The Crocker Pond House was designed and built by Stuart Crocker, Architect, to provide a bed and breakfast retreat with beauty inside and out. The shingle-style house was designed to be harmonious with the fifty acres of pine and birch which surround it.
The house invites the natural world in, and it invites those inside out onto patios, decks, and lawns with its views to surrounding trees and distant mountains, our little pond, and the occasional moose.
The Crocker Pond House is a friendly place for restoration and renewal. You can talk in front of the fire or on the porch, or find many spots indoors and out for solitude and quiet. You will have easy access to shops and ski slopes and still be away from crowds and clamor.
The Crocker Pond House incorporates the nostalgia of the Maine "cottage" with contemporary comfort. Each room has a private bath, phone, and southern views to the mountains. One room is fully wheelchair accessible, with roll-in shower and deck.
At the Crocker Pond House you will wake to classical music and a full hearty breakfast, featuring Stuart's special pancakes or other house delights. If you want to nestle in bed and read, we'll deliver you a breakfast tray.
In the summer you can relax by the pond, listening to birds during the day, tree frogs at night. You can sit under the trees or walk the trails in the woods here, or hike in the White Mountains or the Mahoosuc Range. We will make arrangements for guided canoe trips on nearby rivers and lakes, or we can direct you to the golf course back in town, if that is your wish.
This is the ideal hopping-off place for leaf-peeping in the fall through Evans Notch, Grafton Notch, and the Rangeley area. In the winter you can skate on the pond, Cross-Country ski on the trails here, or head off for nearby Sunday River, where you will find the finest downhill slopes in the northeast.
Yankee Magazine, The Best of New England 2010 issue