Here’s your chance to own a piece of Waterville Valley history – and the price couldn’t be better – $499,000.
The Harry Fabyan cottage is a classic early 20th century home located on nearly 2 acres of prime land on Waterville Valley’s Greeley Hill. This vintage home retains many authentic features of the time period including hardwood floors and wood beamed ceilings. The large, wrap-around porch provides an ideal setting for entertaining family and friends while enjoying afternoon sun and mountain views.
Back in Fabyan’s day, the term “cottage” was used to describe the homes built in Waterville Valley’s north end. This “cottage” has a spacious 1,868 sq. ft. of living area with four big bedrooms, two baths and ample closet space and storage. While currently in use as a seasonal residence, this could be easily updated and converted to a year-round getaway. An added bonus – the ample lot size offers the possibility for expansion – a rare find in Waterville Valley.
The Greeley Hill location means easy access to mountain hiking, biking and a short walk to Waterville Valley’s golf and tennis clubs.
About Harry Fabyan
Grace Bean wrote of the Fabyan cottage in her Waterville Valley history book, “The Town at the end of the road.” According to Bean, the cottage was built by Harry Fabyan, a frequent summer guest at Elliott’s hotel in what was then referred to as Waterville (“Valley” came much later). Fabyan’s investment in Waterville was more than just as a property owner. In the early 1900s large tracts of New Hampshire forests were being bought up and clear-cut by logging companies, and in the 1880s a large-scale logging operation began in Waterville proper. Fabyan became concerned about the impact of the lumber operations on Waterville’s scenic beauty and myriad hiking trails, so he and fellow Waterville summer vacationer, Charles Whittlesey, formed the Waterville Valley Association and urged other guests to join them by investing in the new organization and buying Elliott’s Hotel. Fabyan “worked tirelessly with New Hampshire authorities and U.S. government officials on the eventually successful effort to acquire Waterville land for the National Forest,” and thus keeping it out of the hands of land companies.
Contact Waterville Valley Realty for details and to arrange a visit to the Fabyan cottage – (603) 236-8333.