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

Joan McGowan

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
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Minimum Stay 3 nights

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

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Overview

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 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. 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 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:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Joan McGowan (Owner)
Advertiser since 2001
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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.
Aug 2007
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 26 traveler reviews

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Franconia Notch, Quaint Home, Rural Area, Mt. Views, Free Wi-Fi
average rating of 5.0 based on 32 reviews
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Franconia White Mountains
Red Bank, NJ
5

Perfect location for NH exploring!

  • 5 of 5
Our family of 5 spent almost a week at this lovely home and it perfectly suited our needs. The house was immaculate, such a pleasure to walk into. We spent many days out hiking and exploring (Lost River, Flume, Loon Mountain zip lines, Mt Washington cog railroad) and this location was a great central spot. We also had a few days of just hanging out, the swimming hole up the street was a delightful treat…as my husband said..it was lucky we didn't take the kids until we had been there for a few days or else all our time would have been spent there! Kitchen was perfect (and well equipped) for some home cooked meals and we rented movies in Littleton for quiet evenings in (after visiting Chutters…longest candy counter in the world!) We would definitely recommend this house to anyone looking for a beautiful spot in the NH mountains. Thanks to Carole for making it so easy and answering all questions quickly via email and phone.
  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thank you for your gracious review. We felt privileged to have you as guests in our home, and we hope you return soon and often - Best wishes, Carole and Joan.
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Marietta, GA
5

Like being at home

  • 5 of 5
My Mother is a native of New Hampshire and I spent many vacations as a child in New Hampshire and Vermont. Now I have a family of my own and my children got to experience all the wonderful things New England has to offer and had a wonderful time. Our time at Freeland Acres was a lovely. The home is cozy and beautifully furnished, in keeping with what a New England farm house should be. We were close to family and all of the attractions I wanted my girls and husband to see. We truly felt like we were coming home every evening after a long day of being a "tourist" and even met the next door neighbor while on a walk to slippery rock. I highly recommend a stay at Freeland Acres.
  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car
Owner's Response: Beth - Thank you for your comments, We are happy that you were able to share the New England experience with your family and that our home added to the comfort and pleasure of your trip. Please return again soon! Our best wishes - Joan and Carole
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excellent

  • 5 of 5
This is the fourth or fifth summer we have rented for the first two weeks in August. The house is clean; the area is beautiful; and, by good luck, the weather inviting. Thanks.
  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Owner's Response: We are delighted each year when you and your family stay in our home. Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Best wishes, Carole and Joan.
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Wonderful week in Cannon Mt. area ....

  • 5 of 5
Great:::everything was wonderful, my sisters & I enjoyed the quaint home & surroundings very much. The beds
& furnishings were very comfortable.
  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
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Morin vacation 2012

  • 5 of 5
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.
  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
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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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Return to Freeland Acres

  • 5 of 5
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.
  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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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Map

Map

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

Availability & Rates

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Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Holiday season
Dec 20 2014 - Dec 31 2014
3 night minimum stay
$495
$2,000
 
 
Winter Ski season
Jan 1 2015 - Mar 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
$350
$800
$2,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$250
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$350
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,300
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%
Notes 2014-15 Rates:
$250 per day, 3-day minimum (Mon-Thurs)
$350 per day, 3 day min weekend (Fri, Sat, Sun)
$1,300 per wk, Standard pricing (Sat-Sat)

$485/day Holidays Dec 20-Dec 31 (3-day min)
Ski Season. Please contact owner regarding prices and possible utilities fee.
$300 REFUNDABLE security deposit is required to hold and confirm a reservation. Balance due: $1300.00 per week, plus $125 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.
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Amenities

Amenities

Franconia House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • River
  • Rural ...
  • Town
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 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:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
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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