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This unique lakeside retreat was custom built by renowned timber framers, Old School Builders, with artistry and care. Custom sawn timbers, local hardwoods, hand forged steel, are all centered on a massive stone fireplace lit by a wall of glass facing the water. Perched above the shore of the Northeast Kingdom's Lake Willoughby, the home features a large private yard with picturesque granite bedrock ledges and a new staircase descending a refreshing lake swim. Located between Jay Peak and Burke Mtn.,and Kingdom Trails in E. Burke, the house is perfect for ski vacations, mountain biking vacations and summer swimming and boating. Other nearby lakes, parks, and hiking trails make for ideal leaf peeping.
Seasonal Outdoor Activities: Summer - Westmore golf course is 10 minutes away. Outstanding hiking and biking is nearby.
Winter - Ice skating and ice fishing on the Lake. World class ice climbing is nearby at Mt.Pisgah and Wheeler Mountain. The VAST for snowmobiling is 5 min. away. Cross country skiing and snowshoeing is on premises and nearby. Downhill skiing is 30 min. at Burke Mountain and 45 min. at Jay Peak.
First floor bathroom / shower is ADA compliant - 'universal design' for easy access and use....moreless
6 cedar deck chairs on wraparound deck are available for use during spring, summer and autumn months. New stone patio with furniture offers another option for rest, relaxation, conversation. Dining furniture in screened in porch.
Other services (chef and massage) might be available on an ala carte basis and are not included in the rental rate. Ask owner for suggestions....moreless
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Lake Willoughby, also known as the Lucerne of America, is considered by some as being the most beautiful lake in Vermont and in all of New England. Located in the town of Westmore, a short distance off 1-91 and 30 min. north of St.Johnsbury, this body of water is known for its crystal clear water, natural sand beaches and great swimming, kayaking and fishing.
With a maximum depth of 312 feet, this is also the deepest lake in the Northeast Kingdom, which makes it a favorite of divers. It covers 1692 acres and is bounded one one side by the steep cliffs of Mt. Pisgah and on the other by Mt. Hor. The lake was formed 12,000 years ago, when glacier rivers of ice carved out 'U' shaped valleys and spectacular cliffs of granite in Vermont's Northeast Kingdom.
The effect is strikingly similar to a Norwegian fjord. About one third of the lake has lakefront properties. There are public beaches at the north and south ends and public access for boaters. The remainder is Willoughby state forest.
Year Purchased: 2006
About: Owner/proprietor since 2006
Why Barton: As the guest testimonials confirm, this is the premier house rental on Lake Willoughby, VT.
The Unique Benefits at this House: Our guest book is filled with comments like: 'best vacation ever, totally relaxing, amazing scenery, artisinal timber frame home with everything we needed, serene, fantastic star gazing, wonderful swimming and kayaking, hiking,biking out the front door'.