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Lakeside Log Home Retreat

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill


About the property

Cozy 3 Bedroom, One Bath On A Quiet And Pristine New Hampshire Lake.

Welcome to the crystal clear waters of Lake Wentworth in historic Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, the oldest summer resort in America! 'Up Country' is a family owned property for over 40 years and offers you the cozy comfort of log home lakeside living. Picture you and your family and friends in this 3 bedroom, one bath, sleep 10 retreat on a sandy beach with waterfront dock, paddling the islands by kayak, tossing horseshoes, and gathering around the campfire for s'mores and story-telling. Lake Wentworth boasts of some of the best fishing in the Lakes Region and is home to Stamp Act Island, a protected island where loons and eagles nest.

'Up Country' is minutes away from picturesque downtown Wolfeboro and Lake Winnipesaukee where you will discover boutiques, antiques, ice cream parlors, the famous Yum Yum Shop bakery, cafes and restaurants. At the town docks you can take a scenic cruise on the Mount Washington which is ideal for leaf peeping. For adventure seekers head off on one of the many hiking trails in the area and get a mountain top experience. Once the snow flies get outside and x-country ski, ice fish or snowmobile from your back door.

Accommodations include two bedrooms with queen size beds and a 'bunk room' complete with one queen, one full, and two twin beds. There is also a twin bed on the balcony. During the warmer months there are additional 'rustic' yet comfortable sleeping accommodations upstairs in the barn.

A fully equipped kitchen, dish washer, linens & towels, wireless internet, basic cable, washer/dryer, gas grill and firewood are provided. The screened in porch is a great place to relax and take in the view during warmer months.

There are 2 kayaks, a canoe with required life preservers for your paddling enjoyment.

There is central heat and a cozy wood stove.

Maximum occupancy is 10 guests.

No pets allowed and no smoking inside the premises.

Every season is special on Lake Wentworth. I invite you to come listen to the loons and let 'Up Country' be your happy place!

Brenda Crane, owner

Here are a few comments from some of our quests. . .

'Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful home with us!! We had a wonderful weekend with plenty of rest and relaxation -- exactly what we needed!'

'Brenda, thanks once again from all of us. We're leaving and none of us want to. . .Lol.'

'Thanks for the amazing weekend. We really enjoyed the cabin, the kayaks, and everything this place had to offer. The lake was beautiful.'

'We have never had a nicer vacation. We loved 'Up Country' and wished it was ours.'

'We can't thank you enough for giving us the chance to enjoy your little piece of heaven on earth. Up Country is truly an amazing gem. We love it here. A peaceful home away from home.'

'We all loved the quaint ambiance of your sweet cabin. There were so many little, thoughtful and unique items...It is apparent you are about your guests' experience. We also loved the clear and positive energy that radiates throughout your cabin and property.'

'We have rented many places over the last 30 years and we all agree: hands down - yours was the cleanest and nicest place of them all! '

More Details

Brenda Crane
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 8, 2017

About Brenda Crane

In 1971 while vacationing with my family on Lake Wentworth, my dad and mom made one of the most pivotal decisions in in their lives...They bought their 'slice of heaven'. Forty years later, their legacy lives on with shared memories and new experiences with family, friends, and folks like you who choose to come, stay and listen to the loons. In 1984 dad and mom purchased a log home kit from Lok-n-Log in New York and proceeded to construct the home that is on the property today. During construction dad and mom lived in what is now the barn, using the existing pot belly stove as their only source of heat all winter long! Dad's handiwork is lovingly evident in the polished wooden shelves, pine ceilings, and slate hearth. Dad and mom gave us a lasting tribute to their love for the tranquility and beauty of Lake Wentworth. As their daughter, it is my joy to share this magical place with others. I welcome you to come and experience the charm of 'Up Country'.

Brenda Crane purchased this cabin in 1971


Wolfeboro Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bunk Room - 1 queen , 1 double , 2 twin/ single
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • limited accessibility ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • swimming


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

Lakeside Log Home Retreat
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

The house was perfect for my whole hockey geam! Plenty of space and beds!

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect distance to the ice rink and the open space with the kitchen and living room made it really easy for all of us to hang out. We definitely want to stay there again

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Incredible. Cannot wait to get back there.

  • 5 of 5

This property presented itself very well online. Communication with Brenda was easy and she was very responsive. We had a good feeling about this one. When we arrived, we were blown away. It went beyond our expectations. And then some. Rustic log cabin with appropriate furnishings. Furnishings that were NOT torn and frayed, like you might find in other rustic log cabins. Modern kitchen. Great bathroom with strong water pressure--usually an issue. The property is has its own beach, two kayaks, a canoe, fire pit, hammock, a couple of lounge chairs, bikes, a grill, various water toys and horse shoes. It was simply ideal. At night, we'd sit on the deck and watch the stars. Happened to be there during the meteor shower and that was spectacular. It gets very quiet there at night. Only sounds were crickets, an occasional loon and voices drifting across the lake from across the way. The town of Wolfeboro is within walking distance along an old rail road track that's been converted into a trail. It's the perfect resort town, everything you need. Highly recommend this property and would love to get back their next summer and, in the future, in fall.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect for large families with lots of kids

  • 5 of 5

I wanted to treat my husband to one of his favorite activities — fishing — for Father's Day weekend, and also have all his children (ages ranging from 18 to 2) with him. This location was perfect. The older kids used the kayaks and canoes while the younger kids played on the sandy beach section. The house itself was clean and comfortable. We had plenty of room for everyone to enjoy activities together and enough space for everyone to get some alone time as well. I personally enjoyed the views I witnessed with my early morning coffee sitting by the lake. We enjoyed our time so much that I've already booked another trip to Up Country. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Far exceeded our expectations!

  • 5 of 5

I am one of a group of six college friends who gets together every year for a weekend in the fall. This was my year to plan the weekend and I chose this rental based on the add I saw on this site. It was exactly as promoted. My friends and I have been going on these weekend for 30 years and we all agreed that this was the cleanest most well appointed rental we have ever stayed in. It was like staying at a friend's house where they have everything you need and they encourage you to use it.

The owner was a delight to work with. She answered all my questions before I booked and was available by phone if we had any questions during our stay. She left detailed instructions to let us know where everything was so our stay was stress-free.

The property is right on the lake so we were able to sit by the water and enjoy the view. Enjoying the sunrise was a special treat. The location on a quiet gravel road meant easy access to a nice walk to start each day. We spent time in Wolfeboro (great little town!) and also went to Castle in the Clouds.

I highly recommend Up Country - and I hope to return for another stay!

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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A beautiful spot and a comfortable cabin

  • 5 of 5

We spent our New Year's vacation at Up Country with several families and we were very comfortable in this homey log cabin. The open floor plan allowed us all to visit together and the wood stove kept us warm and cozy. Brenda was a very accommodating host providing linens, towels, and plenty of firewood. There were empty closets and drawers for our stuff and comfy furnishings. The cupboards are well stocked with everything necessary to prepare and serve a family meal. The location is very peaceful with a stunning view of Lake Wentworth yet we were only minutes to downtown Wolfeboro. We had a very enjoyable weekend cooking, reading, sewing, knitting and visiting. I would highly recommend Up Country to anyone looking for a clean and lovely vacation spot.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Picture Perfect

  • 5 of 5

I rented this hidden gem the weekend after labor day. Their was 8 of us all guys. On arrival we where just amazed on how picture perfect this house was. The house was very well stocked and she give you free run of anything on the property. The sleeping arrangements where excellent we did not even have all the beds this property offer used. The neighbors where very quite and polite if they saw you out. There is a nice yard that leads over to the horse shoe and fire pit. It also leads down to the dock and your own PRIVATE BEACH. Brenda is an extremely nice women and she is very easy to work with. This house means a lot to hear and she dose a great job with the upkeep and making her clients happy. I would like to Thank You Brenda for the memories we made that weekend.

Michael and "The Boys"

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Manchester, NH
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Back Bay Grill
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Kingwood Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Back Bay Grill
Nearest Ski
3 Miles
Abenaki Ski Area


Rates & Availability

Wolfeboro Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer & Fall 2017
May 16 2017 - Oct 16 2017
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59

Thanks for your "Up Country" in Wolfeboro, NH inquiry. Regarding my cancellation policy, if you either pay me directly via check or PayPal or if you pay with your credit card on the Home Away site at the time of booking, I will give you a full refund if you cancel up to 2 weeks prior to your arrival date. A cancellation within 2 weeks of arrival date results in a 50% refund.

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.
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