Gorgeous Getaway
House is set in a beautiful location, with stunning mountain and valley views. It has an open floor plan, with one large sun room, dining room, living area, and kitchen on the second level. The house features large windows and a second-level deck along one side. We stayed for four days in mid-October, so fall color was at its peak. Kitchen was well-stocked and well organized; the house was spotless upon our arrival. There were several shelves of bath towels and, although not immediately visible as they are at hotels, numerous bath and shower items logically organized. The area near the house features some of the best hiking, cycling, and scenic drives in New Hampshire. Franconia Notch is a short drive away, as are Loon Mountain and Cannon Mountain. The weather was turning cold, so a morning walk beside Echo Lake was bracing. We had not been to the area for seven years, so a few things were surprising. First, some of the hiking trails are more challenging than we had remembered. Wear good boots. Second, the White Mountain region seems to have been "discovered" since our last visit. Weekend traffic on the Kancamagus Highway was stop-and-go from Lincoln almost all the way to Conway. The parking lots for the popular trails were full; as a result, cars were parked alongside the road on both sides. I suspect that the crowds had something to do with the scarcity of wildlife. A good alternative for animal sightings is to take Route 3 north towards Canada. It's a beautiful drive, scenic and isolated. The town of Littleton has good restaurants, a movie theatre, and many interesting shops. There is a large grocery store at the edge of town as well as a pharmacy and other retail establishments. The house is quiet and away from any main road, but urban amenities are not far away. We certainly recommend this property and would stay there again. One final note: should there be a skiing or cycling mishap of some sort, Littleton Regional Hospital is just down the road from the house, about a three minute drive away.

October 2016
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