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.