|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Called 'A little slice of heaven' by one renter, this scenic property captures the beauty of rural New England. The cabin is a modernized 1903 cottage with 1100 square feet of comfortable living space that includes three bedrooms, living room, dining room, kitchen and one full bathroom. Fully furnished and delightfully decorated, the living room contains an American Leather sleeper sectional (in fabric and a queen plus size bed) with maximum seating for relaxing. The sizeable screened front porch is also furnished and a great place to watch the exquisite sunsets or enjoy the lake and mountain views. Other amenities include washer, dryer, iron, stove and microwave. Outside, there is a wide 1300 foot hiking trail down to the private lakefront beach. Two inflatable kayaks are available for fishing or recreation. There is a great sand pile for the kids as well as a wonderful place to swim, have fun, picnic and relax. With an occasional chime of church bells from Cathedral of the Pines the property has become known as Higher Ground to those who have stayed and enjoyed the beautiful creation.
Higher Ground is owned by Ryan and Heidi Townsend. It is a retreat home that is used for meeting family and friends. We own a furniture and design business and have a passion for creating spaces people will enjoy and love. We decorated Higher Ground with the goal of making it functional as well as serene and beautiful. We hope you come and enjoy this little slice of heaven as much as we do!
Ryan Townsend purchased this cabin in 1996
I (Heidi) was raised in Rindge and while returning home to visit family, I stumbled on this beautiful property in 1996. It was nostalgic and reminded me of a summer cottage my parents had owned when I was young. Higher Ground was originally built by a professor from Boston College in 1903 as a summer home. It still had some of his original belongings in the barn in 1996. I instantly fell in love with the charm of the cottage and the beauty of the landscape. Since it borders Cathedral of the Pines, the first day I was there I heard the chimes playing. Instantly, I felt a heavenly tranquility that is still there to this day. It holds some of my most treasured memories raising my children: horseback riding the many trails nearby, canoeing on the lake, hiking, campfires in the evening, swimming in the early mornings and just relaxing! It truly is a retreat from the hustle and bustle of a fast paced life. We hope it will be that for you too. Blessings!
This property is on a paved road but is completely secluded. It has a 6 acre field as well as beautiful woods to explore. The lake has a 50 foot cleared beach area and has no public access, making it quiet and serene.
Higher Ground exceeded our Expectations! A group of ladies got together for a quick weekend in celebration of a couple of birthdays, and a breather before one of our party began radiation treatments. It was perfect. The property is so peaceful, serene and private. The fall foliage was in full force, a treat for the eyes. We enjoyed the walk to the pond, the firepit and even the tire swing! Inside the beautifully decorated house, we found everything we needed to cook a proper pasta feast, from utensils to pretty plates and serveware. Everyone raved about the comfort of the beds, and even the sleeper sofa! It's not a big house, but it had plenty of room and definitely met all of our needs! A couple of us made use of the landline telephone, although the wifi and cell service were great, it was nice to have the other telephone as well. We would love to make it an annual visit, or come again in the summer and make use of the kayaks, fishing poles and lakeside firepit. It was a blessing of a weekend at Higher Ground! Great job owners, and the property manager that had everything in order for our visit!
We enjoyed our few days so much. The cottage was warm, clean and comfortable. Loved that it was so private! Beautifully decorated and very comfy! We paddle boarded, kayaked and fished every day. We felt like we had pond to ourselves! There is a nice walk to pond, and we were able to take out SUV down to pond as well. Would recommend this spot to any family who needs to get away from it all and spend relaxing quality time together. We will be back!
Ryan, just wanted to drop you a note to say thank you and to let you know we had an absolutely wonderful week at Higher Ground. The care and love you put into making that house a special place is truly palpable. We spent our days enjoying the pond--kayaking, paddle boarding and swimming--and always looked forward to coming back to higher ground to enjoy our meals on the porch or make s'mores by the fire. Both our kids loved it . Thank you so much- we look forward to hopefully being back there again!
As usual, our visit to the Rindge/Keene/Peterborough area was great. Higher Ground was a perfect home base for all of our adventures. Jessica made sure everything was in place for our arrival, answered questions during the week and we had a wonderful stay. Could not recommend this property more wholeheartedly. I spoke with Ryan after our stay and I told him he and his wife really got it right with all they have done to make this place even more special than it naturally is. The new paddle boards and kayaks were a big hit. The towns of Keene and Peterborough are our favorites. Lots of great restaurants and things to do. We are already looking forward to our next trip to Higher Ground.
We were stuck for a place during sons lax tourney and we came across higher ground...we are so glad we did. The house was great..great original looking cabin from outside and modern on inside. The owners and manager have done a great job keeping it in great condition and well stocked. The trail down to the water was a great hike and the two kayaks, row boat, paddle boards kept the whole family busy. We spent all of our of lax field activity on the pond fishing, paddling and swimming. The owners provide everything from fishing poles to several water crafts...we invited a couple of lax families over for BBQ and again owners came through with a great weber grill...our friends didn't want to go back to their hotels. The manager was great and they came right away to fix the wifi. The only trying part of the weekend was the uphill climb from the water (great work out) and having to leave.....this place blew through our expectations and I would recommend to families or anyone who wants to get away....it made a long lax weekend secondary to a great family getaway..higher ground is a must stay if you need to be in the Keene area...
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Property Damage Protection||$89|
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