RESTORED 4BR 3 BATH HOME ON 700 ACRES WITH CONNECTICUT RIVER FRONTAGE

Bill Lipfert

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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RESTORED 4BR 3 BATH HOME ON 700 ACRES WITH CONNECTICUT RIVER FRONTAGE

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House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

Welcome to North Star House and the Connecticut River Scenic Byway. Located on 700 acres in Cornish and Claremont New Hampshire, North Star House is the result of our year-long top-to-bottom restoration of this 1855 historic home. We’ve retained all of the historic features – slate roof, antique hardware, wavy glass windows, hand-carved millwork – while providing modern comforts, including a gourmet kitchen, two new full baths and a Jotul glass-fronted woodstove.

The house includes the traditional farmhouse first-floor front and rear parlors, with the rear parlor featuring a large south-facing bay window and wood stove. The front parlor includes a pull-out couch that can sleep two. Also on the first floor are the dining room with French door access to a south-facing patio, the large, sunny, eat-in kitchen, a screened porch with views of the Connecticut River and Mount Ascutney, a full bath, an indoor storage area for skis and kayaks and a two-car garage. Upstairs, North Star House features a master bedroom with views of the fields and the Connecticut River, three smaller bedrooms and two additional full baths. The house complies with modern energy codes, being fully insulated to keep the place warm in the winter and cool in the summer.

North Star House’s kitchen features fine custom cabinetry made in Vermont with counters of soapstone. There’s plenty of space for preparing exquisite meals, including a large central island with custom-made soapstone prep sink. Appliances include a “French door” stainless steel refrigerator, 36” gas stove with griddle and extra large oven, dishwasher, microwave, Cuisinart food processor, coffee maker and toaster oven. The kitchen is well stocked with copper, stainless and cast-iron cookware, dishes, glassware (including an extensive collection of wine and cocktail glasses), flatware and kitchen tools. Radiant floor heat warms the custom oak-strip floor. An oak kitchen table that seats 4 to 6 is perfect for eat-in meals or when the kids need a break from the dining room guests.

The front and rear parlors at North Star House include restored birch flooring, historic mouldings and restored wavy glass windows from the 1800s. A large woodstove keeps the two rooms cozy on a cold winter’s day or a chilly morning in the spring or fall. The front parlor includes an entertainment center with 32” Sony flat-screen TV with cable, DVD player (with our eclectic library of DVDs), 300 CD changer, turntable, audio unit (with iPod connection) and speakers. With our line of sight to Mount Ascutney, there’s great cell phone coverage, including 3G broadband modem service. Hgh-speed internet via cable is included with wireless access throughout the house.

North Star House is located on NH Route 12A (the Connecticut River Scenic Byway) in the historic Cornish Colony area. Nestled among working farms, the river and hundreds of acres of forest, the property offers almost unlimited recreational opportunities. With more than a quarter mile of private river frontage, North Star House provides direct access to fishing, swimming, kayaking and canoeing. Our neighbors at North Star Canoe Rentals can outfit you with canoes, kayaks and tubes for half- and full-day river excursions.

The home is furnished with everything you need for an enjoyable stay in our area, including towels, linens, a collection of movies and a well-equipped kitchen. During the spring, summer and fall, enjoy our many acres of landscaped gardens, lawn and fields. A delicious crop of blueberries awaits you during late July and early August, as do early fall apples and pears. Neighboring farmstands and farmers’ markets provide locally grown corn, tomatoes as well as countless other fruit and vegetables, locally made cheeses, chickens, and more!

North Star House’s 700 acres include a vast network of trails for casual strolls, cross-country skiing, serious hikes and mountain biking – both single track and double track. Connecting trails to the Cornish Town Forest are available for seriously technical biking, as well as hiking access to some great views of Mount Ascutney and the Vermont countryside. For a daytime (or nighttime) get-away, check out our restored sugar house with its woodstove and rustic collection of maple sugaring gear.

For weddings, North Star House offers a large flat lawn that is perfect for a large reception tent with views of the mountains, forests and river. Fields across the way provide virtually unlimited parking for your major event. We can provide contacts for local caterers, tent suppliers, musicians and even officiators! The restored 1820s Trinity Church, located just up Route 12A in Cornish, is a beautiful location for a traditional wedding ceremony.

Keywords: Historic, farmhouse, barn, Connecticut River, Dartmouth, Scenic Byway, mountain bike, swim, waterfront, views, view, hike, Cornish Colony, mountain, agriculture, farming

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome

Bill Lipfert

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2012
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We've lived in the area since 1986 and love to make our out-of-town guests feel at home. Our interests include kayaking on the river, hiking with our dog, taking care of our trails and working to preserve this beautiful agrarian landscape for future generations.

Bill Lipfert purchased this house in 2010

As locals, we want to share everything that the Upper Valley area of New Hampshire and Vermont have to offer.

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
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Restored 4BR 3 Bath Home on 700 Acres with Connecticut River Frontage
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 17 reviews
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Restored 4BR 3 Bath Home on 700 Acres with Connecticut River Frontage
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p399705vb
603-448-8738
Claremont Lake Sunapee Area
5

Great Two Week Vacation Spot

  • 5 of 5
We vacationed with our two children at the North Star House and had a wonderful time. The house is lovely and yard great for outdoor play. The kitchen is well stocked for gourmet cooking and meals. We hiked, fished, kayaked and biked all from the house. Loved the local farmer's markets and the bushes full of blueberries. Super clean - very easy to work with Bill and Jenny.
  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Restored 4BR 3 Bath Home on 700 Acres with Connecticut River Frontage
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p399705vb
603-448-8738
Claremont Lake Sunapee Area
Somersworth, NH, USA
5

My Dream Wedding

  • 5 of 5
We just got back from our having our outdoor wedding ceremony and reception at the Northstar House. Bill and Jenny went above and beyond, doing a lot of extra work, helping us to prepare the property for the ceremony and reception, and they were so sweet about it. They were very laid back while at the same time being right there when I needed them, which helped this bride-to-be keep her head. The property is natural and beautiful with lots to explore. The house itself is stunning - it looks just like their pictures, if not better. The kitchen was just what I needed to pull off the reception (yes, I catered my own wedding!). They even had an entire Le Creuset set! I would have rented it just for the screened in porch! I really cannot say enough good things. This was the wedding of our dreams and I would not have had it anywhere else. We are now trying to find a reason to invite a few couples and go back. Bill and Jenny are such lovely people and the property is amazing - such a find!
  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Restored 4BR 3 Bath Home on 700 Acres with Connecticut River Frontage
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p399705vb
603-448-8738
Claremont Lake Sunapee Area
Midwest
5

Wonderful Home

  • 5 of 5
We came to the area to attend the graduation of my daughter from Dartmouth (25 minutes away). I am so glad we found this property. We needed 4 bedrooms to accommodate our family and found all we were looking for and more in this house. It is thoughtfully appointed, beautifully maintained and made us feel very comfortable during our stay. I would recommend this property to anyone!
  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Restored 4BR 3 Bath Home on 700 Acres with Connecticut River Frontage
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p399705vb
603-448-8738
Claremont Lake Sunapee Area
Southampton, PA
5

Wonderful winter vacation with the family - and the grand-dogs!

  • 5 of 5
My family just spent a week at North Star House. What a fantastic place to spend a relaxing vacation with the family! The house is beautiful - the pictures look great and the house is better! We were 6 adults and 3 dogs and never felt crowded. The house offers plenty of space to spread out and plenty of spaces large enough to spend time all together. The kitchen was our favorite gathering space. We have several in our family who love to cook and we really enjoyed the kitchen - such a great space to cook together and eat together when the cooking is done. And the kitchen is so well-equipped - we were not missing anything that we needed. Thanks for the breakfast fixings for the first morning - what a thoughtful treat! Bill and Jenny have thought of everything that will make your stay comfortable and inviting.
We spent almost as much time out on the trails through the forest as we did at the house. The kids especially loved having the space to snowshoe through the trees. We did make it up to the Sugar House. Such fun!
As much fun as our winter vacation was here, we would like to return for a summer stay one day. That screened in porch looked so inviting but it was a bit cold in March! I can't wait to see the house, trails and riverside in the summer. We will be back!
Thanks, Bill and Jenny!
  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Restored 4BR 3 Bath Home on 700 Acres with Connecticut River Frontage
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p399705vb
603-448-8738
Claremont Lake Sunapee Area
Austin, Texas
5

Winter Wonderland Get Away

  • 5 of 5
What a wonderful surprise this house and the surrounding property is! With record low temperatures during our trip to NH, we were delighted to find the house completely winter ready and warm, with firewood, amazing vinyl records, good movies, breakfast waiting in the fridge and board games in the beautiful kitchen. For our family of 6, it was the perfect space to be together but not on top of one another and the owners thought of everything, down to the last detail. All the rooms were beautifully decorated. They were very helpful when we had a snow delay, and were available at all times. Wonderful!!!!!!
  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Restored 4BR 3 Bath Home on 700 Acres with Connecticut River Frontage
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p399705vb
603-448-8738
Claremont Lake Sunapee Area
Maryland, USA
5

Wonderful, Inviting Home!

  • 5 of 5
We have traveled most of 2013, and are now reviewing all stays. We stayed at this lovely home March 23 - 28 and had a relaxing and wonderful experience. The home is even more gracious than the pictures and the owners are very helpful. The restored home has been done with the best of materials and the property is well maintained. We definitely recommend it to anyone wanting to visit the Dartmouth/Hanover area.
  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Manchester-Boston
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Windsor-Mt. Ascutney
Car: recommended

Convenient to Dartmouth College (5 minutes from I-91, 30 minutes to Hanover), St. Gaudens National Historic Site, Harpoon Brewery, Simon Pearce Glass & Pottery, American Precision Museum, 4 19th Century Covered Bridges

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Claremont House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Fall Foliage
Sep 2 - Oct 22
2 night minimum stay
$300
$1,400
 
 
Late Fall
Oct 23 - Dec 14
2 night minimum stay
$300
$805
 
 
Early Winter
Dec 15 - Dec 31
2 night minimum stay
$300
$1,050
 
 
Winter
Jan 1 - Mar 31
2 night minimum stay
$300
$1,050
 
 
Early Spring
Apr 1 - May 31
2 night minimum stay
$300
$805
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$1,400
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $100
Tax Rate 9.0%
Notes During peak season (June 14 to September 1) rentals are Saturday to Saturday. During other times of year, rental periods are flexible.
$500 deposit to secure rental, upon signing of Rental Agreement. Payment in full (including $500 security deposit) due 30 days before rental. Security deposit refunded promptly at conclusion of rental.
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Amenities

Amenities

Claremont House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Mountain View
  • Water View
General:
  • Linens Provided
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Garage ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking Off Street
Kitchen:
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Catering Available
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Games ...
  • Foosball
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Video Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • wildlife viewing
  • boating
  • shelling
  • sledding
  • sight seeing
  • shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • rock climbing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • snowboarding
  • cross country skiing
  • hunting
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • snowmobiling
  • kayaking
  • skiing
Notes:
Connecticut Riverfront, fishing, swimming, canoeing, kayaking,
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