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Comments by Guests

Following are just a few of the many comments transcribed directly from our guest books.


“Our stay was excellent! The beauty is breathtaking and your warm hospitality comes through here at the cottage. I loved watching the birds, and sitting by the fire pit on the lakefront at night.”

“What a magical place! Talk about a room with a view; the master bedroom [in Fletcher 3] is like being on board a ship. The patio was great entertainment too, with the birds vs. the chipmunks.”

“We had a wonderful time here, with the deepest sleeps, great breakfasts, good walks. We saw a moose just down the road!”

“The cottage is a perfect getaway with wonderful silence for reading. The autumn colors are so beautiful through the countryside, and it was the perfect place to go ‘leaf peeping.’ Although the weather wasn’t sunny and warm, we made it out in the row boat against the wind and went farther than we thought we could! We also had a great time exploring the tourist attractions in nearby towns.”

“Breathtaking scenery, awesome autumn colors, chickadees and deer. We got lost more than once going to and fro, enjoying the beauty of God’s land in Vermont! Thank you for your hospitality, especially the care you take in stocking the refrigerator.”


“The cabin is wonderful, and we loved going for rides in the canoe and rowboat. Evenings by the fire topped off perfect days at the cabin!”

“The weather was great and the cabin was cozy. The kids had fun fishing right off the dock, something they had never done before.”

“What a great change from the concrete jungle of NYC! We had a grand time; relaxing by the pond, waking in the morning to the birds and the mist rising off the water and spending quiet evenings together.”

“First things first: The bird feeder report. A whole family of family of rose-breasted grosbeaks, plus a male hanger-on. Goldfinches, a purple finch, a song sparrow, plus the usual suspects–chickadees, jays, chipmunks–sometimes all at once. Beautiful show. The lake, at sunrise and sunset, is pretty wonderful too!”

“The mist on the pond in early morning, and the cry of a lone loon. What more could you ask for?”

“What a wonderful time we had! I must admit that I was worried that it would be too secluded here, but there were other campers to chat with and they helped to make it fun. We loved the canoe and the rowboat. My son had never been in a canoe before, and he took right to it. We built a fire in the firepit and roasted marshmallows and hot dogs–what a treat that was!”

“I spent hours on the Internet to find just the right place for a holiday in the fall and we just kept on finding your cottages by Metcalf Pond. You never know if it will be as good in real life, but this was just as we imagined, and we had the bonus of beautiful fall colors plus temperatures in the 80s! We have climbed, canoed, kayaked, walked, driven, rowed, and paddled all around the are and now we are happy and enchanted! We found a button on the oven that says “Stop Time” and we’ve spent all Friday pressing it, in the hope we can stay forever, but unfortunately it hasn’t worked yet.”

“What a wonderful place, close to all the Vermont attractions we wanted to see–Shelburne Museum, Ben & Jerry’s, Vermont Teddy Bear factory, Cabot, Dakins, Johnson Woolen Mill.”

“The girls had a brilliant time paddling the canoe and in the rowboat. They discovered the most wonderful echo when out in the middle of the pond–so clear and distinct, the peace and quiet were disturbed for a few minutes whilst the new phenomenon was tested out!”

“We’ve had a great time paddling around with the boats, cooking dinners in the well-equipped kitchen, exploring the nature and relaxing while watching the birds outside.”