100 year old lake front property
Why Melissa Gahagan chose Fairlee
This 100 year old lake house was purchased by Tony's grandfather more than 100 years ago. It has been owned by the Gahagan family for all those years. It has been enjoyed by the family and for many years it was a rental. After Tony and I married, we have been able to enjoy the property for the last 25 years. Now as we are planning our retirement and plan more travels and other adventures, we have decided to share this treasured spot.
What makes this Cottage unique
This property is located at the North end of Lake Morey and offers wonderful sun rises and sun sets. The porch has hosted many parties. The Lake Morey Golf Course is at the south end of the lake. Lake Morey is a wonderful clean and beautiful lake where you can fish (after buying a license) or water ski. There are hiking trails nearby. Fairlee is a wonderful small town with a famous July 4 parade and fireworks display. Come and party, enjoy the beautiful nature or just relax. Whatever you choose you will have wonderful memories of your stay.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
Great location and old architecture. But definitely needs investment to replace all the plumbing.
We filled the house with three generations of my wife's family, all attending our son's wedding at nearby Camp Lanakila. The owners are most helpful and gracious and the house is well outfitted with two Sunfish sailboats, kayaks, etc. We swam in the lake on three of our four mornings. The great room with its high ceilings, covered porch facing east and south, was plenty big for all of us. The beds are comfortable and we slept well with the breezes off the lake. We would definitely stay there again.
But fair warning: the plumbing fixtures are archaic and must be original to the house. The kitchen has a portable dishwasher that works well but the old enameled, cast iron sink and counter are out of a movie set. Likewise the little bedroom sinks have separate hot and cold spigots that barely reach into the sink bowl. One of the showers backed up and leaked into the great room below. Hot water was plentiful if inclined to fluctuate in temperature. The bathroom wall and floor tiles had grotty grouting. Lastly, the windows would benefit from a cleaning to get rid of the spider webs, spiders, dust, pine needles, etc.
This is a unique property that we really enjoyed but may not be for the squeamish. They should go to the Holiday Inn Express down the road.