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About Sandy Donahue
My name is Sandy, and we are the Donahue's. After growing up here I decided to move back with my family and raise my children in a place I have always called home. I am an Event Planner and Personal Chef and have spent my life entertaining, planning gatherings for family and friends and cooking good wholesome food. My husband, Sean grew up in Vermont, hunting and fishing so moving to NH was a natural choice. We enjoy, hiking, fishing, kayaking, ATVing, and snowmobiling and camping. We have a strong belief in community and consider ourselves 'localvores' we support local shops & business and we cook using foods from local farmers, dairies, butchers. We have three boys, RJ, Tucker and Drew. After the two older boys have headed off to college we've decided to renovate our home, turning it back into a lodge for the enjoyment of others who come visit this beautiful place I call home.
Sandy Donahue purchased this House in 2006
Why Sandy Donahue chose Warren
Rustic Gatherings Lodge is unique because 'it's where families and friends vacation together'. As a Personal Chef, I would travel to cook for vacationers and there were two complaints, 'we can't find a place big enough for all of us to stay together, and there are too many of us to go out to a restaurant'. The house was built in the mid-1800s and features beautiful wood floors throughout and exposed wood beams. Once a tavern we have restored this home to most of its original condition. Our lodge provides both a place large enough for everyone can stay together, with a big kitchen for dining and larger day gatherings outside for small events and weddings. The house is equipped with many amenities and provides a relaxing vacation whether out back on the deck, at the fire pit by the river, hiking in the woods, swimming along the many swimming holes on the river, lakes or ponds, hiking or riding through the beautiful White Mountain Forest. All rentals are subject to NH 9% Room & Meals Tax (NH Issued License Number: 060479)
What makes this House unique
Business Retreats Appalachian Trail Located on the River ATV & Hiking Trails from Property Surrounded by Lakes & Ponds, and many Swimming Holes on the River Lodging - Corporate Retreats, Weddings & Events on neighboring properties. Dining for the Entire Group offering Personal Chef Services
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Awesome Place for friends and family
We celebrated my 50th Birthday here with 10 friends and I can't say enough how awesome Sandy and the accommodation was! Rustic Gatherings had everything we needed and more. Great location on the river, plenty of space, clean and Sandy was super helpful and friendly. I would definitely book your next stay here!
Beautiful house, peaceful, cozy, a wonderful retreat
My moms group rented this house for a weekend. We have rented SO many houses over the years but this one truly was the best.
The kitchens- everyone, including myself, couldn't stop going on about those amazing kitchens, well stocked, beautiful dishes, so much space, great applicances, well labeled and every little thing we could ever want. They were perfect. The owner obviously put a lot of time and energy into it.
Linens were nice quality, soft and abundant.
Beds were so nice- some firm, some soft- everyone found one they liked.
The record player, records and blue tooth speaker were amazing and such a nice touch.
The sunroom is such a lovely place, beautifully decorated and inviting.
The house was immaculate, cleanest place we have ever rented by far.
The books, the games, the decorations, the basket of blankets, etc was all so welcoming and homey.
The outside space is so well appointed and organized. Grills, bar, chairs, fir pit, front porch.
That hot tub! Fantastic spot, beautiful view, listening to the river and it was SO clean!
The movie theater was amazing. A few moms went and watched a movie and loved the space. So comfy, amazing popcorn machine, huge movie selection.
All in all this place is wonderful. Rent it, you won't regret it!
Incredible house, even better host!
The house was an incredible experience for our group of 10. Just a great cozy vibe, walking into the house for the first time, the pellet stove being on was ever so inviting.
The house has everything you need-and more! If you like to cook, having both kitchens right next to each other is a dream come true.
The giant HD projector was even better than advertised, and fully satisfied multiple video game tournaments throughout our stay.
I had a couple questions throughout the weekend and Sandy was great in responding to me with the answers. She even went as far as having another bag of pellets dropped off for the stove (we went through a few bags, we had it on the whole stay) on the evening of the last night of our stay. Wow, Thanks again for that!
Just the perfect place to get away and with plenty to do relatively close by, makes this place a must-book in the future for us! Thanks Sandy! 6 stars!
I love watching the faces of the guests that are checking into the Lodge for the first time, so filled with excitement and anticipation of good times with family and friends. We have many annual guests and we are looking forward to welcoming Michael's group to the club! Thanks for taking such good care of the property and being great renters Mike, we can't wait for you to come back.
Very spacious and yet private
As a group of five couples, we loved having private rooms, as well as, shared space. We recommend this space for anyone who wants to enjoy the mountains and spend time together.
The house had great spaces to sit and chat or enjoy the outdoors. Game room and theatre rooms were very family friendly. The fire pit was fun too! Road out front was busy but back of house was serene and lovely. Sandy is a pleasure to deal with. Fun was had by all!
Thanks Margaret, we loved having your group at the lodge! You really planned everything out and made the most of your vacation, from Hiking to local them parks to biking and playing in the water, you enjoyed the White Mountains to the fullest.
Thanks for being such a great group and we look forward to having you back!
Just right for a large family
Sandy's house was as described and she was on hand to help with any questions we had. Thank you, Sandy for sharing your home. The ten cousins had a great time splashing in the brook, playing games in the backyard, and making full use of the activities in the barn.
There was plenty of room for all 20 of us to spend time together and still be able to find a place for some quite time, if needed. The kitchen was fully stocked with everything we needed. The air conditioning was a god-send given some of the days that were in the 90s during our visit.
There are plenty of things to do in the area; we hiked, biked, swam, and ate delicious ice cream at the local ice cream shop. All-in-all Rustic Gatherings was a wonderful place for our gathering.
We are located in the heart of the White Mountains, surrounded by hiking trails, (Appalachian Trail) Five lakes or ponds and river for swimming kayaking, tubing & boating and plenty of fishing stocked by our very own fish hatchery. ATV, dirt bike and snowmobile trails from property. 30 Minutes from major ski areas, Loon Mtn. & Cannon Mtn. Many local gift shops, antiques, farm stands, local dairies, local meats and deer farms. Warren is a diamond in the ruff, a small village surrounded by National Forest, yet close to shopping and many family fun parks such as Whales Tale, Polar Caves, Clark's and Trading Post. Rustic Gatherings Lodge is a great retreat for the outdoor enthusiasts looking for a relaxing day by the river, hike through the mountains, fishing in many locations or watch moose and other wildlife.