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Ryan Townsend

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

Beautiful 1903 Secluded Cabin on 14 Acres with Lakefront and Mt. View

20 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Overview

Monadnock Region Cabin Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms, 1 bath + convertible bed(s), great bass fishing

Called 'A little slice of heaven' by one renter, this scenic property captures the beauty of rural New England. The cabin is a modernized 1903 cottage with 1100 square feet of comfortable living space that includes three bedrooms, living room, dining room, kitchen and one full bathroom. Fully furnished and delightfully decorated, the living room contains an American Leather sleeper sectional (in fabric and a queen plus size bed) with maximum seating for relaxing. The sizeable screened front porch is also furnished and a great place to watch the exquisite sunsets or enjoy the lake and mountain views. Other amenities include washer, dryer, iron, stove and microwave. Outside, there is a wide 1300 foot hiking trail down to the private lakefront beach. Two inflatable kayaks are available for fishing or recreation. There is a great sand pile for the kids as well as a wonderful place to swim, have fun, picnic and relax. With an occasional chime of church bells from Cathedral of the Pines the property has become known as Higher Ground to those who have stayed and enjoyed the beautiful creation.

Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Ryan Townsend (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

About Ryan Townsend

Higher Ground is owned by Ryan and Heidi Townsend. It is a retreat home that is used for meeting family and friends. We own a furniture and design business and have a passion for creating spaces people will enjoy and love. We decorated Higher Ground with the goal of making it functional as well as serene and beautiful. We hope you come and enjoy this little slice of heaven as much as we do!

Ryan Townsend purchased this cabin in 1996

Why Ryan Townsend chose Monadnock Region

I (Heidi) was raised in Rindge and while returning home to visit family, I stumbled on this beautiful property in 1996. It was nostalgic and reminded me of a summer cottage my parents had owned when I was young. Higher Ground was originally built by a professor from Boston College in 1903 as a summer home. It still had some of his original belongings in the barn in 1996. I instantly fell in love with the charm of the cottage and the beauty of the landscape. Since it borders Cathedral of the Pines, the first day I was there I heard the chimes playing. Instantly, I felt a heavenly tranquility that is still there to this day. It holds some of my most treasured memories raising my children: horseback riding the many trails nearby, canoeing on the lake, hiking, campfires in the evening, swimming in the early mornings and just relaxing! It truly is a retreat from the hustle and bustle of a fast paced life. We hope it will be that for you too. Blessings!

What makes this cabin unique

This property is on a paved road but is completely secluded. It has a 6 acre field as well as beautiful woods to explore. The lake has a 50 foot cleared beach area and has no public access, making it quiet and serene.

Reviews

4.9
based on 20 traveler reviews

Beautiful 1903 Secluded Cabin on 14 Acres with Lakefront and Mt. View
average rating of 4.9 based on 20 reviews
Nashville, TN
5

Beautiful, Comfortable and Peaceful

  • 5 of 5

We rented Higher Ground as a second location for family members who gathered for a long weekend in September to celebrate my husband's 50th birthday. They loved it - so much so we had trouble getting them off the screened-in porch to the main party site! The view is as lovely as the property. Everything was awesome, and the fold-out sofa bed got raves as the most comfortable ever encountered. My sister-in-law and her husband already are talking about renting it again.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Couldn't ask for more!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely cherished our time at Higher Ground. The home is warm and inviting, with décor right out of a designer catalog. In addition to being beautifully decorated, the kitchen was well supplied and the linens and towels were in ample supply. The access to the lake cannot be beat. Our toddler splashed and enjoyed the sandy, clean, shallow lake access and also enjoyed the safe aluminum dock and sandy chair area. The lakefront fire pit was also a hit. Back up at the house, we enjoyed grilling and eating bug free on the screened in porch, watching the sun set every night. Another nice part of this vacation was that less than 10 minutes down the road is access to a major supermarket and restaurants. Petersborough is close by, as is a friendly petting zoo and easy hiking trails. Perfect spot! We created memories for a lifetime. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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5

Couldn't ask for more!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely cherished our time at Higher Ground. The home is warm and inviting, with décor right out of a designer catalog. In addition to being beautifully decorated, the kitchen was well supplied and the linens and towels were in ample supply. The access to the lake cannot be beat. Our toddler splashed and enjoyed the sandy, clean, shallow lake access and also enjoyed the safe aluminum dock and sandy chair area. The lakefront fire pit was also a hit. Back up at the house, we enjoyed grilling and eating bug free on the screened in porch, watching the sun set every night. Another nice part of this vacation was that less than 10 minutes down the road is access to a major supermarket and restaurants. Petersborough is close by, as is a friendly petting zoo and easy hiking trails. Perfect spot! We created memories for a lifetime. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Cornwall, NY
4

Our Stay in Rindge

  • 4 of 5

Enjoyed our stay in Rindge! The Townsend's were very accommodating. Their home is lovely and we'll appointed. Initially the hike to the water was challenging, but by the last day I deemed it conquered! It has made my spouse and I consider a lake house for retirement when the time comes. A few minor issues were dealt with by their local caretaker Jessica, in a timely and effective way. We enjoyed Emerson Lake. I liked Twin Elm Gift shop in Peterborough, and The Covey House in Fitzwilliam, Toadstool bookstore and Clays Clothing in Keene. For dining please check out JP Stephens locally, or 50 min away, The Marina in Brattleboro Vt.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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New Ipswich
5

Perfect Weekend Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Higher Ground exceeded our Expectations! A group of ladies got together for a quick weekend in celebration of a couple of birthdays, and a breather before one of our party began radiation treatments. It was perfect. The property is so peaceful, serene and private. The fall foliage was in full force, a treat for the eyes. We enjoyed the walk to the pond, the firepit and even the tire swing! Inside the beautifully decorated house, we found everything we needed to cook a proper pasta feast, from utensils to pretty plates and serveware. Everyone raved about the comfort of the beds, and even the sleeper sofa! It's not a big house, but it had plenty of room and definitely met all of our needs! A couple of us made use of the landline telephone, although the wifi and cell service were great, it was nice to have the other telephone as well. We would love to make it an annual visit, or come again in the summer and make use of the kayaks, fishing poles and lakeside firepit. It was a blessing of a weekend at Higher Ground! Great job owners, and the property manager that had everything in order for our visit!

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Private, relaxing and beautiful.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our few days so much. The cottage was warm, clean and comfortable. Loved that it was so private! Beautifully decorated and very comfy! We paddle boarded, kayaked and fished every day. We felt like we had pond to ourselves! There is a nice walk to pond, and we were able to take out SUV down to pond as well. Would recommend this spot to any family who needs to get away from it all and spend relaxing quality time together. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Map

Located near Mount Monadnock (the most climbed mountain in the U.S.), Next to Cathedral of the Pines, near Annette state park, numerous hiking trails and many antique shops in the area.

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Rates & Availability

Rindge Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$350
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$400
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$2,450
$7,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
Tax Rate 9.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Monadnock Region Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Lake
  • Lake View
  • Mountain
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Includes a washer and dryer in the bathroom.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • There is a comfortable pull out bed in the sectional.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • swimming

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