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Family Retreat All Seasons Lake Amherst Vermont Cottage Okemo & Killington

Bedrooms 6
Space 3,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Lake House Cottage 6 Bedrooms & 4 Bathrooms~Sleeps 12 Comfortably in beds

Perfectly situated at the head of Lake Amherst in Plymouth, Vermont.

Quaint & very cozy 1930's era cottage updated and maintained for its true charm. If you are looking for a quintessential old-time lake cottage experience for people to enjoy with modern unpretentious creature comforts and a well-cared for property, you have found it. We strive to keep the old cottage charm as we remember it ourselves with soft sheets, the smell of wholesome soap, balsam pillows, the crackling of wood in the fire name a few. We are located in the heart of Vermont near historic Route 100 equidistant between Okemo & Killington.

"They don't build them like this anymore!"

"A true gem!"

"This is a fantastic house!"

"We LOVED it!"

"Let us know if you want to sell."

"Perfect for our family reunion."

"The location is fantastic..."

"Perfect for our wedding!"

"I must have said I LOVE this house 50 times!"

Pet friendly-fee may apply


Down pillows and comforters

Down alternatives available ~ just ask!

Living room with fireplace

Kitchen geared towards 'Foodies'

Outdoor Summer Memorial Day ~ Columbus Day Features:


- Fire-pit outside

- Gas & charcoal grills

- Large screened-in porch

- Private beach

- Private dock

- Floating dock

- Boats & Floats

- Volleyball court

- Ping Pong Table

- Croquet

- Badminton

- Bocce Ball

- Basketball hoop on garage

- Whiffle ball

- Fishing

- Boats, docks, & floats. Available from Memorial Day weekend ~ Columbus Day weekend.

Indoor Features & Entertainment:


- Cable TVs

- Wireless Internet

- Great cell phone reception

- Washer/dryer/ironing boards

- Down pillows and comforters

- Living room with fireplace

- Kitchen geared towards 'Foodies'

Close-by to:


- Hawk Mountain Resort area

- Ski Okemo or Killington ~15 minutes to either.

- Swim Lake Amherst ~ right there!

- Shop & site see Woodstock 30 minutes away

- Browse Ludlow 10 minutes away

- Day Trip excursions outlined in our guest folder ~ never be bored!

All rentals require a signed memorandum of understanding (MOU) between guest and owner to complete the rental.......just so we are on the same page. It outlines check-in and -out times, recycling requirements/laws, cancellation policy, emergency procedures, Acts of God etc. Owner will send guest the contract and we ask it be returned via e-mail or snail mail within 7 days. The rental may be cancelled by the owner at owner's discretion if terms are not met.

More Details

Alecia Armstrong
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, Vermont local
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 18, 2017

About Alecia Armstrong

We are professionals who live and work in Vermont. Alecia is in the health care industry and John works at the Woodstock Inn. Son Ian works in the accounting department at the Woodstock Inn and son Nathan is finishing his final year at UVM. Find us in Linked-in, Google, and Facebook!

We really love our cottage and its uniqueness as a real old time lake cottage. You won't find it trendy or cookie cutter, but rather true to its original intent as a family retreat.

Why Alecia Armstrong chose Okemo

They just don't build them like this anymore.....Family built.....Never purchased..... Built in 1934 and added to in 1959. Since then we have continuously updated yet have kept that original cottage charm. We do have some rough edges in places, not many, but they are there and it only adds to the charm. We are not cookie cutter!

Centrally located between Killington & Okemo. We are in the heart of Vermont off historic Route 100. What sets us apart are our large bedrooms with high quality linens, down comforters, and 100% Egyptian cotton towels.

The cottage is such a relaxing, calming place. We have added many "must-have" conveniences with high quality creature comforts because it needs to be "that" special place. We love entertaining at the cottage because the set-up is so "entertainment friendly" and there is plenty of room for many friends to stay. The area is packed with fun things to do such as shopping in beautiful Woodstock, skiing/hiking at either Killington or Okemo, Long Trail Brewery lunches, tours & samples at the Plymouth Cheese Factory, and trips to Buttermilk Falls to name only a few. Harry's is our favorite restaurant and is less than 10 minutes down the road. Check out our FB page for the latest updates: Lake Amherst Vermont Cottage on FB.

What makes this house unique

Wake up every morning to a gorgeous view of the lake no matter what season. Swimming/kayaking/hiking in summer, ice skating/snowmobiling/ice fishing in winter.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Alecia :-)

Thank you for the lovely stay at your “homey cottage!” We enjoyed playing on the lake, fishing and paddling! We observed ducklings and young ducks up the creek! Children were thrilled coming up on turtles basking in the sun on logs. Several fires were enjoyed with a blaze of laughter and warmth. And Nana had a sleepover in the open-air loft with story time & giggles to the hum of nighttime critters. Our meals grilled on outdoor grates with evening meals shared around the large table on the porch below twinkling lights!! Enjoyment for all was had!! :-)

Joan etal
Aug 2013
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Plymouth House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , tub , shower
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 2 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king , Or can be 2 twins- let us know your preference.
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen
  • #1- 1 king ~ master bathroom with private bath #2- 1 queen #3- 1 double #4- 2 doubles & a twin #5- 1 queen #6- companion king Each one uniquely different. All beds have down pillows and comforters. Let us know if you need non-down linens and we will take care of it.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 10 beach chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
We are foodies and have a well-stocked kitchen pantry..Steaks to cakes.....


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(14 traveler reviews)

Family Retreat All Seasons Lake Amherst Vermont Cottage Okemo & Killington
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews


  • 5 of 5

I'm a college student who loves to ski and ride, my friends and I make a point to have a getaway every year and ski around vermont. Once we pulled in we knew we were in for a good time, it's completely out of the way, but an easy drive to Killington and Okemo mountain. It's nice and tucked away with plenty of room to just chill. It's a really well decorated place, feels like I'm coming home to moms' house. We found this great room on the second floor that overlooks the lake after you take the wooden panels off and hoist another panel, honestly couldn't imagine sleeping out there in the summer.

This place beats the crud out of any of the other places we've crashed in this half of the state, and we're sure to come back and keep the tradition alive.

P.S. Alecia is the bomb! We only had a problem with he internet and her son came over and got it working. Sorry if we left a mess in the kitchen too! 😅

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy to hear about your enjoyable stay. Thank you for being so respectful during your stay and leaving the place quite tidy actually. It certainly sounds like you fully enjoyed the cottage. You even found the summer sleeping porch (enclosed) during the winter an unexpected treat, that's adventurous group you have. The kitchen was fine and I find your concern endearing. You must be referring to all the food you left.......Thank you for leaving so many unopened food items for us to donate to the homeless shelter; it's really appreciated by our community! The wifi was fine; somebody unplugged the smart board to plug in a music player. We moved the smart board. All set!
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Great Getaway

  • 5 of 5

First I would like to start off by saying Alecia the owner was so sweet to work with & I was so glad that We got to meet her in person.

Her cottage is just adorable an equipped with everything you need plus more.

Great spacious house for a big family & a gorgeous view of the lake right outside the door. My family & I spent our Thanksgiving weekend there & we all feel very grateful that we got to spend time together in the Mountains of VT. (We can't wait to go back).

I promise you will love her home.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was such a pleasure to get to meet you as I don't usually get to meet folks. I'm glad our paths crossed. I'm so happy to hear you loved it and we look forward to having you all back. The picture you took of the lake is just stunning! As my photographer friend would say, "Great capture!" I posted it on our Facebook page.
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Perfect Vacation Rental

  • 5 of 5

This was our second year renting this house and we couldn't have had a better experience! The house has everything we could ever need, everything works, the area is in tip top shape, the communication before and during our stay is informative and thorough. Compared to last year, there have already been improvements to the house...which we were super excited to see when we arrived. It's a wonderful location with a beautiful view--the perfect place to enjoy vacation with family and friends. We can't wait to go back next year! The only reason we would ever look elsewhere to rent is if our group out grows the space!

Thanks for everything!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kaitlyn, Thanks for your review. It was nice having you back this year. We have been picking two projects a year to improve the property. We have some great plans! I do hope your group stays tight and you will continue to stay with us. It's always great to have guests like you who appreciate the property and really know how to use it to its fullest capacity...and enjoy it! We also appreciate how well you take care of it while it is in your possession. Hope to see you next year!
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We made precious memories

  • 5 of 5

We had a small family reunion at this historical lakeside cottage. The place was much larger than we expected and there was plenty of space for all 12 of us. We have some pretty hardcore fishermen in our group so they were not disappointed by Lake Amherst's varying ecosystem. Plenty of fish were caught from bass, rainbow trout, to pike plus more I don't know the names of. The fishermen fished while the kids enjoyed jumping off the floating dock and the rock at the far end of the lake. Some of us enjoyed endless kayaking around the lake and up the river, never to be bored as there was so much wildlife to take in. We saw ducks, geese, painted turtles basking, cranes, osprey, and we heard the loons. Every night was topped off by a game of volleyball, a game of croquet, badminton matches and incredible bon fires in the fire pit. We appreciated all the wood provided. The home itself was clean, well organized, and fully stocked with many amenities; you don't usually get that much with a rental. It's clear the owner does really love this home. We hope to return! Oh, and I miss that big screened in porch. We had a wonderful time.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. It sounds like you really understand all that this beautiful lake has to offer and optimized on it. It really does have varying ecosystems, doesn't it? In recent years we have noticed an increase in wild life on the lake and it is so entertaining to watch. Our own dog sat on the dock for hours and just watched the ducks. At one point he went into the water to swim after them (he's 12) and they just flew off. Hope you come back for more fishing, kayaking, lawn games, bon fires, and swimming fun! It was nice having you.
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A Cozy Family Getaway

  • 5 of 5

What a sweet home. We spent the week with our adult children and 2 dogs. Our English Mastiff , who is 11, came with us. Because there are bedrooms downstairs as well as upstairs, Rowan had no trouble finding his way around. The kitchen, while small had everything you could need to make cakes to steaks. The beds were pretty comfortable, but if you are allergic to feathers,bring your own pillow. You are in the wilderness, with access to television, (we watched the Olympics at night), to my tech savvy kids who needed the internet to keep in touch with work and such. The home is well maintained, but keep in mind, it is a lake house and can feel damp.The lake is silty and shallow until you go out a ways, by kayak or canoe, which is provided. Watch out for the enormous snapping turtle. The dock must be near their nest. So cool! Bo, my son's dog loved the lake! There are a pair of loons who give their mournful cry at night. They floating dock was always being used by other folks, but if you ask them to move on, they do.

We loved they volleyball court and had lots of fun playing, although, Rowan would occasionally decide to plant himself in the middle of the court. (He didn't want to be left out). There are great hikes near by and adorable towns with great food and the famous Vermont Country Store. We know this will probably be our last summer with our Rowan, but Alecia's house made it a perfect fair well for him.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are certainly happy that you enjoyed our cottage! Last week was certainly a hot and hazy one for all. For future guests, please know that we have a complete cottage guide that will tell you how to keep the cottage cool during such times. As for down pillows and comforters, we love them, and prominently advertise them. However, we do understand allergies and that is why we have a closet stocked with non-down items; we just need to know so we can set up the beds accordingly. Don't worry, you don't have to bring your own. As we say in our welcome letter, if you need anything, please call. We do aim to please. As for our floating dock, it has been a great thing to have so that our guests can swim in deeper water because the lake has a gradual slope- shallow to deep starting at our 12 X 12 land dock to the floating dock. We like to keep a neighborly attitude and sometimes people ignore the private signs (they just can't resist) and need to be politely asked to leave. Glad you liked our efficient galley style kitchen. The adjacent pantry allows us to stock all the "foodie" items anyone could want because it has to be "that" special place to entertain many people with ease. In addition, there is a 2nd kitchen upstairs to help ease high usage custom to large groups.....As for the new resident turtle, I guess we will be catching it and relocating it.
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Clean, Beautiful, Well equipped, fun for all ages, all season!

  • 5 of 5

Clean, Large enough for loads of people, even two separate families at the same time. Beautiful View.

We went in the spring, and we used the row boat, she has life preservers. The outdoor volley ball court, the gas grills, and charcoal grills were in use. Just an amazing time for everyone! Not to mention the VIEW right on the lake. And also the outdoor fire pit for a fire at night!

Restful and serene.

  • Submitted: May 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for coming to stay. You, your family, and guests were a joy to have. It sounds like you had a great time "disconnecting" to the outside world. I'm happy you were there to see our resident bald eagle and it sounds like she stayed for quite awhile out in front of the cottage. I particularly appreciated your very thoughtful and detailed communication to me. Please come back any time!
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Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Echo Lake Inn
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Echo Lake Inn
Nearest Ski
7 Miles
Killington or Okemo
Car: necessary

Equal distance between Okemo's Jackson Gore and Killington's Bear Mountain areas. These 2 areas allow less populated access to Okemo and Killington. We'll give you the inside scoop on how to get around and save time so you have more time to ski!


Rates & Availability

Plymouth House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Fisherman's Special
May 1 2017 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
Memorial Day Weekend
May 26 2017 - May 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Aug 20 2017 - Aug 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
Sep 5 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 23 2017
2 night minimum stay
Nov 1 2017 - Nov 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $250
Non-Refundable Ins Fee $50
Pet Fee $100
Tax Rate 9.0%

Flexible rates and floor plan to accommodate large and small groups ~ off season ~ for Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday nights. Please inquire.
Refunds are made for cancellations when the property is re-rented.
$200 cancellation fee.
Have a question? Just call, text, or e-mail Alecia. I'll be happy to discuss your needs.
Limit 12 persons. Over 12 is $25/night/person
We ask that a contract be signed as a memorandum of understanding between guest and owner.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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