Quimby Country [SIV495] | Stuck in Vermont | Seven Days | Vermont's Independent Voice

Seven Days needs your financial support!

Quimby Country [SIV495] 

Published June 28, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. | Updated July 3, 2017 at 6:49 p.m.

6/24/17: Quimby Country in Averill celebrates its 122nd season this summer in the Northeast Kingdom. Founded by Charles Quimby in 1894, the rustic resort is the oldest sportsman camp in the state. Charles' daughter, Hortense, transformed the scenic spot into a family resort in the 1930s. Once a fishing retreat for men, Quimbys became a beloved family destination for decades, drawing visitors from across the country.

A group of shareholders purchased Quimby Country in the 1960s to carry on its traditions. For many guests, it was a place to get away from modern life and enjoy the outdoors with other families. Facing declining revenue in the last decade, Quimbys closed last summer to recalibrate. A newly formed board of directors hope to keep this Vermont institution alive for future generations.

Eva made the journey to the top of the state to see this Dirty Dancing-type spot for herself. She met long time visitors and members of the New Hampshire Trout Unlimited Trout Camp who spent the last week at Quimbys enjoying its fishing spots. And there was even time to enjoy the lake views from a rocking chair while listening to loon calls.

Music: Audionautix, "Front Porch Sitter" & "Green Leaves"

Bert Hirsch, "I'll Be Blue Just Thinking of You"

Jason Farnham, "Retreat"

This episode of Stuck in Vermont was made possible by

Hotel Vermont and New England Federal Credit Union


Comments are closed.

Since 2014, Seven Days has allowed readers to comment on all stories posted on our website. While we’ve appreciated the suggestions and insights, the time has come to shut them down — at least temporarily.

While we champion free speech, facts are a matter of life and death during the coronavirus pandemic, and right now Seven Days is prioritizing the production of responsible journalism over moderating online debates between readers.

To criticize, correct or praise our reporting, please send us a letter to the editor. Or send us a tip. We’ll check it out and report the results.

Online comments may return when we have better tech tools for managing them. Thanks for reading.

About The Author

Eva Sollberger

Eva Sollberger


Seven Days senior multimedia producer Eva Sollberger launched her award-winning "Stuck in Vermont" web video series in 2007. Her videos have been viewed by millions. She appears every other Friday on WCAX at 6:30pm.

More By This Author

Keep up with us Seven Days a week!

Sign up for our fun and informative

All content © 2022 Da Capo Publishing, Inc. 255 So. Champlain St. Ste. 5, Burlington, VT 05401

Advertising Policy  |  Privacy Policy  |  Contact Us  |  About Us  |  Help
Website powered by Foundation