We would like to thank all our wonderful guests who enjoyed their stay last year. All enjoyed this beautiful special place. So many of you have expressed a desire to come back and enjoy this season again. The bookings have started already and we are looking forward to everyone returning and All those who will be new this season. Come and relax at one of the most beautiful lake frontage spots you will find with in 2 hrs of NYC. Take a magical step back in time to a simpler more tranquil place where all you hear are the birds singing their songs, the splash of the waves over the rocks and the soothing sounds of fall breezes rustling the branches of the trees. Yes, you will find all this and much more at our unique circa 1900 family camp on one of the most peaceful, cleanest lakes in Connecticut. "Spring is the best fishing of the year"!! MAY and JUNE is our favorite time for catching the many stocked trout in the lake , some of which are up to 6lbs!! and more! We caught and released 2 that large last year!
Our unique 4 building camp is located on the finest vantage point on the lake for sunsets. Our nearest neighbor 200' away are the nicest elderly couple you would ever want to meet. Beauty, serenity, peace are the words I would use to describe our camp. Not the most luxurious place on the water but definitely one of the most unique and charming properties you will find so close to the large urban areas in CT and NY.
This one of a kind property is located on West Hill Lake, which is one of the cleanest lakes in Connecticut. The lake has an 8 horse power motor restriction, which makes it one of the most peaceful lakes and allows everyone to enjoy swimming, sailing, canoeing, kayaking, and paddle boarding safely. The lake also sustains an abundant variety of fish and is stocked by the State of Connecticut. It has Kokanee Salmon, Rainbow Trout, Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Small Mouth Bass, Blue Gill, Sunfish, Bullhead, & Pickerels; a record 16lb. Brown Trout was just caught this year from the lake.
Our lake is on a hilltop, surrounded by hundreds of acres of lush forest of evergreens, sugar maples, and birch trees which is a spectacle to see when the fall colors come out. Outdoor enthusiasts have a lot of choices for recreation. In addition to all the different ways to enjoy the lake, there are also quiet scenic roads for road biking, shady bike paths for family riding, hiking trails ,fishing along the Farmington river, vineyards for wine tasting, golfing , award winning restaurants with 15-30 minutes (just ask we know them all intimately!) or go prowling for antiques at antique malls, shops or tag sales. No wild racing speedboats and lots of swimming, sailing, and boating. The North End Store is located at the end of the lake and is just a quick ride down the road. A quaint old time store with a mini restaurant that has live music every weekend with specialty cooking to go with it. Just around the corner is a public park with playgrounds, beaches with lifeguards and tennis courts. For those who like to golf, a public golf course is located approximately 5 minutes away with others within 20 minutes. Walmart, CVS, shopping, hospital, etc are only 10 minutes away.
Family camping with ease and convenience. This amazing property has three separate living spaces (main lodge, bunkhouse, dining room) the boathouse has no access to renters. All are located directly on West Hill Lake. The bunkhouse has two bedrooms and a 1/2 bath inside and a delightful new wooden enclosed outside shower! The outside shower has loads of hot water provided by a brand new over- sized hot water heater that provides a one of kind tantalizing experience. The bunkhouse has two freshly painted bedrooms with all new bedding, brand new sheets and pillows .Bedroom 1 has a full bed and Bedroom 2 has two twin beds. The Dining Room is an absolutely adorable eat in kitchen It comes fully equipped with a microwave, toaster, electric stove and refrigerator and all cooking and eating utensils. Though there is no hot water in the sink we offer loads of cool deep well water which tastes like heaven in a cup! The dining room opens onto a spacious deck with a picnic table, newer stainless steel grill and a spectacular views of the lake.
The "Main Lodge" is warm spacious and charming as could be. Open the doors and the whole space feel like one large outdoor porch. The lodge has two couches, large 50" screen cable TV and a working fireplace. As you walk onto the large screened in porch you can view sunset while you sit practically right on the water. Relax and take it all in. On the porch you will feel those cool summer breezes and 180 degrees of spectacular lake views. As you stroll down to the large private waterfront deck and dock you can relax with a drink in the two outdoor chairs or enjoy the gliding love seat in front of the boat house. There are two rowboats and a canoe for your enjoyment. We cannot provide motors for the fishing boats but you are welcome to bring your own motor or boat. Fishing can be done right off the dock as well.
All of the buildings are very open, clean and have spectacular views of the lake. A place of many memories. People have been making wonderful memories here for over 100 years. Come enjoy and make your own. We would love to share the opportunity with you to step back in time and discover that contentment and beauty we are so fortunate to enjoy.
Camp rules....Sorry, but we do not allow smoking in the house. We also do not allow underage drinking of alcohol or drug use. West Hill Lake is a very quiet place to visit and enjoy relaxation and recreation. We are only looking for guests who are going to be respectful of our neighbors and our property. If you are interested in throwing a party at our house, then keep looking for another house to rent.