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Victorian Lakefront Cottage with Scenic Sunrise Views/Spofford

Bedrooms 4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Fireplace
  • children welcome


About the property

Cottage, 4 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 8)

Location: Historic, spring-fed Spofford Lake is located 9 miles west of Keene, NH and 7 miles east of Brattleboro, VT, along Rt 9 & Rt 63, in the Monadnock Region. Lake Spofford received the State’s highest rating for clean water in 2005.

Accommodations: Victorian lakefront cottage on the west shore of Lake Spofford with 4 bedrooms and 1 bathroom (sleeps 4-8). The cottage is heated by a woodstove in front of the old brick fireplace. Wonderful views of the lake with spectacular sunrises are obtained from the screened Victorian porch running along the front of the cottage. Pro and amateur photographers are constantly selecting our waterfront area for postcard type shots.

Newly remodeled kitchen w/double sink, dishwasher, electric range, double door refrigerator and microwave. Deck with gas grill located on rear deck of cottage outside kitchen door.

Bathroom located on ground floor has a shower, sink w/vanity and toilet. Wash machine and dryer located in pantry; plumbing limits wash machine to 2 loads a day. On-demand hot-water heater provides plentiful supply of hot water.

Breakfast nook located between living room and kitchen. Office area w/broadband hookup located in front of bathroom before Dining Area. Staircase to second floor located between breakfast area and office area, behind fireplace.

Large oval antique oak dining table located in one side of front room, sofa, chairs and cable TV/DVD player on other side of front room. Fireplace w/woodstove located in center of room.

Double French doors lead on to screened porch in front of cottage.

Porch is furnished with antique rockers and picnic table on one side, white wicker furniture on the other side.

4 bedrooms located upstairs. 1 Queen Select Comfort bed and 3 double beds. All windows are operable with full screens. Lovely downhill cross-breeze from Pinnacle Spring Mountain in back of cottage.

Private, 50 foot beach located in front of cottage. Private dock at beachfront will accommodate motor boat(s) and other craft and a private swimming float is moored offshore. There is a deck on the beach area with a shade umbrella table and chairs. Privacy fencing and shrubs screen the waterfront from the road. Lake Spofford is known for its Bass and Great Northern Pike fishing. Swimming in the crystal clear water is wonderful. Pierce Island State Park, with abundant blueberry bushes, is located 800 feet off of the dock. 2 kayaks, canoe and paddle boat available for your use.

Parking for several cars is located in front of the cottage; parking for several more is located in the driveway area behind cottage, adjacent to the carriage house.

Linens and towels can be supplied; we ask that they be left clean.

No smoking; pets are OK with pet deposit. Children are OK but must be supervised. It is not OK to flush diapers due to the plumbing.

Rental period is from 4PM on Saturday until 11AM the following Saturday. Weekend rentals in Sept. Oct. for fall foliage.

Keywords: Cottage

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Lyle Foley
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
September 4, 2016

About Lyle Foley

My husband Bill and I purchased this cottage in 1998 so that we could be close to but not on top of my family. My mother, brother, aunt and cousins all have cottages on this lake.

Lyle Foley purchased this cottage in 1998

Why Lyle Foley chose New Hampshire

Our family has lived on this lake since the 1920's, when my grandparents first bought a cottage here.

What makes this cottage unique

We enjoy the boating, swimming, sailing, sun and berry picking this lake affords. There are shopping and restaurants in nearby Keene and Brattleboro, live theatre in Peterborough and West Chesterfield and antiqueing throughout the area.


Spofford Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Small vanity, shower stall, toilet and counter area with cabinets above and below.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Queen sized Select Comfort Adjustable air bed.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
  • Queen size Beds (1) Select Comfort Mattress, Double Beds (3)
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Canoe, Pierce Island State Park.


4.4/5 -
(5 traveler reviews)

Victorian Lakefront Cottage with Scenic Sunrise Views/Spofford
average rating of 4.4 based on 5 reviews
New Hampshire

Our Favorite Rental on the Lake

  • 5 of 5

This was our second year staying at this cottage and loved it even more than the first. We feel the descriptions of the cabin are very truthful. We love to look around at all the antiques and old photos, every year I spot new items or items I did not see the 1st year. I lake is wonderful and the island is so close we swim to it atleast one time. The paddle boat and canoe gets alot of use and we bring our kayaks for even more fun. The bedrooms are great the high open ceilings makes for cool nights for enjoyable sleeping. We love this lake house so much we have already rented again for next year and will continue as the years go by. We have stayed at 3 other cottages on different areas of the lake and this is by far the best!!!! The road is close but with supervision it has never been a problem, as with the stairs, we have two children 3 &5 and have our family visit with other children.

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lynbrook, N.Y.

Fantastic weekend away!!!...Great location...Beautiful home!!!

  • 5 of 5

We know Spofford Lake quite well. Started going there in the late 1960's...Read about this cottage online...knew the location, contacted the owner and rented the cottage for Columbus Day weekend 2011...Couldn't have asked for a better weekend!!! We were 7 people...ages 11 through 85.....We had such a nice weekend....Spofford lake is as crystal clear as it was in the 1960's....Great cottage!...Huge lakefront porch...4 bedrooms upstairs....sleeps 8 guests...nice kitchen, dishwasher, washer, dryer huge dining room table....(but would much rather sit and eat meals on the porch!)....TV...cable, DVD....What more could one want?....and a dock and a small beach to go swimming....(Yes...we were swimming on Columbus day weekend!!!)...Hope to be back at this cottage in the summer of 2012!!!! On a scale of one to 10....this house and location is a 10 couldn't have asked for any better !!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2011
  • Stayed: Oct 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Donald, Thank you so much for taking the time to review our cottage! We are so glad you had a good time and are willing to share your experience with others, letting them know you thought this was a great place to stay! Regards, Lyle
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Lake Havasu City, Arizona

Best summer vacation in years!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at the old cottage! The view from the big front porch was great! We enjoyed having our own private dock for our boat and our own swimming and sitting area on the private beach. The lake access at this point was terrific, with no barriers or obstacles out to the deep water.

The cottage was quaint; we enjoyed using the old dishes, looking at the historic lake photos on the walls and being surrounded by all of the antiques. When it rained, we did a lot of cooking. It was wonderful to have lots of pots and cooking utensils to use.

The bedrooms upstairs were open to the rafters, which made it cooler at night for sleeping.

While the road in front was moderately busy, it also made it easy to access the cottage and carry in our groceries and luggage. Traffic is light during most of the day, only increasing at commuter times.

On chilly nights, we lit a fire in the woodstove after enjoying the fire pit down on the beach.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for taking the time to review our cottage; we appreciate your kind words and enthusiasm for our cottage!
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Melbourne, FL

We had a great time!!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I have rented this cottage for the last 2 summers and have loved every minute of our stays there. We only wish we could stay longer!! The cottage, dock area, and the lake are beautiful and we would recommend it very highly. The listing is accurate regarding the location and the photos are spot on. The cabin was immaculate when we arrived. The owners took time to show us around the property and point out the idiosyncrasies of the house.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We thank Kevin and Annette for taking the time to review our cottage and express their happiness with their stay there.
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Gorham, Maine

Mediocure Listing

  • 2 of 5

After arriving for our vacation week we soon realized that what was presented in the listing was not how things were. The outside steps up to the cottage are very steep and not easy for young children or older adults. So too are the steps up to the "attic bedrooms". They were even steeper and more narrow making it hard even for our dog to climb up there. The road in front of the cottage is VERY BUSY and a major cut through for trucks, 18 wheelers and others. The speed limit is not observed so having small children out front is dangerous and must be supervised at all times. The screened in porch is wonderful for sitting and looking out at the lake which has some beautiful sunrises.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello, We feel that the steep steps in front are clearly shown in the posted photos. We do caution our guests in our listing about the road in front and advise that children need to be supervised. Most cottages of this genre have "open to the eaves" bedrooms for extra ventilation and are not considered "attic space". We feel that this guest was not happy with anything old and could find nothing but fault with the cottage. A similar cottage that did not have the road in front would be renting for much more money. Most of our guests have been very happy with our cottage.
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Rates & Availability

Spofford Cottage Rental Rates

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Changeover Day: Saturday
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $600
Pet Fee $200

Weekend stays will be considered in Spring and Fall but not during June, July, August, September. A 2 night weekend is $650. A 3 night weekend is $780.

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