The Great Outdoors

This is the final part of an amazing New Hampshire home my family and I visited. This last part is all about the outdoor areas, and what better place to start than by the lake.

Lets say that Pleasant lake is the "entrance" to the property.  Pass the gate and go up the mountain for about a mile.

The house will stop you.

You can go inside, full tour right HERE.

You can also visit the guess cottage, full tour right HERE.

This time we're skipping the front door and heading to the other side of the house.

Let's follow the stepping stone pathway that takes us to the gazebo.

The view is art when you're in here.  Notice the garlic hanging in there :)   It's part of their harvest.

The gazebo is the place to have small gatherings or perhaps to take a really good nap on the day bed.

It is also a good spot to have lunch.  The dinette set with branches and little birds is so cute.

From here you can see the "circular garden",  most of the vegetables consumed in the house come fresh from the garden.

Turning to the right we can spot another garden I'll just call it the "square garden", zucchini and many varieties of squash are harvested here.  You can also see the compost bin next to it.

Going a little further north to the back of the house, you reach the cedar hot-tub.

After a long day, nothing like a hot bath to make you feel relaxed and rejuvenated.

But let's continue, from this side of the house.

Going through the back,

Until we reach the Zen garden.

The owners place for meditation, yoga and spirituality.

The sound of moving water from the lake waterfall adds to the soothing atmosphere.

But if you're not ready for a nap at the gazebo, or a hot bath, or neither a meditation moment, we must go hiking on one of the many private trails the property has.

This particular trail was one of our favorites, there is a picnic table right in the middle of it all, but alas no lunch today, we simply posed for a quick picture, and...

Continued up the mountain...

Until we reached the summit.

Gorgeous finds along the way.

The afternoon can be spent at the lake.

Taking a simple ride on the boat.


Or having fun in the water.

Back at the house the day is winding down.

Let's close it up with a delicious dinner ;)

There are flowers in pretty planters all around the house, I want to leave you with some that got my eye.

I hope you have enjoyed the tour.


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  1. Truly a wonderful vacation at a fantastic place and home!!! Glad you and your family had so much fun Cristina, thanks for 'taking us' along!Have a nice day dear!

  2. What an amazing home! I love the picture of you and your kiddos. There are so many fun activities to do there. I would sit and read in that gazebo all day. ;) What a view!

  3. When can I move in? Holy kamolie that place is incredible! It looks like you and your fam had the best time!

    Xo Kylie

  4. This is just too spectacular for words - the outside is magnificent!!!
    ( do people actually get to live like this LOL ??? )
    This has been such a great series Cristina!

  5. Que bella casa!! ya en el primer post, me encantó, ahora me súper encantó! ese jardin zen, hermoso! todo, pensado para disfrutar del paisaje, del lago, preciosas imágenes, gracias por compartirlo aquí :)

  6. Que lindo paseo Cristina ,,, amiga ahora yo ando de viaje ,,, deje unos post programados ,, nos vemos a la vuelta

  7. So beautiful! And happy birthday, my friend! Google+ gave you away!!!

    :) Linda

  8. OHHHH it's someones birthday? Happy Birthday Cristina!! Thanks for the heads up Linda! Next time you go on vacation, I was hoping to stow away in your luggage! It looks like an amazing place to holiday. So beautiful. Hope you eat lots of cake and have an amazing day my friend!! Cheers.

  9. This property is absolutely perfect. I really can't think of another thing to add to it! I like how they have a garden and loved seeing the garlic hanging! So awesome. Love the photo of you and the kids - too cute!

  10. I remember from your previous posts how nice the house and the guest house was so beautiful but now that you showed us the exterior I love it even more! I'm really impressed with it and I love the gazebo and lake very much! such a nice place to take your family to and to relax a bit! :-)
    hope you are having a great week Cristina!

  11. Hiking, kayaking,'s like a resort! I love the scenery. The garlic freaked me out for a second. Too much Vampire Diaries. Ha!

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  13. fabulous photos! Thank you for all the inspiration!

  14. fabulous photos! Thank you for all the inspiration!

  15. What a gorgeous place. I love the pics of all of your family. So much fun and such sweet memories. Thanks so much for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  16. Oh, it is stunning! I love it, wish I could be there.....thank you for sharing.

  17. beautiful outdoor place(s) for sure. I love the gazebo.


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