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Stephani Buchman

Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 60 nights

Stephani Buchman

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2015
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Summer time Vacation!

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 60 nights


Thornton House Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms (sleeps 8), 1 full bathroom, full kitchen

Retreat to the fresh, mountain air of this White Mountain cottage. The eco-built cottage is private, yet close to all amenities. It features a warm, wood interior and a Vermont Castings gas stove. The bright open-concept main floor has living area, fully equipped kitchen, full bath, and laundry, which is overlooked by a cathedral ceiling. A 3 bedroom mezzanine has 2 rooms, 2 with double beds, and 1 with 3 twin beds. A pullout couch lets the cottage sleep up to 8. Loon and Cannon Mountains are 15 min by car; Waterville Valley Mountain is a 25 min. drive south. The deck provides a beautiful Mountain View and steps out to the fire pit and the 70-acre property with hiking and snow-shoe trails, a pond, a beaver dam, and a path to the Pemmigewasset riverfront. We welcome pets (50$/ visit fee) and have made the cottage very child friendly. Check the reviews of past guests and book with us. We take pride in keeping our on-line info up-to-date.

Is your cottage available?: I don't want to waste your time, so I allways keep our cottage availability up to date! If it says the time is available, it is. If you would like to book the time, send me an email with your dates, pets, and number of people. If you have any questions that are not answered in the description, feel free to ask away! I answer my emails quite promptly. If you want to go ahead and book, mention this in your email, and I can send you a rental agreement right away. I also keep the rates up to date and accurate. But if you would like a quote attached to my reply to you, this is easy to do. I look forward to hearing from you.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Stephani Buchman (Owner)
Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2015

About Stephani Buchman

We are a family with three young children who live in Toronto, Ontario and love to vacation in New Hampshire, we have a Viszla. Jeremy is a contractor, builder and Solar Panel Instaler and Stephani is a commercial photographer specializing in Food and Interiors. We love spending quality time together and cherish the time we spend at the cottage. We love it so much we want to share it when we are not there so other people can experience the restful rejuvenation we get when we are there.

Stephani Buchman purchased this house in 2003

Why Stephani Buchman chose Thornton

The property on which the cottage is built has been in our family since 1929. My Grandmother's parents built as small cottage (Wadcheeaukee East) when she and her siblings were teenagers. Her family spent summers there, then eventually my grandmother spent summers there, and my mother, sister and I would visit in the summers. Eventually, my sister and I inherited the property and because we wanted to preserve the family history, we thought that we should build another cottage on the lot (the original cottage is too small) so that we could take our families there and share our love of the White Mountains, and the New Hampshire area.

Why HomeAway

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 60 nights
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
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Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.


based on 29 traveler reviews

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Summer time Vacation!
average rating of 4.9310346 based on 29 reviews

None Better Than This Perfect In Every Way!

  • 5 of 5

I can not possibly say enough good things about this rental. It was truly a wonderful and magical place. The cottage was perfect. Spotless when we arrived. I loved the charm of the decor with a mix of antique, vintage and new, all blended together giving the home a special warm & cozy charm. Everything is there that you could possibly need, plus some. They even happened to have a small plastic kiddie pool much to our childs delight since it was such a huge disappointment when we couldn't bring ours. Truly, all you need to bring is clothes to wear since they have supplied everything else!

The property is truly wonderful with walking trails throughout. Beautiful views to enjoy, forest, and nature's beauty all around. A perfect way to enjoy God's creation! You can easily stay put at the cottage and enjoy the property and all it has to offer if you don't want to deal with crowds, or, you can hit all the tourist attractions since they are surprising, only a very short driving distance away. We loved hiking through the forest where the "Fairy's" live, and it just so happens, they have "Fairy" beds in the cottage! When you are at the cottage, you feel as though you are in the middle of no where but yet, you are actually very close to everything you could possibly want. It is the perfect spot for anybody, whether you are single, a couple, or a family, it's sure to please and be a great experience for all. Pets are considered and I could not possibly think of a better place to go hiking with a dog. The four legged family members will be sure to have just as wonderful of a vacation as the two legged family members will. I believe this cottage is a rarety and true gem. I would rate it higher than any 5 star hotel I have ever stayed in. It's a 10 star in my book! You can flip through page after page of cabin rentals on the site like I did, but you truly have to stop once you find this one since, you will not find better than Wadcheeaukee West! I feel very lucky to have found such a great spot and had the privilege to stay there and experience some wonderful and special times and memories that will last my lifetime. It will definitely be the first place I think of going the next time we are looking for a get away to go to. I highly, highly recommend this rental!!

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2009
  • Stayed: Aug 2009
  • Source: HomeAway

Perfect vacation location!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful vacation home in a perfect venue for all manner of outdoor enjoyment. Home was well appointed and clean. The owner was very accommodating and provided lots of helpful information. I would definitely recommend this rental!!

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway


  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed the house so much that I'm planning my next stay already!

Our family loved the place so much that my kids asked me when are we going back...the only problem I had was that it gets very hot at night, couldn't sleep well, but other than that I highly recommend this place to anyone; secluded yet close to everything...LOVE WADCHEEAUKEE WEST!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the great review! Repeat business is the best compliment! I hope you managed to find the fans that we have in every room, but we are staying at the cottage ourselves June 20th - July 6th, and will be bringing larger powerful FANS to make the nights more comfortable. We will also look into installing a wall air conditioner while we are there. We look forward to having you again soon. ~ Stephani & Jeremy


  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at the house! Beautiful views from the back yard picnic area. The house has everything we needed and we would definitely consider renting it again!

  • Submitted: May 29, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for this great review. We were happy to have you enjoy our cottage. Let us know whenever you want to stay again.

Relaxing, Comfortable Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four (two adults and two children under 10) spent two comfortable nights in this warm, cozy cottage. We enjoyed our evenings sitting around the gas stove, warming our toes, and talking about our day's skiing adventures. The cottage is a short drive from Loon Mountain and Waterville Valley which offered our family fun outdoor, winter activities. I also admired the wood interior as it glowed in the evening light and took pleasure in the restful bedrooms. The owners really make this place inviting with a welcome booklet that includes information about the home, area attractions and restaurants. Plus they had thoughtful labels and reminders around the cottage to help with odds and ends, toys for young children, books and videos. The owners make this place an exceptional getaway and we would recommend it to those who ware looking for a little rest and relaxation. This was our first time using, and we came away very pleased with the result; thanks to the owners. We will definitely consider renting this cottage again in the future.

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Relaxing, comfortable, well-equipped, & beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

What a great place! We had a wonderful time... the views were fantastic, the kitchen had everything (I brought pots, pans, knives, and all sorts of condiments and spices... but none were needed!), the beds were comfortable and clean, the driveway was plowed and easy on our city-dwelling cars, and the bathroom even had a basket of hotel travel-sized shampoos and conditioners. We couldn't have asked for anything more. The owner, Stephani, answered all of my questions (and they were extensive and probably tiresome) quickly and with enthusiasm. Close to great trails (like the Welch-Dickey) and ski areas (20 minutes to Waterville Valley and maybe 45 to Mt. Washington), I would highly, highly recommend this cottage for any group looking for a long weekend away in the woods. Looking forward to returning!

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2012
  • Stayed: Feb 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow, Thank you Matt! We are so glad you had a great time there. You should have asked about the pots! I never mind questions! We would welcome you back anytime. Repeate guests are our favorite. It means you loved it as much as we do!


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Nestled among the western slopes of the White Mountains, the cottage in the Thornton area is conveniently located right off Interstate 93 at exit 31 or 28.

Visitors will find a variety of indoor and outdoor activities, a unique selection of tax-free shopping at dozens of shops, superb dinning. Challenging outdoor activities abound for adventurers seeking a more active trip. In this region of the state you will find some of New Hampshire’s most beautiful natural attractions including mountains, rivers, and waterfalls. Nature-lovers can explore to their heart’s content and never get tired. Hikers and mountain bikers will love the trails that go for miles through scenic woodlands and climb up the highest mountain slopes in New England. It is also one of the most famous places to view the fall colors.

Other Activities: skiing and hiking


Rates & Availability

From $100 Per night

Thornton House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall/Winter Ski Season
Dec 1 2015 - Mar 13 2016
60 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $49
Pet Fee $60

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Thornton House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • River ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • There is one full bathroom in the cottage with a tub shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , sleeps two
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , sleeps two
    Bedroom 3 - 3 twin/ single , 1 child bed , sleeps three
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon , living room pull out couch
  • Bedrooms located on the mezzanine are simple and cozy. They each have a bed (three twin beds in middle room), lamp light and a side table for each sleeper, a dresser and some clothes hanging area. For your comfort, we have just updated all bedding to luxury 100% cotton 300 count, hotel style sheets, pillows and duvets.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • 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
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
We now have Apple TV device so you can log into your account and watch whatever you want. New! 2011 a flat screen tv. We also have the following available: a child's booster, hair dryer, curling iron, some children toys (ask about their location), a pack n' play or child's play pen, a crib mattress We do have kayaks and a canoe for your use. The best way to take advantage of these is to load them onto or in your car and drive them to one of the many nearby boat launch areas along the Pemmigewasset River.

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