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Pinestead Farm Lodge
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“Great environment”
Reviewed 26 April 2009

Very nice place, has everything what you need in a rustic setting. We spent 2 nights of our NH/Maine trip at the lodge, marvellous piece of land to stroll around between intruiging machinery. The owners were very nice people, very helpful in suggesting us some nice walks we managed to do in the (unfortunately) short period of time we were there.
Would definatley recommend this place to people visiting the area!

Stayed April 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 September 2008

I went from TX to NH to visit my daughter & grandchildred. We decided very last minute to go the the White Mts. for Labor Day wk-end. Grandchildred ranged from 9 yrs. to under 2 yrs. We were fortunate to find availability. The area was beautiful. The farm was well kept, room were very clean. It is a farm, so nothing fancy, however; for the money we saved and the proximity to all we wanted to see & do, it was great. We had living area, 2 bedrooms, and a very nice kitchen. Local attractions were within driving distance. We hiked & did sightseeing every day. The mattresses were a bit hard, and the couch not too comfortable. The owners were very pleasant & helpful, great porch & rockers for a late evening glass of wine. There was even a small play area for the kids with swing & slide. I would highly recommend for anyone who doesn't need room service & likes saving money.

  • Liked — great value for the price
  • Disliked — matresses a little hard
  • Stayed August 2008, travelled with family
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 18 March 2008

I have been using Pinestead for winter ski trips for families for 7 years now and truly consider it a home away from home.

The four efficiency units are very simple, the furnishings eclectic, and the spaces between the units are unheated but it is spotlessly clean, the beds are comfortable, the showers hot and the rooms themselves are well heated. (Not airconditioned though for summer visitors!) Best of all, Bob and Kathleen Sherburn are welcoming and accommodating and full of wonderful stories and endless advice on what to do, where to go in the area.

Pinestead makes a great base for winter (or anytime) fun in the Whites. The lodge is located just down the road from the Franconia Inn and backs onto the Inn's network of XC ski trails. It is 12 minutes from Cannon Mtn for down hill skiing, 35 minutes to Bretton Woods (down hill and XC), 35 minutes from Loon and Lincoln.

The farm also has great appeal for kids with chickens, horses, maple sugaring and a large garden to explore (depending on season)

We come with groups of 10-25 people and take over 3-4 of the units at a time, using one (Pantry) as our cooking and socializing area and the others for downtime. We usually bring most of our food from home but the supermarket in the center of Franconia offers most everything you could want at reasonable prices.

If you're looking for a clean, comfortable, welcoming place to lay your head, I heartily recommend Pinestead. If you're looking for the Ritz... or even a Holiday Inn (with tv's, phones etc)... look on.

  • Liked — rustic comfort
  • Disliked — poor cell phone reception
  • Stayed March 2008, travelled with family
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Connecticut
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Reviewed 18 August 2007

Pinestead Farm Lodge is a rustic, inexpensive self-service lodge in one of the most beautiful areas on the planet. The units are set up with 3 bedrooms, and shared common space, well-equipped kitchens and baths. The amenities are very simple, emphatically NOT luxurious, but the setting is outstanding, it's quiet and peaceful, and the family that runs the lodge (and the farm on which it is located) are delightful. Bob and Kathleen Sherburn have a maple sugaring operation, woodlot and large gardens in addition to the lodge. Kathleen owns Pinestead Quilts (a store in nearby Lincoln, NH) and made all of the quilts for the lodge beds. They are both avid hikers, and knowledgeable about area hiking trails. There is fine hiking right outside the lodge, and endless excellent trails a short drive away. There are a number of tourist attractions and shopping opportunities nearby, plus skiing (x-c and downhill), horseback riding, golf, mountain biking, boating, etc.

Buying food at nearby stores or farmstands and cooking at home (or eating at local restaurants), it's possible to have a truly outstanding culinary experience. There is a grill available for guests' use, and sometimes even local wild berries and mushrooms.

Pinestead is not for everyone - there are no private bathrooms, no meal service, no tv or internet access, no fancy anything.

  • Liked — Simple and clean, inexpensive
  • Disliked — not much kitchen counter space
  • Stayed August 2007, travelled with friends
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Property: Pinestead Farm Lodge
Address: 2059 Easton Rd, Franconia, NH 03580-5115
Region: United States > New Hampshire > White Mountains > Franconia
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Ranked #4 of 8 Speciality Lodging in Franconia
Number of rooms: 11
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Pinestead Farm Lodge Franconia, NH - White Mountains

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