USA New Hampshire White Mountains Franconia Listing #21947

Notch Lodge - Franconia, NH

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16 reviews
Max. occupancy: 8 (4 adults) 2 Queen Bed, 4 Twin Bed 3 bedrooms 1.5 bathrooms 2 dog max 
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Mountain-view home with wood stove, close to town & slopes - dogs welcome

Head into the mountains of northern New Hampshire for an enchanting getaway at this dog-friendly home in Franconia. Offering a charming interior with mountain views, you'll have everything you need for a truly relaxing vacation. Return from a day on the slopes to warm up by the woodstove, then spend the evening watching your favorite shows on the flatscreen TV.

What's nearby:
The town of Franconia is one mile from the home and has a market and restaurants and don't miss the Frost Place Museum and Poetry Center located within walking distance of this home. Ski the slopes at Cannon Mountain during the winter, and enjoy seasonal trail hiking when the weather is warmer. During the summer months, hit the waterslides at Whale's Tale Waterpark, just 14 miles south, or race across the treetops and take a guided off-road tour at Alpine Adventures, only 17 miles away. For a truly memorable day trip, explore the world-famous Polar Caves, only 42 miles south of your rental.

Things to know:
Free spectrum cable WiFi
Private gas grill
A Pack-N-Play and high chair (with no tray) are provided
Dogs welcome with a nightly fee
This property is ideal for guests seeking a hassle-free experience. Upon your arrival, the beds will already be made with fresh linens; at check-out, we provide complete garbage service for your convenience
This property is managed by Vacasa New Hampshire LLC.

Other tax number: 063721

You must be 25 years or older to rent this property.





Children's games

High chair



Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling

Central AC

Partial AC

Space heater

Wood stove

House rules


Kitchen & dining






Mountain view





Wireless router

Netflix streaming

Nearby activities & attractions

Downhill Skiing

Golf nearby

On-site activities

Lazy River


Gas grill : Private

16 reviews

Earl T. Sep 2022
Cozy and clean cottage. Ready to vacation and only needed to bring food for cooking and our clothes. Perfect!!
Elisabeth C. Jul 2022
Le chalet est très bien situé et équipé
Très confortable et spacieux
Très bonne gestion de l'accueil
Je recommande vivement
Jason W. Jul 2022
This house was perfect! It was very close to hiking, many other outdoor activities, Mt Washington, good restaurants, and a very nice grocery store. The house did smell a little of moth balls as mentioned in other reviews, but once the doors were open and we had fans running, you didn’t smell it at all! The kitchen is beautiful and had everything we needed and then some. We highly recommend and are definitely planning to stay at this place again!
Manager response:
Hi, Jason! It is so great to hear you enjoyed your stay at Notch Lodge. We do apologize for the moth ball smell. This is something we've been working with since the home joined our portfolio. Local staff will continue to brainstorm solutions. Thank you!
Kelly C. Jul 2022
We absolutely loved that the house was 4 minutes from the grocery store and 93. We loved the front porch over looking the views of Cannon mountain, we spent our afternoons before dinner enjoying a drink out here while we prepared dinner in the kitchen that had everything you needed. It was a great neighborhood to walk the dogs too, everyone we encountered was super friendly. There was AC in all 3 bedrooms which made sleeping comfortable. We can't wait to come back. What a great property. Thank you for sharing it with us. My only complaint is the bed in the master bed was like sleeping on a box spring, all the other beds were super comfortable. We loved everything about this little piece of heaven.
Erin S. Nov 2021
It’s a little closer than we assumed to the main road but the cabin is bright, clean and well equipped. Nice central location to the best of the mountains in the area!
Jeffrey R G. Oct 2021
It was minutes from the State Park and many great hiking and outdoor options. It was clean and spacious. Washer and dryer were a big plus.
Susan B. Jul 2021
This property had a well stocked kitchen for cooking and was clean. The smell of mothballs was strong, the windows needed cleaning and the grass needed mowing. We were concerned with ticks with children and dogs, the mountain view would have been nice with clean windows and we boiled spices in water to rid the mothball smell.
Casey H. Jul 2021
We had a nice stay 3-night stay here with 2 adults, 2 teens, and 2 dogs. Nice view of Cannon Mt. It was a heat wave and there was no AC so that was a challenge. The house has 2 box fans. One of the blinds in the kids' room was missing so it got really hot during the day. We tripped one of the circuit breakers and Vacasa helpline misinformed us about the location of the breaker box, but we were able to find it on our own (in the crawlspace in the basement through the bulkhead- on the plus side the basement is not scary). The boys found a Monopoly game when I asked where they replied, "In the closet that smells like hamsters." A few games and puzzles to pass the time, tv with cable, strong enough Wi-Fi. Kitchen has ample cookware, plates, utensils, etc. but BYO condiments. We pulled a few ticks off the dogs after they came in from the yard, so keep an eye on that if you stay with pets. Love the Franconia Notch area!
Manager response:
Thank you for your review, Casey. We are glad you overall enjoyed your visit and we appreciate your valuable feedback. As indicated in the listing, this home does not offer A/C and we hope the fans provided helped you cool down. We have checked the breaker information in our system and it is correct. We will work to remove any odors in the home and replace the missing blind. We hope we can host you again!
Judy C. Nov 2020
Notch Lodge, very cozy, clean and a great location. It has everything you need. The views were spectacular. We were able to bring “ greatest pup ever” Dublin, our French Bulldog. We enjoyed our early morning walks up Ridge Road where we watched the deers playing in the field and listened to nature’s whispers. We also saw the house of poet Robert Frost “Frost House”. We are looking forward to coming back and skiing at Cannon Mountain. Only downside of the trip is that we didn’t make it long enough. What a great place!
Heather Z. Sep 2020
First, the good. The view definitely looked better online but it was nice to sit and drink a cup of coffee on the deck looking at the mountains. The beds were comfortable and they had enough towel sets for multiple days.
They leave you with a wine opener and deck of cards which I thought was a nice touch. I wish they put that money towards real paper towels and a bottle of some cleaning spray. The house was decent but needs a few things.
Why I personally wouldn’t stay there again.
During the pandemic I feel as though the top blankets should be clean. They were not. I did laundry for the first 4 hours of being there.
Also, dishes and glasses were dirty so I went and bought paper and plastic to be safe.
The grill had chicken on it from the previous renters and The propane would not turn on. The jogger going by as I struggled with it for a while even tried to help. Broken.
The house was super dark at night and it was hard to eat dinner at the table. They need more lighting for sure. Also the Mountain View window should be cleaned between renters. There was finger prints all over the glass.
No cleaning products to be found except a couple of really old dirty looking bottles under the sink. I went and got everything I needed for the house including paper towels because the ones they had fell apart with water.
The house smells of moth balls really bad. I couldn’t stop sneezing in the laundry area especially.
The worst part- every morning we got up for sunrise except Tuesday which was our day to sleep in. It was so hot in the house so we left the windows open. We were woken up at 8am by a very loud lawn mower and dirt blowing in the windows. So that was fun.
With the lack of light in the family room and lack of things to do it would be nice if they had a fire pit so there is something for families after dark. Just my opinion.
I called shorty after to ask if we can check out an hour later so we can grab our stuff after the hike and they said no. 10am is a pretty early check out, especially with a late 4pm check in. I could understand if they were deep cleaning everything but that was not the case at all.
Anyways, I won’t stay here again. However, it’s not unmanageable for a short stay.

Bring cleaning products with you! :)
Manager response:
Heather, we apologize if you felt the home was not on par with our cleanliness standards. While we encourage guests to contact us during their stay so that we have the opportunity to address matters at hand, we understand that you are simply trying to enjoy your vacation and may feel hesitant to bring forth complaints at that time. We appreciate the opportunity to address any outlying concerns with our local team to ensure our service standards are being thoroughly met. We look forward to having another opportunity to host your next visit, thank you.
Amber M. Aug 2020
Thank you so much this home was perfect for getting away during this crazy time! It allowed our family a beautiful way to get away and enjoy summer while staying safe! What a beautiful home and view! Hope to one day return again for another vacation! You helped us to create beautiful memories!
Liz S. Jul 2020
Lots of room to spread out, plus everything needed to cook great family meals was there. Nice to be able to bring the dog too!
We had a great time.
Linda S. Oct 2019
Everything we needed was there for our cooking and eating. No need to bring anything! Near the mountains with lots to do and many nice restaurants nearby. Clean and comfortable. Would rent again.
Constance A. Sep 2019
Very pleasant cottage and super clean. Convenient location and quiet. Rustic furnishings but updated kitchen and baths. Priced a little high but maybe because it was the start of foliage season. Electric heat worked well except for one bedroom. Seems as though the owners use it for a ski camp.
Moshe G. Aug 2019
I stayed here with 3 friends for 4 nights and we loved it. There was plenty of room in the public areas to sit/lay back and relax. The bedrooms were spacious with plenty of closet space. The kitchen was fully equipped for cooking. Overall, it was very nice, not run down, pretty modern, but still keeping a nice almost cabin-like feel with the wood furniture.
Marie D. May 2019
So comfortable, spacious, cozy and felt like home, have privacy but not located away from civilization. It had everything we needed and more. My mom really loved all the small details and decor of the property! She was very surprised and pleased while on her birthday/mother's day weekend. More than satisfied. It's pet friendly too