Historic Ice House at Highland Lake in Winsted!

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Last updated: 10/17/2016
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

This is a very unique property. It is a converted ice house (originally built in 1840s and converted in 1940s) complete with thick oak-paneled walls, fieldstone fireplace and lofts. It sits on an acre of wooded property and is very private. It is a short walk to the waterfront on the East Side of third bay of Highland Lake just down the road. The waterfront area is a peaceful little piece of forested land right on the water with a dock and swimming area. If you have a motorboat, you can tie it up safely at the dock. You can also launch our canoe or row boat from there.

It's the best of both worlds - you can swim and paddle all day but then unplug from the lakeside hubub, return to the woods in the evening and relax with the sound of crickets and toads.

Keywords: cottage, cabin, lake, waterfront, water ski, jet ski, swim, canoe, kayak

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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    I will consider pets on a case-by-case basis. Additional deposit required....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single


  • Bedroom 1: 1 double


  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

    This is a semi-private sleeping loft....moreless

  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2). Linens and towels and blankets ARE provided....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library


  • Dining Area


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill


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Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$1,050 $4,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Cleaning Fee $120
  • Pet Fee $100
  • Taxes Not included


Non-Summer holidays (Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's, Easter) are $150/night with a three night minimum.

There is an additional deposit (refundable) if you bring a pet. $100 per pet.

Owner's cancellation policy:

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.

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Last updated: 10/17/2016
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Owner info

Year Purchased: 2006

About the owner: I am a producer working in NY and Los Angeles. I grew up in CT and spent my summers on Highland Lake. My family is still on the lake and I get back home every chance I get. It is my favorite place in the world.

Why the Owner Chose Winsted, Winchester, CT, USA:
Because I spent all my childhood summers on Highland Lake and I love it there! I am a fan of the Northwestern corner of CT, Western Mass. and Eastern upstate NY. There are so many artists in nearby Duchess County, music and theatre and art in the Great Barrington/Lenox area. CT has such beautiful hikes (The Appalachian Trail runs along the nearby Houstatonic River), fly fishing, great roads for motorcycle rides. And the pizza is unparalleled!!!

The Unique Benefits at this House:
It's SO CLOSE to NY but feels SO FAR! It's a great balance of access to water sports and access to pristine nature. I get such a sense of peace and enjoy the nature and the community when I'm there. Tanglewood nights are so fantastic. The bike path along the Farmington River is exquisite. The weather is always so great there - even when it's unbearably hot everywhere else.

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VRBO #594844

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Thursday, October 20, 2016

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Historic Ice House At Highland Lake In Winsted!

Winsted, Winchester, CT, USA #594844

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