|Minimum Stay||2 - 7 nights|
Set up your Winter Sojourn on Quiet, Peaceful Rockwood Pond! Hot Tub is bubbling!
Discounted 3 day weekends for the winter. LOTS of winter sports equipment to use on the "Rails To Trails" or Rockwood Pond that you will be the only ones on.
Plan your Summer 2017 week away now, we are often booked solid by Spring!
Relax in peaceful private comfort on 1.5 acres on serene 100 acre Rockwood Pond!
The view out the full length deck across the lake will make it easy to fully enjoy the Great Room with Cathedral Ceilings, Skylights, wood stove, new appliances, Air Conditioning, and lots of seating and the Private Hot Tub under the Snow, Stars,Sun and Solar Powered Roof.
3 cozy bedrooms, (Queen) (Queen and single) and Expansive Family size sleeping loft/entertainment center with a King, 2 single beds,and hideabed, along with Two renovated full bathrooms, will accommodate all the family after a fun filled day around serene Rockwood Pond. So very private and yet only 2 miles from the Town Green in so typically New England Fitzwilliam, NH.
The Classic Saltbox style home with all the modern conveniences is very secluded, you can't see another home from the house or while enjoying the Hot Tub overlooking the Lake open all year!
Step into your vacation retreat, drop your bags and gaze out the wall of glass to crystal clear Rockwood Pond down the gently sloping lawn and pathways with numerous wildflowers, blueberry, raspberry, blackberry and strawberry bushes galore.
Your secluded level beachfront with dock and big floating swim platform makes it very easy to start your vacation explorations. There are very interesting rock formations from an old granite quarry that closed 100 years ago, or have a campfire in the fireplace of the old Stone Cutters cottage by the lake with our abundant firewood. We also have another firepit up by the Hot Tub and house.
After swimming, fishing, and exploring with the big canoe,3 kayaks, 4 person paddleboat and other fun toys, it will be the perfect end to the day to sit on the expansive deck, grill dinner, take a soak in the hot tub, and renew relationships with friends and family with a game of Ping Pong or Pool.
Enjoy the games, current books, magazines, DVD library. It's great for a family with young children with a full ent center with 2 TVs, VCR,DVDS, and Broadband Wireless DSL computer with printer and speakers.
The full modern high ceiling sunny lower level has a new full Bathroom, Queen and single bed with a Ping Pong table, Pool Table, Full sized poker table, fishing gear, games, life jackets, winter sports equip, art supplies and other fun things to do.
In the 2 car garage are adult and kids bikes, strollers, kids cars & toys, badminton, volleyball, soccer,croquet and other sporting equpment.
Rockwood Pond has well spaced seasonal homes on only one half of it's almost two mile length. From Sept to June only 5 homes are occupied and in the summer the other 20 are primarily used on weekends only.
Half of the Lakeshore is a 'Rails To Trails' pathway for walking, bike riding, nature watching,picking blackberries, or hiking over to Mt. Monadnock, the most climbed mountain in the world, for a 100 mile view to downtown Boston.
The Changing of the Seasons from late spring has abundant strawberries, the summer brings raspberries and big blackberries and as you head to fall, the loads of plump blueberries will amaze you. There are all sorts of festivals, antique shows, theatre in nearby Peterborough, NH (The 'Our Town' of Thornton Wilder) and special presentations at the Fitzwilliam Museum which is housed in the old town doctors home, unchanged for over 150 years. Keene, about 12 miles away has a very active downtown with about 70 shops , restaurants, concert hall etc, all locally owned and the national chains on the outskirts. 6 miles away in Rindge you can get Walmart, etc in Sales Tax Free NH !
After your time in this quiet corner of Southern New Hampshire, you head home refreshed, renewed and dreaming of your next visit!!
Make sure to look at our unedited comments from previous guests just below! We have the most positive reviews of ANY property in New Hampshire!
Keywords: Open Concept Home on 1.5 Acres,hottub,lakefront, swimming, privacy,boating, kayaking, canoe,kayak,fishing,hunting,rope swing, kids, pets,snow shoeing, XC sking,Peace and Quiet!
We used to run a Country Inn & Spa in Canada and have always enjoyed providing a fun and relaxing time for our guests. We have more positive reviews than any of the other 3700 homes in New Hampshire on VRBO. We do also own another Vacation Home on Forest Lake In Winchester,NH. We hope that you'll visit! - Paul & Anne
Paul & Anne Harris purchased this house in 2008
We own another home on Forest Lake VRBO # 24790 in Winchester, NH and love the area for all of its cultural, artistic, theatrical, and usually free activities. The peace & privacy of Rockwood Pond are very relaxing. There is excellent berry picking right on the property and a level waterfront with all the boats, paddles and lifejackets and winter sports gear to fully enjoy it!
Peace & Privacy,Lots of Lake fun, wildlife viewing,great fishing, hiking on the level Rails To Trails or up Mt Monadnock, The most climbed Mtn in the World. Fantastic Fall Foliage, Terrific fishing, XC skiing, ice skating or snowmobiling on marked, groomed trails, or head off trail for some extreme riding and gliding! Solar Powered Home!
We just wrapped up another super-enjoyable weekend with our grown kids in what is becoming a post-Christmas tradition at the house in Fitzwilliam! The 9 of us spent the weekend soaking in the hot-tub under a crisp 3/4 moon, cooking our favorite foods, laughing hysterically at silly board games til the wee hours of the morning and skating on the pond with hot chocolate afterwards! With so much stress compressed into the short Holiday season, we know there's a relaxing place we can go where everything is provided and we can just enjoy one another's company at our Christmas-after-Christmas! Comfortable, warm, inviting house. Would highly recommend! The Harrises are wonderful and very attentive! Mark, Jacki and kids.
We spent Christmas at the Rockwood Pond home and had a great time. There was an artificial tree onsite with plenty of lights and decorations. There were 7 of us total ranging in age from 12 to 75. There was enough room for everyone plus two dogs. The hot tub was a hit as was the woodstove. The house is very private and well stocked. Its proximity to the lake would make it a great place for a summer vacation.
We spent a long weekend at the cabin on Rockwood Pond and absolutely loved our time there. After a chilly day out on the lake in the paddleboat and playing fetch with our dogs, we enjoyed cuddling up by the woodstove and playing ping pong and pool in the game room. The house was cozy and warm, and there was so much to do outside - it was hard to decide what to do first. Paul and Anne were more than accomidating, and we were even able to extend our stay for a little longer! We will certainly be back, and hope to get in some more fishing this spring!
We had eleven overnighters and eighteen for Thanksgiving turkey -- this house accommodated us wonderfully! There are beds everywhere, so no problem with sleeping arrangements; more than enough plates and silverware for our meal. The Harrises left the hot tub on which was a hit; when we arrived the wood stove was pumping out heat and the house was toasty warm. We appreciated the call from the Harrises when we arrived checking to make sure everything was working for us. We would definitely consider renting this house again.
We stayed at Rockwood Pond for a weekend visiting our son for Family Weekend at his school. The house is lovely and cozy. We really miss having a wood stove in our new home, so it was great to stoke up the wood stove to heat the house. Paul couldn't have been more gracious. He even called to make sure we were settled in! We only wish we could have spent more time at the house! Most of our time was at our son's school. But we did go back to the house for a home-cooked meal, and Paul and Anne found us a wok so we could cook our son's favorite dish! So helpful and considerate. The owners really care about their guests, and we look forward to a repeat visit in the winter -- and maybe again in the summer, when we can kick back and enjoy the lake! And our dog was very welcome and at home here! So nice to have a house that welcomes furry friends.
We have been renting from Paul and Anne for a few years now. We have stayed at both of their properties. Paul and Anne were gracious enough to let us have our very small and intimate wedding on Rockwood Pond. The weather was gorgeous and the porch made for a great place to eat. We decorated the porch with lights and had a nice fire going in the fire pit. A memory we will never forget. Our dog Snickers was the dog of honor and was happy as could be. Thanks for always making our stay so pleasurable.
Only 8 Miles to Mt Monadnock- The most climbed mountain in the world! See a great view of it halfway across the Lake. 12 MI to Keene, NH on Rte 12 always lots to do, eat, shop . 19 miles to Peterborough, NH, The 'Our Town' of Thornton Wilder fame and a very active arts, antiques, culture and theatrical center. Only 2 miles to downtown Fitzwilliam with a museum, antiques shops, the Fitzwilliam Inn for a classic New England Dinner. Real privacy on the property and yet so close to so many activities. In the winter with only 5 homes on the lake occupied, unbelievable quiet and stunning amounts of stars!
|Refundable damage deposit||$250|
Please add 9% NH Tax to all rates
No Pet charge, $50 Cleaning fee.
Some holiday weekends have a premium. Heavily discounted Long Term Stays- Please Inquire!
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.