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Recent Connecticut reviews

  • Great House. Beautiful views. sublime foliage

    "We rented for the month of September. Lovely House. Beautiful location.All that it was advertised to be and more. Fantastic kitchen. The house was clean and in great condition. 20 minutes from Wassaic Metro North Station made an easy commute from city for our guests."
    Guest: Gerry S. Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: October 14, 2014
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  • Fantastic Kent Retreat!

    "Our family with two kids ages 6 and 9 were lucky enough to rent the beautiful Hatch Pond cottage for June and July. It is an easy drive or train ride from NYC and a wonderful place to relax and enjoy the beauty of Kent and Litchfield county. Highlights include kayaking on Hatch pond, playing ping pong in the boathouse, relaxing on the beautiful grounds near the house and near the pond, and enjoying the bounty of amazing vegetables and herbs from the garden! The owner is very caring, friendly and simply a wonderful person and host. The house is very comfortable and charming with lots of nooks and crannies and cozy places to read and relax. We highly recommend Hatch Pond!"
    Guest: nyc-kent Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: August 30, 2014
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  • Peaceful getaway

    "My husband and I stayed here for a month, and loved every minute. The owners are accommodating and friendly. The decor is cozy, warm, and inviting. The kitchen is well stocked and fun to cook in. We grilled on the patio many times and cut fresh herbs from the little herb garden right outside the door. We spent a lot of time at Twin Lakes, only a five minute drive away. The gardens are fabulous and so well tended. I took many naps on the screened in porch and we ate many meals out there with friends. We also hosted a large dinner party and there was plenty of space for everyone. The cable and wifi were reliable and very useful. One of my favorite things was walking down to the neighboring farm stand for produce, eggs, and flowers. So charming and convenient! I would highly recommend this property!"
    Guest: Erin H. Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 25, 2014
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  • Wonderful Weekend Stay

    "My husband and I stayed here with our 2 young boys while in Kent for a family wedding. We were very happy with the apartment - it was clean, well-stocked, roomy, comfortable and conveniently located. Everything from the towels to the appliances was of the highest quality - we will definitely book this apartment again when back in Kent!"
    Guest: VP Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: September 24, 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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