Jens’s guidebook

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Jens’s guidebook

boat rental

A great place to rent a boat. W
Echo Bay Marina
227 Candlewood Lake Rd
A great place to rent a boat. W

Food scene

Great value and food
The Cheesecake Factory
7 Backus Avenue
Great value and food
Great food and close to the house
Maggie McFly's® l Brookfield
195 Federal Rd
Great food and close to the house
Down The Hatch is Candlewood Lake's only waterfront restaurant located in Brookfield, CT. Come by boat, car or sea plane and experience our casual, fun and friendly atmosphere. You will feel like you're on vacation the minute you step ashore, see the beautiful views, and grab a cool tasty drink. Down the Hatch is famous for its outdoor lakeside dining area, great food and good times. We also have a formal dining room that is open part of the season which is available for parties and corporate functions. Down The Hatch is a great place to bring the family because parents relax while kids enjoy our kids' menu and waterfront atmosphere. If you are looking for fun spot with good food, good friends and good times, you've found it. There is always a party at Down The Hatch.
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Down the Hatch
292 Candlewood Lake Road
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Down The Hatch is Candlewood Lake's only waterfront restaurant located in Brookfield, CT. Come by boat, car or sea plane and experience our casual, fun and friendly atmosphere. You will feel like you're on vacation the minute you step ashore, see the beautiful views, and grab a cool tasty drink. Down the Hatch is famous for its outdoor lakeside dining area, great food and good times. We also have a formal dining room that is open part of the season which is available for parties and corporate functions. Down The Hatch is a great place to bring the family because parents relax while kids enjoy our kids' menu and waterfront atmosphere. If you are looking for fun spot with good food, good friends and good times, you've found it. There is always a party at Down The Hatch.
Great seafood include lobsters (live from tanks), King Crab Legs, Fresh Seafood Daily, Prime Rib, Chicken and Pasta, Filet Mignon & NY Sirloin, Full Take Out Menu * Parties For All Occasions
Jim Barbarie's Restaurant
47 Padanaram Road
Great seafood include lobsters (live from tanks), King Crab Legs, Fresh Seafood Daily, Prime Rib, Chicken and Pasta, Filet Mignon & NY Sirloin, Full Take Out Menu * Parties For All Occasions
Family-owned, Pho Vietnam is located in Danbury, Connecticut — less than ten minutes away from the New York State line. At PV, we proudly use fresh produce, as well as, choice select meats and seafood. Our restaurant features authentic Vietnamese dishes and we aim on spreading the deliciousness to as many people as we can. Instead of telling you how good our food and services are, we would rather have you experience it for yourself. Here at Pho Vietnam, we simply ensure the best Vietnamese food around. And remember, when it comes to eating at Pho, slurping is always encouraged.
Pho Vietnam
56 Padanaram Road
Family-owned, Pho Vietnam is located in Danbury, Connecticut — less than ten minutes away from the New York State line. At PV, we proudly use fresh produce, as well as, choice select meats and seafood. Our restaurant features authentic Vietnamese dishes and we aim on spreading the deliciousness to as many people as we can. Instead of telling you how good our food and services are, we would rather have you experience it for yourself. Here at Pho Vietnam, we simply ensure the best Vietnamese food around. And remember, when it comes to eating at Pho, slurping is always encouraged.
Mangia Mangia Pizza & Restaurant
371 Candlewood Lake Road
Great food
Great place for dessert
Candlewood Creamery
90 CT-39
Great place for dessert

Sightseeing

The Still River Greenway is a multi-use trail and greenway along the Still River in Brookfield, Connecticut. With both phases complete, the trail runs from the Brookfield Municipal Center, to the Brookfield Town Center and is completely paved.
Still River Greenway Trail
63 Silvermine Road
The Still River Greenway is a multi-use trail and greenway along the Still River in Brookfield, Connecticut. With both phases complete, the trail runs from the Brookfield Municipal Center, to the Brookfield Town Center and is completely paved.
Bear Mountain is situated on 140 acres of land with an outlook, a ranger cottage and parking area. Come explore a hiking trail at this beautiful dog-friendly destination.
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Bear Mountain Reservation
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Bear Mountain is situated on 140 acres of land with an outlook, a ranger cottage and parking area. Come explore a hiking trail at this beautiful dog-friendly destination.
23-room Victorian-era mansion on grounds that feature gardens, trails, ponds & picnic areas.
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Tarrywile Park & Mansion
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23-room Victorian-era mansion on grounds that feature gardens, trails, ponds & picnic areas.
Squantz Pond State Park is the only state park on Squantz Pond or Candlewood Lake. The beach, swim area and main park grounds, along with hiking trails along the Pootatuck State Forest, are along the shores of Squantz Pond, which is adjacent to Candlewood. Squantz Pond State Park has a boat launch, giving visitors access to boating on Squantz Pond. Be aware, that Squantz Pond's boat launch has a limited number of parking spaces (25) for vehicles and also limits the horsepower of boats launching on Squantz Pond to 25 horsepower. Please visit the CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection's Squantz Pond State Park web page for detailed information on the Park, including hours and entrance fees.
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Squantz Pond State Park
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Squantz Pond State Park is the only state park on Squantz Pond or Candlewood Lake. The beach, swim area and main park grounds, along with hiking trails along the Pootatuck State Forest, are along the shores of Squantz Pond, which is adjacent to Candlewood. Squantz Pond State Park has a boat launch, giving visitors access to boating on Squantz Pond. Be aware, that Squantz Pond's boat launch has a limited number of parking spaces (25) for vehicles and also limits the horsepower of boats launching on Squantz Pond to 25 horsepower. Please visit the CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection's Squantz Pond State Park web page for detailed information on the Park, including hours and entrance fees.
Swimming facility with restrooms, changing areas, extended snack bar and a picnic area overlooking the water. Hours: Daily 10:30am - 6:30pm
Town Park
Swimming facility with restrooms, changing areas, extended snack bar and a picnic area overlooking the water. Hours: Daily 10:30am - 6:30pm
Established in 2016, the Great Hollow Nature Preserve & Ecological Research Center is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that is dedicated to biodiversity conservation, applied ecological research, experiential environmental education, and passive outdoor recreation.
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Great Hollow Nature Preserve & Ecological Research Center
225 CT-37
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Established in 2016, the Great Hollow Nature Preserve & Ecological Research Center is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that is dedicated to biodiversity conservation, applied ecological research, experiential environmental education, and passive outdoor recreation.
Carry/car-top launch for kayaks, canoes etc. only - this park does not have a boat ramp. New Hours and Reservation System for Dikes Point in New Milford. FirstLight to Require Reservations for Park Access.
Dike Point Park
117 Old Town Park Rd
Carry/car-top launch for kayaks, canoes etc. only - this park does not have a boat ramp. New Hours and Reservation System for Dikes Point in New Milford. FirstLight to Require Reservations for Park Access.
A 48-acre non-profit park great for events, parties, quiet walks, jogging, riding bikes or a quiet walk in the gated garden. Also on property is the Harden House Museum.
Harrybrooke Park
100 Still River Drive
A 48-acre non-profit park great for events, parties, quiet walks, jogging, riding bikes or a quiet walk in the gated garden. Also on property is the Harden House Museum.
Beautiful scenary
Lovers Leap
Beautiful scenary

Playgrounds

Multiple playground areas for various ages, clean bathroom on site with picnic tables and benches.
Kids kingdom playground
100 Pocono Road
Multiple playground areas for various ages, clean bathroom on site with picnic tables and benches.

Activity

Indoor playground for small children, food court for variety, lots of places to shop at and stay cool in the heat.
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Danbury Fair Mall
7 Backus Ave
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Indoor playground for small children, food court for variety, lots of places to shop at and stay cool in the heat.
Drop in classes for toddlers on the weekend, call before going to ensure class is available and not full.
Gymnastics Revolution
14 Starr Road
Drop in classes for toddlers on the weekend, call before going to ensure class is available and not full.
Fun place for children to play to stay out of the heat.
Bounce! Trampoline Sports Danbury
21 Prindle Ln
Fun place for children to play to stay out of the heat.
Fun place for older kids to stay out of the heat.
Thrillz High Flying Adventure Park
5 Prindle Lane
Fun place for older kids to stay out of the heat.
Fun place to browse antiques and knick knacks.
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Elephant's Trunk Flea Market
490 Danbury Road
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Fun place to browse antiques and knick knacks.
They provide wakeboarding, wakesurfing and waterskiing lessons.
Lakeside Watersports
16 Forty Acre Mountain Road
They provide wakeboarding, wakesurfing and waterskiing lessons.
Rent kayaks locally in New Milford (162 Danbury Rd) as this business has 2 locations.
Ski Haus, Inc.
1611 NY-22
Rent kayaks locally in New Milford (162 Danbury Rd) as this business has 2 locations.

Groceries

Very close to the house for groceries
ShopRite of Danbury
1 Padanaram Rd
Very close to the house for groceries
Great selection
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Whole Foods Market
5 Sugar Hollow Road
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Great selection
So fun for the kids and a great selection of fresh food
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Stew Leonard's
99 Federal Road
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So fun for the kids and a great selection of fresh food

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How to use stove

To turn on the induction stovetop, press the "control lock" button on the right side until you hear a beep. Then, turn on the "power" button on the left side of the stovetop. Pick which element you would like to use pressing the box associated with it. Scroll your finger to set the level of heat you desire. For video instruction, type these words and search for "kitchenaid 36 induction cooktop 5 element". The 1st video that pops up explains how to use.
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Cabana

Please ensure that you close all the window and doors after using the cabana. There are towels there for your use as well as the striped blue and white towels in the bathrooms inside the house. We also have some fishing rods available in the cabana, please feel free to use.
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Bugs

Although we have our great cleaners come in to clean after each guest, we are in the country, so you may see some spiders and other bugs despite our best efforts. For this reason, please ensure doors are always closed and when using the balcony, please use the screen door to prevent bugs from entering the house.
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Candlewood Lake Life

Check out this insta and associated website to discover more to do around Candlewood Lake @candlewoodlakelife
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Hot water

Please be aware, it can take some time for the hot water to start in the bathroom upstairs attached to the bedroom. Also, please be careful in the kitchen as the hot water comes in fast, so adjust the lever accordingly.