|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
5 Bedroom, 2 bath 3-level Chalet with breathtaking views of Mount Washington Valley. Alongside Mittersill Ski Area, Wifi access, Cable, huge living room with large fireplace and overlooking balcony. Great space for adults and children. Ideal for board games by the fireplace. First floor has playroom for kids, teenagers or adults.
I am the youngest of Hop and Pam Swift's 5 daughters. My parents bought our Chalet in 1963 and our family spent many happy ski seasons skiing at Mittersill and Cannon; skiing over the saddle from the top of Cannon to the top of Mittersill and from the Cannon Rathskellar (after a few beers) on the X-country trails back home (on downhill skis). Our Chalet is a perfect house for entertaining, playing games and relaxing with a big or small group; Our house has unique characteristics; including a Moose (Elmer), bongo drums and a balcony overlooking the living room where we had to entertain our parents friends at their cocktail hour with music or skits. In our lifetimes, we've watched Mittersill close and reopen, the 'Old Man of the Mountain' fall and the Franconia Notch Parkway replace the old route that passed Clark's trained bears. It is still as wonderful as ever and we still convene all of our families there between Xmas and New Years.
Alison Swift (owner family member) purchased this chalet in 1963
It is on Mittersill Mountain, in the Mittersill Alpine Village It is close to all the Ski 93 ski areas and about 20 minutes to Bretton Woods and the Mount Washington Hotel. Nearby Littleton and Lincoln provide regular grocery chains and shopping, the town of Franconia has everything you need in a pinch. The location is near Echo Lake, Lafayette Hiking trails, the Flume, Scenic views, waterfalls and several lakes. A favorite summer attraction of ours is Clark's trained bears, see www.franconianotch.org/things-to-do/great-outdoors or www.scout/me/things-to-do-near-franconia-nh/ for year-round outdoor activities & other resources around the Franconia area
The views from the breakfast table are beautiful any time of the year. The water comes from a babbling brook on the side of the house and the air is clear and fresh. The area is peaceful and relaxing and very cozy on a snowy evening, especially with a big warm fire in the huge living room.
First, the best praise is that I cannot wait to rent this house again. It's a perfect house with lots of space. The owner's description is very accurate, so I'll spare the details of the rooms. I will add that the owner was very responsible and responsive, and solved our one issue immediately. If Cannon weather isn't so great, the house is about 30 minutes to Waterville Valley and about 20 minutes to Bretton Woods.
This house has a lot of great things going for it, and only a few not so great things. First, the good. The kitchen, dining area, and main living room are all generally open, creating a giant common area where everyone can do their own thing, or be part of the group, all in the same space. It was really conducive to a fun environment for our reunion ski trip. Nothing was very fancy, but it has everything and it all worked...this is exactly what we wanted. As a renter, I hate rates that make me think I've paying for the owners remodeling efforts...not the case here - just a clean, big, fun, COMFORTABLE ski house with everything you need and nothing you don't.
Good proximity to Cannon, but not really a walk. Parking was a bit of an issue, which is really the only reason I didn't give 5 stars. Only two spots at the unit, so with a full house you'll need to shuttle cars around. Not a big deal, but not great either. Would not inform a decision to come back or not.
Only other negative I can think of is the long dining table was a little wobbly...again, very minor in the grand scheme of what was a near perfect house for a guys ski trip getaway.
I would not hesitate to rent this house again if I was traveling to the Franconia area. Big, comfortable, affordable, and without the pretentious silliness you find near most ski mountains these days.
Ideal peaceful location with breathtaking view year round. Located on Mittersill mountain, skiable to Cannon Mountain and 15 minutes drive to Loon and Waterville Valley on (Ski 93). 20 minutes to Bretton Woods/Mount Washington Hotel. Cross Country and downhill, hiking, mountain climbing available right from front and back door.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Property Damage Protection||$59|
|Cleaning||$100 + Tax|
|Notes||House will be clean upon arrival and beds made. Renter will be responsible for leaving it in same condition. Cleaning will be provided for an additional $100.00. Firewood provided. Paper goods will be provided initially, renter is expected to replace what is used.|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.