Picturesque getaway
My wife and I stayed here with our two kids (6 and 12) for a long weekend in August. The pond is gorgeous and a nice size to go exploring in. The water was warm and the bottom safe to walk on. The kids loved sitting on the dock with their feet in the water and the screened in porch was lovely at night. We made ample use of the fire pit (lots of locals selling firewood). Cell service was almost nonexistent for us with our Verizon phones, but this was welcome for us. It does mean you need to come prepared with you maps and regional plan - no GPS or googling for gas or restaurants :) We made a trip to Montpelier for brunch, which is a really beautiful 45 min drive. Beautiful downtown with great restaurants and shops and smiling, friendly people. We also made day trips of Stowe, Ben & Jerry's in Waterbury, and even the (best I've been to) indoor water park at Jay Peak. Night time was especially pleasant - we live in the country already and this cottage had more stars than us by far. It is right on Rt 2, a common cross-state thruway, but I did not find it distractingly loud, as one reviewer did. This feature, though, is the only reason for 4/5 stars The property itself was clean and the owner responsive. As she warned us, the kitchen is not stocked with food or pantry items. Plenty of dishes, though, and pots and pans, but pack the ingredients for cooking it that is your plan. All in all, a great stay :)

August 2016
Joe's Pond! Cottage on lake with spectacular view!
Joe's Pond! Cottage on lake with spectacular view!
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