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Actress Bette Davis' former mountain lodge...unique, spacious, enchanting!

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Space 4,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Open living/dining/family spaces, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, Sleeps 8; Garage.

Enjoy cool summers, fall foliage, and winter sports in the White Mounatins of New Hampshire!

CONTACT OWNER FOR RENTAL DETAILS: ALYCESTICK@GMAILCOM OR CALL 610-639-3500.

Built by actress Bette Davis in 1940, Butternut retains the character of that grand era while accommodating family and friends in contemporary style. Peace and privacy prevail on the 22 acre property overlooking the White Mountains. It is located on a quiet birch-lined road three miles from the villages of Sugar Hill and Franconia, and five miles from Franconia Notch State Park, Echo and Profile Lakes, and Cannon Mountain ski area.

The house is comfortably furnished with country antiques, artworks, and charming accessories. It is fully equipped with kitchen accessories for the gourmet cook, satellite TV and electronics, high speed internet, washer/dryer, and all bed and bath linens. The attached garage with firewood accessible from inside is a delight in bad weather.

The Sugar Hill / Franconia area is ideal for summer, fall, and winter vacations. Butternut is available throughout the year. Reserve your vacation today and enjoy life as an American icon once did!

More Details

Owner
Alyce Stick
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
June 23, 2017

About Alyce Stick

Butternut was part of my childhood when my family stayed at a local inn whose owners had sold the property to Bette Davis in 1938 and later bought it back from her in 1958.

Alyce Stick purchased this house in 1978

Why Alyce Stick chose White Mountains

Butternut is fabulously located in a picture-perfect New England town amidst all the year-round pleasures that the White Mountains have to offer. But its irresistable magic is the character that perfectly reflects the famous woman who built it...bold, beautiful, elegant, timeless.

What makes this house unique

You will find Butternut far more that a plain house; it has a warm ambience that will make you feel right at home from the moment you walk through the door. The open plan of the first floor is wonderful for sharing time with family and friends, while the private rooms, nooks and crannies provide perfect opportunities for personal time. The lovely grounds of lawns, gardens, meadow,and woodlands offer diverse landscapes to enjoy and a spectacular mountain view as a backdrop.

Amenities

Sugar Hill House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
Notes:
The spacious main floor has open beam ceilings, random width pine floors, four picture windows including White Mountain views. Large back-to-back fireplaces highlight the living room & kitchen/dining areas. There is also a bar, an enclosed porch, a full bath, and laundry washer/dryer. Satellite TV (47' HD in living room, second set in master bedroom), DVD, VCR, CD and DSL Internet access are provided. The kitchen is well equipped and a real delight for those who love to cook, with Jenn-Air cooktop/grill, microwave/convection oven, refrigerator, dishwasher, two sinks, extensive counter space, appliances, china, glassware, stainless flatware, and a full complement of cookware. The master bedroom suite features a canopied queen bed and private bath with stall shower, satellite TV, an adjoining single bedroom, and furnished screened porch.. Two other bedrooms (one with double beds, one with twin beds) share a second bathroom with whirlpool tub/shower, and an adjoining open porch. All linens, blankets, and down comforters are provided. The unique 'silo' spiral stairway leads from the 1st floor bar to a sitting room adjacent to the master suite, and then up to a quiet 3rd floor retreat, all with stunning views. The attached garage accomodates one vehicle and also provides convenient indoor access to firewood. Other summertime amenities include outdoor furniture and hammock, barbecue fireplace and grill, and a lovely garden.

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Actress Bette Davis' former mountain lodge...unique, spacious, enchanting!
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews
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Wonderful Birthday Surprise!

  • 5 of 5

As a birthday gift for my husband, I surprised him with a week at Butternut! (I told him the day before we left, and even his boss was in on it!) Alyce was quite a help in keeping it under wraps.

The house itself is gorgeous, and the views even better! It was a great relaxing place to stay, even with a active 18 month old. (He had a grand time reorganizing the drawer of spices in the kitchen--hope they weren't alphabetized!) :) We enjoyed hot chocolate by the fireplace every night.

My husband has already asked when we're going back this fall!

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2011
  • Stayed: Oct 2010
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was great fun to "help keeping it under wraps" and to hear that Jodi and her family had such a good time. I'll be looking forward to welcoming them back. What a great idea for a birthday or other special occasion, family holiday, or just a well-deserved get-away! Butternut is sure to please all with its comforts, beautiful location, amazing architecture and celebrity history.
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Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Summer hiking, fishing, boating, swimming.

* Fall foliage - watch the amazing kaleidoscope of color changes.

* Winter skiing (downhill and cross country), snow mobiling.

* Exploring antique shops, craft markets, art galleries & museums.

* Enjoy the culinary pleasures of charming local inns.

Top Thing to do in Budget:.....

Top Thing to do in Family:.....

Summer/Fall: 15 minute drive to Franconia Notch State Park (a scenic area including Echo Lake for swimming and boating, an aerial tramway to the top of 4,000 ft Cannon Mt, walking and biking trails, the Appalachian Trail and a network of other AMC hiking trails and camping huts). Also nearby are two golf courses, tennis facilities, lakes for fishing and boating, and riding stables.

Winter: 15 minutes to Cannon Mountain Ski Area; 30-60 minutes to Loon Mtn, Attitash, Waterville Valley, Bretton Woods, Wildcat and other ski areas. Many well-maintained cross-country ski areas nearby.

Anytime: Various local cultural activities include theater, concerts, arts, crafts, and antique shops. Excellent restaurants abound in nearby Franconia, Littleton, and Bethlehem areas.

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Rates & Availability

Sugar Hill House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$300
$1,800
$4,600
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

Nightly Rate: $300

Weekly Rate: $1800

Monthly Rate: $4600


Rental rates include all utilities (except long-distance phone calls) and are based on a maximum occupancy of 7 persons. Four day minimum rental period.
A 25% rent deposit confirms a reservation. A $500 refundable security deposit is required.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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