During the summer, Romney's sprawling Wolfeboro retreat — which includes a private beach, tennis court and trails — is a playground for the 2012 GOP nominee's huge family.
On Friday night, though, Romney had the Christies as overnight guests. But they weren't the only non-family members in the house. Fellow GOP hopeful Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida and his wife, Jeanette, also joined the Romneys for Friday night's slumber party.
"Governor Romney heard that his friends, Governor Christie and Senator Rubio, along with their families, would be in Wolfeboro over the July 4th holiday weekend. He and Mrs. Romney opened their home to their friends and look forward to celebrating America’s birthday," said an aide to Romney, who spoke only on the condition of anonymity.
On Saturday morning, the Christies and Rubios will also be marching in Wolfeboro's celebrated Fourth of July parade. One of the state's more colorful parades, Wolfeboro's includes such quirks as a lawn chair brigade. The Romneys are known to be annual presences along the parade route.