Lake Salem Cottages
Lake Salem Cottages are four family owned cottages located on a sandy beach, each with at least a 100 foot private frontage on Lake Salem near the Canadian border in Derby, Vermont. They are located on a peninsular of land separating Big Salem Lake from Little Salem Lake. Cottagers enjoy unique access to both lakes, which are excellent for fishing, with plentiful bass, walleye and salmon. Each cottage has its own dock and 12' aluminum boat which can be used with a small out board motor. Many of our cottagers have been coming to Lake Salem for years.
The most fun is being on the beach where the lake is quite shallow for about 50 feet so children are safe to play. The beach has been and is the site of numerous Summer Olympic Games (see photo from the summer of 2011), cookouts, sand castles, and star and northern lights gazing at night. There is a sand bar at one end of the beach and the Clyde River connects the two lakes. The sand bar is a favorite place to play and share with the ducks, herons and other birds that land there.
Lake Salem Cottages is a family run business which is mainly a labor of love. The cottages have been in the Ainsboro and Newell families for over seventy five years. The new generation of Pages and Roehners are operating them now, respecting the special characteristics that make families come back year after year, with appropriate upgrading to make the experience a continuing pleasant one.