5 Bedroom, 2.5 Bathroom, 10 Sleeps
About Janet Spencer
Originally bought as a weekend/vacation spot for family and friends, this was a second home for over a decade as I resided in Manhattan and travelled extensively as a management consultant. In 2011 I met my boyfriend who was born and raised in the area (Bantam) and since then, this migrated to being more of a home base. In 2014 I sold my apartment in downtown Manhattan as we decided to buy land, build a house and move to VT where I was born and raised, and where my family still resides. But we still love the lake house and want to enjoy spending time here as my boyfriend's family is in the area.
Janet Spencer purchased this Cabin in 2000
Why Janet Spencer chose Morris
This was originally purchased as a "half-way" destination between Manhattan and NH/VT. My family and I would all get together on long weekends and vacations, and with the two houses the adults could happily co-exist with the growing children! There is a lot of love and many memories stored up in these walls. And the area is quintessential New England - it's hard to believe how close it is to NYC given the rural feel and character.
What makes this Cabin unique
The property is 90 miles (2 hours) from NYC, one hour west of Hartford and just three miles from historic Litchfield. There are countless places to explore nearby: Miles of hiking and biking trails in the surrounding White Memorial Woods… dozens of places in the area for shopping and antique-ing… award winning restaurants and renowned chefs within a 20 mile radius… and a short distance from CT’s legendary wine trail. A book with recommendations, details and directions awaits you on the coffee table!
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In the words of my 16 year old nephew “it was the best vacation of our lives. “
The house is interesting and fun. There is something to find around every corner. The property is beautiful it’s like a fairy garden. Having a separate cottage for the teenagers was great. We used the outdoor kitchen every day. Can’t wait to come back.
We had a lovely time - a couple of bumps in the roads, but everything was addressed in an extremely timely manner. The location is spectacular and the view even better. We brought our own fishing poles but used the kayaks and life jackets, the kids had a blast, so easy to watch them from the dock.
Loved the location and the area.
The homes were equipped with excellent cooking utensils.
The there lots of games and puzzles. lots of outdoor toys such as kayaks, canoes, games. This was a lovely place, but appeared to need a better job of cleaning. We cleaned the stove and refrigerator.
Sheets were messy and wrinkled. They knew how many people would be there, and only three beds were made.
The refrigerator had a lot of condiments and duplicates, such as 6 different jellies.
Very little space to put the food we brought for the week.
No cupboard space because they had so much stuff stored.
We had to go out and buy special bulbs as many outside were out. We could not see the stairs at night. The ashes were not emptied from the fire-pit. We emptied what was therein the container and emptied our own ashes. The garbage was overflowing in the cans in front. There was no room for us to put our garbage in the cans.
We arrived at 3:30 because we were not sure how long it would take to get there. The were 6 SUVS parked on both sides of the street. I would say at least 25 people kids and dogs. I was shocked that this was allowed to go on. We actually were fine waiting in the car until 4:00. They told us we had the wrong house when we did not.
I have rented from VRBO many times and never went into a rental that wasn't ready for the next renters.
Perfect home for a relaxing waterfront vacation
This was our 2nd time staying at Janet's home. It is so comfortable and has everything that you need. We especially love using the kayaks every day and hanging by the fire pit at night. Would love to come back in the fall or winter to see how pretty the lake would look .
Awesome, unique, and lots of fun!!!
My family, friends and I had a blast at this location. The house and cottage had plenty of room to sleep many people, and we had our share! We really enjoyed and appreciated the "quirkiness" lol. It was a term we used several times during our week! We made a scavenger hunt out of finding the various switches and controls that are cleverly hidden in plain sight. Take time to read the and appreciate the cabin rules. We did it aloud ( hahaha). Being dog friendly was a major plus for us, my dogs Riley and Ginger were off leash on the property all week with no worries. Made friends with the next store neighbors Roger and Mary, great people! Communications with owners was great!. We needed to call for a couple of minor items and response was immediate. Fire pit areas and outdoor kitchen were utilized every day and night. This was a big plus for us. I don't normally write reviews but we had such a great time I thought it only appropriate. Myself, friends and my family enjoyed the kayaks, swimming, and fishing. We also bought a huge inflatable, which I would recommend, that we hung out on for hours. The water is somewhat shallow along the dock with a lot of rocks so no diving was a good tip. Overall it was a great place to spend with family and friends!!
Great place to relax!
The view is absolutely beautiful, beautiful lake. Lots of space, every level is enjoyable. Morning coffee on the porch, evening on the lower deck around the fire pit. Adults can relax while the kids are kayaking or on their water boards. Always busy. They loved it! Thanks to the owners who were so helpful, understanding and met all our needs. Highly recommend.