What type of lakeside camping is permitted?

We rent cottages and Recreational Vehicle (RV) space on weekdays (Monday - Thursday), weekends (Friday to Sunday), or week long (Monday to Sunday).  We do not currently offer daily, monthly, or seasonal long camping.

Our RV camping areas require self contained RV units (35 ft or less) as no power, water or septic is provided.  We also limit the number of RVs at any time, to provide additional space for your enjoyment.

Our cottages are three seasons and contain a small kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, and seating area.

Tent camping is not permitted.

What are your rates and reservations options?

We have the following reservation options listed below:

1) Weekday (Monday to Thursday - 3 nights) 

  • RV camping $225
  • Waterfront Cottage $600 plus 15% state occupancy tax and cash security deposit

2) Weekend (Friday to Sunday - 2 nights)

  • RV camping $170
  • Waterfront Cottage $450 plus 15% state occupancy tax and cash security deposit

3) Week Long (Monday to Sunday – 6 nights)

  • RV camping $470
  • Waterfront Cottage $1,250 plus 15% state occupancy tax and cash security deposit

4) Memorial Day and Labor Day Holiday weekends are three day weekends (Friday to Monday - 3 nights)

  • RV camping $245
  • Waterfront Cottage $650 plus 15% state occupancy tax and cash security deposit

5) For 2024, the July 4th holiday weekend is also a three day weekend (Thursday to Sunday - 3 nights)

  • RV camping $245
  • Waterfront Cottage $650 plus 15% state occupancy tax and cash security deposit

Please note, we currently do not rent by individual night, month or season. Discounts are not provided for early check-outs.

Dock space may also be available for campground rentals, for an additional fee.

Please contact us for reservations.

How do I book?

For the 2024 Season (May 10th to October 13th), reservations open February 1st, 2024.

Please email us at for reservation requests and availability.

Please note

  • a 50% deposit is required at time of booking and the remainder is due at least 14 calendar days prior to arrival. 
  • A $100 cash security deposit is required for cottage rentals, and will be returned upon checkout, less any damages.
  • In order to receive a full refund, you must cancel 14 days prior to your arrival date.  Cancelations under 14 days will result in forfeiture of deposits.  Refunds may take up to a 14-day processing time.  
  • Payments may be made via check or cash, Venmo or Paypal (transaction fee added for Venmo and Paypal).

What is included in the cottage rental?

Our Cottages are waterfront one-bedroom units (queen bed), with kitchenette (including basic cookware and dishware), sitting area, bathroom, shower, power, AC, outside grill, patio or deck with table/seats.

Renters must bring their own linens (bedding, pillows, blankets, towels, etc.).  

We have a "leave no trace" policy and require the cottage left in same condition as check-in. 

Maximum overnight capacity is limited to two adults plus immediate children.  Tent or RV camping near the cottages is not permitted.

How many people may stay in each cottage?

Maximum overnight capacity is limited to two adults plus immediate children.  

Tent or RV camping near the cottages is NOT permitted.

Guest's pets are NOT allowed on the property.

What is included in RV space rental?

We are a semi-primitive family campground, we do not have defined camping sites, but instead we have two types of camping areas (field or woods).

We are limited to self-contained motorhomes, 5th wheels, and travel trailers (35ft or less in length) with working power, water, sleeping, bathing, and sanitary capabilities, are welcome.  We do not provide drinking water, power, or sanitary facilities for RV camping.  

We encourage the usage of RV solar charging.  For respect of other guests and neighbors, generator usage should be limited, and is not permitted between 8 pm to 9 am

RV camping is limited to one RV unit plus a tow or towed vehicle per reservation.  Tent camping is not permitted. 

RV sewage (black or grey) dumping is not available / permitted onsite.

May we have guests visit during our reservation period?

To support our guests who are seeking to unwind and reconnect with nature, only registered renters are allowed on the property, unless previously agreed upon in writing by Pachaug Cottages.

Do you have boat docks for rent?

Yes! Contact us for dock rental fees and contracts.

Dock reservations for the next season open in January of the same calendar year.

Short term weekday or weekend dock / slip rentals are subject to availability.

Can I rent most or all of the facility for an event?

Yes, we have packages available to reserve the facility, including one or more cottages, the RV camping areas, and the venue area for family or corporate events. Reservations may be made anytime for the current or future seasons, subject to availability.  Please contact us for additional information.

What else should I know?


  • Check-in is between 1pm and before 9pm, checkout is no later than 11 am.   
  • Guest's pets are prohibited
  • Smoking (of any kind) is prohibited everywhere on the campground
  • Children must be supervised at all times.
  • We are a carry in / carry out site, please plan to take your trash with you.


  • The town of Griswold has a noise ordinance; disruptive noises are prohibited at all times.  For courtesy of other guests and our neighbors, quiet hours shall be observed between 10 pm and 9 am.


  • The speed limit on site is 5 MPH. 
  • No maintenance of RV or vehicle is permitted on site. 
  • Guest ATV’s/UTV’s, motorized scooters / carts, etc. are not permitted on site.

Parties & Events:

  • Parties, large gatherings, events, etc. are not permitted near or in camping areas or cottages and must remain within the dedicated rented events space.

Water Activities:

  • Kayak, paddle board or canoe launching is available from the property (water shoes recommended).  We do not have a swimming area.  
  • If you have a boat, the state boat launch is located directly across the lake

Weddings & Events

How do I book a tour?

Call/text (860-800-2242) or email ( We look forward to meeting you!

Reservations are required to visit the property

What is the daily rental fee?

For full-day use of the pavilion and a "Get Ready" cottage, the rental fee is $6,500. Set-up may begin at 10:00 AM and all venue events must conclude by 9:45 PM. See below for what is included in the rental fee.

Contact us today to learn more about promotional discounts for the 2024 and 2025 season.

Contact us today to learn more about promotional discounts for the 2024 and 2025 season.

What is included in the rental fee?


  • Two-hour wedding rehearsal
  • Access for venue set-up as early as 10:00 AM
  • One waterfront cottage from 10:00 AM (day of event) until 10:00 AM the next day.  May also be used as a "get ready" suite.


  • Twenty wood ceremony benches
  • One heptagonal wood ceremony arch

Cocktail Hour

  • Five whisky barrel tables


  • 40 x 60 ft heavy timber frame pavilion with space for ~130 for a seated dinner
  • 20 x 20 catering tent
  • Wooden covered bar structure
  • Firepit with wood


  • Two portable restrooms (non-flush) and wash station
  • Dock access for wedding photographs
  • Day of event venue representative to support vendor questions, initial parking logistics, and management of the firepit

Do you have reception tables and chairs?

Yes! We have twenty rectangular 8 ft white tables (seats up to 8) and 130 folding white resin chairs. These can be rented and set up with your layout preference for a small additional setup and takedown fee.

Twenty Ceremony benches and five cocktail hour whisky barrel tables are included in the rental fee.

Do you have a list of local vendors?

Yes! We have a list of local vendors for catering, music, transportation, upgraded portable restrooms, and more. Please contact us for more information

Is there an area for the wedding party to get ready in?

Yes! One cottage is included in the rental fee as a get ready area for the wedding party which includes indoor electricity, kitchenette, and toilet.

For additional fees, additional cottages may be available.

Is there on-site parking?

Yes! We have parking for up to 65+ cars. There is also a park and ride less than 5 minutes away.


Where are the closest airports?

There are several options!

Providence, RI (PVD) - 45 minutes

Hartford, CT (BDL) - 1 hour

Boston, MA (BOS) - 1.5 hours

Where is the closest Amtrak?

There are three great options!

New London (27 Water St, New London, CT 06320) - 30 minutes

Westerly (14 Railroad Ave, Westerly, RI 02891) - 32 minutes

Mystic (2 Roosevelt Ave, Mystic, CT 06355) - 36 minutes