Private Nine Bedroom Estate Perfect for Weddings, Reunions & Family Vacations

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Last updated: 10/25/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3-5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

The Notch House has been recently renovated into an eight-bedroom, four season, vacation estate. The house, built in 1860, was the first vacation home on Lake Willoughby and is ideally perched on the south end hillside, centered between Mount Pisgah and Mount Hor, the two mountains that form the dramatic Willoughby notch. In addition to the majestic house, the property includes a one-bedroom guest cottage, a barn and a private path that leads down to the beautiful, south end coves and beaches. The property, surrounded by over 7,000 acres of Willoughby State Forest, is completely private.

Available for weekly rentals, the Notch House is a perfect venue for reunions, weddings and family vacations. There is a large chef’s kitchen, a bar, and a dining room that can comfortably seat 16 - 20 guests. The sitting rooms in both the main house and the cottage feature field stone fireplaces.

DETAILS:: The Notch House was completely renovated in 2010, but maintains its vintage charm with antique lighting, furnishings and wallpaper throughout. The circular drive, lined with majestic elm and maple trees, will lead you up massive, old granite steps to the wrap-around porch – perfect for reading, relaxing or enjoying a glass of wine. The living room has a large fieldstone fireplace and a grand velvet-cushioned couch set, for cuddling up on chilly nights. The dining room is equally elegant with antique crystal chandelier lighting, and can easily seat 20 at its matching claw-foot tables. Step down from the dining room and enjoy the outdoor fieldstone patio while grilling a summer meal or enjoying the view of Willoughby Gap. Continue across the lawn and down a wooded path for a refreshing dip in the lake.

THE KITCHEN:: In the Chef’s kitchen you will find everything you need to cook for a big crowd: stainless steel fridge and dishwasher, industrial Garland stove with 6 burners, 2 ovens and a raised griddle top with broiler. Counter space is plentiful, with native maple butcher block on either side of the stove and Vermont soapstone surrounding two antique sinks – a porcelain farmer sink with drain board and a double bay soapstone sink. Custom maple cabinets are stocked with dishes, cutlery, pots and pans. You and your friends will want to sidle up to the adjacent bar, with wrap-around copper top and antique lighting, and the three-bay stainless sink with pull-out faucet make dishes a breeze.

THE AREA:: Lake Willoughby, also known as the Lucerne of America, is considered by most as being the most beautiful lake in Vermont. Located in the town of Westmore, a short disance off 1-91 and 30 miles north of St. Johnsbury, this body of water is known for its crystal clear water, natural sand beaches and great fishing. Short paths from the Notch House lead to the trail heads for both the Mount Hor and Mount Pisgah hiking trails as well as the base of the CC road for mountain biking and cross-country skiing. Access to Kingdom Trails, named the Best Mountain Biking Trail Network by Biking Magazine, is less than ten miles away. The Northeast Kingdom has been listed in the North American and international editions of '1,000 Places to See Before You Die', the New York Times best-selling book by Patricia Schultz. In 2006, the National Geographic Society named the Northeast Kingdom as the most desirable place to visit in the country and the ninth most desirable place to visit in the world.

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Property Type

  • Estate
  • 4800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Guest House
  • Guest House


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Car Available


  • Events Allowed
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20

  • The Green Room: 2 twin/ single

    2 Three Quarter Beds...moreless

  • The Peacock Room: 1 king

    or 2 Twins...moreless

  • The Sky Room: 1 double, 1 twin/ single


  • The Gunmetal Room: 2 twin/ single

    or 1 King...moreless

  • The Cottage: 1 king, 1 twin/ single

    or 1 King...moreless

  • The Aubergine Room: 1 queen


  • The Master Bedroom: 1 king

    or 2 Twins...moreless

  • The Ruby Room: 1 double


  • The Magenta Room: 1 king

    or 2 Twins...moreless

  • First Floor: The Aubergine Room has a queen size bed and antique dresser with adjacent full bathroom. Second Floor: The Master bedroom has hardwood floors with matching antique twin four-poster beds that can be used separately or as a king. It has a private marble bathroom and porch. The Ruby Room has a double four-poster bed. The Green Room has two matching three-quarter brass beds. The Green and Ruby Rooms share a bathroom. Both the Magenta and Peacock Rooms have matching four-poster twin beds that can be kept separate or put together to make a king and they share a bathroom. Thrid Floor: Two bedrooms that share a bathroom. The Sky Room has an antique double spool bed and single day bed with antique dresser and large closet. The two north-facing windows offer the best views of the lake on the property. The Gunmetal Room has two antique twin metal beds that can be kept separate or used as a king....moreless

Bathrooms: 6 Bathrooms, 2 Half Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Bathroom 4: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Bathroom 6: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Bathroom 7: toilet


  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Bathroom 5: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Bathroom 8: toilet


  • First Floor: One handicap bathroom has a marble sink and full bath. Another half bathroom. Second Floor: Master bath has marble tile and a large cast iron tub. Second full bathroom has tub/shower and antique pedestal sink. Third bathroom has a custom stand-up tile shower and antique pedestal sink. Third Floor: One cathedral ceiling bathroom with a large shower surrounded by custom tile....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Please visit the Notch House website at:


  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Radio
  • Stereo


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Forests
  • Nude Beach
  • Pond

Local Services & Businesses

  • Babysitter

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sledding
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Lake
  • Mountain

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Ski Lift Privileges
  • Ski Privileges Optional
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 24 people


  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Security System
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator


  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles
  • Boat
  • Canoe
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway To Water


Write a review 4.9
from 10 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Thanksgiving '16
Nov 19 - Nov 27, 2016
3 night min stay
Winter Holiday '16-'17
Dec 19 - Jan 1, 2017
3 night min stay
President's Week '17
Feb 18 - Feb 25, 2017
3 night min stay
Early Summer '17
May 21 - Jun 17, 2017
3 night min stay
Summer High Season '17
Jun 18 - Sep 3, 2017
5 night min stay
Late-Summer & Foliage '17
Sep 4 - Oct 14, 2017
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $100
  • Cleaning Fee $275
  • Tax Rate 9%


Please ask about discounted rates for a 5 night stay.

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Last updated: 10/25/2016
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120 Miles
Nearest Airport
Burlington or Montreal
4 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Willoughvale Inn
13 Miles
Nearest Golf
75 Miles
Nearest Train
White River Junction
18 Miles
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Willoughvale Inn
18 Miles
Nearest Ski
Jay Peak and Burke Mountain
300 Metres
Nearest Beach

Lakes, hiking, boating, sailing, fishing, swimming, mountain climbing, ice climbing, ice fishing, ice skating, mountain biking, biking, foliage, golf, skiing, downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, snow shoeing, reunions, weddings, retreats


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Speaks: english, french, spanish

Guestbook comments from the property manager

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  • Noth Side Lawn, Gardens, House and Cottage

    Noth Side Lawn, Gardens, House and Cottage

  • Living Room & Fireplace

    Living Room & Fireplace

  • Six Burner Garland Stove, Dishwasher, Maple Cabinets

    Six Burner Garland Stove, Dishwasher, Maple Cabinets

  • Dining Room Table Seats 18-20

    Dining Room Table Seats 18-20

  • The Master Bathroom

    The Master Bathroom

  • The Peacock Room

    The Peacock Room

  • The Magenta Room

    The Magenta Room

  • Bathroom


  • Kayak on the Southend Beach

    Kayak on the Southend Beach

  • Path To Altar and Beach

    Path To Altar and Beach

  • Living Room Reverse

    Living Room Reverse

  • Soapstone Farmer's Sink

    Soapstone Farmer's Sink

  • The Master Bedroom

    The Master Bedroom

  • The Ruby Room

    The Ruby Room

  • The Green Room

    The Green Room

  • The Sky Room

    The Sky Room

  • Looking north from southend cove

    Looking north from southend cove

  • The House at Night

    The House at Night

  • The Notch House circa 1876, the first summer cottage on Lake Willoughby

    The Notch House circa 1876, the first summer cottage on Lake Willoughby

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