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Karen Heywood

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

No Conway Classic - Walk to Slopes and Town from Private Woods

5 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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White Mountains Chalet Rental Photos and Description

Chalet, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 7-9)

Nestled in the woods at the end of a private road, this charming Swiss-style chalet provides all you’ll need for a great family vacation in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Situated by a mountain brook with views of tall pines out every window, you’ll enjoy the convenience of having Cranmore Mountain and North Conway Village within easy walking distance. In winter, a quick drive also gets skiers to Attitash, King Pine or Wildcat mountains, or you can X-country at lovely Jackson Village where there’s a picture-perfect Victorian ice skating pond with crackling wood fires, outdoor music, hot chocolate and horse-drawn sleighs. Enjoy dozens of family attractions in warm weather too. Story Land, the Conway Scenic Railway, mini golf, mountain zip-lines, Attitash Mt. water slide, biking, hiking or swimming at Echo Lake are all just a few minutes away. The North Conway Country Club’s spectacular 18 hole public golf course and terrific outlet shopping at nearby Settler’s Green are both just a few minutes away. Watch (or join!) rock climbers scaling Cathedral Ledge, enjoy canoeing or kayaking on the Saco River, or hike the trail at Diana’s Baths for a midday picnic at the waterfall. When the sun goes down theater buffs can enjoy quality productions right downtown at the Eastern Slopes Playhouse, and there are 11 restaurants of all kinds within a few minutes drive. You won't find a better location in the area, no matter what your preference. Sanctuary in the quiet pines and home base for every activity, this house is a gem for all seasons!

3 Bedrooms (1 king, 1 queen, 1 bunk bed plus twin)

2 Baths (tub and shower in both)

Livingroom (wood beamed cathedral ceiling, wood burning fireplace, Cable TV, DVD, wireless Internet)

Family room (lower level with separate entrance, additional sleeping for 2 on built-in couches)

Diningroom (seats 8, open plan with living room and kitchen)

Kitchen (new stove, new fridge, d/w, microwave, disposal, fully equipped with everything you'll ever need for entertaining)

Deck (secluded, overlooking brook, furnished w/ charcoal grill)

Dogs-yes (extra cleaning fee added, ask for details)


2 Floors -(kitchen, dining room, living room, master bedroom and bath upstairs; spiral staircase leads down to first floor family room, two bedrooms and bath)

Keywords: chalet, secluded, convenient, spacious, pet friendly

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Karen Heywood (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

About Karen Heywood

This has been our family vacation house since the 1960's, lovingly maintained and enjoyed by three generations. We are three sisters (two in MA one in NYC) jointly owning and operating the property as an all-season rental, using it ourselves with our families whenever we can. We'll be sharing great memories, providing family fun year-round and looking forward to many adventures still to come.

Karen Heywood purchased this chalet in 1964

Why Karen Heywood chose White Mountains

This is the best spot in the North Conway/Carroll County area with easy access to all the action for which it is known but without any sense of traffic or crowds. Family members can go separate ways and meet up at the chalet later, or just stay home and enjoy great natural beauty right outside the door walking in the woods and along the brook. The chalet is uniquely located at the end of a dead-end unpaved road. You can enjoy your pine-scented mornings on a sun-dappled deck listening only to the trees and the babbling brook, and yet at night there are fabulous restaurants, bars, movies and plenty of music and theatre events to entertain you. Serious thrill-seekers will be challenged with the climbing, riding, skiing, mountain-biking and kayaking in the area, but leaf-peepers, readers, golfers, shoppers and birders are equally happy in the same town. And it's only 2 1/2 hours from Boston by car, so weekends are an easy escape.

What makes this chalet unique

The living room, dining room and kitchen are upstairs on an open floor plan with a wood beamed cathedral ceiling high overhead and sliding glass windows all around. There is a wood-burning fireplace in the living room with built-in couches and retro Danish Modern chairs to settle in and enjoy the fire, TV , DVD or wireless internet. A king bedroom and full bath are also upstairs and a spiral staircase leads down to the family room, two additional bedrooms (one queen, one with bunk beds and a twin) and another full bath. There is lots of room for everyone, storage is ample, and the house is well-equipped for entertaining.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We just got back from a great week in NH. The house was perfect. Great spot, everything we needed. I think the dogs had the best week of their lives so far. Just want to tell you that we love how well kept the house is and how clean everyhthing was. Perfect amount of stuff there too. Not cluttered. I was a little worried it was our first time away with our 1 year old but everyhthing was great. Thanks!

Jul 2011
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No Conway Classic - Walk to Slopes and Town from Private Woods
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Perfect For Families

  • 5 of 5

This is our families second time staying and once again it was perfect for our young kids. The boys ages 3 and 6 had a great time playing in the brook as did our dog, there are even trails on the other side of the brook which I went to try out with the dog but we were interrupted by a bear about 3 minutes from the house!!! The house is really close to town but completely secluded and very quiet. Also close to Storyland for the kids and The Saco River which was a refreshing break as it was unseasonably warm when we visited. The kitchen is well equipped and everything was spotless. Everyone slept comfortably (especially with the windows open and the sound of the brook), there was even a bed rail that we could attach to the bottom bunk bed for our 3 year old so we didn't have to bring our own. We did not want to leave and are already thinking about planning another trip in the Winter!

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for taking the time to write that wonderful review. Glad you had such a great time and love our home as much as we do. We'd be happy to have you back anytime at all.
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Cute, cozy rental close to everything!

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here over Labor Day weekend with my husband, our dog and another couple and couldn't be more pleased! Karen was quick to reply and handled everything perfectly.

As others have mentioned, it is a quick walk to town. We were a little unsure about the proximity to town, based on the photos provided, but were VERY happy with this location. It feels private, but really is less than a 10 minute walk to town.

The place was super clean and felt a lot more spacious than the stated square footage as well as stocked with all of the necessities. We didn't actually do any cooking over the weekend, but there was a nice charcoal grill on the back deck and the kitchen was fully stocked with anything you could possibly need to make a meal. The outside felt very rustic and smelled amazing from all of the pine trees! The highlight for our dog was definitely the stream running behind the property, which provided her with endless fun "chasing" rocks. This stream was also awesome to listen to waking up in the morning!

On our 1st night in town we met Ken, who runs the No. Conway Country Club. The guys golfed there on Saturday and said it was one of the best they've ever golfed! Also, highly recommend Peaches for brunch and May Kelly's & Delaney's for dinner.

This is a great property in a fun town with lots to offer. Can't wait to return!

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Babymoon getaway

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I got married in Jackson in 2011 and have been coming to the Mt.Washington valley for some time now. We just love it there.

Approaching the birth of our 1st daughter, we decided to babymoon at no place better than N.Conway. A romantic weekend getaway in the woods. We wanted a more personal experience rather the motel.hotel one.

Karen was an amazing host and was responsive to any and all my questions leading up to our trip.

This house is in a perfect location. At the end of a dirt road with a small stream in the backyard. there are neighbors but you wouldn't even know they were there!

When we arrived, she had everything laid out for us with a welcome folder. The home is cozy,quiet and clean.

On the chilly nights we used the fireplace which was very nice. The television didn't work for some reason...there was no sound.

A 10 minute walk into the center of town offers nice country breakfast choices. I recommend the Stairway Cafe :)

We will definitely come back and hopefully begin a tradition with our new family.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Westwood, MA

Great weekend getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great family getaway to this chalet! The grandparents went shopping while the parents and kids went on an adventure hike at Wildcat. The place, though dated, was extremely clean and perfectly fit our needs. The dishwasher leaked and we cleaned up the water as much as possible. The owners aren't local but they got right back to us and refunded some of our money. They were very gracious and we would definitely stay there again. Thanks so much!

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you had such a great time in our "vintage" chalet. Would love to have you back anytime to enjoy more of what the Valley has to offer, and the new dishwasher!
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Cambridge Springs, PA

Great Place For a Family

  • 5 of 5

The house was very spacious, and the lower level was a great place to escape the heat. Our daughter loved playing in the brook on the property. Convenient location only 3 blocks from downtown shopping and restaurants, yet the house is nestled in the woods away from the tourist hustle and bustle. We are thinking about planning a trip up there in the winter just so we could use the enormous fireplace on the main level.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Point of Interest
Cranmore Mt
Nearest Point of Interest
North Conway Country Club
Nearest Point of Interest
Story Land
Nearest Point of Interest
Echo Lake
Nearest Point of Interest
Settler's Green


Rates & Availability

North Conway Chalet Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Pet Fee $50
cleaning $65

Rates are subject to change seasonally until reservation is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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White Mountains Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size bed (1), Queen size bed (1)Twin or Single Beds (1), Bunk Beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis

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