Our housekeeping cottages are classic New Hampshire cabins, neatly kept, simple, no-frills yet possessing an old-fashioned charm that many refer to as 'spirit-renewing'. Colonial Pines itself sits on the edge of picturesque Center Harbor Bay.
Simple lakeside charm. Cottage #3 accommodates up to four guests. It has two bedrooms. One bedroom has a queen size bed, bureau, and closet. The second bedroom has two twin beds, bureau and closet. The kitchen has a refrigerator, stove, oven, microwave, toaster, and a drip coffee maker. All dishes, silverware and pots and pans are provided.
Food or meals are not provided. Local supermarket is less than a mile away.
All cottages have large screened in porches with table and chairs for dining and relaxing.
Our location is in a quiet non-commercialized area, assuring our guests of privacy. The cottages have a wonderful view of the lake and surrounding woods, and are spaced to insure privacy.
Get in touch with nature, perfect for boating, kayaking, canoeing, swimming and fishing for all ages. Children love to catch fish in and around the boathouse and many improve their swimming skills during their stay. There are few locations on the 'big lake' that offer so much privacy without a long drive to the store and services. Restaurants and groceries are only 2 minutes by car or boat. Restaurants ranging from family fast food to gourmet meals are within a couple of miles.
One hundred fifty feet of sandy swimming with gradual slope, ideal for small children and non-swimmers, two wharves - one with diving board, swim float, stone fireplace by lake for cook-outs, outdoor shuffle-board court, badminton court, and table tennis.
For our guests we offer complimentary use of two canoes.
We also offer KAYAK RENTALS.
There are many islands to explore by water. The harbor is protected on three sides which makes it ideal for canoeing and kayaking.
Interaction with Guests
We live on the property and assist our guests with check-in, boat rentals, finding local attractions, and any other way we can. One of our reviewers says it best: 'Cindy and Gary are experienced hosts who know how to welcome guests and offer assistance, but also leave space for privacy. They are genuinely nice people, and we felt completely comfortable with them'.
We are within walking distance to the quaint town of Center Harbor. There are wonderful little shops in town including Keepsake Quilting, a bookstore, a grocery store, ice cream stands, restaurants and even a gazebo for band concerts on Friday evenings.
Hiking, antiquing, golfing, outlet shopping are just a few of the many activities close by.
Close to the White Mountains and Gunstock Mountain Recreation area where you can enjoy many outdoor activities. There are lots of hiking trails for all abilities within a short drive
A car is necessary. Local taxi service. Some customers bring bicycles.
A great family tradition is walking to one of the restaurants in town, and walking to town for ice cream on a hot summer night.
Other Things to Note
Weekly rentals Friday to Friday during July & August.
2-3 night minimum other times of the year. Events and holiday weekends may require a longer minimum stay.
A deep well on the property assures great drinking water.
Boat slips available if you bring your own boat. Additional cost for boat slips. Please inquire.
Plenty of parking.
Close to all area attractions. Cruise Lake Winni on the MS Mount Washington (it departs from Center Harbor on Monday's), hike in the White Mountains, tour Castle in the Clouds, attend a concert at Meadowbrook, shop at the Outlet stores in North Conway, go zip lining in Lincoln, ride the Cog Railroad up Mount Washington. Just to name a few of the many things to see and do in our beautiful area!
We swim about a mile every day we can in the summer. Guests are welcome to join us!
No pets please.
No smoking please.
Early check in not permitted during July and August.
Late check out not permitted during July and August.
Quiet time is from 11:00 PM until 8:00 AM.
Please do not hang wet beach towels or bathing suits in cottage. Please use clothesline located beside the Lodge.
It's greatly appreciated if you leave the cottage clean.
We are not responsible for personal items left in the cottage.
Please do not feed the ducks, squirrels or chipmunks, as cute as they may be!
When using the heater in the cottage please keep door(s) and windows closed. If you leave the cottage for a period of time please set the thermostat back. Heaters are turned off during July and August.