About the property
- Cottage1100 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights
1500' of shore;15acres; private beach, views of lake & MTS & pet friendly!
The Golden Eagle cottage sleeps 7 and is newly renovated with beautiful craftsmanship;cathedral ceiling with gable windows nestled in a very charming spot with beautiful views of the lake and sunsets. Cottages having beautiful views to the south, north & west! The cottage has an aluminum rowboat for fishing, floating, or just packing a lunch and going for a ride (weather permitting)*The grounds are gorgeous as are the sunsets! It's Ideal for children as it is located on private dead end rd. We are located minutes to restaurants, deli's, churches, apple & berry orchards & more! The property is a short drive to Middlebury for medical ER, shopping, theaters, museums, & the college. There are many golf courses, antiquing, & more nearby. The cottages have a complete kitchen, Sat TV, dock for your boat/s, & on site a bait & tackle mini shop. Fri. nights we have a BBQ night & weather permitting a bon fire during the week. There is a mini store for purchase of 'needed' supplies & dvds are for rent. With reservations you may wish to take a scenic 'historical' tour of the lake on our motor boat! The newly constructed Champlain Bridge is a short distance by motor boat & approx. 1/2 hr by land. Larrabee's Point Ferry is about 15 min. by land, & 5 min. by motor boat. There you can take the Ferry to Ticonderoga, NY &/or the Fort, another historical site on the lake! Our property is ideal for events such as weddings, anniversaries, bridal showers, bachelor/ettes & more! We also have a professional photographer on site (add'l fee) If you wish to have your event at Watch Point, we have a beautiful deck with spectacular views as a backdrop (catering; tents; available please inquire). Book early to reserve a stay in the cottages! You may reserve by the weekend, (3 night min.) week, month, or season! Fall foliage season is a minimum two night stay.
*Aluminum rowboats are Not permitted to go out on the water when either: the lake is rough, or bad weather due to storms! No children under the age of 16 is permitted to take a boat out without an Adult & all boaters Must have a life jacket on, (per person).
Please check out our website for baters bringing their own boats, our property and docks can accomodate Small motor boats (up to 22' and fishing boats and rowboats. Larger boats would need to be docked at a marina which is about 2 miles south of Watch Point. If you are unsure about the size of your boat please inquire!
We thank you for visiting us & hope to hear from you soon! You will love it as much as all our wonderful guests have & want to come back year after year!
Ardie Griffin/Tom D./ Kelly P.
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- May 23, 2018
About Ardie Griffin/Tom D./ Kelly P.
My parents purchased the property for our family & we lived here year round until the winters got to tough on my mother. However, we lived here for the summer months & my parents rented out the cottages until 1991. My mom used to do all the interior work & would make & sew all the curtains! We had regular 'renters' year after year, some of whom my parents became good friends with & would play bridge or 'uno' in our summer home. We 'kids' would play with their 'kids', fish, waterski, boat, swim, or do what kids love to do, play! It was a great place to grow up & my children who now have children of their own, own the property with me, and love it as much as I do! We are in this joint venture together & you will choose our site for your vacation. We hope you will join us @ this beautiful property on the shores of Lake Champlain!
Ardie Griffin/Tom D./ Kelly P. purchased this Cottage in 1951
Why Ardie Griffin/Tom D./ Kelly P. chose Shoreham
Because...see for yourself, there is NO OTHER property like it! Minutes to all kinds of entertainment & historical landmarks. There is so much to offer! You will delight in it's charm, sunsets, lake, fishing, views, boating, & so much more! We have rentals available for the fishing enthusiasts, the kayaker, and pontoon boat cruises available with reservations! Please reserve early to obtain the week /weeks you want! You will be pleasantly surprised!
What makes this Cottage unique
For the anglers, boat & water enthusiasts one can go anywhere from this lake. The beautiful sunsets are an added bonus as well as watching all the various types of boats on the lake & then there are the fishermen who love to brag about 'catching the big one!' We enjoy the privacy of our property, but only have to go minutes to nearby shopping, theaters, & more! In the Golden Eagle cottage the beams are from our black locusts trees logged & seasoned right on the premises! Each cottage is unique with it's own character! They are sheltered from the hustle & bustle of the 'city life'! Come rest, relax, enjoy, & discover why everyone loves this truly 'one of a kind' piece of luxury away from it all!
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:30 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Wonderful hospitality, a piece of heaven!
Scenic, beautiful grounds, wonderful hosts, very clean, We definitely will go back! We highly recommend this property !
Thanks for the review!
We certainly appreciate it and definitely hope you all make a return visit!
Mike & Ardie
Peaceful Paradise on the Lake
We just spent a great week here. The cottage was perfect, spacious, clean, well furnished and had everything we could possibly have needed and more! Ardie and Mike made us feel welcome from the first moment and were on hand throughout the week for anything we needed. Mike was a great help for my husband and kids and all their fishing needs - nothing was too much trouble. They caught so many fish we lost count! We enjoyed a wonderful evening BBQ hosted by Ardie and Mike with delicious food. Only one complaint.....a week wasn't long enough!
Such a wonderful family! We enjoyed meeting you all! It was fun for us to and your children are so sweet! We surely do hope you visit watch Point Inn and Cottages again! It was so cute to see Luca catch that pike!! And Isabella fishing like her big brother! Hi to all and hope to see you all again!
Thanks for the very nice review!!
Ardie & Mike
Golden Eagle cottage could use a bit updating but the view and scenery was lovely.
The banquet/lobster bake that Chef Mike put on for our crowd was outstanding! Tent, decorations, preparations, service, staff helpfulness and the gorgeous chair of honor for our 90 year old birthday girl were all absolutely wonderful. Our biggest thanks to Ardie, Chef Mike and the rest of the staff for a most memorable event!
We throughly enjoyed hosting this special event for your mother's birthday!
Thanks so much for choosing Watch Point Inn and Cottages for your family gathering!
We are very appreciative of all the wonderful comments we received from you all!
We do hope you will come back again!
Ardie, Chef Mike, Tom, Kelly & Jamie
Cozy & Off the Beaten Path
A rustic lakefront getaway, off the beaten path with wonderful amenities (hot tub, BBQ, large cabin, ON the lake). The proprietors, Ardie & Mike, couldn't have been more hospitable and helpful. The cabin was comfortable, recently updated, well-equipped with a full kitchen and super quiet. Minutes from the ferry to Ft. Ticonderoga/NY Lake George.
The drive through the apple orchards and woods is idyllic and delightful. People considering a visit should know that the nearest gas station/food mart is a 10 minute drive and virtually all eateries and tourist sites require a significant drive.
Hi, and Thank you for a splendid review! From the NY city life to our country life would be rewarding and a change of scenery. Thanks for choosing watchpointinn as your vacation spot this summer! We look forward to another visit from you in the future!
Ardie, Mike, Tom, and Kelly
Watch Point Inn and Cottages
Watch Point Inn and Cottages sits on a massive piece of property, and is steeped in history. I will let Owner, Ardie grace you with an in depth tour during your stay in one of the finest newly renovated Cottages. Whether your need is to retreat or a family gathering for fun outdoor activities and water sports, Watch Point is your first choice. Maybe you want to be pampered with good conversation, music and a fine gourmet meal. Ardie and Mike will be 'on hands' at Watch Point to treat you to the best evening of relaxation! Don't forget to use Watch Point Inn and Cottages for its ambiance. So book your Special Wedding Day at the beautiful Watch Point lakeside of Lake Champlain for an unforgettable experience! The main message/point of Watch Point Inn and Cottages is that it is your multi-facet 'to go' place. Let go and let Watch Point location help you become replenished as you re-goup with fun and relaxation for your next bout of your regular routine. As for me, I took my journey to Watch Point to visit my longtime friend Ardie and husband, Mike. Not only to take a trip down memory lane with my friend, but to live in her new life with Mike. I was so happy I did! It was rewarding in every way. Down to a drop-in from her daughter Kelly and her family. I had not seen Kelly since she was a little girl and it was an unexpected pleasure. The reunion was amazing as Ardie, Mike, Kelly, and the rest of family are amazing! I stayed in the Inn itself which was special and was treated like a Queen. Living in Ardie's and Mike's world was without a doubt the greatest experience! So you see, there are many reasons to visit Watch Point Inn and Cottages. The Charisma will draw you back time and again after time as it will become your traditional location place.
So glad you visited our very unique and beautiful property!! So happy you enjoyed visiting and have made plans to come back next summer.
We welcome folks from all over, and hope their stay is as wonderful as you had here at Watch Point!
Ardie & Mike
A Hidden Gem
Watch Point Inn and Cottages is a rare find: beach front property on Lake Champlain. Hosts Ardie and husband Chef Mike are warm and welcoming. The 57-acre property has been in Ardie's family for more than 60 years. In addition to the main house, which dates to 1800, there are three 1920's vintage cottages that have recently had down-to-the-studs renovations. The results are bright, clean and airy while retaining the casual and “beachy” ambiance of the classic summer cottage. The cottages feature up to date kitchens and baths as well as indoor/outdoor living with ample decks and patios overlooking the lake and the Adirondack Mountains on the New York side.
Set several miles down a narrowing unpaved road, arriving at Watch Point feels like stepping out of “civilization” into a place set off from the daily grind. Yet for those who can't bear to disconnect completely, the property has cell service and satellite TV and wi-fi.
Although each cottage is amply equipped for DIY cooking, including gas grills, Chef Mike will prepare custom --and delicious-- dinners with a day or so notice. Talk with him about what you would like and then just relax. You will be delighted. Served in the Screen Porch at the main house, dinners also feature fresh-baked desserts and are very reasonably priced.
Shoreham. VT is a very small village with limited amenities. You may want to bring along your dry groceries and pick up your immediate cold goods – milk, juice, eggs, butter and cold beer, etc-- at the Mobil mart on route 22A, just beyond the route 74 turn. If you are coming from the south on route 4, there is a Shaw's supermarket just south of the Exit 2 interchange on 22A. At that point, you are about 40 minutes from Watch Point. More extensive shopping and browsing can be found in Middlebury, about 30 minutes east of Shoreham.
Coming through the village of Shoreham, route 74 turns left. Bear right at the Watch Point Rd sign. If you miss this, several miles down route 74, you can turn right on Smith Street (unpaved) and you will come out at Watch Point; turn left.
The beachfront is somewhat rocky. Swim shoes will be your friend. The lake waters (in late July) are very refreshing and quite comfortable for extended swimming and other in-water activities.
I missed it as soon as I left and look forward to coming back.
Fort Ticonderoga is just minutes away! Shelburne Museum, The Morgan horse farm, golf courses, boating, biking events, the newly built Lake Champlain Bridge & much more! Come & enjoy this beautiful area with our golden & bald eagles, falcons, hawks, osprey, and catch the big cat fish, bass, no. pike & more! Enjoy the scenic mts. & the beautiful sunsets right from your own deck or porch! Enjoy our weekly bonfires (weather permitting) & Friday evening BBQ's by our on premises cook! Enjoy a scenic ride on our motor boat or take a ride in one the rowboat provided with each cottage or have your own cookout in the back area of your own cottage! Ideal location for children since there is no traffic but for the other guests & owners on the property! Bring your dog! Don't leave him/her in a kennel! For a min. chg., you can bring your loved pet with you & not leave him @ home! (Please inquire). You will love our location, it is truly a one of a kind property! In the late spring or early summer you can drive to the orchards & pick your own strawberries, raspberries, etc. And the fall season we have the best orchards in New England for apple picking! Come & enjoy! Your hosts are waiting to greet you & help make your vacation the best & most relaxing you have ever had! Come & RELAX!!
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
The cottage requires a $500.00 damage security deposit by check only when the guest arrives to be refunded once the cottage has been thoroughly inspected & no damage is found. A rental agreement will be emailed to you. An optional linen service of cash/ck $50.00 please advise. A one-time pet fee cash/ck of $25.00 upon arrival