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House Rural Area Dish WiFi Privacy Huge Mt.&Milky Way Views BOOK 17/18 SKI NOW

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 90 nights


About the property

Lovely farmhouse, gourmet kitchen, remodeled baths, linens, washer/dryer

Charming, beautifully decorated 1860's Cape farmhouse is spotlessly clean. Located in a lovely, rural setting atop a gently rolling knoll, the fresh, pine-scented mountain air is exhilarating. Its unrestricted mountain view is stunning and on clear nights sky is flooded with stars! The eat-in kitchen is well equipped, including Blue Willow china and stemmed glassware. Large pine table is ready for gourmet or informal family dining. Pantry is filled with country collectibles. Tastefully-furnished family room has bay window with forest view, comfortable seating, wide-pine flooring and electric fireplace.

Skiing is GREAT. Plus glider port, skiing, tennis, horseback riding, hiking trails, golf, kayaking, fishing, antiquing, country-inn dining, covered bridges, Franconia Notch, Cannon Aerial Tramway, White Mountain National Forest, Echo Lake's sandy beach and picnic tables, ALL nearby. House has a PIANO! Pack 'n Play fun sport, 47-inch HDTV, blu-ray disc player. MAXIMUM 8 people. 3-night minimum stay. NO PETS and NO SMOKING. FREE local and long distance phone calls and Wi-Fi.

The original house was built in the 1860's. Although it has been completely updated, the old-fashioned charm is still there. The completely furnished home, includes front-loading washer/ dryer, forced-air heat. comfortable beds, fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher, microwave, toaster, blender, coffee pot, crock-pot, utensils, collectibles, old-fashioned pantry, New England cookware. Towle flatware, Blue Willow china and stemmed glassware await for casual or gourmet country dining. There are a telephone and PIANO in the parlor. The cheerful and relaxing family room has a large bay window with forest view, big screen satellite TV/VCR, radio, CD and DVD players. Free Wi-Fi and free local and long distance phone calls.

Outdoors, there is a Weber BBQ, picnic table and a hilltop bench for quiet reflection. Back yard games include: badminton, croquette, horse shoes, whiffle ball, volley ball.

There are four comfortable bedrooms, and two bathrooms, one on each floor. The front porch has inviting rockers and a stunning view of Kinsman Mountain. The teak beach on the south knoll is bordered by flower-filled whiskey barrels and is perfect for quiet reflection. On clear nights the sky is filled with stars. Location is perfect for birding and wildlife viewing, including bears, deer and moose.

Guests will love the house’s proximity to nearby hiking trails, rock climbing, swimming, boating, fishing, biking on quiet country roads, horseback riding, birding and wildlife viewing, country-inn dining, golf and tennis!

This charming country home is beautifully decorated and updated with all modern amenities. Its white clapboard siding, green shutters and Yankee window, exude old-fashioned New England charm. Situated on 2 acres, atop a gently rolling knoll, the large yard is surrounded by forest and has a sweeping view of Kinsman Mountain. Back yard games include: badminton, croquette, horse shoes, whiffle ball, volley ball.

Other nearby activities include airport w/soaring and bi-plane rides, kayaking, canoeing, antiquing, hiking, and fabulous fall foliage. The house is 15 minutes from Cannon Mt. Ski Area, 30 minutes from Loon Mountain, plus many other ski areas (all 2 hours or less).

More Details

Joan Freeland McGowan
Member since: 2001
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 14, 2017

About Joan Freeland McGowan

The house has been in the Freeland Family for almost 60 years. Now the three sisters (Joan, Susan, & Carole) own it and provide loving care.

Joan Freeland McGowan purchased this house in 1957

Why Joan Freeland McGowan chose New Hampshire

The house is charming both inside and out. Built during the Civil War, the original house was tiny. Over the years other rooms were added, including a second floor bathroom. A barn and picket fence were added then later removed.

What makes this house unique

The front porch has an uninterrupted, sweeping mountain view. The area is peaceful and abounds with birds and wildlife. The home remains a quiet, comfortable get-away for those who want to relax. The nights are dark and, on a clear night, the sky is flooded with stars and you can see the Milky Way!


Easton House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • River ...
  • Rural ...
  • Town ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , pedestal sink
    Bathroom - toilet , shower , pedestal sink
  • Newly renovated with beautiful hardware, wood flooring, wainscoting, pedestal sinks, country-style floor/ceiling moulding.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Blue Room - 2 twin/ single , Second floor bedroom on the left
    Pink Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , Second floor bedroom on the right
    Back Bedroom - 1 double , First floor
    Master Bedroom - 1 queen , First floor
  • Charming, beautiful wallpaper, light, bright rooms, 2 carpeted, 2 wide-pine boards, antique dressing screen. Located in the beautiful White Mountains of New Hampshire, Freeland Acres Country Home, is a lovingly restored, circa 1860s, Cape-style country home. The 4-bedroom, 2-bathroom residence is beautifully maintained with old- fashioned farmhouse moldings and quaint New England-style wallpaper. The big country kitchen and old pine table, easily prompts old-fashioned family-style suppers, or candlelit gourmet dinners with Champagne and wine glasses, cloth napkins, and Blue Willow china. Completely furnished, includes new front-load washer, dryer, forced-air heat and comfortable beds. Kitchen is fully equipped with dishwasher, microwave, toaster, blender, coffee pot, crock-pot, utensils, collectibles, old-fashioned pantry, and authentic New England cookware. Towle flatware, antique-style china, stemmed glassware. Also, 47' HDTV, BluRay disc player, iPOD platform. Star-filled nights.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Barbecue
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
4-BRs: 1 queen, 1 double, 4 singles. References and more photos available. Comfortable beds, 47' HDTV and BluRay disc player, picnic table with mountain view. Old fashion pantry with antiques and country collectibles. Ivers & Pond turn-of-the-century upright PIANO (tuned upon request).


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(37 traveler reviews)

House Rural Area Dish WiFi Privacy Huge Mt.&Milky Way Views BOOK 17/18 SKI NOW
average rating of 5.0 based on 37 reviews

Charming House, Lovely Experience

  • 5 of 5

This is a charming house that worked very well for our family of 5 (including teenagers). The area is convenient to White Mountains National Park and within a 15-minute drive to ski slopes and conveniences such as grocery stores, restaurants, and a movie theater. Being in a rural area, there was no light pollution to block the view of the stars - the night sky was amazing! The kitchen was well-stocked with dishes, cookware, etc., and it included a dishwasher and microwave. The bedrooms were good-sized, with comfortable beds. There are window units (air conditioning) in two of the bedrooms, but most of the time they weren't necessary, even in July. The house was clean, well-maintained, and obviously treasured by the owners. Speaking of the owners, they were extremely helpful and made scheduling our stay simple and easy. Definitely a good option for families or for a group of adults traveling together.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Travelers, Thank you for your lovely review. We enjoyed having you as guests in our home and we hope the next time you visit NH, you will stay with us! Joan and Carole
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Concord NH

Great stay (again)

  • 5 of 5

Our fourth time at freeland acres, not the last. Beautiful house, great views, caring and attentive owners. Would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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  • 5 of 5

Everything in the house was clean, functional and operational. Plenty of pots for cooking. Big Webber charcoal gril outside. Spot very quiet with amazing front view on a mountain. Within one hour max of distance from most peaks you may want to climb. Very very relaxing. Would return anytime. Kids loved it too.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying in our home. We hope you and your family return soon.
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  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our NH getaway at this charming cottage. Sometimes

photos can be deceiving, not for this house. It was as pretty as the photos suggested! The views were spectacular, the house very

comfortable and the cool August temperature appreciated by our

family! Not knowing much about the area we really enjoyed your book of things to do! Thanks for sharing your beautiful home!!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We enjoyed having you and your lovely family in our home and, we hope that you will return again. Sincerely, Joan McGowan
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A Lovely Place to Be!

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we arrived, we knew it would be a fun and relaxing week. There was a spirit of welcome in the home itself, which was really clean and very well maintained. One of our favorite things was the piano! Every day of our stay we each took turns playing, me not so much since I'm not a pianist. We spent hours on the porch and in the yard playing games, reading and just soaking in the views and listening to the birds. The owners were so wonderful and welcoming with phone calls and emails. They also had lots of suggestions for things to do like discovering the swimming hole nearby and a not to distant hike to a waterfall. We are a family of 5, all grown up, and we all loved our stay. Many thanks! I recommend it.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Judy for your lovely review. We are delighted that you enjoyed the house and the area so much, and we hope that you will return next year. All the best, Joan and Carole
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Spring Texas

Terrific Stay, highly recommended!

  • 5 of 5

Freeland Acres is the perfect getaway home - a quaint, comfortable, well equipped farmhouse with a million dollar view! Ideally located to access a month's worth of day trips but also wonderfully far enough off the beaten path to enjoy a peaceful, refreshing, beautiful rural setting! Our thanks to the gracious owners, we are already plotting our return!

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your generous review! We enjoyed having you in our home and can't wait to have you back again. Joan and Carole
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Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Manchester, NH
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Dutch Treat, casual bar and restaurant
Nearest Ferry
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Bethlehem (20 minutes)
Nearest Train
70 Miles
White River Junction
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Rte 116 & Sugar Hill Road
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Bailiwick's Fine Dining & Martini Lounge (15 min)
Nearest Ski
9 Miles
Cannon Mt. Ski Area (15 minutes)
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Echo Lake
Car: necessary


Cannon Mt. & Cannon Mt. Aerial Tramway, Franconia Notch - 9 miles, 15 min. driving time.

Bretton Woods, Mt. Washington Valley, downhill and cross-country - 45 min.

Loon Mt., Lincoln, NH - 25 min. Wildcat - 1 hr. Stowe, VT - 1 hr. Attitash, NH - 45 min. Nordic Center, Sunset Hill House, Sugar Hill - 10 min.

Hiking: 700, 000-acre White Mountain National Forrest, Franconia & Crawford Notches. Presidential Range including Mount Washington


Littleton Historical Museum, Littleton - 20 min. New England Ski Museum, Franconia - 10 min. Robert Frost Museum, Franconia - 10 min. Maple Sugar Museum, Sugar Hill - 10 min. Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium, St. Johnsbury - 30 min. Ski Museum, Cannon Mountain, Franconia Notch – 15 min.


North Conway, NH - 1 hr: L.L. Bean, Yankee Candle, and many other fine factory discount outlets. Littleton.

Theater and Entertainment:

Weathervane Theater summer stock. Whitefield - 30 min. North County Chamber Players, Sugar Hill & Lincoln - 10 min. & 30 min.

Colonial Theatre - Bethlehem - movies and live entertainment 20 min

Other Activities: glider port, moose and wild turkey watching, Robert Frost House - all poetry readings are free and open to the public.

Golf: Profile Golf Club, Profile Course 9 holes (Private Equity) Franconia, NH

Sunset Hill Golf Club, Sunset Hill House Course

9 holes over 1,977 yards with a par of 33 (Public) Sugar Hill, NH

Bethlehem Country Club, Bethlehem Course

18 holes over 5,808 yards with a par of 70 (Municipal), Bethlehem, NH

Maplewood Country Club & Hotel, Maplewood Course

18 holes over 6,001 yards with a par of 72 (Public), Bethlehem, NH 03574

Lisbon Village Country Club, Lisbon Village Course

9 holes over 2,861 yards with a par of 36 (Public), Lisbon, NH

Mountain View Grand Golf Course, Mountain View House 1 Course

9 holes over 2,873 yards with a par of 35 (Public) Whitefield, NH 0359

Ski: Cannon Mt., & Cannon Mt. Aerial Tramway, Franconia Notch - 15 min.

Bretton Woods, Mt. Washington Valley, downhill and cross-country - 45 min.

Loon Mt., Lincoln, NH - 25 min.

Wildcat - 1 hr.

Stowe, VT - 1 hr.

Attitash, NH - 45 min.

Nordic Center, Sunset Hill House, Sugar Hill - 10 min.


Rates & Availability

Easton House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Open Season
Apr 8 2017 - Dec 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
SKI Season
Jan 3 2018 - Apr 9 2018
90 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150 + Tax
Refundable Sec Deposit $300
Tax Rate 9.0%

Note: Rates subject to change without notice, prior to firm booking.
Christmas and New Years Weeks - $495/night, 3-night minimum.
All trash will be removed by renter, bags (pre-paid provided by owner) to be dropped at local transfer station.
To Avoid HomeAway "Traveler Service Fee" book directly through Freeland Acres Country Home, LLC. We except personal checks only. We screen renters carefully, and will not consider renting unless you leave your phone number. LEAVE YOUR PHONE NUMBER ON YOUR INQUIRY PLEASE, AND I WILL CALL YOU RIGHT AWAY. Thank you, owner Joan McGowan.
2018 SKI SEASON. $2,800/Mo. including utilities. Call owner Joan McGowan 215-696-7042 for additional details.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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