Vermont August 01, 2018
The Hidden Island In Vermont That You Absolutely Must Visit
When you’re looking to get away from it all, Vermont is the place to be. There’s a little-known island that’s the perfect spot if you want to escape from the stresses of everyday life and relax in a quiet, peaceful setting. Take a look:
Garden Island is a private island tucked away in Converse Bay on Lake Champlain. To get to the island, you'll take a ferry or your own personal boat. The island is available for overnight guests only...and you're going to want to make your reservations after you see what this magical place has to offer.
The 32-acre island is heavily wooded, and it's the perfect place to find quiet solitude while enjoying the tranquility of the great outdoors. Leave your worries and cares on the mainland while you're here.
While away the afternoon on the sandy beach, or splash and play in the crystal-clear waters of the lake. If you're feeling energetic, get a rousing game of badminton going.
You'll also have access to a canoe, kayak, row boat, and paddle boat, so you can explore the bay.
If you enjoy fishing, this is definitely a great spot to drop a line. Take a canoe out along the edges of the island, where the fish love the rocky ledges - you might find a monster fish just waiting in the depths!
Take a stroll on the island's manicured grounds, have a nap in a hammock, or just relax with a book and enjoy the water views.
Settle in for some cocktails in the gazebo. It's a quaint little spot that's perfect for some casual conversation or a game of cards with loved ones.
The island offers six beautiful homes that can accommodate parties of different sizes. The Maple is the largest property, and it's more than 100 years old.
This stunning Victorian home sleeps up to 12 people, and it offers plenty of indoor entertainment, including a pool table, foosball, and large covered porch.
Six spacious bedrooms provide respite after a long day exploring the island and bay.
The kitchen is set up to accommodate a large group, with three refrigerators and a dishwasher, so cleaning up after a gourmet meal will be a snap.
The Willow is a smaller home, and is able to accommodate up to six guests in its five rooms nestled above the caretaker's shop.
You'll enjoy spectacular lake views right from the family room or screened-in front porch.
Three cedar-lined bedrooms are comfy-cozy...
...and the charming little kitchen has everything you need to prepare meals. Other homes include The Cedar, which accommodates seven guests; The Birch, an 1850s farmhouse; The Oak, a honeymoon cottage; and The Pine, with its charming knotty pine interior.
There's nothing like a getaway on Garden Island to help you relax and recharge!
For more information, or to book a stay, visit Garden Island’s
website, and follow the resort on its Facebook page to keep up with the latest events.
Looking for more summer adventure? Don’t let summer slip away without
taking a trip down this beautiful river.