Enjoy classic New England weekends and holidays year-round on Lake Waramaug’s Gold Coast. Waramaug is a Connecticut Heritage Lake, and was pictured in the book, “1000 Places to See Before You Die”.
The cottage is located in a private setting with easy access to everything the lake, and the surrounding Litchfield Hills have to offer. Furnished with a mixture of Mitchell Gold furniture and country antiques, the house boasts two fireplaces, a deck, picnic garden, stone terrace, and a private lawn area.
The living room has a cathedral ceiling, a paneled fireplace, built-in storage and bookcases, a TV, and comfortable seating. The open kitchen is convenient to both indoor and outdoor dining areas. The Master Bedroom has French doors opening to the stone terrace, as well as a fireplace, and an adjoining bathroom with a tiled shower and antique marble sink. The second bedroom is furnished with twin beds and has access to a large bathroom with a Jacuzzi tub and shower. There is also an open office/work area with internet access, where one can set-up a laptop and printer. Air-conditioning units are provided and the house has wide-board pine floors throughout.
The Lake House tenants have access to the waterfront and dock and the use of a tandem kayak. The charming New Preston village is a short bike ride away with shops and restaurants specializing in locally grown produce. And, the newly expanded Hopkins Winery is a great choice for a late afternoon wine tasting or snack!
Annual events on the lake include July 4th fireworks, college and prep school crew regattas, triathlons, and numerous road and bike races.
Within a short walk are public beaches and playgrounds, canoe and kayak rentals, walking trails, a winery and a restaurant overlooking the lake.
A short 15-mile drive will lead to Stony-Brook, a lovely nine-hole public golf course, or in the winter, to Mohawk Mountain, for a choice of 25 ski trails. A little longer ride will provide skiing at Butternut or Catamount and golfing at numerous public 18-hole courses.
Seasonal activities in the surrounding area include:
-Cycling and hiking
-Whitewater rafting at Falls Village
-Lake fishing and Fly-fishing on the Housatonic
-Bird-watching – including American Bald Eagles
-Golfing at Stony-Brook, Candlewood, Lakeville
-Wine tasting at Hopkins Inn and on Connecticut Wine Tour
-Skiing at Mohawk, Butternut and Catamount Mountains
-Cross-country skiing on Waramaug and nearby trails
-Dining in award-winning restaurants and Pubs
-Swimming, tubing and water-skiing
-Films in Connecticut’s landmark Bantam Cinema
-Shopping and dining in historic New England villages