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Unique luxurious gothic castle with views in the middle of a 500 acre estate!

John & Lynda Hunt

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 8
Half Baths1
Property type castle
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Unique luxurious gothic castle with views in the middle of a 500 acre estate!

Bedrooms 8
Half Baths1
Property type castle
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


Rindge Castle Rental Photos and Description

8 bedrooms, 5 full baths, 1 half bath, sleeps max: 22

Located atop of a hill, amidst 500 acres with miles of walking & groomed x-country ski trails, outdoor hot tub, & 5000 gallon swimming pool. This extraordinary 11,000 sq. ft. castle has incredible views of Mt. Monadnock from the N & lake/ beach from the S.

Enjoy the solitude & amazing sunsets on this gorgeous property in Rindge, NH. Great for family reunions, retreats, etc. Please note: no weddings, banquets, or receptions, only housing of such.

The castle was built by the owner & completed in 1995. The interior design is unique in it's secret stairways, slate & hardwood floors throughout, Gothic arches w/ faux stone walls, a huge formal yet comfortable living room w/ a marble & granite fireplace offset w/ a gorgeous grand piano, 9 foot ceilings,authentic tapestries & scrolled glass doors that open into a large Wedgwood style dining room offering a recessed ceiling w/ a lighted sunset. The basement bar/game room & third floor playroom will insure that everyone of all ages have fun!

AGE REQUIREMENTS: The Guest must be at least THIRTY (30) YEARS OLD to rent the property. Please note that this is very important as YOU WILL HAVE FULL RESPONSIBILITY of the castle while you rent it. THIS IS OUR HOME, SO PLEASE TREAT IT WITH RESPECT, JUST AS YOU WOULD WANT SOMEONE TO CARE FOR YOUR HOME. THANK YOU.

We strictly limit the amount of people in the castle for any gathering including WEDDINGS, BANQUETS, or RECEPTION to 22 people in total.





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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
John & Lynda Hunt (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
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Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
May 6, 2015

About John & Lynda Hunt

The only entrance to the castle is Sauvola Drive which is off Able Road in Rindge, NH close to the Rindge/Fitzwillaim town line. There is a designated Castle Beach marked specifically for you. This home is our primary residence. Our children grew up in this home and now return to visit with their families.

This property,was in the works of being built in 1993 and finished in 1995. John's love of Castles began when he was a young child and grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennslyvania. As an adult he found this beautiful 500+ acreage of land quite by accident in the woods of New Hampshire. The plans to build this home began after much travel throughout, Europe exploring other castles. Today, after our five children have grown up and left this wonderful home, they continue to return to this gorgeous property to come together as a quite large extended family. We continue to celebrate many of the holidays here with our family and have now opened it up to you so that you may enjoy it as much as we do.

John & Lynda Hunt purchased this castle in 1995

Why John & Lynda Hunt chose Rindge

The Cathedreal of the Pines is a must see located in Rindge 5 minutes away with beautiful gardens; a historical landmark you would not want to miss. In less than 30 minutes, one can venture to Mount Monadnock, the most climbed mountain in the world. For the first time climbers, Pack Monadnock , only 25 minutes drive (across from Temple Mountain), is also a great family climb for those who have younger children. The views are spectacular. The town of Fitzwilliam, approximately 10 minutes away, is famous for it's Antiques. The town of Peterborough ( approximately 20 minute drive or less) well known for the 'Peterborough Players' theatre house, was also the setting for the well known play 'Our Town'. It also has many cozy shops and wonderful restaurants. The bustling city of Keene is great for window shopping, fine dining, and entertainment. The Colonial Theatre in Keene, features plays with some well know actors, singers and comedians and is located on Main St. Twinkle Town miniature golf can also be enjoyed by all and is located between the towns of Rindge and Keene approximately 15 minutes away. Also, there are many lakes and state parks that are close by (not more than 20 minutes drive) for a great beach day.

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Bedrooms 8
Half Baths1
Property type castle
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
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Unique luxurious gothic castle with views in the middle of a 500 acre estate!
average rating of 4.976744 based on 43 reviews
Tenafly NJ

Perfect place for our family reunion

  • 5 of 5

The castle was all the we hoped for and more. The layout, particularly the living room (with grand piano) and the central staircase (with suit of armor) were fantastic--well appointed, lavishly decorated, and impeccably maintained, with plenty of books, games, and movies. The kitchen had all the amenities, including staples (we had brought our own, not knowing what to expect).

We were 10 adults and 7 children. Even though it rained all weekend and we were essentially housebound, there was plenty of room for us to spread out, play, and socialize. (Ours was a family reunion, so that's how we wanted it. It was perfect for us.) We even used the jacuzzi outside and the kids had fun sliding down the hill. The bedrooms were wonderful and the playroom upstairs was great for the kids. We also got good use out of the pool table, darts, and poker table in the basement. It was extremely comfortable and everybody loved it.

The owner was very gracious. He provided a one-page listing of restaurants, etc. in the area prior to our arrival. He was very appreciative of our treatment of the place (we were conscientious about cleaning) and happily and promptly refunded our deposit in full.

The location, despite being just over the border from Massachusetts, is fairly remote. The property is grand, with great views. Outdoor activity is your best bet.

I recommend mapping out directions very carefully in advance. We got lost despite having a navigation system, a printed Google map, and maps on an iphone. Some roads are minor or dirt, and not all systems recognize them. Once you know where you're going, it's not difficult.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2010
  • Stayed: Nov 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Stanhope, NJ

Peaceful and simply amazing

  • 5 of 5

We had 10 of us at this castle all in our 30's and had a blast. The first time you see the castle from the dirt road you have to stop and take a photo, its breathtaking. The weather was amazing (and if it wasn't there is plenty of stuff to do inside)... we enjoyed the lake (not swimming too cold) kayaking and hiking around it. The field was perfect for our daily wiffleball tournament, Frisbee toss and whatever else we thought up. The inside is amazing and the secret tunnels are so cool. It is so peaceful and quiet on the ground. I enjoyed my morning cup of coffee on the roof of the castle watching the sun rise and looking at the mountains. I want to thank KR for showing us the place and being a gracious host as well as John and Lynda for opening their home to everyone. We will definitely be back.

If I can make one suggestion it would be put a big screen TV in the basement by the pool table, bar, dart board, ping pong table and poker table.

  • Submitted: May 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Holden, Massachusetts, USA

Enchanting setting for our 50th Wedding Anniversary Family Celebration

  • 5 of 5

Planning a weekend celebration for our family of 22 from ages 2 months to 76 years in the middle of winter was a challenge. The Castle was the perfect choice. From the first view of driving through the snow to see a beautiful castle looming in front and a warm welcome and tour by the helpful caretaker, we were assured of a magical and memorable weekend. Our three daughters carefully planned the meals and bedroom assignments and a "Family Winter Olympics" with indoor and outdoor games. The very cold and snowy weekend did not prevent outdoor activities, cross country skiing, snow shoeing, sledding. The highlight of the weekend was a wonderful catered dinner by Lucas Catering of Keene, NH. The children never tired of the secret passages, playrooms, and just being in a real castle! One grandson said "this was the best weekend of his life". The hot tub was put to good use and even had some of the kids jumping in the snow from the hot tub. The castle is well-heated and well equipped for a large group of all ages. There were lots of cross country skiis, skates and sleds available for all who wanted to use them. Every one of us wants to come back!

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Dover, De

Fantastic Place for our First Family Reunion

  • 5 of 5

Three generations, seven families, twenty two people which included 11 kids aged three to twelve and not one " I am bored" for the entire stay. And how could you be bored, after all, it is a CASTLE. What a place and what a setting. The castle is so much fun to explore and enjoy - the kids loving the space, game room, secret passage ways, and the adults the space and certainly the great fire pit sitting atop the hill overlooking the spacious lawn and beautiful lake.

The lake was fantastic with plenty of kayaks and boats, plus privacy, and great swimming. So much to do including some fishing too. The 2 plus mile walk around the lake was great exercise and lots of fun through the woods.

There were tag football games, soccer, baseball and Frisbee games on the lawn. Bike riding on the trails, Frisbee gold through the woods on a certified course, hot tub, and more kept everyone active and busy.

Plenty of room to cook a meal for all of us at the same time and celebrate an important birthday for one of us.

We, like so many others have written, never left the property once we got there except a couple of quick trips to a nearby grocery store. Certainly for our visit here, we all learned that an extended family that "castles together", stays together.

Thanks to the owners, John and Linda for opening up their home so we and others could enjoy such an amazing experience. Also, a big thank you to the staff headed by Mike, a very helpful and informative host and to his assistant KR.

We will be having more reunions and certainly plan to return as soon as we can.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Eightieth Birthday Celebration

  • 5 of 5

In researching accommodation for four generations (twenty people) to gather for the celebration of the eightieth birthday of our ‘clan patriach’ we were fortunate to discover Sunridge Castle. What more perfect place to celebrate someone who grew up in the shadow of the Royal Castle of Windsor, UK.

Sunridge was all we hoped for and more; a charming, whimsical and incredibly comfortable building in secluded grounds, with great views of Mount Monadnock and a pretty lake at the foot of the sweeping lawn running down from the castle patio….the fire pit was great in the evenings! An added bonus was the daily visit from Mike, the incomparable and informative caretaker, who made sure things were running smoothly.

We had a regatta on the lake using the wide variety of water craft; a tournament of team games on the lawn and a table tennis tournament in the games room; a royal banquet in the large dining room under the ‘sunset’ ceiling; many fun photo ops including a royal wave from the balcony and a shot of the birthday boy reclining in the master bedroom’s beautiful four poster bed wearing his crown. There was an endless variety of things to do for all ages.

We heartily recommend Sunridge Castle for that special large gathering or celebration. It offers a different experience (including cross country skiing in the winter we hear)and the owners have taken care to cover every detail necessary to make one’s stay comfortable.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Wonderful winter getaway

  • 5 of 5

Our family returned to the castle to celebrate my mother's 70th birthday. We had stayed for a week a few years ago and had such a great time. This time we were there in winter which was a completely different - but equally great - experience. We spent much of the time outside sledding. The hill in front of the castle was awesome for sledding - even the adults joined in - and those not sledding could hang out by the firepit and watch. The castle also provides cross country skis and there were so many sizes that everyone wanting to try it was able to find a pair that fit. Mike the caretaker was great, he is so helpful and we looked forward to him coming by every morning with the paper. We also really appreciate that everything is provided for us, bed linens, towels, paper towels, soap, shampoo, everything you could possibly need, which really cuts down on packing. We plan to return again this year, once we can agree on summer or winter! Thanks for a great vacation!

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway


Car: necessary

The only entrance to the castle is Sauvola Drive in Rindge, NH which is off Able Road near the Rindge/Fitzwillam town line.

If you cross-country ski you, we provide 20 kilometers of skiing right here on the property. We have several ski resorts near by. Wachusett is 30 minutes away, Crotched Mt. is 40 minutes away, Pats peak is 50 minutes away and Mt. Sunapee is 70 minutes.


Rates & Availability

From $1,300 Per night

Rindge Castle Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Early June
Jun 1 2015 - Jun 10 2015
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $775.00
Tax Rate 9.0%
Notes 2 nights: $2,800 + $252Tax = $3,052, $775 deposit, total of $3,827
3 nights: $3,900 + $351Tax = $4,251, $775 deposit, total of $5,026
4 nights: $4,900 + $441Tax = $5,341, $775 deposit, total of $6,116
5 nighst: $5,900 + $531Tax = $6,431, $775 deposit, total of $7,206
6 nights: $6,900 + $621Tax = $7,521, $775 deposit, total of $8,296
7 nights: $7,900 +$711Tax = $8,611, $775 deposit, total of $9,386
July & August weekly only at $8,900+$801 Tax=$9,701, $775 deposit , total$10,476
We accept personal checks, rent and tax is due 30 days prior to rental.

All holiday weekends are a 3 night ($3,900) minimum stay except for the weeks of Christmas or New Year's which is $10,000 for a week or $18,000 for two holiday weeks. Weekly rentals only for June, July and August.
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Rindge Castle Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • castle
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 11000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Lake
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Telescope
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 18 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower , 6 Shower heads & 2 sinks
    Guest Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    First Floor - toilet
    Basement - toilet , shower
    Kids Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , 2 sinks
    Third Floor - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • The Master Shower is marble and big enough for two!
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 22
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , 2 Balconies
    Guest Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 Balcony
    Lizzie's Room - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon , 1 Balcony
    Tyler's Room - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon , 1 Balcony
    Jenny's Room - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Library - 1 double
    Playroom - 1 queen , 2 sleep sofa /futon
    3rd Floor Ballroom - 2 sleep sofa /futon , Kids love sleeping in this huge room.
    Sewing Room - 1 queen , with 1 balcony
  • The Master bedroom, is a beautiful room that is immense in size with 2 porches, a granite working fireplace and a built in high four poster bed. It is featured in the photos, and has an adjoining large master bathroom, and views of both Monadnock Mountain and the water. The Guest Bedroom and Master bedrooms have private baths and DirectTV receivers. The 2 other bedrooms have double beds with pullout couches, and a shared full bath. The first floor Library has a full size bed used for handicapped accessible, however, the bathroom on that floor is a 1/2 bath. The third floor ballroom has two futon couches, with a queen sized bed in a private playroom area, and a separate bedroom with a double bed and a pull out couch. Both areas share a full sized bath. These areas are still used by our large family when they are visiting, and were the original bedrooms for our children when they were growing up. We hope that you find them as comfortable as we do!
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Piano
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library ...
Communication / Internet:
  • fax
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Child's Swing
  • Crow's Nest
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Pedal Boat
  • Sailboat
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
The Castle is in the middle of the woods, and very private. The 500 acres includes an old farm, miles of trails and 18 PDGA pole hole disc(frisbee) golf course. The 50+ acre waterway is fed by several brooks and we provide a private beach for the castle, with chairs, kayaks, paddle boats, life preservers and beach toys. The beach is located directly in front of the home. The other beach is strictly for the residents only. Please use your designated beach. We also provide $15 per golfer discount coupons to the highly acclaimed Shattuck Golf course in Jaffrey, NH located 15 minutes from the castle.

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