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LAKE FRONT COTTAGE - FALL, SPRING OR SUMMER - ALWAYS PERFECT

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-7)

This summer camp has been in the family for two generations. It is rustic in a Vermont way, but very easy to relax in. We have kept many of the antiques of multiple generations.

We have always loved the proximity to the lake, 12 feet from the porch. We have sat on the sun porch and watched loons and on rarely a moose wonder right in front.

The property comes with a canoe, but there is a dock where you could bring in your own small sailboat/jet ski/motor boat. The lake is often calm and a great place to water ski from. The water is clear and clean and swimming is so refreshing. The local state park has naturalist lead walks and there are many areas to hike. A short family hike for almost anyone is Owl's Head, a charming short hike to the top of an overlook of the lake. Biking is a great way to get around and nearby we connect to Vt. Bike path on the old railroad tracks!

The camp is adjacent to the 25,000 acre Groton State Forest, located less than an hour drive from Montpelier, VT and White River Junction offers an array of natural features and recreation areas for park visitors to enjoy. With seven state parks, an extensive trail network, boulder studded sandy beaches, large glacial lakes, secluded ponds, dramatic cliffs and one of the largest bogs in Vermont nestled within it's boundaries, it is no surprise that Groton State Forest is a popular year-round outdoor recreation and camping destination.

Miles of logging roads, snowmobile trails and gravel forest roads traverse and wind through Groton State Forest offering easy to moderate mountain biking, hiking and horseback riding opportunities. Cross-country skiing, snow-shoeing and snowmobiling are popular winter activities on the trail system as conditions allow. The paths travel in and out of the woods, past several lakes and ponds providing access to most of the interesting Groton State Forest features including Owlshead Mountain, Lake Groton, Kettle Pond, Peacham Bog and several historical sites.

Off trail activities include picnicking, swimming, fishing, canoeing and kayaking. (see our Bikes & Beaches feature article for more detail). Tent and RV camping is available at the Ricker Pond, Stillwater, Big Deer and New Discover State Park campgrounds. There is even a bed & breakfast Lodge on Noyes Pond at Seyton Ranch State Park for those who prefer not to rough it. The Groton Nature Center, located on the shore of Lake Groton, offers a variety of Ranger led programs. Other park facilities include: hot showers, boat launches, playgrounds, picnic and recreation shelters, concession stands and more.

The forest is primarily a second growth forest (see Historical Notes below) comprised mostly of northern hardwoods, the most common being maple, birch and beech. Spruce and fir can be found both in the lower and wetter areas along the streams and at the higher elevations. Wildlife is abundant and includes black bear, moose, mink, beaver, otter, fisher, loons and herons.

Groton State Forest Mountain Bike Trails

Mountain biking is available on almost all of the Groton State Forest roads (20 miles) which are basically gravel-surfaced roads marked with orange reflectorized diamonds, and other multi-use trails and roads specifically designated for mountain bike use. The multi-use trails are generally blazed with yellow paint. There are also over 17 miles of hiking only trails which are blazed with blue paint. (Trail bikes and all-terrain vehicles are prohibited anywhere on Vermont State land). See our list below for suggested mountain bike rides.

Keywords: 2 Bedroom VT Cottage, bungalow, camp, cabin

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 10, 2017

About The Owner

Hi. I am a seventh generation Vermonter, who would love to share the Vermont experience. I have spent many summers of my life on Lake Groton. It is a slow moving, relaxing vacation for those wanting to escape the mad rush of our normal busy days!

The Owner purchased this cottage in 1980

Why The Owner chose Groton

My family spent many years camping at the State Park at Lake Groton. My parents bought this camp after deciding they wanted a more permanent spot on the lake.

What makes this cottage unique

My dad was a big fisherman and enjoyed catching many bass/trout/catfish for our morning breakfasts. We have spent countless hours reading and enjoying the quiet of the water lapping up on the beach/nearby walks. The small beach right in the front is perfect for children, with sand to dig in and a shallow area to float. My children grew up and learned to swim by the dock. There is a flat place overlooking the lake where you could add a Tent and RV for extra family accommodations. It is also a short walk to Still Water Camp Grounds for Friends that want to come and visit the area with you.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We really enjoyed the few days we were able to stay at your cozy cottage. We can tell that your family has loved the place over time. It is very quaint. We found the two full beds to be quite comfy and the sound of the loons was incredible! Thank you for the opportunity. I wished we could have stayed longer. Maybe next year!
Jul 2010
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Car: necessary

Amenities

Groton Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lakefront
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
General:
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower only, No tub available
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • alternative lifestyle
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
Notes:
Rustic Family Cabin, Many Antiques and Warm Memories.

Reviews

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LAKE FRONT COTTAGE - FALL, SPRING OR SUMMER - ALWAYS PERFECT
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 7 reviews
5

beautiful private getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Loved our stay here. beautiful scenery and clean quaint cottage. very relaxing & private.

swimming & kayaking in the day cozying up by the fire pit with s'mores @ night was the ideal weekend getaway to enjoy with my family.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Littleton, NH
5

COZY COTTAGE

  • 5 of 5

LOVED, LOVED, LOVED my stay at your cottage! Your description said it all - "rustic in a Vermont way". It was neat, clean and I felt very relaxed from my first step inside. When I walked onto the porch I immediately claimed the bed which became my favorite spot to do some reading. The dock was sturdy and spacious and my dog and I spent many hours there just watching the activity on the water. Saw tons of birds, a beaver several nights as well as daily visits from three ducks and, of course, the loons. I think I have found the perfect spot for my future summer vacations!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Parishville, NY
5

Adorable Cottage!!!

  • 5 of 5

We just loved this adorable cottage!! The location is just fantastic and the owner was a pleasure to deal with and had lots of information about where to go and what to see, which was very nice. We also liked that we were able to bring our yellow lab with us. Can't wait to come back again!!! Thank you so much for renting your lovely camp to us!!! John, Terri & Moose

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2011
  • Stayed: September 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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no.Haverhill,Nh.
5

Perfect vacation for Grandmother&children,grandchildren&great grandchildren!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed the cottage so much!!Had most of the grandchildren and family at some time during the week.Something for all to do if they spent the day or night.We enjoyed the peace and quiet,great fishing,kayaking,love the ducks that visit every day!The cottage is perfect in every way!!Great porch to sleep on,we had some great card games at the big table on porch!Would recommend to anyone wanting a relaxing vacation.Hope to be back next year!!Thanks again,Kathy&family

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2011
  • Stayed: July 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Worcester, MA
4

cozy camp

  • 4 of 5

We had an awesome time at Brock Camp, a cute cozy cottage right on lake Groton. The description was great and couldn't have matched our needs better. The porch bed was the best, waking to the sun and sounds of the loons...I loved it. It was very clean and comfy. We kayak, biked,hiked, toured Ben and Jerry's and even discovered the great corn maze in No.Danville. Definitely plenty to do. We had two 15 year olds with us and they too had a great time even without TV, internet, and cell phone service. Even the dog loved it. I would definitely recommend to family and friends and hope to come back next summer. Thanks for a great vacation.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2010
  • Stayed: August 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wells River Vt
5

Beautiful Place on the Lake

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at the cottage, it was a little piece of heaven. The cottage is just what we imagined, the discription was perfect. It is very private and has a wonderful view of the lake and mountains. The cottage was very clean and the manager was more than helpful.

I have recommend this rental to several family members and friends, god willing we hope to rent the same cottage again next year.

One of the best vacations my husband and I have had in years!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2010
  • Stayed: August 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the wonderful feedback. I appreciated hearing what a nice vacation you and your husband had. Please feel free to email me pictures or other notes. And I am so happy that I described it well, it is so difficult when you have an emotional attachment. Thank you again. Hope to hear from you next year.
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
Cleaning fee $100
Tax Rate 9.0%

During the Summer months most rentals are 7 days with turnover day being Fridays.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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