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Bob and Beth Williams

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english

Beautiful Log Home Near Franconia Notch and Sugar Hill

30 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5

Relax and enjoy the solitude this unique log home has to offer people who love the outdoors, and a slower pace of life in the magnificent, small community of Landaff, New Hampshire. Whispering Brook log home provides a quiet, romantic retreat-like environment.

Foliage lovers can travel along endless miles of country roads and see breathtaking mountain views as leaves change to yellow, red and orange.

The kitchen, with ample work space, is open to the Living and Dining Rooms and features all new, upscale, modern appliances, including a Cornufe range. Our home includes wireless internet access (Wi-Fi). MEMBER of Franconia Notch Chamber of Commerce.

Guests will enjoy the house’s proximity to nearby hiking trails, rock climbing, swimming, boating, fishing, biking on quiet country roads, horseback riding, birding and wildlife viewing, country-inn dining, golf and tennis. Situated atop a forested hill, the yard is surrounded by pines, birch and maples and rural solitude. There is also a pool table and games for those evenings at home.

For the security of our guests we never ask for, nor process, a money wire transfer as rental payment.

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Bob and Beth Williams (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english

About Bob and Beth Williams

Born and raised a New Englander I adore the White Mountains of New Hampshire. I spent 7 childhood summers hiking and backpacking with the Girl Scouts in the White Mountains and I have not stopped since. I'm currently working on hiking the Appalachian Mountain Club's White Mountains 48 highest peaks.

My husband was born and raised in England. We are both avid bicyclists and ride regularly on the quiet backroads of northern New Hampshire.

We ski and snowshoe in the winter months. In case it's not obvious we love the outdoors!

Why Bob and Beth Williams chose White Mountains

We bought our log home to spend more time in the beautiful White Mountains and to be closer to my family who lives there full time. We chose Landaff because of its quiet location off the beaten path, but still close to Franconia and Littleton. We hope to retire to Landaff and in the meantime we enjoy sharing our home with our guests.

What makes this house unique

It's so relaxing sitting out on our deck, listening to and watching the birds. We eat most of our meals outside on the deck table. You cannot beat the amazing night sky!

Guestbook comments from the owner

For the last few years we've been staying at your cabin in November around Thanksgiving and I've been wanting to email you to let you know that we loved staying there so much we've actually moved to New Hampshire! We are thrilled with our decision to move and want to thank you for changing our lives!

We wish you all the best with your cabin and hope it makes as big an impact on others as did on us.
Nov 2013
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based on 30 traveler reviews

Beautiful Log Home Near Franconia Notch and Sugar Hill
average rating of 5.0 based on 34 reviews

All I can say is "WOW"

  • 5 of 5

We arrived the evening of Saturday 12/27 and our first impression was "WOW". The log cabin exceeded our expectations. We immediately felt at home and the amenities were exactly as described. The home was spotless, well maintained and the layout was perfect for our family. Our goal was to shut the outside world out and to enjoy quality family time with our two children ages 19 and 2 years and our dog Finnegan. We spent an amazing week getting back to basics with our family, enjoying cooking, board games, puzzles, reading, walking and some skiing. We even got our 2 year old up on skies for the 1st time. He loved it. At the end of the week, we were all very sad to say goodbye. Thank you so much Beth & Bob for proving an amazing home that was just the place we needed for my family to make some great memories.

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
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Owner's Response: Thank you so much for writing this lovely review. You have captured what a vacation at Whispering Brook is about: quality time with loved ones. I hope you will return soon.
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Beautiful, Peaceful Stay

  • 5 of 5

We recently returned from a wonderful five night stay at Beth’s beautiful cabin home. The first day we arrived, we thought the home seemed a bit far out of town but we soon realized that it was just a short trip to Lisbon, Littleton and Franconia Notch State Park. The grounds around the home were beautiful (especially the foliage!). My two-year old enjoyed playing in the yard each day and taking walks with us around the neighborhood. I enjoyed my morning coffee on the deck swing every day. All the amenities needed were provided- cable, internet, and phone. As many reviewers have mentioned before, the gas stove is amazing- we cooked most breakfasts and dinners at the house. One morning we made it out to Polly’s Pancakes for, amazing pancakes- definitely worth it to check them out. We spent a day at Franconia Notch State Park and rode the tram up to Cannon Mountain. We also took a trip to Mt. Washington/N. Conway for a day. It was about a 60-mile one way trip - a beautiful drive through the White Mountains (amazing foliage/waterfalls). North Conway is a cute little town with lots of coffee shops, restaurants and an outlet shopping center (Stonewall Kitchen!).

We really enjoyed our time at Beth’s home and hope to return again. My son cried the morning we were leaving- he didn’t want to leave but we promised him we would be back again!

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to leave such a lovely review. Bob and I are really happy when our guests enjoy our home and the area as much as we do. I'm glad to hear you found so many of the treasures of the area and I learned something too - I'll have to check out Stonewall Kitchen outlet! We look forward to your return visit. Thanks too for taking such good care of our home.
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favorite rental property to date!

  • 5 of 5

We've rented several homes over the last few years and this log home was by far our favorite! Whispering Brook was meticulously clean, perfectly sized for our family of 4 (plus 1 dog), short trip away to Cannon for skiing and the surrounding woods were perfect for snowshoeing! We all could have stayed for another week! I think our dog is still mad at us for leaving. We will definitely be repeat renters! Thank you for making a family week away so relaxing!

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Stacey, for taking the time to write such a nice review! We're glad you enjoyed Whispering Brook and we look forward to your return.
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Lovely home...memorable experience.

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time I have rented a home via, and both experiences have been flawless.

After a long and somewhat stressful night drive, my kids and I arrived at this log home. There it sat, just as it appears in the pictures - an extremely welcoming beacon in the darkness. The snow had been freshly shoveled, the porch lights were on, and the house was warm and toasty despite the zero degree temperature. We immediately felt comfortable, and I proceeded to cook dinner in the fabulously-appointed kitchen. The stove alone was amazing, but all of the other accoutrements just added to this kitchen's appeal. Usually, I prefer to shirk my cooking responsibilities when I'm on vacation, but this kitchen actually made me look forward to it!

The bedrooms were comfy, nicely decorated, and immaculate, as were the two full baths. Linens and towels were supplied, which was a very nice touch. Everything about the house was airy, open, and clean. My kids appreciated the two flat screen TVs and the multitudes of channels they had to choose from, as did I.

Outside was a large deck which looked out onto a field-like, cleared yard. Although the house was close enough to the road (and to civilization) to make it convenient, it felt very private. I would very much like to go back in the summer months to enjoy the deck, the grill, and the pastoral countryside.

The kids were eager to go to Santa's Village in Jefferson, NH, which was about a 45 minute drive from the log cabin through beautiful countryside with mountain views. We also did a little bit of exploring in Littleton, NH, about 10-15 minutes from the cabin, including a stop at Chutter's Candy Shop, as mentioned by a previous reviewer. There was plenty to do in the immediate area, even in the dead of winter with a blizzard approaching!

Beth, the owner, was exceedingly accommodating and pleasant to deal with, and was kind enough to check in and offer words of encouragement the night before an anticipated snowstorm. All of the necessary arrangements with regard to payment, etc., were processed smoothly and quickly without any hiccups.

I would unhesitatingly recommend this property to anyone interested in a New Hampshire getaway. The house was gorgeous, the surroundings were stunning, and we were all able to relax and enjoy ourselves in this exemplary property.

Thank you so much, Beth!

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much, Susan, for writing this review. I know it was a very cold vacation for you and I'm glad to know our home was a cozy respite from the weather. We hope you and your family will come again!
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Beautiful, peaceful log home in the woods

  • 5 of 5

My family and I have rented quite a few times through homeaway and this was one of our best (if not our best) experiences yet. As described, this is truly a beautiful log home, very nicely decorated and equipped with a feel of luxury. The setting in Landaff is wonderful rolling hills and farm land with a true feeling of being in the woods. Before our stay we were worried everything would be a long drive, but we quickly discovered you can reach Lisbon in under 10 minutes and Littleton in around 20 minutes. Baliwick's is a must for dinner along with Chutters candy shop for the kids (both in Littleton). We are skiers and it's a quick drive to Cannon through Sugar Hill and even Bretton Woods is closer than it seems (of course Loon and Burke Mtn. are also options). Overall we couldn't have asked for a better place for a holiday getaway. Our only regret was that we kept ourselves so busy we didn't have more time to spend enjoying the log home.

Thank you Beth for sharing your wonderful home with us!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate you taking the time to write a review, Michael. Thank you for taking such great care of our home and we're happy to offer your family a good-care discount for future stays. We hope you will stay again.
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Wonderful White Mountain cabin

  • 5 of 5

My family stayed for a week over Sept/Oct in this comfortable and beautiful cabin. The house is neat and very clean with a full kitchen with all the comforts of home. The setting is quiet and picturesque - especially the drive through Landaff to the cabin. The foliage was spectacular. The owner answered all our questions promptly and made the rental process easy. We fell in love with this area of the White Mountains and look forward to visiting again.

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
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Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We look forward to you and your family staying again!
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Nearest Airport
115 Miles
Manchester, NH
Car: necessary


Nordic Center, Sunset Hill House, Sugar Hill

Cannon Mt. & Cannon Mt. Aerial Tramway, Franconia Notch

Bretton Woods, Mt. Washington Valley, downhill and cross-country

Loon Mt., Lincoln, NH

Wildcat, Pinkham Notch, NH

Stowe, VT

Attitash, NH


700,000-acre White Mountain National Forest

Franconia & Crawford Notches


Littleton Historical Museum, Littleton

New England Ski Museum, Franconia

Robert Frost Museum, Franconia

Maple Sugar Museum, Sugar Hill

Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium, St. Johnsbury

Ski Museum, Cannon Mountain, Franconia Notch

Theater and Entertainment:

Weathervane Theater summer stock. Whitefield

North County Chamber Players, Sugar Hill & Lincoln

Other Activities: Pool Table, Local Fitness Center / Gym


Rates & Availability

Landaff House Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $400
Tax Rate 9.0%

Holidays, Peak Foliage, School Vacation: $1395/week.

Pet fee required. 9% tax rate.

Cleaning $100. Deposit required.

Cannon Mountain Ski Discount.


We ask for a copy of your driver's license with your contract and the same responsible adult 30 or more years of age be available at check-in, and be present and accountable for the safety and security of our home throughout the rental period.

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White Mountains House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Local Calls
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master - toilet , shower
    Second Bath - toilet , shower
  • Private Bathroom in Master Suite
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Master - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Twins or 1 King
  • Spacious Master Suite with Private Bath and Large Walk-in Closet, Second Bedroom with 2 Twin beds or combine to 1 King bed, Second Bath, Pull out Queen-sized couch
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
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