This unique lakeside retreat was custom built by renowned timber framers, Old School Builders, with artistry and care. Custom sawn timbers, local hardwoods, hand forged steel, are all centered on a massive stone fireplace lit by a wall of glass facing the water. Perched above the shore of the Northeast Kingdom's Lake Willoughby, the home features a large private yard with picturesque rocky ledges and a rustic log staircase descending a refreshing swim. Located between Jay Peak and Burke Mtn.,and Kingdom Trails in E. Burke, the house is perfect for ski vacations, mountain biking vacations and summer swimming and boating. Other nearby lakes, parks, and hiking trails make for ideal leaf peeping.
Seasonal Outdoor Activities: Summer - New Westmore golf course is 10 minutes away. Outstanding hiking and biking is nearby.
Winter - Ice skating and ice fishing on the Lake. World class ice climbing is nearby at Mt.Pisgah and Wheeler Mountain. The VAST for snowmobiling is 5 min. away. Cross country skiing and snowshowing is on premises and nearby. Downhill skiing is 20 min. at Burke Mountain and 30 min. at Jay Peake.
Our guest book is filled with comments like: 'best vacation ever, totally relaxing, amazing scenery, artisinal timber frame home with everything we needed, serene, fantastic star gazing, wonderful swimming and kayaking, hiking,biking out the front door.
Lake Willoughby, also known as theLucerne of America, is considered by some as being the most beautiful lake in Vermont. Located in the town of Westmore, a short distance 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.
With a maximum depth of 312 feet, this is also the deepest lake in the Northeast Kingdom, which makes it a favorite of divers. It covers 1692 acres and is bounded one one side by the steep cliffs of Mt. Pisgah and on the other by Mt. Hor. The lake was formed 12,000 years ago, when glacier rivers of ice carved out 'U' shaped valleys and spectacular cliffs of granite in Vermont's Northeast Kingdom.
The effect is strikingly similar to a Norwegian fjord. About one third of the lake has lakefront properties. There are public beaches at the north and south ends and public access for boaters. The remainder is Willoughby state forest.