A Day At Quimby’s
Whether you’re a youngster or an adult, have been coming to Quimby Country your entire life, or visiting for the very first time, your vacation will begin immediately upon arrival. In fact, time will slow down as soon as you turn off Rt. 114 onto Forest Lake Road.
Once you are greeted by our friendly staff and settle into your cottage, the place will be yours to explore. Check out the Club House and play a round of shuffleboard or ping pong. Go down to the dock, grab a row boat or canoe, and paddle around Forest Lake to see what our loons and beavers are up to. Walk back along the shoreline and take in the view from the red bench. Don’t be surprised if you see a Bald Eagle or a Peregrine Falcon gliding across the sky before dive bombing Forest Lake to snag a fish.
Grab a book and settle into a rocking chair on your cottage porch. Or meander down the path to “the Rock” at Big Averill Lake for a swim out to the floating dock or to skim across the water on a paddleboard or windsurfer.
Dinner is served in the dining room starting at 6 pm, but first you may want to enjoy a glass of wine with the hors d’oeuvres served on the Lodge porch or in the lounge. No need to rush; your table is yours for the evening. On Sunday, there will be a welcoming cocktail party where you’ll have a chance to meet your fellow guests and soon-to-be new friends. Chances are you’ll all be exchanging email addresses before the week is over.
Each day thereafter, Quimby Country’s counselors will lead youngsters in morning and afternoon activities, including hikes up nearby mountains, picnics at Sandy Beach, and rousing games of Capture the Flag or Hares and Hounds. Depending on your youngsters’ interests, an afternoon might include a cooking lesson with Chef Tessa, a woodworking project with facility manager Kevin Brockney, or a photography safari with assistant manager Micah Berman. And don’t forget the weekly Quimbledon Family Tennis Tournament, featuring the most unconventional pairs you’ve ever seen.
There are also plenty of opportunities for parents to enjoy quality time with each other, playing a game of tennis on Quimby’s clay court or heading out on their own hike, bike trip, or fishing expedition. Or even for a round of golf at a nearby course. You can even explore attractions in the Northeast Kingdom and the Eastern Townships of Canada. All at your own relaxed pace, confident that your kids are in competent, caring hands.
Evenings, many guests play games like bingo, charades, or Pictionary in the Lodge, join a Square Dance in the Club House, or simply retire to the comfort of their cottage to play cards or read. All followed by a good night’s sleep in the stillness of a Vermont night.