Married father of two awesome boys.
Staying at the Flanders Knoll was amazing. When we arrived, the road was a bit slippery but Joshua was very helpful and made sure there was even more sand to help the little car go up the hill the next morning. In fact he was helpful and responsive before we even got there, recommending places and giving full directions that (website hidden) can't. The place is big and was equipped with everything (we even got the chance to borrow their snowshoes). Even when there was a snow storm, the generator started working right away so we never missed electricity nor heating. Location is perfect to enjoy the White Mountains and the city. We had the chance to do some cross-country skiing, snowshoe and hiking and weather was perfect! I definitely recommend this house built by the Spooner Family! Hopefully I get a chance to come back on summer time.
Hillside Retreat is truly a lovely place. Josh and his family maintain this well appointed home that is located on the edge of the White Mountains in Maine. From this location, we managed several amazing hikes in Grafton Notch State park, kayaked on the Keewaydin lake within walking distance of this home, grabbed some great beers at Ebenezer's Pub, and had an overall awesome time.
The home itself is spacious - able to sleep a family - and is located on the top of a lovely hill which affords fantastic views. We had absolutely no trouble and the place is exactly as described. Josh's sister lives locally, and provided us with information and keys. She also graciously loaned us a two person kayak.
If you're looking for a spot in western Maine, look no further.
A really nice family that we can highly recommend. very good handling use of the house and furnishings. We would be very happy if Josh, his wife, his parents and his two nice sons visit us again