About the property
- Cottage1500 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 30 nights
Enjoy classic New England weekends and holidays year-round on Lake Waramaug’s Gold Coast. Waramaug is a Connecticut Heritage Lake, and was pictured in the book, “1000 Places to See Before You Die”.
The cottage is located in a private setting with easy access to everything the lake, and the surrounding Litchfield Hills have to offer. Furnished with a mixture of Mitchell Gold furniture and country antiques, the house boasts two fireplaces, a private deck, picnic garden, stone terrace, and a private lawn lawn area.
The living room has a cathedral ceiling, a paneled fireplace, built-in storage and bookcases, a TV, and comfortable seating. The open kitchen is convenient to both indoor and outdoor dining areas. The private Master Bedroom Suite has French doors opening to the stone terrace, as well as a fireplace, 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 shower. There is also an open office/work area with internet access, where one can set-up a laptop and printer. Air-conditioning units are 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. 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 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 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 the 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.
Seasonal activities include:
-Cycling and hiking
-Whitewater rafting at Falls Village
-Lake fishing and Fly-fishing on the Housatonic
-Bird-watching – including American Bald Eagles
-Golfing at Stony-Brook, Candlewood, Lakeville
-Wine tasting at Hopkins Inn and 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
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within one day
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 22, 2018
The Lake House owners live in New York City and have enjoyed weekends and summers on Lake Waramaug for more than 20 years.
Owner purchased this Cottage in 1993
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
I keep coming back
Exactly as pictured. Lake is stunning year round. A+ rental.
My family and I stayed in this property over the Christmas period and we had the most wonderful stay. We had been send excellent directions and local information from our host that was greatly appreciated. The cottage is beautifully presented and has a lovely welcoming feel. The fireplace in the sitting room was wonderful and the living room was a great place to spend time playing boardgames, watching tv and watching the snow fall.
We were after a white christmas in Connecticut and couldn't believe our luck when it happened. Al's cottage was the perfect place for our American Christmas. The best memories! Thanks A & C!
Remains one of my favourite homes to rent.
Lovely Space in a Pretty Setting
This is such a lovely cottage and in a peaceful, pretty setting. We had a perfect time and deeply appreciated it!
We absolutely loved our stay and wish we could’ve stayed longer.
The cottage met our needs perfectly. It was quiet, peaceful and absolutely beautiful. The owner, Al, was wonderful to work with, always responsive and helpful.
Beautiful, pristine, tranquil New England get-away. Loved absolutely everything about this!
The landlord, Al, was a gem to work with. Very responsive and accommodating when we had an unexpected schedule change. The property was uber-clean and we loved Diana, the cleaner, who came to replace a burned out bulb in the shower and also vacuumed the entire cabin floor to ceiling the second day of our stay when gnats got in due to the bedroom French door being open with no screens. (Word to the wise--don't open any windows or doors without screens). The property is well-appointed and possesses the iconic New England charm you see in movies and books. Windows were sparkling clean to enjoy the amazing woods and lake views. Inviting lamp-lighting for relaxing evenings by the fire. Many wonderful little towns within an hour or two, allowing for leisurely day trips to see the beauty of the area. Only disappointment was many shops and restaurants are closed on Mondays, so plan accordingly. We'd return to our this gem in a heartbeat and highly recommend the property to anyone looking for a perfect New England get-away!
The Guest House is located on North Shore Road in Warren Connecticut, considered by many to be Lake Waramaug's Gold Coast. The property is surrounded by large private estates and is tucked into a secluded wooded area with access to a beautiful stone waterfront terrace, 'infinity' deck and dock with ladder for easy swim access.