Hi, I'm Catherine!

My family and I live outside of Washington DC during the winter months. My husband and I have a 25-year-old son who graduated from Randolph-Macon College and now works for NPR. I was raised in Baltimore, graduated from The Bryn Mawr School and Hollins University in VA where I spent my junior year studying in Paris. My husband is from Washington State, graduated from George Washington University with a degree in journalism and we met when we both worked for The National Geographic Society. I grew up summering in Maine at our family's lakeside cottage - Kill Kare Kamp - which we now offer for weekly summer rentals from mid-June to mid-September.

My mother started a girls' summer camp (Camp Four Winds) in 1946 on property adjacent to Kill Kare where I - and thousands of other girls from the US and abroad - spent blissful summers over the course of 50 plus years. There, we learned camping skills that have benefited us throughout our lives as well as the poise, self-confidence and leadership abilities that are so essential to young women in today's world.

In 2008, we turned our family home into an inviting and comfortable retreat for families to enjoy. While we rent Kill Kare, our family spends the summer up the hill in our carriage house apartment called Chinook. We're hands-on hosts (without being intruding) and are happy to help guests take full advantage of their Down East experience. We greatly enjoy meeting all of our guests and have had the pleasure of making many new friends over the course of the six years we've been sharing our home with others.

Come join us. We look forward to welcoming you. We hope that you will enjoy the same sense of peace and serenity that Kill Kare has offered our family for over nine decades.

Here is my property:

In the midst of winter, picture yourself here on a sunny summer afternoon.
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Sedgwick Cottage
6 Bedrooms / 2.5 Bathrooms / Sleeps 10
Cottage / 6 Bedrooms / Sleeps 10



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Per night:$315 - $472
Per week:$2,200 - $3,300
Pets allowed:Yes

Kill Kare is uniquely located in a pine forest on the shores of a pristine freshwater lake on the Blue Hill Peninsula of Maine's Down East coast - only 1/4 mile inland from the ocean waters of the Penobscot Bay. So named because you can come here to “kill your cares, ” the cottage...

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Catherine Larson
Catherine Larson
From Virginia
Member since February, 2013
Hollins University, Roanoke VA