On one of the most pristine great ponds in the Upper Valley area, Crystal Lake Retreat's focus on the water-oriented lifestyle starts with over 100 feet of direct, private dock access on the 401-acre lake that is fed by the Bicknell Brook and is an important part of the Mascoma River watershed. Cherished as a summer gathering place by the same family for the last 42+ years, the shingle sided, hip roofed original house was expanded and improved upon with the addition of a large wing providing a nicely appointed and amply sized first-floor master bedroom suite. The property is ideally designed to provide flexible space to comfortably accommodate a couple for the weekend or a large extended family gathering; the second floor of the main house currently provides sleeping accommodation for up to ten. The aesthetic is northern woods lake house throughout with plenty of exposed natural wood paneling, wide pine floors and exposed beams. The country kitchen offers an attached dining area that opens onto a three-season porch and expansive wrap around deck that leads to the front yard and access to the lake. The approach to the property is bordered by finely built stone seat walls and the landscaping is simple but tasteful. A detached storage shed provides room for necessary outdoor gear. Views across Crystal Lake provide for an ever-changing backdrop through the four seasons.