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  • Great Home

    "This was the perfect house for our family and friends. We loved how spacious it was, and it was very clean and modern. You will not be disappointed if you choose to stay here."
    Guest: TAMMY J. Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: November 26, 2014
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  • Much needed weekend away

    "The villa at the Norwich Inn and Spa is as beautiful as it looks in the pictures. Perfect get away for our anniversary it has a nice loft bedroom with it's own bathroom. We enjoyed the beautiful spring day in the hot tub and afterwards laying by the pool."
    Guest: Anonymous Date of Stay: April 2014 Review Submitted: April 17, 2014
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  • A little slice of heaven

    "My family loved the 'cottage' on the water. Views from every window were fabulous. The location is private and quiet, and quite spectacular. We chose the location because it was half way for both of our adult children (NYC and Boston) who joined us on weekends. During the weekdays we went site seeing and visited nearby seaport towns along the Ct. coast. Shopping was fabulous at the outlet malls (less than 10 miles away). Old Saybrook is a quiet, less touristy town than some of its neighbors, but has great restaurants, grocery stores, coffee shops, and a great yarn store! This is also a dog friendly town with several groomers if that service is needed. But, what we enjoyed most was just relaxing at the cottage, enjoying the sunrise and sunsets on the water, and talking long walks along the coast. It was just what we needed after a difficult 8 mos. deployed overseas. The cottage itself has a very nice, up-to-date renovated and well outfitted kitchen and renovated baths, and is comfortably and casually furnished. There were plenty of linens and towels. Cleaning supplies were available, as well as food staples left by previous tenants for use, and we left behind our unused items (ie coffee/tea etc.) for the next group. I would highly recommend this rental. (Time of year - early April)"
    Guest: Anonymous Date of Stay: March 2014 Review Submitted: April 11, 2014
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  • Pondside serenity

    "Lovely spot overlooking pond with ducks, geese. Cozy and quiet with large bath and luxury towels. Great hideaway in Madison. Host made sure all our needs were met."
    Guest: Valerie C. Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: November 3, 2014
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Lake Candlewood Travel Tips

Summer Vacations at Lake Candlewood Vacation Rentals

Lake Candlewood is a popular summer vacation destination because of all the water sport activities available. Boating and fishing are the most popular pastimes and on any given day, you can see a number of crafts out on the water. In season, there are a number of fishing tournaments that take place. When you stop in at one of the lakeside communities for bait, you should be able to get the scoop on where the big fish are biting. Weekends see many visitors escaping the cities for some outdoor recreation on the lake and the towns have a busy vibe. Weekdays are quieter and you can enjoy the serenity of the lake. Take a hike along the lakeshore or browse the many stores and shops in town. In the winter, the landscape becomes a wonderful winter retreat. Many of the vacation homes have large fireplaces. You can snuggle up with a good book and enjoy the views over the lake.

Family Fun at Lake Candlewood Lake Houses

Lakes are always great destinations for family vacations. Pack the fishing tackle, waterskis and boating gear, and be prepared for many sunny days out on the water. Many of the vacation homes are located right on the lakeshore. Some are within club communities that offer additional recreational activities with kids' clubs in summer time. Parents can enjoy a leisurely game of golf or tennis while kids are kept entertained. Many families can be seen getting up early and heading out onto the lake to fish in the morning. Pack a picnic lunch and head down to the lakeshore for a day of swimming, games and recreation.

If you have your own boat, you can hire a vacation home with a private mooring so that you have easy access to the lake. To operate your boat, you will need to have a valid certification. There are also speed limits in certain areas of the lake that you need to familiarize yourself with before heading out. Many vacation homes are large enough to accommodate more than one family with loft areas and decks where the kids can keep themselves entertained. For a scuba experience, you can join one of the dive charters and explore the communities that used to stay in the valley before the lake was formed in 1920. Streets and old farm equipment still line the lake floor and the great visibility makes an excellent diving experience.

Traveling to Lake Candlewood Cottages

Lake Candlewood is conveniently located approximately a 90-minute drive from New York City. This makes it an ideal weekend or summer vacation destination. Many visitors head out from the East Coast's cities to enjoy nature and appreciate the quiet serenity of Lake Candlewood. The easiest way to get to the area is by car. If you are visiting from other parts of North America, you can fly into JFK or any of the other major airports. From there, you can collect a rental car and enjoy a scenic drive up to Lake Candlewood from the airport.

Connecticut Vacation Rentals at Lake Candlewood

Connecticut is a state known for its scenic beauty and majestic mountain ranges. While many visitors may come to enjoy the water sports that the lake has to offer, others come to simply relax and enjoy the stunning scenery. Pack a few good books and in no time at all you will be feeling relaxed and rejuvenated. It’s a great place for a quiet or romantic getaway. Because of the amazing scenery, many photographers visit in the autumn months to capture the vibrant fall foliage and small-town ambiance characteristic of the lake area.

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