|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Enjoy cool summers, fall foliage, and winter sports in the White Mounatins of New Hampshire!
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!
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
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.
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.
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!
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.
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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.
|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.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.