Unanimous Thumbs Up for Cool Mountain Cottage
Submitted: July 26, 2009
Stayed: July 2009
Our family of 4, including our 14 year old daughter, nearly 12 year old son and our two dogs, just returned from our second vacation at Cool Mountain Cottage. We returned to Cool Mountain Cottage for a number of reasons. The cottage fits the description given. We were nervous our first year as we had never used an online tool such as Home Away to locate a rental property. The cottage itself is very warm, inviting, cozy and homey. It has a large screened in porch where the family enjoyed breakfast and dinner, as well as a gathering place for playing games in the evening and the selection of games at the cottage is extensive enough that there is surely something to please all ages and tastes. The kitchen is complete with items needed to prepare meals at home. The living room is comfortable. Towels and all linens are provided. The beds are reason enough to come, talk about comfort and linens that are so very pretty. The cottage was very clean. There are magazines, books, tourist and restaurant information available. And, not least, homemade cookies upon our arrival, homemade brownies last year! Our dogs were made to feel as welcome as we were. Dog treats and big soft dog begs were a hit with our two. The cottage was our home base as we took full advantage of the beautiful White Mountains during our stay. The cottage is located on a steep hill, so it is not likely you would ride bikes from the cottage door. The area is quiet which we enjoyed. Away from the cottage, we enjoyed our hike to Glen Ellis Falls, and then an afternoon at Jackson Falls. Both are easy to get to from the cottage, and great places for young kids as well as kids the ages of ours. We spent a day kayaking on the Saco River. On our third third day Dad and 14 year old daughter hiked to the summit of Mt. Washington while my son and I hiked part way with them. All of us had a great time, but we were really proud of our summit hikers! Next day off to the Flume Gorge at Franconia Notch. A very, very beautiful place, and a lovely ride. We saw a bear crossing the road so that was a highlight! We did just a bit of shopping, though plenty is available. Our favorite breakfast spot away from the cottage was Peach's. We used our complimentary gift certificate at Delaney's and had a very good dining experience. As our vacation came to a close, our children asked if we can return to the Cool Mountain Cottage again next summer as we continue to explore all that the area offers.
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the great review! We are so happy that you enjoyed the cottage for a second time and had so much fun in the Valley. It is very rewarding to us that you felt welcome and at home at the cottage.
Helpful votes: 7/7
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