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5.0/5 Exceptional
9 reviews

Popular amenities

Pet Friendly
Outdoor Space
Barbecue Grill


Explore the area

Popular LocationWhite Memorial Conservation Center10 min drive
Popular LocationMount Tom State Park14 min drive
Popular LocationLivingston Ripley Waterfowl Conservancy15 min drive
AirportHartford, CT (HFD-Hartford - Brainard)62 min drive

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    About this property

    Entire place

    You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

    Experience Perch Rocks! A Unique Private Waterfront Cottage on Bantam Lake

    Lakefront cottage with kitchen and patio
    Perch Rocks is a luxury camp on Bantam Lake in Litchfield County! This is a true 'lake cottage' with classic shingle style. The cottage contains 2 bedrooms plus a loft, large kitchen, field-stone fireplace and covered front porch. Both bedrooms offer direct views of the lake and the waterfront. The cottage is well appointed, with comfortable beds and luxury linens. The property has expansive water frontage and westerly views, which offer fabulous sunsets. The grounds offer a waterfront dock, expansive lawn, outdoor firepit by the water, children's swing set, outdoor dining area and an outdoor shower. The property also includes a small fleet of Old Town kayaks available for our guests. The property is private and relatively flat. We look forward to hosting you for a very special lakefront getaway!
    Guest accommodations at this cottage offer fireplaces and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to patios. Kitchens offer refrigerators, stovetops, separate dining areas, and cookware/dishes/utensils. Bathrooms include showers and hair dryers.
    The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

    Property manager

    Dawn & Steven Rudnyai
    Speaks English

    Property amenities


    • Internet access

    Parking and transportation

    • Onsite parking


    • Refrigerator
    • Stovetop
    • Oven
    • Coffee/tea maker
    • Toaster
    • Cookware/dishes/utensils


    • 2 bedrooms
    • Bed sheets provided


    • 1 bathroom
    • Shower only
    • Hair dryer
    • Towels provided

    Living spaces

    • Fireplace
    • Dining room


    • TV

    Outdoor areas

    • Patio
    • Barbecue grill
    • Garden


    • Near laundromat


    • Smoke-free property

    Services and conveniences

    • Iron/ironing board
    • Phone

    Location highlights

    • On the lake
    • On the waterfront
    • Near a hospital
    • Near a zoo

    Things to do

    • Kayak on site
    • Fishing nearby
    • Water skiing nearby
    • Horse riding nearby
    • Sailing nearby
    • Hiking/biking trails nearby
    • Mountain biking nearby
    • Hiking nearby
    • Cycling nearby


    • Sleeps 8
    • Unit size: 2000 sq ft (186 sq m)



    Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM


    Check-out before 11:00 AM

    Special check-in instructions

    You will receive an email from the property manager with check-in and check-out instructions


    Pets allowed
    Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation

    Children and extra beds

    Children are welcome

    Property payment types

    Important information

    You need to know

    Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
    Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
    Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
    Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited

    We should mention

    Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation

    Property is also known as

    Experience Perch Rocks Unique Private Waterfront Bantam Lake
    Experience Perch Rocks Unique Private Waterfront Bantam Lake

    About this area


    Located in Morris, this cottage is on the waterfront. Mohawk Mountain Ski Area and Haight-Brown Vineyard are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those looking for area attractions can visit Livingston Ripley Waterfowl Conservancy and Bellamy-Ferriday House and Garden. Flanders Nature Center and Action Wildlife Foundation are also worth visiting. Water skiing and sailing offer great chances to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with mountain biking and cycling nearby.

    Visit our Morris travel guide
    Popular Location

    What's nearby

    • White Memorial Conservation Center - 10 min drive
    • Mount Tom State Park - 14 min drive
    • Livingston Ripley Waterfowl Conservancy - 15 min drive
    • Litchfield Town Green - 15 min drive
    • Haight-Brown Vineyard - 17 min drive

    Getting around

    • Oxford, CT (OXC-Waterbury - Oxford) - 34 min drive


    • Theo's Pizza - 11 min drive
    • Little Town Deli - 11 min drive
    • The Painted Pony - 12 min drive
    • Nick's Country Kitchen - 12 min drive

    Frequently asked questions

    Is this property pet-friendly?
    Yes, pets are allowed at this property.
    What time is check-in at this property?
    Check-in begins at 4:00 PM.
    What time is check-out at this property?
    Check-out is at 11:00 AM.
    Where is this property located?
    Situated on the waterfront, this cottage is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Bantam Lake and 3 mi (4.9 km) from White Memorial Conservation Center. Tapping Reeve House and Law School and Litchfield Historical Society Museum are also within 6 mi (10 km).

    Guest reviews

    Overall score and ratings for Experience Perch Rocks! A Unique Private Waterfront Cottage on Bantam Lake

    5 - Excellent
    4 - Good
    3 - Okay
    2 - Mediocre
    1 - Poor

    5/5 Excellent

      Tranquil & Family-focused Getaway

      My sister, mother and I visited the cottage in late October with our small dog and my 1.5yr old nephew. The owners were very accommodating regarding check in time. The kitchen is stocked with excellent cookware, appliances, serving & storage dishes. We wanted for nothing It was like being at home. I was extremely impressed. *Note there is not a microwave or dishwasher. They had a toaster oven that more than made up for the lack of microwave. We used mostly paper plates, and I prefer to hand washed most pots/pans and serving dishes, anyway. The home was directly on the water with a secluded yard and fire pit. The old trees separate the home and yard from the neighbors on all sides. Even after the foliage was mostly fallen, you couldn’t easily see the adjacent homes. My nephew couldn’t get enough of running through the grass in the backyard and playing on the swing set. The home is chock-full of sports equipment, games, water safety gear and outdoor equipment. We had a fire inside almost every evening, partially for warmth and partially for ambiance. We also had fire in the lake front fire pit on a few evenings where we roasted marshmallows and enjoyed the crisp night air. The home is located 8minutes from 2towns where you can find everything you need. Bantam has an amazing bakery, fresh farm dairy and an awesome market. The area around the home and lake have many nature preserves, ponds and brooks. On the road to the home you pass many marked trails that are 2-5 miles long and weave through picturesque landscapes and old woods. Most are level and great for strollers (Some do not allow bikes or horses). If you plan to arrive on a day where it’s chilly enough to need heat, plan to arrive early to turn on electric heat and get a fire started. It takes a few hours to fully warm the cottage. There was an abundance of blankets and bedding to keep warm, as well. Everyone you encounter while walking in town, on nature trails and just while out and about, is exceptionally friendly and helpful.

      5/5 Excellent

        Awesome location

        Our stay coincided with some of the hottest days this summer. Despite no AC we enjoyed our time immensely. The outdoor spaces and view made for a very relaxing week.

        5/5 Excellent

          Great vacation!

          This was a wonderful property with so much to do. We really enjoyed the lake and being able to kayak and paddle board. The kids had a blast on the trampoline and the playset. The house was well-stocked with everything we could need including games for a rainy day. It was one of our best family vacations to date! Thank you!

          5/5 Excellent

            So happy we chose Perch Rocks!

            Our family of 4 spent a wonderful week at Perch Rocks in July. The property is tucked away and leaves you feeling like you've escaped to a tranquil island! We enjoyed some days to ourselves exploring the lake and taking in the gorgeous scenery, and other days hosting visitors in a setting that's ideal for sharing. Everyone was amazed by the beauty of Perch Rocks! We loved the fire pit that's perfectly arranged to witness breathtaking sunsets, the gadget-stocked kitchen, nostalgic decor, the inviting porch, and the welcoming touches throughout the home. Our teens couldn't get enough of the Rave trampoline and the paddleboards, while our Portuguese water dog was thrilled to be included on this family vacation and took full advantage of life on a lake! It was a treat to eat breakfast on the porch each morning and watch the lake come alive, and then to make s'mores in the fire pit at night and watch the sun go down. The beds were very comfortable and covered in high-quality linens - much better than in a hotel! The yard is beautifully maintained and the included lawn games made for extra fun. We had one afternoon of rain which gave us the opportunity to use the provided board games. So many of these touches made us feel like we stepped back in time to a simpler life, yet wifi kept us as connected to the world as we wanted to be. What a perfect combination! If you're at all considering a getaway on a lake, Perch Rocks is the place to go! All of the photos show exactly what it looks like in person. You won't be disappointed! On top of that, the owners are incredibly kind and genuinely want you to love their home as much as they do. We are very happy to have stayed!

            5/5 Excellent

              Perch Rocks

              What an amazing get away...we had the greatest stay... The kitchen is fully stocked the house is super charming with just the right touches and the owners are incredibly easy to deal with! We watched the sunset from the porch every evening and enjoyed everything about this place. It was so very comfortable and beautiful we loved it so much we ended up staying a few extra days in which the owners were able to accommodate us! Fully stocked and the perfect place to get away from everything... CON: Very hard to find but you can consider that part of the adventure! As well as part of the tranquility of this well hidden gem! We LOVED our stay!