Our lake house has a large private waterfront directly on a private (residents only) 400 acre lake in the Litchfield Hills, only 90 miles from New York City.
The lake is private and can be accessed by residents only - this means there are NO public boat launches like you find at nearby lakes such as Lillinoah, Tyler, Highland, Bantam, Waramaug, Candlewood Lakes. As a result, our lake lake is peaceful, relaxing and quiet and by far the cleanest in the area.
The home has 3 bedrooms and a large loft. 3 full baths.
Our home is very clean & well maintained.
Kitchen was gut renovated and totally redesigned in May 2013.
High end gourmet kitchen with all brand new appliances including an Electrolux induction cooktop, Sharp microwave drawer, Electrolux Refrigerator, separate beverage drawer. Soapstone and marble counters & backsplash.
2 of the 3 full baths were fully renovated (May 2012) with heated floors and high end fixtures.
Propane Fireplace, Central Air Conditioning, WiFi, Cable TV inc.
We have a large, flat, private waterfront yard with dock, adirondack chairs, screen porch, deck, gas grill, hammock and campfire pit. Canoes, single kayak, double kayak, standup paddle board and a paddle boat. Great trout & bass fishing (stocked lake).
NOTE: All boats must be pre-registered with the Association before launch (max of 20 feet, 90 hp, outboard motor) and can be docked at our private dock at the house
**Membership to our Beach, Tennis, Pool Club Included in rental rates! **
Club also has a snackbar (summer), basketball court, gym & playground.
Social events/concerts at the clubhouse (summer).
Clubhouse is walking distance from the house (less than 0.5 mile)
14,000 square-foot Clubhouse with lounge, gym, yoga classes
4 Private Residents Only Sand Swimming Beaches (one is right next door)
8 Tennis Courts & 1 Basketball Court. Tennis lessons available.
Quiet roads for jogging & biking
There is so much to do in the Litchfield County area (hiking, wineries, shopping, tennis, golf, music, arts) - there is something for everyone.
Numerous nearby historic towns with great shopping & antiquing such as Litchfield & Kent. Great local restaurants like the famous West Street Grill (Litchfield) and Arethusa al tavolo a wine bar and restaurant in Bantam. Small local ice cream shops, perfect for a summer evening treat! Wonderful seasonal farmers markets. Seasonal fruit picking (blueberry, apples etc), pumpkin patch. And the famous Nodine's Smokehouse is just down the road.
Historical sites, such as the first law school in America.
The house is near many of the wineries on the CT Wine Trail (close to Miranda & Sunset Meadow Vineyards) which host some great events.
There are also some wonderful restaurants nearby such as the Winvian Restaurant (9 miles) which is a Relais & Chateux property that receives lots of positive press & top awards. There's also a fantastic spa there.
Great hiking year round at Mohawk State Park, White Memorial & Kent Falls State Park and the Appalachian Trail.
Golf at Stony Brook Golf and Torrington Country Club.
Tubing, Kayaking & Rafting in the Houstatonic & Farmington Rivers.
Limerock Race Track, White Flower Farm, White Memorial Woods, Infinity Hall, Goshen Players, Arethusa Farm Dairy, Milk House Chocolates, Bantam Cinema, Action Wildlife, ... the list goes on.
Getting to New York City & Other Info: If you feel like a day in New York City it is about 2 hour drive to Manhattan by car. Or you can take Metro North Railroad from the Wassaic stop in NY State which is about 20 miles from our house. The train ride from Wassaic to Grand Central Terminal/New York City is about 2 hours. There is also a bus from the town of Torrington.
Our house is close to many of the areas best private schools including Hotchkiss, Kent, Marvelwood, Forman, Indian Mountain and Salisbury.
Boston is a 3 hour drive.
*Must be 25+ to rent*
WINTER: Only 5 miles from Mohawk Mountain. 23 miles from Woodbury ski area (snow tubing) and a few miles from great hiking in White Memorial and Mohawk State park. Larger ski areas in MA (i.e. Butternut) are about 40 minutes away. Winter sports also include ice skating, ice fishing, cross country skiing and snowshoeing. Nearby White Memorial has over 35 miles of cross country skiing trails with free access.
**Note: The lake is drawn down from November to mid-March, this is when shoreline maintenance and other work is done to manage invasive plants which keeps the lake pristine.**