Mead Camp is a 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath, 2,600 sq. ft. architecturally significant New England home, listed on the National Historic Register and spectacularly sited on the shores of Doolittle Lake in Norfolk CT. Built as a summer getaway in 1930 by noted architect Alfredo Taylor for the Mead Family, it has been sensitively updated with all modern conveniences in an elegant rustic style, in keeping with its setting and architecture.
The house is situated on 3 waterfront acres and consists of four bedrooms, a magnificent Great Room with double height ceilings, monumental fieldstone fireplace, and a chefs kitchen.
The Doolittle Lake Company is a private, members' only community, consisting of 200+ acres of property for members' and their guests' use.
There are 2 lakes, a separate clubhouse with lawn areas, a sandy beach for paddling, and hundreds of acres of trails to hike. Kayaks, canoes, and paddle boards are also available. The property has its own floating dock, off which you may swim, launch your canoe, or enjoy the sunset in the evenings.
**PLEASE NOTE that no pets are allowed and all motorized watercraft are strictly prohibited. This is an ecologically pristine environment that prides itself on being the cleanest lake in CT. As such, the quality of water is extraordinary.
If you are looking for a restorative vacation spot, where time stands still as you immerse yourself in the unspoiled natural setting, then this is the place for you!
World class cultural activities,museums and fine dining are all within short driving distances. The home is conveniently located in Northern Litchfield County in the foothills of the southern Berkshires, midway between the metro areas of NYC and Boston.
Private Residence with 2 levels
4 bedrooms, 2 baths, 2600 square feet, 242 square meters
King, Queen, Twin, and Twin
6 guests maximum
45 Minutes by car
Direct waterfront on Doolittle Lake
No Pets Allowed
Not Handicap Accessible
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Activities of Interest
- Norfolk Chamber Music Festival and Yale School of Music
- Kayaking and Fishing on Doolittle Lake or Housatonic River
- Mass MOCA , Adams Mass
Places of Interest
- Tanglewood Music Festival, Stockbridge Mass
- The Inn on the Green New, Marlborough Mass
- Jacobs Pillow Dance Festival, Beckett Mass
Platonic Ideal of a Cottage
Our adult family really enjoyed Mead Camp. The house is rustic but well provisioned and decorated in an elegant but spare way: very fitting for a cottage. The small Lake is pristine and the availability of canoes and kayaks gives a chance to get out on the water. We wanted a peaceful week for four adults and we got that reading, swimming and kayaking. Towns are close enough that going out for supplies is easy and rainy day activities are also close. What it isn't is a place for those who want all the extensive comforts of home out in the country, ie televisions and stereos and other electronica! It is set up to get away from that, so beware with easily bored teens, for example. It fit our bill perfectly though. Communication with the owner was very fast and efficient.”