St Johnsbury Cottage Rental Photos and Description
- 2BR + loft, 1BA, sleep 7-8
Wilderness setting in East Ryegate, Vermont.On VAST trail. Super fishing for perch, pickeral, horned-pout(catfish), small mouth bass, wall- eyed pike. Watch for loons, beaver, and moose as you explore two adjoining ponds, 70-acre Upper and Lower Symes, bordered by 500 acres of forest with miles of hiking trails, all owned by your hosts, the Blaisdell's.
There are only four cottages on Symes Pond, private and secluded from each other by at least 500 feet with trees in between. Each is located directly on the pond with spectacular views from each front porch.These new knotty pine cottages each feature a cathedral ceiling, glass front wood-stove or fire pit, satellite TV, free wi fi for emails available at central location at specified hours, VCR, full kitchen, gas heat, private sandy beach that has a gradual slope; perfect for the young ones.
Each cottage has a wood fired outdoor hot tub constructed of Eastern White Cedar available for rent. Fire up your tub and soak in the natural beauty of Symes Pond. Each seats six.
A free canoe or row boat is provided to each cottage. A paddle boat is shared between the campers. Kayaks are available for rent. A bundle of firewood is provided at no charge. Additional firewood is available for a small fee or you can collect your own for free.
Please send me an email and I will respond with an attachment with full information including rates and payment instructions. The rates quoted here are for our Boulder Bluff cottage.
We are located only ten minutes off I-91 near St. Johnsbury. Please contact us for availability. We do not use the calendar. We respond to emails quickly. If no response, please check your spam and call me.
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- children welcome
- pets considered
- suitable for elderly or infirm
- wheelchair inaccessible
About Carl Blaisdell
Owner Description: I am a retired postmaster. I had been living at the advertised cottage year round until my 82 year old father fell out of a 20 foot high tree stand while hunting on the property. I had to leave this special place in order to care for him. I now offer to share this home with you.
Carl Blaisdell purchased this cottage in 1955
Why Carl Blaisdell chose St Johnsbury
Why the Owner Chose Symes Pond: This property is best described as 'A piece of Heaven'. The wooded mountains slope down to meet the pond. There is absolutely no road noise. All that can be heard is an occasional call of the Loon, the hoot of an owl, or perhaps the howl of the coyote at night.
What makes this cottage unique
The Unique Benefits Of This Cottage: After dark, sit in the hot tub which overlooks the pond. Shut off the jets, turn off the lights, and just listen. Your space becomes one with the surrounding woods. You may hear a deer crossing just above you or geese landing on the pond below. The call of the loon or the hoot of an owl breaks the silence. You look up and see the stars or perhaps the blinking lights of a jet thousands of feet above as it crosses the night sky. This is the place to let all your cares evaporate. You will go home with a new perspective. And you will come back.
Guestbook comments from the owner
Our stay in your cabin (Eagle's Nest) was GREAT!
The view was breathtaking! We loved canoing, and searching for wildlife. We saw deer, loons, wild turkey, chickadees, nuthatches,and geese. We especially enjoyed the horseback riding.
The cabin was so comfy and warm. We loved everything about the cabin. I especially enjoyed reading on the balcony overlooking Symes Pond.
Thanks so much for your hospitallity Carl and Kym.
We will be back!