NOTE: Minimum 3 night stay Sep-June, June through September is a minimum 5
About Jackie Gosse
Mom and Traveling Professional. Always loved the outdoors and adventure that goes along with it. I enjoy all of the seasons, and what this amazing location has to offer. I am an avid hunter, fisher-person, snowmobiler. My work has me on the road a lot, therefore this amazing place is unoccupied for some of the time. I would love to see like minded people enjoy the opportunity to experience all this area has to offer!!
Jackie Gosse purchased this House in 2018
Why Jackie Gosse chose Island Pond
Dubbed "The Lazy Moose Camp" for the cute moose in a hammock wood carving that was left behind by previous owner, still displayed in home. This home is comfy, has a very "Family feel" to it as you will see by its decor, and personal touches. It does not have that rotating door feel. The area, local folks and neighbors complete the hominess of this property.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Absolutely no smoking inside of the home
50- extra fee per pet. Housebroken, well behaved,
Max guests:12 (sleeps up to 8 adults)
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
We loved our experience at this house. The communication with our host was timely, the house was extremely clean. The house is situated on the water and the morning sunrise over the lake was gorgeous! We could hear the loons calling and star gazing at night on the dock was spectacular. Such a wonderful getaway for our family!
So happy your enjoyed your stay!!! Great communication, the Lazy Moose Camp would love to have you folks back anytime!!!
Nice weekend getaway
Very nice accomodations & room for plenty of guests. However, the queen bed was hard & needed a mattress pad and I would suggest bringing lawn chairs.
So glad you enjoyed your stay!! :). Thank you for your feedback. I will look at doing something extra for that wired bed. There are actually acres folding/beach/lawn chairs in the basement in addition to the outdoor patio furniture provided.
Look forward to your return!
A great clean pond; good swimming; loved the pit for burning wood; great cable/Netflix/ games etc (hint the tv was not responsive to cable remote in living room but was great with one borrowed from upstairs); everything you needed was there including maps of the area and menus/hints for local restaurants were great; everything needed in kitchen; note, state park (with easy hiking trail) is within 5 minutes of cottage but not well advertised
Minor things to be aware of:
rocky not sand beach
a canoe would have been wonderful
the beds were hard and a pain if have a bad back
the unit is not ideal with toddlers (steps going to beach are very steep-- a gate at the top would really help); poisons under sink (which we found a dog leash and tied the doors together); a lot of very sharp knives in most prominent drawer-- moved to a different drawer
we were terrified about the possibility of our grandson having an accident with the glass cabinet with all the toy cars in it but our grandson was very good about it once he understood they weren't there for him to play with
nothing major but something people should be aware of
Beautiful and serene lake vacation
What an amazing property this is....perfect for kayaking, canoeing, paddle boarding....or just watching the loons or sunrise. We loved this home away from home that we considered purchasing it! It’s just a little out of our purchase price and distance from our home......but it really pushed us to think about it! Jackie is a wonderful host! She was easily reachable and was very responsive to any issues (which were very few).....and open to feedback for improvements to this dream home. We really hope to head back next summer so I can enjoy my paddles to the middle of the lake to enjoy the sunset and so my family can enjoy the awesome mountain biking trails at Kingdom Trails! Thanks Jackie! We had a very memorable vacation with our 4 children and pup.
Island Pond camp
We had a great time at the lazy moose camp. Everything needed for a relaxing week on the lake was provided.
One thing that we did find odd was when we went to bed the first night, there weren’t any sheets on the beds. Wasn’t a big deal, just unexpected.
My family and I had a wonderful experience at this property and Island Pond! The view is breathtaking, the lake is beautiful. Clean, quiet and extremely soft to swim in. It was purely relaxing. I have to say the view and the dock was one of my family’s favorite things. The owner had plenty of rafts to use as well. Jackie was very nice and accommodating. I miss it already especially the sounds of the loons! We enjoyed the surrounding area as well. Downtown Brighton was nice and we visited the town of Burke a charming mountain biking town with many nice restaurants about a half hour away. I would definitely stay here again.
Burke Mountain Resort 15 minutes away, Jay Peak resort less than an hour, Jericho, NH less than an hour for off roading, the VAST snowmobile trails right outside the front door, and much more!