Quimby Country Lodge & Cottages

Quimby Country Lodge & Cottages

Forest Lake Rd 1127 Forest Lake Rd, Averill, VT 05901
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Nestled in the heart of Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom sits a family resort with more than 100 years of bringing generations together, a place called Quimby’s. Situated on 1,200 acres of Great North Woods Forest, Quimby’s offers something for everyone who is interested in stepping into a quieter place where nature beckons with opportunities for active and restful activities alike. Hike or bike in spectacular New England beauty and then take to the water to swim, fish, kayak or row on crystal clear Big Averill Lake. Use of kayaks, paddleboards, and boats included!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Internet
Restaurant
Canoeing
Hiking
Children's playground
Indoor play area for children
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Breakfast available
Tennis court
Fishing
Board games / puzzles
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Highchairs available
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
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Kitchenette
Microwave
Refrigerator
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Lake View

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Forest Lake Rd 1127 Forest Lake Rd, Averill, VT 05901
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LynneinVermont wrote a review Sep 2020
Montpelier, Vermont5 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We enjoyed every minute of our stay at Quimby Country. Hospitality comes naturally to Lilly and Gene, they were always eager to please and went out of their way to be helpful and friendly. The buildings and grounds are clean, lovely and well maintained. Cottages are rustic in the best sense of the word. We spent five nights in September and almost wished we'd had rain so that we would have had to stay in our cottage with a cozy fire in the woodstove. Plenty of firewood provided. We took advantage of the canoes and bicycles freely provided. Loved the well-maintained and beautiful path through the woods a quarter mile to Big Averill Lake. Loons on both lakes serenaded us throughout our stay. No meals were available in the lodge dining room during our visit, but the dining room looked extremely inviting. We brought our own food and cooked all our own meals (some cottages have kitchens), and while we missed a few kitchen supplies, we were able to do everything we needed as far as cooking. Don't expect luxury, that's not what Quimby is about - but expect to unwind and have a simple life away from the noise and bustle.
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Date of stay: September 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
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John wrote a review Jun 2021
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The cabin was comfortable meeting our expectations. We prepared all our meals at our cabin using a grill provided by the lodge. The location of the lodge and cottages provides for a peaceful setting with a touch of the wild and the calling of the loons on Forest Lake. Kayaking through lily pads on the lake gave us opportunity to observe waterfowl and other wildlife. A hike up to the lookout rock presented us with some exercise and a view of the nearby lake of "Big Averill". We were there at the very beginning of their season. Many of the amenities were not available including dining with the exception of a continental breakfast which was very good. The bottom-line; there is plenty to do at Quimby Country or you can just sit back and relax. I should note there are plenty of activities for kids to include a building containing many games; ping pong, foosball, table shuffle board, shuffle board, cornhole and many others. Gene and Lily are great hosts and very helpful. We will return one day!

Below there is the question, "Were hotel guests required to wear face masks in public areas?" The answer is "No". As long as you had the Covid Vaccine.
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Date of stay: June 2021
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Cynthia M wrote a review Aug 2020
6 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Quimby Country is the only place where you start to relax the moment you arrive. It is a multi-generational heaven where all ages can relax, play, and visit with family and friends. The family atmosphere welcomes you back year after year, and there are activities for all ages. There is no place other than Quimby where we would have felt safe taking a vacation in 2020 during the COVID crisis, and the management made changes to make everything as safe as possible for all the guests.
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Date of stay: August 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Every cottage has a spectacular view of Forest Lake, a small fishing lake with loons calling at...
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Sarah S wrote a review Jun 2020
Shelburne, Vermont764 contributions151 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
A wonderful getaway with friends, this “camp” is 19 lakefront cabins in Vermont’s storied Northeast Kingdom. There’s so much to do here: fishing, hiking, swimming, cornhole, reading while sitting in a rocking chair and listening to the loons. It is magical! A great escape from the craziness of screen time! The owners are friendly, helpful and offer up great suggestions of activities. You can do as little or as much as you wish. The cabins are clean, well kept and family friendly, some have kitchens, too. There are over 1000 acres to explore! Enjoy!
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Date of stay: June 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Charles O wrote a review Aug 2022
Rehoboth Beach, Delaware3 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This was my 4th time going to Quimby Country and the new ownership led by Gene and Lilly has done a wonderful job of improving the experience. The counselors we so incredibly great and the kids in our group (ages 4 through 17) had a spectacular time while the adults were able to take advantage of kayaks, paddle boards, swimming, hiking trails, a canoe trip, a mountain bike trip, and many other activities. The food quality and options were VASTLY improved from our last visit 5 years ago which added to the experience. It is great to unplug (no cell service and wifi only in the lodge) while experiencing a beautiful outdoor setting.
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Date of stay: July 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Jmchurch wrote a review Aug 2021
United States8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This was my second time visiting Quimby Country during high season. Gene and Lilly Devlin are friendly, helpful and eager to host your family for the week. The best way to describe our week is family summer camp. Expect to be transported back to a time when children played outside all day, when families sat down to eat meals together, when you got to know your neighbors and enjoyed sharing activities and camaraderie. Counselors lead activities everyday, many of which have no age boundaries. There are friendly competitions in family friendly events where people of all ages are encouraged to partake. High season offers all inclusive gourmet meals, boating, fishing, lake/water activities, tennis, volleyball, corn hole, hiking and so much more. One of the best things about this vacation is the beauty you see in everything around you: In the children’s laughter; the peace and serenity of sunrise and sunset; the gourmet food served (three meals daily); and all of nature around you. While there is internet, it is limited, no TV. To be honest, I didn’t miss it. I highly recommend Quimby Country and cannot wait to return next year!
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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bcburlington wrote a review Sep 2020
Burlington,Vermont101 contributions45 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What makes this place so special is not the wonderful unspoiled Northeast Kingdom world of foRest and lakes and loons, but the the owners, Lilly and Gene,. From the first hour of arrival, they managed to makes us feel they were welcoming back old friends ( which next year, they will be). Their friendliness, generosity, and love for Quimby Country made what would have otherwise been onky a lovely place to stay in pristine country, a uniquely wonderful experience. We were there during Free range season- (no meals, no activities), which only made us more determined to correct the deficiency with our entire family next year. Cabins were roomy, our fill kitchen was well equipped, and the mattresses were good. The front porch was our favorite place to sit, and to commune with neighbors . And not lastly, for our time of visit, the wood was just right for easy fire starting in the wood stove.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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AnnieDIngram wrote a review Aug 2023
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Quimby's is a magical place from tip to tail. From the moment you step foot on the property, you can feel the effort that Lilly and Gene have put into upholding the longstanding traditions of the camp while evolving it into a truly hospitable place for guests.

Every activity, meal, and gathering spot create opportunity for connection with loved ones. We came as a multi-generational family, and there was something for everyone to fill their day. From daily tea and cookies in the porch rockers to mountain biking excursions, Quimby's has it all. Kids are free to play openly and formed one tight pack by the end of the week.

You can also tell that Gene and Lilly care very much for their staff. Everyone is happy to be there and brings so much enthusiasm to their roles. It comes through in the counselor-led programming, the food (which is delicious), and your daily interactions. Everyone is happy, having fun, and we all laughed a lot together.

Highly recommend Quimby's if you're looking to unplug, reconnect with your family, and have some fun that feels from a lost time. It was a wonderful gift to give our children and each other!
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Traveled with family
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Deb J wrote a review Jun 2021
New Haven, Connecticut1 contribution1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Lilly and Gene are welcoming hosts on this sprawling family resort in the NEK (North East Kingdom of Vermont. It has the ability to be a summer camp for adults which is appealing to me. Hikes, fishing, swimming, campfire at night, quiet, loons, birdwatching, and weather that is ever changing. Loved how close it was to NH, and Canada. It didn't feel crowded, it felt like we were part of family there. Nooks and crannies to read, to explore. I can't wait to go back again. While there visit April's Maple for the best Creamees I've had in Vermont and Chez Pidgeon for a great family style meal.
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Date of stay: June 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Listen to Lilly's recommendations. She really will steer you in the right direction.
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Alix W wrote a review Aug 2022
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I had an absolutely lovely time at Quimby with my son and extended family. The owners and their family are welcoming and kind and the counsellors and other staff made my son feel like a hundred bucks. Beautiful sunsets, great food and will leave you feeling refreshed no matter activities you choose. I'd like to bring my dog next time since it's a little paradise for dogs :)
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Date of stay: August 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Answer from Alison T
Columbia, South Carolina4 contributions1 helpful vote
Hi, You're referring to the Lakeview Store, in Averill, VT. It is owned and run by Priscilla Roy. I'm sure you can find the phone number on the internet. Hope that helps! Also, just FYI, Quimby's is re-opening next year!
Erik W wrote a tip Oct 2023
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"If you're going for the Cast and Blast weekend, Gene is able to connect you with great guides. "
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birdtraveler7 wrote a tip Sep 2023
Jericho, Vermont16 contributions20 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"During July and August, Quimby Country is a family camp, with MANY activities. We prefer June and September for the lovely quiet."
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Clambox wrote a tip Sep 2023
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Bring food if you are in the shoulder season. There are few food places nearby."
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WYS49 wrote a tip Aug 2023
Brewster, Massachusetts37 contributions32 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The N. E. Kingdom region can be wet & muddy, good waterproof boots are helpful. The LL Bean Boots, Rubber Moc are perfect for camp life."
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Susan and Gary wrote a tip Sep 2022
Waterbury Center, Vermont2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Every Cabin has it's unique feeling, all are great."
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20
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QUIMBY COUNTRY LODGE & COTTAGES

Frequently Asked Questions about Quimby Country Lodge & Cottages
Which popular attractions are close to Quimby Country Lodge & Cottages?
Nearby attractions include April's Maple (1.7 miles) and Plage municipale de Saint-Herménégilde (3.0 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Quimby Country Lodge & Cottages?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, free parking, and meeting rooms.
What food & drink options are available at Quimby Country Lodge & Cottages?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Quimby Country Lodge & Cottages?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are pets allowed at Quimby Country Lodge & Cottages?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Quimby Country Lodge & Cottages offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Does Quimby Country Lodge & Cottages have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the lake view available here.