|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
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Rustic Gatherings Lodge is a beautifully restored house built in mid 1800's. Take a walk back in time throughout the house as you learn the history of Warren. A once booming logging town where the wealthy would vacation, Warren had a golf course and a mountain top hotel. When the Rail Road stopped coming through town most of the land surrounding Warren was sold to the State and turned into National Forest. Warren is time locked with lakes, ponds, rivers, mountains & trails providing many wilderness adventures such as hiking, running, biking, fishing, kayaking, snowshoeing, Xcountry skiing, snowmobiling, ATV riding.
The house features: Back Deck Bar, Fire pit next to River, Hot Tub, Kayaks, Life Jackets, Pool Table (coming soon), Family Games, Children's Toys, Exercise Equipment, XBOX Game System, Big Screen Movie with Surround Sound, Wireless Internet, Business Center, Verizon Cell Service
Cable TV, Over 1500 DVD's, DVD Players & TV's
Fully Equipped Kitchen, Keurig Hot Beverages
Family Dining Room,
Bed Linens (lodge only), Bath Towels (lodge only)
Trail Maps & Guides, Convenience Store Open 5am-11pm everyday.
PERSONAL CHEF SERVICES why travel to a restaurant, our lodge offers personal chef meals prepared or served with full wait service for up to 35 people inside and 100 people outside. Plenty of room to have a company retreat, family reunion where family and friends gather together.
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Personal Chef Service
We are the Donahue's, my name is Sandy and I grew up in this town and decided to bring my family back her to raise my children. I am an Event Planner and Personal Chef by trade and have spent my life entertaining, planning gatherings for family and friends and cooking good wholesome food. My husband, Sean grew up in Vermont and grew up 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
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 features beautiful wood floors throughout and exposed wood beams.
Once a tavern we have restored this home to most of it's original condition. Our lodge provides both a place large enough for everyone can stay together, with a big kitchen for dinning and larger day gatherings outside for small events and weddings. The house is equip 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.
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
Dining for the Entire Group
Five brothers, their wives, nieces and nephews for a total of 22 people staying at Rustic Gatherings for 5 days over the Thanksgiving holiday. Sandy's house has everything and so spacious! All you need to bring is your groceries and clothes. She has everything in her kitchens for a large group! We had an amazing time cooking, chicken wing contest, laughing, watching movies, playing games, doing puzzles, going for walks on the trails, sitting in the hot tub, drinking wine, and there was some early skiing for those who like to ski! If you have a large family and want a place to get together with all the amenities and not being crowded, this is the house for you! Communication and reservations with Sandy are very easy, in a timely manner, and pleasant! Thank you Sandy for providing the backdrop to our most memorable Thanksgiving!
We had a really wonderful weekend at the Lodge and it didn’t hurt that Saturday was such a beautiful day! There was lots to do -- both indoors and outside. I’ve never rented a place that was so well equipped! It’s amazing to have the use of a commercial kitchen and dining room with all the supplies and equipment. It made the weekend so easy. Everyone loved it and the kids had a wonderful time — when the kids are happy, the parents are happy. There was something for everyone and a place to hang out for everyone. We all appreciated how attractively decorated the house is as well. I got lots of kudos for finding your place ;o)
Thanks for all your generosity with your home — I’m accustomed to the list of “don’t’s” at a rental place, not all the “do’s” you provided!
I wanted to be sure to reiterate that we thoroughly enjoyed our week at the lodge. It was perfect for our extended family, including five children under six. So many places for the kids to have adventures inside and out!
We looked long and hard for a place big enough for this family vacation . As you can imagine, there is a lot of pressure when picking a place for your extended family to spend a week together. We were very lucky! The lodge is a unique space that felt like home within minutes...a home with LOTS of space! All of this in such a naturally beautiful area.
We had a great week wading in the river behind the house, soaking in the hot tub, playing games in the back yard, relaxing on a long tubing trip, walking/biking to ice cream, chatting by the fire at night, enjoying meals together. Visiting local swimming holes was my favorite. The younger kids always had a place to swim and play in the water, and brave adults could get a little adrenaline jumping from high rocks.
The TV room was a-mazing for watching the Olympics, and the big movie night for the kids - complete with popcorn machine! My nephew has what is sure to become a classic family photo of me and my two brothers fast asleep on the couch 'watching' the Olympics. The kitchen spaces were a bonus for us. The foodies among us were very happy and able to whip up some great meals without feeling crowded.
My wife's birthday dinner was a special event that topped off the week. It was so nice to be pampered for that one meal. The food was delicious, and you were right about the cake - probably the best I have had! We appreciated the special effort you made to source locally and take care of all the details. I will always remember looking up and seeing that you had joined in our balloon hat party! Perfect.
Great lodge, great hostess, and a great value!
My (balloon) hat off to you for working so hard on the lodge and making it feel so comfortable. I know you will do well. Best of everything Sandy!
We had my daughter's wedding here. I can't say enough about how wonderful everything was. The house was large, homey and very comfortable. Sandy's catering for the wedding was superb. I would go back in a heartbeat!
We stayed for a long weekend, and the house was so much more than what we expected! Sandy was great to work with and couldn't be more accommodating! The kitchen had everything you needed to prepare your own meals and the thing I most loved was how clean and organized the entire house is; not to mention the little and big added amenities throughout the house. Movie room was great and the selection of movies was crazy! the kids loved it, the adults loved it - this is certainly a house we will look to book again; in fact we wanted to this summer, but the weeks are already taken - we can definitely see why.
My fiance and I took both of our families up here to enjoy Columbus Day Weekend away before our wedding next month. It surpassed all of our expectations! Sandy and Sean were both so accommodating and the house was absolutely beautiful. It sits right on the edge of a gorgeous river and is perfectly located. We found plenty to do right at the house, but we were close enough to Lincoln to enjoy some attractions there as well. We have already talked to Sandy about renting again, it was that great! Can not rave enough :)
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.
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest|
|Refundable damage deposit||$200|
Although we are interested in all inquires, we are looking for 3 night stays larger groups of 18+ during "peak times" for the lodge. Please check with us for "off season" rate specials.