The real deal, this post and beam 1960s-era cabin was built from a salvaged barn. If you're looking for a rustic camp on a lake with a gorgeous view of rolling Vermont hills, a relaxing porch overlooking pristine Neal Pond, your own swimming beach, the experience of falling asleep to the soulful call of the loons, then waking up to a view of the misty, calm lake outside the loft windows look no further because this beloved family camp is now being offered for rent. Open kitchen/dining/living room, bathroom, bedroom downstairs (queen bed), loft with one twin and four double beds. TV with VCR, DVD and Dish. Kayak and canoe are available for use. Wood stove for cool nights. Backup heat/gas furnace. Grill and picnic table plus a fire pit for small camp fires. Kitchen is equipped, bedding is provided. Clean spring water flows to the tap. What else do you need? Bring a book, the porch is the best place to read and nap. Note: one sink only in the kitchen. For walking difficulties: there are stone steps down to the water. Pet friendly property.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay4 nights
Sleeps 8. 2 Bedrooms. 1 Bathroom.
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- Sep 21, 2018
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
1 out of 10 with 1 being unsatisfactory. I would give it 2 stars
There were several issues with the windows, not being able to open them easily and some with out screen. One window under the deer trophy to the left was quite dangerous. The frame on the left bottom right pane came apart leaving the glass bare almost cutting our hands. There were cracks in some of the glass windows. Very rustic for sure. But the spider webs and cleanliness could have been a lot better. I found clumps of fur on the floor by the couch. Some of the pots and pans were really greasy. I did wash everything before using it as the pots and pans were not in a cabinet but just on the shelf. No sink in the bathroom. When we got there we got the key and the rules for the place. Had I known that we should pee 3 or 4 times before flushing and only take showers not more than 2 a day for the family and use the out house for usage, I would not have rented this cabin. However I did enjoy the pond and the water was great. The steps or stones down to the water were loose and hard for maneuvering. Also the screws in the rooms upstairs were sticking out by about 1/2 an inch and quite dangerous when you have little ones. Somebody had left there box of freezer stuff there and other items in the fridge. maybe 3 or 5 things. Not my responsibility to clean other peoples stuff. The price of renting the cabin was way too much night especially after seeing other rentals on the pond. Had it been about 450.00 for the 6 nights, perhaps I would not have been so upset..
Over the five years we have been renting we get mostly wonderful reviews. We clearly state the camp is not perfect, it's almost 60 years old and was built from reclaimed wood from an old barn. It's impossible for us to keep it pristine and yes there may be a cracked window here and there but we are constantly working on the things that crop up. Right now we're getting ready to have a new roof put on. The beauty of camp is the rustic quality and decor, and the setting right next to the lake - it's a rare property and all who come there appreciate the beauty and serenity of the lake and relaxing on the front porch. There aren't many places in this area where you can get the experience of a pristine lake in beautiful Vermont. This is what we like to share with others, and which 99% of our guests appreciate and thank us for.
Exactly how described
Nice, clean, rustic
Location is everything
Loved having our dog with us.
Authentic Vermont Camp Experience
My husband and our furry babies stayed for a week at the Kimball camp. We had a glorious time enjoying the beach, waterfront, porch, and cabin. Gail was easy to communicate with and we were delighted with the vintage lake cottage. The porch is wonderful, the huge windows into the cottage offered an open, watery feel even when inside, and we loved the upstairs for sleeping overlooking the water. The neighbors are very close and the pontoon boat did take up space on the dock, but if you are prepared for these things, you can work with it - plus it's part of what makes it an authentic Vermont lake camp experience.
This is a small, cozy camp.... right out of the 60's. Lots of bed space, but this location is ideal for 2-4 people! ( More can certainly fit!) The porch is great and so are the views! The toys ( paddle boat, canoe, kayak) were fun, as it's a niece clean pond. Water temp was great in mid-July!
Fair stay! Awesome Porch! Fished a lot!
Cozy and rustic does not tell it all. The porch is beautiful and the place to be as much as possible. The online pictures do not show that the neighbors are right on top of you. No privacy! One cold night, the woodstove would not draft. A pontoon boat was tied so we could not use the dock. We had to move it and retie it!
Tried to speak with the owner but with no landline, no internet, and no cell service it was difficult! When we did reach them they didn't seem to comprehend the problems. We will most likely, not be back!
I must reply that no one had trouble with the wood stove ever, especially the guests the week before and week after. As far as the dock is concerned, one only has to untie the secondary lines like every other person who's ever stayed there did.
Lunenburg VT is about an hour's drive from Franconia Notch and the White Mountains of NH--a scenic and easy drive to the many attractions northern NH offers and the many outdoor activities in the area.
Additional information about rental rates
Rate is for up to four adults. Additional people add $5 per night. Cancellation is 100% refund 14 days or more prior, 50% up to 7 days prior and 25% if under 7 days prior.