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The Butternut Cottage - Bette Davis' First Sugar Hill Home

Bedrooms 4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 8

Former Historic Summer Home of Bettie Davis!

Historic Cottage in Sugar Hill

Enjoy Butternut Cottage as spring gently flows into summer, as the days become quieter and brighter with sunlight streaming through the trees in the surrounding woods. Watch the Butternut woodchucks and squirrels scurry through the trees while you catch up on your reading or enjoy a cold glass of lemonade on the porch in good company.

The Butternut Cottage was the New Hampshire vacation playground for Hollywood film legend Bette Davis. The post and beam cottage has been recently restored and brought back to original grandeur. The home has five fireplaces, two in the main dining and living area in addition to one in each of three of the cottage bedrooms. The fireplaces, original wide plank pine floors and rustic overhead beams bring to life the treasured features of simpler times. The yard and surrounding land is landscaped to reflect the peacefulness and tranquility of the town of Sugar Hill with shrubs, and plant life blossoming in every season.

Come enjoy the historic nature of Butternut Cottage with a hint of Bette Davis memorabilia bringing the past, present and future to life in any season.

The Cottage is located in the White Mountains of New Hampshire and in close proximity to shopping, fishing, hiking, skiing, the National Forest and endless breath taking views. For more photos and a description of nearby attractions.

Feel free to call with questions, to book your stay or for assistance in planning your stay at the Butternut Cottage! New Hampshire Rooms and Meals Tax Number: 049136.



This property is fully furnished

Pets are Welcome

DSL Internet/Satellite TV

Utilities Included in Rentals Less than 30 Days

Bedroom & Bathroom Layout

Bedroom 1 - First Floor - Full/Double

Bedroom 2 - First Floor - Full/Double

Bedroom 3 - Second Floor - 2 Twins

Bedroom 4 - Second Floor - King

Bathroom - First Floor - Tub with Shower

Bathroom - Second Floor - Tub with Shower

Peaceful Wooded Setting


Stainless Steel Appliances with Dishwasher

Washer & Dryer

Flat Panel LCD Television

Satellite Television

Blu-Ray Player


Bette Davis Film Collection

DSL Internet

Screened-In Porch

Propane Fireplace

2 Separate Living Spaces

Please consider all property of the Butternut Cottage as private property for the enjoyment of all guests.

More Details

Property Manager
Peabody Smith Rental Team
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 26, 2017


Sugar Hill Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , Main Level
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Main Level
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Upper Level
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , Upper Level
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • roller blading
  • ski lift privileges
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Alarm Clock Activities Guide Basic Soaps Laundry Soap Local Activities Guide Local Maps Local Restaurant Guide Paper Towels Shampoo Toilet Paper Living Room seats 6 Screen Porch / Veranda VCR


4.5/5 -
(2 traveler reviews)

The Butternut Cottage - Bette Davis' First Sugar Hill Home
average rating of 4.5 based on 2 reviews

Perfect Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here for a few days between Christmas and New year. What a wonderful relaxing retreat.

Very comfortable and cosy, and convenient for Canon mountain skiing.

Would happily return.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay! We look forward to seeing you again soon.
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Derry, NH


  • 4 of 5

I stayed for the month of October and enjoyed the foliage which was exceptionally nice for the whole time. The place has lots of charm and it was hard to return to Southern, NH where the pace of life is much more hectic. Firs,t I loved watching all the old Bette Davis movies and read 4 of the biographies I found in the library there. Also, I enjoyed driving around and seeing all the views in the area. Littleton is nearby and has all the shopping places necessary to get whatever you need and I loved shopping at all the small shops and eating at the local restaurants. A day of pampering at Green Spa was delightful too. The Sugar Hill Inn has the best food of any restaurant in NH. Polly's can't be beat either. I also found lots of interesting antique and artsy shops in Bethlehem when I traveled to the Mt . Washington Hotel and rode the flume. There were a few problems with communication through the busy rental agency. I would love to have had a manual explaining the quirks of the place too. My cats loved the screened porch and the stars seem to be closer on Sugar Hill.

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were happy to have you return to Butternut Cottage again this year! We appreciate return guests so very much! We also agree that the area is full of wonderful things to do! We have recently shifted our focus with a full time rental department to help guests when they need it and are available 7 days a week for questions. We hope your return in 2016!
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Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Manchester Regional Airport
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Above the Notch Restaurant & Grill
Nearest Ski
8 Miles
Cannon Mountain
Car: necessary

Franconia, NH is a beautiful area close to some wonderful events and attractions. If you're an avid hiker, skier, golfer or just someone who likes to kick back and relax, this is the place for you! It's also fun to venture to the local movie theater or take a walk around historical downtown much to do!


Rates & Availability

Sugar Hill Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Rental Damage Ind $45
Cleaning $175
Processing $25
Tax Rate 9.0%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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