Spacious A-frame with sky lights. 2100 sq. ft. on 3 floors. Short walk on wooded path to charming Lake Raponda, beach, use of canoe. Local walking or biking on dirt roads and paths. Skiing and mountain biking at Mount Snow/Haystack. 9 miles to Marlboro Music Festival. Large living/dining area with center fireplace. Roomy, newly renovated kitchen with ample work space, new appliances. Large front and back decks, nestled in woods. 5 Bedrooms: Queen, double, double, 2 twins, 2 twins. Free wireless Internet, cable TV, games and puzzles. Ground floor common room provides extra play space for children.
Lake Raponda: A tucked away lake, approximately 1/2 mile wide and 2 miles long. Mountain View Association beach (5 min. walk) is sandy with gradual drop off, dock and swimming float. In addition to use of our beach, renters may also use the Town of Wilmington Beach (20 min.walk, or 5 min. drive), located further down the lake. A favorite of families with young children because of its large gradual beach, picnic tables and grills. Swimming also accessible at State Park Beach on Lake Whitingham (10 min. by car). A favorite of teens.
Town of Wilmington and area: Small Vermont crossroads town with restaurants, coffee shops, pubs and boutiques. Laundromat, pharmacy, grocery store, bakery. Flea Market on Saturdays and Sundays. In the Mount Snow Valley: mountain biking, hiking, tennis courts, candle pin bowling (lanes with bumpers for young children), 2 regulation golf courses, 1 par 3 golf course (welcomes young children, has loaner clubs), Winter: downhill and cross country skiing, snow shoeing, tubing.
HIking and walking.: Our favorites: East Branch Trail (streams, beaver ponds, hike to reservoir). Molly Stark (short hike to fire tower with great views. Camping sites). Local walking on country roads and marked hiking trails.
Our family vacation home for many years. But now our adult children and their families are scattered across the USA and unable to come often. We enjoy sharing our house with others.
A great place to just hang out, walk to lake, use of canoe. Nice local walking and access to bike-able trails. Or use as a base for hiking, skiing, golfing and visiting the valley as well as day trips to nearby small towns, museums and the outlet stores in Manchester. Or for driving to enjoy the beauty of the area, typical architecture and covered bridges.
The charm of an A-frame, great kitchen. Walk to lake. Be sure to buy some of the locally made maple syrup from the Wheeler farm roadside stand - the best maple syrup in the world!