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Cozy 'Carmel Cottage' near Jay Peak, VT

Westfield, VT, USA
  • Cottage1024 sqft
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps5
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay1 - 2 nights

On private, dead-end, road, 1 bedroom, sleeps 5, fully furnished.

Note: If the availability calendar shows your dates as taken, ask about our other rental.

1st floor: Large living room with Futon sofa, 2 recliners, TV, DVD player, very efficient wood stove (cordwood provided) and traditional, red brick chimney. Eat-in kitchen with propane stove, refrigerator, coffee machine, microwave, all cooking and eating utensils. Propane backup heat. Private office/smoking parlor (smoking only in this room) with high speed internet. There is a wood room behind the chimney so you do not have to leave the cottage to fetch cordwood.

2nd floor: Bedroom walled with local pine boards with queen-size bed with room for cot, 6' closet. Roomy bathroom walled 100% with native cedar, with washer/dryer and bidet. Towels and linens/blankets provided. There is a roomy balcony facing south brook.

Outdoors: 21 acres of woods, on private road ¼ mile from Route 100. Patio with gas grill, woodshed, wood-fired 6-person cedar Finnish sauna by brook. Rec. Room with billiards table in building nearby.

Location: Just half mile to village store, near VAST trail and Jay Peak Resort. Hazen's Notch cross-country ski trails are nearby. Stowe is about 1 hour south on Rte 100 & Montreal is 2 hours north.

Secluded, 21 acres, ski-do onto VAST trail, near Jay Peak's skiing, golf, indoor water park, skating rink.

Close to Everything!: Ski-do right onto Vast trail. Great downhill ski/snowboard at Jay Peak (10 miles driving). Cross-country at Jay & Hazen's Notch (7 miles driving). Swimming/boating Lake Eden (12 miles) & Lake Memphremagog (15 miles). 18 hole golfing at Jay & Newport Country Club (15 miles). Canada is 10 miles north. Montreal is less than 2 hours driving. Stowe is 1 hour. Burlington is 90 minutes.

Area Highlights: Spectacular early autumn foliage. Good hunting (deer, moose, turkey) & stream & lake fishing. Antiquing.

Carmel Cottage is small, but cozy, heated by an efficient wood stove and/or propane heater. All the amenities of home are here. We are located in a rural area of woods and dairy farms. The Finnish sauna (clothing-optional) in the yard is on a brook for convenient dowsing between sweats, or just roll in the snow as others do!


Jim and Linda Cunningham

Member Since 2009
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 19, 2018
About Jim and Linda Cunningham

Photo: Linda & visiting bull moose calf. I (Jim) & my wife, Linda were born in 1953 in Lynn & Westfield, Massachusetts. I graduated from U. Mass. (Amherst) with a BA in Early Christian Theology (Latin & Greek) and Linda graduated 1st in her class from Paier Art School in Hamden, CT. We married in 1979 and have raised 5 children. We enjoy our private, wooded location, do lots of gardening and keep chickens. We are spiritually minded (Catholics). We have always done things the simple, home way--home birth, home school, etc. We bake our own bread and raise as much of our own food as we can.

Jim and Linda Cunningham purchased this Cottage in 1994

Why Jim and Linda Cunningham chose Westfield

After a kidney transplant gave me (Jim) a new lease on life in 1992, our family decided to move to the woods near Jay Peak to be close to nature and as independent as possible. We are the only residence on a 1.5 mile long road. Nature abounds here. Once a bull moose calf visited our garden for weeks.

What makes this Cottage unique

We bought these 21 wooded acres for privacy, peace, quiet and independence. We built our home and the neighboring 'Carmel Cottage' from scratch. Now that our 5 children have grown up and are raising their own families, we are still developing, having just completed renovating the top storey of our house into our second vacation rental, 'Carmel Loft.'


    • Internet
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
      • Room 1
        1 queen, 1 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon, Bed is beside large window opening on balcony; brook nearby.
      • Sleep in queen bed by balcony looking up at stars, hearing the babbling brook


      • 1 Bathroom
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower, bidet, washer/dryer in bathroom
      • Bathroom upstairs near bedroom.

      Location Type

        • Lake
        • Mountain


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


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Linens Provided
                    • Clothes Dryer
                    • Heating
                    • Internet
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Living Room
                    • Parking
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Washing Machine
                    • Wood Stove


                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Kitchen
                          Kitchen has all you need except the food.
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Pantry Items
                          There are a few pantry items like coffee, salt, pepper, herbs & spices, sugar.
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining
                              There is a small table with 4 chairs in the kitchen.
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 5 people


                                • Books
                                • DVD Player
                                • Game Room
                                  There is a rec. room with a billiards table in another building close by.
                                • Games
                                • Pool Table
                                  There is a rec. room with a billiards table in another building close by.
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                • Television
                                • Toys
                                • Video Library


                                    • Balcony
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                    • Outdoor Grill

                                      Pool / Spa

                                        • Sauna
                                          All cedar Finnish sauna in yard near brook heated by a wood stove. Please give 24 hrs. notice if you want to use it.


                                            • museums
                                            • autumn foliage
                                            • cinemas
                                            • forests
                                            • library
                                            • live theater
                                            • churches
                                            • nude beach
                                            • recreation center
                                            • restaurants
                                            • water parks
                                            • waterfalls

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • bird watching
                                                • horseback riding
                                                • scenic drives
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • sledding
                                                • walking

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • ATM/bank
                                                    • fitness center
                                                    • groceries
                                                    • hospital
                                                    • massage therapist

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • mountain biking
                                                        • cycling
                                                        • fly fishing
                                                        • freshwater fishing
                                                        • golf
                                                        • hiking
                                                        • hunting
                                                        • ice skating
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • sailing
                                                        • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                        • skiing
                                                        • snorkeling
                                                        • swimming
                                                        • water skiing
                                                        • water tubing
                                                        • wind-surfing


                                                            • Sauna is wood-fired; OK to use Scandinavian style--au naturel.

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                              Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                              6 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              Comfortable cottage/great hosts/beautiful setting

                                                              Matt K.

                                                              What a summer. A big thank you to the hosts for providing a sanctuary, the cottage. My stay was memorable in all the right ways and I was sad to move on. I would recommend this place to anyone, skier or not. Comfortable and quiet, the cottage felt like home. The hosts are thoughtful and will make you feel like family. A beautiful and special place for a night, week, or however long you have.

                                                              Perfect Location to Jay Peak

                                                              Billy D.


                                                              Was lucky to have found the Loft on line. Much less expensive than any other accommodations in the area! Perfect location to Jay Peak—close enough to drive every day but far enough away to relax from the mountain every night.

                                                              Jim and Linda are very sweet and accommodating. I wish I had them for landlords when I was younger. I would recommend this location to anyone staying in the area and for certain, I’ll be back.

                                                              Warm and comfortable cottage

                                                              Nathalie B.

                                                              March 9-16, 2014

                                                              We had a delightful week-long stay—Jay Peak glades to classic Craftsbury touring, 40°F to -3° and 12” of powder to ski on Wednesday. Exciting and rewarding. The sauna felt great after so much outdoor fun!

                                                              Matt, Nathalie & Sky

                                                              Quiet, cozy.

                                                              Warm hospitality from our host. Short drive to the mountain. We stayed with 6 guests, which was a bit tight. Sauna was nice after a day of skiing.

                                                              THE Best of R & R Close to the Peak !

                                                              Debbie O.

                                                              Woo hoo! What a clean, quiet and warm place to rest your head after a day at Jay Peak!

                                                              Thank you, thank you, thank you!

                                                              We certainly hope to be back and bring our Canadian friends with us. Be well, Jim & Linda. Till we meet again!

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              We always appreciate reviews!

                                                              Cozy and Friendly - A great family skiing vacation

                                                              Chris O.

                                                              Wow! What an amazing family getaway at Jay. Three days of COLD skiing at Jay, but we always came back to a roaring fire in the Cottage (Thanks, Linda!).

                                                              The Cottage was very comfy. We had everything we needed. Certainly, the wood stove and sharing the sauna with the Sutherlands [Loft guests] were the highlights. A few board games, great, homemade meals and lots of laughs… Thanks for a terrific end to Christmas vacation—back to work and school!


                                                              Westfield, VT, USA

                                                              Other Activities: Naturism Ski: Closest downhill skiing/snowboarding is at Jay Peak Resort (10 miles driving). Within 1 hour: Owl's Head (Quebec), Smugglers Notch (Jeffersonville), Mt. Mansfield, etc. (Stowe).

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                                                              6 Reviews
                                                              Excellent 4.5/5
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