Lake Waramaug Cottage Rental Photos and Description
Enjoy classic New England weekends and holidays year-round on Lake Waramaug’s Gold Coast. It is a Connecticut Heritage Lake, and was pictured in the book, “1000 Places to See Before You Die”.
The Lake House is nestled in the trees with water views and easy access to everything this pristine lake, and the surrounding Litchfield Hills have to offer. Beautifully furnished with a mixture of comfortable Mitchell Gold furniture and country antiques, the house boasts two working fireplaces, a private deck overlooking an expansive wooded area, and a stone terrace overlooking a lovely lawn surrounded by landscaped plantings, stone walls and paths.
The living room has a cathedral ceiling, a paneled fireplace, large picture window with lake views, built-in storage and bookcases, a flat-screen TV, and comfortable sofa and chairs. The open kitchen is convenient to both the indoor and outdoor dining areas. The private Master Bedroom Suite has French doors opening to the stone terrace, as well as a fireplace, dual closets and storage space, and an adjoining bathroom with a tiled shower and antique marble sink. The second bedroom is furnished with twin beds and has access to a large bathroom with a Jacuzzi tub and rain shower. There is also an open office/work area, where you can set-up your laptop and electronic devices to work, study or play. Air-conditioning is provided and the house has wide-board pine floors throughout.
The Lake House tenants have access to the waterfront and dock and the use of a tandem kayak and other amenities. The charming New Preston village is a short bike ride away with shops and restaurants specializing in locally grown produce. And, the newly expanded Hopkins Winery is a short walk away and a great choice for a late afternoon wine tasting or snack!
Annual events on the lake include July 4th fireworks, college and prep school crew regattas, triathlons, and numerous road and bike races.
Within a short walk are two public beaches and playgrounds, canoe and kayak rentals, walking trails, a winery and a restaurant overlooking the lake.
A short 15-mile drive will lead to Stony-Brook, a lovely nine-hole public golf course, or in winter to Mohawk Mountain, for a choice of 25 ski trails. A little longer ride will provide skiing at Butternut or Catamount and golfing at numerous public 18-hole courses.
The Lake House is available October through March with a 3-month minimum. A special rate is available for a 6-month or annual term.
Seasonal activities include:
-Cycling and hiking
-Kayaking and whitewater rafting
-Lake fishing and Fly-fishing on the Housatonic
-Bird-watching – including American Bald Eagles
-Golfing at Stony-Brook, Candlewood, Lakeville
-Wine tasting on Connecticut Wine Tour
-Skiing at Mohawk, Butternut and Catamount Mountains
-Cross-country skiing on Waramaug and nearby trails
-Dining in award-winning restaurants and Pubs
-Swimming, tubing and water-skiing
-Films in Connecticut’s landmark Bantam Cinema
-Shopping and dining in historic New England villages
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- children welcome
- pets considered
- wheelchair inaccessible
About The Owner
The Lake House owners live in New York City and have enjoyed weekends and summers on Lake Waramaug for more than 20 years.
The Owner purchased this cottage in 1993