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On Crystal Falls Retreat, Swimming, Fishing, ATV

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type lodge


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 queen beds, Full/Twin Bunk, 2 Futons, Sofa, Sleeps 11 Including so

The waterfall and gorge roar with power and beautiful white noise. Sit on the deck or open a window and let sound wash over you. Enjoy large open living areas with hardwood flooring and a complete kitchen and laundry. This is a classic New England barn renovated for comfort. Crispy clean, always fresh cotton linens are provided. A grill is located on the scenic deck.

Swim in the Falls, or drive to nearby lakes and state parks. Pets are allowed at pristine, isolated Christine lake. Directions to these places are provided in our welcome brochure.

Easy access to ATV trail "Ride the Wilds" corridor D and Snowmobile trail, "Ridge Riders"

FREE WIFI and Dish Network TV.

More Details

Diane Vinyard
Member since: 2012
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
22 July, 2018

About Diane Vinyard

Once a livery stable for the recuperation of run-down and injured work horses, this historic barn has been renovated and raised decades of the 'Vinyard Clan'.

Why Diane Vinyard chose Stark

Located on beautiful Crystal Falls on Phillips Brook with lots of hunting, fishing, swimming, and located on the newly developed "Ride The Wild " ATV, snowmachine trails. Direct access to ATV and snowmobile trail system from front door. Also within 10 miles of the Jericho Mtn. ATV trail system. Also nearby is White Mountain National Forest's 'South Pond Recreational Area', and Christine Lake. Fifty minutes south to Pinkham Notch and Mt. Wahington. Google Earth to discover all the area has to offer.

What makes this lodge unique

A place for renewal, a place for artists, musicians, writers and seekers.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday lodge rental in Stark, New Hampshire

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only ...
  • There are recycle bins in the kitchen cabinet. Please recycle.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • large, spacious, guaranteed clean and sanitized. Double sink. Full bath
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Queen size beds (1) Queen Tempurpedic. Sleep by the sound of the waterfall in the master bedroom., Queen Beautyrest in 2nd bedroom and Twin/Full Bunk in 3rd room, Twin in den area, Sofa and 2 Futons
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • ski
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Enjoy this classic renovated barn. The historic barn door stands inside as a wall. Read the Harvard Classics or enjoy other books included on a full bookshelf. Play Scrabble, or just listen to the Falls


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On Crystal Falls Retreat, Swimming, Fishing, ATV
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 84 reviews

Northern NH Sanctuary

  • 5 of 5

Our three night stay here was magical. If you want the perfect place to enjoy sleeping by a rejuvenating waterfall, sitting by a fire making s'mores, a short ride for a hike up Mt Washington, exploring antique shops, swimming in the falls, plus all the comforts of home...great bathroom, comfortable beds, roomy kitchen, book a few nights on Crystal Falls Retreat. Our four grandchildren from Alabama absolutely LOVED this place and their experience will forever become a part of their childhood memories.

Don and Diane cannot do enough to make you feel at home and responded to a small issue with the plumbing ASAP, immediately. Would return here again in a heartbeat!

Thank you both, Kim & Otis

  • Review Submitted: 18/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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great place to relax

  • 5 of 5

when you first drive up we were nervous place can use a paint job no access to waterfall from yard not a biggie you cant rally swim in falls,very powerfull.but inside house was great wasger dryer dishwasher 3 bedrooms very well kept lakes close by have to drive.if you are looking for place to relax rhis is the place.if you want to gou out to have some fun half hr drive,would stay again.also not many windows open in house and no screen door to deck which there should be to get full affect of falls.

  • Review Submitted: 16/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Steve. I know you were disappointed about swimming in the Falls. The current is very strong after a rain storm. We have hardware on order for that casement window in the bedroom. Not sure why you couldnt open other windows though. I`ve been wanting hubby to install a screen door on the brook side. . maybe this comment will get him on that ! Thanks again for your stay.
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Great Location

  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay. Prompt responses to questions. Short drive to Jerico State Park. Definitely recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 13/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much !
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Comfortable, Great View!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect place to relax after a day of adventures. Absolutely stunning view off the deck. Home was roomy and the laundry availability was a huge plus.

  • Review Submitted: 07/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Don't be fooled by any lack of curb appeal. Beautiful, spacious scenic rental.

  • 5 of 5

As someone else stated in their review, the photos are deceiving. This rental is far more beautiful and spacious than the photos would lead you to believe. The open floor plan from kitchen to living room gives plenty of space for large groups to socialize without feeling the least bit cramped.

Having 6 guys riding quads all day on this trip made the 1 bathroom a concern for us before booking but I can assure you even with the washer running and doing dishes that hot water was never an issue.

No AC, No problem. The beautiful bay windows give spectacular views of the falls and provide enough cold air to make you throw on an extra blanket in the middle of the night.

We go up to NH every June and are already planning our next stay here and some of us are thinking of coming back up in the fall with our wives.

The rental is right on the Ride the Wilds trail so park your trailer and no reloading until it's time to go home.

Diane is a wonderful and considerate host who offers a lovely clean rental at a modest price. You won't be disappointed if you stay here.

  • Review Submitted: 01/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow ! Thank you so much ! Reviews like this make my efforts rewarding. Thank you for mentioning the large open space in the house. It is an advantage for large groups.
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Amazing falls

  • 5 of 5

Went up with a few of my friends to go riding on the 4 wheelers. There is tons of room to park the trailers on the other side of the fall. Being that close to the river was awesome. Will be coming back soon!

  • Review Submitted: 21/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Corey ! Glad you had a good time.
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Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Christine lake

Located on beautiful Phillips Brook with lots of hunting and fishing access. This renovated barn is within minutes of South Pond recreational area, Christine Lake or Jericho Lake. Climb Percy Peaks or drive 50 minutes south to Pinkham Notch and Mt. Washington.

Access to snowmobile trail system from front door. And now we can offer ATV access from front door!


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee AU$33.7
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$134.8

Payment refunded within 30 days of booking

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.