Welcome to Camp David

Planning a family reunion, small wedding or other special event with lodging for 25-35 guests? We have the perfect solution.

Spend an idyllic vacation at Camp David with your extended family, soaking up the sun, making beautiful memories, and enjoying the spectacular views and waterfront activities at pristine Bantam Lake.

Camp David is conveniently located in northwest Connecticut, about a 2-hour drive from New York City and less than 3 hours from Boston, just south of the Berkshires but without the tourist crowds.

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We have 4 beautifully furnished cottages, all with modern kitchens, baths, AC, wireless internet, and streaming wide-screen TVs. A combination of the Lakefront, Viewpoint, and Maplecrest cottages sleeps 25 guests. Our 4th cottage — Hilltop — is available for larger groups, with lodging for 9 additional guests. All guests have access to a breath-taking community room directly facing the lake.

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Modern and Delightful Cottages Facing the Lake

Ideal for family reunions, vacations with kids, spiritual retreats, weddings, and other special events.

All guests enjoy free use of kayaks, inflatables, outdoor grills, fire pits and exclusive access to our 100-foot lakeshore and dock.

While we prefer to rent the entire property for family reunions and other special events, we may be able to take reservations for individual cottages, especially from May to mid-June and after mid-September.

Lakeside Cottage



Maplecrest 2-Story Cottage at Bantam Lake




The Lakefront Party Room

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Exploring the Neighborhood

The town of Morris and Bantam Lake are hidden gems — just miles from better-known Litchfield Village. Everything you need is within 5 miles — great supermarkets, gourmet restaurants, an art cinema, artisan bakeries, and what many consider the best ice cream in the world.

Bantam Lake is surrounded by the White Memorial Foundation, which oversees the 944-acre lake and 35 miles of hiking trails.


Morris, a Historic Town

This historic area dates to the early 1700s and was the home of our nation’s first law school. Litchfield County offers an incredible variety of cultural attractions, scenic drives, wineries, spas, a nature museum, fine dining, and the best ice cream from a nationally renowned local dairy farm.


Family Reunions, Weddings, Parties, Seminars and Much More!

We have an excellent space for corporate events, business meetings, church meetings, retreats, weddings, etc. We also have a room for conferences, parties and seminars.

Frequently Asked Questions:

  1. How Many Cottages are there at Camp David?

    There are four cottages on the property — Lakefront, Viewpoint, Maplecreast and Hilltop.  Each has its own modern kitchen and window AC units.  Hilltop is separated by hedges from the other cottages and is reserved for the owner’s family, but can be rented out for large groups. 

  2. How many bedrooms in each cottage?

    Lakefront and Viewpoint have 3 bedrooms each. Maplecrest has 7 bedrooms and Hilltop has 4 bedrooms. There is room for  about 25 guests at Lakefront, Viewpoint and Maplecrest. An additional 8 guests could stay at Hilltop.  Each cottage has a bunk bed.

  3. Do all cottages have access to the lakefront?
    Yes.  If the premises are rented out to more than one party, each cottage will have exclusive access to part of the 100-foot lakefront.

  4. Can we keep our own boat at the dock?
    Yes, no problem.

  5. Is Camp David a good venue for family reunions and weddings, bachelor / bachelorette parties?

    Absolutely.  The layout of the property encourages different families to mix and mingle. Rather than simply congregating for a ceremony, friends  and family members have plenty of time to catch up and spend time with each other in a relaxed, natural environment. 

  6. Is Camp David child-friendly?
    Kids love Camp David, especially water sports. Water depth starts at one foot and rises to about 3 feet at front of the dock. We have plenty of lifejackets, floats and water games. Of course, adult supervision is required. We also have a large party room with a ping-pong table and plenty of board games, toys and arts and crafts.

  7. Do you have outdoor grills and fire pits?

    Yes. Each cottage has its own outdoors grill and firepit.  We provide propane and firewood. Campfires are magical with s’mores!

  8. Where is the nearest supermarket?

    Bantam Market, which specializes in gourmet foods, is less than a mile away. A much larger Stop ‘N Shop is located in nearby Litchfield, just 3 miles away.

  9. What about hardware stores and pharmacies?
    There is a well-stocked Tru-Value on the road to Litchfield, along with a CVS pharmacy. Many big-box stores are located in Torrington, about 10 miles away.

  10. What are some popular activities?
    Hiking, biking, swimming, kayaking. water-skiing, tubing, wine-tasting, fine dining, touring, or just hanging out.  The Bantam Lake area has miles of trails, all fairly level, ranging from 30 minutes to several hours to complete. Bikes and kayaks are free to use.  There is an additional fee for pontoon tours around the lake and electric bicycles. 

  11. Ice-cream shops?
    The most famous is the Arethusa dairy store in Bantam, where you can get two scoops of some of the best ice cream in the world for under $5.  (No, we are not being paid for this plug. LOL.) On the way to Torrington is Peaches and Cream and there is always Popey’s Ice Cream in Morris.