First Trip to Pittsburg and Lopstick:
We went there to snowmobile mid-week with 2 grandsons. We rented Tranquility cabin. The First Connecticut Lake can be seen from the two decks over the roof of a lower cabin. Our cabin was incredibly clean, well appointed, with many woodsy touches, it looked recently remodeled. There were two sliders onto separate decks, both facing the lake. The dining-living room area was spacious, and the kitchen had plenty of cabinet and counter space. The bedrooms were small, but the beds were very comfortable. The WiFi was good, the TV was sizable, and the heating worked well with thermostats in every room. There is a mudroom for boots and gear which keeps the clutter out of the cabin.
About the staff: Everyone we interacted with was friendly and helpful. We had a water pressure problem when we first arrived, and someone came in less than 10 minutes and the problem was resolved quickly with a filter replacement.
Snowmobile Rental: We had 2 snowmobiles, but needed to rent a third. The sled was on site, new, ran well, and we were given two very good helmets with the rental. One thing to note is that if you bring the sled back without filling up, there is a $10 per gallon charge. There is a 24 hour gas station accessible from the trail within 3-4 miles of Lopstick where you can fill up on the way back from your ride and the needle stays on full for that short ride.
Location: The location was excellent with access to the lake and trails in all directions. The weather was not the best the week we were there, but we had an excellent time, and there were more trails than we could have imagined. Plus Lopstick is close to the Happy Corner Cafe which has good food, reasonably priced, is family friendly, and accessible from the trail. Just a heads up, we did not see a grocery stores within miles of Lopstick, but had brought our own food so it was not an issue.
Lopstick was all good and we would definitely stay there again.
Pat M. Greenfield MA