The cabin, built in 1936, is a very calming, simple, and slightly rustic home. It sits on a hill and is surrounded by stunning views, a newly seeded meadow, 50 private acres of forest, and a 10,500 acre contiguous block of protected lands including Miller State Park, Wapack National Wildlife refuge and the Temple Mountain State Reservation.
You enter the cabin through the front hall, with its mid-century modern desk and country bench. Connected to the hall is a large kitchen and a big double height main-room, with a lovely large stone fireplace. The main room has a dinning table, a sitting area, a quirky mix of art on the walls, shelves of art & design books, and incredible views that extend all the way to peaks in Vermont. The bathroom, bunk room, and master bedroom all also lead off the main hall. The downstairs bathroom has a claw foot tub and a high pressure rain shower head. The bunk room has two bunks, a ping pong table, and large windows looking out to the forest and stonewalls beyond. The master bedroom has a plush California king bed, oak furniture, and another incredible view. There is also an upper floor, with another bedroom, another bathroom and an office, which all have fantastic views. The cabin is the perfect place for a romantic getaway, watching the Fall leaves change, or as a writer or painter's retreat. The cabin is close to skiing, swimming, many hiking trails, and the nearby town of Peterborough, which is a lovely New England village. Boston is also only an hour and twenty minutes drive away.
The cabin shares its road with two other houses, however, they are far away and the cabin is the last house up the hill, so your privacy is absolutely complete. There is also no television, since this is really a retreat from modern life.
Lastly, during the peak snow months, we have a snowplough man, who will clear the driveway whenever there is excess snow, however, four wheel drive cars are also very strongly advised. Late May and Early June can be black fly season in Northern New England; however, the cabin has a good breeze, so it hasn't ever been a big problem here.
|Room type:||Entire home/apt|
|Bed type:||Real Bed|
|Extra people:||$25 / night after 2 guests|
|Minimum Stay:||2 nights|
|Weekly Price:||$2000 /week|
|Monthly Price:||$7000 /month|
|Check In:||3:00 PM|
|Check Out:||12:00 PM (noon)|
Wonderful experience! Luke is a great host. Even though he was away at the time, he made sure that we felt right at home - and we did. The cabin is as described, plus some more. The photos don't do it justice. We will be back soon. Thanks Luke!
Luke's cabin is an incredible place to stay. Not only is the area and view unbeatable, the cabin itself is perfect. Thousands of books, large kitchen, fireplace, outdoor deck, large comfortable bed, best views I have seen in a long time. When we stayed there was plenty of snow around, so we were even lucky enough to go snowshoeing around the local area. The cabin feels like you are on a mountain in the middle of the woods, but it is only a 10 minute drive to peterborough, which is a brilliant little town as well. Nothing could be improved with this cabin. Thanks Luke!
This is an exquisite place for a getaway in any season. In the winter (when we went last week) it feels like an oasis of warmth and good taste (and an incredible library) in a snow-capped wonderland. In the Fall (when we went briefly, once before), and in the summer, it is as, if not more charming. If you love books then this is the place for you. And if you love reading in front of a fireplace, then even better.
Luke is a perfect host, very attentive and hospitable. I can't think of a better introduction to New Hampshire.
Great place, Luke was great. Felt very comfortable and at peace. I would very much consider going back.
Went swimming, hiking and the kitchen is the best.
Thank you and to anyone reading this, I think you will truly enjoy this place.
This cabin was absolutely great. Really unique charm, amazing view, and Luke provided all of the details we needed well in advance. Unfortunately he was away when we were there (it would have been great to meet him), but he responded to emails and phone calls very promptly whenever we had any questions about how anything worked.
I grew up in this town, and his recommendations on what to do included a number of places that I hadn't heard of and look forward to visiting on my next trip to the area.
This is a great little weekend getaway, as the town has a lot of charm and with a number of great hikes, shopping and more. Or you can just relax in the cabin and take in the panoramic views (waking up and seeing the view directly from the two bedrooms was amazing). Add to that there are bookcases full of books, a great fireplace and a bunch of nice amenities including a clawfoot tub, washer/dryer and a nest thermostat. We definitely could have stayed a few more days and would recommend it to others.
Charming cottage decorated with a fascinating collection of quirky and fun art and objects. Luke was away on a business trip, so we didn't have a chance to meet -- which was the only disappointment. Stunning setting, comfy beds -- a perfect getaway.
Beautiful cabin in a great mountain setting. Amazing view overlooking a valley, with hills off in the distance. Decor showed impeccable taste and there are plenty of books to read. My wife and I were there for an anniversary and she was blown away by the whole experience.
Luke was very easy to contact and left us plenty of information on local activities and places to eat. We were so enamored with the cabin that we ended up spending most of our time there, other than a short trip to the grocery store 10 minutes away.
We have found our new favorite getaway and it is only an hour and a half from Boston. Cannot wait to go again!
My group and I had a wonderful stay at Luke's cabin and I cannot recommend his place highly enough. The cabin is immaculate and is located in a very private setting with gorgeous scenery in all directions. Luke has a great taste and has furnished the cabin with beautiful antiques and interesting artwork. The bedrooms were all very comfortable and the main room was perfect for dining, as well as for sitting by the fire. My favorite room was the kitchen, with a great gas stove, an abundance of counterspace, plenty of sunlight and every cooking utensil you could possibly need. One could easily spend the entire visit indoors, cooking, reading and relaxing--but there is also plenty to do nearby, in terms of hiking, swimming, kayaking and looking around the town of Peterborough. Luke made excellent recommendations of things to do in the area and was very easy to get in touch with. Again, I have nothing but wonderful things to say about our stay. We all hope to return on a regular basis. Thanks, Luke!
Perfect get away!
This a brilliant place that exceeded all expectations. Everything from the views, big fireplace, functional kitchen, thousands of books and the absence of a television made ours a very enjoyable stay. Luke was an extremely generous and attentive host.
Highly, highly recommend.