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Private Nine Bedroom Estate Perfect for Weddings, Reunions & Family Vacations

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The Notch House circa 1876, the first summer cottage on Lake Willoughby

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Last updated: 10/16/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Lake Willoughby guest house description

The Notch House has been recently renovated into an eight-bedroom, four season, vacation estate. The house, built in 1860, was the first vacation home on Lake Willoughby and is ideally perched on the south end hillside, centered between Mount Pisgah and Mount Hor, the two mountains that form the dramatic Willoughby notch. In addition to the majestic house, the property includes a one-bedroom guest cottage, a barn and a private path that leads down to the beautiful, south end coves and beaches. The property, surrounded by over 7,000 acres of Willoughby State Forest, is completely private.

Available for weekly rentals, the Notch House is a perfect venue for reunions, weddings and family vacations. There is a large chef’s kitchen, a bar, and a dining room that can comfortably seat 16 - 20 guests. The sitting rooms in both the main house and the cottage feature field stone fireplaces. More info and maps on our website: http://www.notchhouse.com


DETAILS:: The Notch House was completely renovated in 2010, but maintains its vintage charm with antique lighting, furnishings and wallpaper throughout. The circular drive, lined with majestic elm and maple trees, will lead you up massive, old granite steps to the wrap-around porch – perfect for reading, relaxing or enjoying a glass of wine. The living room has a large fieldstone fireplace and a grand velvet-cushioned couch set, for cuddling up on chilly nights. The dining room is equally elegant with antique crystal chandelier lighting, and can easily seat 20 at its matching claw-foot tables. Step down from the dining room and enjoy the outdoor fieldstone patio while grilling a summer meal or enjoying the view of Willoughby Gap. Continue across the lawn and down a wooded path for a refreshing dip in the lake.

More Candid Photos of the House, Lake, Beach and Mountains on our Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/thenotchhouse

THE KITCHEN:: In the Chef’s kitchen you will find everything you need to cook for a big crowd: stainless steel fridge and dishwasher, industrial Garland stove with 6 burners, 2 ovens and a raised griddle top with broiler. Counter space is plentiful, with native maple butcher block on either side of the stove and Vermont soapstone surrounding two antique sinks – a porcelain farmer sink with drain board and a double bay soapstone sink. Custom maple cabinets are stocked with dishes, cutlery, pots and pans. You and your friends will want to sidle up to the adjacent bar, with wrap-around copper top and antique lighting, and the three-bay stainless sink with pull-out faucet make dishes a breeze.

More Candid Photos of the House, Lake, Beach and Mountains on our Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/thenotchhouse or our Website: http://www.notchhouse.com

THE AREA:: Lake Willoughby, also known as the Lucerne of America, is considered by most as being the most beautiful lake in Vermont. Located in the town of Westmore, a short disance off 1-91 and 30 miles north of St. Johnsbury, this body of water is known for its crystal clear water, natural sand beaches and great fishing. Short paths from the Notch House lead to the trail heads for both the Mount Hor and Mount Pisgah hiking trails as well as the base of the CC road for mountain biking and cross-country skiing. Access to Kingdom Trails, named the Best Mountain Biking Trail Network by Biking Magazine, is less than ten miles away. The Northeast Kingdom has been listed in the North American and international editions of '1,000 Places to See Before You Die', the New York Times best-selling book by Patricia Schultz. In 2006, the National Geographic Society named the Northeast Kingdom as the most desirable place to visit in the country and the ninth most desirable place to visit in the world.

Property Type

  • Estate
  • 4800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Guest House
  • Guest House

Meals

      • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

      Onsite Services

          • Car Available

          Suitability

          • Events Allowed
          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
          • Wheelchair Accessible

          Bedrooms: 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20

          • The Aubergine Room: 1 queen

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          • The Master Bedroom: 1 king

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          • The Ruby Room: 1 double

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          • The Green Room: 2 twin/ single

            2 Three Quarter Beds...moreless

          • The Magenta Room: 1 king

            or 2 Twins...moreless

          • The Peacock Room: 1 king

            or 2 Twins...moreless

          • The Sky Room: 1 double, 1 twin/ single

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          • The Gunmetal Room: 2 twin/ single

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          • The Cottage: 1 king, 1 twin/ single

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          • First Floor: The Aubergine Room has a queen size bed and antique dresser with adjacent full bathroom. Second Floor: The Master bedroom has hardwood floors with matching antique twin four-poster beds that can be used separately or as a king. It has a private marble bathroom and porch. The Ruby Room has a double four-poster bed. The Green Room has two matching three-quarter brass beds. The Green and Ruby Rooms share a bathroom. Both the Magenta and Peacock Rooms have matching four-poster twin beds that can be kept separate or put together to make a king and they share a bathroom. Thrid Floor: Two bedrooms that share a bathroom. The Sky Room has an antique double spool bed and single day bed with antique dresser and large closet. The two north-facing windows offer the best views of the lake on the property. The Gunmetal Room has two antique twin metal beds that can be kept separate or used as a king....moreless

          Bathrooms: 6 Bathrooms, 2 Half Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 7: toilet

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          • Bathroom 8: toilet

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          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

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          • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

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          • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower

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          • Bathroom 4: toilet, combination tub/shower

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          • Bathroom 5: toilet, combination tub/shower

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          • Bathroom 6: toilet, combination tub/shower

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          • First Floor: One handicap bathroom has a marble sink and full bath. Another half bathroom. Second Floor: Master bath has marble tile and a large cast iron tub. Second full bathroom has tub/shower and antique pedestal sink. Third bathroom has a custom stand-up tile shower and antique pedestal sink. Third Floor: One cathedral ceiling bathroom with a large shower surrounded by custom tile....moreless

          Other Amenities

              • Please visit the Notch House website at: http://www.notchhouse.com/

              Entertainment

              • Books
              • Books For Adults
              • Books For Kids
              • DVD Player
              • Games
              • Games For Kids
              • Radio
              • Stereo

              Theme

              • Adventure
              • Away From It All

              Attractions

              • Autumn Foliage
              • Forests
              • Nude Beach
              • Pond

              Local Services & Businesses

                  • Babysitter

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Antiquing
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Sledding
                  • Walking

                  Location Type

                  • Lake
                  • Mountain

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

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

                  Arrival Day

                      • Negotiable

                      Dining

                      • Dining Room
                      • Seating for 24 people

                      General

                      • Fireplace
                      • Internet
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Security System
                      • Telephone
                      • Toilet Paper
                      • Towels Provided

                      Kitchen

                      • 4 Ring Stove
                      • Coffee Maker
                      • Dishwasher
                      • Freezer
                      • Grill
                      • Oven
                      • Refrigerator

                      Outside

                      • Balcony
                      • Barbecue
                      • Bicycles
                      • Boat
                      • Canoe
                      • Kayak / Canoe
                      • Lawn / Garden
                      • Outdoor Grill
                      • Outdoor Grill Gas
                      • Patio
                      • Porch / Veranda
                      • Screen Porch / Veranda
                      • Terrace
                      • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
                      • Walkway To Water
                       

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Base Rate
                      3 night min stay
                      $750
                      $3,010
                      Fall/Winter/Spring
                      Oct 16 - May 20
                      3 night min stay
                      $750
                      $3,010
                      Early Summer
                      May 21 - Jun 19
                      3 night min stay
                      $850
                      $3,780
                      Summer High Season
                      Jun 20 - Sep 10
                      5 night min stay
                      $1,000
                      $5,810

                      Discounts: 6 nights or more: $910 Nightly

                      Late-Summer & Foliage
                      Sep 11 - Oct 15
                      3 night min stay
                      $975
                      $4,025

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                      Calendar

                      Last updated: 10/16/2014
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                      21 Unavailable
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                      Location

                      120 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      Burlington or Montreal
                      4 Miles
                      Nearest Barpub
                      Willoughvale Inn
                      13 Miles
                      Nearest Golf
                      Orleans
                      75 Miles
                      Nearest Train
                      White River Junction
                      18 Miles
                      Nearest Motorway
                      I-91
                      4 Miles
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      Willoughvale Inn
                      18 Miles
                      Nearest Ski
                      Jay Peak and Burke Mountain
                      300 Metres
                      Nearest Beach
                      Beach

                      Lakes, hiking, boating, sailing, fishing, swimming, mountain climbing, ice climbing, ice fishing, ice skating, mountain biking, biking, foliage, golf, skiing, downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, snow shoeing, reunions, weddings, retreats

                       

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                      Photos

                      • The Notch House circa 1876, the first summer cottage on Lake Willoughby

                        The Notch House circa 1876, the first summer cottage on Lake Willoughby

                      • The Master Bedroom

                        The Master Bedroom

                      • The Ruby Room

                        The Ruby Room

                      • The Green Room

                        The Green Room

                      • The Sky Room

                        The Sky Room

                      • Living Room & Fireplace

                        Living Room & Fireplace

                      • Six Burner Garland Stove, Dishwasher, Maple Cabinets

                        Six Burner Garland Stove, Dishwasher, Maple Cabinets

                      • Dining Room Table Seats 18-20

                        Dining Room Table Seats 18-20

                      • South end view from circular drive - cottage to left

                        South end view from circular drive - cottage to left

                      • View from the Sky Room Window

                        View from the Sky Room Window

                      • Kayak on the Southend Beach

                        Kayak on the Southend Beach

                      • Path To Altar and Beach

                        Path To Altar and Beach

                      • Noth Side Lawn, Gardens, House and Cottage

                        Noth Side Lawn, Gardens, House and Cottage

                      • The Master Bathroom

                        The Master Bathroom

                      • The Peacock Room

                        The Peacock Room

                      • The Magenta Room

                        The Magenta Room

                      • Bathroom

                        Bathroom

                      • Living Room Reverse

                        Living Room Reverse

                      • Soapstone Farmer's Sink

                        Soapstone Farmer's Sink

                      • Dining Room with Willoughby Notch view

                        Dining Room with Willoughby Notch view

                      • West side and cottage

                        West side and cottage

                      • Looking north from southend cove

                        Looking north from southend cove

                      • Canoeing on the lake

                        Canoeing on the lake

                      • The House at Night

                        The House at Night

                      $750 - $1,000 per night (USD)
                      6

                      9 Bedroom / 6.5+ Bathroom
                      Sleeps 20

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                      Minimum stay: 3-5 nights
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                      Speaks: english
                      • Calendar last updated 10/16/2014
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