|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
What makes our place different from the others? Privacy! We gladly share our property with others who will respect the building, property, and wildlife. This immaculately clean single family home has 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, kitchen, living room, dining room, and screened porch. The house is located on 108 private acres of fields and woods, surrounded by over 1000 acres of land held in conservation easements. We have created a 7 mile system of hiking trails that leads nature lovers through and around diverse woodland habitats. The property has two year-round brooks and numerous active vernal pools. It was once a working farm and is blessed with an old apple orchard, that attracts a large variety of wildlife. It is very private and is a wildlife buff's paradise! The house is located in a rural setting, but is quickly and easily accessed from I-93.
General Comments: Our cottage is legally located in Campton township but the town of Plymouth is physically closer. Plymouth is a quaint little New England college town -- complete with a lovely town square and band gazebo! There are several local artist co-ops nearby where you can purchase locally hand-made gorgeous artwork (jewelry, pottery, fiber art, paintings, photographs, etc) and numerous museums and nature centers.
Nature: Our property is a place for enjoying nature! This is a heavily wooded area -- gorgeous any time of the year, but the fall colors are breathtaking! There are over 7 miles of hiking trails that wind throughout our 100 acres of woodland, and the property is surrounded on 3 sides by over 1000 acres of woods held in conservation easements. Our property is clearly marked on all sides with orange survey tape and paint. The trails are also marked and we have the entire system mapped (maps are sent in advance to guests and more are kept at the house). You can safely hike our trails without worrying about getting lost. An abundance of wildlife abounds due to the diverse habitats we are creating through our conservation efforts. Hiking, sledding, or snowshoeing on our property are all fantastic! We have sleds and snowshoes available for your use. Nearby outdoor activities are limited only by your imagination: ice climbing; skiing; snowshoeing; hiking; swimming; sailing; bicycling...
Water Sports & Skiing: Nearby water attractions include Squam Lakes (the movie On Golden Pond was filmed there), Newfound Lake, and Lake Winnepesauke (public beaches are at both Newfound Lake and Lake Winn). There are two Water Parks located at Weirs Beach in Meredith on Lake Winn. The Baker River runs through the Baker Valley and is five to ten minutes from our place - it is a very popular rafting river. Bog Pond is a lovely pond to canoe on and and is only 1.4 miles away. You may use our 16 foot canoe and paddles (on this pond only). Additionally, the massive Pemigewasset River runs past Campton and Plymouth. Folks fish, boat, kayak, and raft on the river. The back of the property overlooks Tenney Mountain ski area. This ski area is only 10 minutes from the house. There are three other ski areas 15-20 minutes of the house: Waterville Valley, Loon Mountain, and Ragged Mountain. Cannon & Attitash are about 25 minutes from the house.
Paula's family has lived in New Hampshire since the early 1600s so love of the state is deeply embedded in her. She and Dave first bought property in NH in the 1990s but it wasn't until 2004 that they found the current property. They became full time residents of NH in May of 2014.
Paula or David purchased this house in 2004
This property had it all - a sense of being 'removed' from everyday hustle-bustle yet only a few miles from a very nice little college town. The woods hadn't been logged heavily so we were able to create a proactive forest management plan - benefiting wildlife, woods, and people. The only thing lacking at Phoebe's Patience is home-delivery of the Washington Post!
Comments left in guestbook at house:
6/9/12 Our first night. Sky full of stars.
6/10/12 2nd night with stars and blinking bugs all over the place. Phoebes are busy, bluebirds as well. Birds with yellow breasts and bigger one also with orange breasts flying around.
6/11/12 Two turkeys near the blueberries. Two deer.
61312 On this rainy morning while standing in the kitchen, we saw a deer walking over the field! Maybe the birds in the nest box by the barn cellar hole have flown out. Another night of wonderful stars... and I only can remember the big dipper....
6/14/12 Phoebes have flown out since yesterday evening. Still see them in the garden. Youngsters still waited to be fed! Went to Squam Lake on a boat trip. We came very close to a nest of bald eagles - 4 young and 1 adult. First we have ever seen. We saw loons as well nesting on platforms.
6/18/12 Back from our visit to the Connecticut Lakes - we saw two moose.
6/19/12 Back on the trails behind the house. We spent 2 hours hiking all the trails again. Thomas wok up a porcupine - we looked it up in the field guides. As we passed the lupine field what a surprise. The blue has turned into yellow blossoms! Lupines are over and now daisies.
6/22/212 Tomorrow is our departure. We had a great stay here. All the best
even better in person,clean,set up with the tenant needs in mind,you need nothing but your tooth brush.The house gives you privacy and so do the landlords,but when i had a question Dave and Paula could not have been more accommodating.(great folks) This is one of the prettiest areas in the U.S.(if you like beautiful mountains, crystal clear lakes and streams and forest that never end)
The morning we arrived we had become engaged at Weirs Beach! It was beautiful! It was so nice to spend the week together & enjoy our time with one another. The place was a great location! We were able to see & do a lot! The house was clean & well kept! It was a beautiful spot! We will always cherish our time there as a newly engaged couple! We hope to go back soon!
Dear Paula and David, It's been a month since we stayed with you and still I would want to be back in Phoebe's Patience. Such peacefullness and so close to the beautiful White Moutains. In the house everything was there, we felt like coming home every evening after a day hiking. Out children had the time of their live playing in the garden. The rocking chair on top of the stones was a perfect place to relax and think about another perfect day we passed in New Hampshire. I would stay there every year for a few weeks, if we didn't have to fly over the Atlantic Ocean :-). I would recommend the place to everyone! Brian, Heidi, Aldo and Liam
Very comfortable and spacious, but the best part is outside. The views and the trails are amazing. A nature lovers paradise! Paula and Dave couldn't have been more welcoming or helpful. I would love to stay here again.
We spent a week at this property and could not have been any happier. We were greeted by a neat and very clean home. As we unpacked we found the amenities far exceeded our expectations. The care that has been taken to make this house feel like a home is unmatched. The surrounding land is just what we were looking for, country setting with lots of exploring to be done. We would surely recommend this property! The close proximity to the area attractions is great. Lots of places to eat, to see and explore and to just soak in the nature.
We loved this place! Homey and welcoming, Great location to visit both Lakes Region and White Mountains. Each morning we'd awake to the sounds of song birds. Very peaceful and the accommodations comfortable and lovely...we'd certainly stay here again! A gem of a find!
Our cottage is centrally located between the lovely rural village of Campton and the lively little college town of Plymouth. The area is commonly referred to as being located on the boundary between the White Mountains and Lakes Region. Many scenic and cultural attractions are in the area, and sports opportunities galore!.
Other Activities: several nature centers, wildlife sanctuaries, artist galleries
Ski: Several ski resorts nearby
The security/damage deposit is due at the time of the booking. If no damage is noted upon your departure, the security damage deposit is refunded within several days (the only exception is if we ourselves are traveling!). The rental fee is due 30 days before occupancy.
A separate fee of approximately 1/2 of the rental is due upon booking as a REFUNDABLE security fee. Upon departure, the home is inspected for damage beyond normal wear and tear. No damage? The deposit is promptly refunded. I have been renting this home since 2005 and have had only ONE instance when I had to retain any portion of the deposit for damage. We love our careful guests!