PRIVATE NINE BEDROOM ESTATE PERFECT FOR WEDDINGS, REUNIONS & FAMILY VACATIONS

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Sleeps20
Bedrooms 9
Bathrooms6
Half Baths2
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights
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PRIVATE NINE BEDROOM ESTATE PERFECT FOR WEDDINGS, REUNIONS & FAMILY VACATIONS

Lake Willoughby Estate Rental Photos and Description

Eight Bedrooms in Main House plus Cottage & Camper, Sleeps 18 - 22

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. More info and maps on our website: http://www.notchhouse.com

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.

More Candid Photos of the House, Lake, Beach and Mountains on our Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/thenotchhouse

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.

More Candid Photos of the House, Lake, Beach and Mountains on our Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/thenotchhouse or our Website: http://www.notchhouse.com

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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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome

Polly

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Speaks english
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Sleeps20
Bedrooms 9
Bathrooms6
Half Baths2
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
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Three services to protect your trip:
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Private Nine Bedroom Estate Perfect for Weddings, Reunions & Family Vacations
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
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Private Nine Bedroom Estate Perfect for Weddings, Reunions & Family Vacations
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Lake Willoughby Northeast Kingdom
5

PERFECT Wedding Venue - Great Value!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
The Notch House was greater than we ever could have imagined, even though we imagined the best! It is an unbelievable deal for an entire week of fun for you and 19 other guests.
We began and ended our stay by ourselves - 91 acres and 9 bedrooms, just the two of us. We then had two full days with family and friends full of preparations (tent, tables, flowers, rehearsal...all of the stuff we hadn't realized we'd need to do, etc). The hardest part of it was trying to focus when all we wanted to do was lay in the beautiful lawns, kayak on the incredible lake, play games around the outrageous kitchen bar or gorgeous living room fire, or drink beers around the outdoor fire pit while gazing at the stars.
The actual wedding day was perfect in every way. It rained a little, but the property has a large mulch-covered area (where the tent was set up) that was perfect because it kept things from getting muddy. There were several beautiful spots to hold the ceremony - we chose the lower garden and made the beautiful arbor walkway our aisle. There is SO much space (inside and out) that we took advantage of spreading things out. We had hors d'ouvres on the stone patio and cake inside on the huge dining table surrounded by windows. One of my favorite things about the Notch House is that we had no "curfew." We literally danced and played until 4 in the morning. I also loved that we had our own private, separate "honeymoon suite" in the cottage. It was all ours and included a lovely living space with a fireplace and kitchen.
We woke Sunday morning (with slight hangovers) and immediately felt rejuvenated by the bright blue sky, fresh mountain air, and realization that we were only halfway through our stay! We spent the next couple of days relaxing with our friends and family, doing all of the things we wanted to do when we were too busy preparing for the big day. Kayaking was phenomenal! The fire pit was used every night (wood provided), even when it was 35 degrees. Every single room in the house, and cottage, is unique and beautifully decorated...and comfortable...and surprisingly sound-proof (many many late nights while others were sleeping). The sound system in the house was excellent and flexible for all our needs. We had the option of playing music in the kitchen and dining room, the living room, outside, or all of the above. We actually used the outdoor sound system to play our "wedding march" as we walked down the aisle. Loud and clear! Everyone cried and LOVED
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Private Nine Bedroom Estate Perfect for Weddings, Reunions & Family Vacations
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Lake Willoughby Northeast Kingdom
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Unforgettable Wedding!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
We will never forget this home. The bride and groom had not seen it until the day before the wedding and when the bride walked thru it, she cried because it was so lovely. The grounds were impeccable. We hired a chef (a finalist on Food Network Chopped!) and she said she was impressed with the kitchen equipment. So many nice touches in the home, from the sound system throughout the house and another for outside, the "honeymoon cottage" perfect for the bride to get ready, the huge dining room and huge hanging flowering baskets on the porches, with rocking chairs I might add!

With such a large crowd of 80+ people, we did have difficulty with the recycling of that much trash. It just can't be done without hanging signs and getting barrels for each type of trash, but no impossible in the future.

The owner was very accommodating with the tent set up prior to our check in on Saturday but once everyone finds out about this place, I am sure that will change because it will be booked everyday!

Friends of the bride and groom all from Miami, want to plan an annual reunion here because they fell in love with this part of Vermont and because of the location of this home.

Book it, you will not be disappointed!
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Lake Willoughby Northeast Kingdom
5

Great venue for a relaxing family reunion

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
Our family of 16 ranging in age from 9 to 75 had an outstanding time at the Notch House. The kitchen is unbelievable with multiple sinks and a restaurant quality stove. The huge dining area allowed us all to sit together and the fire pit, bocce ball and lawn for badminton made evenings so enjoyable.

The house is beautifully restored and all of the porches and balconies and patios make it easy to gather and to find "alone" time if need be. We made use of the kayaks and beach chairs and towels - such a nice touch. The beach, a short walk from the house, is fairly small, but the water is shallow with a sandy bottom for yards and yards out into the lake.

The lack of cell phone reception was not an issue as the WiFi was quite reliable. We never once put on the television. Loved the speaker system and used it often.
Helpful votes: 3/3
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Private Nine Bedroom Estate Perfect for Weddings, Reunions & Family Vacations
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Lake Willoughby Northeast Kingdom
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Wonderful Family Reunion Week

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
We had a wonderful time at the Notch house. It is such a beautiful place, and we were all impressed with the careful restoration as well as the time and effort obviously put into the renovation. I loved the wall colors and the gardens are lovely! Everyone, young and old, found enjoyable things to do, and the bedroom arrangements were very comfortable. We hiked, mountain biked, kayaked, swam, and made many big meals for everyone. Thank you for the opportunity to share such a beautiful home.
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Private Nine Bedroom Estate Perfect for Weddings, Reunions & Family Vacations
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Jewel of the Kingdom

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
We travel up to the Northeast Kingdom at the beginning of October every year to press apple cider and take in the foliage. This year we came with a caravan of cars, dogs, and kids from Brooklyn, Queens, Philly and parts of Vermont. We filled the house for the long weekend and enjoyed everything it had to offer to the fullest: we had marvelous game times and reading hours around the majestic fireplace, cocktails shaken and stirred at the bar, walks down to the lake and frolicking in the autumn leaves, barbequing on the patio, communal meal preparation in the gourmet chef's kitchen and communal eating at the 20 person dining table. The place was very clean, well-equipped with all the basics, artfully decorated and interesting to explore. It was a real treat. To top it all off, the mattress in the master bedroom was the best we've ever slept on! We will definitely keep it in mind for future family or friend events and certainly recommend it to anyone looking for the perfect Vermont get away.
Helpful votes: 4/4
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Map

Nearest Airport
120 Miles
Burlington or Montreal
Nearest Train
75 Miles
White River Junction
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Willoughvale In
Nearest Ski
18 Miles
Jay Peak and Burke Mountain
Nearest Golf
13 Miles
Orleans
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Willoughvale Inn

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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Lake Willoughby Estate Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Base Rate
3 night minimum stay
$750
$3,010
 
 
Early Summer
May 21 - Jun 19
3 night minimum stay
$850
$3,780
 
 
Summer High Season
Jun 20 - Sep 10
5 night minimum stay
$1,000
$5,810
 
Discounts: 6 nights or more: $910 Nightly
 
Late-Summer & Foliage
Sep 11 - Oct 15
3 night minimum stay
$975
$4,025
 
 
Fall/Winter/Spring
Oct 16 - May 20
3 night minimum stay
$750
$3,010
 
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Amenities

Lake Willoughby Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Lake
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Telephone
  • Linens Provided
  • Security System
  • Toilet Paper
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 24 people
Bathrooms:
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 7 - toilet
    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.
Bedrooms:
  • 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • The Aubergine Room - 1 queen
    The Master Bedroom - 1 king , or 2 Twins
    The Ruby Room - 1 double
    The Green Room - 2 twin/ single , 2 Three Quarter Beds
    The Magenta Room - 1 king , or 2 Twins
    The Peacock Room - 1 king , or 2 Twins
    The Sky Room - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    The Gunmetal Room - 2 twin/ single , or 1 King
    The Cottage - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , or 1 King
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
Outside:
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Canoe
  • Bicycles
  • Boat
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • nude beach
  • pond
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • beachcombing
  • sledding
  • scenic drives
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • eco tourism
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • sailing
  • fly fishing
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • wind-surfing
  • golf privileges optional
  • water tubing
  • mountain biking
  • ski privileges optional
  • mountain climbing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • fishing
  • cycling
  • swimming
  • ice skating
  • freshwater fishing
  • mountaineering
  • ski lift privileges
  • snorkeling
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • water skiing
  • skiing
Notes:
Please visit the Notch House website at: http://www.notchhouse.com/
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