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New Hilltop Retreat with Spectacular Mt Views

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths2
Space 1,700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Three bedrooms+ loft, 1 full & 2 half baths, sleeps 7

Built in 2005, a 3 bedroom custom-designed retreat in Craftsman/Adirondack influenced style.

House overlooks 10 acre field and commands sweeping 180 degree views of surrounding hills and the higher peaks of the White Mts. Property spans 65 acres and abuts conservation land. Rural setting just 10 minutes from downtown Plymouth. Two decks allow for maximum enjoyment of the view and pastoral setting. Great for outdoor meals, sunsets, foliage season, or watching hawks and swallows wheeling in the wide open sky. House is a wood-work-lovers delight and is designed to allow views from every room. Living room has lofted ceiling with massive Douglas Fir truss-work, cherry floors, and sleeping loft to allow larger parties. Relax in the glow of the woodstove while watching the sunset.

Kitchen/House Details: Fully stocked kitchen allows serious cooks to be creative: complete with solid surface counters, butcher-block, and high quality cookware. Handwoven Asian wool carpets adorn the gleaming new hardwood floors throughout. Master bedroom has high, trussed ceiling, view deck, and large bathroom with a walk-in glass block shower. Many custom built-ins and a mix of new and antique furnishings enhance the cutting edge design of this unique house.

Other info: The house has 3 units. Helpful and welcoming caretakers live below in separate apt. Tower shown in photos goes with another apt. --not included in rental. No smoking *Anywhere* on property, please. House is two hours from Boston and about 15 minutes from route 93.

At this time there is no wifi in the house as we cannot get a cable internet connection due to our remoteness. Major cell networks such as ATT and Verizon seem to work well at the house.

Get to know the classic New England town of Plymouth, NH. A regional center with a State University.

Numerous restaurants, a small movie theater, a farm stand with the best corn anywhere (in season) and tourist attractions such as the Polar Caves are all in town. Paddlers will enjoy the Pemigewasset or Baker Rivers which join in Plymouth. If sightseeing is your thing, Plymouth's central location makes it ideal for a scenic drive to all that New Hampshire has to offer.

No Student Parties. No groups of persons under age 21. Renters must include a person 25 or older. Organized groups or weddings may inquire.

Motorized recreation such as snowmobiles ORVs or dirt bikes are not allowed on the property.

More Details

Matthew Walter
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 28, 2017

About Matthew Walter

This property has been in our family since 1968 and the house is the 2nd to stand on this location. The land was the largest of 4 lots which comprised a farm which dated back to the colonial era. The 18th century farmhouse is located on the road just down the hill from our house. Of the original 255 acre lot bought by our family, 89 acres are still ours, while most of the rest is now town land, donated by my parents and others as conservation land open for public recreational use. Most of our remaining land is now under conservation easement, with hiking and skiing trails open to the public connecting to trails on town land.

Matthew Walter purchased this house in 1968

What makes this house unique

This is a unique house and location. Guest's seeking rural scenic beauty in a home designed to live up to and accentuate the scenery surrounding it, will appreciate the opportunity to savor both.


Plymouth House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower , X/lrg custom shower
    Kitchen Bathroom - toilet
    Lower Bathroom - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , firm mattress
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Children's Bedroom - 3 twin/ single , bunks and single
    Loft - 2 twin/ single , access by ladder
  • 1 queen, 1 full, twin bunk-beds, 1 regular twin All mattresses are high quality foam and tend to be on the firm side.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Terrace
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
Sorry; no dogs Parents; your family is welcome. Help us keep this a special place for our family by making sure your kids are supervised or aware of potential impacts they may have.


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New Hilltop Retreat with Spectacular Mt Views
average rating of 4.923077 based on 13 reviews

Perfect long weekend getaway in the mountains

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful property with amazing views! Great central location for day trips north the ski areas (like Lincoln) and south to Lake Winnipesaukee. Wood stove kept us toasty warm despite almost record setting low temps during our stay. Had a great time, and hope to come back again!

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Casey Thank you so much for your kind review. It was somewhat of a relief to know that all went well despite the brutal cold! We are always gratified to know that guests take away an appreciation of the beauty of our NH home. Matt
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Stockholm Sweden

Fantastic! (Not sure how else I could phrase it....)

  • 5 of 5

Great stay in the quiet countryside in NH. The house is really fully equipped and very spacious and modern. We were only 3 persons, but the house would easily fit 7 persons. Fantastic view over the hills and one morning we got visited by a moose strolling across the field 50 yards from the house. We took a hike down nice trials down to a beautiful waterfall. The property is just minutes off the highway, but feels like staying in a remote mountain chalet.

When planning the next trip to NH, we will surely want to stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Truly luxurious house with breathtaking views and amazing hospitality!

  • 5 of 5

Dear Matt,

Thank you so much for hosting us. Every minute of our stay we felt like being in a 5-star hotel. Your house is incredible, your hospitality is exceptional and the views are mesmerizing. We were really pleased with everything that you provided, from a beautifully stocked kitchen with everything that we could think of, to a wonderful interior setting that made us feel at home every moment of our stay. We visit Rumney on a regular basis for rock climbing, but never stayed in such an amazing house before. We would love to come back again in the winter, summer and fall. Thank you so much!

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your awesome review! Matt
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beautiful view

  • 5 of 5

Thanks for the great stay. The house was comfortable and spotless. We were in town for a wedding, and it was the perfect place to stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review! I am so glad that our mountain retreat was the right choice for your NH visit. Matt
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  • 5 of 5

We rented this for family and friends for my daughter's graduation and everyone loved it. The views are amazing and the house has everything anyone could need for a comfortable stay. The bugs are crazy but we still had fun and enjoyed every minute of it. Thanks for a beautiful home!

  • Submitted: May 18, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fabulous place

  • 5 of 5

This is truly a fantastic place.Pure mountain air, plenty of open space, very comfortable and the view of the mountains is spectacular.Often caught myself thinking that there must be exactly the paradise looks like.Had a meeting with old friends. All thanked us for a wonderful holiday.Thanks to neighbor. He was very helpful.Will recommend this place to friends and hope to rent this home again.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Manchester NH.
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Exit 25 Interstate 93
Car: necessary

Property is located between White Mt. and Lakes region and is convenient to Newfound Lake, Squam Lake, Lake Winnipesaukee, Waterville, Tenny, Loon, Cannon and Franconia Notch. On or near the property you can: Fly kites or play frisbee in the large field. Pick wild berries in season. Observe wildlife. Hike on town-maintained walking trails to Rainbow Falls through conservation land donated by owner's family. Ski on back country ski trails recently built on the property. Hike up Plymouth Mt. which rises directly across the road. Mountain bike on miles of rural or primitive abandoned roads.

Closest swimming is 15 minutes to a Town Park on the Pemigewasset River where the current is slow, but there are many other local river swimming options as well as Wellington State Park beach on beautiful Newfound Lake. Many half day family hikes are within a short distance, or take on the big mountains such as the Franconia Range or Mt. Mooselauke, less that an hour away.

Other Activities: berry picking, bird watching


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional
This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 9.0%

$650/long weekend (3 nights non heating season)
$1300/week Xmas and Feb. vacation weeks
Winter season rental is available (Jan-March)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.