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Located midway between Boston and New York City, in the rural countryside of Salem, Connecticut.
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Welcome to Salem Woods

Welcome to Salem Woods on Gardner Lake, your elite full-service venue located on 38 private acres of land (midway between Boston and New York City), in the rural countryside of Salem, Connecticut.

Whether you’re looking for a wedding venue or unique space for your corporate retreat, we are passionate about creating a memorable experience for you and your guests. We pride ourselves on our commitment to customer satisfaction, various packages, affordable pricing, and excellent customer service. Our venue features:

  • King in master bedroom with queen in the study.
  • Lower level has large bedrooms with 3 queen beds.
  • Bedroom two has one queen bed.
  • Bedroom three has one queen bed.
  • Bedroom 4 has two queens beds.
  • Closet bedroom with twin bed.
  • Pull out sofa in living room.
  • Photos of the Main House can be viewed here.
  • The cabin has two bedrooms and 1 bath.
  • One bedroom has a queen bed, the other is a double with a single bunk.
  • The cabin has a porch in front, and deck in back.
  • Pull out sofa in living room.
  • Photos of the cabin can be viewed here.
  • The cabin has three bedrooms and two baths.
  • The master has a queen bed.
  • Bedroom two has a double and single bunk above.
  • Bedroom three has a full and twin. The twin is bunked above.
  • Living room has pull out sofa.
  • The cabin has a beautiful wrap around porch.
  • Photos of this cabin can be viewed here.

Our venue offers accommodations for:

  • Corporate Retreat
  • Farm to Table Event
  • Holiday Party
  • Product Announcement
  • Wedding Venue
  • Lodging
  • And more.
A grateful father, husband, and professional who enjoys anything that gets me outdoors and provides a challenge to the typical everyday. I am a salesman, teacher, and entrepreneur who loves to help others, provide for my family, and learn something new wherever and whenever I can. My music library includes the sounds and lessons of Bob Marley, Michael Franti, Andy Grammar, Jimmy Buffet, and Lyly Lovett. I love to cook on my pellet grill and entertain family and friends.
Hosting this unique property, steeped in history of Gardner Lake, meets a number of points on my passion scale. The owners are tremendous and the property is off the charts beautiful. A truly unique opportunity for guests to get a taste of New England while choosing to relax, get active, play or explore – Or do it all while you stay with us. Camp Wakenah Reboot – Formerly a Boy Scout Camp built in 1917, sold in 2006, and turned into a family retreat, is now ready for you to enjoy.
Not only does the property tell a story with it’s chimney built in 1933, the gorgeous gardens, koi ponds, waterfalls, and lakefront location but the property also brings together a multitude of stories as people visit with us from across the United States and beyond. Come write your story with us. Don’t forget your fishing poles, bikes, swim suits, and a good book.
During your stay
Our property manager lives 30 minutes away and we are easily accessible via phone email or text.

This place is fantastic. The picture’s don’t fully do it justice, even though they are impressive. The property is beautiful and the amenities are incredible. With a quick intro and walk through and then quick response time to any questions during our stay, Brian was a great host. Highly recommended.


The pictures are amazing but we were blown away by how beautiful the property was in person. There is plenty to do to stay entertained and I recommend bringing some outdoor toys/rec like balls to take advantage of the huge field.


LOVED this place. It’s huge and the amenities are incredible. We literally didn’t leave – we sunbathed, had drinks on the lawn, played Corn Hole for hours (our party brought a set), sat around the dock, and at night we built a fire pit with wood provided by our host Brian (for a fee). This is perfect for a large party, especially if you have dogs. I highly recommend it and would definitely book again!


This was a mini getaway we did with best friends of ours and we couldn’t have picked a better place! It was super spacious for the 4 of us and had everything we needed for the 3 days.We had such a fun time out on the little private dock. If you go when it gets darker out the lights come on and lead the way for a charming little path right out to a pretty amazing view. We fished at the lake and went swimming in the huge pool and enjoyed the very large yard up where our cottage was. When we wanted to explore a bit we didn’t have to go far for the cider place, the brewery or mystic village.We will absolutely be booking another stay here!

Salem Woods On Gardner Lake

Take the first step towards creating your event, by contacting us to schedule your appointment, as well as answering any initial questions.

In your tour of Salem Woods on Gardner Lake, we’ll take you through the details of our packages, and ways to customize it to work for your budget.

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