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Birch Retreat - secluded mountain view home, air conditioning, jet tub, deck

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights

About the property

4 bedrooms, 2 full baths, 9 rms, sauna, ping-pong, air hockey, fireplace, grill

Welcome to Birch Retreat! Situated on 1.4 secluded acres just two miles from the center of North Conway (Kearsarge neighborhood), our mountain view home is convenient for all north country activities. Outside there is a large horseshoe driveway with plenty of parking, sloping front lawn, small back lawn and basketball hoop. Our home is strictly no smoking and no pets. It is child friendly and includes a baby gate, crib, pack-n-play, booster seat and high chair. For rent by owner. A security deposit is required.

Upstairs: fully-equipped kitchen (Jenn-Air grill, convection oven, fridge with filtered ice & water, dishwasher, disposal, microwave, blender, toaster over, toaster), dining room (seats 8 + highchair), living room with fireplace & 42 inch flatscreen TV (cable, DVR, DVD, VCR & Bose Wave CD player), deck with gas grill, king bedroom, queen bedroom, deck, laundry and full bathroom with jet tub

Downstairs: entry foyer, living room with wood stove & 32 inch flatscreen TV (cable, PlayStation II & DVD), recreation room with ping pong table, double bedroom, queen bedroom, sauna and full bathroom

More Details

Katie and Tony
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 19, 2017

About Katie and Tony

We are from the Boston area and have been visiting North Conway for many years for family vacations. We have a baby girl born in 2014, and hope that one day she will learn to ski at Cranmore just like her mom.

Katie and Tony purchased this house in 2001

Why Katie and Tony chose White Mountains

I was looking to purchase a house on Crown Ridge Road because of its proximity to town and large lot sizes. When I saw this house there was no question - I want to retire here! The fireplaced living room sold me. I hope you will enjoy my home as much as we do.

What makes this house unique

Birch Retreat is on 1.4 acres with a mountain view. Although it is just over a mile from the middle of town, the setting feels completely secluded. The livingroom has a great view of both the mountains and the plethera of birds that frequent the feeder.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(92 traveler reviews)

Birch Retreat - secluded mountain view home, air conditioning, jet tub, deck
average rating of 4.945652 based on 92 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We were planning a last min. Trip for a family getaway and Katie was awesome! Totally accommodating and even planned it at 12:30 at night the night before over the phone while she was checking in vacation away for herself and family. The house was warm cozy large and lodgey. I have a one year old and it was perfect for her... so much room and had everything she needed high chair, crib, gates etc. beds were super comfy! Great for large groups of people...Will be back again!

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect vacation home for a mountain getaway; wonderful with kids

  • 5 of 5

Birch Retreat is wonderful. The house is everything advertised in its description and more. Before we arrived, Katie answered all of our questions quickly and accurately, so we felt fully prepared for our trip, which meant a lot because this was our first VRBO rental and we were traveling with young kids. Upon arrival, the house was clean, welcoming, and in perfect working order, and it remained that way throughout our stay. The home is modern and well-equipped, but also fits in perfectly with the mountain setting, so we felt like we were truly getting away from it all for a real vacation. The kitchen is wonderful and we particularly enjoyed the upstairs living room, with its comfortable furnishings, great scenery, and special bird-feeder view, which was a real hit with the kids. The bedrooms were comfortable and well-sized, and the children were huge fans of the downstairs game room. The location is also outstanding, as it allows easy access to town but also a real sense of being away and fully immersed in the beautiful mountainous surroundings. We enjoyed wonderful walks in the neighborhood, both right behind the house and in some of the nearby areas. The house was cool and shaded, which was ideal for our summer trip, but we also imagine it being outstanding in the fall, winter, and spring as well. North Conway is the perfect area for a vacation and Birch Retreat is the perfect home for it. We hope to stay there again in the future.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We had a great time in this very comfy and well located house. Katie was kind and very helpful.

  • 5 of 5

We spend 3 nights in the house. The houae is very cosy and clean, the beds are great, the sauna was a plus. We enjoyed a number of hikes only a few minutes away from the house by car. Conway also has a good amount of stores, restaurants and more. I would highly recommend this place to everyone.

  • Submitted: May 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful home for families with young kids!

  • 4 of 5

We had a weekend at this location with two families with young children. This home is fantastic, as it is safe/clean/well stocked for families. The home's layout works very well as the kitchen and main living space is upstairs, but there are bedrooms and more play space on the first floor. So, it never feels crowded, even with a couple of groups. The kitchen was well stocked for cooking needs. The home is super clean and well kept. Katie is super responsive and helpful both prior and during our visit. We hope to come back again!

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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So perfect!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful escape to gorgeous North Conway! I planned a weekend getaway to Mt. Cranmore for myself and some friends. We couldn't have had a better time! For the entire weekend, I was constantly reminded that I am "the best vacation planner ever", because the house was so amazing. We spent more time in the house than we had originally planned, simply because it was perfect for ordering in and playing card games around the fireplace. The house is perfectly secluded on a winding mountain road. The bedrooms are large, enough for 8 guests to sleep and entertain comfortably. The fireplace was a huge hit, and was lit for most of our stay! The game room downstairs was absolutely perfect for some fun. The ladies enjoyed the sauna for a little morning relaxing.

We had such a great time at the Birch Retreat, and hope to return in the summer for some tubing on the Saco River!

  • Submitted: Feb 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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Great weekend stay

  • 5 of 5

This house is great. Very cozy for late night, but spacious for multiple families. This is our second visit, and certainly not our last. It was very comfortable for 2 families of 4 and our mother. It is clean and very well maintained. Kate, one of the owners, is so great. We were able to do Polar Express, Santa's Village, and cut down our own Christmas tree during our stay. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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Cranmore Mountain Resort
Conway Scenic Railroad
Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf
Hillbilly's Southern Bar B Q
Flatbread Pizza Company
The Stairway Cafe
Elvio's Pizzeria
Nearest Ski
1.5 Miles
Mount Cranmore
Car: necessary

Situated just two miles from the center of North Conway (Kearsarge neighborhood), this home is convenient for all north country activities: skiing (Mount Cranmore - 5 min, Attitash / Bear Peak - 10 min & Wildcat - 15 min), hiking, climbing, swimming, canoeing and outlet shopping. The North Conway area features attractions for the whole family including winter sports, golf, mini-golf, alpine and water slides, mountain biking, and scenic train rides as well as fine dining, theater, and night life.

We offer discounted mountain coaster, tubing and ski passes for Attitash Mountain Resort, Mount Cranmore and Wildcat Mountain! We also offer discounts at Kahuna Laguna indoor water park, the White Mountain Aquatic Center swimming pool and the Cranmore Family Fitness Center (gym, fitness classes & more).


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

linen cleaning optional* $50
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 9.0%

A standard house cleaning of up to $90 is included at no extra charge.

*LINEN CLEANING: We offer an optional linen cleaning service for $50. This includes washing, dry & folding any household linens (sheets, towels, etc) that you use during your stay. Alternatively you may use your own linens or wash, dry & fold ours after your stay (VERY time comsuming).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund
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North Conway House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Baby Gate
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Free Local Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove ...
  • fax
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , single person jet tub
    Downstairs Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Attached to sauna room
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King - 1 king , upstairs
    Queen - 1 queen , Upstairs
    Queen #2 - 1 queen , Downstairs
    Double #1 - 1 double , Downstairs
  • 1 crib, 1 pack-n-play and 1 twin daybed / trundle
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Groups
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Singles
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna ...
  • Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
  • jetted tub
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
whirlpool tub; PlayStation; port-a-crib, baby gate, high chair, booster seat; basketball hoop (with ball). Discounted mountain coaster, tubing and ski passes for Attitash Mountain Resort, Mount Cranmore and Wildcat Mountain! We also offer discounts at Kahuna Laguna indoor water park, the White Mountain Aquatic Center swimming pool and the Cranmore Family Fitness Center (gym, fitness classes & more).

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