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!
My wife, two kids and I rented this cabin last year and came back for a week this summer. We love it! The cabin is cozy, comfortable and clean, everything works, and there are lots of items available for renter use (e.g. cooking stuff, books, vcr tapes/dvd's, floats, patio chairs/table, rowboat w/oars and lifejackets, charcoal grill). The lake and water are beautiful, lots of wildlife (we've seen loons, eagles, and an otter among other things), the fishing is great, there are rope swings on the islands, and the neighbors are friendly and very courteous (meaning: quiet at night). There is also lots to do in the area; there are many mountains close by. We plan to rent again next summer - very highly recommended!
Wonderful Lake Todd!
My wife and 2 boys (age 13 and 10) just came back from our second season, week-long visit to this charming house on Lake Todd. The house feels very secluded, nestled in pines about 100 yards from the lake's shore line. The main road is only about 500 yards behind the house so access to all of the great activities near Lake Todd and Lake Sunapee is easy. If you want quiet family time on the water, this is great place for you! There is an island in the middle of the Lake with a fantastic rope swing and wild blueberry picking. It is an easy row of about 5 minutes from the private dock to the island. We went there every day. The house itself is snug but very comfortable, clean, and well appointed. Internet access was no problem. But make no mistake, you will want to stay "off the grid" while relaxing at Lake Todd. If you are an early riser you will experience the incredible sunrise in front of the house over the lake each morning. Truly spectacular!
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
This is our 4th year renting this lovely cabin on beautiful Lake Todd. We look forward to escaping NY each summer for a well-deserved vacation. We always feel like we are "home" when we pull off Rt. 103 onto Alsubet. We appreciate how well maintained this property is year after year - thanks to the very thoughtful and helpful owners. The photos on this website tell it all - what you see is what you get. Fishing on Lake Todd is great and keeps the "menfolk" occupied while the ladies go into New London for a shopping day. There is an ample supply of hard-cover and paperback books for your reading pleasure with a note from the owners that if you're in the middle of a paperback when it's time to go home - take it along with you! We love the peace and quiet most times but then someone always has to check their email or hop on the Internet for a restaurant recommendation so the wireless Internet is greatly appreciated. If you're here at the right time of year, you must row out to "Blueberry Island" in the middle of Lake Todd and fill up buckets with wild blueberries. A meal at Johnny Appleseed's right down the road is a must. If you're looking for a relaxing week away from the hustle and bustle and want to get back to nature - this is your place!
Cozy retreat for two
We stayed in this cottage for a much needed retreat from all the email, computers, phones etc. It was a peaceful paradise once we resisted the urge to check in with their wireless service. Cozy, comfortable and brimming with nature....One morning, we took the boat out and saw a magnificent bald eagle sitting on the island. We drifted slowly up to it until we were practically below the tree it was sitting in. Wow! It inspired us and we spent more time boating on lake Todd and hiking Mt Kearsarge. The kitchen is well equipped. The views are lovely. We loved the loons at twilight. In the recent past, we have travelled to the Adirondacks to escape but I think we are New Hampshire converts. We will definitely be back. Thanks for a great getaway.
What a charming location, great value!
What a great little retreat! We really enjoyed the secluded cabin in the woods with a great private beach! We loved the privacy of the cabin and the area around it. Lake Todd is a beautiful spot and we enjoyed fishing right off the dock. We were early and the water was still cold, but still got in for a swim in crystal clear water. Sitting on the deck at sundown listening to the loons on the lake and waking to birdsong was a wonderful treat!
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!
We had a wonderful week away from our hectic lives. The cabin was adorable, spotless and very comfortable. We had morning coffee and afternoon cocktails overlooking the lake. We swam, used our kayaks, and rode our bikes to Lake Sunapee which is so beautiful. Reading on our private beach and just falling asleep was a favorite too. We were unfamiliar with the area and the owner could not have been more helpful in directing us to great places to eat, sight-see, and do some antiquing. We have great memories of our time at Lake Todd, and great photos to prove it.
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
Additional information about rental rates
|Refundable damage deposit||$200|
Weekly rental is $950 and the week runs Saturday to Saturday.
Payment by check.
- Available arrival
- Available stay (no arrival)
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.
- 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.