Quechee Lakes Landowners’ Association, Inc. (QLLA) was incorporated in February, 1970 with a mission established to “hold, manage, regulate and maintain” the common land, image and amenities of the association. The QLLA community is made up of individuals who own a home site (lot), completed home or condominium. Property ownership automatically grants membership usage at The Quechee Club. Renters or tenants, because they rent from a member, are allowed the privilege of using the amenities for a nominal fee while residing in our association. The result of our members hard work since established, is to have created a four-season recreational community. Those who choose to make QLLA their home enjoys a safe lifestyle unique to the central Vermont and Dartmouth area. Known around the world for the Quechee Balloon Festival, QLLA also manages recreational facilities for children that enjoy Swim Team, Sports Camps, Tennis, Golf, Skating, Skiing and other supervised programs are offering to ensure that there is something for everyone in the organization. There is even a polo field and some great trout fishing!
The first clubhouse construction was completed in 1974 and has since been the central focus for many activities within QLLA. With breathtaking views of the Ottauquechee River and our pristine golf courses, the administrative offices, membership services, concierge services, Davidson's and Dewey’s Deck Restaurants, Main Dining Room and Blue Stone Patio can all be found in the Main Clubhouse. Located on the first floor is our newly renovated (2016) Aquatics and Fitness Complex that is complete with a Natatorium to include an indoor lap pool, outdoor swimming pool, squash court, and recently remodeled fitness area, massage room, sauna and newly renovated (2017) locker rooms. The west end of the Clubhouse is occupied by the Golf Pro Shop and commands sweeping views of our two acclaimed golf courses.
Quechee’s golf facilities include Highland and Lakeland golf courses, two putting greens and driving range. Developed by Geoffrey Cornish, a world-famous golf course architect, he started with a valley full of ample trees, spring fed ponds, pastures, rocky ledges and dramatic ravines - then sculpted thirty-six challenging holes of championship golf. Whether old pros or young duffers, the golfers who have played the courses rave about them. Both eighteen-hole courses, from the first tee to the thirty-sixth green are truly remarkable. In 2011, Hurricane Irene devastated the Upper Valley with catastrophic flooding, the worse that the state has endured since 1927. Twenty-Seven of the Clubs’ thirty-six holes were destroyed which brought the community together to rebuild both courses. In 2015, the club had a re-grand opening of the courses only to find them both in better condition than before Irene. We owe homage to our hard-working grounds crew and committees whose vision came to fruition.
The Quechee Ski Hill-Ski Quechee which provides ice skating facilities, horse-drawn sleigh rides, has been called the best learn-to-ski Vermont destination. Home of the Quechee Ski Team, Ski Quechee has 13 trails and the Quadzilla chairlift which allows for guests to visit from all over the world and experience a true Vermont vacation. Away from the hustle and bustle of commercial resorts, Ski Quechee offers all the amenities of big name Ski Mountains with more of the tranquility you’re looking for. A true representation of the quintessential charm Vermont is known for today.
The Base Lodge is the home to our Ski School and Rentals, Recreation Center and Food Court. Casual dining includes breakfast and lunch during golf and ski seasons. From freshly brewed aromatic coffee and muffins from our pastry shop, to chili and soups, seasonal salads, burgers, sandwiches, grab and go items and the finest craft beer selection this side of the Outtouaquechee.
Section five hiking trails occupy a piece of Greenbelt within QLLA that spans over 780 acres. While currently under development, this parcel is yet another amenity for QLLA members and guests to enjoy. Surrounded by views and wildlife, the terrain is not overly challenging and is good for all ages.
Recreational programs are scheduled throughout the year for adults and juniors. For many years, this department has provided an array of activities ranging from kid’s camps, off campus excursions, kid’s night out, family pentathlon, card board box derby and more. There is truly something for everyone here in Quechee.
The Tennis Center features outdoor courts, including eight Har Tru and two all-weather courts, and a professional staff offering an outstanding program of lessons and clinics for adults, juniors and children. In 2016, the Club built two Platform Tennis Courts for members and guests to enthusiasts enjoy our all-season courts during daylight and nighttime hours.
Murphy Farm, a scenic addition to the Association, overlooking Lake Pinneo, is the perfect backdrop for a rustic intimate or larger tented affair, bocce and basketball. Our renowned kids camp programs are housed at the farm which provide a fun learning environment for kids of all ages.
During the summer months, Lake Pinneo, a 50-acre private retreat, offers a beach and bathhouse. From Memorial Day through Labor Day, visitors enjoy our newly constructed playground, picnic area, volleyball nets, horseshoe pits, boat rentals, paddle boards, canoes and more!
Quechee Lakes Landowners have through their association, dedicated their time and resources by developing Vermont’s finest four-season community. Simply put, The Quechee Club is a highly acclaimed recreational community that offers an exceptional lifestyle and lasting value where there is something for everyone. Once you experience all that the Club has to offer, you will be sure to come back for more.