WEEK OR MONTH-LONG NON-WINTER RENTALS ONLY! This luxuriously renovated stone barn accommodates 22 guests comfortably. On the main floor you will find a great room with two-sided stone fireplace, large kitchen and dining area complete with rustic pizza oven and dumb waiter, children's play area, library, powder room and the two master suites. Climb the spiral stairs inside the silo to the observatory and do some spectacular star gazing or catch the weekly fireworks display over Lake Sunapee. On the lower level, enjoy the game room with big screen TV, game table, full wet bar and the remaining 5 bedrooms, including 2 bunk rooms that sleep 12.
The property is 5 acres of meadow, lawn, courtyard and woods. For an additional fee, the Milk House is also available. This is a one bedroom cottage with full kitchen, cozy living room and full bath. Also, you have the option of renting suites NEXT DOOR at Sunapee View B&B. sunapeeviewinn.co
Seasonal Activities: During summer you will enjoy the property's views, decks and meadow. There are lots of fun family activities to enjoy in the area - from antique fairs to outdoor concerts, farmers markets to dinner cruises, amusement parks to sandy beaches - there is plenty to do in this pristine area of New England.
The winter will provide plenty of opportunity for all winter sports. There are gentle trails adjacent to the property and a challenging family mountain just 5 minutes away plus countless other mountains nearby. One of our favorite family activities is night tubing at Pats Peak. Nearby Sunapee is a super family mountain with a great kids' ski program.
Autumn, of course, brings us some of the most beautiful scenery in the states. New England foliage in October is a must-see. We suggest riding the quad up Mount Sunapee and taking in a spectacular display of color and beauty. From there you can hike to peaceful Lake Solitude. New this summer, 2012, Sunapee has opened an exciting adventure park with zip lines, ropes course and Segway tours. Call ahead for reservations - they book quickly! 603.763.3500.
History Buffs: This stone barn sits on property originally owned by John Hay. Hay was Abraham Lincoln's personal secretary and Secretary of State under Teddy Roosevelt. In the early 1900's Sunapee was a bustling vacation destination and Mr. Hay built a gorgeous home here, complete with spectacular gardens and stunning views. His son took over the property and in 1910 built a gentleman's barn made of stone, which housed sheep, cows and goats. We purchased the property in 2003 and turned this beloved (but unused) barn into a retreat. The remnants of another old barn's stone foundation is now a large sunken courtyard surrounded by birch trees... perfect for playing croquet, snoozing in the hammock, or enjoying a picnic. The kids love to pick flowers in the meadow, swing on the zip line, climb huge boulders, make forts along the stone walls, build fairy houses in the woods, search for wildlife - and we have plenty! Black bears, fox, porcupines, a fisher cat, turkeys, deer and a ground hog!
The Latest Updates: Sunapee View Bed & Breakfast is accepting bookings! Just next door to the stone barn is the home formerly occupied by the caretaker of The Hay Estate. This lovely spot has been nursed back to life by my parents, George and Linda West who are enjoying their retirement in great style up on Mount Sunapee. The Pacific Northwest style home is now a modern B&B with spectacular views. This is not your typical chintz-covered Vicotrian inn. Expect bright colors and modern styling. Enjoy breakfast by a cozy fire while watching the morning skiers shoosh down the slopes. Or, in the summer, lounge on the patio under a shady beech tree overlooking the apple orchard. My Mom is a gourmet cook who is famous for her pies, sauces, hearty stews and casseroles made from fruits and veggies grown in her backyard gardens. George is a born entertainer - full of jokes and beautiful songs. He is a Doo-Wap singer and performs a fantastic version of 'Still of the Night'. www.sunapeeviewinn.com
VIP, linens are the responsibility of the guests.
Family of 6, completely in L.O.V.E. with the stone barn in Sunapee. You'll see why when you visit. It's AMAZING.
Why not? It's perfection!
The energy is extraordinary. The area are incredible. The nature is spectacular. It'll be a vacation you'll always remember in a truly unique and elegant home.