TILLOTSON HOUSE | The Balsams Resort

RETREAT IN SECLUSION AT
THE STUNNING, SPACIOUS TILLOTSON HOUSE

"OUR EXTENDED FAMILY COULD HANG OUT TOGETHER, HIKE, EXPLORE, GOLF, PLAY GAMES: THIS WAS PERFECT. THE PRIVATE, SPACIOUS, MID-CENTURY HOME WITH FRESH, MODERN DECOR PROVIDED A LIVELY BACKDROP FOR US TO DO IT ALL! HAVING ACCESS TO A PANORAMIC GOLF COURSE AND A LAKE WITH CANOES AND KAYAKS, A FIRE PIT FOR S'MORES, INDOOR SKEE-BALL AND FOOSBALL, AND TRAILS & TREKS NEARBY ALLOWED A MYRIAD OF CHOICES FOR US. I APPRECIATED THE ATTENTION TO DETAIL TO THE COORDINATION OF COLORS IN THE KITCHEN, FROM DISHES TO IMPLEMENTS, AND THE NICE QUALITY OF COOKWARE...EVERYTHING THAT A LARGE FAMILY NEEDS WAS THERE. WHAT A TREASURE THIS HOUSE IS! WE MADE A MILLION GREAT MEMORIES."

CAROL M., TILLOTSON HOUSE GUEST

EXPERIENCE AN HISTORIC AND PRIVATE RETREAT…

…With direct ATV and snowmobile trail access to Northern New Hampshire’s 1000+ miles of trails, exclusive use of our 18-hole Donald Ross Panorama golf course, hunting on the property, three peaceful mountain lakes, & tens of miles of meandering private non-motorized trails all to yourself. This spacious and fully restored home comfortably sleeps 14.

 

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PROPERTY DETAILS

If you’re feeling the need to escape, there’s a place that beckons – Dixville Notch. Come experience our private mountain wilderness with all the comforts of home. Fall foliage in northern New Hampshire looks like the hills are on fire, wildlife abounds throughout hunting season, and we have some of the most un-touched hunting property in the region. Situated near a private lake, this is truly a unique setting ideal for intimate events, outdoor activities like foliage gazing or hunting, and connecting with each other. Amazing amenities include unlimited golf on our 18-hole private Signature Donald Ross course that has been maintained to ‘winter cut’. It’s a walking course with breathtaking views into Canada and Vermont.

The property is a private playground of thousands of acres that you have to yourselves to appreciate the serenity of nature. You’ll have access to miles of private hiking, biking, or walking trails along with three small remote lakes to kayak, canoe, fish, or swim in. Or, you can simply lounge and take in the stunning views around.

THE RESIDENCE

The Tillotson House is nestled among privacy walls of cedar hedgerows and lies on the shore of Lake Gloriette. From this private home, you can look across the glistening lake and take in the grandeur of the cliffs of Dixville Notch rising 1200′ above the lake’s surface. Previously owned by the beloved past owner of The Balsams, Neil Tillotson, the home was designed to be private despite protruding from the best piece of lakefront property on the entire Balsams estate. It remains so today and has been updated with a nod to its historic past in its current design. The house offers seven bedrooms, six full bathrooms, one half-bath, and is incredibly spacious. There is a kitchen provided for your use during your stay, as well as basic utilities such as laundry and kitchen appliances. Perhaps the best part is the enormous living room with massive picture windows framing the view across the lake. The residence and property are of course, dog friendly.

 

THE HISTORY

In 1954, Neil Tillotson (pictured in portrait at left) purchased what was renamed The Balsams Grand Resort Hotel. He also built his home in a private, lakeside location here on the property. Now, his family home has been restored while carefully maintaining the character and timeless charm that Mr. Tillotson intended.

Tillotson made his fortune thanks to a patent for a manufacturing process that used latex rubber for products such as toy balloons and surgical gloves. He converted an adjacent barn into a small factory on site at The Balsams where these products were manufactured.

To improve The Balsams profitability, Tillotson first extended the resort’s season into the winter in 1965 through a phased period of winterizing the rooms, creating an alpine ski area across the street, and adapting the hiking trails for cross-country skiing. “Mr. T,” as he was known, was the first voter in the nation during every American presidential primary and election from the time he took residence in Dixville until his death in 2001 – at 102 years of age.

THE LOCATION

There are several roads throughout the property that are two to three miles long and are passable if you have an SUV if you prefer to watch wildlife from the comfort of your vehicle. Please note that some of the land is under conservation easements and there may be hikers far out on the property, but nowhere near the Tillotson House or golf course.

If you prefer to fly in, Berlin Regional airport (KBML) is only 40 minutes away. The airport’s elevation is at 1161.3 feet and its dimensions are 5200 by 100 feet.

FURTHER DETAILS

Sleeps 14 comfortably with 7 bedrooms, 6 baths, 1 half bath

• The Balsams property is being re-imagined by Les Otten, Former Vice-Chairman of the Boston Red Sox and credited with saving Fenway Park.
• For your safety, certain parts of the property that are under deconstruction are off-limits.
• Wi-Fi and satellite TV are available.
• Five bedrooms have King-size beds, one has Queen-size bed, and one has two Twins. All except for one King room and the two Twins have private baths; the King and two Twins share a bath.
• There is a convenience building by the golf course with a bathroom, tables and chairs, and cooler for lunches and there are several pull carts for clubs.
• Linens are all provided.
• The residence and property are dog-friendly.
• We do not supply food or beverages; please ask us for our stocked item list prior to your stay.
• The Tillotson House will be cleaned and sanitized, mindful of best cleaning practices.
• We will not be providing turn-down service during your stay.
• We do not provide personal toiletries.
• Bring your seasonal outside toys and games if you desire.
• There are several kayaks and canoes on-site, and we do have several life vests for use as well (it is best to check with us so that we can accommodate your entire party).
• The three lakes have native freshwater trout, two of which do not require a fishing license.
• There is a firepit just outside for evenings telling stories over s’mores.
• There is plenty of secure parking on site for vehicles and trailers.
• The house is non-smoking.

Book your stay by calling us at 603-225-0060, emailing Info@TheBalsamsResort.com, or through the Contact Us form on our website.

View previous guest reviews from homes on the property at our News page or read about our feature in Travel + Leisure Magazine.

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