|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Unplug from the hectic pace and chaos of modern life on our nine acres of beautiful waterfront property, among towering pines and manicured lawns where you and your family can slow down, have fun and build memories that will last a lifetime.
We are often asked if there is anything to do in the area. The answer of course is an emphatic “Yes!” See Area Attractions for more information. That said, most families arrive at Gilmore Camps and find so much to do on site that they don’t want to leave.
The beach is the focal point of Gilmore Camps. Large, child safe and user friendly, it’s usually the children who make friends first, followed by their parents, and by the end of the stay “5pm social hour” takes on a special meaning! Immediately adjacent to the beach, lift a canoe or kayak into the water for a tranquil ride or just sit quietly on the Adirondack chairs on the dock, keeping a lookout for a family of bald eagles nesting on the opposite shore.
For more action, play a game of pool, shoot hoops, play horseshoes or badminton and get a group together for a fun game of whiffle ball or Frisbee toss.
The entire property simply beckons you to unplug, unwind, relax and enjoy. Not a single summer goes by without a parent commenting “this is the only place in the world where I can let my kids run out the screen door and feel that they are safe”. That’s our nicest compliment.
I orginally wrote this about our 2015 stay:
Last August was our third stay at Gilmore Camps and each have been idyllic. Tom is a great host--there if you need something, not if you don't. We have stayed in both Schoohouse and The Lodge--both are comfy and clean, but we like The Lodge better.
The complex is wonderfully remote, with a great beach and gradual lake entry. Our grandkids have loved swimming, boating (provided canoes and kayaks), playing in the sand and exploring the lakeshore. One highlight of each year has been exploring the lake by canoe--it's a good trip crossing the lower lake where Gilmore Camps is located and up the narrow connector to the main lake, but it's worth the effort, including a lakeside fairy village built annually by one of the residents.
Make sure you locate one of the nearby farms with stands (10 minute), where you can get fresh corn, and go out one evening to Ebenezer's Pub (15-20 minutes), particularly if there's a beer enthusiast in your party. And on the property, be sure to try out the outdoor showers Tom put in a couple of years ago, which are wonderful at night--staring up at a clear sky!
Mostly, though, just expect the opportunity to relax and enjoy a family vacation you'll want to repeat over and over. Quiet days at the edge of the lake, peaceful evenings with a crackling fire. Every year, our grandkids hate to leave, and we eagerly look forward going back there this August!
UPDATE: Last August (2016) was every bit as wonderful, despite not having the best weather week of the summer, and we look forward to our fifth stay at GIlmore Camps this August.
We have been coming up to Kezar Lake for 4 years now. It is something that my family, and esp the kids, look forward to every year. It is such a beautiful, special place and Tom and Debbie make everything so laid back and easy. The grounds are always well-maintained and the cabins are clean. If there is ever a problem (which is rare) Debbie and Tom take care of it right away. We stay at the lake house, which couldn't be any more magical. The lake itself is clean, beautiful and quiet. Kids have a total blast swimming to the floating dock and jumping off for hours. Canoes, kayaks, fishing, boating, outdoor showers, NO television, sunsets - what more could you ask for?!?!? We love it up there! Jacqueline Swan
we have stayed here several years in a row...wonderful place, great owners, and beautiful sandy beach with available tubes, canoes, kayaks...comfortable cabins, but no TV....WiFi, however, so kids and teens can be entertained. It's nice to have the game room with board games, and the pool table, but could use a ping pong table top for it as well!
Tom and Debbie,
We have been coming to your place now for 4 years and it is our favorite home away from home. You both go above and beyond to make sure all our needs are met. The Lake Cottage is so special to us. We love being able to sit on our porch and look out at the lake, hear the loons calling and see the mountains in the back round. We have even watched fireworks from all over the lake. The cottage is clean, spacious and perfect for our family. We love to fish, swim, play games on the huge lawn, meet other families, and cook out on the grills. One of our very favorite part is the outdoor showers. It is a great peaceful way to end our most perfect days. We could not be happier with our summer vacation and we look forward to coming each year.. Thank you both for making this a truly magical family vacation for us.
Tom, first I should tell you, that in my 50 plus years on this amazing lake, I have never had a more enjoyable, relaxing week than I did staying in Birches. Your obvious love and dedication to the camp provide a warm and cozy atmosphere unlike any I have experienced since my family sold our house on the lake in the 90s. I have heard through the grapevine that I might be able to reserve Birches and Fresh Air for the same first week in August in 2016. Please let me know what you need from me to make this happen. Again I can't thank you enough for your families hospitality. Sincerely, Rich Herzfeld
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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
The rates provided are for entry level cabin.
Personal or Cashiers Check. 50% due at time of booking. Balance due June 1st.