Located on 250 acres in tranquil Northeast Connecticut, Markover is a private upland bird hunting preserve in the fall and winter, but in the spring and summer it is available for family enjoyment. The new 1300 sf post and beam lodge sleeps up to 10 people (4 in the loft), has a full kitchen, a massive stone fireplace and bar in the comfortable great room, the two covered porches with rockers allow enjoyment of sunrises and sunsets. Hiking and mountain biking trails transverse the property and the spring fed pond provides fishing, canoeing, and swimming for all family members, including the pets. Only 2 miles from Rt 395, the casinos are 30 minutes away, antiquing in Putnam is 10 minutes away, Old Sturbridge Village is 30 minutes away, Mystic Seaport is 40 minutes away. Enjoy the Woodstock and Brooklyn Fairs in late summer.
We had a guys' weekend here and we couldn't have been happier with the location, the cabin and all of its amenities and the kindness of the owner. The price was more than reasonable for the amount of land at your doorstep and the space provided. There were 11 of us total, and the extra fella really enjoyed the comfy couch. This place really does have it all. Hoping to go back soon!
Pictures do not do this this place justice! The lodge is beautiful and has everything you might need. The is plenty of land for the kids to play on and the lake is beautiful! My family and I have been lucky enough to stay there twice and have enjoyed every moment!
We stayed in the lodge for 3 weeks this summer with our 2 boys and absolutely loved it. There are hiking and biking trails, a lake for fishing, boating and swimming and the lodge is set way off the road so it is perfectly safe. The lodge is equipped with everything you need and we were super comfortable throughout our stay. There are several outdoor picnic tables for hosting larger groups and the porch as some great gliding chairs. The owner is very helpful. We are returning for a month next summer and are looking forward to another stay.
We had a wonderful time staying at the Lodge. The inside is rustic and beautiful and has everything you need (just bring washcloths/hand towels). The pond was great for my dogs to swim in and we had fun paddling around in the canoes. Supermarket/Target/Gas...all kind of stores are just 10 minutes away. Sushi place was delicious. Kevin is a great host - promptly answers the phone for any questions you might have. Plan to stay there again next summer. Definitely a place for peace and quiet!!
The pics does not do this place justice. You have to see it to believe it. The property is exclusively private(1/4 mile off quiet road). You cannot hear or see any cars passing(you will doubt you are so close to everything i.e. target, dunkin donuts, burger king, grocery stores, cvs, shopping complex with restaurants-seriously, all just 5-7 mins from property)-lake is great and for your personal use only (no other people use it). Beautiful lawn around 2/3 of the lake(great for picnic and lots of space for games). Fishing, swimming and rowing around is great fun. Numerous hiking trails available(don't get lost-alot of land). Owners are awesome and very accomodating based on your needs. We have left NY-Brooklyn to go there 3 times in the last 15 months. GREAT if PRIVATE vacation is what you are looking for.
The pictures don't do this place justice. The cabin is very nice inside, and the property is perfect for getting away from it all and relaxing in the woods with tons of room to roam. If you're at all an outdoorsy kind of person, you'll love this cabin. If you need all of the ammenities of a luxury hotel, this isn't your place, but if you like rustic country charm you'll be right at home here.
We stayed here for a week with four kids ranging in age from 2 to 10 years old, and everyone enjoyed the stay. We took walks to the pond, paddled the canoe and rowboat around, roasted marshmallows on the campfire one night, and spent several evenings just sitting out on the porch. This is a very quiet and relaxing place to just chill out, or to use as a base camp for sightseeing in beautiful New England as we did. And the owners are extremely friendly and accomodating. We highly recommend this location.