure well water, and sweeping mountain view. Quant, well-equipped kitchen has Cuisinart food processor, German knife set, Blue Willow china, Towel flatware, stemmed glassware, for gourmet or informal family dining. Tastefully-furnished family room has bay window with forest view and comfortable seating and an electronic fireplace.
There is great fall foliage and a glider port, skiing, tennis, horseback riding, hiking trails, golf, kayaking, fishing, antiquing, country-inn dining, covered bridges, Franconia Notch, Cannon Aerial Tramway, and White Mountain National Forest, and peaceful Echo Lake's with it's sandy beach and picnic tables all nearby. House has PIANO, Pack 'n Play fun sport, 47-inch HDTV, blu-ray disc player. Washer/dryer. MAXIMUM 8 people; 3-night minimum stay. NO PETS AND NO SMOKING. Free local and long distance phone calls. FREE Wireless internet.
Upon entry, you will feel like you've stepped back in time. The original house was built in the 1860's. The dwelling has been completely updated in recent years, but the old-fashioned charm remains.
Completely furnished, this antique-filled home, includes front-load washer, dryer, forced-air heat and comfortable beds. The kitchen is fully equipped with dishwasher, microwave, toaster, blender, coffee pot, crock-pot, utensils, collectibles, old-fashioned pantry, and authentic New England cookware. Towle flatware, Blue Willow china and stemmed glassware await for casual or gourmet country dining. There are a telephone and PIANO in the parlor. The cheerful and relaxing family room has a large bay window with forest view, big screen satellite TV/VCR, radio, CD and DVD players. Free WiFi and FREE local and long distance phone calls.
Outdoors there is a Weber BBQ, picnic table and a hilltop bench for quiet reflection.
There are four comfortable bedrooms, and two bathrooms, one on each floor. The front porch, with its inviting rockers, offers an unhindered, stunning view of Kinsman Mountain. The teak beach on the south knoll is bordered by flower-filled whiskey barrels and is perfect for quiet reflection. At night the ski is dark and filled with stars. Location is perfect for birding and wildlife viewing, including bears, deer and moose.
Guests will love the house’s proximity to nearby hiking trails, rock climbing, swimming, boating, fishing, biking on quiet country roads, horseback riding, birding and wildlife viewing, country-inn dining, golf and tennis!
This charming country home is beautifully decorated and updated with all modern amenities. Its white clapboard siding, green shutters and Yankee window, exude old-fashioned New England charm. Situated on 2 acres, atop a gently rolling knoll, the large yard is surrounded by forest and has a sweeping view of Kinsman Mountain.
Other nearby activities include, soaring plane airport, kayaking, canoeing, antiquing, and fabulous fall foliage. The house is 15 minutes from Cannon Mt. Ski Area, 30 minutes from Loon Mountain, plus many other ski areas (all 2 hours or less).
- Low Allergen Environment
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- wheelchair inaccessible
About Joan McGowan
Joan McGowan is from the Philadelphia area. She is married, has a son, two daughters, and two grandsons. In 1957, Joan and her sister Susan drove to New Hampshire with their father to look for a farm to buy. Once inside the charming old farmhouse, the girls immediately chose their bedrooms, and soon thereafter the sale was made. The house has been owned by the Freeland Family for almost 60 years.
Joan McGowan purchased this house in 1957
Why Joan McGowan chose Franconia
The house is charming both inside and out. Built during the Civil War, the original house was tiny. Over the years other rooms were added including a second bathroom, mud room, and pantry. A barn and picket fence were added then later removed.
What makes this house unique
The front porch has an uninterrupted, sweeping mountain view. The area is peaceful and abounds with birds and wildlife. The home remains a quiet, comfortable get-away for those who want to relax. The nights are dark and on a clear night the sky is flooded with stars.
Guestbook comments from the owner
Carole and Joan -Just a quick note to let you both know how much we enjoyed our week at Freeland Acres. The house was perfect - so beautiful and so comfortable. I can't think of a more perfect spot for unwinding from our NYC lifestyle. The weather wasn't ideal, unfortunately, but we managed to do everything we'd hoped to do, nevertheless. I left a note for your housekeepers, letting them know that we never used the upstairs beds or bath and that we had to leave one bag of trash behind due to recycling center hours. Not sure when the house had been last used, but it was spotless upon our arrival. I think we left it in very good order, too. A couple of notes that might prove useful if you want to update your very helpful notes. The Depot and Clamshell restaurants are both closed. Too bad. Also, it would have been good tohave known about the Shaws in Littleton in advance, as the selection was wider and prices lower than Macs Market in Franconia. We stumbled upon it. Again, thanks for a very memorable week.