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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.


Last updated: 05/15/2015
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  • Minimum stay:5-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property 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


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • 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


  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television


  • 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 Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • 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


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


  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf:

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

  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill


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High summer
Jun 27 - Sep 13, 2015
7 night min stay

My Standard Rate
5 night min stay

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Last updated: 05/15/2015
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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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  • 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


  • 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

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

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