Gilmanton Cottage Rental Photos and Description
2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 6
Crystal Acres has 3 private housekeeping cottages, an extremely clean lake and a naturally sandy beach in the heart of the New Hampshire Lakes Region.
Crystal Acres offers 200’ of beach with a gorgeous view of the Belknap Mountain range – it’s the best beach on the lake! Really! There are lots of activities including great swimming from our three piers and swimming raft, fishing and boating. We have a paddleboat, rowboats, kayaks and canoes for your use and we even have a kayak for the kids!
Crystal Acres provides easy access to everything you need. For Laconia Bike Week fans, we’re right between Weir’s Beach and the Loudon Speedway. For sightseers, all the attractions in the White Mountains are at your fingertips. Got kids and it’s raining? Try Funspot, the largest arcade in the country is 30 minutes away. Shopaholic? Tanger Outlet is only 25 minutes down the road. But most of all, at Crystal Acres you can just stay put, swim, play and relax.
- pets considered
- children welcome
- wheelchair inaccessible
- non smoking only
About Sue Cloutman
I am 4th generation on this property. My husband and I have been managing the rental cottages, which were built in the early 1900's, since my parents gave up management in the 1970's. I love watching people enjoy the lake, boats and surroundings as much as I have all my life. My husband and I are fortunate to have retired here in 2002.
Sue Cloutman purchased this cottage in 1898
Why Sue Cloutman chose Gilmanton
This is a very unique spot with lots of history and of stories which, given a chance (watch out!) my husband will tell you in great detail as you sit on the peir dangling your feet enjoying the sun. It has the best view on the lake of the Belknap Range and the lake itself. The drop off is gradual and therefore wonderful for kids (of all ages!) My grandkids spend hours playing in the water and/or the beach and have made many friends through our guests. I made life long friends from people I met here when I was a child as have my now adult girls. It's rewarding to see parents who came here as children now returning with their children and in some cases their grandchildren. Crystal Acres has a genuine 'family' atmosphere.
What makes this cottage unique
Crystal Acres has all the benefits of a resort vacation without the big resort. Parents often tell us it's the most relaxing vacation they've ever had because there is so much for the kids to do without having to leave the place and yet they don't have to worry about where they are because it's not that big! There's always shuffleboard, games to make up or set up (croquet, bocci, whatever!) on the lawns, the beach which provides hours of 'lots to do' fun and then there's the water! You do have to pay close attention there but chances are you'll be in the lake with them! Families all love the boats too and we provide the life preservers. In the evening, bring your fishing rod or make s'mores by the fire pit. You'll marvel at the stars you can see over the water. Such a wonderfully relaxing piece of heaven!