This is a standardized set of directions to approach our Fletcher cottage, coming from various directions. (It is a private page available to those who have booked the cottage. We do not post the location publicly as we want to protect the privacy of guests, whose vacations should not be interrupted by people wanting an inside tour of the property.)

Physical Address

The physical address is 3334 Pond Road, Fletcher, Vermont 05464. Until very recently, we cautioned against using a GPS or Internet map service to find it, because most were inaccurate in this rural area. In practice, Google Maps is now fairly accurate in the area. Others may or may not be, and if you have a GPS for which you have not recently updated the maps, you may get lost.

Here is the link to our location on Google Map:

Supplemental driving directions are as follows. Much repetition, so that you won’t have to cross-reference different sets of directions:

From the North (e.g., Montreal)

Cross the border on I-89 South, to St. Albans. Take the second St. Albans exit. and look for Route 104 South. Follow 104 for about 11 miles into the center of Fairfax. At the blinking yellow light, turn left onto Fletcher Road. The road takes a sharp left after a short block.

In about four miles, take a left at a four-way stop. The next stop is a “T”,with a big white barn on the right. Turn right, and drive 8/10th of a mile, to Pond road on the left, just after a red farmhouse. (Note this is a crossroad, and the road on the right has another name, Webb. We mention that in case the the road’s name change seems confusing.)

Drive 2.5 miles on Pond Road to the first major right. The road signs can be confusing, but at this point if you went straight it would become Taylor Road. Turning right, it remains Pond Road. Follow Pond Road about 7/10th of a mile. You will see the lake on the left. There are two cottages with cedar shingles on the right. Ours is the second, larger cottage, and has the address, 3334, in a sign in front. The driveway is just past the cottage–turn in, and the main entrance is on the walkway in back.

Note that our lake frontage is directly across from the two cottages. (There is some sharing between the two cottages–we used to own both and we share cooperatively with the new owners of the other one. On the frontage, there are two docks–the one for you to use is the one on the right. The boats for your use are on the right side of the frontage area.)

If we are not there to meet you, the door will be unlocked and the key on the table. In that case, we’ll appreciate a phone call or text–802-482-2988–so that we will know you arrived safely and so that we can answer any questions you may have on arrival.

From Burlington, Vermont

From Burlington, take I-89 NORTH to exit 18, Fairfax/Georgia, about 17 miles from Burlington. Turn right onto #104A east and be prepared for it to take a quick left toward Fairfax. You’ll run into #104 south in about four miles (bear right at that stop), then it’s another couple of miles into Fairfax. In the center of Fairfax, take a left at a blinking yellow light.

In about four miles, take a left at a four-way stop. At the next stop, there will be a grungy white barn on the right. Turn right and go 8/10ths of a mile, to Pond Road on your left, with a red farmhouse on the near left corner. (Road to the right has a different name, so don’t get distracted.) Go 2.5 miles on Pond Rd. to the first major turn on your right. (It’s still Pond Road, but if you were to continue straight ahead, that would be Taylor Road.)  Follow Pond Rd. up and over the hill and down to the pond, about 7/10ths of a mile. Our cottage is the second one on the right–cedar shingles, white trim, green shutters–3334 Pond Rd. The phone number there is 802-849-2794.

If we are not there to meet you, the door will be unlocked and the key on the table. In that case, we’ll appreciate a phone call or text–802-482-2988–so that we will know you arrived safely and so that we can answer any questions you may have on arrival. Cell phone reception is bad at the cottage for most carriers, so if it is a dead spot for yours, feel free to call us using the wired phone.

The private lake frontage is across from the cottage, slightly to the left as you face the road from the cottage. We share frontage somewhat with the cottage next door (directly across from the frontage), which we used to own, but as you face the lake, the small dock on the right is ours (for you to use), along with the small boats, shed with paddles and life preservers, etc.

From the Southeast (e.g., Massachusetts or Connecticut):

Take I-89 to exit 11, Richmond, VT. That’s at the 78-mile marker.

At the bottom of the ramp take a right, and then another right (onto #117), and then another immediate right onto Gov. Peck Highway, essentially a quick U-turn. It’s not a highway, despite its name, just a two-lane road. Continue about 2.5 or 3 miles, and you’ll come to a stop at Brown’s Trace.
Take a left and go another couple of miles through the village of Jericho Center. where the speed limit is reduced to 25-mph, but follow the flow of traffic. On the far side of the village you’ll be going down a steep hill. At the bottom, go straight ahead, NOT left.
(I mention that because much of the traffic turns left. On the main road, folks going the other way have a stop sign, and appreciate a right turn signal if you are going straight, so they won’t have to wait for you to pass.)

Go another couple of miles to a stop sign and turn right onto Route. 15. (Many map services note that this is the Grand Army of the Republic Highway, but most signs just call it Route 15.) That takes you through the village of Underhill Flats, then it’s about 10 miles to the village of Cambridge. As you go down the hill coming into Cambridge, you see Boyden Farm and Winery straight ahead with a nice wine-tasting shop, but stay on Route 15 through the village. The general store in Cambridge is the one we recommend for basic groceries, but you will find basic breakfast stuff already on hand at the cottage.

On the far side of Cambridge, just before a bridge is a sign indicating “Fletcher 6 miles” to alert you. The turn is just over the
bridge on the left, and you’ll have to watch for the on-coming traffic through the bridge rails, a bit dicey sometimes. (The bridge will probably be named “Wrong Way Bridge” by a GPS or map service. This is the popular name because, for reasons nobody can recall, it turns left toward Fletcher rather than toward continuing on Route 15.)

The left turn is onto Pumpkin Harbor Rd. Take that 3.4 miles to Pond Rd. on your right. I mention the specific mileage as the turn comes up quickly after a rise and turn in the road. There’s a red farm house on the far right corner. The eft-hand turn has a different name, so don’t be misled.

(Side note–people have also been confused because when Pumpkin Harbor Road crosses the town into Fletcher, it officially becomes Cambridge Road, but there are no signs announcing that change.)

Continue on Pond Road about 2.5 miles to the next major right-hand turn, which is still Pond Rd. (The sign that says Taylor Rd. means if you go straight ahead, you’ll be on Taylor, somewhat confusing.) Our cottage is the second one on the right, 3334 Pond Rd., cedar shingles, white trim, green shutters. The phone number there is 802-849-2794.

If we are not there to meet you, the door will be unlocked and the key on the table. In that case, we’ll appreciate a phone call or text–802-482-2988–so that we will know you arrived safely and so that we can answer any questions you may have on arrival. Cell phone reception is bad at the cottage for most carriers, so if it is a dead spot for yours, feel free to call us using the wired phone.

The private lake frontage is across from the cottage, slightly to the left as you face the road from the cottage. We share somewhat with the cottage next door (directly across from the frontage), which we used to own, but as you face the lake, the small dock on the right is ours (for you to use), along with the small boats, shed with paddles and life preservers, etc.