Escape TO 7,000 PRIVATE acres... ...with access to thousands of miles of snowmobiling trails and 56 miles of private trails all to yourself, private Chef-prepared meals, accommodations to comfortably sleep 12 people, and on-site secure parking. Machine rentals and guides available in area.

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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. Amazing amenities include direct access to thousands of miles of snowmobile trails and we can refer you to snowmobile rentals if you need. Situated on a private lake, this is truly a unique setting ideal for intimate weddings, outdoor activities, and connecting with each other. We have private, secure parking on site for snowmobile trailers and trucks for your convenience. Dixville Notch gets plenty of snow every year, so if there's snow anywhere in New England, it's here. 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 and wildlife watching exists on the property with an abundance of bear, pheasant, grouse, white tailed deer, and moose. Want to be active? Enjoy over 50 miles of restricted hiking, walking, or snowshoeing trails, or take a snowmobile ride with direct, private access to a trail network of thousands of miles. Rather just relax? Lounge in solitude in the cozy Hale House, read a book, enjoy a quiet lakeside view with storytelling during the evening, or simply take in stunning views of the Notch. There are several roads throughout the property that are two to three miles long and are passable if you have an SUV, but depending on the amount of snow some may not be plowed and may instead be used as snowmobile trails. Please note that some of the land is under conservation easements and there may be hikers or snowshoers far out on the property, but nowhere near the Hale House.

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 603-225-0060.

House: 7000 sq. ft.

Sleeps: 12

Bedrooms: 7

Bathrooms: 6

Half Baths: 1

Average price $2,600 (+ 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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See winter in the North County while snowmobiling and relax back at the cozy Hale House enjoying one of Chef Gordon's four-course dinners at the end of the day.

Dining on the enclosed porch at the Hale House.

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

You'll have direct access to thousands of miles of snowmobile trails to explore, right from the Hale House. During your stay, you'll also have private and secure parking for trucks and trailers.

Lake Gloriette, steps from the Hale House porch.

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

A private office is available within the Hale House.

Enclosed porch for lakeside dining.

One of the bedrooms with lakeside views.

We can direct you to snowmobile rentals if needed.

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

Experience views into surrounding states from private hiking trails.

Furry friends love to explore the trails in the winter, where snowshoeing is preferred for two-legged friends.

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

Build-in features abound with historic Hale House.

Moose Lake is even more remote and peaceful in the wintertime.

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 Hale House is teeming with history.

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

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

Dixville Notch and the surrounding area get plenty of snow, all winter long. If there's snow anywhere in New England, it's here.

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

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

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

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 over 50 miles of private 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 with a queen-size bed in Hale House.

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

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

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

Contact us for details and to plan your stay.


"The Hale House is a great family/friends wilderness getaway where our nine family members were able to create a memorable holiday experience. The historic home is rustic, spacious, and homey and sits on a lake. We had the house to ourselves, but there is staff on the property round the clock readily available for help or questions. We had our own private chef so we didn’t have to give meals a second thought. They were able to accommodate all our food requests and restrictions. All the meals were awesome - fresh, abundant, with plenty of choices – and we are pretty particular foodies!! Chef Gordon also made freshly baked snacks for us to take on our hike up to Table Rock one morning. One afternoon we had a target shooting contest on the property. We also liked the BYOB policy as it made it fun and easy for everyone to have their desired beverages. We made a fire outside in the evening where we enjoyed some pre-dinner cocktails and apps. After dinner there was plenty of room to spread out in the living area, where we exchanged Secret Santa, played games and cards and set up ping pong in the screened in porch. A few miles up the road in the town of Errol we discovered LL Cote’s – an old fashioned general store on steroids where we all shopped for our Secret Santa gifts. We were hoping to snow shoe and hike some more of the many scenic trails but we ran out of time! And when it was time to check out, Chef Gordon had extra croissants for us for the ride home. We really had an amazing couple of days (including our dog!) and hope to revisit in the future." - ANNA & MICHAEL M.

"Thanks to you and the Balsams Team for the hospitality provided while staying at Hale House at The Balsams.

As innkeepers of a historic home ourselves, we truly appreciated the history of Hale House. It feels like you are stepping back in time. The home is so spacious and relaxing and I will admit to taking at least 4 naps while relaxing with our covid bubble family.

We also took advantage of the vast space. We sledded, snowshoed, hiked and even enjoyed an outside fire. The fresh 8 inches of snow while we were there was sooooooo pretty, picture perfect actually." - COLLEEN & DEAN N.

"We had a wonderful time. It was a great experience and brought back many fond memories of when the kids were younger at the Balsams. I must say that the quality of the food and service was outstanding, so kudos to Gordon and the team. I had brought a book with me but it saw little daylight as we spent one day hiking up around the golf course, one day snow mobiling through the beautiful trails of the north woods, one day in the backyard acting like little kids building a snow man, forts and having snowball fights and the final day snowshoeing on the foot and a half of fresh powder.

Being that we had 5 kids between the ages of 18 and 25 with us there was no shortage of energy so the fire pit was sparked up each day as the sun went down and board games followed soon thereafter. One of the more wonderful surprises was how great it was to have our dog Jake with us. It was awesome to watch him to run around and explore all the beauty of nature with us while we hiked and snowshoed.

I know it takes a lot of effort to make such a wonderful experience possible so please pass on our thanks." - ED & SANDY L.

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

• The property has direct access to thousands of miles of snowmobile trails

• 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 snowmobile in the winter

• Bring your snowshoes to explore the property and experience the dramatic views from the mountainside trails

• We can refer you to snowmobile rentals if needed

• 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

• 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

• We can be reached at 603-225-0060


Created with images by freddebackman - "sunset scooter snowmobile" • Kelly Sikkema - "Right pointing sign in a snowy forest" • Thomas Lipke - "untitled image"