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Adirondack House on Lake Waramaug

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 8, private sandy beach, canoe & sailboat

If you are looking for a home away vacation that involves unlimited amount of rest and relaxation,swimming, boating, hiking, cycling, antiquing, award winning vineyards, terriffic restaurants from casual to formal,family fun & adventures, quaint New England towns & shops,& spectacular sunsets from their porch or beach, then look no further! This family owned property nestled in the historic Litchfield Hills on Lake Waramaug is the perfect destination. This Circa 1890's Adirondack home will welcome you with 4 bedrooms, 2 full baths,fully equipped kitchen & eating area, Formal dining room with fireplace,Spacious Living room with large open hearth fireplace, Large Front Porch with vintage wicker furiniture & large cushions for comforable seating to read,dine and enjoy morning coffee & evening sunsets with a glass of wine. It has Wifi,cable, washer/dryer, gas grill, and private beachfront. They provide canoe,sailboat,row boat, propane grill and firewood. It is only 2 hours north of NYC, and 1.5 hours from Bradley International Airport in Hartford.

PrivateSchools: This property is a great lodging alternative when visiting local private schools: Rumsey Hall, The Gunnery, Canterbury School, Taft, Kent, South Kent, Forman, Marvelwood, Westover.

Need Breakfast?: We will gladly stock the fridge with breakfast fixings to make your first morning on the lake even more relaxing. Please inquire.

Want dinner in?: We will arrange to have a delicious meal prepared and served by the fire in the dining room. All you have to do is find a seat when the dinner bell rings. Please inquire regarding price.

More Details

Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 17, 2018

About Owner

The Lakehouse was a summer cottage built at the turn of the 20th century. Our parents bought and renovated it into an all year round family home. It was a wonderful place to raise a family of 6 children. What better playground than a scenic lake as your front yard!? The Lakehouse continues to be a special place for the siblings to gather and celebrate life's special moments with their extended families.

Owner purchased this house in 1955

What makes this house unique

private beach, view from the front porch, best sunsets on the entire lake


New Preston House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Lake
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Bathroom #1 has a vintage clawfoot tub with marble top vanity Bathroom #2 has a washer & dryer
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • All new Mattresses,each room has two closets,fans,dresser, sheets and towels
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Piano
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Raft
  • Sailboat
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
We will gladly stock the fridge with breakfast fixings to make your first morning on the lake even more relaxing. Please inquire.


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Adirondack House on Lake Waramaug
average rating of 4.75 based on 16 reviews
Rochester and Keene Valley, NY

The Lake House

  • 5 of 5

My family, 7 of us anyway, spent the Columbus Day weekend at The Lake House. We had a wonderful time in this welcoming and warm home. It was cool outside, but we could still sit on the porch and at the beach, paddle a canoe around, hike up Lookout Mt and "The Pin," marvel at the wonderful fall colors, and even enjoy a fire in the fireplace. The kitchen had everything you could need to prepare fro and feed a cast of thousands (something, but not much, of an exaggeration). We would go back in a minute! Everything was as described, it was clean, well maintained, and the contact person, Missy, was helpful.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2009
  • Stayed: October 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad that you all enjoyed the beauty of the lake and the cozy warmth of our lakehouse. The lakehouse and the surrounding towns have something to offer all who visit it, no matter what the season.
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Wonderful Girls weekend

  • 4 of 5

We have been going to the lake house for our girls weekend for the past several years. It has become like home for us. It is clean and full of charm. The owners are very responsive to any issues and so friendly. The beds are comfortable. We highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

This spot is amazing! First, the hosts provided plenty of towels, linens, blankets, beach towels, boats..everything needed to get settled! The hosts also provided us with an amazing week of weather;), so we really spent every day and night on the front porch, or at the lakefront.....a word about the lakefront -amazing!!! There is so much space -for al fresco dining, swimming, boating, lounging, sand playing -we truly could not get enough of the lake. Our entire family, spanning three generations, truly had the time of our lives!!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awsome time!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time in this wonderful house for the New Year Eve week-end. We were 2 couples with 5 children between 3 months and 5 year-old. The house is beautiful, very welcoming and cozy. She is also very well maintained.

The location is great (next to woodbury mountain, which is great to ski with the kids) and the view on the lake is breathtaking.

We absolutely recommend this house for a weekend or a longer period of time. We definitely look forward to coming back to this house.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2014
  • Stayed: December 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Golden Girls Meet Again

  • 4 of 5

I met up with five ladies all of us being childhood friends and deciding to meet up again after almost 45 to 50 years. We had the time of our lives. This lakefront house is so beautiful and surrounded by breath taking scenery. It was clean, beautifully furnished, had everything we needed from linens and towels being supplied to a fantastic well stocked kitchen with all the utensils and pots and pans you could need to cook, or fantastic restaurants if you chose to eat out. Comfortable living room, big dining room, beautiful bedrooms, two nice bathrooms. We had the most wonderful time and were so glad we chose this home to rent. We will treasure the memory all year long and would like to return to this beautiful home next fall for another get together.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2012
  • Stayed: October 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Everett, WA

A Family Gathering Place

  • 4 of 5

Dear Missy,

We found the perfect family gathering place in your wonderful Adirondack home on Lake Waramaug. To surprize our daughter for her birthday, we looked for a place with warmth, plenty of room to hang out together, cook, gather around a table and spend time together celebrating. The walls there speak of many generations of celebration and gatherings. The lovely old hearths in the dining room and livingroom, were a warm backdrop to our evening meals and long rambling talks.

We had everything we needed for making meals and living comfortably there. Though the weather did not cooperate with us much, we plopped out on the covered porch on rainy afternoons and enjoyed the view of the lake. Having use of the canoe was fun on that one day that the sun shown through and we did get out on the lake for a short time.

The approach to the driveway is a bit tricky to navigate and the road in front can be busy, but being close to the lake was really great.

Thank you for opening your special family place for us. Clearly it is a home long cherished and full of family memories. We've added some of ours.

  • Submitted: May 24, 2011
  • Stayed: April 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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The White Horse Country Pub
The Pantry
GW Tavern
Hopkins Vineyard
Nine Main Bakery & Deli
Steep Rock Association
Hopkins Inn Restaurant
J.P. Gifford
Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Hartford, CT
Car: necessary

Golf: Several public courses are within 20 minutes away:

Pomperaug in Southbury

Stony Brook in Litchfield

Candlewood Valley in New Milford

Ski: Several ski areas are 20-45 minutes away:

Downhill skiing and boarding:

Mohawk Ski Area: 20 minutes -night skiing

Woodbury Ski Area: 15 minutes-night skiing and snow tubing hill

Ski Sundown: 30 minutes-night skiing

Butternut Basin Ski Area: 40 minutes

Catamount Ski Area: 45 minutes

Cross country skiing:

White Memorial Nature Preserve in Litchfield

Topsmead Park in Litchfield

Steep Rock/Hidden Valley Preserve in Washington


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $225
Damage Deposit $500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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