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Four season mountinside recreational lakefront property,great snow fun

Susan Knazek

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Susan Knazek

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
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Four season mountinside recreational lakefront property,great snow fun

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Woodford Cottage Rental Photos and Description

3 story lake front house in private lake community, walk out back to swim, hike

This 3 story, 3 bedroom lakefront cottage is well situated to enjoy the views and activities of the surrounding area. Wonderful panoramic views of lake and stream can be seen from within the house as well as outside. Mountain top-lakefront home located in the heart of the beautiful Green Mountains in a private lake community. Large grassy open property. Enjoy swimming, kayaking, canoeing and fishing on the lake-use our own boats.

Colors abound with wonderful fall foliage display. View from the comfort of our home-or hike out the door into the surrounding mountains to see the wonderful changing scenery.

Winter skiing 20 minutes from door to slopes.Great (snowmobiling ) . Close to Long Trail for hiking, X-C ski right out the back door, 15 miles to down hill skiing at Mt. Snow/ Haystack, 35 minutes to skiing at Stratton which boasts a great gondola instead of a ski-lift if you don't like getting off the lift (like me). Manchester has great outlet shopping too.

In the nearby area, just down the mountain from our home, enjoy the wonderful historic town of Bennington home of the Grandma Moses Museum, the Revolutionary War Bennington Monument. Re enactments of Revolutionary War Battles. Antiquing, pottery and art in Bennington. Attractive university campus. Charming Manchester Village with the famous estate 'Hildene' home of Robert Todd Lincoln

Interior of home has rustic charm with wood paneling and wood floors throughout. Cathedral ceiling lends a feeling of openness. 3 story centrally located spiral staircase allows you to easily to get from floor to floor. Each bedroom has privacy as there is one bedroom on each floor. Ground floor den and bunk room have outdoor access to lake through sliding glass doors. Large outside deck with picnic table and grill to enjoy the outdoors, look at the lake and listen to the babbling brook as you enjoy your meals- I love eating outside in the morning, with the sun shining on me and a good book to read. Just got a new big screen TV for your enjoyment!

Enjoy the fall foliage all around. Clean mountain air, hiking, wonderful views of the changing seasons right outside your window.

Large, comfortable pet-friendly outside property. Two pieces of property; walk out the back door to the lake. Pets welcome and love to run around in our large fenced in property next door.

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Susan Knazek (Owner)
Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
February 21, 2015

About Susan Knazek

We are two teachers who love swimming and the outdoors. We have four boys who love to swim and ski. We also have two boxers who occasionally come with us which is why we have half of our property fenced to allow the dogs to run and play. We are a pet friendly home.

Susan Knazek purchased this cottage in 1993

Why Susan Knazek chose Woodford

Situated on a lake, close to many historic areas for those who love to visit historic homes and watch historic events. The Bennington Monument was built in memory of The Green Mountain Boys from Vermont who did their part during the Revolutionary War. The monument looks just like the Washington Monument-you can go up into it and view 4 states-

VT. NH. MA. NY from the top-many historic homes and museums, plus battle reenactments in town.

What makes this cottage unique

House is very homey, nice and warm in the winter time and cool in the summer. Great views from wherever you sit. Walk right out the door to the lake and enjoy a morning ride in one of our 3 boats kept up there for your use-2 kayaks and 1 large canoe. Sit on the deck while you enjoy a cup of coffee, grill a meal on the charcoal grill, listen to the sounds of the stream or just enjoy the quiet and relax. It may sound corny but I say good bye to the lake whenever I leave, knowing I'll always return.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks...we did have a good time. Vermont is our favorite!
Nov 2013
  • 1 of 5

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Bedrooms 3
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Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Four season mountinside recreational lakefront property,great snow fun
average rating of 3.8333333 based on 11 reviews
cape cod

fantastic views

  • 4 of 5

Just got back from a very restful vacation. Loved the canoe and kayaking with the kids. The house has a full kitchen which saved us money on eating out. We played lots of board games and spent lots of time at the "beach" two lots down and walking the dog around the neighborhood. The house is rustic and the spiral staircase made us a bit nervous. There is no wifi and the TV is very small with limited channels, but we weren't looking for luxury. We actually watched some kid movies on video tapes which my kids had never seen before. We enjoyed the sound of birds, frogs and a daily visit from a family of ducks. Great place for a quiet get away.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

The home was charming with great location

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time. This home is on Woodford Lake and has wonderful views, even in the winter, with the snow covered lake. The home was charming, neat and had enough room for our family. The downstairs had a family room with TV and bunk beds which was a perfect place for the kids to go. We would def. consider renting again!

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Loved the Lake!

  • 4 of 5

We rented this house for 2 weeks and loved being on the lake. My children loved the canoes, the kayaks, the fishing and of course swimming. The small beach at the lake is just 2 lots over and the water is very clean. The house comfortably fit our party of 4-6. The water does have a "rusty" sort of smell but it was fine for showering and washing dishes. We brought gallons of drinking water with us and also found a really neat mountain spring spot halfway between Woodford & Bennington where the "locals" go to fill their water jugs with VT mountain spring water.

One note - if you are going to be renting for a week or longer and need to dump your garbage, you should go to the town hall in Bennington and get a free dump permit. The first day we went to dump our garbage they gave us a bit of a hassle because we had out of state plates; they thought we were coming from NY to dump our garbage (ha ha ummmm no). Once we had the permit we did not have a problem going every few days to drop off garbage and recycling.

Lots of great restaurants in Bennington to try - Ramunto's pizza was really good; Bennington Station, Madison Brewery & the Publyck House are also great places to have lunch or dinner. 30 minutes or so from Bromley, which has a great Mountain Adventure Park which my kids enjoyed. Less than 2 hours from Lake George, NY.

All in all a fun and relaxing vacation!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway

Fun Times!

  • 5 of 5

We had stayed for 3 night and had a great time! We loved the cabin, that had absolutely everything needed for fun times from good old music records, to games, books and cable. Kayaks were a hit for our 2 teens as well as us. Even with some unfortunate events at the end of our stay (storm, power failure etc) we had a good times and would love to return. Just a suggestion for the ones who is renting in summer - get a fan, it gets hot :)

Mila and family

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway

Great cottage, perfect for small groups, bad water

  • 3 of 5

We rented this out for a weekend to enjoy fall colours in Vermont. We were 5 people around 30s, no kids, no pets, from Jersey City, NJ.

+ Great sitting area with lake view

+ Music system : LP player!! (grease, billy joel..and a lot of old time LPs), 5 cd changer, radio and speakers in the living area.

+ Furnished kitchen (microwave, toaster, pans, cutlery, salt/pepper)

+ Friendly owner, deal executed via email, payment accepted via paypal

+ Separate grassy lot beside the house for pets (big enough for a large dog could run about a bit)

+ Close to hiking, AT trailhead 5 mins drive away

- no dishwasher

- 1 bathroom for an 8 people cabin

- Hard mattresses : this is an individual preference, I was okay with it. But something to keep in mind

- Bad water,Low water pressure. The water is very hard and has an unpleasant odour. This is probably true of the area and not specific to the cottage.

The cottage has beds for 8 (1 queen, 6 single). But there is not a lot of extra room for additional people if you are thinking of squeezing in people with their own sleeping bags.

There is a 2 person canoe by the lake..might be fun in warmer weather.

Feel sorry for reviewer (Edward E.N) but the property is not as remote as it seems from his review or the pictures. There is a general store within a mile where we bought breakfast (eggs, butter, sausages, local cheese) They also sell wines ,beer and drinking water. The distance between one house and next on the lake is no different than typical northeastern suburbia…which actually takes away a bit of the charm of being 'away' . There is also some car noise from the road.

Overall a good experience. I would recommended this place to friends with kids, pets.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2011
  • Stayed: Oct 2011
  • Source: HomeAway

Unpleasant Welcome

  • 2 of 5

Arrived on a Sunday afternoon at 2:00 pm for a one week stay. Turned on the faucet and no water flow. Tried to contact owner multiple times. When we finally got a response we were advised that a plumber had been contacted in the local area. No plumber or house manager arrived that day. We had to do a "bucket brigade" to and from the lake with water in order to fill the toilet tank to flush. No drinking water available. Had to drive ten miles into town to get bottled water. Contacted owner again the following day. Again, advised plumber would arrive soon. Finally, at about 3:00 pm on Monday both the house manager and the plumber arrived. Turned out the water is very hard and had clogged the filters and restricted any flow of water. No showers, baths, or water to cook or drink with for almost two days. Owner advised us that she would credit the 24 hours back to us when she returned the security deposit. She never did. We lost two days of doing any activities on vacation waiting for a plumber to show up to fix the water. With five people (three children) it made for a very unpleasant start to the vacation. House manager advised me that the filters were just changed before the prior tenants had stayed here. Would not recommend this location, because you could get stuck in a remote site without water. View was nice, but I did not rent a house to go camping or backpacking inside a house.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Concerning the response from Edward, once we were contacted about the problem we tried to reach our plumber to fix the problem. Unfortunately he was in the northern part of the state and didn't arrive until Monday. He fixed the problem and we have offered a partial refund to Edward to compensate for the loss of the day. This was the first time there has been a problem with the water and getting a professional to take care of this situation is difficult in the isolated areas of Vermont. We do have a plumber and electrician on call to handle situations if they should arise but there are not a wealth of such professionals in the area and ours took care of the problem as soon as he returned from another job he was on. We have a beautiful lakefront property in Vermont. We live in New Jersey, five hours from Vermont.


Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Albany, NY
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
100 Miles
Lake George
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Nearest Train
50 Miles
Albany, NY
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Rt. 9
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Mt. Snow
Car: necessary

Lakefront home is located just outside of quaint historic college town of Bennington, Vt. Lakefront home located on lovely little lake in the beautiful Green Mountains.

Golf: Mt. Anthony Golf Club is open to the public. It is located near downtown Bennington.

Ski: Home is close to 3 ski resorts. Mt Snow-15 miles. Stratton-20 miles, Bromley-25 miles


Rates & Availability

From $110 Per night

Woodford Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Mar 1 - May 31
3 night minimum stay
Jun 1 2015 - Aug 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
Sep 1 2015 - Dec 1 2015
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150
Pet Fee $30 + Tax
Security deposit $150
Tax Rate 9.0%

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Woodford Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • River ...
  • Rural ...
  • Town ...
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Heating
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Water Cooler
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • modern bathroom. glass stall shower. Towels Not included
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 4 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Master bedroom- double bed - sleeps 2.(sheets + pillows not included, only quilts) Bedroom 2 has 2 sets of bunk beds-sleeps 4.(sheets and pillows not included, only blankets) Bedroom 3 has 2 twin beds-sleeps 2.(sheets and pillows not included, only blankets) Tenants must bring sheets,towels and pillows
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles
  • Binoculars
  • Boat ...
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Swimming, kayaking, canoeing using our boats in lake on property. Non-motorboat lake. Fishing on lake. Stream and small waterfall on property.

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