|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Sunny Slope Farm: lovely 200 year-old four-season family farm with big red barn, big white stable and a full woodshed; pond for fishing or skating; winter sledding hill; hiking or cross-country ski trails past brooks & wild beaver pond; 2 decks & a screened-in porch; furnished with many antiques and fine, comfortable furniture; kitchen is fully equipped and large enough for your cozy family breakfast with a big round pine table, a small woodstove, & some of the purest water in NH.
The dining room has a fireplace, grandmother clock, & table long enough to seat all your cousins for Thanksgiving; the library has many books, a desk, a sleep sofa, French doors & a fireplace; 2 living rooms with piano, 5-CD changer, TV with cable & DVD with small DVD & video libraries; upstairs sitting room with desk for laptop & trundle bed; 2 bathrooms, (upstairs shower, downstairs tub and shower); 2 trundles and a twin in the 'game room’, with a game nook, games, puzzles, & a TV w/VCR for the kids.
Lovely, comfortable family retreat: Bed linens are all cotton, with down or hypo-allergenic pillows & comforters, and the king & queen have feather-beds. There is an abundance of cotton towels, from washcloth to bath. Down & hypo-allergenic comforters, as well as old quilts, cotton blankets, &afghans fill the linen closets.
Other Amenities include: Gas stove; china, silverware, crystal, glasses & mugs, dinner service-ware; fully supplied kitchen; 2 fireplaces, kitchen wood-stove; piano; kitchen porch with outside dining; a kitchen/library deck with picnic table, wrought iron patio furniture, gas grill, 5-6 person hot tub & an outdoor fireplace; hiking-ski trails, hay fields, woodlands, brook; adirondack furniture & a hammock in the yard; fishing pond & a small canoe for use on our own little pond, or on the river or lake.
No smoking inside the house. Cigarettes, pipes & cigars are permitted on the screened-in porch or on the kitchen decks. Handicapped accessible only by arrangement & only on the first floor.
A Lovely Place to get Married: Sunny Slope Farm has seen many a family wedding throughout its long life, and the tradition continues.
There have been small Spring weddings held in the library & large Summer & Autumn weddings held in the fields or on the lawn. In 2006 alone there were 2 weddings in the barn, with the doors thrown wide to views of the hayfield & the apple tree. Last June there was a wedding held in the upper field, with a reception in a tent in the hayfield under a full moon, & during the last three Augusts, weddings with tents & string bands set up on the front lawn.
We do not do wedding planning for you, but we are glad to pass along the information about rentals, caterers, etc, that other couples used.
There is a small extra charge (please see Rates Section) for a wedding or reception held at Sunny Slope Farm, but the folks who've gotten married here have found it much more convenient & less expensive to get married in the place they're staying for a few days (either before, after or both!).
We have unexpectedly opened up for reservation
in what has otherwise been
a totally booked Summer & Autumn!
Please check the Availability Calendar for the dates
in July, August & October!
Winter is just as much fun as Summer!: There are 5 miles of trails on Sunny Slope perfect for cross-country skiing, snowmobiling or snowshoeing, & 7 pairs of snowshoes of various sizes are waiting in the woodroom for you to try!
The best sledding hill in town is right behind our old red barn, & there are several sleds available if you forget yours! Sleigh rides in the farm's own sleighs are available by prearrangement.
Lake Winnipesaukee, Merrymeeting Lake or River, as well as our own little fishing pond are available for ice skating, ice fishing or even ice sailing, & Alton Bay's annual Winter Festival invents even more ways to enjoy the ice.
Gunstock Ski Area is a 20 minute drive, & Mount Washington, the White Mountains (for climbing, camping, skiing or leaf-peeping) & the Rt. 93 ski resorts are approximately an hour and a half's drive away.
And when you return from your day playing in the snow & on the ice, the fireplaces & hot tub of Sunny Slope will be waiting to warm your bones and welcome you home!
Please Google Sunny Slope Farm in Alton, NH to find our own website (where you will find lots more pictures and more accurate rates!).
From the very bottom of our hearts, THANK YOU! And Thank YOU, Max! For allowing Brendan and I to have our wedding here [at Sunny Slope Farm]. Our friends and family had the most wonderful time! We absolutely love this house, barn, land...everything about it. We cannot wait to come back!
Looking back and reflecting, there isn't one single thing we would change about our day. And honestly, getting married here with such a feeling of strong love, support, and history... You allowing us to stay here granted us the wedding that far surpassed even hope and dream. We love you and Sunny Slope so much! If you ever find objects placed in the shape of a Mickey Mouse you'll know we've come by!
Thank you! So Much! To Infinity & Beyond!
Love, Brendan & Amanda
Posted (verbatim) by SSF with the permission (& encouragement!) of the guests.
The farm is beautiful and picturesque, but if I could do it again I would have chosen a different venue.
It stormed the night before our wedding and the roof of the barn leaked heavily on several tables. We had to scramble to replace the linens the night before the wedding. It caused a great deal of stress.
We paid extra to have an additional day of setup and most of the day was spent cleaning up broken glass, beer caps, dirt, and debris left from other weddings.
Members of our wedding party drove an hour home instead of staying as they intended because several of the rooms in the house smelled very dusty and smelled of stale urine.
When the cost of renting tables, chairs, heaters, and bathrooms are factored in, we spent several thousands more than we had originally anticipated. I didn't feel the fees associated with the venue compensated for the number of things it lacked.
I had a beautiful and memorable wedding and the owners are nice people, but I wouldn't choose it again.
I am the actual tenant that stayed during the time of the one star review September - October 2015, we had our daughters wedding and stayed a week to be with family and friends. I can not say enough great things about Sunny Slope, the owner and her employees were a joy. My kids are still begging to go back. It's a large old farm house with all the New England charm you could ask for. The owner asks that you strip the beds when you leave and toss the linens in the basement by the washer dryer. The property is beautiful and we will definitely be back.
wouldnt recommend this place to anyone. Sheets have holes in them or stained. they dont wash all there lienens after every guest. I could go on but wont.......
My friends and I recently spent a few days staying at sunny slope farm and it was amazing! The house was spacious, clean, and spectacular. The house was loaded with everything we needed and the backyard was beautiful. Deanna was very welcoming and immediately felt like family. The house has many wonderful features, the dining room was large and fit us and our friends perfectly, the library was loaded with interesting books and was perfect for relaxing, the gameroom had tons of stuff for every age and the jacuzzi was a nice hit. The house and Deanna definitely did not disappoint. I would recommend this to anyone and everyone for any occasion. Thanks Deanna for the fantastic stay!
I was thrilled to have found Sunny Slope Farm on the internet for our family weekend in New Hampshire. We had 15 sleeping there and alot more visiting and the house had no problem accommadating everyone. The scenic location is a perfect place to sightsee or just relax at the farm. Thank you Deanna for making us feel so welcome. I hope we can come back and spend more time exploring the trails on the property. And the water is great!!!!
Deanna: Our stay at Sunny Slope Farm this June was sheer delight. As you know, all of the guests were in NH for a wedding in Dover. The farm became not simply a place to stay, but a wonderful place to congregate and relax. Even the bride and groom took time from their busy schedule to visit with us for a day. Sunny Slope will be a part of the wedding memories.The farm is magnificently equipped for any season, it feels like "home" from the moment you step in, and your personal hospitality and support were simply the best.We would love to return again, including the members of our family who were unable to make the first trip.Many thanks, and we hope to see you again soon!Wayne
Sunny Slope is an historically recognized farm situated on a country road in the exquisite Lakes Region of N.H., only 5 minutes away from Alton Bay, with its fireworks, ice cream stands and bands in the summer, and ice-fishing villages in the winter.
Alton is located where the Merrymeeting River flows full of salmon from the southern tip of Lake Winnipesaukee, 'the largest fresh water lake in one state's boundaries in the United States.' There are over 200 lakes in the rolling hills of the Lakes Region with swimming, boating, beaching, fishing & ice skating.
Antiquing, fine dining, shopping, theatre, music, scenic drives, hiking, fishing, lake wreck-diving, cross-country skiing & snowmobiling abound within an afternoon's drive or closer. Wolfeboro, NH, 'The Oldest Summer Resort in America,' is 15 minutes away; Portsmouth, 'The oldest Seaport in America,' NH's seacoast,the Maine coast, Shaker Canterbury Village, Loudon Raceway and the state's capitol, Concord are 45 mins. away.
Other Activities: Weddings & Family Reunions
|Refundable damage deposit||$200|
|Cleaning||$350 + Tax|
|Winter Wkend Heat Chrg.||$100 + Tax|
|2016:Event Service Fee||$500 + Tax|
|Pet Fee||$50 + Tax|
|Event:less than 45guests||$1,365 + Tax|
|Event:more than46 guests||$2,200 + Tax|
PLEASE NOTE HomeAway's estimates add all the rates together incorrectly. PLEASE INQUIRE for correct rates!
Rates include up to 8 guests, with Up to 17 allowed sleeping over (extra guest fee: $28/person/night that they actually stay, incl.tax).
Check-In:5p.m. Check-out:11 a.m.
Number of days & arrival/departure times negotiable,depending on availability.
Extra nights are prorated.
Half day rate: $175.
And, Yes, we do welcome weddings, reunions, birthday and anniversary parties, and celebrations of all sorts! See SunnySlopeFarmNH.com or call 603-875-7562 for Event Fees. PLEASE NOTE that we are not an event facility, so we do have a THREE-night minimum stay!
Please Note that, as of 2016, Sunny Slope Farm will be providing at least one Event Team Members to assist
with event set-up and break-down, as well as being an extra set of hands during the event itself if needed!
Additional Event Fees & damage dep.& cleaning fee for events over 25 guests. Please check www.SunnySlopeFarmNH.com (or Google Sunny Slope Farm in Alton, NH) for further Event info and 2017 event pricing.
PLEASE CHECK OUR WEBSITE for all of our 2016 and 2017 rates!
PLEASE NOTE HomeAway's estimates add all the rates together incorrectly. PLEASE INQUIRE for correct rates!
50% of rental amt.(not incl. tax & damage dep.) for reservations less than a year away
20% of rental amt.(not incl. tax & damage dep.) for reservations more than a year away
100% of rental amt.for reservations less than 30 days away
Balance due (incl.taxes & sec.deps) 30 days before arrival