Submitted: May 12, 2013
Stayed: May 2013
This vacation cottage is what anyone would want for a relaxing stay in the Whites. My wife and I made this our first "vacation" since having our baby and we couldn't have asked for anything better. After going about 1 year without doing any significant hiking and muddling through urban city life, this was exactly what we needed to get us back into nature.
First, Larry and Yvonne are excellent hosts and know the community very well. They were always available for questions or recommendations. During our visit, it really felt like we were family that they hadn't seen in a while - but at the same time they always respected our time and privacy.
The cottage is very cozy. A simple living room with comfortable seating, nice bed, shower, clean linens, a kitchen with all the essentials (anything else you'd need, I'm sure Larry wouldn't mind letting your borrow from the house). There is also wifi that covers the entire grounds, and a washer and dryer. There's a great deck in the back of the cottage with a hammock for relaxing in the sun and a small grill. Most of the furniture pieces in the cottage (not to mention the cottage itself) were made or refinished by Larry himself which I thought was kinda cool.
The cottage grounds offer great views of Mt. Madison and Mt. Adams. There is also a garden and a large lawn to lounge on.
So whether you want to get away and hang out in a nice New England cottage in the woods or choose to stay at the cottage as a home base for lots of great hiking or outdoor excursions, this is a great find. You won't be disappointed.
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