House, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, 4 Sleeps
Nestled on Lake Todd a 200 acre lake that supports three islands and
has great fishing, this charming cabin offers a quiet spot for families with
small children and for those that want to get away. Perfect for a summer vacation, Lake Todd is located in Newbury, New Hampshire - just seven miles from Mt. Sunapee which offers hiking and bike trails and it is about 30 miles to Monadnock State Park.
Mt. Kearsarge State Forest is about 15 miles away in the town of Warner and has a wonderful short hike from Rollins State Park with fantastic views on the way to the top, and if you find the weather tower open, you can see Vermont and the White Mountains. On the way to the park stop at the Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum which has family activities and educational tours.
Travel time from Boston is about 1.5hrs and Manchester Airport, Manchester, NH is about 45 minutes away. Easy commute up rte 93N to rte 89N and take exit 9.
We love it!
About the Owner
5 based on 6 traveler reviews
We love it!
Wonderful Lake Todd!
The house's owners have been incredibly easy to work with, supportive and helpful - and are truly nice people with whom we have developed a lovely friendship.
Lake Todd is perfectly located for a variety of day-long excursions. Lake Sunapee and Sunapee Mountain (a year round ski and family activity destination) are only 10 minutes away. There is very good dining in New London and Henniker, both about 20 minutes by car. An almost infinite number of other mountain and water activities are within an 1 to 2 hour drive or closer
We highly recommend this house and location for a quiet get-away, family fun, outdoor activities, fishing or just sitting on the house's large deck in the shade with a good book.
Home Sweet Home
Cozy retreat for two
What a charming location, great value!
The cabin was absolutely as advertised. We appreciated the homey atmosphere, cabin-appropriate furnishings and kitchen that included everything we needed. The cabin was clean, everything looked well maintained. We did call the owner about a couple of questions and got a very cheerful and helpful response to all of our questions -- some of which had actually been covered in the materials left at the house, but the owners went over them again for us.
We are from Florida and were looking for a rustic but very comfortable spot. And we found it. New Hampshire is not for big city types who are looking for everything shiny and sterile. It's about reconnecting with nature and this spot is one of the best!
We enjoyed outings to Newport and New London, went antiquing in several small towns around Bradford, and climbed Mt. Kersarge. We loved the little cafe in Warner about 5 miles away Caught a sale at the ski shop just up the road that was great.
Peace and quiet with occasional chipmunk!
From the Owner
“In about 1961 our family was on a camping trip in NH. We had not made arrangements for the night of July 4th and came across Lake Todd, purely by accident. We had stopped at a nearby gas station and asked if there was any place to stay. We were directed down the nearby gravel road to a series of small cabins (now gone) and luckily found that one was available. The following year we bought some lakefront land and subsequent years added on to our original purchase. In 1977 we purchased the adjacent property with the cabin on it and renovated the building as well as the property around it. Now there is a perennial garden, stone wall and a large private beach.”
Activity and Interests
Lots of outdoor activities including rowing out to the islands in the boat provided, swimming in warm lake water, canoeing, and hiking trails in the area are on Mt. Sunapee, Mt. Kearsarge, and further out Mt. Monadnock. While on Mt. Kearsarge visit the Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum and then take an easy hike up to the weather station where on clear days you can see Vermont. Located 7 miles from the cabin is the Lake Sunapee Harbor for lake cruises and restaurants.
Take the Mt. Sunapee Ski Tram in the summer to see the Lake Solitude at the top of the mountain or hike several trails from Newbury that will take you to the lake and the peak. Visit The Fells, historic house of John M. Jay, private secretary to President Lincoln in Newbury just 7 miles away and enjoy the beautiful perennial gardens and walking trails that lead to Lake Sunapee.
Visit the cozy town of New London for shopping and fine dining and play a round of golf at Little Lake Sunapee. Also check out summer theater at the New London Barn Playhouse. Take an hours drive to visit the very fine Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth College and while there have fun shopping in this busy, quaint New England college town. On the way, take a small detour and visit the Enfield Shaker MuseumVisit historic Concord, the state capital, just 30 minutes away with it's impressive State House crowned by a gold topped dome. And 20 minutes from Concord is the famous Canterbury Shaker Village.
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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable damage deposit $200
Payment by check.
Weekly rental is $950 and the week runs Saturday to Saturday.
From the Owner
“Lake Todd is a unique private lake. We have a large bird population, loons every summer nest on one of the islands and we have an eagle that has visited for several years. The lake is small enough to row around the perimeter and look for turtles sunning on fallen logs and in July there are enough blueberries for everyone. You can swim out to the islands from our beach if you're a moderately good swimmer. The lake is quiet and after a day of sightseeing or hiking, it's a very peaceful place to be. We do offer Wi-Fi, but no cable TV - this is a place to relax and reflect.”
- Dining Area
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- Lake View
- botanical garden
- coin laundry
- live theater
- bird watching
- paddle boating
- scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
- freshwater fishing
- mountain biking
- mountain climbing
- 700 sq. ft.
- 1 Bathroom
- Bathroom 1
- 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
- Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
- Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
- Outdoor Grill
- Guests provide their own meals
Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website
- The cabin is waterfront and has it's own very private large beach with row-boat provided for going out to the islands. Master bedroom has one queen size bed and second bedroom has two twin beds – you supply your own linens and towels. The kitchen is fully equipped with dishwasher and microwave. Newly finished wrap-around deck has great views of the lake. Barbecue and picnic table are located on the beach. Wireless Internet is available. The cabin has been recently renovated with new wood floor, carpeting and new bathroom.