Mind-blowing view and sunsets. Just crazy amazing@ Book filled, wildly romantic, cozy and colorful one bedroom (half opening to living room) with gas fireplace, full kitchen, covered deck... It's funky and fantastic - with a canoe for two. (bring please organic soap/shampoo products please, to protect the lake, so close!) VIEW VIDEO- that sums it up... ! Narrow part of Lake Champlain, so you can canoe to New York State and some beautiful inlets. On a quiet 'dead end' lakefront dirt road, no traffic, just the sounds of the waves, the birds, the crickets, a train whistle across the lake. There are a couple of other cottages down the road - so you can borrow a cup of sugar if you want to!- but pretty private and quiet... Great retreat to finish your novel or start one. Doggies LOVE it. Plenty of squirrels to chase and no cars. Long walks in the farm fields or the nearby trails up to gorgeous views of the Adirondacks. Google Snake Mountain. You can sit and watch the lake and sunset from the porch or walk down a short winding path to the Look Out. Fires on the beach are the best, with a slate fireplace, - and plenty of beautiful smooth slate rocks to design your own. When I come back to visit there are often beautiful sculptures make of rocks. Now, the clawfoot tub is in the corner of the living room behind a Thai Screen! with a shower, yes-- but you can take a wonderful tub while talking to your beloved who is cooking you dinner! The toilet is in a little closet near the kitchen in a closet of its own. (Water Closet they used to call it?) Again, it's funky! This is NOT Motel 8! The mosquitos don't like the wind from the lake, neither do the flies, so that's a big plus. Every night there is a spectacular sunset, varied, intense, life changing. I ask that guests bring towels and double bed sheets. If you're flying in, can make arrangements. Yes, there is wireless, who can do without it? but NO TV. Huge selection of books you meant to read last year. Great fishing, perch and bass right off the shore, or take the canoe out. Great birdwatching! Eagles, huge woodpeckers, hummingbirds, eagles! This area of the Northeast has the darkest night skies -- so the stargazing is spectacular! Grill on the beach at dusk, or the deck, or take the canoe out and watch the stars. Wonderful hiking trails nearby and waterfalls... This is a great part of Vermont... ! It's 20 minutes, a beautiful easy drive to Middlebury. Or head to Bristol Gap and the waterfalls. Drink as you swim. Purity. so rare.
- Cottage853 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay2 - 3 nights
Incurable Romantics need sweet, quiet book filled love nests.
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- within one hour
- english, french
- Calendar last updated:
- Aug 15, 2018
About Laurel Casey
Performance artist, writer, painter, jazz singer, - Yes. A person without a pension.. which is why I love guests at "Camp Casey" -- I didn't think I was cut out for landlady status but I have met the coolest people when I am in town, and they return again and again, almost like an extended family. You can't get more Vermont than this. People have been known to leave the rent in the cookie jar if they stay an extra day.
Laurel Casey purchased this Cottage in 1967
Why Laurel Casey chose Bridport
This cottage is perfect for loners, people who want time to themselves to think clearly and get to know somebody REALLY WELL! Take the canoe out and drift and watch the stars. Difficult to really see the stars in this busy world. But with no street lights in Bridport, it's not a problem! I've installed outdoor lighting and people come and turn them off~! The darker the better!? Wth a full kitchen and a grill on the deck, you can eat well and sleep well and recharge. Long wonderful walks on the lake front itself .. beach combing ( fossils) fishing, late night bomb fires, no need to behave- nobody will hear you-- And close to Middlebury, 20 minute drive, if you want some non-wild nightlife.
What makes this Cottage unique
I'd have to say the ambiance. You don't find this kind of Parisienne artist's studio feel very often. People arrive and they immediately want to create. They ask for paints, a canvas, they start writing poetry. They sit on the deck at the table, and watch the waves. They wander down to the lookout and then the private beach. They build a camp fire. They drink wine and look at the stars. They skinny dip. Uptight people will not like it here. It's that simple. (for example, there is an oil painting of a nude in the living room, and somebody duct taped a towel over it! It took the paint off her face!) But please, NO Smokers.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Great place to stay. Exactly as it seemed in the profile!
Had a wonderful and relaxing time!
Wonderful location right on Lake Champlain
Laurel is an excellent host, and the cottage is very comfortable.
A great quiet getaway
A comfortable little space with lots of privacy. Beautiful views! The perfect place for restorative time. Bring your own reclining chairs. Not for the pysically disabled or those expecting luxuries of the non natural sort. An adventure for most.
A perfect getaway location.
The property was everything I expected. The location on the water was amazing and the house/owner provided everything you could ever want. (except a microwave)
Oh dear, the microwave is in the closet on the shelf!!! !! Everybody finds it because that's where the dishes are!! XXX Will post a note!
Very nice escape into the woods
My wife and I stayed the weekend and had a wonderful time. Small, but plenty of room for two and has everything needed for a nice country getaway. Owner is right next door if you need anything but doesn’t intrude on your stay at all. Great sunsets over the lake. Stars are good over the lake, but too many trees over the cabin to view easily. WiFi is good enough for Netflix or MLB on chilly nights or just laying around. Bed was comfortable and there was almost no noise. The occasional boat or person can be heard, but overall was very quiet and refreshing. Had an absolute blast.
So glad you guys had fun, even for your short stay. I am seldom next door, came up for my own escape! - but glad I was there to turn the lights on for you! Please come again when you have more time. You left the cottage spotless!
A tranquil place to reset
All the basics are covered (plenty of books, pots and pans, and bug spray) and everything is pretty basic. But that is the charm and magic. You rest your eyes on the lake, listen to the quiet of the woods, and everything just unwinds. Really wonderful, charming place. I already look forward to my next visit.
Google Middlebury, Champlain Valley-- several great beer breweries, so many farmers markets and street fairs. This is the real Vermont. Glorious swimming holes in Bristol and East Middlebury. Revolutionary Forts across the bridge in New York State. Amazing hikes up Snake Mountain.
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Please don't sue me. Wear good shoes! Steep bank, steep stairs, slippery rocks when it rains..!