2 bedroom lakefront cottage with private dock on very quiet, picturesque lake, private beach area within walking distance. Access to 12' row boat (trolling motor/battery, removable swivel seats), fishing equipment, canoe, kayak, and paddle boat. Lake has perch, bass, pickerel, crappies. The lake has no gas motors and much of the lake is protected woodlands/wetlands areas perfect for nature lovers and bird watching. outdoor fire pit, gas grill, camping chairs, picnic table, and hammock. Indoors has open living area with stone fireplace and two 'floor to ceiling ' picture windows to look out over the lake, 1rst bdrm has full-size bed and two dressers, 2nd bdrm has bunk beds with bottom bunk being a full-size futon mattress, and full-size futon on enclosed back porch, shower stall, old-fashioned cast iron sinks, pine interior with cottage-themed decor. Litchfield Hills has antique shops, fine dining, nearby hiking and biking trails, and many local festivals and country fairs.
2 bdrms plus pull-out couch in living area and futon on back porch, sleep 6
- Calendar last updated:
- Jan 29, 2019
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
We enjoyed a lot
Wonderful stay for my family and me we enjoyed the water and the privacy we recieved. Kayak was one of the best activities we did there. Overall it was a great place to stay it was nice and cozy for the whole family. My dog also had alot of fun.
Very rustic, cozy, and well equipped property. It was three days in heaven. The confined backyard kept the dogs in at all times. Explored the lake kayaking. Also tried the paddle boat. Bonfires, BBQs on the grill, and wine every night. Loved the dock. As a photographer, I enjoyed taking pictures of everything. Thank you, Chris, for sharing your lovely property. We even enjoyed watching the thunderstorm from the inside!!!
(I have to mention for those who complain about property being “too rustic” about “no ladder on the dock”, these are rural country properties-not the Hilton Hotel or an all inclusive swimming pool in the Caribbean. And for those complaing about the lake being shallow..... write a complaint letter to Mother Nature). We love these properties, mostly to get away from “shallow” and ridiculous people!!!!). Had to throw that in! Again, THANK YOU, Chris!!!! Will most definitely return!
fun lake getaway
The cabin is definitely a cabin, with lots of funky charm. Very quiet, end of the road location and the private dock with lots of boats makes for amazing water and yard play for the kids! We had so much fun. Don't expect anything fancy with the cabin (unlevel floors, minimal/low water pressure, some cobwebs, tiny kitchen with basic equipment, bring a good knife if you're planning to cook). Christopher is a very kind and helpful host!
Great Lake! Cottage was ok!
Overall it was a lovely stay. They did upgrade the TV based on the photos, but it is overall very rustic. The lake is very shallow so you can't really jump off the dock and there is no ladder to actually get back onto the dock from the water - only a metal step that is VERY slippery and a bit unsafe. Unfortunately, the paddle boat was totally flooded so we weren't able to even use that and the boat that was supposed to have 3 swivel chairs only had 2 and they were both broken. We must have been the first occupants of the summer as the tables outside were covered in webs and pollen and the cushions for the chairs were never brought outside. We were there for a heat wave and it was almost unbearable inside - there is no A/C. Thankfully Chris had a couple of window fans, BUT definitely bring your own if you go during the summer. Lastly, I would have given this 3.5 stars because our bathroom sink never worked. It was broken before we got there and never fixed. We got there Monday, and no one came until Wed to look at it (which they then realized they couldn't fix it) and we were leaving Thursday. It's very hard to not have a bathroom sink with 6 people! The lake is what gets the 4 stars! Its beautiful and the beach across the way (which we kayaked to) was great for the kids!
My apologies that you didn't have a 5 star stay!
And yes it was exceptionally hot and humid over the 4th of July week. The dock area is not designed as a swimming area nor is it advertised as such. There's a private beach a few cottages away as well as the town beach across the lake. And the bathroom sink drain certainly turned into a bigger job than I realized but rest assured it's been resolved. Regarding any other concerns you or any other guests might have in the future, please let me know upfront so we can attempt to immediately remedy the situation.
It was absolutely incredible!
We spent a great time at the cottage the last week of June, 2018. Very spacious and comfortable cottage right on a lake. Incredible opportunity for fishermen! The owners Chris and Gina took a good care of us making sure everything is ok. It happened that a refrigerator got broken. The next day Chris bought a new one! We were very touched. We hope to come back!
relaxing and fun place to stay
This is our second time to stay, and we truly enjoyed things again. Chris was very accommodating , and always offered help with any additional needs. Great location and a fun place to stay. We will return!
Nestled in the northwest hills of Connecticut, Bethlehem is more affectionately known as the 'Christmas town' for its name and winter festivities. Located in Litchfield County, which still offers picturesque farmlands and 'Norman Rockwell' main streets. Long Meadow Lake is a very tranquil, peaceful lake perfect for relaxing on the private beach areas, going for a swim, or cruising the lake in canoes, kayaks, paddleboats, or row boats (no gas motors only electric trolling motors allowed). Come enjoy the New England seasons.
Rates & Availability
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Weekends considered, Weekly and Monthly rentals discounted. Includes large dock, variety of boats, camp firewood provided for outdoor/indoor fireplaces, access to a private lake beach in walking distance.