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Cozy 3BR Thornton cottage w/ mountain views family + pet friendly

32 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 60 nights

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Overview

Waterville Valley Area House Rental Photos and Description

3 BR (sleeps 8), full bathroom, full kitch , expansive private property -

Retreat to the fresh, mountain air of this White Mountain cottage. The eco-built cottage is private, yet close to all amenities. It features a warm, wood interior and a Vermont Castings gas stove. The bright open-concept main floor has living area, fully equipped kitchen, full bath, and laundry, which is overlooked by a cathedral ceiling. A 3 bedroom mezzanine has 2 rooms, 2 with double beds, and 1 with 2 bunk beds. Free wifi, Apple TV, and Cable! Loon and Cannon Mountains are 15 min by car; Waterville Valley Mountain is a 25 min. drive south. The deck provides a beautiful Mountain View and steps out to the fire pit and the 70-acre property with hiking and snow-shoe trails, a pond, a beaver dam, and a path to the Pemmigewasset riverfront. We welcome pets (60$/ visit/per pet fee) and have made the cottage very child friendly. Check the reviews of past guests and book with us. We take pride in keeping our on-line info up-to-date. All taxes and utilities are included in the rates.

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Stephani Buchman (Owner)
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english

About Stephani Buchman

We are a family with three young children who live in Toronto, Ontario and love to vacation in New Hampshire, we have a Viszla. Jeremy is a contractor, builder and Solar Panel Instaler and Stephani is a commercial photographer specializing in Food and Interiors. We love spending quality time together and cherish the time we spend at the cottage. We love it so much we want to share it when we are not there so other people can experience the restful rejuvenation we get when we are there.

Stephani Buchman purchased this house in 2003

Why Stephani Buchman chose Waterville Valley Area

The property on which the cottage is built has been in our family since 1929. My Grandmother's parents built as small cottage (Wadcheeaukee East) when she and her siblings were teenagers. Her family spent summers there, then eventually my grandmother spent summers there, and my mother, sister and I would visit in the summers. Eventually, my sister and I inherited the property and because we wanted to preserve the family history, we thought that we should build another cottage on the lot (the original cottage is too small) so that we could take our families there and share our love of the White Mountains, and the New Hampshire area.

What makes this house unique

The cottage is cozy and separate from other cottages, yet it is close to all amenities.

Reviews

4.9
based on 32 traveler reviews

Cozy 3BR Thornton cottage w/ mountain views family + pet friendly
average rating of 4.875 based on 32 reviews
5

None Better Than This Perfect In Every Way!

  • 5 of 5

I can not possibly say enough good things about this rental. It was truly a wonderful and magical place. The cottage was perfect. Spotless when we arrived. I loved the charm of the decor with a mix of antique, vintage and new, all blended together giving the home a special warm & cozy charm. Everything is there that you could possibly need, plus some. They even happened to have a small plastic kiddie pool much to our childs delight since it was such a huge disappointment when we couldn't bring ours. Truly, all you need to bring is clothes to wear since they have supplied everything else!

The property is truly wonderful with walking trails throughout. Beautiful views to enjoy, forest, and nature's beauty all around. A perfect way to enjoy God's creation! You can easily stay put at the cottage and enjoy the property and all it has to offer if you don't want to deal with crowds, or, you can hit all the tourist attractions since they are surprising, only a very short driving distance away. We loved hiking through the forest where the "Fairy's" live, and it just so happens, they have "Fairy" beds in the cottage! When you are at the cottage, you feel as though you are in the middle of no where but yet, you are actually very close to everything you could possibly want. It is the perfect spot for anybody, whether you are single, a couple, or a family, it's sure to please and be a great experience for all. Pets are considered and I could not possibly think of a better place to go hiking with a dog. The four legged family members will be sure to have just as wonderful of a vacation as the two legged family members will. I believe this cottage is a rarety and true gem. I would rate it higher than any 5 star hotel I have ever stayed in. It's a 10 star in my book! You can flip through page after page of cabin rentals on the site like I did, but you truly have to stop once you find this one since, you will not find better than Wadcheeaukee West! I feel very lucky to have found such a great spot and had the privilege to stay there and experience some wonderful and special times and memories that will last my lifetime. It will definitely be the first place I think of going the next time we are looking for a get away to go to. I highly, highly recommend this rental!!

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2009
  • Stayed: Aug 2009
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4

Cozy, quiet, and comfortable

  • 4 of 5

We loved coming back to the cottage at the end of each day. The seating and the bedding were comfortable and there was a spacious feeling that never had us feeling crowded. Set back from the road and removed from neighboring houses, the grounds were secluded and so quiet!

When we arrived, the thermostat was set at 55 degrees, and it took several hours to reach a good temperature, so I'd suggest that perhaps it could be warmed up for arriving guests. Also, the sound from the TV wasn't very good and made worse by the sound of the stove blower. Perhaps a couple of auxiliary speakers would improve it. I would also clean out a few cabinets so that guests could have a place to store groceries out of sight. And perhaps throw away some of the condiments that are crowded into the refrigerator door.

The location is good: it takes about 15-20 minutes to get to Lincoln or Plymouth. The Hannaford in Plymouth is a bigger store than the store in Lincoln. As always, we had excellent meals at the Common Man and at the Italian Farmhouse. On our last day, we had an enormous breakfast at the Sugar Shack in Campton. I must confess I didn't like their thick dry pancakes, but the french toast was very good.

We definitely would rent again!

  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
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4

Pleasant stay during New Hampshire Highland Games

  • 4 of 5

While attending the New Hampshire Highland Game we stayed for two days at the cottage. The owner was prompt and helpful in answering questions about the property and providing directions/instructions. We were two families with a total of eight people staying in the cottage. The property is large and the kids had fun exploring the trails down to the river and kayaking. With eight people, space was limited inside the cottage but because the weather was fine we were able to make good use of the outdoor deck and fire pit. The only drawback was that the double beds were small for adults used to queen/king size beds.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Highland Game guests!! We are so please that you enjoyed your stay at the cottage while participating in the Games at Loon Mountain. It is also so wonderful that you had a chance to explore the trails the property offers! You were there at a great time of the year. The cottage is a small one. It is an Eco built cottage built for space efficiency, and thus the rooms are only large enough for a double bed in those two rooms. But it sounds like your positive outlook helped you enjoy the cozy space. We hope to have you back again at next year's games!! stephani
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5

Perfect getaway with the kids

  • 5 of 5

The property was beautiful! The beds were great. The view was beautiful! We went to the lost river, the water park. Everyone around was so nice. The only thing I would say is the A/C and the Wi fi kept going on and off. Other than that perfect place. We will be returning next year

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. I am sorry to hear about the wifi. We were just there and did not have a problem. But we will be sure to call the provider to make sure there is nothing interrupting the service. We look forward to having you share our cottage again. stephani
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5

Perfect vacation location!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful vacation home in a perfect venue for all manner of outdoor enjoyment. Home was well appointed and clean. The owner was very accommodating and provided lots of helpful information. I would definitely recommend this rental!!

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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5

Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed the house so much that I'm planning my next stay already!

Our family loved the place so much that my kids asked me when are we going back...the only problem I had was that it gets very hot at night, couldn't sleep well, but other than that I highly recommend this place to anyone; secluded yet close to everything...LOVE WADCHEEAUKEE WEST!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the great review! Repeat business is the best compliment! I hope you managed to find the fans that we have in every room, but we are staying at the cottage ourselves June 20th - July 6th, and will be bringing larger powerful FANS to make the nights more comfortable. We will also look into installing a wall air conditioner while we are there. We look forward to having you again soon. ~ Stephani & Jeremy
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Nestled among the western slopes of the White Mountains, the cottage in the Thornton area is conveniently located right off Interstate 93 at exit 31 or 28.

Visitors will find a variety of indoor and outdoor activities, a unique selection of tax-free shopping at dozens of shops, superb dinning. Challenging outdoor activities abound for adventurers seeking a more active trip. In this region of the state you will find some of New Hampshire’s most beautiful natural attractions including mountains, rivers, and waterfalls. Nature-lovers can explore to their heart’s content and never get tired. Hikers and mountain bikers will love the trails that go for miles through scenic woodlands and climb up the highest mountain slopes in New England. It is also one of the most famous places to view the fall colors.

Other Activities: skiing and hiking

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Rates & Availability

Lincoln House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Fall/Winter 2016/7
Dec 1 2016 - Mar 31 2017
60 night minimum stay
$3,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$225
From
$300
Fri,Sat
$1,200
$3,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $60
Refundable damage deposit $300

LIMIT OF 3 NT. STAY IN WORK WEEK. 2 NIGHT LIMIT ON WEEKEND
RATES BASED ON 4-8 PEOPLE OCCUPANCY. CONTACT US FOR DISCOUNT DETAILS FOR RENTAL FOR FEWER THAN 4 PEOPLE!
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Amenities

Waterville Valley Area House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • River ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • There is one full bathroom in the cottage with a tub shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , sleeps two
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , sleeps two
    Bedroom 3 - 3 twin/ single , 1 child bed , sleeps three
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon , living room pull out couch
  • Bedrooms located on the mezzanine are simple and cozy. They each have a bed (three twin beds in middle room), lamp light and a side table for each sleeper, a dresser and some clothes hanging area. For your comfort, we have just updated all bedding to luxury 100% cotton 300 count, hotel style sheets, pillows and duvets.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
We now have Apple TV device so you can log into your account and watch whatever you want. New! 2011 a flat screen tv. We also have the following available: a child's booster, hair dryer, curling iron, some children toys (ask about their location), a pack n' play or child's play pen, a crib mattress We do have kayaks and a canoe for your use. The best way to take advantage of these is to load them onto or in your car and drive them to one of the many nearby boat launch areas along the Pemmigewasset River.

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