Quechee Lakes

Quechee Lakes is a private community located on the border of Vermont and New Hampshire in the town of Hartford, Vermont.Opened in 1969, the community has grown to consist of 19 town-home villages and more than 600 single-family homes built on 5,200 acres in the hills surrounding the Ottauquechee River Valley. [http://www.quecheelakes.com/WhyLiveHere-Overview.htm Quechee Lakes] ] It is developed by Quechee's largest residential landowner, The Quechee Lakes Company, which is owned by an affiliate of the global real estate company Taurus Investment Holdings, LLC of Boston, Massachusetts. Taurus initially purchased the majority interest in 2005, and the remaining interest in the winter of 2007. [http://www.quecheelakes.com/QLDC.htm Quechee Lakes] ,] Quechee Lakes is the leading second-home destination in Vermont. [http://quecheelakes.com Quechee Lakes] ]

Location

Located at the intersection of Interstates 89 and 91 as well as US Routes 4 & 5 [http://www.hartford-vt.org/index.html] , Quechee is a two-hour drive from the nearby metropolitan area of Boston, less than a three-hour drive from Montreal and a 15 minute drive from New Hampshire's Lebanon Airport. This makes the town accessible in a variety of ways including daily one-hour direct flights from New York's La Guardia Airport. [ [http://www.quecheelakes.com/Location.htm Quechee Lakes, Vermont | Real Estate near Woodstock VT and Hanover NH ] ]

Culture

Quechee Lakes is located in Quechee, Vermont, a village in the town of Hartford. Quechee is a former mill town that shares many cultural roots with the greater New England area. Its culture is greatly influenced by its rural, mountainous landscape and the vast availability of Maple trees. Quechee Gorge Village has a variety of New England country facilities including a country store with homemade fudge, a crafts shop and the largest antique mall in the state. [http://quecheegorge.com] Residents and visitors of Quechee are near the small town shopping, artisan studios, galleries, country stores and restaurants of Woodstock, Vermont and are also about 13 miles from Hanover, New Hampshire where study groups, lectures, social activities and trips are regularly provided by the Institute for Lifelong Living at Dartmouth College. [ [http://www.quecheelakes.com/HistoryAndSurroundingArea.htm Quechee Lakes, Vermont | Activities and Attractions ] ] Cultural events include a covered bridge marathon and annual hot air balloon festival in June, the Quechee Scottish games in August, and an annual Fall Foliage Crafts Festival in October. Quechee is also home to the Simon Pearce glass blowing, pottery facility and restaurant established in 1981 [ [http://www.hartford-vt.org/framepages/outhome2quechee.htm Quechee, Vermont ] ] that offers an array of rustic Vermont fare including seasonal greens with locally made goat cheese and shepard's pie made of local grass-fed beef. [ [http://simonpearce.com Blown Glass and Handmade Pottery by Simon Pearce ] ]

Amenities

Home ownership in Quechee Lakes grants exclusive membership to its private club, [http://thequecheeclub.com The Quechee Club] . Members have access to the club's amenities, including:


*Two championship golf courses: The Highland and the Lakeland.
*Downhill ski area with quad chairlift and ski school.
*12 tennis courts (8 Har-tru and 4 all weather) and 1 indoor squash court.
*Outdoor swimming pool and indoor lap pool.
*Fitness center with free weights, aerobics/multipurpose rooms and a family area.
*35 miles of trails for cross-country skiing, biking, hiking and snowshoeing.
*Access to Lake Pinneo with beachfront, lifeguards, snack shack and volleyball.
*The Grille Room Restaurant that is open for lunch and dinner.
*A camp for children and teens at Murphy Farm during summer and school vacations.
*Organized social activities for all ages, year-round, including group tours and dances.
*Lake Pinneo, a freshwater lake used for boating, canoing and kayaking.

Recreation

Quechee Lakes is also near skiing sites such as Killington, Suicide Six, and Mount Ascutney. [ [http://www.quecheelakes.com/TheQuecheeClub.htm The Quechee Club | Clubhouse, Private Golf Courses, Social Activities ] ] The Quechee Gorge, also known as the "Grand Canyon" of Vermont, is a local site of steep hiking trails alongside the Ottauquechee River.The nearby Vermont Institute of Natural Science provides residents and visitors with educational workshops, events and summer camps for children. They additionally rehabilitate birds of prey to release into the wild.Billings Farm and Museum in the town of Woodstock, Vermont has a number of farm-related, family-oriented events including a fourth of July celebration, story time for children and a cow appreciation day. [http://www.http://www.billingsfarm.org/calendar.html]

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