The SpaceThere are 5 private bedrooms for 14 to sleep comfortably. The third floor has a spacious master bedroom with a King bed, a bright 2nd bedroom with a Queen bed, as well as a bathroom with a tub. The 2nd floor has the 3rd and 4th bedrooms, as well as the main bathroom (which has a separate enclosure for the shower/toilet). The 3rd bedroom has a full bed and the 4th bedroom has a Queen bed. The 2nd floor also boasts the beautiful brick fireplace and comfortably furnished living room. Guest AccessThe kitchen contains all the modern amenities and tools you need to prepare everything from a pancake breakfast and smoothies to lasagna and birthday cake. The dining area and breakfast bar allow enough room to accommodate your friends and extended family. On the 1st floor, you will find the 5th bedroom, which is every child's dream. It has 3 sets of bunk beds for 6 to sleep comfortably! The 1st floor has an additional sitting room with oversized leather furniture and plenty of room to hang your snow gear. You can enter the house from this door, put your ski boots on the boot warmers, slide into your slippers and rest assured that when you are ready to head back out, your boots and jackets will be warm and dry. We also have a quaint reading nook on the landing where you will find a small sharing library (we encourage guests to leave a book they've read or take a book they'd like to read). You will also find a cool retro stereo system with a record player and dual cassette players, so don't forget your 90's mix tapes. Of course, for the more modern music lover, we have a Bose sound system in the kitchen.
We have a 2 decks. The back deck is smaller and allows a shaded view of the lush forested back yard. The front deck is larger and features a large picnic table for enjoying a family meal or having a drink in the sun. Please note there is an external video camera attached to the front of the house. This camera faces the driveway and is used for security purposes only.
Please also note that the glass atrium seen in the exterior photos of the home is not currently part of the usable 2400 sq feel. It will be under construction later this year, and will be part of the new and improved Nest come summer 2016. Interaction with GuestsSince this is our first year owning this incredible property, we aren't able to share photos of it in the Fall. When that seasons is upon us, we will add more images to our profile and hope that our guests share some of their photos with us. As your host, we will be available as needed, but allow you all the privacy you deserve. The NeighborhoodA year-round hub for rugged outdoor adventures and a fine family destination, Bartlett is just a few miles from North Conway, named one of the top 10 US vacation destinations by Lonely Planet for 2015. Bartlett in summer and fall is quintessential New England, with it's covered bridges, local pubs and ice cream shops to visit after lazy afternoon canoe rides or scenic hikes. Of course Bartlett in winter is a dream - you can cross country or downhill ski, snow shoe, ice climb, ice skate and head home to a cozy fire and hot chocolate.
The birthplace of American skiing-
The first Scandinavian immigrants brought stiff leather boots and gumption to ungroomed, wooded trails which have transformed over time into the buffed-out resorts that ring the area: Attitash, Bretton Woods, Cranmore, and Wildcat. Long the darling of seasoned ski bums, Wildcat is finally introducing state-of-the art snowmaking this year.
If woodsy solitude is your quest, check out the vast Nordic trails at Bretton Woods, meticulously groomed and fitted with a warming yurt. Or venture into the backcountry for a taste of the region’s outstanding ski touring. The classic route is the Sherburne Trail at Pinkham Notch, built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s. The same route takes die-hards up to Tuckerman’s Ravine for steep spring skiing (experts only). For après-ski, hit the friendly Moat Mountain Smokehouse & Brewing Co, a rambling old home serving half-pound burgers and craft brews made onsite.
When the snow melts and springtime arrives, the maples are tapped and sugar shacks collect buckets of sap. Ask around for their backroads locations and you can fill up with fresh syrup direct from the source.
A summer bounty-
Hikes in the Whites and lazy canoe rides down the Saco River define the relaxed summers here. But there’s also a wild side. While the 500ft cliff face of Cathedral Ledge attracts pro climbers, there’s also room for newbies. Longtime local outfitter IME (International Mountain Equipment; (URL HIDDEN) provides instruction and offers popular summer climbing camps for kids.
In recent times, the ski resorts have buffed out their summer offerings, with mountain coasters, zip lines and mountain bike access. Attitash has added the longest single span zip line in North America. Families flock to the homespun-style theme park Storyland, known for its carved storybook characters, wooden playhouses and rides.
The northeast’s highest peak, the lofty Mount Washington (6288ft) is known for some of the wildest weather in the hemisphere. The summit observatory has clocked winds of 231mph. You can take the easy approach, via the cog railway, from the base. There’s also an auto road with swirling hairpin turns making the vertiginous climb to the bald summit. On top, visit the free Weather Discovery Center ((URL HIDDEN) and chat with the on-site scientist. Those really into storm tracking can plan an overnight stay.
Hiking options abound, whether it’s scaling Black Cap, a favorite day hike to a rocky summit in town, or exploring the numerous 4000ft peaks in the Presidential Range. The AMC (Appalachian Mountain Club; (URL HIDDEN) provides information on trails and overnight hut reservations. If all this hoofing wears thin your treads, stop in at Limmer Boots ((URL HIDDEN) a family workshop that has been crafting custom-made hiking boots for nearly a century.
Fall foliage peaks between late September and early October, when blazing colors alight the great northern forests. Take it all in with a driving tour through the White Mountains on the Kancamagus Highway, a masterpiece of rural New England splendor. Access this 26.5-mile route that locals dub 'The Kank' from nearby Conway. Another fall favorite is the Conway Scenic Railroad, which runs between North Conway and Bartlett. A highlight is stopping at the White Mountain Cider Company ((URL HIDDEN) a favorite breakfast spot that also serves warm cider donuts and sells plump pumpkins in fall.
Unexpected cold spells can throw off leaf peeping season by weeks. Those willing to play your visit by ear can time it right for peak season, but be aware that it’s the most popular time of year for visiting. To get it right, keep tabs via New Hampshire’s foliage tracker app. Getting AroundWhen visiting the White Mountains, you will definitely want an automobile to take you to and from all of the amazing adventures that await. Other Things to NoteTax free or die
Tapped out on every license plate is the New Hampshire motto ‘Live Free or Die.’ One way the state actively manifests its rugged individualism is by not charging sales tax. Visitors can best take advantage by hitting Settlers’ Green, a shopping complex that offers over 60 factory outlet stores. This is the place to find deals at a number of mainstream stores and the outdoor clothing and gear to get you on your next adventure.