Enjoy a quiet week or more on beautiful Peacham Pond in northern Vermont! This summer-early fall lakeside camp offers almost all of the comforts of home in a beautiful and peaceful setting. The property comes with a canoe, as well as a shared dock where you can tie up your small motor or sailboat. A public boat launch is located across the pond. Swimming is ideal in this clean, milfoil-free lake. Watch the loons, kingfishers and great blue herons as you canoe or kayak the quiet waters. The pond is adjacent to the 25,000 acre Groton State Forest offering many miles of hiking and biking on logging roads, snowmobile trails and a new rail-to-trail. Peacham Pond is home to at least 3 pairs of Common Loons, most of which produce one or two chicks each season. Mid to late September features the fall foliage season, not to be missed.
Inside, the light and airy camp has Vermont native pine floors and walls. A complete and well-equipped kitchen will enhance your stay. Two comfortable recliners and a couch flank the wood-burning fireplace in the living room. The living room and dining area face the lake. A sliding glass door opens onto a large deck, the perfect spot to watch those spectacular sunsets. A bedroom with a queen bed and a full bathroom are also located on the first floor, as are the washer and dryer. The upstairs has two small bedrooms with a total of 5 built-in single beds and a half bath (located in one of the bedrooms).
Numerous day trips can enhance your stay including the Cabot Creamery, makers of the World's best cheddar located in the nearby village of Cabot. The Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium, Maple Grove Museum, and the Athenaeum Library & Art Gallery are located in St. Johnsbury, approximately a 30 minute drive. Ben and Jerry’s factory is located in Waterbury (45 minutes) along with several other tourist destinations enroute to Stowe and the Trapp Family Lodge. Burlington is just over an hour away and offers beautiful boutique style shops and exquisite dining on the shores of Lake Champlain. Golf at the lovely St. Johnsbury Country Club, as well as at other small golf courses in the area.
We are just 3 hours from Hartford, CT, 3 hours from Boston, 3 hours from Portland, ME, 4 hours from Albany, and 5 hours from New York City.
Keywords: Camp; Cabin; Lakefront Cabin; Lakefront Cottage
Our stay was too early for foliage and the local foliage festivals but instead we had beautiful warm air and breezes with cool evenings. It was wonderful to spend quiet time on the deck or dock or if it rained or was too cool, being inside was a pleasure as well. We've never experienced sunsets as beautiful as those from the deck. Our hosts made sure that the cottage was well equipped with anything we might need. The next time (and we are planning on another year) we know that except for personal things, there is little we need to take. We were able to enjoy great hikes and walks in the area. The glacial erratics are amazing allowing us to ponder how our earth evolved. Although there are plenty of places and things to see and do in the Northeast Kingdom, if you are looking for wide flat screen TVs, internet and cell service in the cottage, this is not your place. However, if you are looking for a place to re-create and find yourself and soul again, we recommend it heartily.
Four of us from the Midwest spent a week in this charming lakeside camp during peak foliage color. The camp itself is very clean and super comfortable with a well equipped kitchen. We enjoyed just hanging out on the dock, the deck, or enjoying the view from inside. We really had a good time taking in the fall foliage festivals in the surrounding small towns. Groton State Forest is very close and offers a variety of interesting hiking options and amazing scenic views. Farther away attractions we took in were the Shelburne Museum and Mt. Washington. We never ran out of things to do, but, if we did there was a lot of information about nearby activities and attractions in books and folders at the camp. The owner was very helpful in answering questions about the best time to visit, how to get to the camp, and in making sure we had everything we needed. We would definitely recommend this property to our friends and relatives - in fact, we already have! This is a beautiful part of the state, and a perfect place to stay to enjoy it.
- a very well-equipped, appealingly furnished cabin with excellent views of the lake (including sunsets!) both from the large deck and from the front window-wall. The cabin is also tucked in among some amazing large glacial boulders (think ferns/lichen) wch delight anyone with a naturalist or geological bent. Our family still hope to experience some early-fall time (September) there when school is no longer an issue - the cabin is so well insulated/heated (electric + large fireplace) that chilly nights would not be a problem.
|Refundable damage deposit||$200|