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Charming Vintage Home with Beautiful Lake Views and Modern Kitchen and Baths.

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Last updated: 02/25/2015
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  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Georgia house description

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.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Master suite with private 3/4 bath...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    Green room queen bed...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 double

    Blue room double bed...moreless

  • Bedroom 5: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Upstairs hall converts...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 queen, 1 baby crib

    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

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Master...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet

    ...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

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Game Console

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sledding
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Lake:

    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

  • Lake View:

    Lovely views of Arrowhead Mountain Lake, with a southwest aspect. Ever changing and always lovely. ...moreless

  • River:

    Arrowhead Mountain Lake is formed by the Lamoille River....moreless

  • Water View:

    The house sits atop the hill overlooking the road and the lake beyond. See birds and paddlers from the porch....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Arrival Day

  • Saturday

Dining

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    All the basics plus a few extras. Stick blender, waffle maker, portable electric mixer. ...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Usually a few like sugar, flour, oil, salt, pepper. Take a little leave a little. ...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Binoculars
  • Boat:

    Two canoes two kayaks. Paddles, PDFs. ...moreless

  • Boat With Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Kayak / Canoe:

    2 each. ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway To Water
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

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Last updated: 02/25/2015
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Location

23 Miles
Nearest Airport
Burlington International
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Interstate 89
17 Miles
Nearest Beach
Sand Bar State Park

Car: Necessary

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.

 

Owner info

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.


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • The Lodge in late summer.

    The Lodge in late summer.

  • Main floor half bath.

    Main floor half bath.

  • When the lake is white.

    When the lake is white.

  • Master Bathroom

    Master Bathroom

  • Hall bathroom with tub/shower combination, cherry vanity, and granite counter.

    Hall bathroom with tub/shower combination, cherry vanity, and granite counter.

  • Green Bedroom

    Green Bedroom

  • Blue Bedroom

    Blue Bedroom

  • Porch extention above parking area.

    Porch extention above parking area.

  • Freight train heading north just past the Lodge.

    Freight train heading north just past the Lodge.

  • The Lodge from the canoe on Arrowhead Mountain Lake.

    The Lodge from the canoe on Arrowhead Mountain Lake.

  • The kitchen is well equipped and beautiful.

    The kitchen is well equipped and beautiful.

  • Table for six is augmented by table for four around the corner in living room.

    Table for six is augmented by table for four around the corner in living room.

  • View of Elderberry Lodge from the rail road tracks, showing entrance to the main

    View of Elderberry Lodge from the rail road tracks, showing entrance to the main

  • Winter of 2010 from the porch, after the snow plow went by. Great sledding!

    Winter of 2010 from the porch, after the snow plow went by. Great sledding!

  • Lake view from living room.

    Lake view from living room.

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Green Bedroom

    Green Bedroom

  • Blue Bedroom

    Blue Bedroom

  • September, 2010 view from the porch.

    September, 2010 view from the porch.

  • Peter working on the porch extention.

    Peter working on the porch extention.

  • Elderberry bush in the spring.

    Elderberry bush in the spring.

  • Early Autumn 2012.

    Early Autumn 2012.

  • The spacious living room is open to flow between kitchen & dining room.

    The spacious living room is open to flow between kitchen & dining room.

Owner
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
  • Response time: Within 24 hours
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Calendar last updated: 02/25/2015
Email owner

+1 8028932724

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