Enjoy this Magical Lodge style cabin on private 75 acres nestled in the mountains. A five minute drive down to pristine Lake Willoughby, 25 mins to world class mountain biking trails (kingdom trails), and 30 or 50 minute drive to ski resorts Burke and Jay Peak, respectively. This space is perfect for couples, friends and families who want to enjoy all Vermont's glorious Northeast Kingdom has to offer (fish, hike, bike, ski, & more), while still getting away from it all.
***3 THINGS PEOPLE LOVE about our HOME***:
1 - The house is truly unique. It feels a bit like a cross between a tree house and a hobbit house. From the gracefully curved wood throughout, to the natural stone inside and out, to the sod (grass) roof, to the private 75 acres that are yours to roam, it is a truly special place. The two story stone fireplace is awesome and the open floor plan allows you to enjoy each other's company with plenty of room to hang out and make memories.
2 - The area is simply amazing - listed in NYTimes best seller "1000 Places to See Before You Die" - the Northeast Kingdom (NEK) is spectacular. And you will find some of the most beautiful spots in the NEK are minutes away from our property. There is something for everyone, for every season: hiking, mountain biking, fishing, kayaking, beach, cross-country skiing, downhill skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling (VAST) , and foliage viewing. And one glimpse of the night sky (away from those city lights) will literally take your breath away.
3 - The woods surrounding our home are beautiful. Discover local wildlife in the beaver pond in your backyard or walking the property. Just this season, we have been seen a moose, a couple of black bears, and a fox, among others. We also have a fire pit, a BBQ, picnic table, hammock, and plenty of space to run around - all of which makes for a great spot to spend time outdoors with family and friends.
***3 THINGS TO CONSIDER before renting***:
1 - Our home is in the woods and it is off the beaten path. Although it is located near many desirable NEK activities, don't expect to find a Starbucks on our street corner. Big box stores are about 25 mins away in Derby (north) or Lyndonville (south), and there are plenty of other towns within 30 mins to explore. That said, there is the local country store (open year round), that has a great craft beer and wine selection, sandwiches, gas, and everything else your could possibly need. Come summer, they have an ice-cream window with just about the best ice-cream you have ever had. There is also a delicious restaurant at the Willoughvale inn (also at 10 mins). Note: Local places close at ~9pm; the perfect time to head home for a cozy night in.
2 - During mud season and winter you will be happiest with a 4 wheel drive/an SUV . The driveway to the house is a half mile up a dirt road. We take care to keep the road plowed and clear, but remember IS snow country! Also, if you can arrive during daylight hours, it will make your first encounter driving to the house more relaxed.
3. There is no cell service at the house. So if you want to be disconnected, you have a good excuse! We do have reliable high speed internet and you can connect your phone wirelessly; there is also a phone/land line for your use.
***Now on to the house!***
You will have this property all to yourself. The minute you'll walk in, you'll fall in love with this beautiful home.
The kitchen is fully equipped with a dishwasher, gas stove/oven, toaster, and coffee machine. We keep the cupboards stocked with basic cooking essentials such as salt, pepper, and cooking oil. Guests often leave non-perishable items (spices, vinegar, etc. ) and we are happy to have folks pay it forward.
The dining table can seat 6 comfortably as configured. An additional foldable table is available to expand the dining area to accommodate larger parties.
There are 3 bedrooms, fully furnished with comfortable beds. There is a QUEEN bed upstairs in master loft, and a DOUBLE bed in each of the two downstairs bedrooms.
The great room features a two story vaulted ceiling, a beautiful stone fireplace, and a large sectional couch with a hide-a-way bed that will fit two more guests. Additionally, there is a single futon and another couch that can each accommodate an additional person. Finally there is a pull out mattress stored under on of the beds in the downstairs bedrooms.
Between the kitchen and great room you will find a large built in corner nook perfect for playing one of the many boardgames we have to share, putting together a challenging puzzle, reading a book or just a chat.
The place is equipped with an HD TV with Netflix and Hulu access (no cable though), and high speed wireless Internet. There is also a land line for US and Canada calls.
If you are renting for a longer stay, a washer and dryer is available for you if you need to do your laundry.
The place also features a spacious cedar lined washroom with a shower/tub; towels and bedsheets are included for everyone.