|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
Welcome to River House, a refurbished, 160-year-old four plus one - bedroom, three-bath 2600-square foot Queen Anne home on a private road, just off Route 25 in South Tamworth, in Southern New Hampshire. Please visit webiste (click below) for more photos and information.
The house is on a gorgeous stretch of the Bear Camp River with a small beach out front. Cold Brook joins the river just up from the bridge out front. The river and brook offer fishing, boating and delightful swimming. The house rental also includes access to a restricted beach at Bear Camp Pond, a lovely pond with a great beach, located a very short drive from the house.
Located in the center of New Hampshire's popular Lakes Region and adjacent to the White Mountains, the house sleeps up to 15 people (occasionally we do take more, if you're willing to use air mattresses and pay a surcharge). We finished remodeling the house just a few years ago. The estate includes a large meadow next to the house and some 78 acres of forest, and is surrounded on three sides by New Hampshire State Conservancy forest land, and our caretakers live next door.
Please see our web site, listed below, for full details and many more great pictures. Here are some highlights:
The property is approximately 160 years old. Originally built as a private home, it was used as a two-room schoolhouse from about 1900 until 1946. Only a couple of houses share the private road.
The front of the house overlooks the Bear Camp River, with a sandy little beach right out front, across a private road. The river has gentle rapids that make for excellent refreshing swims, with plenty of warm rocks for sunning yourself.
The house has four bedrooms and two baths upstairs and a one parlor that doubles as a bedroom, and one bath, downstairs. The beds themselves sleep up to 11, plus we have two hide-a-beds that sleep four more. You can park four or more cars out front.
As of August 2006, everything has been freshly and tastefully remodeled, with a new kitchen, bedrooms, interior walls and bathrooms, along with the heating system, plumbing and wiring. The house is almost completely remodeled.
The sound of the river provides a peaceful accompaniment to sleep. To either side of the house, east or west, the private dirt road extends into the woods and eventually tapers out. Beech, oak and maple combine with hemlock and white pine to give hikers a wonderful walk, and the woods are managed to encourage the growth of native hardwood trees.
To the west, the road becomes a trail, perfect for hiking, running or mountain biking. (That trail runs 13 miles up the Bear Camp River, all the way to gorgeous Beede Falls.) To the east, the road peters out just past a lovely meadow. You can wander in the woods or along the river from there. If you go deep enough into our woods you'll find an untouched beaver pond.
River House is a great, rustic retreat for large groups. It is not too fancy but very comfortable, with enough space for both privacy and family gatherings. Please visit our personal website for more specific details regarding the property and its surroundings.
The distance to Manchester, NH, is 79 miles; Portland, ME, is 119 miles; Boston is 122 miles; New York City is 330 miles and Montreal is 236 miles.
The closest ski areas are King Pine, Attitash, Bear Notch, Cranmore, Mt. Washington, Jackson, Black Mountain, Waterville Valley, Loon Mountain, Nordic Skier, Gunstock and Tenney. The Ski New Hampshire web site (find it on Google; we can't list it here) has a nice map that includes Tamworth. Attitash is maybe 50 minutes away, and it's probably the best relatively largest area.
My wife and I are in our 40s and both professionals in Central California, with three minor children and several pets. We have both lived in various places around the country, and I was born in Boston. We do our best to make it out to New Hampshire every summer.
The Owner purchased this house in 1962
My parents bought this house as a vacation home when we lived in Boston. After moving to California, upkeep became too burdensome for them, so my wife and I took the house over and remodeled it. We rent out the house so that we can afford to keep and enjoy it ourselves, let friends and relatives use it, and eventually leave it to our children
Going from California to South Tamworth is, to me, like stepping back sixty years to a much more peaceful and rural lifestyle. I love having the river out front, how dark it is at night (you can see the stars and hear the crickets!) and how all the roads are surrounded by lush woods. The air feels different, things sound different, the bird calls are different, and every property is backed up by meadows and woods, brooks, mountains and rivers. I also love how the house has large public areas but a lot of privacy, too; it's a quality that I seldom find in any home, much less a rental vacation home.
Welcome to our guest book. Please leave your comments here, and let us know what you think. We take your concerns seriously and will do our utmost to correct any problems you encounter. Thanks! Eric & Cathy
Me and my office friends stayed at this place during Jan 2015. We did snowshoeing and we didn’t have to go anywhere at all. We could just hike around the house. The river in front is just beautiful. It’s a very nice and big house with all facilities. We had no issues on anything. Owner Eric is very responsive and affable. Price is very reasonable. We would certainly return to this property.
The house was beautiful with a lot of character. Very convenient for a big group of friends or family!!
I am part of a group of runners that stayed in the River House for a week to get training in before our cross country season. We searched for houses in NH and on the Cape, and the River House stood out by far as having the most space, and being in a great training location, while also being a very reasonable deal. I cannot believe how incredible the house and location ended up being. The house is located right on a small babbling brook that is fun to explore. There is a yard in the back of the house, and a lake that is wonderful for swimming within a ten minute drive. There is also a pond nearby that we did not have time to visit. The house is simply incredible-- it has a classic architecture feel and a lot of personality, but is so clean and the amenities are very new. The beds are so comfortable, making the stay restful. If you are looking to stay in a beautiful, quiet, but safe (there are friendly neighbors next door, on a small farm) location, where you have access to great hiking, swimming, kayaking or training, there is no better place than the River House.
This was a spacious well-equipped, well-maintained older home, perfect for our family reunion, ages 3 months to 70 years. Four nice bedrooms and the private den made a fifth. The big open living and dining area gave us plenty of space indoors, but our favorite feature was the beach on the river. We moved our beach chairs to the sandy beach there and just hung out there every afternoon, wading, talking, and watching the children. For outings, we enjoyed the country doctor's museum, the little village of Tamworth, a farmer's market, and a trip to the nearby pond beach. A really lovely spot in a sweet New England town.
We just returned from a two - week stay at the Queen Anne. This was our second stay there in three years. This time we hosted a family reunion with 26 people. Not everyone stayed on site but the property is a wonderful spot to host this type of event.
Gina the housekeeper was great as usual and very attentive. Eric, the owner, is very easy to work with. One of the ceiling fans went out and he had a new one shipped the same day.
There is a huge yard for the kids to play and a wonderful beach to relax in the river by. The house is stocked with everything you could think of.
If you are looking for a special place for a family gathering or just a quiet vacation for two, this is it.
Outstanding location! Great accomodations!!!! Perfect for large groups. 14 of us for a long weekend of riding. This house had everything we needed. Will definitely be staying here again
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$500.00|
|21 Guests or More||$50.00|
|Property Damage Protection||$99.00|
|Standard Cleaning Fee||$200.00|
|Notes||Rates are subject to change until booking is confirmed. Monthly rates do not apply in July or August.|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.