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Adirondack Escape on Lake Waramaug

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,240 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 8, private sandy beach, canoe & sailboat

Enjoy your vacation at one of the original homes on the shores of Lake Waramaug in Litchfield hills of CT. 150 feet of private beach to relax, swim, boat, fish or have s'more's around the fire pit. The house is filled with Adirondack cottage allure with wrap around timber banisters & stone fireplaces & decor. Can sleeps up to 9 guests. Recently renovated with romantic porch lights, hardwood floors, kitchen appliances & a granite bathroom with rains forest shower.Breathtaking views from the front porch overlooking the lake. . You can hike, bike, shop and visit local some of Ct. best restaurants, breweries & distilleries & the Connecticut wine trail is minutes away. Only 2 hours north of NYC, and 1.5 hours from Bradley International. Airport & Metro north train stop is a few miles away Your fun & adventure awaits you!! Come! We invite you to share our home with you!

PrivateSchools: This property is a great lodging alternative when visiting local private schools: Rumsey Hall, The Gunnery, Canterbury School, Taft, Kent, South Kent, Forman, Marvelwood, Westover.

Need Breakfast?: We will gladly stock the fridge with breakfast fixings to make your first morning on the lake even more relaxing. Please inquire.

Want dinner in?: We will arrange to have a delicious meal prepared and served by the fire in the dining room. All you have to do is find a seat when the dinner bell rings. Please inquire regarding price.

More Details

Member since: 2005
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
5 July, 2018

About Owner

The Lakehouse was a summer cottage built at the turn of the 20th century. Our parents bought and renovated it into an all year round family home. It was a wonderful place to raise a family of 6 children. What better playground than a scenic lake as your front yard!? The Lakehouse continues to be a special place for the siblings to gather and celebrate life's special moments with their extended families.

Owner purchased this house in 1955

What makes this house unique

private beach, view from the front porch, best sunsets on the entire lake


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in New Preston in New Preston

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2240 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • lake
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Water View
  • waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 14 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Granite floor, Rain forest shower, washer & dryer
  • Bathroom #1 has a vintage clawfoot tub with marble top vanity Bathroom #2 has a washer & dryer
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Sofa bed in Living Room
  • All new Mattresses,each room has two closets,fans,dresser, sheets and towels
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Piano
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat
  • Canoe
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Veranda ...
  • Raft
  • Sailboat
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • ski
  • swimming
  • water skiing
We will gladly stock the fridge with breakfast fixings to make your first morning on the lake even more relaxing. Please inquire.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(16 traveller reviews)

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Adirondack Escape on Lake Waramaug
average rating of 4.75 based on 16 reviews
Rochester and Keene Valley, NY

The Lake House

  • 5 of 5

My family, 7 of us anyway, spent the Columbus Day weekend at The Lake House. We had a wonderful time in this welcoming and warm home. It was cool outside, but we could still sit on the porch and at the beach, paddle a canoe around, hike up Lookout Mt and "The Pin," marvel at the wonderful fall colors, and even enjoy a fire in the fireplace. The kitchen had everything you could need to prepare fro and feed a cast of thousands (something, but not much, of an exaggeration). We would go back in a minute! Everything was as described, it was clean, well maintained, and the contact person, Missy, was helpful.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Oct-2009
  • Date of Stay: October 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad that you all enjoyed the beauty of the lake and the cozy warmth of our lakehouse. The lakehouse and the surrounding towns have something to offer all who visit it, no matter what the season.
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Wonderful Girls weekend

  • 4 of 5

We have been going to the lake house for our girls weekend for the past several years. It has become like home for us. It is clean and full of charm. The owners are very responsive to any issues and so friendly. The beds are comfortable. We highly recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

This spot is amazing! First, the hosts provided plenty of towels, linens, blankets, beach towels, boats..everything needed to get settled! The hosts also provided us with an amazing week of weather;), so we really spent every day and night on the front porch, or at the lakefront.....a word about the lakefront -amazing!!! There is so much space -for al fresco dining, swimming, boating, lounging, sand playing -we truly could not get enough of the lake. Our entire family, spanning three generations, truly had the time of our lives!!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awsome time!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time in this wonderful house for the New Year Eve week-end. We were 2 couples with 5 children between 3 months and 5 year-old. The house is beautiful, very welcoming and cozy. She is also very well maintained.

The location is great (next to woodbury mountain, which is great to ski with the kids) and the view on the lake is breathtaking.

We absolutely recommend this house for a weekend or a longer period of time. We definitely look forward to coming back to this house.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jan-2014
  • Date of Stay: December 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Golden Girls Meet Again

  • 4 of 5

I met up with five ladies all of us being childhood friends and deciding to meet up again after almost 45 to 50 years. We had the time of our lives. This lakefront house is so beautiful and surrounded by breath taking scenery. It was clean, beautifully furnished, had everything we needed from linens and towels being supplied to a fantastic well stocked kitchen with all the utensils and pots and pans you could need to cook, or fantastic restaurants if you chose to eat out. Comfortable living room, big dining room, beautiful bedrooms, two nice bathrooms. We had the most wonderful time and were so glad we chose this home to rent. We will treasure the memory all year long and would like to return to this beautiful home next fall for another get together.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Oct-2012
  • Date of Stay: October 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Everett, WA

A Family Gathering Place

  • 4 of 5

Dear Missy,

We found the perfect family gathering place in your wonderful Adirondack home on Lake Waramaug. To surprize our daughter for her birthday, we looked for a place with warmth, plenty of room to hang out together, cook, gather around a table and spend time together celebrating. The walls there speak of many generations of celebration and gatherings. The lovely old hearths in the dining room and livingroom, were a warm backdrop to our evening meals and long rambling talks.

We had everything we needed for making meals and living comfortably there. Though the weather did not cooperate with us much, we plopped out on the covered porch on rainy afternoons and enjoyed the view of the lake. Having use of the canoe was fun on that one day that the sun shown through and we did get out on the lake for a short time.

The approach to the driveway is a bit tricky to navigate and the road in front can be busy, but being close to the lake was really great.

Thank you for opening your special family place for us. Clearly it is a home long cherished and full of family memories. We've added some of ours.

  • Review Submitted: 24-May-2011
  • Date of Stay: April 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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The White Horse Country Pub
The Pantry
GW Tavern
Hopkins Vineyard
Nine Main Bakery & Deli
Steep Rock Association
Hopkins Inn Restaurant
J.P. Gifford
Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Hartford, CT
Car: necessary

Golf: Several public courses are within 20 minutes away:

Pomperaug in Southbury

Stony Brook in Litchfield

Candlewood Valley in New Milford

Ski: Several ski areas are 20-45 minutes away:

Downhill skiing and boarding:

Mohawk Ski Area: 20 minutes -night skiing

Woodbury Ski Area: 15 minutes-night skiing and snow tubing hill

Ski Sundown: 30 minutes-night skiing

Butternut Basin Ski Area: 40 minutes

Catamount Ski Area: 45 minutes

Cross country skiing:

White Memorial Nature Preserve in Litchfield

Topsmead Park in Litchfield

Steep Rock/Hidden Valley Preserve in Washington


Prices & Availability

Ask Owner a Question

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £172.87
Refundable Damage Deposit £384.15

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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