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Quimby Country

Averill, VT

Quimby Country is a 125-year-old, family wilderness retreat with main lodge and 18 lakeside cabins, some with kitchenettes, on 1,000 remote acres in Vermont's Northeast Kingdom.

Full-service dining room serving breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and cookies and dinner. Recreation activities led by QC counselors include fishing, boating, swimming, hiking, tennis, square dancing and many other family and outdoor activities.

Quimby Country is Vermont’s oldest fishing camp and a back-to-basics family summer camp away from it all. Its century-old lodge and comfortable cottages are the perfect home base for hiking, boating, fishing, tennis, and swimming, or for quiet conversations, reading, or just soaking in nature’s beauty.  Pets welcome, WiFi in Lodge, wood stove in every cottage and some cottages have full kitchens, but all overlook Forest Lake.


Nestled in the northeast corner of Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom, in the town of Averill, is Quimby Country, Vermont’s oldest family camp. Founded in 1894 by Charles Quimby as a men’s fishing get-away, it was transformed in the early 1900s into a quintessential family summer resort by his indomitable daughter, Hortense Adelaide Quimby, who oversaw Quimby’s until a few years before her death in 1967.

Quimby’s has been a wilderness retreat, touchstone, life-changing experience, and “home” for hundreds of families, many of whom return year after year, generation after generation. It has also been an important part of the lives of many in the surrounding communities who have enjoyed working there over the years and are integral members of the Quimby’s family.


Summer guests enjoy organized children’s activities, fishing, tennis and cookouts, just to name a few favorites of the past, as well as an even richer experience involving local talent offering storytelling, guided botanical hikes, classes in nature photography and much more. A return to more personalized service like lighting cottage fires in the early mornings, full dining room service for meals, cookies and tea in the afternoon, and a focus on the needs of individuals provide a unique experience for new and returning guests of all ages. 

Cherishing the return to a place where you can relax, “off the grid,” many QC loyalists make reservations year after year. While the basic modern convenience of free wifi is available in the main lodge, there is no cell phone service, no tv and no wifi in the cottages.

There is the sound of loons on the lake, giggling children of all ages playing Capture the Flag and telling ghost stories around a campfire at night, the squeak of a rocking chair on the porch of the lodge or cottage and the laughter at evening games of Pictionary and Charades, followed by a card game or chess or backgammon.

It’s volleyball and badminton and the Wednesday Quimbledon tennis tournament, where a 10-year-old child might be teamed up with a 70 year old. It’s swimming at the Rock and watching with a smile when your child happily swims out to the platform in Averill Lake for the first time - a Quimby’s right of passage. 

It’s QC chocolate cake, applesauce cake and peppermint ice cream available at meals. And it’s seeing old friends and making new friends. It’s a return to an easier, a more carefree world.  It was almost lost, but now it’s back. 

Please come to Quimby Country this summer and see what all the excitement is about!!

"Cool nights, warm days, clean air. Perfect for deep relaxing and regaining a sense of wonder at the beauty of nature. We have been coming for many decades. Quimby’s had been an anchor in my life. Try it."

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Quimby Country

Lilly & Gene Devlin
1127 Forest Lake Road
Averill, VT 05901
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 20
Averill, VT 05901
Phone: 802-822-5533

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