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We had a delightful time on our 4 night stay. The location is great--very close to downtown Wolfeboro yet with a private feel. Even though it is directly next door to the Marina it was fairly quiet--perhaps because we were there in mid-Fall.
We enjoyed sitting on the porch watching the ducks. Directly across the bay we watched radio-controlled sail boat races (apparently they occur twice a week). Of course we did our own boating too. We had brought a rowing shell and we used 2 of the provided kayaks to explore the bay.
The house itself is very nice. Plenty of beds. The bed we used (downstairs) was quite comfortable. The kitchen was well supplied with everything we needed.
For fun: the Cotton Valley Rail Trail was easy to reach from the house and provided a lovely bike ride. We also drove up to a hiking preserve near the Castle in the Clouds. The Brook Trail included 8 waterfalls and a great view overlooking Winnipesaukee. In town: we enjoyed crepes at Seven Seas, had dinner at Garwoods on the patio overlooking the lake (great fish tacos), and spent a rainy morning exploring The Country Bookstore which offers coffee and gelato in addition to a great selection of books.
Our one disappointment was that the sunfish sailboat we had planned to use was not operable. (these things happen...) This is the reason we gave 'only' 4 stars.
All in all, a lovely place.
This is the first visit our family has made to the lakes region of New Hampshire, and we were not disappointed. My husband and I traveled with two older teens, and the purpose was to relax and enjoy family time before my son graduates high school.
We loved the cabin. It provided just the right amount of space for the four of us. Not so cramped we were on top of each other, but not so big that we never saw the kids. It was clean, and furnished with most all of the essentials we needed for the weekend. The cabin faces the lake, and the windows provided a great view of the lake and nice breezes. We went mid September so it was a bit cool in the evening, but the heater made it very comfortable.
Our entire family made great use of the water toys provided. We had a choice of kayaks or canoes, and opted for the canoes. Crescent Lake was beautiful and clear, and offered some wildlife visits from a couple of loons. There is also a small channel that smaller boats can use to get over to the larger Lake Wentworth. In the evening we enjoyed the fire pit provided and roasted marshmallows.
The cabin also backs up to the Cotton Valley trail, and it provided a great setting for my morning walks. It is mostly flat and has nice scenery of the lake and wooded areas. Next time I would bring bikes so we could explore more of the trail.
The town of Wolfeboro was quaint and charming. Since it was after season there wasn't a whole lot going on, but it was busy enough to enjoy without the large crowds of summer. Most of the restaurants and stores were still open.
All in all this property provided a perfect weekend get away for the family. Both adults and teens enjoyed themselves.