Large lake home with 3 newly updated bedrooms and bathroom, large living room, porch overlooking the lake and Olivers Island. Plenty of parking and views of beautiful Crystal Lake. There is everything you need to have a relaxing time in this home away from home. Linens and towels provided. Clean and comfortable rooms. Very functional kitchen with brand new coffee maker, toaster oven, microwave and refrigerator.. Cable TV and Internet, a variety of games including a ping pong table above the garage. There is an iron and hair dryer. Front porch overlooking the lake is the best for coffee and all your meals. Water front includes a large dock with built in bench, chairs and a great floation station to relax on. The swimming is wonderful. There are 3 kayaks with life preservers and paddles. There is a paddleboat which works your legs. Exploring Olivers Island is a must and many swim to it for the challenge.
Turn of the Century cottage owned by the same family since 1920
- Calendar last updated:
- Dec 6, 2018
About Grace K
I've summered full time in this cottage since 1979 when my parents inherited it from my grandparents. My Grandparents purchased the cottage in the early 1920's and my mom and her family enjoyed summers there while living in White River Junction, Vermont. My 4 brothers and I enjoyed it since we were little, learning how to swim, water ski, knee board and later tube. After mom passed in 2012 and then dad in 2015, the 5 of us were left the property. One brother Chris lives here on the left side of the property. which is a separate home. My husband and I were able to buy out my brothers enabling us to keep it in the family,.
Grace K purchased this Cottage in 2017
Why Grace K chose Enfield
This property is so special to me as it's been a part of my life since I was a baby and my mom was a baby. We've had so much fun over the years swimming, boating and walking out on it in the winter. My parents retired up here from NY and just loved it! They ran it as a B@ B for over 15 years opening their home to many guests. The best family times were spent here playing games especially Jarts. My 5 nephews loved everything about the lake!
What makes this Cottage unique
There are beautiful loons on our lake and a treat to hear them communicate with each other. You also will love watching the hummingbirds feed regularly at the front deck feeder and the flowers around the house. There is always a great breeze off the lake for wonderful air flow. We have a nice swing with a canopy and an awesome hammock facing the lake.
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 12:00 PM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Beautiful cabin by the Lake
Our family of 6 had a wonderful time enjoying the fall colors at this cozy cabin by Lake Crystal. We deeply enjoyed the campfires and exploring the beautiful lake.
What you see is what you get.
Check in time is listed as 3PM so we were set to arrive at 3 to start our 5 night stay. On our drive up, Grace asked if we could come late so I had to find a place to keep the younger kids (6 &10) busy until we could check in. We arrived a little after 4:30 and Grace informed us that the house wasn't ready yet. It was after 6 by the time everything was finished and we had the place to ourselves. Even beyond that time, cleaning was being done right outside our kitchen door as I was getting ready to prepare dinner. To make up for the late check-in, Grace offered us to stay 2 hours late the day we were leaving and took all the kids out of the boat tubing etc. We appreciated this and the kids loved it.
The house is very much as pictured in photos. We found it dated and could definitely use newer furniture. We grilled steak our first night to find no steak knives. The next day, Grace checked in to see how we were (she sometimes stays in the other half of the house with her brother) and was kind enough to bring us the few things that we needed. Overall, the kitchen is stocked well enough to prepare most anything you would at home (including a crockpot.)
Beds are reasonably comfortable - King bed in the front room has a nice few of the lake. The one bathroom was spacious and very clean and although we had 7 people there most days, it was not an issue.
The new firepit area was beautiful and we took advantage of it when the weather cooperated (can't fight with mother nature!) The hammock in the driveway is tucked away and very relaxing and also overlooks the lake.
The dock right on the lake was located right across the road that circles the lake. This was just a little tough as our youngest is 6, so we had to be conscious of the (albeit slow) traffic on the road. We all loved using the (multiple) canoes that are stored right at the water and got a lot of use out of the paddle board (my favorite.) Road is quiet enough to walk on in either direction.
The room above the detached garage was a bonus as it can sleep the extra 2 people that don't fit in the house (to make the total of 8 listed in the listing.) We enjoyed the ping pong table in this room. Note there is no bathroom up there so if anyone sleeping there needs access to the main house.
Overall, the home is as pictured in the photos. Grace was very nice and responsive to any requests or needs we had during our stay.
Cozy cabin with easy access to beautiful lake!
We really enjoyed our stay at this sweet lake house. There was enough room for our family of 7. The kids enjoyed the lake, ping pong, cooking for each other, and we spent a couple of nights sitting around the outdoor fire pit roasting marshmallows. Very kind and thoughtful hosts who bent over backwards to make sure we enjoyed our stay!
Such a beautiful property on a beautiful lake! Grace and Chris are excellent hosts who have thought of everything - well stocked kitchen, comfy beds, and plenty of toys for the lake.
A wonderful lake house with all the amenities!
Grace's lake house had everything we needed for a great vacation! Our 8 year old son fished off the dock from sun up to sun down, while the rest of us enjoyed the kayaks, paddle boats, and floats. And when the sun went down we all retired out back for s’mores at the beautiful fire pit. What a great ambience with the all the tiki torches! I enjoyed my coffee every morning on the screened in porch overlooking the lake. Grace was so accommodating and helpful with any questions we had and was a pleasure to talk to! We will definitely be back next time we are in New Hampshire! So many great memories were made!
My wife and I stayed at this camp the first week of July 2018. The camp is really a house - with air conditioning (wonderful during this very hot period). We have stayed at other camps in the area but nothing compares. Grace, Mel and Chris were very helpful and welcoming to us. The photos on the site are 100% real. We also liked the place since it is relatively close to shopping, restaurants, etc. When we come to the area again we will definitely stay here.
Walking and running along Crystal lake to take in the beautiful lake views is a must. Going left out of the driveway takes you down towards the dam which is just under 1 mile. Going right out of our driveway takes you to algonquin road where you see the cove aspect of our lake. You can walk down to the boat ramp or keep going to the end. This walk is approx 1.5 miles each way There is a large sandbar on the opposite side of the lake to enjoy where the water is warmer and sand is soft under your feet. The Kluge/Currier trail is a great walk which you access before Algonquin road on your right. Another nice trail is the Colette Trail off Boys camp road which is off Lockhaven rd going past the dam. Blueberry Picking is wonderful in Cannan near Cardigen mountain . Ask us for the number before you go. Mt Cardigen is nearby for a challenging hike and scenic views. The Queechee Gorge is another popular attraction while driving on route 4 into Queechee and then Woodstock Vermont. The Simon Pierce Glass factory and restaurant is very popular as well.