Secluded Pine Cottage on 70 Acre Wilderness Pond-Symes Pond

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Last updated: 10/08/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Wilderness setting in East Ryegate, Vermont.On VAST trail. Super fishing for perch, pickeral, horned-pout(catfish), small mouth bass, wall- eyed pike. Watch for loons, beaver, and moose as you explore two adjoining ponds, 70-acre Upper and Lower Symes, bordered by 500 acres of forest with miles of hiking trails, all owned by your hosts, the Blaisdell's.

There are only four cottages on Symes Pond, private and secluded from each other by at least 500 feet with trees in between. Each is located directly on the pond with spectacular views from each front porch.These new knotty pine cottages each feature a cathedral ceiling, glass front wood-stove or fire pit, satellite TV, free wi fi for emails available at central location at specified hours, VCR, full kitchen, gas heat, private sandy beach that has a gradual slope; perfect for the young ones.

Each cottage has a wood fired outdoor hot tub constructed of Eastern White Cedar available for rent. Fire up your tub and soak in the natural beauty of Symes Pond. Each seats six.

A free canoe or row boat is provided to each cottage. A paddle boat is shared between the campers. Kayaks are available for rent. A bundle of firewood is provided at no charge. Additional firewood is available for a small fee or you can collect your own for free.

Please send me an email and I will respond with an attachment with full information including rates and payment instructions. The rates quoted here are for our Boulder Bluff cottage.
We are located only ten minutes off I-91 near St. Johnsbury. Please contact us for availability. We do not use the calendar. We respond to emails quickly. If no response, please check your spam and call me.


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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1100 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Considered
  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Canoe, paddle-boat, private beach; horseshoe pit, fire-pit. Super fishing for perch, pickeral, horned-pout (catfish), small mouth bass, wall-eyed pike. Each cottage has an outdoor, wood fired hot tub available for rent. ...moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Pond
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseshoes
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach:

    Has it's own private beach!...moreless

  • Beachfront:

    Beach slopes gradually into the water. Great for young children. There is also a float to swim out to....moreless

  • Lakefront:

    Looks right onto the lake. Has it's own beach!...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Symes Pond is surrounded by mountains...moreless

  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Skiing
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    Free wi-fi...moreless

  • Wood Stove


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


  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat:

    Each cottage is provided a canoe or row boat....moreless

  • Boat Dock
  • Boat With Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Available for rent...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Pedal Boat
  • Raft
  • Sailboat
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    Wood-fired hot tub available for rent at each site....moreless

  • Outdoor Hot Tub


Write a review 4.5
from 31 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$125 $175
Fri, Sat

Changeover Day: Saturday

Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $50
  • Tax Rate 9%


We rent only Saturday to Saturday in July and August. Other months are more flexible.

Above rates are for the smaller 1BR Boulder Bluff log cabin. The 3BR Moose Landing cottage is $400 more per week, 2BR Loon Lodge and Eagles Nest cottages are $200 more per week. Please send an email and it will be answered with an attachment giving full information about all four cottages.

Send half now, including 9% tax, pet fees and kayak rental fees if applicable. The balance is due two weeks before arrival. Please send money orders to Carl Blaisdell, 2729 Dartmouth College Hwy., No. Haverhill, NH 03774. We are not set up for credit cards.

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Last updated: 10/08/2015
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5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Saint Johnsbury and Woodsville

Relax while you watch wildlife from the porch, or perhaps go swimming, kayaking, canoeing, fishing, or take a nature walk along the shore. Just 10 minutes off I-91 near St Johnsbury and its' shopping centers, Maple Museum, Art gallery, Planetarium, movie theater, health club, golf course; 45 minutes to Canada or White Mountain attractions.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1955

About the owner: Owner Description: I am a retired postmaster. I had been living at the advertised cottage year round until my 82 year old father fell out of a 20 foot high tree stand while hunting on the property. I had to leave this special place in order to care for him. I now offer to share this home with you.

Why the Owner Chose St. Johnsbury:
Why the Owner Chose Symes Pond: This property is best described as 'A piece of Heaven'. The wooded mountains slope down to meet the pond. There is absolutely no road noise. All that can be heard is an occasional call of the Loon, the hoot of an owl, or perhaps the howl of the coyote at night.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
The Unique Benefits Of This Cottage: After dark, sit in the hot tub which overlooks the pond. Shut off the jets, turn off the lights, and just listen. Your space becomes one with the surrounding woods. You may hear a deer crossing just above you or geese landing on the pond below. The call of the loon or the hoot of an owl breaks the silence. You look up and see the stars or perhaps the blinking lights of a jet thousands of feet above as it crosses the night sky. This is the place to let all your cares evaporate. You will go home with a new perspective. And you will come back.

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Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Moose Landing

    Moose Landing

  • Moose Landing Dining Room

    Moose Landing Dining Room

  • Moose Landing View

    Moose Landing View

  • Beach at Boulder Bluff

    Beach at Boulder Bluff

  • Boulder @ Bluff Boulder

    Boulder @ Bluff Boulder

  • Eagle's Nest

    Eagle's Nest

  • Eagle's Nest Dining Room

    Eagle's Nest Dining Room

  • Eagle's Nest Bedroom

    Eagle's Nest Bedroom

  • Loon Lodge

    Loon Lodge

  • Loon Lodge Kitchen

    Loon Lodge Kitchen

  • Hot Tub By Loon Lodge

    Hot Tub By Loon Lodge

  • Beautiful Symes Pond

    Beautiful Symes Pond

  • Moose Landing Living Room

    Moose Landing Living Room

  • Moose Landing Breakfast Bar

    Moose Landing Breakfast Bar

  • Boulder Bluff

    Boulder Bluff

  • Boulder Bluff Kitchen

    Boulder Bluff Kitchen

  • Boulder Bluff Firepit

    Boulder Bluff Firepit

  • Eagle's Nest

    Eagle's Nest

  • Eagle's Nest Upper Porch

    Eagle's Nest Upper Porch

  • Eagle's Nest Kitchen and Dining Room

    Eagle's Nest Kitchen and Dining Room

  • Loon Lodge Living Room

    Loon Lodge Living Room

  • Loon Lodge Dining Room

    Loon Lodge Dining Room

  • Loon Lodge Yard

    Loon Lodge Yard

  • Symes Pond in the Autumn

    Symes Pond in the Autumn

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This listing was first published here in 2005.

Date last modified - Thursday, November 26, 2015

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