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Lake Morey, Vt 'Birchmere Lodge' Year Round Waterfront Haven

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View from the road, looking beyond the deck.

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Last updated: 11/19/2014
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  • Minimum stay:5-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Fairlee house description

Birchmere Lodge is a year round lakeside retreat that was renovated extensively in 2006. The home feels and looks like new. Sleeping arrangements consist of three bedrooms, each with private bath. The two rooms on the second floor have queen size beds, while the other bedroom on the main floor off the living room has a full size bed. All have five star Anichini linens to further increase your rest and relaxation.

We love all four seasons here. The summer offers wonderful swimming from the dock, walking, biking, and running around the lake, hiking trails out the back door, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, and first class golf just a mile down the road. We do not have a motorboat, but there is a boat launch a quarter mile from our house and a boat could be parked at our dock. There are no jet skis allowed on Lake Morey. The 4th of July fireworks over the lake are a treat to watch from the dock or canoe.

The fall brings brilliant Vermont colors and misty mornings with Loon calls echoing across the lake. Bald Eagles and Peregrine Falcons can be seen in this valley, as well as the more common loons, ducks, turtles, herons, and other water fowl. We have often used this as a writing retreat. The light reflecting off the lake and the sound of the water lapping against the shore offers wonderful inspiration. The screened porch provides a tranquil spot to read the paper in the morning or to watch a rainstorm pass through.

Winter offers ice skating and cross country skiing, with snowmobiling just down the road and downhill skiing 20 minutes away at the Dartmouth Skiway. Killington Mountain is just a little over an hour away, Burke Mountain about 45 minutes, and Sugarbush, Mad River, and Stowe about an hour and fifteen minutes away.

Lake Morey is 5 miles in circumference, large enough for great water skiing but small enough to walk and run around. The town of Fairlee is a small, quintessential Vermont town with a general store, ice cream stand, diner, and multiple antique shops. The drive-in movie theater down the road is one of Fairlee’s great claims to fame. Within a few miles are various dining options, and if you are willing to drive 20 minutes to the Dartmouth College campus you will find a number of entertainment options including movies, art, live music, theater, and guest speakers.

We do not have a DVD player, but we have wireless internet, satellite TV, and shelves full of books. We also have a kayak, canoe, and bike for your use. The gas grill on the porch is ideal for summer evenings.

Please note that there are roughly a dozen stairs from the parking area down to the house, and then another dozen or so from the house down to the water. If stairs are a problem this should be taken into consideration.

*We require a 5 night minimum stay.*


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Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Children Welcome
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Not Allowed:

                The house is wired with high frequency rodent deterrents that will damage the hearing of dogs and other pets!...moreless

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5

              Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

              Other Amenities

                  • Dock

                  Entertainment

                  • CD Player
                  • Satellite / Cable
                  • Television

                  Attractions

                      • Restaurants

                      Local Services & Businesses

                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Groceries
                      • Laundromat
                      • Massage Therapist

                      Leisure Activities

                      • Antiquing
                      • Boating
                      • Miniature Golf
                      • Shopping
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Sledding
                      • Wildlife Viewing

                      Location Type

                      • Lakefront:

                        The lake and our dock are roughly 100 yards from the house. ...moreless

                      • Mountain View

                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                      • Cross Country Skiing
                      • Cycling
                      • Fishing
                      • Freshwater Fishing
                      • Golf
                      • Hiking
                      • Hot Air Ballooning
                      • Hunting
                      • Ice Skating
                      • Kayaking
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Rock Climbing
                      • Sailing
                      • Skiing
                      • Snorkeling/Diving
                      • Snowboarding
                      • Snowmobiling
                      • Swimming
                      • Tennis
                      • Water Skiing
                      • Wind-Surfing

                      Dining

                      • Dining Area
                      • Seating for 6 people

                      General

                      • Broadband Access
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Garage:

                        1 car garage...moreless

                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating:

                        All floors heated with hot-water baseboard....moreless

                      • Iron & Board
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Mobile Phone:

                        You must use your own cell phone at the house....moreless

                      • Parking:

                        Space will hold three cars comfortably....moreless

                      • Parking Off Street
                      • Telephone:

                        There is a house phone for local calls only....moreless

                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Wireless Internet
                      • Wood Stove

                      Kitchen

                      • Coffee Maker
                      • Cooking Utensils
                      • Dishes & Utensils
                      • Dishwasher
                      • Kitchen
                      • Microwave
                      • Oven
                      • Pantry Items
                      • Refrigerator
                      • Stove
                      • Toaster

                      Outside

                      • Balcony
                      • Bicycles
                      • Deck / Patio
                      • Golf:

                        Lake Mprey Inn Resort 1/2 mile up the road....moreless

                      • Kayak / Canoe
                      • Outdoor Grill
                       

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Christmas
                      Dec 21 - Jan 4, 2015
                      5 night min stay
                      $255
                      $1,750
                      Off Season Winter-Spring
                      Jan 5 - May 3, 2015
                      5 night min stay
                      $175
                      $1,225
                      High summer
                      Jun 27 - Sep 13, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      $1,750
                      My Standard Rate
                      5 night min stay
                      $195

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Taxes Not included

                      Notes:

                      One night's nonrefundable deposit to hold reservation; remainder due 30 days before occupancy.


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                      Last updated: 11/19/2014
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                      Manager info

                      Year Purchased: 1980

                      About: Our family occupies the house in the off season for a few weeks per year. We live in Sun Valley, Idaho, the rest of the year.

                      Why Fairlee:
                      The house is a comfortable, year-round house with all the magic of a beautiful lake in the back yard.

                      The Unique Benefits at this House:
                      We have owned and lived in the house since 1980 and take great care of the property. Renters often remark that it is one of the cleanest, best kept, best equipped houses they have rented through VRBO.


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                      Speaks: english

                       

                      Photos

                      • View from the road, looking beyond the deck.

                        View from the road, looking beyond the deck.

                      • kitchen view

                        kitchen view

                      • living room

                        living room

                      • bedroom 1

                        bedroom 1

                      • bedroom 3

                        bedroom 3

                      • office area

                        office area

                      • Kitchen

                        Kitchen

                      • dining room

                        dining room

                      • living room tv and wood stove

                        living room tv and wood stove

                      • bedroom 2

                        bedroom 2

                      • bedroom 3 bath room

                        bedroom 3 bath room

                      • screened porch

                        screened porch

                      VRBO #210168

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                      This listing was first published here in 2008.

                      Date last modified - Sunday, December 14, 2014

                      $175 - $255 per night (USD)
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                      3 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 5

                      View calendar: Updated 11/19/14
                      Minimum stay: 5-7 nights
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                      Member since: 2008
                      Speaks: english
                      • Response time: Within 12 hours
                      • Response rate: 90%
                      • Calendar last updated: 11/19/2014
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