FRANCONIA NOTCH, QUAINT HOME, RURAL AREA, MT. VIEWS, FREE WI-FI

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Joan McGowan

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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FRANCONIA NOTCH, QUAINT HOME, RURAL AREA, MT. VIEWS, FREE WI-FI

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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 forrest view and comfortable seating.

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. MAX 8 people; 7-Night Minimum Saturday-to-Saturday, or a 3-night minimum may be negotiated. NO PETS AND NO SMOKING. Free local and long distance phone calls. Wireless internet.

Upon entry, you will feel like you've stepped back in time. The tiny 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).

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Low Allergen Environment

Joan McGowan

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Joan McGowan sells real estate in the Philadelphia area. She is married and has a son and two daughters, and two grandsons. In 1967 Joan and her sister Susan Freeland drove to New Hampshire with their Dad in look for a farm to buy. The girls immediately chose their bedrooms and soon thereafter the sale was made. charming farmhouse has been owned by the Freeland Family for almost 60 years.

Joan McGowan purchased this house in 1957

Built during the Civil War, the original house was tiny. Later a barn, mud room and picket fence were added. Over the years other rooms were added, including bedrooms, family room, pantru and a second bathroom. The parlor has a piano.

Today, just the house remains. However, the family as been careful to retain the original charm of the white clapboard and green-shuttered exterior. The front porch has an uninterrupted, sweeping mountain view. The area is peaceful and abounds with birds and wildlife. The interior has original farmhouse molding and wide pine board flooring. 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.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

Property Reviews

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Franconia Notch, Quaint Home, Rural Area, Mt. Views, Free Wi-Fi
average rating of 5.0 based on 29 reviews
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5

Wonderful week in Cannon Mt. area ....

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
Great:::everything was wonderful, my sisters & I enjoyed the quaint home & surroundings very much. The beds
& furnishings were very comfortable.
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5

Morin vacation 2012

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
The house and setting were spectacular. The house was very clean and welcoming. The table was set and there was fresh fruit waiting for us. The view from the house was amazing and so relaxing. The entire area is God's country. The owners were very kind and easy to work with. I would definitely book this house and area again. Highly recommended.
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful review, Jennifer and Chris. We really enjoyed having you in our home and we hope you return again.

Best wishes,
Carole and Joan
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5

Return to Freeland Acres

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
My grandparents took us to Freeland Acres when I was a child and this was my families first trip back. The house is lovely, quaint and very charming, just as I recall it. The location is great in terms of reaching destinations. The view from the home, across the street, is breathtaking. We all loved it (from my mother to my youngest at age 3) and would love to visit again someday.
Owner's Response: Thank you, Jenn, for your lovely review. We hope you are able to return again next year.
Carole
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Staying at the Freeland Acres

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
The setting is beautiful, the house is cozy and beautifully restored. We felt at home the day we arrived!
Owner's Response: Thanks for writing a review of your stay. We enjoyed having you as a guest in our tome and we hope you return again soon.
Best wishes,
Carole Fultz
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Concord, NH
5

3rd time, NOT the LAST!!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
This was our third time at Freeland Acres. We feel that it is 'our' second home, warm and inviting. The area has plenty to do, hiking, biking, Clark's Trading Post, hanging out at the stream down the road, etc. Thanks to Joan and Carol (owners) for making us welcome and for Joan's call to make sure that everything was to our satisfaction.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Manchester, NH
Nearest Train
70 Miles
White River Junction
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Rte 116 & Sugar Hill Road
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Echo Lake
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Dutch Treat, casual bar and restaurant
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Cannon Mt.
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Bethlehem
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Bailiwick's Fine Dining and Martini Lounge
Car: necessary

Skiing:

Cannon Mt. & Cannon Mt. Aerial Tramway, Franconia Notch - 15 min.

Bretton Woods, Mt. Washington Valley, downhill and cross-country - 45 min.

Loon Mt., Lincoln, NH - 25 min. Wildcat - 1 hr. Stowe, VT - 1 hr. Attitash, NH - 45 min. Nordic Center, Sunset Hill House, Sugar Hill - 10 min.

Hiking: 700, 000-acre White Mountain National Forrest, Franconia & Crawford Notches.

Museums:

Littleton Historical Museum, Littleton - 20 min. New England Ski Museum, Franconia - 10 min. Robert Frost Museum, Franconia - 10 min. Maple Sugar Museum, Sugar Hill - 10 min. Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium, St. Johnsbury - 30 min. Ski Museum, Cannon Mountain, Franconia Notch – 15 min.

Shopping:

North Conway, NH - 1 hr: L.L. Bean, Yankee Candle, and many other fine factory discount outlets. Littleton.

Theater and Entertainment:

Weathervane Theater summer stock. Whitefield - 30 min. North County Chamber Players, Sugar Hill & Lincoln - 10 min. & 30 min.

Other Activities: glider port, moose and wild turkey watching.

Golf: Profile Golf Club, Profile Course 9 holes (Private Equity) Franconia, NH

Sunset Hill Golf Club, Sunset Hill House Course

9 holes over 1,977 yards with a par of 33 (Public) Sugar Hill, NH

Bethlehem Country Club, Bethlehem Course

18 holes over 5,808 yards with a par of 70 (Municipal), Bethlehem, NH

Maplewood Country Club & Hotel, Maplewood Course

18 holes over 6,001 yards with a par of 72 (Public), Bethlehem, NH 03574

Lisbon Village Country Club, Lisbon Village Course

9 holes over 2,861 yards with a par of 36 (Public), Lisbon, NH

Mountain View Grand Golf Course, Mountain View House 1 Course

9 holes over 2,873 yards with a par of 35 (Public) Whitefield, NH 0359

Ski: Cannon Mt., & Cannon Mt. Aerial Tramway, Franconia Notch - 15 min.

Bretton Woods, Mt. Washington Valley, downhill and cross-country - 45 min.

Loon Mt., Lincoln, NH - 25 min.

Wildcat - 1 hr.

Stowe, VT - 1 hr.

Attitash, NH - 45 min.

Nordic Center, Sunset Hill House, Sugar Hill - 10 min.

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Availability & Rates

Franconia House Rental Rates

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Changeover Day: Saturday
$1,300
7 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75.00 + Tax
$300 refundable security deposit to hold a confirm a reservation. Balance due: $1300.00 per week, plus $75 cleaning fee, plus 9 percent tax is due 30 days before check in. 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. If canceled less than 30 days before check-in, 100% refund, except $300 security deposit.
Tax Rate 9.0%
Notes Summer/Fall
2014/2015 Rates:

$400 per day, 3-day Minimum. (restrictions may apply).
$1300 per wk, 7-day Std. Rate
$320 per day, November Off-Season.
$1000 per wk, November Off-Season.

Winter Ski Season Dec 1 2014 - March 31 2015 (4 Months+tax) $8,000.
Winter/Spring Season Dec 1 2014 - June 5 2015 (6 Months - no tax)* $10,000.

Rentals usually fall within Saturday-to-Saturday timeframe.
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Amenities

Franconia House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Lake ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • River
  • Town
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Telephone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking On Street
  • Laundry Soap
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Hair Dryer
  • Paper Towels
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Internet ...
  • Heating ...
Kitchen:
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Coffee Maker
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Lobster Pot
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • 4 Ring Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , pedestal sink
    Bathroom - toilet , shower , pedestal sink
  • Newly renovated with beautiful hardware, wood flooring, wainscoting, pedestal sinks, country-style floor/ceiling moulding.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Blue Room - 2 twin/ single , Second floor bedroom on the left
    Pink Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , Second floor bedroom on the right
    Back Bedroom - 1 double , First floor
    Master Bedroom - 1 queen , First floor
  • Charming, beautiful wallpaper, light, bright rooms, 2 carpeted, 2 wide-pine boards, antique dressing screen. Located in the beautiful White Mountains of New Hampshire, Freeland Acres Country Home, is a lovingly restored, circa 1860s, Cape-style country home. The 4-bedroom, 2-bathroom residence is beautifully maintained with old- fashioned farmhouse moldings and quaint New England-style wallpaper. The big country kitchen and old pine table, easily prompts old-fashioned family-style suppers, or candlelit gourmet dinners with Champagne and wine glasses, cloth napkins, and Blue Willow china. Completely furnished, includes new front-load washer, dryer, forced-air heat and comfortable beds. 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, antique-style china, stemmed glassware. Also, 47' HDTV, BluRay disc player, iPOD platform. Star-filled nights.
Entertainment:
  • Toys ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Books
  • Piano
  • VCR
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Golf ...
  • Boat ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Low Allergen Environment
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • theme parks
  • live theater
  • waterfalls
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • pond
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • scenic drives
  • bird watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • laundromat
  • fitness center
  • medical services
  • massage therapist
  • ATM/bank
  • hospital
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • snorkeling
  • water tubing
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
  • mountain climbing
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • roller blading
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
Notes:
4-BRs: 1 queen, 1 double, 4 singles. References and more photos available. Comfortable beds, 47' HDTV and BluRay disc player, picnic table with mountain view. Old fashion pantry with antiques and country collectibles. Ivers & Pond turn-of-the-century upright PIANO (tuned upon request).
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