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Buy a Retirement Home for Weekends or Summers in New Hampshire

Updated on July 6, 2015
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Virginia enjoys her cottage in the NH woods near a lake. It's a beautiful area that attracts weekenders and summer folk.

Weekend Cottage in New Hampshire or Seasonal Home for Retirees

This community, Lake Forest Resort, geared to older adults makes a perfect summer home for snowbirds. Spend the winter down south with the palm trees, but escape the southern heat and humidity to spend spring, summer and fall in comfort, surrounded by woods and not far from a first-class lake, Great East Lake. Situated on the Maine-New Hampshire border, it is the third largest lake in New Hampshire.

You won't believe all the amenities at Lake Forest Resort or all the features included in the cottages. It's a fantastic opportunity to live in a rustic setting yet in complete comfort.

This cottage is move-in ready and fully furnished, even down to the pots and pans.

Photos furnished to Virginia Allain by the owners of the park model.

NH cottage for sale
NH cottage for sale

For Sale - Kropf Special Edition Park Model

2000 model

well-maintained Kropf Special Edition

approx. 12' x 33' with 10' x 26' "3-season" sunroom

Six foot screened and carpeted porch behind sunroom

The property includes a 6' x 8' shed

Lake Forest is

a retirement community for summer living

& is closed in the winter

kitchen of the Park Model for Sale
kitchen of the Park Model for Sale

Lots of Upgrades to This Park Model

New carpeting and pads in bedroom and living room

New quiet A/C

New 20 gallon electric hot water heater

Unit has upgraded Thermopane windows

It is fully furnished with upgraded sleeper sofa and recliner in living room

Lots of storage plus additional storage under pneumatic-lift-assisted queen-size bed.

It also has AM/FM CD stereo and ceiling fans.

Oops, you missed this one...

This park model sold in less than 30 days. Call Lake Forest Resort (number below) to see what else is available. If there are no resales on hand, you can order a Kropf park model to fit your specifications and buy a lot at Lake Forest to have it installed on.

My Friends Are Selling Their Cottage - Summer 2015

When I heard that Hank and Barbara were putting their place in Lake Forest Resort up for sale, I told them I would feature it on my blog. It's a lovely place, just a few years old and in wonderful condition with lots of upgrades.

You can see the photos that I took of it and displayed on my blog, Summer in New Hampshire. It's a very tempting cottage. It's move-in ready, as it is fully furnished, even down to the pots and pans.

Visit the Blog to See More of the Photos


Demand Has Increased

This spring, 6 new couples moved into Lake Forest Resort. I'd recommend visiting soon before all the available park models get snapped up.

Lake Forest Resort in the New Hampshire Lake District - on Great East Lake

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A markerLake Forest Resort -
271 N. Shore Drive, East Wakefield NH 03830
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B markerWolfeboro, NH -
Wolfeboro, NH
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Construction of the Add-On - Photos by Virginia Allain

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wooden shed
wooden shed

Most Cottages Have a Shed Too

You can store your bicycles, life jackets and boating gear, coolers and other outdoor needs.

Want Some Tips for Choosing a Retirement Community? - Here's a Book on the Topic

Where to Retire, 7th: America's Best & Most Affordable Places (Choose Retirement Series)
Where to Retire, 7th: America's Best & Most Affordable Places (Choose Retirement Series)

This book gives the pros and cons for various areas based on climate, crime rates, available recreation, etc.

Keep in mind that the snowy winters in NH aren't a drawback when you are choosing a summer home like Lake Forest.


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NH cottage and carport
NH cottage and carport

Seasonal Cottage with Storage Space for a Car and a Boat

You can have a carport in the summer to park your car or boat in.

Canvas for the metal-framed carport is stored in the shed over the winter. Lake Forest closes for the winter and the cottages are winterized.

There is no lawn to mow (easy maintenance). The lots have sandy or gravel yards surrounded by wooded, natural areas.

Contact Judy or Dave Mancus at Lake Forest

for information about

deed restrictions, Lake Forest rules, annual fees, etc.

1-603-522-3306 (office)


Videos Showing Great East Lake - Third Largest Lake in New Hampshire

Great East Lake is partly in Maine and partly in New Hampshire. The Lake Forest Resort has a launch area, docks and a swimming area on Great East Lake. This is just a short walk from the park model we have for sale.

Fireworks Display over the Lake on the 4th of July

View of Great East Lake from a Remote Control Airplane

© 2011 Virginia Allain

Are You Ready for a Summer Home? - in scenic New Hampshire

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    • gottaloveit2 profile image

      gottaloveit2 3 years ago

      I'm in love with the area! And, your park home is gorgeous.

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 6 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      This looks like the perfect Retirement Home. I have never been to New Hampshire but our daughter and grandson are there now visiting.

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      Joan4 6 years ago

      the cabin looks so comfortable and I love that sunroom/porch!

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      Virginia Allain 6 years ago from Central Florida

      @Frischy: The place closes in the winter. All the cottages have their pipes drained and antifreeze put in.

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      Frischy 6 years ago from Kentucky, USA

      Looks so nice! Can it be lived in year around? No idea about value of a place like this, so listing an asking price would be helpful.

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      gottaloveit2 6 years ago

      What a great idea! I'm about to steal it to do a lens for my WV cabin I have for sale. Thanks for the inspiration!

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      Pam Irie 6 years ago from Land of Aloha

      This looks like a wonderful place to live.

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      Peggy Hazelwood 6 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      This looks like a great getaway. I really think you should list the price though to give people an idea of what the starting point is.