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Lakes Region Family Farm 300 Acre, Fireplaces, Hot Tub

Deanna O'Shaughnessy

Member since: 2004
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 5
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Lakes Region Family Farm 300 Acre, Fireplaces, Hot Tub

Bedrooms 5
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Alton Farmhouse Rental Photos and Description

5 bedrooms (& a sleep sofa in library), 2 bathrms, sleeps 17+ crib & roll-away

Sunny Slope Farm: lovely 200 year-old four-season family farm with big red barn, big white stable and a full woodshed; pond for fishing or skating; winter sledding hill; hiking or cross-country ski trails past brooks & wild beaver pond; 2 decks & a screened-in porch; furnished with many antiques and fine, comfortable furniture; kitchen is fully equipped and large enough for your cozy family breakfast with a big round pine table, a small woodstove, & some of the purest water in NH.

The dining room has a fireplace, grandmother clock, & table long enough to seat all your cousins for Thanksgiving; the library has many books, a desk, a sleep sofa, French doors & a fireplace; 2 living rooms with piano, 5-CD changer, TV with cable & DVD with small DVD & video libraries; upstairs sitting room with desk for laptop & trundle bed; 2 bathrooms, (upstairs shower, downstairs tub and shower); 2 trundles and a twin in the 'game room’, with a game nook, games, puzzles, & a TV w/VCR for the kids.

Lovely, comfortable family retreat: Bed linens are all cotton, with down or hypo-allergenic pillows & comforters, and the king & queen have feather-beds. There is an abundance of cotton towels, from washcloth to bath. Down & hypo-allergenic comforters, as well as old quilts, cotton blankets, &afghans fill the linen closets.

Other Amenities include: Gas stove; china, silverware, crystal, glasses & mugs, dinner service-ware; fully supplied kitchen; 2 fireplaces, kitchen wood-stove; piano; kitchen porch with outside dining; a kitchen/library deck with picnic table, wrought iron patio furniture, gas grill, 5-6 person hot tub & an outdoor fireplace; hiking-ski trails, hay fields, woodlands, brook; adirondack furniture & a hammock in the yard; fishing pond & a small canoe for use on our own little pond, or on the river or lake.

No smoking inside the house. Cigarettes, pipes & cigars are permitted on the screened-in porch or on the kitchen decks. Handicapped accessible only by arrangement & only on the first floor.

A Lovely Place to get Married: Sunny Slope Farm has seen many a family wedding throughout its long life, and the tradition continues.

There have been small Spring weddings held in the library & large Summer & Autumn weddings held in the fields or on the lawn. In 2006 alone there were 2 weddings in the barn, with the doors thrown wide to views of the hayfield & the apple tree. Last June there was a wedding held in the upper field, with a reception in a tent in the hayfield under a full moon, & during the last three Augusts, weddings with tents & string bands set up on the front lawn.

We do not do wedding planning for you, but we are glad to pass along the information about rentals, caterers, etc, that other couples used.

There is a small extra charge (please see Rates Section) for a wedding or reception held at Sunny Slope Farm, but the folks who've gotten married here have found it much more convenient & less expensive to get married in the place they're staying for a few days (either before, after or both!).


We have unexpectedly opened up for reservation

three weekends

in what has otherwise been

a totally booked Summer & Autumn!

Please check the Availability Calendar for the dates

in July, August & October!

Winter is just as much fun as Summer!: There are 5 miles of trails on Sunny Slope perfect for cross-country skiing, snowmobiling or snowshoeing, & 7 pairs of snowshoes of various sizes are waiting in the woodroom for you to try!

The best sledding hill in town is right behind our old red barn, & there are several sleds available if you forget yours! Sleigh rides in the farm's own sleighs are available by prearrangement.

Lake Winnipesaukee, Merrymeeting Lake or River, as well as our own little fishing pond are available for ice skating, ice fishing or even ice sailing, & Alton Bay's annual Winter Festival invents even more ways to enjoy the ice.

Gunstock Ski Area is a 20 minute drive, & Mount Washington, the White Mountains (for climbing, camping, skiing or leaf-peeping) & the Rt. 93 ski resorts are approximately an hour and a half's drive away.

And when you return from your day playing in the snow & on the ice, the fireplaces & hot tub of Sunny Slope will be waiting to warm your bones and welcome you home!

More Details
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Deanna O'Shaughnessy (Owner)
Member since: 2004
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Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
May 20, 2015

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Bedrooms 5
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Lakes Region Family Farm 300 Acre, Fireplaces, Hot Tub
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews
Austin, TX

Sunny Slope

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at Sunny Slope Farm!

It has everything we could possibly need. We had 7 adults and 1 child (3 years old) and we had so much space. We enjoyed sitting by the fireplace at night in the library playing boardgames, making breakfast and all of us eating around the large living room table, relaxing in the hot tub, reading on the screened in porch, playing croquet on the huge lawns, etc, etc...

A couple things to note:

1. There are only 2 bathrooms (and only one with a tub) but we didn't have any trouble with that (but may have if we had more people).

2. If you have very young children you should be careful because there are 2 sets of steep stairs and lots of stuff they could get into. But the owners do have a child gate there to use and you can limit access to the second stairs. If worked out just fine for us with our little one.

The house is beautiful (even better than the pictures). We loved it!! And we will definitely return!

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2009
  • Stayed: Jun 2009
  • Source: HomeAway

Guestbook Comment

  • 5 of 5

"Home for the Holidays", was the feeling we all had at Sunnyslope Farm. The bonus was we had lots of snow! Great skiing at Gunstock and family time at the farm. As always the house was perfect as was your hospitality. Will try to come up in the summer and enbjoy all of the farm and area. THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING. The Masse Clan of CT, DE and KY.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2009
  • Stayed: Dec 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Jane! The snow was lovely, and it was also great to have all of you here at Sunny Slope Farm for Christmas again! We hope to see you & the family during the warm days this year! Blessings on your 2009! Deanna
Somerville, MA

Guestbook Comment

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much for allowing us to take over Sunny Slope over Columbus Day weekend. It providing the perfect spot for our NH Farm Wedding Weekend bonanza!

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2008
  • Stayed: Oct 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Joanna & David, Your wedding was a gift to us here at Sunny Slope Farm! What a lovely day and you two created a lovely and joyous event! We hope to see you again at Sunny Slope for an anniversary celebration or just anytime you miss the sweet and peaceful place you chose for your most special day!
Rochester NH

Guestbook Comment

  • 5 of 5


I wanted to thank you on behalf of myself and all of my friends who stayed at sunny slope this past bike week.It was so great to have all the amenities, especially a fully applianced kitchen with all the pots and pans bakeware etc, (as I always get stuck cooking) I can't even begin to describe how comfortable we all were, so nice to come back home and I mean HOME from a day of riding. To sit down by a fire on the porch have a great family style meal together and hop in the hot tub to relax. We all loved it and I can't wait to do it next year. Thanks so much.

we'll see you in June of "09".

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2008
  • Stayed: May 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aaron! Thanks so much for your kind words, and especially for being such a fine group of guests! You all took such wonderful care of Sunny Slope Farm and we very much look forward to seeing you and all of your pals again next year! Welcome to the "family"! Deanna
Hodgenville, KY

Guestbook Comment

  • 5 of 5

It was the perfect Christmas at Sunnyslope Farm, even without any snow! It was ideal for our group with 18 for dinner on Christmas Eve. The house, location, amenities and overall charm far exceeded our expectations. We have rented many a place for vacation, and thats what they were just a rental...Not Sunnyslope Farm. The house is out of an old movie or a New England postcard with lots of charm, character, history and warmth, thank you for the touches of Christmas throughout! With its many rooms and cozy areas there was plenty of "space" for everyone(inside and out) and ooooh lets not forget to mention the feather bedding, wonderful. We truly enjoyed our stay and would recommend it highly to anyone. THANK YOU FOR A WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE AND SHARING YOUR HOME.

The Masse Clan from Kentucky, Delaware, Maine and Connecticut

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2007
  • Stayed: Dec 2006
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Oh Masse Clan! You are so welcome, And you far exceeded our expectations with your courtesy, appreciation and your wonderful care of Sunny Slope Farm! We look forward to seeing you next Christmas, and maybe even in the warmer days as well (you should see Sunny Slope in June...or September...or August, luscious August!)!
Waban, MA

Guestbook Comment

  • 5 of 5

Dear Deanna,

Our family was so delighted that we discovered Sunny Slope Farm. Although we have been camping for years at a campsite next to Lake Winnipesauke, we never imagined that we could be so much more comfortable and have so much fun just a few minutes away at Sunny Slope!

You have done a wonderful job of maintaining the warmth, comfort, & fascination of your family home with its rich and inspiring multi-generational history. For all 3 generations of our family, there was something especially inviting and appealing at Sunny Slope. We really appreciate your warm hospitality and hope to visit with you again next year!

Isabel & Lester and the rest of our “Sunny Slope” clan

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2006
  • Stayed: Aug 2006
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Isabel & Lester, you immediately felt just like family, and we are delighted you will be a part of our future as one of our "family of families". We so very much look forward to seeing all of you again as soon as possible! Deanna


Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
NH Rt. 28 and NH Rt. 11
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Car: recommended

Sunny Slope is an historically recognized farm situated on a country road in the exquisite Lakes Region of N.H., only 5 minutes away from Alton Bay, with its fireworks, ice cream stands and bands in the summer, and ice-fishing villages in the winter.

Alton is located where the Merrymeeting River flows full of salmon from the southern tip of Lake Winnipesaukee, 'the largest fresh water lake in one state's boundaries in the United States.' There are over 200 lakes in the rolling hills of the Lakes Region with swimming, boating, beaching, fishing & ice skating.

Antiquing, fine dining, shopping, theatre, music, scenic drives, hiking, fishing, lake wreck-diving, cross-country skiing & snowmobiling abound within an afternoon's drive or closer. Wolfeboro, NH, 'The Oldest Summer Resort in America,' is 15 minutes away; Portsmouth, 'The oldest Seaport in America,' NH's seacoast,the Maine coast, Shaker Canterbury Village, Loudon Raceway and the state's capitol, Concord are 45 mins. away.

Other Activities: Weddings & Family Reunions


Rates & Availability

From $317 Per night

Alton Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Every Season
May 12 2015 - May 1 2016
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $28 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $250.00 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200.00
2015:Event Service Fee $250.00 + Tax
Winter Wkend Heat Chrg. $100.00 + Tax
Event:less than 45guests $1,000.00 + Tax
Event:more than45 guests $1,500.00 + Tax
Pet Fee $25.00
Tax Rate 9.0%
Notes Rates include up to 8 guests.Up to 17 allowed sleeping over (extra guest fee: $28/person/night they actually stay,
Check-In:5p.m. Check-out:11 a.m.
Number of days & arrival/departure times negotiable,depending on availability.
Extra nights are prorated.
Half day rate: $175.
And, Yes, we do welcome weddings, reunions, birthday and anniversary parties, and celebrations of all sorts! See or call 603-875-7562 for Event Fees. PLEASE NOTE that we are not an event facility, so we do have a three-night minimum stay!
Also, Please Note that, as of 2016, Sunny Slope Farm will be providing two or more Event Team Members to assist
with event set-up and break-down, as well as being an extra set of had during the event itself!
Additional Event Fees & damage dep.& cleaning fee for events over 25 guests.Please check for further Event info.
50% of rental amt.(not incl. tax & damage dep.) for reservations less than a year away
20% of rental amt.(not incl. tax & damage dep.) for reservations more than a year away
100% of rental amt.for reservations less than 30 days away
Balance due (incl.taxes & sec.deps) 30 days before arrival
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Alton Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Resort
  • Rural
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Dialup Access
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , downstairs
    Bathroom - toilet , shower , upstairs
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 17
  • Green Bedroom - 1 king
    Blue Bedroom - 1 queen
    Flower Bedroom - 1 double
    Art Room - 1 queen
    Yellow Sitting Room - 2 twin/ single , one trudle opens out to 2 twin mattresses
    Game Room - 5 twin/ single , one twin and two trudles open out to 2 twin mattresses each
    Library - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Library has a sleep sofa
  • Flower Bedroom has one double bed; Green Bedroom has one king; Blue Bedroom and Art Bedroom each have a queen; Game Room has two trundles and a twin, for 5 sleepers; Yellow Sitting Room has one trundle, for two sleepers; the Library has a comfortable double sleep sofa; 1 baby crib and 1 roll-away cot also available. There are also beds at the top of the Stable for the adventurous!
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 16 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Built in 1810, Sunny Slope Farm is our family farm, filled with memories, albums, history and lots of bedrooms: 1 king, 1 queen, 1 double, 1 full, 7 twins (3 of these are trundles, one of which is in the upstairs sitting room; two plus a regular twin are in the 'game room'); 1 sleep sofa in the library. There is also a crib (& gates for the tops of both sets of stairs), and a couple of blow-up mattresses if needed. Fine bedding, lots of comfortable furniture, with space to spread out: watch a DVD with friends or read a book by the fire while the kids watch a video or play games upstairs in the 'game room'; take a long walk, sit by the pond, pick an apple or sit out around the fire ring in the evening; drink the purest water in the state of NH straight out of the faucet; lounge on the deck by the outdoor fireplace and enjoy the views of the orchard from the hot tub.

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