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The Story of Robinson's Retreat

By 1976, Norm and Rose Robinson had created a bustling campground in Southern New Jersey. After long days working in the Office, Camp Store, and Snack Shop, they would find themselves exhausted from creating a "happy place" for their customers. Every night, they would fall into their Lazy Boy chairs, prop up their feet, and pour over the latest issue of "Yankee Magazine." As they flipped the pages, memories of the serenity they experienced during vacations to go "leafing" in New England danced in their minds!

One night as they took their nightly vacation in their easy chairs, they read about a house located on its own island out in the middle of Joe's Pond. By the time they reached Danville, VT, to check it out, they had found there were over 400 other people on the waiting list in front of them. However, they quickly fell in love with the town, the Pond, and the people. They knew that they HAD to have their own "happy place" to sneak away to at the end of each busy summer season! After searching the local real estate, they settled on a red, barn-shaped house that felt like home immediately. Since then, they have added the white cottage next door to their New England paradise.

Joe's Pond has been a home-away-from-home for five generations of the Robinson family.

They love to sneak up to enjoy some of the serenity for themselves.

We hope you enjoy our family's little slice of heaven on Joe's Pond!

– The Robinson Families –

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