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Bruce Larson and Kathy Bird

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Boulder Hill Farm-White Mountain retreat, recreational base, & library-Pets OK!

5 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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White Mountains House Rental Photos and Description

Sleeps 5+, 3 bedrooms, 1 and 1/2 baths

Nestled in the White Mountains on a wooded 90 acre tract of land, this is an oasis of quiet with views of Mt. Chocorua. This is the ideal base for hiking, mountain biking, skiing, snowshoeing, fishing or hunting. Crystal clear lakes and streams are minutes away. Explore hundreds of acres behind the house, including the unusual 'boulder henge' formation left by the glaciers. Newly cut trails include a 2 mile loop with views of Maine. Book lovers will appreciate the continually growing library of over 1000 volumes. Catch up on back issues of The New Yorker, Discover, Science News, and Wine Spectator. There are also numerous tapes and DVDs for all ages. Well behaved pets are welcome by prior arrangement. You will enjoy the sunny second floor which has just been renovated. A new three season porch allows a taste of the outdoors without the early summer insects. We now have basic cable and WiFi. This year a 600 sq foot addition has a new kitchen and bathroom! A 5% discount for active public school teachers. Multi-week discount of 5% per week.

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Bruce Larson and Kathy Bird (Owner)
Member since: 2005
Call Owner
Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

We've had a great vacation. What a wonderful house this is! Thanks...
Aug 2003
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based on 5 traveler reviews

Boulder Hill Farm-White Mountain retreat, recreational base, & library-Pets OK!
average rating of 4.8 based on 8 reviews

White Mountain Gem!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at Boulder Hill Farm, which also allowed us to bring our four legged animals. The location is near the Kank and plentiful hiking, which we did nearly every day. Good swimming spots (we went to White Lake) also nearby and for that rainy day, there’s North Conway and outlet shopping! The house itself is lovely and comfortable, with a wonderful master bedroom and delightful sunroom, situated on many acres, although we never really explored past the grille, which we used every night.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
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Owner's Response: Thank you for your stay! We are working on marking the trail system above the house, as it allows access to great views of Maine and the Conway Valley. Easy hiking, and worth going beyond the grill!
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Wonderfull home!

  • 5 of 5

We had a very pleasant stay in Boulder Hill Farm.

The house felt very warm and homely. Everything we needed was available and more!

The rural location was wonderfull for us outdoor lovers, but the shops, attractions and restaurants of North Conway where only a 15 minute drive away.

When we will plan another stay near the White Mountains we really hope this house is available for rental!

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
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Owner's Response: Thanks! When you come again, we'll order up some sunshine...Bruce
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Very comfortable stay

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a week in the lovely premises and explored the area around. Boulder Hill Farm is centrally placed between the mountains and the lake area, thus we were hiking as well as enjoying the walks at the lakes.

The house was very comfortable, we spend most of our times in the house in the large dining area just adjacent to the kitchen. The house is loaded with all the needed neccessities, there is no need to bring much with you. We had the feeling, that the owner uses the house on a regualar base and shares whatever is needed with his guests.

Even close to Route 16, we did not hear or see much traffic on the farm. Traffic on Route 16 was quite busy, heading west in the morning and east late.

We are recommending the place, when you look for a quiet retreat, centrally located for hikers and nature loving persons. It is a perfect place if you want to retreat and enjoy the country side. And of course, for railroad enthusiasts .

If we will be back in New Hampshire, we will certainly rent the home again.

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2011
  • Stayed: Oct 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Comfortable Home Base in the Woods

  • 5 of 5

We spent a great long weekend here with some friends. We found Boulder Hill Farm to be a great retreat for two couples, two babies, and dog. The house was comfortable and spacious. We enjoyed cooking together in the kitchen/ dining room and relaxing over long dinners (with the babies asleep in other rooms). On the October weekend that we were there, the three-season porch warmed up during the day, allowing us to eat lunch out there, while the babies crawled around in the conveniently babyproof space. At night, we retreated to our huge bedrooms upstairs. Our baby slept in the downstairs bedroom, while our friends kept their son in with them.

The house comes with some 80 acres, which we enjoyed exploring with our dog. There are several wooded trails on the property, which offered pleasant walks; however we weren't able to find the promised views, as some of the rails have gotten pretty overgrown and/or impassable.

The house served as a convenient base from which to explore the area. There was easy access to great hiking in the White Mountains. We also drove up to the Mt. Washington cog railroad and over to the Fryeburg State Fair. There is a lot of traffic on Route 16, particularly as you get closer to Conway. We learned that we needed to get an early start in the morning to miss the worst of the traffic.

We would love to rent Boulder Hill Farm again the next time we return to the area.

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2011
  • Stayed: Oct 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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For a relaxing vacation

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed staying at Boulder Hill Farm, it was quiet and homey; a great place to relax and relax we did. We mostly did small hikes and drove around to see the mountain views during the day. At night we mostly stayed in and dined at home, relaxing with our dogs. The only complaint we would have is a small one, the ad stated that the home had cable or satellite tv, but it was very basic cable. See, not a huge deal, but a little dissapointing. All in all, we loved the home and would love to come back again next year. It is so nice to take a vacation and bring your dogs along too, thank you!

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2008
  • Stayed: Oct 2008
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Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Manchester, NH
Nearest Train
55 Miles
Dover, NH
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Car: necessary

Mountains, Mount Washington Valley, Mt. Chocorua, leaf peeping, hiking, hunting, biking, rock climbing, and relaxing. Library of almost 1000 volumes, hiking trails, pets OK.


Rates & Availability

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 26 2016 - Oct 22 2016
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $120
Property Damage Protection $99
Tax Rate 9.0%

Shoulder March 30-Jun 29 $650/week

Peak June 29 - November6 $790/week

Winter November 6 - March 30 $950/week (no linens)

5% discount for full time K-12 teachers!

Prices are self-clean and do not include 9% NH room and meals tax.

Housekeeping is available at extra charge.

Minimum stay is four nights.
A 5% discount for multiple weeks in one year. Winter rates available upon r

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White Mountains House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Main - toilet , shower
    Guest - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master - 1 queen
    Guest - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single
  • Master bedroom has a queen. Second bedroom has one twin and a new queen. A bright new third bedroom on the main floor is a twin. There are two pullout queens, one in the living room and one on the new porch for added flexibility of sleeping arrangements.
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Binoculars
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
1 queen (first master bedroom), queen and twin (second master bedroom), 1 twin (extra room), 1 sleep sofa. Well-behaved pets are permitted upon approval; high-chair; family oriented VHS/DVD collection. Linens are available in summer for a nominal charge or to self clean tenants. A new three season porch has just been added!

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