Get to Know Bear Paw Trail – North Country Living at its Finest
What is Bear Paw Trail?
Bear Paw Trail is a new subdivision unlike any other, located in the heart of the beautiful White Mountains in Littleton, NH.
How is the development different than a traditional subdivision?
At Bear Paw, you're not simply purchasing a parcel of land. Instead, you'll become a member of a community offering on-site private access to over 50 acres of trails for hiking, snowshoeing, skiing, snowmobiling, ATVing, hunting and more, located just steps from your front door. These amenities are exclusively for residents and their guests, so you'll be able to enjoy the natural surroundings with the peace and tranquility that nature intended.
Why was Bear Paw Trail developed?
Lloyd Thomas, founder of Bear Paw Trail, identified Littleton, NH as the perfect place to build his life with his family. He wanted sustainable land on which to work, play and explore, but knew the best way to achieve his vision was to create it with others who share the same dream of enjoying the outdoors every day, without having to pay admission or encounter large crowds.
What kind of buyer is Bear Paw Trail best suited for?
Bear Paw Trail is for people with a desire to experience the New Hampshire way of life and enjoy four-season time outdoors. It's for those who want to live and relax in a rural setting while having convenient access to dining and shopping. It's also for those who wish to be a member of a community but still maintain their own space and privacy.
What's the most unique feature of Bear Paw Trail?
The ski-tow that was recently installed allows for a lengthy downhill run without the need to load up your car or buy a lift ticket. The tow will also serve a gentler slope perfect for tubing or beginning a cross-country ski run throughout the trail system.
What would it be like to live in Bear Paw Trail?
The lots are generously sized and private. Carefully considered covenants give residents confidence that their surroundings will be quiet, relaxing, and well-tended while maintaining a distinctive character, charm, and level of sophistication throughout the development.
Will the high demand for builders make it difficult to start construction on a home?
All properties within Bear Paw Trail come with priority access to a local custom builder who can help bring your dream home to life in a more competitive timeframe than other builders, because Bear Paw Trail homes automatically move to the top of his list.
Will the current shortage of building supplies affect construction?
Enjoying and using the land is an important element of Bear Paw Trail. One of the greatest perks of the area is that the abundance of forested land provides large trees which can be selectively harvested to create custom lumber for building. With an on-site sawmill and kiln, any type or dimension of wood building products can be crafted, at a savings to the customer. This lowers the carbon footprint of the building process by eliminating shipping, while also giving you the pride of knowing that many elements of your custom home came directly from the land on which it is built.
Is Bear Paw Trail a long way from conveniences and activities like dining, shopping, skiing, hiking, boating, etc.
Bear Paw Trail is remarkable in that it feels miles away from all the hustle and bustle of daily life, but it's just minutes from downtown Littleton, Franconia & Crawford notches, Bretton Woods, Cannon Mountain, Moore Reservoir, Interstates 93 and 91, and much, much more.
How can interested parties learn more?
If Bear Paw Trail sounds like a place you'd like to call home, contact Badger Peabody & Smith Realty at 603-444-1294, visit www.badgerpeabodysmith.com or our Bear Paw Trail website at www.bearpawtrail.com
White Mountains Luxury Retreat
Lyman, New Hampshire
When Robert Frost, residing in a small town in New Hampshire's White Mountains, composed his poem, The Road Not Taken, surely he referred to the "less traveled" gravel road that winds through maple & evergreen forests leading to this White Mountains Luxury Retreat—known as Brook Mountain.
"A mile from any neighbor," boasted Henry David Thoreau, referring to the location of his cabin along Walden Pond—a description equally applicable to the distance of neighbors to this Shingle Style mountain residence.
That's where the comparison ends, however. Hardly a rough-hewn cabin, this 5700 square foot Arts & Crafts residence on three levels features classic lines with a modern flair, offering superlative finishes & every amenity to exude an atmosphere of Refined Rusticity throughout: Multiple Gathering Rooms with antique fireplaces & exposed beams; a classic Cooking Kitchen with Carrera marble countertops, along with AGA, Viking & Sub-Zero appliances; a formal DR; a Library Living Room, a two-Story Folk Art Studio, 4 sumptuous Ensuites; a Botanical Conservatory; and a White Mountains vernacular Post&Beam Wrap-Around Porch and Carriage House—all featuring panoramic mountain views.
Set on 22 extremely private acres with forested trails, wild flower fields and cascading brooks, Brook Mountain is surrounded by very large acreage forested parcels, thereby ensuring its aura of unsurpassed privacy. A world onto itself, Brook Mountain is located in the mountain town of Lyman, a hamlet that claims more moose, deer, and bears than the 500 people who reside there.
The owners—one a historical restorationist and MasterBuilder, the other a novelist—are fond of quoting New England's most famed writers when speaking of their beloved restoration project, Brook Mountain:
"It's all about the Lifestyle here. Lifestyle properties draw people from around the country searching for privacy and a beautiful setting from which to enjoy the natural world—and society from afar."
In the past, notables such an heiress, (who started a renowned music camp for girls), entrepreneurs from around the world, and others live among us in privacy - living the lives they imagined for themselves—to paraphrase Thoreau.
"Brook Mountain offers the best of both worlds," explains the owners. "Like Thoreau's cabin at Walden, Brook Mountain offers Solitude, yet is located only 10 miles away from the area's award-winning culinary, retail, & sporting centers, as well as the interstates."
Come live the life you imagine at Brook Mountain!
Winter in the White Mountains of New Hampshire brings plenty of cold-weather activities just waiting for you to enjoy at your White Mountains home. Thinking about buying a home in the White Mountains? Whether it's a primary residence or a second-home retreat, White Mountains real estate offers winter pastimes ranging from the action-packed to the laid-back. Talk to us about finding your ideal property in the White Mountains. Our agents are happy to work with you!
One of the many ski resorts and centers in the White Mountains is sure to be located near your White Mountains home. We're including ski resorts where you can downhill ski and snowboard, like Loon Mountain Resort in Lincoln, plus Nordic centers like Jackson Ski Touring Foundation where you can ski cross-country. Browse our homes for sale in the White Mountains and don't miss our White Mountains luxury homes!
Bretton Woods' Omni Mount Washington Resort is just one place to enjoy this quintessential winter activity: a horse-drawn sleigh ride through the grounds of this historic resort. Two other places to try: Nestlenook Farm in Jackson and the stables at Farm by the River Bed and Breakfast in North Conway.
Snowshoeing offers a winter workout that will get your heart pumping. Homes in Bretton Woods are in close proximity to the snowshoeing trails at the Bretton Woods Nordic Center. Homes in Bethlehem and Lincoln are located near snowshoeing trains at Loon Mountain.
Sitting in front of the fire in a White Mountains home is one of winter's pleasures. Many White Mountain homes feature fireplaces that provide a warm focal point for a family room made for aprés ski, popcorn, and the latest movie release.
Many White Mountains homes have settings where the night skies sparkle with stars that are harder to see in places with more ambient light. And many White Mountains homes offer spectacular views. Put the two together and you have a home where all you have to do to stargaze in the winter is bundle up and step outside.
Après ski is as much of a New Hampshire White Mountains tradition as a sleigh ride in newly fallen snow. After a day of skiing, the fun begins with eating, drinking, and relaxing in front of a fire. When you're looking for New Hampshire ski homes for sale for your family, you may be thinking about après ski settings that cater to kids. We gathered a flurry of family-friendly places where you can unwind before another day of hitting the slopes. Our recommendations include a few exclusive listings where you can create après ski traditions in the comfort of your own home.
The Mount Washington Resort at Bretton Woods offers après ski parties just for kids ages 4–12. These supervised programs take place from 3:30 to 5 PM on selected dates through the season. While the kids are enjoying live entertainment, activities, and refreshments in the Mount Washington View Room at Bretton Woods Base Lodge, parents can head to the Slopeside Pub for their own après ski.
Families can order up burgers and other hearty fare at this rustic lodge. Try the Camp III Snowshoe & S'mores après parties that start with a guided snowshoe tour and end with hot cocoa, hors-d'oeuvres, and s'mores.
This family-friendly casual restaurant features a kids' menu and drinks plus a full menu for parents.
Kids get special après ski attention at this Woodstock with a range of alcohol-free kids' club drinks and favorites like pasta and meatballs, nachos, and pizza. What better way to treat your friends & family than creating après ski at your own White Mountains home? Our agents can help you find the right home for your needs. Start your search today! These listings show you what we mean!
Set on over 22 acres, this 5,700-square-foot home offers three levels of living in an Arts and Crafts-style lodge residence that invites nature into every room. Ski at nearby resorts like Cannon Mountain and Bretton Woods and come home to gather in the family room, living room, and custom kitchen for your own après ski parties. Four bedrooms, four bathrooms, and a privately sited guest suite with two full baths offers plenty of room for everyone. Contact us for more information about this luxury mountain lodge.
This five-bedroom, 3-bath deck home lets you create the après ski of your dreams with a custom-made sauna, a media and game room, and a great room flanked by a stone fireplace and two stories of windows. Contact us for more details about this luxury ski home.
Located minutes from Cannon Mountain Ski Resort, this 4-bedroom home creates the coziest après ski setting with radiant heat and an open layout where the family can wander between the kitchen, dining area, and living room. A media room on the lower level is perfect for video games and movies. Make s'mores and hot chocolate to enjoy on the outside deck under the stars. Contact us for more information about this delightful home.
This ski-in, ski-out Crawford Ridge condo at Bretton Woods gives you everything you need for family après ski evenings, starting with a hot tub and sauna. Gather around the floor-to-ceiling fireplace to warm up after a day in the fresh powder. This unique home is steps away from the slopes with a custom designed and professionally decorated interior. Contact us for more details about this condo property.