One of New England's best kept secrets, the Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee region is two hours north of Boston, but a world away from its big-city crowds. Now you can explore the perfect location -- from our private home. Nestle in the woods and enjoy toasty fires, seasonal lake views and a good book from our library, or take advantage of the many recreational and tourist opportunities that are offered year-round. In summer, swimming, golfing, boating, hiking and paddle-boarding are all available, both at Eastman and in the surrounding area. In winter, enjoy Eastman's extensive trail system with your cross-country skis, our snow-shoes, or take a short drive to the nearby downhill ski resorts and schuss to your heart's content.
Foodies will enjoy cooking in the recently remodeled kitchen with Boos butcher-block island, gas range and convection oven, or step outside and grill on large Weber propane grill. A Bosch dishwasher makes cleanup easy and quiet.
The open floor plan lends itself to casual entertaining while still providing quiet spots in the upstairs loft or main floor office. Three levels of living space, each with a bedroom and bath, mean that couples or families are equally at home. The downstairs family room is set up to accommodate cinephiles, with our collection of Blu-ray movies, cable service and DVR, and an oversized HD flat-screen TV with sound system.
A gas fireplace on the main level is remote-controlled; those seeking a more rustic experience can use the wood stove in the lower level and keep things toasty with our abundant supply of seasoned wood. Of course the entire home is heated, and central air is available for warm summer months as well! The screened porch is the perfect spot for summer barbecues or naps in the hammock, while the lower flagstone patio and picnic table offer an alternative shady spot to gather for board games or snacks.
A large-capacity washer and dryer are conveniently located on the main floor, making it easy to pack light. All beds are made with high-thread-count sheets, goose-down duvets, and an assortment of cozy pillows.
Bedrooms offer ample closet and dresser space for longer stays. The master suite has a king bed, double vanity, large shower, heated bathroom floor and walk-in closet. The bedroom on the main level has a queen bed and easy access to the hall bath with a tub/shower combo. The lower level bedroom is oversized, with a king bed, and the nearby bonus room has a fold-out queen sofa with memory-foam topper as well as a full-sized crib with organic mattress. The compact lower level bath has a single vanity and small shower.
Complementary internet is accessible throughout the home via Wifi, and a printer is located in the office. A land line with free local calls is installed, and you can stay in touch with the outside world via long distance for $.05/minute while still getting away from it all.
Our home is located on over two acres and includes the lakefront, providing a great workout to those hardy souls who wish to walk up from the lake on our winding (and steep!) private trail. Less ambitious guests can enjoy wildlife and Eastman Lake from the two large decks. During the summer months, walk down to the swimming beaches or head over to South Cove to rent a paddleboard or kayaks and explore the lake from the water.
The use of some Eastman amenities such as the gym, indoor heated pool and beaches/playgrounds are included at no extra charge; others are available for a reasonable fee. Horse-back riding, summer day camps, and other seasonal recreational activities are available nearby; just ask us for recommendations!
Additional amenities you didn't know you needed: Our automatic generator ensures that storms will cause minimal inconvenience* during your stay. An attached two-car garage with remote opener provides security for your recreational toys and shelter for your vehicle. The Dartmouth Coach provides convenient and luxurious service to Boston-Logan airport and to New York City. Car rentals are available locally or at Manchester, Lebanon and Boston airports. We are pleased to provide a list of other reliable vendors (car service, catering, babysitting, farmer's markets, shopping) upon request.+ More