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Magical Home In Mountains Near Lake Willoughby- Fish, Ski, Hike, Bike!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,400 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath (Sleeps 8)

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.

More Details

Michelle Haynes-Baratz
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 16, 2018


Westmore House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double
  • Television
  • Outdoor Grill
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snowmobiling


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Magical Home In Mountains Near Lake Willoughby- Fish, Ski, Hike, Bike!
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
Brooklyn, NY

Serenity Now!

  • 5 of 5

Everything about staying here was refreshing - the lake, the air, the thyme ground cover, and the open house. The build of this house is incredible, custom nooks and crannies everywhere! Definitely coming back soon. Many thanks to Michelle for opening it up to us :)

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cozy Getaway

  • 5 of 5

This home is gorgeous, and full of a lot of little touches to make it comfortable. Our family of four spent two nights here and loved the experience. The cozy, private property made us feel a million miles away, which was our goal. We had everything for preparing meals, enjoying movies, walking through the woods, and finding places where we could be without being right under each other's feet.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Privacy at its finest

  • 5 of 5

Just breathtaking and secluded, loved it

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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On a scale from 1 to 10 it's a 20. Will go back for sure when we are hiking in northern Vermont.

  • 5 of 5

Dreamcatcher is indeed amazing ,magical and unique place .I highly recommend spending your vacation Here. The owners provide most everything you need to make your stay as comfortable as possible. When we plan our next trip to northern Vermont ,we will most likely be staying here..

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peacefull Relaxation

  • 5 of 5

My camping days are mostly behind me so this house was just what we needed. Very secluded and quiet with ample room for three couples and two Labrador retrievers. Comfortable beds, very clean, nothing was broken and everything we needed for cooking and dining was included except food. The bathroom and shower were very spacious and modern. The interesting interior wooden decor is very nicely done with comfortable dining area, seating area and fireplace (wood supplied). The outdoor setting was also very nice with an enjoyable fire pit and nice gardens (it didn't hurt we had perfect autumn weather). We were in the area to hunt, fish, kayak and hike and this central NEK location is perfect for all of those activities. It was also fun just to sit in the yard in the sun with a glass of wine and enjoy the solitude and scenery.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Willoughby Golf
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Lake Willoughby
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $20
Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning fee $85

There will be an additional fee for extraordinary cleaning charges incurred (beyond regular use).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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