Escape TO 7,000 gated acres... ...Private 18-hole Donald Ross golf course, hunting, our Chef providing your meals, three pristine lakes, & over 50 miles of private non-motorized trails all for you to explore. Comfortably sleeps 12.

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If you’re feeling the need to escape, there’s a place that beckons – Dixville Notch. Bring your family and immerse yourselves in our gated 7,000 acres of majestic wilderness while still enjoying all the comforts of home. Fall foliage in northern New Hampshire looks like the hills are on fire, wildlife abounds throughout hunting season, and we have some of the most un-touched hunting property in northern New Hampshire. Situated on a private lake, this is truly a unique setting ideal for intimate weddings, outdoor activities like foliage gazing or hunting, and connecting with each other. Amazing amenities include unlimited golf on our 18-hole private Signature Donald Ross course that has been maintained to ‘winter cut’. It’s a walking course with breathtaking views into Canada and Vermont. And this is just the beginning…

Stay includes all meals, including four-course dinners, prepared and served by our own accredited Chef Gordon. Dietary restrictions can be accommodated – please let us know ahead of your stay. Groceries are sourced from the local area farmers and markets including the freshest in-season produce and seafood available. In addition, we can fetch fresh, local produce for you during your stay or other items from town if you would like.

The Residence: Our rustic Hale House, a beautiful lodge, is situated on the picturesque shores of Lake Gloriette and offers seven bedrooms, six- and one-half baths, and an enclosed porch overlooking the lake perfect for morning coffee and dining while watching the sunset reflect off the cliffs hung opposite the lake. The house has a fully equipped chef’s kitchen (with cook’s quarters), dining room, beautiful living room, pub room, and a private office/study. One of the bedrooms has a king-sized bed and ensuite bath, three have queen-sized beds and ensuites, one has a full-size bed and shares a bath with two rooms which have three twin beds between them. The residence and property are of course, dog friendly. If you can tear your eyes away from the gorgeous views from just about every window in the house, there is WIFI and satellite TV available.

The Location: A 7,000-acre private playground that you have to yourselves (except for the moose and other wildlife that abounds) – you can enjoy the remoteness amidst some of nature’s most beautiful sights. Some of northern New Hampshire’s most pristine hunting exists on the property with an abundance of bear, pheasant, grouse, white tailed deer, and moose. Want to be active? Enjoy 90km of restricted hiking, biking, or walking trails, or find yourself at one of three small mountain lakes to kayak, canoe, or swim in Lake Gloriette, just steps away from your porch. Rather just relax? Lounge in solitude by the lake, experience birding, fish for native trout, read a book, enjoy a quiet lakeside campfire with storytelling and s'mores during the evening, or simply take in stunning views of the Notch while the hummingbirds and loons entertain you. There are several roads throughout the property that are two to three miles long and are passable if you have an SUV if you prefer to watch wildlife from the comfort of your vehicle. Please note that some of the land is under conservation easements and there may be hikers far out on the property, but nowhere near the Hale House or golf course.

If you prefer to fly in, there is a private airport, Berlin Regional airport (KBML), only 40 minutes away. The airport’s elevation is at 1161.3 feet and its dimensions are 5200 by 100 feet.

Book your stay by emailing us directly or by calling 603-225-0050.

House: 5000 sq. ft.

Sleeps: 12

Bedrooms: 7

Bathrooms: 6

Half Baths: 1

Average price $2,700 (+ NH taxes) per night standard stay with Chef included. 2 night minimum does apply and gratuities are not included. Weekends, Holidays, and vacation weeks may have special considerations/prices due to demand. For parties over 8, it is an additional $100/night per person.

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The Private Signature Donald Ross 18-hole golf course on-site.

Dining on the enclosed porch at the Hale House.

Moose Lake, one of three private lakes on-site that are perfect for kayaking, canoeing, or swimming on a hot summer day.

The view from the Donald Ross golf course; maintained to winter cut.

Lake Gloriette, steps from the Hale House porch.

The 18-hole golf course, a Signature Donald Ross course, is a walking course.

The Hale House, seen here from the shore of Lake Gloriette.

A private office is available within the Hale House.

Moose Lake is a private 43-acre lake on conservation land to kayak or canoe.

Enclosed porch for lakeside dining.

One of the bedrooms with lakeside views.

The view from the steps of the Hale House porch on a sunny summer day.

One of the bedrooms with a king-sized bed and small day bed in the Hale House.

Experience views into surrounding states from restricted hiking trails.

One of the six bathrooms in the Hale House (also has one half bath).

Your stay is dog friendly, with no leashes required.

Build-in features abound with historic Hale House.

Looking through the historic driveway rock archway to the Hale House.

WiFi and office are included with your stay if you need to work while away.

The loons will entertain you daily in Lake Gloriette during the warmer months.

The Hale House is teeming with history.

The view from Table Rock hiking trail, just moments from the Hale House.

Fine dining is included with your stay at the Hale House.

The walls in Hale House are adorned with the history of First-in-the-Nation votes.

A twin bed in one of the Hale House bedrooms.

Bring your bikes, hiking shoes, or snowshoes depending on the season to enjoy 90km of restricted trails.

One of the twin beds in the Hale House.

An ensuite to a bedroom with queen-size bed and closets at Hale House.

One of the bedrooms in the Hale House, furnished with a queen-size bed.

One of the bedrooms with a queen-size bed in Hale House.

An ensuite bathroom attached to one of the bedrooms in Hale House.

The First-in-the-Nation voting sign adorns the mantle in the living room.

One of the original stone fireplaces in the pub room at Hale House.

The full commercial kitchen where our private Chef will prepare your meals.

Moose Lake is a 2-3 mile drive by SUV in summer or by snowshoe in winter and is entirely private and peaceful.

What other guests have shared
The Property

• The Balsams property is being re-imagined by Les Otten, Former Vice-Chairman of the Boston Red Sox and credited with saving Fenway Park

• You will have a gated 7,000 acres to explore and all the comforts of home

• There are 56 miles of private and restricted non-motorized trails

• There are several 2-3-mile roads throughout the property which are accessible by SUV in the warmer months

• Wildlife abounds on the property

• We can work with you to accommodate hunting guide needs if required

• Berlin Municipal airport (KBML), 5200 by 100 feet with an elevation of 1161 feet, is only 40 minutes away

• For your safety, certain parts of the property that are under deconstruction will be off-limits

Your Accommodations

• Our Hale House features 7 bedrooms, 6- and one-half baths, and au pair quarters

• Wi-Fi and satellite TV are available

• One bedroom has a king bed and ensuite bath, three have queen beds and ensuites

• Three of the bedrooms have twin (3) or full-sized (1) beds and these share a bath of their own

• The enclosed porch overlooks the lake and is picture-perfect for dining

• There is a convenience building located by the golf course with a bathroom, dining tables and chairs, and cooler for lunches or sunset dinners and there are several pull carts for clubs

• The golf course has stunning views into Canada, across New Hampshire, and into Vermont

• The kitchen is a fully equipped chef’s kitchen

• The house has a full dining room, living room, pub room, and private office as well

• You’ll have access to laundry during your stay in the house basement if needed

• Linens are all provided

• The residence and property are dog friendly and dogs do not need to be leashed

• The location is ideal for small, intimate weddings

• Price includes your private chef for meals, served on fine china and silver

• All of your meals are prepared by Chef Gordon, whom Les has worked with for 40 years

• Dinners are four-course meals throughout your stay

• All groceries are sourced from local farmers and markets

• The menu is based around the freshest in-season produce and seafood, and any dietary restrictions will be taken into account

• Bring your own alcohol or have us fetch from town

• We can also fetch anything you may need or have forgotten, based on availability in our remote location

• The Hale House will be cleaned and sanitized, mindful of best COVID-19 cleaning practices

• For your health and safety, we will not be providing turn-down service during your stay

• Bring your kayaks, canoes, fishing boats, bicycles, and hiking shoes if you desire

• There are several kayaks and canoes on-site, and we do have several life vests for use as well (it is best to check with us so that we can accommodate your entire party)

• The three lakes have native freshwater trout, two of which do not require a fishing license

• You will be able to swim at the sandy beach

• There is a lakeside firepit just steps from the porch, for evenings telling stories over s’mores

• You can sit on the enclosed porch and watch hummingbirds flit about all-day

• We can be reached at 603-225-0050