We've been going to Proctor's every summer for the last 6 years. The owners, Fred and Maureen, are very welcoming, very kind, and run a clean establishment. Be forewarned though, once you go, you are never going to want to leave!
It isn't a hotel vacation, there is still cooking and dishes to be done but the relaxed atmosphere make it seem like no big deal. Plus there are plenty of good restaurants within 20 minutes, so you don't even have to cook if you don't want to! (The steaks at Christmas Island are not to be missed!). The linens are clean, there is no musty smell, and the beds are relatively comfortable.
It is close enough to town (supermarkets, restaurants, gas, cvs) to not feel isolated, but far enough that it isn't on top of you. There is a boardwalk and arcade, a water park and miniature golf. You can rent jet skis, kayaks, even parasailing! But even just jumping in the lake and hanging out on the floating dock is still a good time. They also have a small dock if you bring your own boat. You can go fishing but make sure you get a permit for the week. We got blasted with a fine for fishing without a permit.
The lake is at the bottom of a hill, so you will have to walk down a considerable staircase, which is something to consider if you have problems walking. I don't mind it. I think of it as a great work out every morning. They do have rooms available at the top with a great view of the lake, so don't let the staircase deter you from this great destination.
There is a place called NASWA right next door, which on the weekends plays pretty loud music. So if that concerns you, try to stay in the cabins farther away. I also notice that if I keep my windows shut at night with the ac on, you can't hear it (and with the July heat, the ac has to be on). But they shut down around 11 or so, which is nice. However, if you are into the bar/club scene, it is a nice short stumble home from there!
We will definitely be back to Proctor's next year! Thanks for another great season!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Proctor's Lakehouse Cottages - Weirs Beach "A New Idea in Old-Fashioned Hospitality". 350' private sandy beach with docking for 5 boats. Within short walking distance to Weirs Beach Attractions, yet far enough for quiet times. ALL UNITS ARE NON-SMOKING. 12 Cottages & 8 Family Suites. LIVE WEB CAM on our web site. Free wireless internet access. Units sleep 2-7 persons. Picnic tables, charcoal grills and Adirondack chairs for each unit right on the beach. Memories begin here. ... more less