The Lopstick Cabins located in the Great North Woods of New Hampshire, are considered among the best of the New Hampshire Grand. Traveling beyond the White Mountains and heavily toured areas, brings you to the sparsely populated outdoor play land of the New Hampshire Grand and Lopstick cabins on the First Connecticut Lake.
The 30 plus cabins are spread out along the lake and in nearby areas. All are cleaned daily and include kitchens and baths. There are a variety of bedroom options and types of cabins. Some cabins are located next to each other in a row while others are scattered along the lake by the road. We stayed in Lakeview, where from our back deck we could see the First Connecticut Lake. Lakeview is also conveniently located nearby the front desk where reservations for dinner, excursions, directions, and activities can be found.
Our kids spent some time there playing with the 2 lodge kittens, Beau and Brooke. The desk staff in the lobby were very pleasant with my children.
Our Cabin: Lakeview
Lakeview was like a home away from home. It is an actual house situated on a great yard that was perfect for kid exploring and berry picking, and ball and tag playing, while meals were prepared in the fully equipped kitchen. We also had a living space with TV, deck, picnic table, one updated bathroom, and 3 bedrooms. One bedroom had three single beds upstairs which was perfect for our kids. Families with younger children might choose an option with no stairs. There was no laundry option. Groceries can
be bought at a local General Store in Pittsburg, but choices for fresh foods are minimal. Visiting again
we would choose to bring our own food from home, but we were able to make do. The next grocery store is more than 10 miles away. There is a satellite TV, DVD player, and WIFI at Lakeview and these are available at other cabins as well. Cell service may be spotty. My husband and I have different carriers and neither one got service. There is a landline phone for outgoing calls available at the desk.
Nights here in the North Woods are very quiet and dark and are perfect for a night of relaxing sleep after a day of outdoor adventure. There was no air conditioning, but we did not need it as the northern New Hampshire breezes kept us cool at night. Day light brings the sound of loons, sun reflecting on the lake, and plans for hiking and exploration. The desk staff can provide directions for great hikes and scenic drives. As luck would have it, this stretch of road is called Moose Alley. Tourists and locals alike drive this northern stretch toward the Canadian boarder in search of the clumsy cuties. We did this too, but without any luck, although we did spy a bear.
Activities at Lopstick
Lopstick has other fun activities for families. We were able to take some kayaks out onto the First Connecticut Lake, which Lopstick will rent by the hour, 1/2 day, or full day. Kayaking against the wind washard work so a couple of hours was good for us. We took the kayaks to the other side of the lake and the kids had some fun swimming in the cool water. They also have Orvis certified fishing guide/instructors.
Greg and Bill spent some time at the cabin stocked pond teaching us some fly fishing techniques and we
actually each caught some trout. We had a bunch of fun. Options for hiking and day adventures abound,and if you can, bring your passports for some Canadian fun, as you are less than 10 miles from the border.
Lopstick Cabins provide a great central location for exploration and fun in the Great North Woods of the New Hampshire Grand North. In the summer hiking and lake activities and in the winter cross country skiing and snowmobiling fun can be had for all ages!
Disclosure: My family and I were provided a 3 night stay at the Cabins at Lopstick. All opinions are my own and I was not required to write a specific opinion.