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The Elderberry Lodge is a perfect home away from home for friends and family to stay while visiting Northern Vermont's Champlain Valley. Just two miles from Interstate 89, Exit 18, we are easily accessible and close to Burlington to the South, St. Alban's to the north, and the Champlain Islands to the west. Our vacation rental is a comfortably renovated and updated family home, with the right amount of privacy and togetherness for your get away.
Four bedrooms, one on the main floor, two full and one half baths make sleeping eight perfect, with cozy overflow sleeping space for two more guests. Main floor includes formal dining room, kitchen, living room, and one bedroom. Play a board game, work a puzzle, or view movies or basic satellite programing on 40' LCD flat screen TV, with Wii for your games, and a DVD player.
Beautiful views of Arrowhead Mountain Lake make the Elderberry Lodge unforgettable. It's a place you will want to return to year after year.
Gorgeous Views: The Elderberry Lodge sits on the side of a hill, overlooking Vermont State Route 104A, and Arrowhead Mountain Lake. Just two miles from Interstate 89, it's close to civilization, yet it's all by itself with no neighbors in sight. The house is an historic treasure, built in 1917 and renovated by its current owners in 2010. Its most fetching feature is its view. It can be enjoyed from almost all the main floor and here and there from upstairs; a feature every visitor can fully enjoy. The hardwood floors throughout take a close second and have been sanded and refinished. During renovations, an entire new kitchen was installed, and includes changes to the floor plan that create flow and encourage visiting and being together in a comfy homelike atmosphere. The state of the art flat screen TV will mean no roughing it in the viewing department.
Beautiful Wooded Setting: The Elderberry Lodge is on 23.1 wooded acres, so there is no shortage of nature walk options in all seasons. We have seen wild turkey, hawks, orioles, red wing black birds, deer, duck, osprey, to name a few. There have also been lots of wildflower sightings and evidence of other wildlife underfoot. A little stream trickles down the hill just across the way, and wetlands abound at the southwest corner of the property. The front of the house, which is in the back, faces the railroad tracks. When you hear the train coming you may surprise yourself by running to the window to count the cars. I have counted as few as five (Amtrak) and as many as 22 (freight.) Occasionally there is a long one, too many to count. The train adds another layer of romantic ambiance to the place.
Arrowhead Mountain Lake: The road to the Elderberry Lodge is right in between the High Bridge and the Vermont State Fishing Access to Arrowhead Mountain Lake. There are two canoes and two Kayaks housed in the 'boat lodge' with paddles and PDFs that may be captained by qualified adult guests. The boat lodge is a quarter mile hike through the woods from the house, and is positioned directly across from the 'put in' which makes for easy access to paddling fun. The lake is about five miles long running north and south, from the Lodge to the Clark Falls Dam in Milton, and is fed by the Lamoille River. The lake is a fabulous paddle kayaks or canoes, with flat water wilderness feeling for much of the way. Fisherfolk may be seen on and around the lake all season long, and even sometimes in the dead of winter, landing bass, catfish, and crappie. The Lamoille River offers perch, pike, and the occasional brown trout. Skiing at Smuggler's Notch is a popular downhill option, but short cross-country skiing and sledding abound right out the back door.
Bedroom four is on the main floor across from 1/2 bath. ...moreless
Three bedrooms plus couch and studio couch each sleeping one in the hall are on the upper level. Fourth bedroom is on main level. Master bedroom has fabulous views and private bath with 3'x4' shower. The other bedrooms share hall bath which has standard tub and shower. Guests in upstairs hall also share hall bath....moreless
This bathroom boasts one of the best seats in the house; great view of the lake! (also sports a dual flush feature and a self closing seat.) This bath has lots of space and plenty of storage, and the charm of hardwood floors.
The hall bath has a standard tub with shower, and a beautiful granite topped vanity. The half bath is on the main floor, and is luxurious with designer pedestal sink and matching commode....moreless
Satellite / Cable
Video Game Console
Away From It All
Local Services & Businesses
The Elderberry Lodge is characterized by beautiful views of Arrowhead Mountain Lake. Although not ON the water, it offers easy over-the-road access from Boat Lodge (2 canoes, 2 Kayaks) to boat launch....moreless
Lovely views of Arrowhead Mountain Lake, with a southwest aspect. Ever changing and always lovely. ...moreless
Arrowhead Mountain Lake is formed by the Lamoille River....moreless
The house sits atop the hill overlooking the road and the lake beyond. See birds and paddlers from the porch....moreless
Sports & Adventure Activities
Seating for 10 people
Iron & Board
Local Restaurant Guide
Parking Off Street
Dishes & Utensils:
All the basics plus a few extras. Stick blender, waffle maker, portable electric mixer. ...moreless
Usually a few like sugar, flour, oil, salt, pepper. Take a little leave a little. ...moreless
No tax required on 30 + night stay
All rates includes furniture and furnishings, including bed and bath linens, heat, electricity, water/septic, local phone, DSL, WiFi, basic satellite TV, snow plowing, lawn mowing, trash & recycling,
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
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The Elderberry Lodge is two miles east of Interstate 89 Exit 18, and overlooks Arrowhead Mountain Lake, which is fed by the Lamoille River. Dining and shopping abound, to the north in St. Albans, the south in Milton, the Champlain Islands, and Burlington, with sandwich shops and the Georgia Market within two miles. Fishing, hiking, kayaking, and canoeing are within walking distance for summer fun. Winter visitors can ski at Smuggler's Notch in 40 minutes, Bolton Valley in 60 minutes, Sugarbush in 90, and Jay Peak in 120 minutes. Other popular day trips include visiting the Vermont Maple Festival, the Vermont Quilt Festival, the Shelburne Museum, Shelburne Farms, and Ben & Jerry's. Access to Lake Champlain is within ten minutes drive, and public beaches within half an hour's drive. Swimming is permitted in Arrowhead Lake, too, and that is one quarter of a mile from our door. On premises, hiking 23 acres of woods is always a great option, combined with bird watching & plant observation.
Year Purchased: 2009
About the owner: Peter is a machine tool programmer, working full time at a company in Winooski, where he has been for over thirty years. I am a semi-retired Jill-of-many-trades who currently operates our home style bed and breakfast in Milton, with Peter's help. We also share an interest in writing, Perer's story, the Prize, was recently published in the New England [Fictiona]l Crime Stories Anthology, Blood Moon. (house copy at the Lodge, more available at an author's discounted price) We have renovated 4 houses in the last 12 years including the Lodge and the Sampler House B & B which is our residence. On November 26, 2012, we embarked on a 5th house renovation. Yes, we are crazy. Yes, we love what we do!
Why the Owner Chose Georgia: This house was a total wreck when we bought it in January of 2009. We renovated top to bottom, changing the layout but preserving the vintage feel. The house is great, the view is spectacular.
The Unique Benefits at this House: The property offers a feeling of seclusion although it is not in a remote location. The views are truly inspiring.