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Large Groups - Vacations - Reunions - Weddings - Retreats

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Space 7,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Lodge & Barn - Large Kitchen - Many Gathering Locations to Relax, Work or Play.

Additional Accommodations on Neighboring Properties.

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, mountain biking and marathon biking, fishing, kayaking, snowshoeing, Xcountry skiing, snowmobiling, ATV riding.

The house features: Back Deck Bar & outside kitchen with grill, Event Field, Cabana with water & electric, 2 Fire pit's next to River​, Hot Tub​, Kayaks, Life Jackets, Small Pool Table, Foosball Table, Family Games, Children's Toys, 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 Equipt Kitchen, Keurig Hot Beverages, Bed Linens , Bath Towels, Trail Maps & Guides, Convenience Store Open 5am-11pm everyday.

PERSONAL CHEF SERVICES why travel to a restaurant, our lodge offers personal chef meals prepared. Plenty of room to have a company retreat, family reunion where family and friends gather together.

FEES APPLY​ BELOW - Services are booked independently and not provided by us.

Personal Chef Service

Ranger 4X4

Guided Tours

​​Backyard Movies​​​

Professional Services:​

​Massage Therapy


Day Spa/Beauty

Empowerment Training's​

​Personal Trainer

Photography Sessions​

More Details

Sandy Donahue
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 19, 2017

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 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, 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 White Mountains

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 1800's and 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.

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


Warren House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 7000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 15 ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • Additional Accommodations at neighboring properties.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 15 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Third Floor Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Second Floor Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
    Main Floor Bathroom - toilet
  • Contact us for any questions.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Tip Top Room - 1 queen , Linens, pillows and blankets provided for this room
    Rocket Room - 1 queen , Linens, blankets and pillows are provided for this room.
    Lumber Yard - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Linens, blankets and pillows are provided for this room.
    Moosilauke Room - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Linens, blankets and pillows are provided for this room.
    Station Room - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Linens, blankets and pillows are provided for this room.
    Carriage Road Room - 1 queen , Linens, blankets and pillows are provided for this room.
    Twin Mountain Room - 1 queen , Linens, blankets and pillows are provided for this room.
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Linens, blankets and pillows are provided for this room.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • caves
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • roller blading
  • swimming
Yoga Classes can be scheduled, inquire for pricing and availability. Massage Therapy can be scheduled, inquire for price and availability. Helicopter Rides can be scheduled from Warren, inquire for details. Small Weddings and Events on neighboring properties, inquire for information and pricing.


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Large Groups - Vacations - Reunions - Weddings - Retreats
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews
Danvers MA

Charming, beautiful views, and fun swim holes all nearby!! Kids and Moms all agree, we'll be back!!

  • 5 of 5

Wow, this place is amazing!!! Pride of ownership truly shows at Rustic Gatherings! This place is beyond perfect for a large group of kids!!!! I can only imagine how beautiful a wedding would be here on the back lawn by the river!! The owners were just so nice!!! We will be back for sure!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Florence, SC


  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a family reunion, ages 2-74, and this house was PERFECT for us all. There was plenty of room to spread out and the setting on the river was gorgeous! Sandy was so helpful and available to answer any of our questions. She emailed us maps of nearby swimming holes and beaches ahead of our stay so we felt well informed when we arrived. My kids also loved tubing down the river behind the house. The house was very well equipped for all our cooking needs. We cooked dinner every night and ate around the big kitchen table with the kids at the island. My kids LOVED the bunk room with all the toys and the movie room was a big hit for an afternoon break and a bit of quiet time. The beds were comfy and the showers were good. We never felt crowded and we enjoyed sitting out in the yard under the trees and fairy lights until late at night talking. I would definitely go back. Thank you for a lovely stay!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great getaway

  • 5 of 5

The house ended up being much more than we had expected. Great for large groups, plenty of space and personality in the house. Such a relaxing and cool atmosphere. Everything you could desire from a kitchen. Really loved our stay and we will be looking forward to booking again next year.

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing House for a huge family Thanksgiving

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location, attractive, spacious, lots to do

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Glad We Found Rustic Gathering Lodge!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Bill for this wonderful review, which captures so much of what I hear over and over again from each guest that visits the lodge! Growing up in Warren I have come to love what we have here and passionate to share it with others. It's a little slice of heaven that goes untouched, being surrounded by 80% national forest and the lodge is a great extension of the area! Thank you for letting me play a part of your family celebration, as your Personal Chef, providing a wholesome meal for your family, and creating a beautiful cake for your wife's birthday. Your family was full of laughter and fun, thanks for visiting and we hope to have you back someday soon!
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Greenhouse Restaurant
Calamity Jane's Restaurant
Fat Bob's Ice Cream -- CLOSED
Fat Bob's Ice Cream -- CLOSED
Nearest Airport
87 Miles
Manchester Airport
Nearest Golf
18 Miles
Nearest Motorway
25 Miles
I91 & I93
Nearest Restaurant
Personal Chef Service
Nearest Ski
18 Miles
Loon Mountain
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Lake Tarleton
Car: recommended

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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Additional Guest Fee $35 per person per night
Pet Fee $75
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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.