Franconia Village Retreat – homey small town feel close to tons of area attractions!
About this listing
Come and stay in the quaint village of Franconia in our roomy 3 bedroom, 2 bath private residence. Just 3 miles from Cannon Mountain and the White Mountain National Forest, “Big Red” boasts vaulted ceilings, a romantic fireplace, fully equipped kitchen, pantry and laundry room, and a lofted living/game room for group fun. With approximately 2,000 square feet over two floors, this is a delightful, quiet getaway for guests in any season.
The first floor’s kitchen, dining, laundry and vaulted living room are on the eastern end of the property offering beautiful morning light through 2-story windows and a restful sound and spatial buffer for the king bedroom and ensuite bathroom. The kitchen is well-equipped with cooking, baking, blending, toasting, air-frying, instant and crock pots, griddle and coffee services, service and dishware; a dishwasher and new LG washer/dryer set makes visits easier. A robot vacuum helps keep the wood-like flooring clean as well.
The second floor boasts a lofted living room, two comfy queen bedrooms with closets and a shared hall bathroom. The loft space is equipped with a couch and chairs, TV, throw blankets, foosball, both board and video games and a desk/chair for your convenience. Except for the bathroom, the 2nd floor is carpeted with a low pile carpet and area rugs.
Unpack while you visit – there’s extensive closet space for clothes, outdoor gear and equipment. Every bedroom features bureaus, closets, laundry baskets, and spare blankets.
In summer, there are fans & air conditioners in each bedroom. In winter, snuggle up to the romantic fireplace, hearty duvets and in-room heaters. A propane BBQ is offered outdoors during the summer months with all the tools you expect; Adirondacks and folding chairs offer seating. A Summer 2023 picnic bench will offer outdoor dining opportunities for the whole group as well.
The home is professionally cleaned between guests, equipped with WiFi, live TV subscriptions, local guidebooks, linens, towels, pillows, and common soaps and paper goods. Located in a residential neighborhood with the flowing Gale River across the street, parking is assigned and, like the large yard, shared with the attached, separate units.
With approximately 1200 residents Franconia remains sleepy – a gateway to skiing, hiking, and outdoor activities – with little traffic. “Big Red” is located on the main street of Franconia, a classic New England town that features the charm of local businesses, classic architecture and prominent steeples. Within a lovely, accessible quarter mile you’ll find a locally owned bagel-coffee shop, brewpub, multiple restaurants, gas station and a grocer.
Franconia is best known for its White Mountain National Forest. The mountain pass to the village’s south is known as Franconia Notch; well known for its natural features, including the Old Man of the Mountains, Profile and Echo Lakes, the Flume, and the Basin. Cannon Mountain Aerial Tramway and activities therein.
Within 15-20 minute drives you can find more – more food, oodles of retail, movie theaters, live entertainment, brewpubs, spas, health services, antiquing and gyms. First timers often like to visit Mount Washington (the 2nd highest elevation on the eastern seaboard); waterparks, Storyland and Santa’s Village with the kids; and one time to world-famous Polly’s Pancake Parlor, all nearby. Within an hour, amenities of city life can be found in larger, brisker communities; fortunately, you’ll go through moose country to get there.
-Living room with TV – Does not include standard cable, but includes a Fire Stick with guest access to Hulu+ which includes Live TV.
-Granite kitchen offers any level of cook the space and comfort to create! We have a wide array of pots, pans and service items, a blender, tea kettle and starter spices. Starter ground coffee works great in the reusable K-cups, also ensuring less waste! With advance notice and at additional cost, we can provide groceries for your arrival.
-Dining: Large window, seats 6
-Guest Room 1: King bed: Facing west, this carpeted bedroom is on the end of the house with blackout curtains, sheers for daytime light, a bureau, phone charging lamps, and considerable closet space. The headboard, area rug, mattress and linens are new (2021). This bedroom has an ensuite bathroom shared with the main level hallway.
-Full Bath with Shower/Tub Combo
-Upper living area with TV – Does not include standard cable, but includes a Fire Stick with guest access to Hulu+ which includes Live TV.
-Guest Room 2: Queen Bed: The frame, mattress and linens are new. Carpeted. Considerable closet space and a bureau.
-Guest Room 3: Queen Bed with new mattress and linens. Carpeted and has a closet.
-Large shared back and front yards. Two private entrances.
-Gas grill (must be used 10-feet away from building)
This property is equipped with Air Conditioning.
-Check-in: Anytime after 4PM unless otherwise authorized
-Checkout is 11 am – Unauthorized late checkouts subject to $100/hr fee
-The number of people in the unit cannot exceed the reported guest count without approval
-No events, parties or large gatherings
-Quiet Hours 10 pm – 8 am; $100 fee will be imposed for violations
-At no time is it acceptable for people, instruments, tvs, speakers, or other audio devices to be so loud as to be a nuisance to others.
-2 car maximum; $100 fee per vehicle will be imposed for violations
-No smoking inside the unit; $250 fee for violation
-No fireworks; $100 fee for violations
-No open flames within 10 feet of the building including propane and charcoal grills. $250 fee for violation. Electric grills allowed.
-No fire pits. $250 fee for violation.
-No trash is to be left outside at any time; $100 fee for violations
-Dogs (2 dogs max) subject to $100/dog/stay fee. Dogs that may bark cannot be left alone inside the unit unattended. No other pets allowed. Unauthorized pets subject to $300 fee and immediate removal from the unit.
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Rent with confidence knowing that this home is managed by Bretton Woods Vacations (formerly Bretton Woods Rentals), the area’s premier choice for vacation rentals! We are a local family business with a friendly staff dedicated to ensuring you have the perfect vacation! We moved to the area a few years ago and started Bretton Woods Rentals to share our love of the White Mountains with other guests. Worried about renting online from an someone you don’t know? You don’t need to worry when renting from us! We manage over 80 rental properties, are fully licensed and in compliance with New Hampshire Real Estate Commission laws, and always available to answer any questions or support you during your stay. Most importantly, we know how important a vacation is to you! We are committed to NEVER cancelling a guest reservation and to ensure that any issue is addressed promptly. From the convenience of keyless entry to our obsession with cleanliness to a constantly growing list of services for our guests, we are constantly striving to improve the guest experience and make sure that the next time you think about a visit, you will not think twice about calling us or visiting our website! Check our online listings to see the hundreds of 5-star reviews, and become one of our many loyal guests!
ABOUT THE AREA:
This home is located in Franconia, just a couple of minutes from Cannon Mountain with its famed ski area and summer attractions, and right at the entrance of beautiful Franconia Notch State Park. Loon Mountain, Lincoln and Bretton Woods are also conveniently located, each about 20 minutes away, offering award winning spas, restaurants, and a myriad of activities, from Canopy Tours/Zip Lining to Rock climbing, River Tubing, Mountain Biking, to Golfing, Scenic Lift Rides, Disc Golf, Archery, Tennis, Fly Casting clinics, and Horseback riding, and moose tours. Santa’s Village is also all a short drive away. In the winter, you will enjoy both downhill and cross country skiing at any of the nearby resorts, from Cannon, right next door, to Bretton Woods and Loon. But that’s not all. In the heart of the White Mountains, this area is the perfect home base to explore the innumerable attractions that they offer: the Cog Rail, Santa’s Village, Story Land, Clark’s Trading Post, the Flume Gorge, Lost River, and more. Looking for something different? Spend the day shopping at the outlets in North Conway! So much to do, you’ll just wish you had more time!
* Operated by Bretton Woods Rentals, LLC, DBA Bretton Woods Vacations under New Hampshire Meals and Rooms License 060929.
- ID: 43275
- Guests: 6
- Bedrooms: 3
- Beds: 6
- Bathrooms: 2
- Rooms: 6
- Check-in After: 4:00 PM
- Check-out Before: 11:00 AM
- Payment Methods: Credit Card
- Night: From $433.00
- Allow additional guests: No
- Minimum Nights of a Booking: 2
- Maximum Nights of a Booking: 30
- air conditioning
- bath with shower
- BBQ grill
- Bed Linen
- Cable /Satellite TV
- Central Heating
- coffee maker
- Contactless check-in and checkout is available.
- Cookware & Kitchen Utensils
- Cross Country Skiing
- dining room
- Family friendly
- Hair Dryer
- hiking biking nearby
- internet connection
- Iron & Ironing Board
- king size bed
- Living room
- mountain climbing nearby
- Pets are welcome
- Queen size bed
- Smoking not allowed
- snowmobiling nearby
- Suitable for children
- Washing Machine
Terms & rules
- Smoking allowed: No
- Pets allowed: Yes
- Event allowed: No
- Children allowed: Yes
- Cancellation Policy
- From 0 To 30 Days, 100.00%, From 31 To 60 Days, 50.00%, From 61 To 999 Days, 5.00%
- The minimum stay is 2 nights from
- The maximum stay is 30 nights from