This is a very special, peaceful place to spend a week--unlike most crowded, noisy waterfront properties you will find listed. The rustic pine-panelled cabin has a 180 degree pond-and-mountain view and comes with a dock, float, canoe and sailfish. It offers seclusion and privacy--far from roads, at the end of a long dirt driveway, on a quiet pond with abundant wildlife, no motorboats (they are prohibited), and a wilderness feel. And it is among the most affordable on the pond.
Despite the wilderness feel, our tenants get the best of both words: the camp is close to major tourist attractions and outlet shopping as well as some of the best hiking, biking, fishing and outdoor recreation in New England.
Center Sandwich is 75 miles from the seashore and Portland Maine, and a short drive from Squam and Winnipisaukee, with their classic tourist attractions: water slides, water sports, restaurants. Not far from North Conway with its outlet shopping and cog railway up Mt. Washington. The towns of Sandwich and Tamworth are classic New England villages with white clapboard churches and antique stores, and gorgeous scenery that attracts many artists and craftsmen. There's also tennis in Sandwich, as well as golf; and hiking or biking right out the front door, in the White Mts. and Chocorua. There's trout fishing in nearby trout ponds, and fishing, swimming, kayaking, and canoeing right on Bearcamp Pond, with its islands and public beach. At night you'll be lulled to sleep by the loons calling to each other, and you may well see deer, moose and beaver.
This camp has been in our family for decades, and we try to maintain a family feel to our rental of it. The ideal tenant is not looking for the typical 'DVR in every room' rental, but something that is a throwback to a simpler time. People return year after year
PS If you subscribe to Amazon Prime, check out Indie movie “Heroes Don't Come Home”: first and last 10 minutes were filmed at Bearcamp Lodge last season.
Reviews: Please note we are new-ish to Home Away so have no reviews, but we are happy to supply reviews from our old site (TripAdvisor):
"I stayed here as part of a ladies' weekend of artists who wanted a getaway for peace and quiet and friendship. The setting is lovely--we saw a moose in the pond (which is clean, cold, and still swimmable in October if you get the right weather) and a pair of loons. Hot shower and indoor plumbing, of course, but if matching cups and new furniture is your thing, don't stay here--this is a classic "camp," not a fancy Maine cottage. If you're looking for a rustic, sweet, peaceful getaway, this is it! I adore this place." --Oct., 2016
"This place is a steal! A number of friends and I went up to North Sandwich to spend a quiet weekend, and found exactly what we were looking for here. The house has plenty of space, a great large space with kitchen, dining table and living room for eating, visiting and relaxing, and of course, the lake, which is fantastic. The owners checked via phone to make sure everything was as it should be, and were generally very accommodating. I look forward to going back again-maybe even this summer for a second time!."
"Bearcamp Pond Lodge is a lovely rustic get away, perfect to soothe the soul. The pond itself (yes it is right on the water) is not only gorgeous and serene, it is quite large, much more like a lake than a pond. They do not allow power boats so it is an exceedingly quiet and peaceful and BEAUTIFUL place. The house is actually quite spacious when you include the "sleeping house" that is connected by a breezeway. We just used the main house which was plenty of space for the 2 of us and since you really only want to be outside here. The house is no frills just as the owner advertises, although the memory foam bed is actually quite luxurious."---July 2016
"Bearcamp is nestled on a knoll at the pond's northern edge affording spectacular mountain and water views and sun from the east in the mornings and from the west in the afternoons. The docks are located on both sides, making it easy to launch a resident canoe or swim or fish from either point. The house is fully equipped with a kitchen, large family room with a fireplace and a bedroom and bath in the main cabin; the attached bunkroom has two additional bedrooms that sleep 6 and a bathroom and storage area. Only 5 minutes from us Route 25 and you feel the special remoteness and timelessness that is so characteristic of the Sandwich, New Hampshire region. Walking trails from Bearcamp lead to open country roads for cycling or a well-maintained trail system courtesy of the Wonalancet Outing Club, providing access to Mt. Chocorua or the many companion peaks in the Ossipee Ring. Fall is spectacular but summer is also a great time to be here because of the swimming, boating and quiet reading on the shaded decks attached to the house. If you want sun and solace, park yourself on either dock and enjoy!"--2011