Groton, VT, United States Accommodations

Accommodations in Groton

Home/Apartment
Excellent
48 reviews
3br Home/Apartment
  • Wifi
  • Pets Allowed
  • Parking
The SpaceThe rental is a nearly 900 square foot loft above our 3-car garage. The loft is at a distance from our home (150 feet) for privacy on our 11 acre woodlot. Whitewashed pine floors; views into the treetops; great room (living and dining areas); 1 queen bed, 1 double, and 2 twin beds; large bathroom; microwave, 2-burner "hotplate," toaster oven, Weber kettle grill (we provide charcoal), dorm-room sized refrigerator, coffee maker, pots and pans, cooking utensils, dishware, flatware; a pellet stove and Rinnai heater for warmth; a flat screen TV for DVD playing (no TV/cable/satellite channels); and an outdoor fire pit. Please feel free to bring DVDs with you (we have a few on hand). We provide: towels, bedding (sheets, comforters), shampoo/conditioner, body wash, hair dryer. During seasonable weather, you are welcome to use the 20x20 post and beam screen house (with wifi) adjacent to our house - a bit of paradise on the bank of a year round brook. Laze in the hammock and fall asleep to brook and birds sounds, read, or have a meal at the picnic table. Cell phone coverage is not available on our property. The rooms have wifi and Ethernet hookup; whichever you prefer. Wifi in our home extends to include the screen house next to our house (the screen house is available for your use at any time). Plan on bringing at least a few groceries for your first couple of meals (we provide teas, coffee beans, sugar, stevia). There is a breakfast/lunch counter at a gas station/convenience store 5 minutes from us. Other options for dining/food shopping are 1/2 hour away. There are hunting seasons throughout the year, so if your (flea-free) dog is coming along, consider bringing a safety vest for the dog. We have safety vests for humans. Guest AccessCheck-in time is 3:00 p.m., but earlier arrival requests can be accommodated depending on the loft's readiness. Interaction with GuestsWe enjoy getting to know our guests a bit, but are not intrusive and will respect your quiet experience here in the forest. In either case, we are available to answer questions about the accommodations and the surrounding area. The NeighborhoodPlease note: Plan on traveling at least 1/2 hour to towns that offer shopping, restaurants, theater, nightlife. This is a rural area and our property is surrounded by the more than 26,000-acre Groton State Forest. Your chances of seeing a moose in our neighborhood are (almost) better than seeing other people. We have trails marked with ribbons from your door through the woods on our property and directly connecting to a developed trail in the State Forest. There is very easy access to other hiking trails in the Groton State Forest; a 26 mile recreation trail is just a few hundred feet away; nearby State Park beach at Groton Pond that offers day use (including a kayak/canoe launch, and kayak/canoe/pedal boat rentals) beginning Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend; and unparalleled "leaf peeping" from mid-September to early October. The town of Groton (5-7 minutes away) offers a post office, library with wifi, a gas station/convenience store with a breakfast/lunch counter, two ice cream stores (seasonally), and a meadery (honey wine). 30 minutes to Cabot Creamery tours and gift shop; 45 minutes to craft breweries and to Montpelier (the State capitol), which offers a wide range of excellent restaurants; 50 minutes to Ben & Jerry's ice cream factory, and shopping at Stowe, VT; and 1-1/4 hours from Burlington. We also have an excellent massage therapist contact, if that holds interest for you. Getting AroundYou will need your own transportation for this area. Plan on traveling at least 1/2 hour to towns that offer shopping, theater, restaurants, nightlife. Other Things to NoteNo "extra person" charge for children under 5 years old.
Home/Apartment
Excellent
8 reviews
2br Home/Apartment
  • Pets Allowed
  • Parking
The SpaceThis summer camp has been in the family for two generations. It is rustic in a Vermont way, but very easy to relax in. We have kept many of the antiques of multiple generations. We have always loved the proximity to the lake, 12 feet from the porch. We have sat on the sun porch and watched loons and on rarely a moose wonder right in front. The property comes with a canoe, but there is a dock where you could bring in your own small sailboat/jet ski/motor boat. The lake is often calm and a great place to water ski from. The water is clear and clean and swimming is so refreshing. The local state park has naturalist lead walks and there are many areas to hike. A short family hike for almost anyone is Owl's Head, a charming short hike to the top of an overlook of the lake. Biking is a great way to get around and nearby we connect to Vt. Bike path on the old railroad tracks! The camp is adjacent to the 25,000 acre Groton State Forest, located less than an hour drive from Montpelier, VT and White River Junction offers an array of natural features and recreation areas for park visitors to enjoy. With seven state parks, an extensive trail network, boulder studded sandy beaches, large glacial lakes, secluded ponds, dramatic cliffs and one of the largest bogs in Vermont nestled within it's boundaries, it is no surprise that Groton State Forest is a popular year-round outdoor recreation and camping destination. Miles of logging roads, snowmobile trails and gravel forest roads traverse and wind through Groton State Forest offering easy to moderate mountain biking, hiking and horseback riding opportunities. Cross-country skiing, snow-shoeing and snowmobiling are popular winter activities on the trail system as conditions allow. The paths travel in and out of the woods, past several lakes and ponds providing access to most of the interesting Groton State Forest features including Owlshead Mountain, Lake Groton, Kettle Pond, Peacham Bog and several historical sites. Off trail activities include picnicking, swimming, fishing, canoeing and kayaking. (see our Bikes & Beaches feature article for more detail). Tent and RV camping is available at the Ricker Pond, Stillwater, Big Deer and New Discover State Park campgrounds. There is even a bed & breakfast Lodge on Noyes Pond at Seyton Ranch State Park for those who prefer not to rough it. The Groton Nature Center, located on the shore of Lake Groton, offers a variety of Ranger led programs. Other park facilities include: hot showers, boat launches, playgrounds, picnic and recreation shelters, concession stands and more. The forest is primarily a second growth forest (see Historical Notes below) comprised mostly of northern hardwoods, the most common being maple, birch and beech. Spruce and fir can be found both in the lower and wetter areas along the streams and at the higher elevations. Wildlife is abundant and includes black bear, moose, mink, beaver, otter, fisher, loons and herons. Groton State Forest Mountain Bike Trails Mountain biking is available on almost all of the Groton State Forest roads (20 miles) which are basically gravel-surfaced roads marked with orange reflectorized diamonds, and other multi-use trails and roads specifically designated for mountain bike use. The multi-use trails are generally blazed with yellow paint. There are also over 17 miles of hiking only trails which are blazed with blue paint. (Trail bikes and all-terrain vehicles are prohibited anywhere on Vermont State land). See our list below for suggested mountain bike rides. Guest AccessYou will have the entire camp and surrounding area. The nearest neighbors are through the woods and are infrequently there. The little beach in front is all yours! Interaction with GuestsI do not live on the property. I have a lovely manager that handles any questions that you may have. I am available by phone with questions or emergencies anytime. The NeighborhoodWe are quite private. Directly on the lake. We are the next to the last camp on a dead end road so there is minimal traffic. Getting AroundThere is no public transportation. But excellent biking and hiking trails. You can put your boat in at a public launch. Other Things to NoteThere is no wi-fi at this lovely cabin. So you will just have to relax and play games and play in the water - boating and swimming.
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3br house
    This home in the hills of Vermont is less than five miles from Jay Peak Resort! Ski, skate and snowshoe in the winter and golf, hike, swim, and play tennis during the summer months. Available for short-term rental (minimum 2 night stay) and for seasonal rental. The home is equipped with two queens (in two bedrooms), a double and two singles (in one large partitioned bedroom) plus a double futon. It also has a large deck on the main floor and a smaller balcony leading out from the master bedroom. Shower, bath, plenty of storage space, a newly renovated kitchen with all appliances, plus a washer/dryer. We provide free long-distance (US+Canada). Hiking trails, a tennis court, and swimming pool are just steps from your door. The famed Vermont Long Trail (running 270+ miles from Massachusetts to the Canadian Border) is very close-by. The property also straddles the Jay State Forest and adventurous types can find their way off-piste directly to the cottage.
    Home/Apartment
    3br Home/Apartment
      This home in the hills of Vermont is less than five miles from Jay Peak Resort! Ski, skate and snowshoe in the winter and golf, hike, swim, and play tennis during the summer months. Available for short-term rental (minimum 2 night stay) and for seasonal rental. The home is equipped with two queens (in two bedrooms), a double and two singles (in one large partitioned bedroom) plus a double futon. It also has a large deck on the main floor and a smaller balcony leading out from the master bedroom. Shower, bath, plenty of storage space, a newly renovated kitchen with all appliances, plus a washer/dryer. We provide free long-distance (US+Canada). Hiking trails, a tennis court, and swimming pool are just steps from your door. The famed Vermont Long Trail (running 270+ miles from Massachusetts to the Canadian Border) is very close-by. The property also straddles the Jay State Forest and adventurous types can find their way off-piste directly to the cottage.
      Home/Apartment
      3br Home/Apartment
      • Parking
      • Wifi
      Cottage with private beach on pristine Lake Groton. Loons will wake you in the morning and mountain sunsets will amaze you at night. Fall is a great time to visit with vivid foliage everywhere! Come and enjoy Vermont!! Note: We allow those that rent the previous year the opportunity to reserve the same week for the next year. We then ask for a deposit by March 1. So we won’t know for sure which weeks will be available for 2017 until the middle of March 2017.
      Home/Apartment
      5br Home/Apartment
      • Parking
      • Pets Allowed
      • Wifi
      Snowmobile, ski, hike, bike, fish, sail, swim, view fall foliage. Summer/Fall/Winter/Spring Rental in the midst of Groton State Forest Sleeps: 12 Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms-Bedroom 1-king bed, Bedroom 2-queen bed, Bedroom 3-2 twin beds or converted to King,Bedroom 4-2bunkbeds. Bedroom 5- Enclosed and many windowed screened porch bedroom that has a curtain to be pulled for privacy (that everyone fights over to hear the 'sounds of the lake'-queen futon. Bathrooms:1-upstairs-Full, 1-downstairs-3/4 Summer: additional enclosed shower. Sparkling water, glorious mountains, running brooks, a quiet lagoon, smells of hemlocks and pine and the sights of the shimmering moon upon the white birches, with fishermen boats, and sailboats and skiing boats vying for attention, along with a few ducks and occasionally a blue heron, what a delightful place to swim, or if you wish to wade, or just have your feet in the water as you read. A quiet walk in the woods, a nature trail to follow, a star to guide your mind and heart to really see the quiet beauty, the flowers, the animal life, or just to look at the broad vistas, are just a few of the delights we can offer you if you visit this special vacation spot on Lake Groton, Vermont. We discovered Groton State Forest and 'Pond' in 1952 through the invitation of friends to visit them for a week. Dad had a cold; their guesthouse was a tent; it was that beautiful, crisp Vermont we all know and enjoy. Everything sparkled; the sky was so blue and the sun warmed our bodies so delightfully. Immediately we began to look for something to buy. It happened the next spring. The family 'cottage' was built that summer. The property was cleared; the beach developed. Since that time the place has been enjoyed each spring/summer/fall by our family. The cottage has grown with the different needs of a family; it has become refined with comforts and facilities. We now drive to it rather than coming by boat! Yet, it was just as lovely as before with the finest grove of white birch trees on the lake, and the swimming area gets nicer as the sand is firm and children and adults can go out ever so far without getting over ones head. Two large rocks stand sentinel on the beach: TWIN ROCKS. Frankly, we could not imagine it not being used: We got to the time when we were not able to spend the periods of time we had in this wonderful site of delight where we had such good times. It would be wrong not to have it available for use. Thus, this protected bit of Vermont, quietly sitting at the lakeside with its boats, swimming, boating, canoeing, fishing, trail walking and a real place to read is offered to for a week or two, a month if you are quick - to enjoy with your friends and with your family. We will be delighted if you also enjoy such a special place as this, for it is called Lake Groton. The cabin is well equiped, just bring your towels, food and clothes. Rental includes use of a private beach, aluminum dock, canoe, 2 kayaks and a couple of rowboats. Lake Groton is a good bass fishing lake too. The cabin is heated for year round use. Please see our website at www spoorcamp com with more pictures and information. We DO use the calender located on this site.