Our 3-bedroom vacation retreat sits on 30 private acres in the heart of New Hampshire’s White Mountains, making it an ideal setting for families with kids and dogs, couples, groups of friends, romantic retreats, and for anyone who wants to explore the region’s many outdoor recreational activities. Large windows and the spacious wraparound deck take full advantage of the spectacular views of the surrounding mountain peaks and valleys. Sunrises and sunsets are magnificent! The spacious interior of our architect-designed, executive-quality residence is exceptional, with a double-story great room, floating stairway, striking double-chimney Russian fireplace, jetted tub in the master bath, and two-person indoor sauna. The chef’s kitchen is fully equipped with all that’s necessary to whip up a snack or a gourmet meal. Outdoors, explore the trails on the property, roast s’mores at the campfire ring, or play horseshoes. In the fall, a short walk down the hill takes you to the nearby apple orchard and cider press.
On a private road at 1,500 feet elevation, our contemporary home is ideal for a family getaway when you’re looking for a comfortable base to return to after a day of adventuring with the kids. The Great Room with fireplace and the full kitchen and family dining area are on the main level, with bedrooms on the second level, so you can put the kids to bed and relax downstairs. A full-size washer and dryer make cleanup easy after a day of exploring. Dozens of attractions are within easy driving distance, including Santa’s Village (children’s theme park, 15 minutes), the Mount Washington Cog Railway (30 minutes), zip-lining and canopy tours (30 minutes), and Franconia Notch State Park with its aerial tramway (45 minutes).
Our kid-friendly home is well stocked with board games, video games, books and toys, and a comfy Bean Bag chair to snuggle into. The ping-pong table in the basement is a huge hit! Older kids can explore the marked trails on the property, play Frisbee or horseshoes on the large lawn, or use our snow sleds in winter. Toddlers can romp and run around just outside the house, or enjoy a bath with our fun bath toys. Santa’s Village, with multiple water features and rides, is 15 minutes away. Waterfalls and numerous trails for walking and hiking are nearby. Forest Lake is a 15-minute drive. Muddy Paw Sled Dog Kennel offers year-round sled dog rides (15 minutes). Chutters in Littleton is home to the World’s Longest Candy Counter (30 minutes). Snowboarding, downhill and cross-country skiing, mountain biking and white-water rafting are all less than an hour’s drive away.
Couples, groups of friends, mother-daughter weekends, and small family gatherings will feel right at home. The chef’s kitchen has a large island, two ovens, two stoves, three sinks, lots of counter space and every appliance needed to turn out full-course meals or simpler fare. The kitchen is wonderful for friends or family to collaborate on preparing a holiday meal. The ample Great Room furniture is ideal for group conversations.
A private retreat any time of year, The Bray Hill House is situated just 30 minutes away from both the hip town of Littleton with plentiful dining options, a covered bridge and shops to explore, and the quaint village of Bethlehem with art galleries, a movie theater and performing arts center. Dozens of other activities like farmers markets, summer band concerts, farm-to-table restaurants and historic attractions are nearby. Several micro-breweries are a 15- 30 minute drive.The house lends itself to leisurely walks on the property’s trails along old stone walls, morning coffee on the deck, snuggling in front of the Russian fireplace on chilly evenings, and relaxing in the two-person indoor sauna or master bath jetted tub. Step onto the private enclosed porch off the master bedroom to look at the stars before turning in for the night.
Fido and Flossie deserve a vacation, too! Our home welcomes dogs and we provide all the necessities so you don’t have to pack them, including an extra-large dog bed, along with dog towels for wiping paws, food and water dishes, and poop bags. Dogs are welcome to go off-leash on our property if they will stay nearby. The Pondicherry Wildlife Reserve (20 minutes) and Mud Pond (5 minutes) have easy-to-walk trails with lots of new smells for your pooch to explore (on leash) and lots of birds and other wildlife for you to enjoy.
The White Mountains are popular year-round as a mountain getaway renowned for spectacular views, crisp mountain air, and dozens of outdoor recreational activities. As our guests, you are in the heart of a region celebrated for its world-class hiking trails, award-winning golf courses, downhill and cross-country skiing, biking trails, summer theater, amusement parks, zip-lining, white water rafting, canoeing, fishing, state parks and tramways. The Weathervane Theatre (15 minutes), a summer theater at its best, has shows for adults and kids in July and August. The Crawford Path (40 minutes) on the flanks of Mount Washington is the oldest hiking path in the United States. Six golf courses, including the Donald Ross-designed Mt. Washington course at Bretton Woods and the Waumbek in Jefferson, the state’s oldest golf course, are all under 45 minutes away. Casual dining for families with kids and fine dining for a special evening out are as close as a 15-minute drive. Boston and Montreal are both a 3-hour drive away; Manchester-Boston Regional Airport and Burlington International Airport are 2 hours away.
Perfect mountain retreat!
This gorgeous home is exactly as advertised - the views are breathtaking and the house is clean and well-fitted with everything you could need...The kitchen has everything you need to cook and enjoy a delicious meal. The grill was great and the fire pit was the perfect way to unwind at night...Our visit to the Bray Hill House couldn't have been better. — Amy M., Massachusetts