Luxury Timberframe with Private Waterfront & Lake Views from Wraparound Po

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View of the house from rock outcropping on property.


Last updated: 10/25/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

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.


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Property Type

  • House
  • 2400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Housekeeping
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king, 1 child bed, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Pack 'n' play...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 3: 1 double, 1 twin/ single


  • Besides a king size bed there is a queen size futon in the 2nd floor master bedroom....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower


  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower


  • First floor bathroom / shower is ADA compliant - 'universal design' for easy access and use....moreless

Other Amenities

  • 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


  • Books:

    Small library exists...moreless

  • Books For Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    There is lots of interesting games available....moreless

  • Games For Kids
  • Stereo:

    Laptop speakers for computer, ipad, ipod mp3 player...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Nude Beach
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks
  • Waterfalls

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Lake:

    Clear, cool, healthy, restoritive Lake Willoughby....moreless

  • Lake View
  • Lakefront:

    NW part of lake Willoughby...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Spectacular mountain views (looking east) from the house....moreless

  • Rural:

    Quiet, scenic, running, biking, hiking out the front door....moreless

  • Water View
  • Waterfront:

    Private, quiet scenic waterfront. 8',depth off the dock....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Private scenic waterfront with seasonal dock on Lake Willoughby...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Ski Lift Privileges
  • Ski Privileges Optional
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    dining room, screened in porch and patio are all available for dining....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Cool summer nights eliminate the need for air conditioning....moreless

  • Alarm System
  • Clothes Dryer:


  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace:

    Masonry heater in great room and LP gas fireplace in first floor master bedroom...moreless

  • Firewood
  • Garage:


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Gas and wood fired....moreless

  • Internet:

    House wide wifi...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linen Rental Possible
  • Linens Provided:

    Bed linens are provided....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Great room features oversized couch and love seat and morris chair with ottoman....moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    There is a safe/secure parking lot...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    The parking lot is attached to our private main road....moreless

  • Parking On Street
  • Security System
  • Telephone:

    Calling card is needed for long distance calls. Local calls are included in rental rate. AT&T works best for cell calls. Verizon, T-Mobile and Sprint not so much......moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Towels are provided...moreless

  • Vacuum System
  • Washing Machine:


  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet:

    House wide wifi...moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    Masonry heater in great room....moreless


  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher


  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat:

    There is a paddleboat and it will be available as soon as weather conditions allow in the Spring of the year.....moreless

  • Boat With Paddles
  • Deck / Patio:

    6 cedar adirondack style chairs...moreless

  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf:

    Westmore Golf Course Orleans Country Club...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    There are 2 12' Old Town lake kayaks and they will be available as soon as weather conditions allow in the Spring of the year....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Weber grill ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Pedal Boat
  • Porch / Veranda:

    Wrap around large deck...moreless

  • Porch Furniture
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard:

    We are midway between Burke Mountain & Jay Peak Ski Areas....moreless

  • Walkway To Water
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


Write a review 5
from 10 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Christmas/New Years
Dec 19 - Jan 2, 2017
7 night min stay

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning $95 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Tax Rate 9%


$500 refundable security / damage deposit is in addition to weekly rental rate for up to 8 people.

Please contact owner for rate detail questions.

Peak rates also apply to September 27th to October 11th - peak autumn and Christmas/New Years weeks.

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Last updated: 10/25/2015
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100 Miles
Nearest Airport
Burlington, VT
2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Gil's Tavern
12 Miles
Nearest Golf
Orleans Country Club
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Interstate 91
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Willoughvale Restaurant Westmore, VT
18 Miles
Nearest Ski
Burke Mountain E. Burke, VT
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
North Beach Lake Willoughby

Car: Necessary

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.


Manager info

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'.

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Speaks: english


  • View of the house from rock outcropping on property.

    View of the house from rock outcropping on property.

  • Main entrance into mudroom.

    Main entrance into mudroom.

  • Lake Willoughby in the winter

    Lake Willoughby in the winter

  • Great room windows.

    Great room windows.

  • with crux de t'et

    with crux de t'et

  • exterior view

    exterior view

  • custom steel artistry

    custom steel artistry

  • Screened in porch with stone patio view.

    Screened in porch with stone patio view.

  • West side view of house and field stone/granite patio.

    West side view of house and field stone/granite patio.

  • The house from the East side of the lake.

    The house from the East side of the lake.

  • SE side of house.

    SE side of house.

  • Our neighbor to the North. Bedrock outcropping

    Our neighbor to the North. Bedrock outcropping

  • calm day

    calm day

  • Master bedroom main level.

    Master bedroom main level.

  • Upstairs bathroom with roman tub.

    Upstairs bathroom with roman tub.

  • Great room from 2nd level landing.

    Great room from 2nd level landing.

  • the lake at dusk

    the lake at dusk

  • Main entrance view from parking lot.

    Main entrance view from parking lot.

  • Front of house at sunset.

    Front of house at sunset.

  • The house lit up at night with a full moon present. Thanks Matt.

    The house lit up at night with a full moon present. Thanks Matt.

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Luxury timberframe with private waterfront & lake views from wraparound po

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