If you are looking for a home away vacation that involves unlimited amount of rest and relaxation,swimming, boating, hiking, cycling, antiquing, award winning vineyards, terriffic restaurants from casual to formal,family fun & adventures, quaint New England towns & shops,& spectacular sunsets from their porch or beach, then look no further! This family owned property nestled in the historic Litchfield Hills on Lake Waramaug is the perfect destination. This Circa 1890's Adirondack home will welcome you with 4 bedrooms, 2 full baths,fully equipped kitchen & eating area, Formal dining room with fireplace,Spacious Living room with large open hearth fireplace, Large Front Porch with vintage wicker furiniture & large cushions for comforable seating to read,dine and enjoy morning coffee & evening sunsets with a glass of wine. It has Wifi,cable, washer/dryer, gas grill, and private beachfront. They provide canoe,sailboat,row boat, propane grill and firewood. It is only 2 hours north of NYC, and 1.5 hours from Bradley International Airport in Hartford.
PrivateSchools: This property is a great lodging alternative when visiting local private schools: Rumsey Hall, The Gunnery, Canterbury School, Taft, Kent, South Kent, Forman, Marvelwood, Westover.
Need Breakfast?: We will gladly stock the fridge with breakfast fixings to make your first morning on the lake even more relaxing. Please inquire.
Want dinner in?: We will arrange to have a delicious meal prepared and served by the fire in the dining room. All you have to do is find a seat when the dinner bell rings. Please inquire regarding price.
The Lakehouse was a summer cottage built at the turn of the 20th century. Our parents bought and renovated it into an all year round family home. It was a wonderful place to raise a family of 6 children. What better playground than a scenic lake as your front yard!? The Lakehouse continues to be a special place for the siblings to gather and celebrate life's special moments with their extended families.
Owner purchased this house in 1955
private beach, view from the front porch, best sunsets on the entire lake
My family, 7 of us anyway, spent the Columbus Day weekend at The Lake House. We had a wonderful time in this welcoming and warm home. It was cool outside, but we could still sit on the porch and at the beach, paddle a canoe around, hike up Lookout Mt and "The Pin," marvel at the wonderful fall colors, and even enjoy a fire in the fireplace. The kitchen had everything you could need to prepare fro and feed a cast of thousands (something, but not much, of an exaggeration). We would go back in a minute! Everything was as described, it was clean, well maintained, and the contact person, Missy, was helpful.
This spot is amazing! First, the hosts provided plenty of towels, linens, blankets, beach towels, boats..everything needed to get settled! The hosts also provided us with an amazing week of weather;), so we really spent every day and night on the front porch, or at the lakefront.....a word about the lakefront -amazing!!! There is so much space -for al fresco dining, swimming, boating, lounging, sand playing -we truly could not get enough of the lake. Our entire family, spanning three generations, truly had the time of our lives!!
We had a great time in this wonderful house for the New Year Eve week-end. We were 2 couples with 5 children between 3 months and 5 year-old. The house is beautiful, very welcoming and cozy. She is also very well maintained.
The location is great (next to woodbury mountain, which is great to ski with the kids) and the view on the lake is breathtaking.
We absolutely recommend this house for a weekend or a longer period of time. We definitely look forward to coming back to this house.
I met up with five ladies all of us being childhood friends and deciding to meet up again after almost 45 to 50 years. We had the time of our lives. This lakefront house is so beautiful and surrounded by breath taking scenery. It was clean, beautifully furnished, had everything we needed from linens and towels being supplied to a fantastic well stocked kitchen with all the utensils and pots and pans you could need to cook, or fantastic restaurants if you chose to eat out. Comfortable living room, big dining room, beautiful bedrooms, two nice bathrooms. We had the most wonderful time and were so glad we chose this home to rent. We will treasure the memory all year long and would like to return to this beautiful home next fall for another get together.
We found the perfect family gathering place in your wonderful Adirondack home on Lake Waramaug. To surprize our daughter for her birthday, we looked for a place with warmth, plenty of room to hang out together, cook, gather around a table and spend time together celebrating. The walls there speak of many generations of celebration and gatherings. The lovely old hearths in the dining room and livingroom, were a warm backdrop to our evening meals and long rambling talks.
We had everything we needed for making meals and living comfortably there. Though the weather did not cooperate with us much, we plopped out on the covered porch on rainy afternoons and enjoyed the view of the lake. Having use of the canoe was fun on that one day that the sun shown through and we did get out on the lake for a short time.
The approach to the driveway is a bit tricky to navigate and the road in front can be busy, but being close to the lake was really great.
Thank you for opening your special family place for us. Clearly it is a home long cherished and full of family memories. We've added some of ours.
7 friends spent the weekend at the Lake House. It was the most relaxing weekend we have ever spent together (we do a get away once a year) The view from the porch is spectacular, you feel like you're in a tree house overlooking the lake. We had planned to spend the an afternoon sightseeing, we chose to visit the winery and head back to the porch The house is very well equipped and is even better in person than advertised. Dealing with the owners was a great experience, very responsive to emails and questions. Everyone is asking to return to next year which is impressive as the group of us have nver gone to the same place twice. All of us highly recommend this property
Golf: Several public courses are within 20 minutes away:
Pomperaug in Southbury
Stony Brook in Litchfield
Candlewood Valley in New Milford
Ski: Several ski areas are 20-45 minutes away:
Downhill skiing and boarding:
Mohawk Ski Area: 20 minutes -night skiing
Woodbury Ski Area: 15 minutes-night skiing and snow tubing hill
Ski Sundown: 30 minutes-night skiing
Butternut Basin Ski Area: 40 minutes
Catamount Ski Area: 45 minutes
Cross country skiing:
White Memorial Nature Preserve in Litchfield
Topsmead Park in Litchfield
Steep Rock/Hidden Valley Preserve in Washington