If you ever wanted to find a destination so secluded and yet easy to get to like it's just around the corner from your house, this is it! The rolling hills and farmland of the Upper Valley give way to small peaks and deep gorges along the Connecticut River. Lake Morey is nestled in valley that gives you all the privacy you could ask for and still be connected to the locals. The spacious cottage is perfectly situated on the eastern shore of the lake.
When we arrived we were greeted with a bottle of wine and the house was all prepared. Everything was where he said it would be and just about anything we needed was easy to find. This is a classic early 20th century cottage with modern upgrades on the main floor. From the beautiful granite countertops and oak cabinets, to the large bathroom with shower and washer/dryer, to the three couches and the Vermont castings wood stove in the living room there is plenty of space for any large family. We had four adults and four children ranging from 2-10yo, and for a few nights six adults, never feeling cramped. Then there is my favorite room, the four season porch with a long dinning table that seats 14 comfortably. The room is a great place to enjoy family sized meals, play any one of the dozens of classic board games, or just gaze at the lake directly in front of the large glass sliders. And off the four season porch is a wrap around deck with lots of comfy chairs and recliners. At night it is a great spot to camp in the corner by the fire pit and roast smores and just listen to the peaceful tranquility of the lake.
We visited for one week in late August and thus the lake was not at all busy. The Lake Morey Resort was quiet all week except for Labor Day weekend. And the Lake Morey Country Club was as well easy to get a tee time. It is a convenient amenity and not a bad little tract in good shape for a resort course. Another close amenity is the Montshire Museum of Science, about ten minutes south. It is a great place to take the kids.
Well now to the crown jewel, the lake. It is five miles around and only about a half mile wide. With the two kayaks and the canoe at the cottage there are lots of adventures to be had. Or, just a short paddle, you can go to the Fairlee town beach which has a shallow sandy swimming area, park with swings and play structures, and bathrooms. The shallow water dock off the cottage has four Adirondack chairs and another fire pit.
We also took the kids to the Fairlee Motel Drive-ln, a must