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On Crystal Falls Retreat, Swimming, Fishing, ATV

Bedrooms 3
Property type lodge


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 queen beds, Full/Twin Bunk, Futon, Sofa, Sleeps 10 Including sofa

The waterfall and gorge roar with power and beautiful white noise. Sit on the deck or open a window and let sound wash over you. Enjoy large open living areas with hardwood flooring and a complete kitchen and laundry. This is a classic New England barn renovated for comfort. Crispy clean, always fresh cotton linens are provided. A grill is located on the scenic deck.

Swim in the Falls, or drive to nearby lakes and state parks. Pets are allowed at pristine, isolated Christine lake. Directions to these places are provided in our welcome brochure.

Direct access to ATV trail and Snowmobile trail.

FREE WIFI and Dish Network TV.

More Details

Diane Vinyard
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 21, 2017

About Diane Vinyard

Once a livery stable for the recuperation of run-down and injured work horses, this historic barn has been renovated and raised decades of the 'Vinyard Clan'.

Why Diane Vinyard chose Great North Woods

Located on beautiful Crystal Falls on Phillips Brook with lots of hunting, fishing, swimming, and located on the newly developed "Ride The Wild " ATV, snowmachine trails. Direct access to ATV and snowmobile trail system from front door. Also within 10 miles of the Jericho Mtn. ATV trail system. Also nearby is White Mountain National Forest's 'South Pond Recreational Area', and Christine Lake. Fifty minutes south to Pinkham Notch and Mt. Wahington. Google Earth to discover all the area has to offer.

What makes this lodge unique

A place for renewal, a place for artists, musicians, writers and seekers.


Stark Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • large, spacious, guaranteed clean and sanitized. Double sink. Full bath
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Queen size beds (1) Queen Tempurpedic. Sleep by the sound of the waterfall in the master bedroom., Queen Beautyrest in 2nd bedroom and Twin/Full Bunk in 3rd room, Sofa and Futon
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Enjoy this classic renovated barn. The historic barn door stands inside as a wall. Read the Harvard Classics or enjoy other books included on a full bookshelf. Play Scrabble, or just listen to the Falls


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(55 traveler reviews)

On Crystal Falls Retreat, Swimming, Fishing, ATV
average rating of 4.836364 based on 55 reviews

Great space with lots of amenities

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay and used many of the offered amenities such as the washer/dryer, full kitchen and multiple bedrooms. The owner was very attentive to our needs and addressed any questions or concerns we had promptly. Of course we loved the view of the falls. The pictures do not do it justice.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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We loved the place!

  • 5 of 5

The location and property are very nice. The falls were amazing, with all the recent rain it was flowing very high and the sound would just put us right to sleep at night. The house was nice, had everything we needed, was comfortable and the owners were very accommodating. We are definitely going to return. There is a brand new grill too! Thanks Diane!

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks. We really appreciate the reviews. You should see the Falls in the spring during snow runoff ! !
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Peace and tranquility.

  • 5 of 5

I wish I could post videos. The falls were so powerful and mesmerizing from all the rain. I could ramble forever about how peaceful it is here. I plan to come back for a week of mental recovery. And I plan to pack a cooler full of food so I don't have to leave. There is a fully equipped kitchen with a stove, refrigerator and freezer and a microwave and traditional coffee maker. There is a grill outside. I plan to use it next trip. The bathroom is huge. Double bowl sink with a soapstone counter top. The shower is up a large step. It is not handicapped friendly. My 78 y.o. MIL was with us though and she had no problems getting in and out. There were plenty of clean towels. More than enough for 4 people and there is a washer and dryer if you need it. There is a small tv in the living room with Dish network but the views and the nature trails are far more interesting than the tv. There are three bedrooms. Two of them have a queen sized bed. One of those two bedrooms has a view of the falls. You can be lulled to sleep by the sound of the water. Outside of this room is a pass through area from the living room with a twin bed. It is not a private area. Would be great if you have a child with you. The third bed room has a bunk bed. The top bunk is a twin and the bottom is a full sized bed. Linens and pillows were provided as well as comforters if needed. There is Wifi if you need it and coverage is spotty. Works great on the rock across the bridge and on the side of the bed closest to the falls and the couch by the tv. Yes. We needed it. To post photos of wildlife. We saw several bears while driving down the road but sadly no Moose sightings. We did not disturb the bears and when we stopped our car to look they ran. You should be safe if you are not stupid. Don't chase them and don't put food or trash outside. Diane was very responsive to any questions I had. My questions were is there coffee available? Yes. Is there a Keurig? No. What channel is NBCSN? Hockey play offs. Is there a phone in the house? No. My suggestion for a place to eat. Inn at Whitefield in Whitefield. About 40 minutes away. We also ate at the little local corner diner called North something or another. It was surprisingly very good and excellent service. The Irish restaurant I would pass on. Poor service, unfriendly staff and mediocre food.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for a wonderful review ! I hope this helps other travelers considering a peaceful stay with us. The WIFI was spotty ? ? I'll have to look into that. . . Thanks again. Would be honored for you to come back.
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A unique and thoroughly enjoyable experience

  • 5 of 5

Diane and Don's place is amazing. In spring when we visited, the pictures do not do justice - it is a roaring river and was absolutely stunning. We really enjoyed the falls, the many details the house has, and all the functionalities that they have managed so well. We appreciate Diane's help when we locked ourselves out (she has even thought of this scenario) and tried to reach us through email, text, calls and made sure we got back in. I'm hoping to come back again and live on the waterfalls - not sure I can say that of any other place. Thanks much for sharing your place!

  • Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much. The Falls are quite amazing especially during spring thaw. We would be honored if you returned and took a summer swim in Crystal Falls !
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Absolutely loved the house.

  • 5 of 5

Will definitely stay here again. Told owner we would be snowmobiling and she left a hand drawn map on how to access trails which saved alot of time searching for it. Absolutely loved the river running beside the house!

Plenty of sleeping space and fully equipped kitchen was nice. Found our new winter getaway.

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Boston, MA

Fantastic place!

  • 5 of 5

1, The rooms are very clean and very big (for a group of 8 to 10 people)

2, This house is not far from the ski areas (wildcat/attitash etc.), around 30-40 min.

3, The house owner is super helpful.

I would definitely recommend this house and book it again in the future when skiing at wildcat.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Christine lake

Located on beautiful Phillips Brook with lots of hunting and fishing access. This renovated barn is within minutes of South Pond recreational area, Christine Lake or Jericho Lake. Climb Percy Peaks or drive 50 minutes south to Pinkham Notch and Mt. Washington.

Access to snowmobile trail system from front door. And now we can offer ATV access from front door!


Rates & Availability

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1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25
Refundable damage deposit $100

Payment refunded within 30 days of booking

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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