About the property
- Castle11000 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights
8 bedrooms, 5 full baths, 1 half bath, sleeps max: 22
Located atop of a hill, amidst 500 acres with miles of walking & groomed x-country ski trails, outdoor hot tub, & 5000 gallon swimming pool. This extraordinary 11,000 sq. ft. castle has incredible views of Mt. Monadnock from the N & lake/ beach from the S.
Enjoy the solitude & amazing sunsets on this gorgeous property in Rindge, NH. Great for family reunions, retreats, etc. Please note: no weddings, banquets, or receptions, only housing of such.
The castle was built by the owner & completed in 1995. The interior design is unique in it's secret stairways, slate & hardwood floors throughout, Gothic arches w/ faux stone walls, a huge formal yet comfortable living room w/ a marble & granite fireplace offset w/ a gorgeous grand piano, 9 foot ceilings,authentic tapestries & scrolled glass doors that open into a large Wedgwood style dining room offering a recessed ceiling w/ a lighted sunset. The basement bar/game room & third floor playroom will insure that everyone of all ages have fun!
AGE REQUIREMENTS: The Guest must be at least THIRTY (30) YEARS OLD to rent the property. Please note that this is very important as YOU WILL HAVE FULL RESPONSIBILITY of the castle while you rent it. THIS IS OUR HOME, SO PLEASE TREAT IT WITH RESPECT, JUST AS YOU WOULD WANT SOMEONE TO CARE FOR YOUR HOME. THANK YOU.
Due to Town Zoning, we have to strictly limit the amount of people in the castle or on the grounds, for any gathering including WEDDINGS, BANQUETS, or RECEPTION to 22 people in total, even if they do not stay over night.
FIREWORKS ARE STRICTLY PROHIBITED BY THE TOWN OF RINDGE. NO FIREWORKS ON THE PREMISES OR ON THE BEACH. IF ANY FIREWORKS ARE HEARD BY THE NEIGHBORS, THE POLICE WILL BE CALLED AND YOU WILL LOSE YOUR ENTIRE DEPOSIT.
THERE IS A 10pm OUTDOOR NOISE ORDINANCE; THIS MEANS ALL NOISE MUST BE INSIDE THE CASTLE AFTER THIS TIME.
THE FIREPIT MUST NOT BE MOVED. IT IS 25 feet FROM THE PROPERTY WHICH IS THE REQUIRED DISTANCE ACCORDING TO THE FIRE CODES. THE FIREPIT AT THE HOME AND AT THE BEACH CAN ONLY BE USED FROM 5pm-9am.
THANK YOU FOR UNDERSTANDING THE IMPORTANCE OF ALL RULES LISTED ABOVE, AND FOLLOWING THEM ACCORDINGLY.
John & Lynda Hunt
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- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 26, 2018
About John & Lynda Hunt
The only entrance to the castle is Sauvola Drive which is off Able Road in Rindge, NH close to the Rindge/Fitzwillaim town line. Google has Hunt Castle at 1000 Sauvola DR.There is a designated Castle Beach marked specifically for you. This home is our primary residence. Our children grew up in this home and now return to visit with their families. Construction began in the fall 1993 and finished in 1995. John's love of Castles began when he was a young child and grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennslyvania. As an adult he found this beautiful 500+ acreage of land quite by accident in the woods of New Hampshire. The plans to build this home began after much travel throughout, Europe exploring other castles. Today, after our five children have grown up and left this wonderful home, they continue to return to this gorgeous property to come together as a quite large extended family. We continue to celebrate many of the holidays here with our family and have now opened it up to you so that you may enjoy it as much as we do.
John & Lynda Hunt purchased this Castle in 1995
Why John & Lynda Hunt chose Rindge
The Cathedreal of the Pines is a must see located in Rindge 5 minutes away with beautiful gardens; a historical landmark you would not want to miss. In less than 30 minutes, one can venture to Mount Monadnock, the most climbed mountain in the world. For the first time climbers, Pack Monadnock , only 25 minutes drive (across from Temple Mountain), is also a great family climb for those who have younger children. The views are spectacular. The town of Fitzwilliam, approximately 10 minutes away, is famous for it's Antiques. The town of Peterborough ( approximately 20 minute drive or less) well known for the 'Peterborough Players' theatre house, was also the setting for the well known play 'Our Town'. It also has many cozy shops and wonderful restaurants. The bustling city of Keene is great for window shopping, fine dining, and entertainment. The Colonial Theatre in Keene, features plays with some well know actors, singers and comedians and is located on Main St. Twinkle Town miniature golf can also be enjoyed by all and is located between the towns of Rindge and Keene approximately 15 minutes away. Also, there are many lakes and state parks that are close by (not more than 20 minutes drive) for a great beach day.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Perfect place for our family reunion
The castle was all the we hoped for and more. The layout, particularly the living room (with grand piano) and the central staircase (with suit of armor) were fantastic--well appointed, lavishly decorated, and impeccably maintained, with plenty of books, games, and movies. The kitchen had all the amenities, including staples (we had brought our own, not knowing what to expect).
We were 10 adults and 7 children. Even though it rained all weekend and we were essentially housebound, there was plenty of room for us to spread out, play, and socialize. (Ours was a family reunion, so that's how we wanted it. It was perfect for us.) We even used the jacuzzi outside and the kids had fun sliding down the hill. The bedrooms were wonderful and the playroom upstairs was great for the kids. We also got good use out of the pool table, darts, and poker table in the basement. It was extremely comfortable and everybody loved it.
The owner was very gracious. He provided a one-page listing of restaurants, etc. in the area prior to our arrival. He was very appreciative of our treatment of the place (we were conscientious about cleaning) and happily and promptly refunded our deposit in full.
The location, despite being just over the border from Massachusetts, is fairly remote. The property is grand, with great views. Outdoor activity is your best bet.
I recommend mapping out directions very carefully in advance. We got lost despite having a navigation system, a printed Google map, and maps on an iphone. Some roads are minor or dirt, and not all systems recognize them. Once you know where you're going, it's not difficult.
2nd time we went to the castle and it was just as awesome as the last time which was 2 years ago. It's such a great place!
Absolutely perfect experience! Exactly what we were looking for to have a 75th birthday celebration!
My brothers, sisters and I rented the castle for a 75th birthday celebration for our mother. It could not have been a more perfect place to stay with the entire family (ranging in age from 6weeks old to 77 years old!) Plenty of room for all! The little ones loved the third floor playroom, especially the trampoline and trains. The older ones had a blast down in the pub, with all of the amazing games to play! Saturday afternoon was spent sledding right in the backyard, so much fun! A big birthday dinner in the dining room Saturday night was also amazing! The house was so spectacular, such a unique experience to stay in a castle! Everyone we dealt with while planning our weekend were so helpful and accommodating! A truly memorable family weekend!!!
We are so glad that you had a great time at the Castle! You are just the kind of renter we want. We love family get togethers! We ourselves have also celebrated many wonderful family events at our home year round which is why we call the Castle a 4 season rental. Thank you for wonderful review and we hope to see you again soon!
The most beautiful castle
I have ever stayed in!!!!
Excellent stay a the castle!
We booked a long weekend at the castle to celebrate my wife's birthday. Family and friends joined for the experience of a lifetime! We were greeted with a warm welcome from the castle's caretaker, who gave us an extensive tour of the castle. The entire trip was unforgettable, from everyone gathering for meals around the over-sized dining room table to games in the basement bar room to cross-country skiing around the grounds. The entire castle is very clean and welcoming. John and Lynda were easy to work with and very accommodating throughout my booking and stay experience. I would highly recommend the castle for anyone looking for a unique experience with loved ones; you won't be let down.
We were anticipating a great time in a great place, but WOW! The castle and grounds were absolutely perfect! There was a bit of construction going on and even that was a pleasurable experience because the guys working were so quiet, courteous and friendly and stayed out of the way as much as they could. We all fell in love with KR and were so glad to have met him and had the castle tour with him.
Our group included 11 adults and 7 kids, ages 2-8. Everyone was thrilled and over the top excited about all the castle offered for fun and comfort. All beds and furnishings were very comfortable, clean, exquisite and yet functional. We were in NH for a wedding and it was hard to pull ourselves away from our castle fun to attend wedding activities. Loved the hidden passages, the roof and turrets, the 3rd floor play area, the lower area with pool table, ping-pong, the playground, hottub, lake with swimming dock, sand beach, fire pit and a fleet of watercraft and life vests ~ no one was left on the beach! Seems at every turn someone was finding another "favorite thing" about the castle! And that's just the beginning! We didn't even explore the trails or enjoy the Frisbee golf course. Didn't have enough time to get our fill of all the fun!
Because of the wedding and travel to NH, our family was unable to go to Disneyland as planned. The grandkids decided the castle was even better than Disneyland!
One of our granddaughters (3 years old) mistakenly left behind her beloved little grey teddy bear. We thought she would forget after a few days and I hunted for a replacement since she asked everyday if some could go today to the castle and get it for her. We live in WA so that wasn't possible. I mentioned it to John and Lynda in an email and they replied that it was found and asked where to send it. I wish I could post the pictures of her delight as she opened that package and found her teddy bear inside! They went above and beyond for us in doing this!
Hope we will someday be able to come again to the castle and stay longer!
Thank you John, Lynda, Mike and KR!
The only entrance to the castle is Sauvola Drive in Rindge, NH which is off Able Road near the Rindge/Fitzwillam town line. If you cross-country ski you, we provide 20 kilometers of skiing right here on the property. We have several ski resorts near by. Wachusett is 30 minutes away, Crotched Mt. is 40 minutes away, Pats peak is 50 minutes away and Mt. Sunapee is 70 minutes.
Additional information about rental rates
All holiday weekends are a 3 night minimum stay. Weekly rentals only for July and August. NH Rooms tax number: 052831