Lake country vacations for adults, families

Guest Comments


2012 Colby Guests John, Michelle, and family from MA write:

Favorite Activities: The beach, canoeing, and ping-pong,

Comments: One of the best houses/cottages we have ever rented!  You have gone to great lengths to provide everything that we could have needed. The cottage is so well equipped and the pond is really beautiful. Congratulations on creating such a wonderful vacation “resort”!

2013 Columbia Guests Sarah, Bob and Family from MA write:

Favorite Activities: swimming, playing in the sand, kayaking, fishing, and relaxing
Comments: Thank you for providing for an absolutely wonderful family vacation. The cabin and the grounds have everything we needed or could dream of needing. We will be back again and we’ll bring friends. This is now a very special place in our memories.

2013 Columbia Guests Magalys, Shelley and Family from CT write:

Favorite Activities: swimming, canoeing, kayaking, reading and lounging by the water, picnic table meals.
Comments: Thank you again for the beautiful memories for our kids and us. The peace we find here is striking and we so love the cabin.

2014 Colby Guests Shawn and Donna from MA write:

Favorite activities:  Swimming, boating, grilling, sightseeing, walking the grounds, Fat Bob’s for ice cream, camp fires.

Comments:  Peaceful, relaxing, fresh air, magnificent views, cordial host, and a cabin that brings it all together. We’re already planning next year’s trip!! Finally, thank you for being pet friendly. It’s hard to tell who had the better time, us or the dogs! We’re returning home relaxed and refreshed.

2014 Colby Guests Ned, Cheryl and family from MA write:

Favorite activities:  Swimming, fishing, playing yard games, cookouts, reading, jumping and swimming in local swimming holes, visiting Santa’s Village, playing with the dogs…..and so much more!!

Comments:  We were so happy to return again this year! It was wonderful to have more of our family stay in Columbia Cottage-we have made amazing memories for all the kids (and adults and dogs too!). Thank you so very much Buddy.

2014 Columbia Guests Steve, Kate, and family from MA write:

 Favorite Activities: Kayaking, canoeing, jumping off the dock, Lost River, swimming holes, the beach, games on the lawn. Comments: We loved it! The grounds are beautiful. The house is very clean and comfortable, great amenities-so nice to have all the cooking necessities! Buddy gave us great recommendations for day trips.

2013 Colby Guests Rusty and Chris from NY write:

Favorite Activities: Canoe on the lake, favorite walks, sleeping, reading, looking at the trees and mountains and lake. Listening to the birds in this lovely setting. Visiting wonderful restaurants, movies and plays.
Comments: This is our fourth year and we intend to come back again! This place has everything that we want from a country vacation. The hospitality provided heightens the pleasure of being here. It’s starting to feel like a Home away from Home.

2013 Colby Guests Ruth and Leslie from MA write:

Favorite Activities: reading, kayaking, all the great open space, grilling, Lost River Caves (driving trip).
Comments: So glad to return to this lovely spot and enjoy the lake with all the amenities provided. We found new places to visit including the yummy ice cream at Fat Bob’s. Loved the kayaking and working on improving our ping pong. Our dog loved the grounds and the lake.

2012 Columbia Guest JSG from NY writes:

Favorite Activities: Looking at the beautiful lake and remembering my time at Sunset in the early ‘60’s!

Comments: Buddy, you have thought of everything!  I thought I was a total city girl, but I think now, I am a little bit country! LOL

2014 Columbia Guests Karen, Dave and family from ME write:

Favorite Activities FISHING!!  Playing all the games and activities on the grounds, sightseeing, hiking, boating, reading…and RELAXING!! OH YA…MAPLE SYRUP!!

Comments:  Our family had a perfect vacation. The cabin and grounds had everything that we needed. Buddy was a great host and made sure we had everything we needed including transforming the sailboat into a row boat for our electric motor. Great family vacation!

2011 Columbia Guests Jane and Larry from NJ write:

Favorite Activities: Kayaking, day trips, horseshoes, ping pong, badminton, reading, and walks.

Comments: We had a thoroughly enjoyable week! We really like the cabin and setting. The waterfront makes access to the lake so easy. The cabin is so well thought out—there is everything one could need. We hope to return again soon! Thanks Buddy.


2011 Colby Guests Rusty and Chris from NY write:

Favorite Activities: Being here amidst the fresh air, beautiful landscape, cozy cottage, generous hosts. Reading,  walking, ping pong, canoeing.

Comments: Having grown up not far from here on a beautiful lake, this place offers so much, if not as much as any place I’ve been.  Careful planning and much care have gone into making Sunset Ranch an idyllic setting for a relaxing and stimulating vacation. This is our 2nd year and we loved it as much as the 1st and plan and hope to return for many more.

2011 Columbia Guests Reina, Will and family from VT write:

Favorite Activities: Boating, swimming diving, reading,, hiking, lawn games, campfires...enjoying the natural environment.

Comments: Thank you for the opportunity for another fabulous, relaxing family vacation. You have a truly beautiful spot here and have created a wonderful place to relax. We look forward to being here again next summer!

2013 Guests Cheryl, Ned and Family from MA write:

Favorite Activities: Fishing, swimming, boating, and outdoor games-especially ping pong and croquet, board games, watching Misty enjoy the grounds, swimming holes…too much to list!!

Comments: Thank you Buddy for a fabulous family vacation that we will never forget! The cottage and the grounds were absolutely perfect! We are already building our “to-dos” for when we return….Lost River, hike Mt. Cube, discover more swimming holes, etc.

2011 Columbia Guests Jeanne & Bob from VA write:

Favorite Activities: Kayaking, pingpong, hiking, sight-seeing, buying and eating lots of maple syrup!

Comments: We enjoy the lake and the cool weather so much.  Our second visit here—we appreciate the clean and well stocked cottage. Thanks to Buddy for all you do to provide such a fabulous vacation place.!

2013 Colby Guests Bette, Art & family from MA write:

Favorite Activities: Sitting on the front porch reading, relaxing, and watching for loons. Cook outs with family. Watching the grandchildren fish and swim. Country walks, photography, and ping pong.
Comments: We had another wonderful stay filled with many happy family memories. Colby Cottage is a very special place filled with everything you would need. We look forward every year to our vacation on Upper Baker Pond. We enjoy sitting on the front porch, breathing the fresh country air, as we take in the beautiful view. Life slows down for awhile, where the loons are calling, the birds are singing and the water and the mountains work their magic. We always feel refreshed and restored when we leave here.

2014 Colby Guests Heather, Keith and family from MA write:

Favorite Activities: Swimming, jumping off the raft, kayaking, fishing, playing many board games and croquet, Whale’s Tale Water Park

Comments: Thank you Buddy for the opportunity again to enjoy a week of vacation in this lovely area of NH. This is our fourth year at Sunset Ranch in Colby Cottage.  We are very grateful our paths have crossed. We love vacationing here with our family and making great memories for our children. We loved waking up in the morning to the beautiful view of the lake. This place has everything we need/want for a wonderful vacation! Thank you.