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7 night minimum stay
  • 2 BR,
  • 1 BA,
  • Sleeps 5
#297422
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    2 night minimum stay
    • 2 BR,
    • 1 BA,
    • Sleeps 4
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      3 night minimum stay
      • Studio,
      • 1 BA,
      • Sleeps 10
      #3801185
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        Recent Derby Reviews

        WITH POND, DECKS, AND VIEWS, YOU'LL LIKE IT HERE

        4 of 5
        The owner works hard to accommodate his guests and keep them happy. This A-frame is a bargain for what it offers: a swimming pond, excellent family gathering area in the great room, privacy in the loft bedroom with a queen-sized bed, more privacy in the attached bedroom with twin beds, and an excellent bathroom with spacious stall shower. As is often the case in Vermont, the inside of this cottage exists so you can enjoy the outside day after pleasant day. Swim in the swimming pond, run with the kids or the dog on the lawn, and enjoy the sunrise and the sunset from the east-facing porch (suitable for family dining in the evening) and from the west-facing porch off the great room. The cottage is all of 10 minutes from Exit 28, the exit for U.S. 5 between Derby Center and Newport. Shaw's and PriceChopper supermarkets are on U.S. 5 west of Exit 28; the excellent general store at Derby Center will give you many reasons to avoid the big chain groceries. Lake Memphremagog offers the best boating opportunities in Vermont outside of Lake Champlain, and it has a good bathing beach, too -- if the pond at the Derby Chalet suddenly fails to suit your needs. The Haskell Free Library and Opera House in Derby Line is an excellent local library and performance venue; it's all the better because it sits astride the international border, so you can check out a book in Canada and read it in the U.S., all without a passport. (Try that anywhere else along the border and you'll be in trouble!) A few miles to the south of the Derby Chalet is the stirring and beautiful rural Old Stone House Museum at Brownington Center, the home of The Rev. Alexander Lucius Twilight (1795-1857), born a free man in Vermont and the first African-American to graduate from a U.S. college or university (Middlebury College, 1823) as well as the first African-American elected to a state legislature (1836). Brownington is the site of his elegant dormitory built for the academy he ran there. Almost next door is the spectacular 360-degree view from the Brownington Observatory on Prospect Hill -- almost as good as the view from Jay Peak ... and no $10 tram ride! This is just a few miles from the Derby Chalet. Bring your passport and your French, and check out Bleu Lavande, a fabulous celebration of all things lavender, at Fitch Bay on Lake Memphremagog, five or so miles north of the border crossing at Derby Line or Beebe Plain. Derby Chalet lacks a dishwasher and other fancy kitchen aids.
        • Submitted: Aug 15, 2013
        • Stayed: Aug 2013

        RIGHT OUT OF A "COUNTRY LIVING" MAGAZINE

        4 of 5
        After reading the numerous reviews and seeing the pictures of this cabin, we knew this the place for our next vacation. We were not disappointed. Before we even opened the door, we were mesmerized by the beauty and serenity of the pond which we found lasted from sunrise to sunset. The frogs, the varied ducks, Canadian Geese, beaver, Ruby Throated Hummingbirds and Great Blue Herons all brought the pond to life in a never ending chorus of nature. Quite breathe taking at times. Once inside the cabin, we were met with a rustic charm that could have been right out of a "Country Living" magazine from the cast iron gas stove to the country quilts on the beds. Once you get used to the nuances of the cabin including no electricity, cooking with gas, planning ahead for bathes and the night noises, it is true relaxation. The cabin features a notebook with useful information of the local sights, a map of the surrounding area, very easy to follow directions for turning on and off the gas. Grocery stores, ice cream shops and gas stations are very nearby for easy access. The cabin comes complete with dishes, pots, pans, sliverware and other typical kitchen wares including a percolator coffee pot (coffee the old fashioned way!). During our stay, most of our time was spent either on the deck or in the screened in porch. We were nicely surprised at how few bugs there were, even for August! Activities we enjoyed in the surrounding community included a day at the water park at Jay Peak- a must do if you have children. The Pump House is full of fun slides, lazy river, surfing wall and is kept very clean with lots of food options. We also rented a pontoon from the Newport Marina for an afternoon on the lake doing a little fishing and sight seeing- would do again but suggest to call ahead as boats book quick in prime time. In addition, Kathy was very helpful with any questions asked and we would certainly recommend this cabin to anyone that wants to enjoy a "break from it all".
        • Submitted: Aug 6, 2012
        • Stayed: Aug 2012