Twilight at the cottage looking up from the river. - Cold River Retreat - Your Peaceful Refuge  - Sandwich
Like coming home. - Cold River Retreat - Your Peaceful Refuge  - Sandwich
Sit and relax! - Cold River Retreat - Your Peaceful Refuge  - Sandwich
Loveseat for two. - Cold River Retreat - Your Peaceful Refuge  - Sandwich
Different view of living area. - Cold River Retreat - Your Peaceful Refuge  - Sandwich
Dinner by the window overlooking the river. - Cold River Retreat - Your Peaceful Refuge  - Sandwich
Marcel - the cottage mascot. - Cold River Retreat - Your Peaceful Refuge  - Sandwich
Full kitchen with gas range, microwave, 5 cup drip coffee maker, French Press coffee pot, pots and pans, basic spices. - Cold River Retreat - Your Peaceful Refuge  - Sandwich
Coffee! - Cold River Retreat - Your Peaceful Refuge  - Sandwich
Quiet spot to relax. - Cold River Retreat - Your Peaceful Refuge  - Sandwich
Maybe write some poems at the custom finished desk? - Cold River Retreat - Your Peaceful Refuge  - Sandwich
Mantel for electric "fireplace" made from an antique organ. - Cold River Retreat - Your Peaceful Refuge  - Sandwich
Custom bench from antique pump organ panels. - Cold River Retreat - Your Peaceful Refuge  - Sandwich
Queen bed in main bedroom. - Cold River Retreat - Your Peaceful Refuge  - Sandwich
Colorful textiles in the main bedroom. - Cold River Retreat - Your Peaceful Refuge  - Sandwich
Antique twin bed in second bedroom. - Cold River Retreat - Your Peaceful Refuge  - Sandwich
Bath with shower.  (no tub) - Cold River Retreat - Your Peaceful Refuge  - Sandwich
Bath amenities. - Cold River Retreat - Your Peaceful Refuge  - Sandwich
Deck and entry. - Cold River Retreat - Your Peaceful Refuge  - Sandwich
Dinner on the deck. - Cold River Retreat - Your Peaceful Refuge  - Sandwich
View of cottage from road. - Cold River Retreat - Your Peaceful Refuge  - Sandwich
Looking up to the cottage at twilight. - Cold River Retreat - Your Peaceful Refuge  - Sandwich
Ah - the sound of the water over the rocks! - Cold River Retreat - Your Peaceful Refuge  - Sandwich
Rustic stairs down to the river. - Cold River Retreat - Your Peaceful Refuge  - Sandwich
Sunshine on the rocks. - Cold River Retreat - Your Peaceful Refuge  - Sandwich
Wine or coffee by the river, perhaps?. - Cold River Retreat - Your Peaceful Refuge  - Sandwich
Nap in the hammock. - Cold River Retreat - Your Peaceful Refuge  - Sandwich
Recycled metal flower sculpture. - Cold River Retreat - Your Peaceful Refuge  - Sandwich
One of several wind chimes. - Cold River Retreat - Your Peaceful Refuge  - Sandwich
Durgin Bridge right down the road. - Cold River Retreat - Your Peaceful Refuge  - Sandwich
Inside Durgin Bridge - Cold River Retreat - Your Peaceful Refuge  - Sandwich
Lots to do - or just do nothing! - Cold River Retreat - Your Peaceful Refuge  - Sandwich
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Come to the river and wash your cares away! Relax, renew, and refresh. Quiet hideaway for two right on the Cold River located in Sandwich, NH.
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Overview

Cottage720 Sqft
Step out of your car and immediately be embraced by the sounds of the river! Cold River Retreat is a quirky little cottage that sits right beside the Cold River in Sandwich, New Hampshire. Step through the door to a cozy, comfortable space filled with unique art and textiles, all overseen by the cottage mascot, Marcel. This is the refuge that you've been looking for!

The main living area has a wall of windows/doors over-looking the river. On warm days, open them up to have the sound of rushing water fill the space. On colder days, turn on the electric "fireplace stove" for the warmth and cheer. Step into the kitchen, where you'll find basic kitchenware to prepare your favorite comfort food or beverage - or take your cooking outside to the electric grill. Enjoy your meals on the deck or at the dining table by the window.

The main bedroom has a queen bed with comfy bedding. I love to switch things up from time to time, so the actual quilt might be different than in the pictures, but it will always be colorful and comfortable! There's even a USB charging outlet in the lamp by the bed for your cell phone.

The smaller bedroom is fitted with a twin size antique metal bedframe and will be made up upon request. This would be perfect for two friends traveling together that might want the privacy of separate rooms.

In the bathroom, you'll find a neo-angle shower with rain shower head plus a hand-held shower for your convenience. Of course, basic toiletries are provided.

Although the inside of the cottage is "cool" and a bit quirky, it's the river setting that is so compelling. Spend your time swinging in the hammock, watching the water flow by. Be mesmerized by the sound of water tumbling over rocks, the smell of the large hemlock tree over-head, and the sight (if you're lucky) of the water birds flying up-river. Immerse yourself in the magic of the river.

Around the property you'll find several pieces of "yard art". Some pieces were made by my son and others are things picked up along the way. Each one adds a certain sense of wonder to the yard. Speaking of the yard - we don't use chemicals any more than absolutely necessary, so if a golf course type lawn is on your must-have list, you won't find it here.

You will be in an area of lots of protected forest, which means that you might be fortunate enough to see wildlife passing through. We have bears, dear, foxes, turkeys, etc. who all at one time or another wander by. Respect their space and they'll do the same for you! But please don't leave food out overnight. We also ask that the bugs stay outside, although every once in a while they don't listen! You can help them to remember by keeping the screen door closed.

Cold River Retreat has been my "go-to place" for renewal, and I hope that it will be the same for you! A place for quiet contemplation, reflection, and rejuvenation, CRR appeals to that inner voice that we have telling us to slow down and just be. Like the river -- let it flow.

New Hampshire M & R License #102585

Sleeping Configuration

Main Bedroom
Main Bedroom
1 queen bed
Comfortable queen pillowtop bed.
Secondary Bedroom
Secondary Bedroom
1 single bed
This bed can be made up if there are two people traveling together who prefer not to share a room.

Scenic views

Cold River Retreat is located directly on the Cold River in Sandwich, NH, near Durgin Bridge.
Durgin Bridge right down the road.
Durgin Bridge right down the road.
River view
Water view
Woods view

Location

Durgin Covered Bridge is right by the cottage! Hike the Sandwich Range or just doze in the hammock!
Riverfront
Landmark/Monument
Woods

Amenities

Washing Machine
Clothes Dryer
Heating
Full Kitchen
Wifi
Security Cameras
Smoke Detector

Reviews (13)

Excellent based on 13 Reviews

Activities

Mountain biking
Hiking
Cycling
Fishing
Walking

Suitability

Not Child friendly
The cottage is not suitable for children under the age of 12 due to the proximity to the river.
Parking Included
Parking for two cars in driveway.
Not Wheelchair Accessible
The slope of the yard to the river makes it unsuitable for guests with mobility needs.

Getting around

A car is required for this area. During winter and mud season, a 4 wheel drive vehicle is recommended. The cottage is on a dirt road which is sometimes thick with mud!
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Deb
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It has long been my dream to share my special retreat with others looking for a quiet refuge from this sometimes crazy world. I hope that you will feel the peace and serenity here at the cottage that I do!
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Policies and Rules

Check In: 4PM - Flexible
You can either use self check-in or I can meet you at the cottage. Let me know when booking which you prefer. Check out it 11AM.
Check Out: 11AM
No parties or events
No events or parties. This is a place for quiet contemplation. Any parties or events will be grounds for immediate cancellation of your remaining reservation with no refund.
No pets
We respectfully ask that, if you must travel with an animal, you seek other accommodations.
No smoking
No smoking / vaping of any kind in the cottage. There is a smoking area outside.
Minimum age limit for renters: 21
Maximum occupancy
We have deliberately set the cottage up to be a refuge for either a couple or a solo traveler. If two friends are traveling together and don't want to share the queen bedroom, we can make up the second bedroom for privacy upon request.
House Rules
Please treat Cold River Retreat with love and respect. No events, no parties, no indoor smoking. Due to fire hazard, NO open flames of any kind indoors or out. NO SMOKING inside the cottage. There is a smoking area outside. Only registered guests (two maximum) allowed on the property. By reserving, you agree that you have read the listing in its entirety and have asked any questions that you may have prior to booking.
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Payment Policy
Full payment due upon confirmed reservation. Signed rental agreement and photo ID of credit card holder (primary guest) required at booking.
Cancellation Policy
Cancellations more than 14 days prior to arrival will be refunded in full, less any credit card processing fees. Cancellations 7 to 14 days prior to arrival will be refunded 50%, less any credit card processing fees. Cancellations within 7 days of arrival will not be refunded.
Notes
No unregistered guests allowed.
Please treat our property with respect.
Refundable Damage Deposit: Waived as long as credit cardholder agrees that ALL members of the rental party (and any visitors) will have read entire Listing and Rental Agreement. Please let us know if you prefer to pay a $250 damage deposit instead. You agree to leave the property in the same or better condition than when you entered. Guest accepts full responsibility for any damages.
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Cold River Retreat - Your Peaceful Refuge - Sandwich is a Cottage located in Sandwich, New Hampshire, United States. This Cottage is available for short term lodging and accommodates 2 guests
Cold River Retreat - Your Peaceful Refuge - Sandwich has 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and was listed on Houfy on Apr 2022

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