Tamarack Lodge

About Us

Welcome to Tamarack Lodge & Indie Glamping Resort, a 28-acre destination in the middle of Pachaug Forest abutting Beach Pond Lake in SE CT. We’re ideal for intimate gatherings, 100-guests indoor, 120-guests outdoor or a 2,000-person music festival!

If you’re looking for an out-of-the-box venue that can offer a one-day celebration to a weekend soiree, we are the right fit! Our location is an ideal rustic retreat for guests from major cities like New York, Boston, Providence and Hartford looking for an easy getaway from the hustle and bustle only a few hours away.

Tamarack is the hidden gem you didn’t know existed until now. The one that offers more than the average venue.

15min from Norwich | 25min from New London | 45min from Glastonbury | 60min from Hartford | 45min from Rhode Island | 3hrs from NYC

The History of the Tamarack

Once hosting a secret party for the cast of The Sopranos to avoid Paparazzi, Tamarack Lodge is a hidden gem dating back to the 1700’s. The 28 acres of land have been home to various businesses including a blacksmith shop, a water-powered wagon wheel mill, a tree farm and then a popular vacation resort in the 1940’s that attracted vacationers from New York and Boston looking for a retreat from the city hussle and bussle. Industrial gears are still visible in the main buildings’ ceilings and what were once large chicken coops turned into cabins.

The ancestry of the original owners Carl and Ellen Anderson date back to Sweden which influenced Scandinavian culture at the resort from music, dance and food. As the resort grew more popular, an inground pool and a sauna were added to the property in the 1960’s.

In 2003, the Andersons’ sold Tamarack Lodge to a private buyer who held ownership for about ten years. Closed in 2013, a couple contracts fell through and even the Longos’ considered purchasing it but thought it priced too high. The property was vacant for five years until in 2017 the Longos’ received a call saying the property was back on the market. They felt it was fate and’ purchased the abandoned property with a vision of restoring Tamarack to its former glory!

During the beginning stages of renovations and cleaning up the forest, the Longos’ have come across a cemetary dating back to the 1800’s, over 1,000 pieces of Italian marble table tops, lovers names carved into trees and hiking trails. The restaurant and tavern were open Thursday through Sunday with regular entertainment including popular, local band Flatrock and SyFy Networks celebrity Ghost Hunter Stephen Gonsalves hosting a ghost stories in the cemetery.


15min from Norwich | 25min from New London | 45min from Glastonbury | 60min from Hartford | 45min from Rhode Island | 3hrs from NYC

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For booking inquiries contact us at | (860) 376-0224