|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Big Bear and Little Bear Lodge overlooking Lake Winnipesaukee sleeps up to 15 people with five bedrooms plus an additional sleeping area, four baths, two living rooms and a family room, a loft, and one-and-one-half kitchens, 2 large decks. Large yard and just 400' +/- to the Long Island beach.
In the main house, the large, cathedral ceiling living room has a wood burning fireplace and is open to the dining and complete kitchen area. There is also a bath with walk in shower and a bedroom with a queen bed on this main floor.
Upstairs there is a full bath, a master bedroom with a queen-size and a twin bed, another bedroom with a queen bed and a twin bed and a lovely loft sitting area. The lower level has a sitting area with pop-up trundle bed that can creates a double bed, a large family room with a full-size air hockey table, a bathroom with walk in shower, and a laundry area. 2700 sq ft +/-.
Little Bear Lodge, to the right of the main house,has an additional 700+/- square feet of living space. The living room/dining area has a pull-out couch and dining for six. There is a large counter top area with a two-burner cooktop, microwave, griddle, and a coffee maker and a full size refrigerator. One bedroom has a queen-size bed and the other has two twins. There is a large full bathroom and a small deck.
The home sits on a two-acre lot with horseshoes, volleyball, basketball hoop, swings and other games or sit on the large decks on front and back and watch the activities. Great for large groups of friends and family get-togethers. The home is just one lot back from the Long Island beach. Lifeguards are usually on duty during peak times and there's a lovely walking path out to the peninsula. There is a boat launch diagonally across the street if you have a kayak or motor boat. Or rent a motor boat. Trexlers Marina is just over the other side of the bridge. For kayaks, you can stop to rent in Center Harbor.
The lodges contain all your basic kitchen utensils, dishes, and silverware. There are cherry hardwood and pine floors and the furnishings are in the mission and lodge style. There are three TV's with DVD and a gas grill. Cable TV and internet provided in main house only. Guests are responsible for their own linens and towels (contact owner if need to rent linens). Five cars maximum.
Winter Guests - Only the main home is available during the late fall through early spring. Sleeping for 10 with 3 baths. It is a great place for snowmobiling and ice fishing or for a family event.
We love Lake Winnipesaukee and feel lucky to have vacationed here as kids. We enjoy just relaxing by the lake, kayaking or taking a refreshing trip in the boat. There are many public places to dock your boat that gives you access to wonderful restaurants, food, shopping or even get ice cream by boat at 19 mile bay. Then take the kids wakeboarding or tubing. It doesn't get any better than Lake Winnipesaukee.
Madelyn & Steven purchased this house in 2003
Lake Winnipesaukee is the ideal place to spend time with family or friends. Large lake with lots of activities. This home is just steps away from the beach but without the water-front price tag. We bought this home due to the large lot and location. Great place to be together but plenty of room to spread out when you need some quiet time. We liked the privacy of the large lot but visibility to the activities at the beach and boat launch. The home wasn't our style when we bought it but we have made continual improvements with the goal of making it into a Adirondack style lake house.
With lots of interior space we can have lots of friends join us and never feel cramped. And with 2 acres of land we can play volleyball, horseshoes and so much more.
This is a great home to rent. It is large, clean and very nicely decorated. The bedrooms are quite big and the beds are very comfortable. The decks are nice to sit outside and watch the fireflies fly by.
What we loved most about this property is the view of the bay coming over the bridge onto Long Island - stunning!
Our stay was 8/6-8/13/2016. There were 8 adults and 7 children from 6 to 12 and we were never crowded or under foot. The property is divided into a large (Bear) cabin and a smaller (little bear) cabin, they were decorated adorably . Our family get along and we were all looking forward to this time to visit , relax, and have some adventures. The location is beautiful and the proximity to the water was great.Can't say enough about the clear lake water and mountain views. Best sunsets were down at the beach. The house s were well set up with everything you need , linens( of course) you bring yourself. There is a small store (JoJos) a short trip away so what you forget you can find. 20-25 min away is a large grocery for major supplies. Beds were comfortable, bathrooms spotless and you will get the hang of the water temperature adjustments in the showers. We are grilling folks and thankfully our sons brought theirs because one gas grill just won't feed our 15. We ate all meals outside except breakfast as this is a treat. The smell of the pines is heavenly and 2 very long picnic tables accommodated our crew with comfort. We ended our evening with a gathering around the fire pit. Highly recommend this experience to all. Madelyn Mitton was a dream to talk to and was very accessible for any questions. WiFi on the property worked well. Thanks again Mr and Mrs Mitton.
My family wanted to find a place to celebrate several occasions for a week! The pictures we saw of this house didn't really do it justice! It was more beautiful and spacious than the photos! From the moment we entered it felt like home! Breathtaking views of the lake! Being able to walk to the gorgeous beach was incredible! We actually ate more at the house than in restaurants!! Both patios were spacious and the views amazing! Our family has bonded in a different way and we have memories that will last forever! We will be back!!
This is our fourth trip to the Mitton's home on Lake Winn - we have thoroughly enjoyed ourselves each and every time. Three families traveling together and everybody has enough room. Kids have a blast at the beach and in the large yard and the adults enjoy the fire pit. Boat Launch across from the beach is convenient if you have (or rent) a boat or jet ski. The owners are very easy to deal with and the house is well equipped. Ongoing renovations have been fun to watch over the years. We highly recommend this property and look forward to returning.
Our extended family had so much fun last year we just booked another week for this summer's vacation. The house was the perfect size for us. The beach is literally just a 2 minute walk, or you can drive if you have beach chairs and food to bring. The kids loved the big yard to play in and the large room downstairs to watch movies and play games. There were plenty of bedrooms to accommodate each family and their kids. My parents loved that we were all able to stay in one place and that there was plenty of room for all of us to hang out when it rained. The owners are nice folks and have kept this home in excellent condition.
What a wonderful long weekend we had for our daughter's wedding at Castle in the Clouds. We had four generations staying at the houses and it was perfect. Plenty of room for each generation to have some space along with large common areas for enjoying each other. The ages were from 4 months to 80 years old. The kitchen is incredibly stocked with pots, pans etc. It made feeding everyone very easy. All the girls gathered at the house before the wedding and the pictures are beautiful. A minor issue came up and was addressed by the owners immediately. We couldn't have asked for a better stay. The house helped round out the perfect wedding.
Swimming, boating, waterski, wakeboard,kayaking, sailing, zip lining, water parks, incredible restaurants, cute stores, zoo/science center, hiking with views of mountains and lakes
|Refundable damage deposit||$400|
|Property Damage Protection||$59|
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