One of the most beautiful spots in the world, Thoreau country on the Sudbury River..
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Historic family home with acres of meadows & River
Historic family home with acres of meadows & River
9 guests
5 bedrooms
5 beds
4.5 baths
9 guests
5 bedrooms
5 beds
4.5 baths
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Artistic Sanctuary surrounded by 80 acres of meadows and river access, yet a mile from Concord center. Once the famous Hallowell farm, a site briefly owned by Thoreau. Rentable while on the market to sell, rare opportunity.
While Walden Pond is just around the corner, the special combination of proximity to riding trails, and conservation land, is a timeless grand secluded retreat near many fine amenities. No Booking requests without inquiry first. I like to talk about your plans.

The space

A spectacular and rare rental opportunity while this house is on the market. Long or short term rentals are available at the moment.

This New England home is surrounded by brilliant colors reflecting off the Sudbury River, meadows and woodlands abound, and a spot to be enjoyed whatever the season. This is one of the most spectacular spots to see the New England leaves, the winter snows, or the spring colors.

Located in Concord Ma, 20 miles west of Boston and Cambridge it has easy access to schools and other towns and Boston hospitals.
One mile to the train, twenty minutes to Alewife station. This is one of the most beautiful and affluent historic towns in New England. There are so many biking and walking trails, historic sites and the home of Thoreau, Emerson and the Alcotts with near-by Walden Pond. The September issue of Boston Magazine highlights it here: (URL HIDDEN)

This estate, sits atop 40 acres adjoining the river and is surrounded by another 40 acres of conservation land behind it .While you experience a quiet area in the midst of nature, it is one mile to the historic Concord, filled with history,private schools, sites, and shopping opportunities.

The "rustic eclectic", 1905 home is perfect for a large family where family reunions or other holiday gatherings become the setting for entertaining and long term living.

Each one of the five bedroom suites is spacious with its own bath and often fireplace. There is about 7,500 sq. ft of living space plus balconies and screen porches, patios etc..

The turn of the century residence, built as a country summer home sits high atop 40 acres. The panoramic views feed inspiration and is one of the finest in New England with historic provenance, natural beauty and direct access to some fo the most attractive well guarded conservation land in the world. A true piece of Concord history, virtually untouched since described by Thoreau in his magnificent work, Walden Pond.

There is river access and the ability to ride the pontoon or canoes over from the North Bridge Boat House. Walking trails abound. Bikers peddle all over this area and in winter the cross country sking is everywhere.

This is a wonderful comfortable artist's home – a weekend country house and getaway or can be used as a main home with nearby schools and restaurants.

Prices are negotiable depending on length of stay and numbers of people. Looking for the perfect buyer or short term renter who might convert to a long term renter....with proper permitting events are available as well. There is an apartment attached to the house that can be included for a fee.

Guest access

Everything any family who lives there would...the joys of a town in the woods with all the conveniences of history and affluence. You enjoy the entire house and all of the 20 acres down to the river and into the woods.

Interaction with guests

By email and phone quite a bit before they arrive. My caretaker and cleaner are available throughout the stay.

Other things to note

The town is very clear about rentals being for a minimum of thirty (URL HIDDEN) there is as little disruption to the neighborhood as possible. Every effort should be taken to ensure the rental will be quiet with a minimum of activity and an awareness of the neighbors needs as well. Obviously no smoking, no large cars such as buses, loud things like motorcycles etc...things that might be seen as disruptive or loud, fireworks .

Business travel
This listing has essential business travel amenities.

Free parking on premises

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 king bed, 1 sofa bed
Bedroom 3
1 double bed
Bedroom 4
1 king bed
Bedroom 5
1 sofa bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
Check in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)

While there are certain town requirements, I would rather tell you about them before booking to make certain its all clear.


17 Reviews

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Katharine User Profile
October 2016
Karen made us feel extremely welcome. We held a reception for about 40 people after my mother's memorial service which was a great success. The livingroom and diningroom were perfect for entertaining and the local caterer had no trouble working in the kitchen. Everyone had a wonderful time. Several members of our family stayed in the house over the weekend and found the beds very comfortable and the spacious accommodations very appealing. We loved waking up to look out on the beautiful fields and autumn colors in the trees as the sun rose over the Sudbury River. This is a fantastic Airbnb!

Deanna User Profile
October 2014
Our group of former high school friends had a reunion in New England and used Karen's house as our home base. We fell in love with the house - the views from different vantage points were spectacular, ample and huge bedrooms for everyone, comfortable beds to sleep in, huge kitchen where everyone invariably congregated. Cooking and eating meals here gave us more time with each other with the added bonus of working together to prepare the meal and wash up afterwards. The camaraderie that being in this house fostered can not be measured. The awesome views served as backdrops to pictures we took that will remind us later of the wonderful reunion we had at this place.

Joshua User Profile
August 2014
Wonderful place for our large group. Very unique home in a lovely setting.

Agusta User Profile
July 2014
The listing description was spot on and the host Karen made renting this property very easy and welcoming.

Steve User Profile
July 2014
Amazing Location, Views, Locale….Amazing hospitality and communication. I would recommend this estate to anyone looking fore a relaxing spot to spend a few days…or whole month!! Thanks again Karen!

Michele User Profile
February 2014
Karen's home is spectacular. I was truly sorry to leave and can't wait to have an excuse to return. It is obviously the home of artists and world travelers with a keen eye to detail, charm and beauty. Furnishings are extremely comfortable while simultaneously one feels they are living in a museum. My only regret was not having time enough to invite friends and family to enjoy the experience. Karen is lovely and an excellent communicator. Anyone with an opportunity to be a guest in this house should consider themselves quite fortunate.

Patricia User Profile
November 2013
Fantastic place!! We had a wonderful time at his beautiful property. It definitely lives up to the photos and is spacious, historic, and charming with abundant character. The setting is incredible and we enjoyed exploring the grounds and walking to the river. Concord is nearby and has fun shops and historic places to visit. Karen was very easy to communicate with and worked with us on a flexible check-in and check-out. I highly recommend this property.

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Lauren Walters is an entrepeneur- He grew up in Missouri - worked in the US Senate, lived in Concord Ma. for 25 years - chairs a few boards, Education and Technology , Consensus Building etc. - and is now the founder and ceo of 2 Degrees Food - a social impact venture based in …
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