Michael Travis

Cottage on Fernald's Basin

The Cottage on Fernald's Basin on Lake Wentworth

Every morning is a special moment to experience at the Cottage on the Basin Sited at the location of the historic Moody's Ice Harvesting Business.





Inside the biggest Primary Suite with unbelievable views of Fernald's Basin and Lake Wentworth. 






Sandy Beach, Fire Pit, Kayaks,  Very high end amenities inside and out, Kitchen island and Granite counters, Thermador Stainless Appliances including 6-burner dual fuel stove, dishwasher, microwave. Additional appliances include air fryer, Kureg and french press coffee makers. Gas Grill, and a fully stocked kitchen. Tesla Charging Station. 

All water activities on site fishing, kayaking swimming
Access to Lake Wentworth and Winnipesaukee via public launches in town or down the street.
Downtown Wolfeboro is only 2 miles away
Great restaurants, shopping, museums and year round activity.
11 mile Cotton Valley Rail Trail going from Wolfeboro to Wakefield just across the basin or along the way.
Hiking and Skiing at many mountains including Gunstock which also has an 8,000 ft zip line. 






Wolfeboro is known as "America's Oldest Summer Resort" This is a place to enjoy all seasons. This is Mother Nature’s resting spot with privacy and all kinds of wildlife from great blue herons, eagles, loons, an otter, and ducks to entertain you. Enjoy amazing sunrises from your lakeside balcony deck below. Level gradual sandy beach for the whole family to enjoy. All this yet less than 2 miles to Wolfeboro and public boat launches to Lake Wentworth and Lake Winnipesaukee. Enjoy the good life in the heart of the Lakes Region. Hiking, Fishing Swimming and Skiing in winter. Lake Life is Life. Enjoy it now and create fond memories for a lifetime.

$2900 / week + $200 cleaning fee. Discounts apply for multiple weeks. 
All Summer 1-week rentals $700 deposit.
Half due 60 days prior to summer rental. BALANCE DUE 30 days prior to arrival.

Contact: Luksanan Travis   603-706-2121  luksanantravis@gmail.com

Owner is a licensed NH Real Estate Broker

Questions people ask

What is Fernald's Basin:

The basin is a part of the 3000+ acre Lake Wentworth in Wolfeboro. In 1872 a skinny strip of land was created for a railroad track to enable the Eastern Railroad to open a branch line from Sanbornville to Wolfeboro to transport people and goods to Lake Winnipesaukee.  This created Fernald's Basin which separates us from the rest of Lake Wentworth. The track is now referred to the Cotton Rail Trail. The Basin is what our property is on. 

Moody's Ice House and Ice Harvesting Business

In the late 1800s the basin became the sit of a thriving Ice Harvesting business until 1960.  On our land is the original foundation for Moody's Ice House.  A smaller structure (now 325 Center Street) was originally the guest house for the business we are told. And the large house at 315 Center Street was originally a 1930s kit house put together with pins. It had many additions for which we have completely renovated into an impressive Arts & Craft style home 

Accessing the Big Lakes

The basin is easy to portage for a kayak or canoe to the other side onto Lake Wentworth over the tracks. If you have larger boats with motors on a trailer you can use the public launch just down the street for access to Lake Wentworth, There are also Two Public launches into Lake Winnipesaukee in the town of Wolfeboro a couple miles down.

Driving Electric

On site we do have a Tesla Charging Station It is how we charge our own car so we would still need access to it. If you have a Tesla it is available to use for a small fee. 

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