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Classic Old Squam Lake Cottage

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5.0 / 5Exceptional
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    About this area


    Located in Holderness, this cottage is on the waterfront. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Lake Winnipesaukee and White Oak Pond, while Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook and Meredith Children's Museum are cultural highlights. Traveling with kids? Consider Funspot Family Fun Center and Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad.

    Getting around

    • Manchester, NH (MHT-Manchester-Boston Regional) - 80 min drive

    About this property

    Classic Old Squam Lake Cottage

    1920 classic old camp on Squam Lake..sandy beach for kids..dock for boat and swimming...great views from porch and dock..a special place on a very special lake...the cottage sits up on a point with a 180 degree view of lake..we have 12 acres and 600 feet of lake frontage so it is not we are way off the main road...we have been here since 1963 and it is hard to find a better location...

    Entire place

    You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

    Property manager

    Owner John and Nancy Conkling

    Speaks English



    Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM

    Special check-in instructions

    Guests will receive an email from the property manager with check-in and check-out instructions.


    Check-out before 10:00 AM

    Children and extra beds

    • Children are welcome.


    • Pets not allowed

    Property payment types


    Important information

    You need to know

    Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
    Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
    Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
      Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited.

    Property is also known as

    • Classic Old Squam Lake Cottage Holderness
    • Classic Old Squam Lake Holderness
    • Classic Old Squam Holderness
    • Classic Old Squam Lake
    • Classic Old Squam Lake Cottage Cottage
    • Classic Old Squam Lake Cottage Holderness
    • Classic Old Squam Lake Cottage Cottage Holderness

    Sleeping arrangements

    Bedroom 1

    1 queen bed

    Bedroom 2

    2 twin/single beds

    Bedroom 3

    1 double bed, 2 twin/single beds

    Bedroom 4

    2 twin/single beds

    Property amenities

    Parking and transportation

    • Onsite parking

    Family friendly

    • Toys
    • Highchair

    Food and drink

    • Refrigerator
    • Stovetop
    • Microwave
    • Oven
    • Toaster
    • Coffee/tea maker


    • 4 bedrooms


    • 3 bathrooms
    • Shower only

    Living spaces

    • Dining room


    • Games
    • Books


    • Heating


    • No pets allowed


    • Smoke-free property

    Services and conveniences

    • Phone

    Location highlights

    • On the waterfront

    Things to do

    • Mountain biking, sailing, and hiking/biking trails nearby


    • Sleeps 7

    Nearby things to do


    The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.
    • Water skiing nearby
    • Mountain biking nearby
    • Hiking/biking trails nearby
    • Windsurfing nearby
    • Sailing nearby


    5 - Excellent
    4 - Good
    3 - Okay
    2 - Mediocre
    1 - Poor

    5/5 Excellent

    Wonderful traditional camp

    The Conkling's place is a proper Squam Camp, with a very traditional feel. The camp is very well sited on a small point, so there is a view of the water in 3 directions, and a lovely breeze that comes through the screen porch. The porch might be the best ever- it is large enough to accommodate people reading, eating, and napping, all at the same time! The kitchen is perfectly adequate for a camp, the living room is a spacious and pleasant place to spend a rainy day, and the master bedroom on the first floor is large and feels very connected to the water. The Agatha Christie collection is a bonus! The upstairs bedrooms are not spectacular but have adequate light and air. There is a full bath in an outdoor building, and an associated outdoor shower. These worked out great for our family, as we spent alot of time on the dock or in the water. The dock and float are nicely sited in clean water that is sheltered by the point, and the small beach is perfect for putting in canoes and kayaks. There are some amazing large pines on the property, and lots of blueberries along the waterfront. There are only two negatives about the place, in our estimation. First, though one of the beds upstairs is a double, it is worn out and slopey, so that really only one person can sleep in it. So aside from the comfortable queen in the downstairs bedroom, everyone else is in single beds. Second, there is the matter of the road noise. For people who are sensitive to it, this is an issue along the entire western shore of Squam. This camp is downhill and a good distance from the road, so the sound is somewhat muted. On the screen porch, which is sheltered by the building, it is barely noticeable. But on the dock or out on the water, it can be quite loud. Among the adults in our party, two were quite bothered, two barely noticed, and one became increasingly aware over the course of the week. Based on this small sample I would say that if you are coming from a noisy city or suburb, you will find the site idyllic. If you you are coming from a rural place, you might find that home is quieter. All in all, this is a wonderful camp on a great site, that is well maintained and clearly loved by the family who own it. I recommend it.

    5/5 Excellent

    Gray Stay

    The property is away from it all , just what we wanted! A great place to enjoy and make memories with the grandkids and enjoy the calm area of the lake..........thanks again John and Nancy for sharing your camp

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