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True Charm! 3BR Thornton cottage w/ mountain views family + pet friendly

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,100 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 60 nights


About the property

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.

More Details

Stephani Buchman
Member since: 2007
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
April 10, 2018

About Stephani Buchman

We are a family with three young children who live in Toronto, Ontario and love to vacation in New Hampshire. 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 Thornton

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.


Thornton House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 24
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • River ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • There is one full bathroom in the cottage with a tub shower.
  • 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
  • Bedrooms located on the mezzanine are simple and cozy. They each have a bed (Two twin bunk beds 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.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • 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
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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
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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True Charm! 3BR Thornton cottage w/ mountain views family + pet friendly
average rating of 4.9 based on 40 reviews

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: August 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awesome location and cute charmfilled house with plenty of space !

  • 5 of 5

Easy to find and great location for ski areas. Had plenty of kitchen supplies as we did family-dinners. Found the place nice and clean and extremely organized. Also nice to have space heaters and fans available. Only thing we could recommend is the lock box was a bit frozen when we came and it took a while to get the key but that’s all! Thank you so much for letting us use your cottage!

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A beautiful country getaway...

  • 5 of 5

This lovely 3 bedroom cottage is perfect for a family getaway. Set in beautiful woods with a mountain view, the cottage is light and warm with a real New Hampshire rustic atmosphere. Every appliance, pot and pan you would need to cook family meals is provided and in good working order. The cottage was very clean and organized. We simply couldn't have had a better stay. We highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place to take kids and dogs

  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay, near Lincoln where we love to visit. We explored Crawford Notch this Columbus weekend and it was not far from the house. My daughter loved the place, she brought her dogs and they enjoyed the large side yard and the trails to the Pond and the River. I enjoyed the view of the woods and mountain from the dinning room table looking out toward the back yard. The house was perfect for our group of five but you can fit a lot more people. I liked the third bedroom that contained two bunk beds, that was a surprise. The kids were able to have their own beds. My husband loved all the old furniture and books around the house. What a nice idea you have to label everything and how things work or what is located in each draw. We didn't have to try to figure how things worked or where things were. You thought of everything, even the brochures of places to visit nearby and the guess book explaining the history of the house and how everything worked. I recommend this place to anyone looking for a nice place that has great views, hiking, pond, river and waterfall (we could not find it but could hear it) right on the property. You don't have to leave the property to enjoy all that New Hampshire has to offer. I will stay here again.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Plenty of room and very clean

  • 5 of 5

My brother and I spend a week in NH every year for hiking and paddling and this home was a perfect base for us this year. There was certainly enough room for just the two of us but it was also very clean and conveniently located to the Whites and Lakes Region.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A cozy cottage nestled into the White Mountains

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a wonderful time at the cottage. It was very clean and comfortable. We loved walking down to the river, taking a swim, and searching for beavers at the pond. We made some delicious meals in the well stocked kitchen, enjoyed the fire pit, and enjoyed watching movies together as a family. On our first night at the cottage, we arrived much later than planned and were so happy to find the place so clearly marked by the road. The binder and brochures full of house and local information were very helpful. Thanks for a lovely weekend.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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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


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $60
Refundable damage deposit $300


Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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