Summer Cottage Right on Lake
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- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Groton cottage description
This summer camp has been in the family for two generations. It is rustic in a Vermont way, but very easy to relax in. We have kept many of the antiques of multiple generations.
We have always loved the proximity to the lake, 12 feet from the porch. We have sat on the sun porch and watched loons and on rarely a moose wonder right in front.
The property comes with a canoe, but there is a dock where you could bring in your own small sailboat/jet ski/motor boat. The lake is often calm and a great place to water ski from. The water is clear and clean and swimming is so refreshing. The local state park has naturalist lead walks and there are many areas to hike. A short family hike for almost anyone is Owl's Head, a charming short hike to the top of an overlook of the lake. Biking is a great way to get around and nearby we connect to Vt. Bike path on the old railroad tracks!
The camp is adjacent to the 25,000 acre Groton State Forest, located less than an hour drive from Montpelier, VT and White River Junction offers an array of natural features and recreation areas for park visitors to enjoy. With seven state parks, an extensive trail network, boulder studded sandy beaches, large glacial lakes, secluded ponds, dramatic cliffs and one of the largest bogs in Vermont nestled within it's boundaries, it is no surprise that Groton State Forest is a popular year-round outdoor recreation and camping destination.
Miles of logging roads, snowmobile trails and gravel forest roads traverse and wind through Groton State Forest offering easy to moderate mountain biking, hiking and horseback riding opportunities. Cross-country skiing, snow-shoeing and snowmobiling are popular winter activities on the trail system as conditions allow. The paths travel in and out of the woods, past several lakes and ponds providing access to most of the interesting Groton State Forest features including Owlshead Mountain, Lake Groton, Kettle Pond, Peacham Bog and several historical sites.
Off trail activities include picnicking, swimming, fishing, canoeing and kayaking. (see our Bikes & Beaches feature article for more detail). Tent and RV camping is available at the Ricker Pond, Stillwater, Big Deer and New Discover State Park campgrounds. There is even a bed & breakfast Lodge on Noyes Pond at Seyton Ranch State Park for those who prefer not to rough it. The Groton Nature Center, located on the shore of Lake Groton, offers a variety of Ranger led programs. Other park facilities include: hot showers, boat launches, playgrounds, picnic and recreation shelters, concession stands and more.
The forest is primarily a second growth forest (see Historical Notes below) comprised mostly of northern hardwoods, the most common being maple, birch and beech. Spruce and fir can be found both in the lower and wetter areas along the streams and at the higher elevations. Wildlife is abundant and includes black bear, moose, mink, beaver, otter, fisher, loons and herons.
Groton State Forest Mountain Bike Trails
Mountain biking is available on almost all of the Groton State Forest roads (20 miles) which are basically gravel-surfaced roads marked with orange reflectorized diamonds, and other multi-use trails and roads specifically designated for mountain bike use. The multi-use trails are generally blazed with yellow paint. There are also over 17 miles of hiking only trails which are blazed with blue paint. (Trail bikes and all-terrain vehicles are prohibited anywhere on Vermont State land). See our list below for suggested mountain bike rides.
Keywords: 2 Bedroom VT Cottage, bungalow, camp, cabin
- Vacation Rental
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters
- Pets Considered
- Children Welcome
- Alternative Lifestyle
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 4-7
- Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Gas Fireplace
- Linens Provided
- Rustic Family Cabin, Many Antiques and Warm Memories.
- CD Player
- Video Library
- DVD Player
- Deck / Patio
- Outdoor Grill
Location & View
- Mountain Biking
- Cross Country Skiing
- Live Theater
- Sight Seeing
ReviewsWrite a review
We just loved this adorable cottage!! The location is just fantastic and the owner was a pleasure to deal with and had lots of information about where to go and what to see, which was very nice. We also liked that we were able to bring our yellow lab with us. Can't wait to come back again!!! Thank you so much for renting your lovely camp to us!!! John, Terri & Moose
- Guest jtm (Parishville, NY)
- Date of stay 09/30/11
- Review Submitted 10/18/11
Recommended for: Sightseeing, girls getaway, pet owners, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, families with teenagers.
Perfect vacation for Grandmother&children,grandchildren&great grandchildren!
Perfect vacation for Grandmother&children,grandchildren&great grandchildren!
We enjoyed the cottage so much!!Had most of the grandchildren and family at some time during the week.Something for all to do if they spent the day or night.We enjoyed the peace and quiet,great fishing,kayaking,love the ducks that visit every day!The cottage is perfect in every way!!Great porch to sleep on,we had some great card games at the big table on porch!Would recommend to anyone wanting a relaxing vacation.Hope to be back next year!!Thanks again,Kathy&family
- Guest Kathy (no.Haverhill,Nh.)
- Date of stay 07/15/11
- Review Submitted 07/26/11
Recommended for: Girls getaway, families with young children, age 55+.
We had an awesome time at Brock Camp, a cute cozy cottage right on lake Groton. The description was great and couldn't have matched our needs better. The porch bed was the best, waking to the sun and sounds of the loons...I loved it. It was very clean and comfy. We kayak, biked,hiked, toured Ben and Jerry's and even discovered the great corn maze in No.Danville. Definitely plenty to do. We had two 15 year olds with us and they too had a great time even without TV, internet, and cell phone service. Even the dog loved it. I would definitely recommend to family and friends and hope to come back next summer. Thanks for a great vacation.
- Guest Gail (Worcester, MA)
- Date of stay 08/13/10
- Review Submitted 09/04/10
Recommended for: Girls getaway, families with young children, pet owners, age 55+, families with teenagers.
Beautiful Place on the Lake
Beautiful Place on the Lake
We had a wonderful time at the cottage, it was a little piece of heaven. The cottage is just what we imagined, the discription was perfect. It is very private and has a wonderful view of the lake and mountains. The cottage was very clean and the manager was more than helpful. I have recommend this rental to several family members and friends, god willing we hope to rent the same cottage again next year. One of the best vacations my husband and I have had in years!
- Guest Katie (Wells River Vt)
- Date of stay 08/06/10
- Review Submitted 08/18/10
Recommended for: Tourists without a car, girls getaway, families with young children, pet owners, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers.
Owner response: Thank you so much for the wonderful feedback. I appreciated hearing what a nice vacation you and your husband had. Please feel free to email me pictures or other notes. And I am so happy that I described it well, it is so difficult when you have an emotional attachment. Thank you again. Hope to hear from you next year.
Guest comment entered by owner
We really enjoyed the few days we were able to stay at your cozy cottage. We can tell that your family has loved the place over time. It is very quaint. We found the two full beds to be quite comfy and the sound of the loons was incredible! Thank you for the opportunity. I wished we could have stayed longer. Maybe next year!
- Guest ab
- Date of stay 07/03/10
- Review Submitted 07/19/10
$125/night .. $250/weekend (2 night min, if available) .. $600/week .. $2200/month 2 night minimum.
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Year Purchased: 1980
About the owner: Hi. I am a seventh generation Vermonter, who would love to share the Vermont experience. I have spent many summers of my life on Lake Groton. It is a slow moving, relaxing vacation for those wanting to escape the mad rush of our normal busy days!
Why the Owner Chose Groton:
My family spent many years camping at the State Park at Lake Groton. My parents bought this camp after deciding they wanted a more permanent spot on the lake.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
My dad was a big fisherman and enjoyed catching many bass/trout/catfish for our morning breakfasts. We have spent countless hours reading and enjoying the quiet of the water lapping up on the beach/nearby walks. The small beach right in the front is perfect for children, with sand to dig in and a shallow area to float. My children grew up and learned to swim by the dock. There is a flat place overlooking the lake where you could add a Tent and RV for extra family accommodations. It is also a short walk to Still Water Camp Grounds for Friends that want to come and visit the area with you.
- Primary: (802) 899-2721 (Vermont, USA)
Coming Down the Path to Lake Groton
Bedroom # 1, Full Size Mattress
Bedroom #2, Full Size Mattress
Looking Over the Lake During Meals
Living Room, with Pull Out Sofa Couch
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Date last modified - Wednesday, January 15, 2014
2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
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