Enjoy a Betty Davis Estate experience at the Sugar Hill, NH Butternut Lodge. This inviting Sugar Hill home, built by actress Bette Davis in 1940, retains the character of that grand era, while accommodating family and friends in modern style. Located three miles from Franconia on 22 private, wooded acres overlooking the White Mountains, it is attractively furnished with country antiques, accessories, and artworks. The spacious main floor boasts beamed ceilings, random width pine floors, four picture windows, two grand fireplaces highlighting the living & kitchen/dining areas, an enclosed porch, and full bath. The kitchen is designed with ease of entertainment in mind and offers all that is expected by the gourmet chef. Upstairs are four bedrooms--The master bedroom suite features a canopied queen bed with private attached bath, adjoining single bedroom, and screened porch. Two other bedrooms share a second bath. The unique silo staircase leads from a 1st floor bar to the master bedroom, and then up to a quiet 3rd floor sitting room. An attached garage provides convenient access to firewood. Near to Franconia Notch and Cannon Mountain, which offer winter skiing and diverse Summer and Fall activities. Reserve "Butternut" today and enjoy life as an American icon once did! Franconia Notch Vacations understands... Your Vacations are precious and your comfort is key.
Bedding Configuration: 1 Queen, 3 Twin, 1 Other, 2 Full
Additional Features: * Business: Nearby ATM, Nearby Bank, Nearby FedEx, Nearby Internet Cafe, Nearby Post Office, Near Business Services Center, High Speed Internet on-site * Convenience: Area Fitness Center, Golf Course, Movie Theatres, Near Bretton Woods Ski Area, Near Cannon Mt. Ski Area, Nearby Grocery, Outlet Shopping * Culture: New England Ski Museum, Franconia Historical Museum, Stone Iron Furnace, Franconia NH, Sugar Hill Historical Society, The Colonial Theatre, Bethlehem, Weathervane Theatre * Entertainment: 25" TV or larger, Satellite TV, Stereo System, CD Player, DVD Player, Foos Ball, Board & Family Games, WiFi Signal * Geographic: Close to Town, Secluded, Near Franconia Notch State Park, Near Echo Lake State Beach, Near Cannon Mountain, Near Beach, Near Bretton Woods, Near Mount Washington * Kitchen: Fully Equipped Kitchen, Full Size Refrigerator, Mini-Refrigerator or Wine Cooler, Cookware, Coffee Maker, Dishwasher, Microwave, Toaster, Ice Maker, Wet Bar-Kitchenette, Self Clean Oven * Living: High Speed Internet, Fireplace, Wood burning, Washer & Dryer, Ironing Board w/ Iron, Linens & Towels, Jacuzzi style Jetted Tub * Outdoor: Scenic Valley & Country Views, Wildlife Viewing, Balcony, Charcoal BBQ Grill, Outdoor Fire Pit, Screened Patio or Porch, Tennis
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Butternut Lodge Deborah B. from Marietta, OH recommends this property.
Stayed for 7 days in June, 2015 The Butternut Lodge far exceeded our expectations. The house, grounds and the view were all wonderful. Very peaceful. The location is close to everything the area has to offer. Will definitely recommend it.
Our vacation in the woods A guest from Columbia, CT recommends this property.
Stayed for 5 days in June, 2014 The only thing that I was not completely satisfied with was the bedroom situation. When it was advertised as 4 bedrooms we assumed it would be perfect for 4 couples but it wasn't. One bedroom has 2 double beds and another bedroom can only be gotten to through another bedroom - not a good setup - but loved the place anyway - we made do.
Beautiful but needs a couple fixes Richard M. from Boston, MA recommends this property.
Stayed for 3 days in November, 2012 It was very nice. But the flu needs some fixing - house filled with smoke; and the oven needs a big clean. Also made the house fill with smoke.
Property Manager Response: Response from Franconia Notch Vacations Hello Mr. Macmillan. Thank you much for the feed back as it is most helpful in our maintaining an enjoyable experience for all our guests. We assure that since your departure the oven and stove have both been detail cleaned, with our apologize there. As for the fireplace flues (there are two), they can be a bit tricky to understand and operate so we will be making a 'diections sheet' for each, while also having them both professionally inspected to be sure they are operating as they should. Thank you again for the chance to correct the items you have made mention of.
Butternut Lodge stay Aug 2012 Thomas M. from Ann Arbor, MI recommends this property.
Stayed for 7 days in August, 2012 We were afforded the rare opportunity to stay in both a historical and beautiful setting. We did know that Betty Davis had Butternut Lodge contructed prior to our stay. However, we were not aware that the lodge consisted of transported buildings (Old Barns) from Vermont.Just the home itself and the settings around it were spectacular. We were also pleasantly pleased with the locations proximity to other major attractions within the states of New Hampshire and Vermont. We were able to see several of the famous notches within the state and were able to readily access Mt. Washington via the cog-train.I wish that we had more time as there were still many more things to do within the area.Sincerely,Thomas Marshall
New Hampshire Beauty A guest from West Lawn, PA recommends this property.
Stayed for 5 days in July, 2012 Our family had a beautiful time during our stay in New Hampshire at the Butternut Lodge. The home was clean and well maintained. We enjoyed sitting by the fire every evening and relaxing on the hammock. The views were breath-taking. Very peaceful. Exactly what we were looking for.
Property Manager Response: Response from Franconia Notch Vacations Thanks again for working with us Scott!! and so glad we were able to create the great vaca you'd been looking for. Cheers till next time...
Butternut Ski Weekend Margaret R. from Boston, MA recommends this property.
Stayed for 3 days in January, 2012 The Butternut Lodge was a great place to stay for a close family. The main floor has 2 gorgeous fireplaces and plenty of space to socialize. The flow of the upstairs is a bit challenging unless you are close with the group. One has to walk though bedrooms to get to bathrooms. But great location!
great trip...fabulous property Stephanie B. from Nashville, TN recommends this property.
Stayed for 5 days in December, 2009 Cort was the best. His courtesy and willingness to answer my 1000 questions helped make our trip a wonderful one.
Property Manager Response: Response from Franconia Notch Vacations Thank You Stephanie! It really was my pleasure helping you and all your crew have a great time with yours. When our guests are having fun... so are we and there is no better win-win in our book. Thanks again!!
A little peice of heaven Penny M. from Heuvelton, NY recommends this property.
Stayed for 4 days in November, 2009 We stay in some pretty nice hotels when we vacation as our vacation time is precious to us. We thought Butternut lodge was the best find we have found yet. It was hard to leave because it was so peaceful. Thanks to all who made it possible