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Spacious, But, Cozy, Alpine Chalet

Alison Swift (owner family member)

Member since: 2012
Call Manager
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Speaks: english
Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Alison Swift (owner family member)

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 2, 2015
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Spacious, But, Cozy, Alpine Chalet

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Franconia Chalet Rental Photos and Description

Chalet, 5 Bedrooms, Baths (ideal for 6 adults and 6 children)

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.

Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Alison Swift (owner family member) (Property Manager)
Member since: 2012
Call Manager
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 2, 2015

About Alison Swift (owner family member)

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

Why Alison Swift (owner family member) chose Franconia

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

What makes this chalet unique

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.

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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

2 traveler reviews

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Spacious, But, Cozy, Alpine Chalet
average rating of 4.0 based on 2 reviews
4

Great house, great location, will rent again

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Boston
4

Everything we needed and more

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hey Chris - Thanks so much for your positive and constructive review. I hadn't considered the need for overflow parking with big groups. Various neighbors and friends have extra parking and parking in any chalet that is empty is usually OK. The house across the street and to the right belongs to a friend of ours; if you rent again, I will make sure that I clear some extra parking for you. Also, I know that the dining room table is wobbly. We'll either reinforce it or get a new one. We appreciate your taking the time to write a review and my family agrees that the house is convenient, comfortable and great for a big group. FYI, you can ski across from the Mittersill Chairlift to Cannon and back when the Mittersill chairlift is running. We grew up skiing on Mittersill and you could ski over the "saddle" and ski down Mittersill right into our backyard. I wish Mittersill would fully reopen. It was a decent mountain in the 60s and 70s.

Map

Nearest Airport
120 Miles
Manchester Boston Airport or Boston Logan
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Mittersill Inn - Baron's Pub
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Route 93
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Lovetts Inn, Horse and Hound
Nearest Ski
2 Miles
Mittersill Trails/Cannon Ski Area
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Echo Lake Beach
Car: necessary

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.

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Rates & Availability

From $300 Per night

Franconia Chalet Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay
$300
From
$300
Fri,Sat
$1,925
$7,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%
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.

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Amenities

Franconia Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ski-In
  • Ski-Out
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Downstairs Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Recently retiled and bathroom repainted.
    Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , Very comfortable pillow top mattress
    Red Room - 2 twin/ single , 2 bunk bed , One of single beds is a trundle bed, very confortable
    Blue Room - 2 twin/ single , Beds can be pushed together to form King.
    Upper Balcony Room - 2 twin/ single , 3rd level; 2 windows; doors open & overlook living room
    Yellow Room - 1 king , 1) View over valley and 2) up the road
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Franconia area offers almost any outdoor activity you could imagine. Check out www.scout.me/things-to-do-near-franconia-nh/ for a myriad of options for outdoor recreation, entertainment, scenic views, historical sights, lakes, waterfalls and quaint New England towns for shopping and antiquing. Balcony serves as a great stage for guest or family musical or theatrical performances.

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