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Laurel Island is a 5 acre Island on a Lake in Connecticut. It is a Retreat Location which is available for use by retreat planners or by individuals for family reunions.
Location Laurel Island is a perfect location to hold a corporate meeting, retreat, reunion or family group that combines the privacy and peacefulness of an island and facilities for groups both large and small. Accommodations include 5 private cottages and a large main lodge for gathering. Local catering is available for group meals and will provide meals adaptable to different diets including vegan, vegetarian, gluten free, or others. The 5 acre island’s canopy trees, blueberry bushes, rocky outcrops and large grassy field provide numerous spaces for activities and events. A huge covered deck overlooking the lake provides protection regardless of the weather, and is attached to the lodge for easy access. All of these spaces lend well for yoga, meditation, nature, wellness and other types of retreats, reunions or family groups.
Accommodations In the cottages, there are community rooms (a room with no doors) as well as rooms with privacy. In total, there are 19 rooms. The island can accommodate 39 people. Each cabin has a kitchen with a gas stove, a refrigerator and is fully equipped with dishes and silverware. There is a bathroom in each cabin and a separate showerhouse plus two additional showers at the Lodge.
Laurel Island now has an off the grid solar electric system. The Island has 8.5 kilowatts of solar panels which feeds two 8 kw inverters. There is a large battery (44 kw of storage) to handle nighttime and cloudy day electricity needs. And we have a 20 kilowatt propane generator to provide power when the sun has not provided enough power for our needs. All the stoves in the cabins and the Lodge are now propane stoves(gas fired). The water heaters in the Lodge and the shower house are on demand heaters fired by propane.
Elevator : There are 5 cabins and a Lodge which is 3000 ft2. No elevator, just a way to let me put this note here...moreless
Breakfast - Booking Possible
Lunch - Booking Possible
Dinner - Booking Possible
Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
The party must be primarily adults, we do not rent to children or teenagers...moreless
Senior Adults Only Community:
The Lodge is handicapped friendly. A wheelchair can be moved from the dock into the Lodge....moreless
This is a great spot for children considering all the water and land sports and activities. Parents must be vigilant as you would whenever your child is near water. Water entry is always gradual ...moreless
Each cabin has a bathroom with a toilet and a sink. The showers are in a separate building with hot water in the middle of the Island. The Lodge has two bathrooms with toilets, sinks and showers....moreless
The Island has a solar electric power system and is off the grid. The electric system is fully capable of supplying the Island's power needs. There is also a propane system to supply the water heating and cooking needs....moreless
There are beaches all around the Island. Every cabin has a dock on the lake. You can swim in the lake from any cabin but at the A frame and at the Lodge are particularly inviting....moreless
You can see the lake and beautiful views from every cabin....moreless
The Island is surrounded by lake. Every cabin has a dock and a deck overlooking the lake....moreless
Each cabin has a deck overlooking the lake and a dock with a rowboat...moreless
Sports & Adventure Activities
Each cabin has a dining area inside and a picnic bench on the deck to enjoy the outdoors and the look over the lake
If you rent the entire Island there is a large dining area at the Lodge for all ...moreless
Seating for 39 people
There are 5 cabins and a Lodge which is 3000 ft2. No elevator, just a way to let me put this note here...moreless
Outdoor fire pit as well as either a wood stove or fire place in each cabin...moreless
We use wireless telephone company internet hot spots....moreless
Linens are provided for whole Island rentals but not for cabin rentals....moreless
You park at our house on the mainland and we take you to the Island in our pontoon boat...moreless
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay
Additional information about rental rates
Refundable Damage Deposit$300
You can rent the entire Island for a corporate event, reunion or other event. The price for a weekend is $300/person with a minimum of 20 people. If you rent the entire Island without the Lodge for a weekend the cost is $200/person with a minimum of 20. You can also rent the entire Island for a week if you wish.
You pay half the rental price when you make the reservation. You pay the balance plus the damage deposit when you come for the rental.
Our pricing is by people and by cabin. You can fit six people in a cabin. For the whole weekend two people in a cabin is $450, three people is $600, four people is $750, five people is $900 and six people are $1050. We have five cabins . Weekdays are cheaper.
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Laurel Island is a 5 acre Island on a Lake in Connecticut. It is a Retreat Location which is available for use by retreat planners or by individuals. It also can be used by Corporations for retreats and meetings. Some well known technology start ups have used Laurel Island for corporate gatherings.
Laurel Island is a perfect location to hold a corporate meeting, retreat, reunion or family group that combines the privacy and peacefulness of an island and facilities for groups both large and small. Accommodations include 5 private cottages and a large main lodge for gathering. Local catering is available for group meals and will provide meals adaptable to different diets including vegan, vegetarian, gluten free, or others.
The 5 acre island’s canopy trees, blueberry bushes, rocky outcrops and large grassy field provide numerous spaces for activities and events. A huge covered deck overlooking the lake provides protection regardless of the weather, and is attached to the lodge for easy access. All of these spaces lend well for corporate meetings, yoga, meditation, nature, wellness and other types of retreats, reunions or family groups.
In the cottages, guests choose to sleep in either community rooms (a room with no doors), a shared room, or a private room. In total, there are 14 rooms for shared or private stays. The island can accommodate 36 people.
Year Purchased: 2005
About the owner: Jan was a high school Science teacher and Jack was a technology planning person at a large company. They retired and bought this Island to enjoy with friends and family. The Island is rented at times but continues to be enjoyed by all. Jan has taught life saving and participated in water activities throughout her life. Jack and Jan are involved in charity related activities in East Hampton through the Rotary Club and other charities. Jack has been also participating in Clean Energy consulting on a part time basis.
Why the Owner Chose Lake Pocotopaug: Hasn't everyone wanted to own an Island? It's beautiful and a great escape. What a wonderful place to have a family reunion, corporate retreat, wedding, gathering of friends, or anything else where people get together in a beautiful location.
The Unique Benefits at this Estate: It's an Island. Swimming in the lake is wonderful. The Ocean and Sound are too cold for real swimming. The lake is in the 80's much of the summer, perfect for swimming and other water sports. We have canoes and kayaks for you to use.