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Great Rates for Peaceful Retreat in White Mountains

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

4 bedrooms, 2 full bathroom, 1 half bathroom, sleeps 8-10 comfortably

Relax in and enjoy our well-equipped home in a very peaceful setting in the heart of the White Mountains. Our four-bedroom home is locate on a tranquil “scenic” road in the prime Sugar Hill location where one can find beautiful sweeping views of the Lafayette, Cannon and the whole Kinsman Range and much of the Presidential. The interior includes recently installed hard wood flooring throughout first floor and part of the second floor, a large living room/ dining area with a fieldstone fireplace, a completely renovated (2014) well-equipped kitchen with stainless steel appliances, an island and a sitting area, a lovely screened in porch for dining, and a master bedroom with private recently renovated bath. There is also a finished lower level space with a comfortable double futon bed which serves as a great place for additional guests and a place for children to hang out. There is cable TV and wireless internet for your enjoyment. The contemporary design gives an airy and open feel. Most of the many windows face south and have tree top views of Cannon or/and Lafayette Mountain. The property has beautiful landscaped gardens, a large yard with apples trees and a field, a fire pit and a private patio area and is located just five minutes from the town of Franconia and I-93, ten minutes from the ski slopes of Cannon Mountain and about twenty-five from Loon&Brettan Woods.

Wendy Vandenhoeck
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 28, 2018

About Wendy Vandenhoeck

Alan and I camped and hiked in the White Mountains for years with our kids before deciding that the time was right to buy a home there. When we are not renting the home, we enjoy the area a great deal and find it a great get away from our life in Arlington, Massachusetts. Wendy is an adoption social worker and Alan is a high school teacher and between of them we have four great children ranging in age from 23 to 30.

Wendy Vandenhoeck purchased this house in 2008

Why Wendy Vandenhoeck chose Sugar Hill

We love the tranquility of the property and street, the immediate area with the beautiful views and the open and airy feel to the house.


Sugar Hill House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10 ...
  • Max. adults: 10
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • All bathrooms have been completely renovated in the last several years.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
    Basement - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Comfortable beds with 300 plus count cotton sheets
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 7 garden chairs
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • 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
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • roller blading
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
The house is equipped with Cable TV and high speed Internet access. It has two television sets. Both are flat screen TVs. Both TVs have are equipped with DVD players. One TV is a smart TV which provides access to Netflix etc. There is also a Bosc ipod dock. Bring your Ipods and iphones! Basketball in front yard. Washer and Dryer on second floor. Heated Room in basement with dart board. Tennis courts available in the town of Sugar Hill that as a renter you will be entitled to use free of charge. Adjacent to the tennis courts is a new playground.


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Great Rates for Peaceful Retreat in White Mountains
average rating of 4.785714 based on 14 reviews

Great house for families

  • 5 of 5

This is the nicest house we've stayed at. It is conveniently located off the highway (I-93). There is plenty of space for 2 families (4 adults and 6 kids). The adults enjoyed lounging in the kitchen's sitting area while the kids played games and watched TV in the living room. The newly renovated kitchen was stocked with all the necessities, and we were able to cook every meal comfortably. There is also a large backyard where the kids could play in the snow.

We skied at Bretton Woods (30 minutes away) and enjoyed lunch at Polly's Pancake Parlor. We would love to return in the summer to enjoy the outdoor amenities.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great stay in a beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful weekend. I would definitely return!

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Family reunion/wedding in NH

  • 5 of 5

This was an incredible find! We had family gathering from CA, FL, and VT. The spaces were great, and we loved the outside. My 3 year old grandchild loved roaming the backyard, exploring the trails while we had our coffee on on the benches in the woods. The kitchen was well appointed, we made dinner one night for the crew. There was so much we could have done, but we were there for a wedding, only a mile away. So convenient!

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect winter mountain retreat

  • 5 of 5

We have recently returned from a one week stay at this wondefully appointed, perfectly situated home. We travelled with our 4 grown children, two of whom brought partners, so our party numbered eight. We were pleased from the moment we walked in the door. The home was exactly as pictured, with large cozy open concept living area with a great stone fireplace. This made for wonderful evenings watching movies, playing games, talking and enjoying family togetherness! The beautiful, newly renovated kitchen was terrific for preparing meals together, and Wendy, our terrific host, was generous in sharing her spices and cooking essentials. We ate in every night, enjoying delicious home cooked meals.

During the days, we enjoyed skiing at nearby Bretton Woods, and hiking around Franconia and Crawford Notch. We treated ourselves to an easy walk to the famed Pollys Pancake Parlor for a delicious and memorable brunch. Definitely a must for the pure maple sugar products and delicious breakfast selections.

I should also mention that all the beds were very comfortable, with high quality linens, so after an active, long day, it was wonderful to crawl into a cozy bed. We also very much appreciated the fact, that just out the door, there were lovely places to walk. The hosts provided lots of books and maps for hikes and adventures in the White Mountains.

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this lovely home, as well as the availability and generosity of the hosts. We will absolutely be back take advantage of this lovely home during all 4 distinct New England seasons.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place for a family retreat

  • 5 of 5

We visited this home at the end of July with my family, my sister-in-law and her family, and my in-laws for a total of six adults and three kids (ages 5, 21 months and 18 months) plus a dog. We enjoyed sight seeing and hiking in the mornings then loved coming back to the retreat to chill out in the afternoons while the kids napped. The backyard was awesome, the screened in porch was perfect for meals, and we enjoyed the fire pit a few evenings while we also star gazed. We visited Polly's Pancake Parlor twice and cooked our own meals most of the time we were there. Overall it was a lovely place to stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and Comfortable Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

My family has stayed at this house for one week a summer for the past several years and we plan to do so again. Our party has 2 families, 4 adults and 3 kids total, and we have been thrilled with the space. The kids love the spacious backyard. The recent kitchen renovations are beautiful and were such a nice surprise when we arrived last summer. The screened in porch off the kitchen is perfect for family meals or cocktails - no bugs! The house is in a quiet location, but near all the local attractions. A bonus is that it's extremely close to Polly's Pancake Parlor for breakfast or lunch. It has always been a pleasure dealing with the owners of the house. They are very quick to answer any questions. We would highly recommend this house for a winter or summer getaway.

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2015
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Car: necessary

The property is conveniently located two miles from the towns of Franconia (and I-93) and Sugar Hill, ten minutes from Franconia Notch, Cannon Mountain, Echo Beach; twenty minutes to Loon Mountain and the beautiful Kankamangus Highway; and twenty-five to Bretton Woods and Crawford Notch. Golf, fine dinning and Polly Pancake House are all several minutes away. Shopping and the many restaurants of Littleton are close by. Numerous other activities and hiking and ski trails are conveniently located in the area for your fun and exploration.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Pet Fee $50
Cleaning $100
Tax Rate 9.0%

Please inquire if you have been a previous renter as discounts may be available. Children under four and under need not pay additional fee rate.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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