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Ryan Townsend

Member since: 2012
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Speaks english

Beautiful Private Getaway!!! Stunning Fall Foliage!!!

24 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Photos and Description of this Rindge holiday cabin

3 bedrooms, 1 bath + convertible bed(s), great bass fishing off the dock

Called 'A little slice of heaven' by one renter, this scenic property we call Higher Ground captures the beauty of rural New England. The cabin is a modernized 1903 cottage with 1100 square feet of comfortable living space that includes three bedrooms, living room, dining room, kitchen and one full bathroom. Fully furnished and delightfully decorated, the living room contains an American Leather sleeper sectional (in fabric and a queen plus size pull out bed) with maximum seating for relaxing. The sizeable screened front porch is also furnished and a great place to watch the exquisite sunsets or enjoy the lake and mountain views. Other amenities include washer, dryer, iron, stove and microwave. Outside, there is a wide 1300 foot hiking trail down to the private lakefront beach. Two kayaks and two paddle boards are available for fishing or recreation. There is a small sand box for the kids as well as a wonderful place to swim, have fun, picnic and relax. With an occasional chime of church bells from Cathedral of the Pines, Higher Ground is a wonderful place to relax and enjoy the beautiful creation.

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Ryan Townsend (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks english

About Ryan Townsend

Higher Ground is owned by Ryan and Heidi Townsend. It is a retreat home that is used for meeting family and friends. We own a furniture and design business and have a passion for creating spaces people will enjoy and love. We decorated Higher Ground with the goal of making it functional as well as serene and beautiful. We hope you come and enjoy this little slice of heaven as much as we do!

Ryan Townsend purchased this cabin in 1996

Why Ryan Townsend chose Monadnock Region

I (Heidi) was raised in Rindge and while returning home to visit family, I stumbled on this beautiful property in 1996. It was nostalgic and reminded me of a summer cottage my parents had owned when I was young. Higher Ground was originally built by a professor from Boston College in 1903 as a summer home. It still had some of his original belongings in the barn in 1996. I instantly fell in love with the charm of the cottage and the beauty of the landscape. Since it borders Cathedral of the Pines, the first day I was there I heard the chimes playing. Instantly, I felt a heavenly tranquility that is still there to this day. It holds some of my most treasured memories raising my children: horseback riding the many trails nearby, canoeing on the lake, hiking, campfires in the evening, swimming in the early mornings and just relaxing! It truly is a retreat from the hustle and bustle of a fast paced life. We hope it will be that for you too. Blessings!

What makes this cabin unique

This property is on a paved road but is completely secluded. It has a 6 acre field as well as beautiful woods to explore. The lake has a 50 foot cleared beach area and has no public access, making it quiet and serene.


based on 24 traveller reviews

Beautiful Private Getaway!!! Stunning Fall Foliage!!!
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 24 reviews

Back home to the mountains and the lake.

  • 5 of 5

What views, amazing privacy throughout the property and especially the beach and super clean. Jessica was there to make sure we have a great get away and I received a call from the owners right before our stay with some helpful tips on what to do.. I would definitely return and refer a friend. A terrifically value.

Many thanks,


  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A very private, safe place for families. There is no need to worry about cars or noisy neighbours.

  • 4 of 5

A peaceful spot.. The waterfront is good for all ages. A slight drawback is how fast it drops off to deep. Children who do not swim well are at a bit of a disadvantage.However, the kayaks and life jackets provided a lot of pleasure. The five minute walk to water might be a problem for those with mobility or cardio issues, but our three generations did well and incidentally got great exercise. The house is elegantly decorated. The kitchen has all your needs and nice big table for meals. TV and WiFI good for ball games, news and kid shows once in a while.Worth the ten hour drive and we will no doubt be third timers.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

Looking for the most relaxing vacation? This is the place. Beautifully decorated cottage with spectacular views. Would highly recommend it!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Romantic Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Higher Grounds could not have been more perfect. Ryan is a fantastic host and made sure we had everything we needed before we arrived. The house is spectacular and the view is even better. We'll definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nashville, TN

Beautiful, Comfortable and Peaceful

  • 5 of 5

We rented Higher Ground as a second location for family members who gathered for a long weekend in September to celebrate my husband's 50th birthday. They loved it - so much so we had trouble getting them off the screened-in porch to the main party site! The view is as lovely as the property. Everything was awesome, and the fold-out sofa bed got raves as the most comfortable ever encountered. My sister-in-law and her husband already are talking about renting it again.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Couldn't ask for more!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely cherished our time at Higher Ground. The home is warm and inviting, with décor right out of a designer catalog. In addition to being beautifully decorated, the kitchen was well supplied and the linens and towels were in ample supply. The access to the lake cannot be beat. Our toddler splashed and enjoyed the sandy, clean, shallow lake access and also enjoyed the safe aluminum dock and sandy chair area. The lakefront fire pit was also a hit. Back up at the house, we enjoyed grilling and eating bug free on the screened in porch, watching the sun set every night. Another nice part of this vacation was that less than 10 minutes down the road is access to a major supermarket and restaurants. Petersborough is close by, as is a friendly petting zoo and easy hiking trails. Perfect spot! We created memories for a lifetime. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Located near Mount Monadnock (the most climbed mountain in the U.S.), Next to Cathedral of the Pines, near Annette state park, numerous hiking trails and many antique shops in the area.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cabin in Rindge, New Hampshire

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Property Damage Protection A$130
Tax Rate 9.0%

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100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin rental in Rindge, New Hampshire

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Lake
  • Lake View
  • Mountain
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Includes a washer and dryer in the bathroom.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed
  • There is a comfortable pull out bed in the sectional.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horse riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • swimming