The Elderberry Lodge is a perfect home away from home for friends and family to stay while visiting Northern Vermont's Champlain Valley. Just two miles from Interstate 89, Exit 18, we are easily accessible and close to Burlington to the South, St. Alban's to the north, and the Champlain Islands to the west. Our vacation rental is a comfortably renovated and updated family home, with the right amount of privacy and togetherness for your get away.
Three bedrooms, two full and one half baths make sleeping six perfect, with cozy overflow sleeping space for four more guests. Main floor includes formal dining room, kitchen, living room, and family room. Play a board game, work a puzzle, or view movies or basic satellite programing on 40' LCD flat screen TV, with Wii for your games, and a DVD player.
Beautiful views of Arrowhead Mountain Lake make the Elderberry Lodge unforgettable. It's a place you will want to return to year after year.
Gorgeous Views: The Elderberry Lodge sits on the side of a hill, overlooking Vermont State Route 104A, and Arrowhead Mountain Lake. Just two miles from Interstate 89, it's close to civilization, yet it's all by itself with no neighbors in sight. The house is an historic treasure, built in 1917 and renovated by its current owners in 2010. Its most fetching feature is its view. It can be enjoyed from almost all the main floor and here and there from upstairs; a feature every visitor can fully enjoy. The hardwood floors throughout take a close second and have been sanded and refinished. During renovations, an entire new kitchen was installed, and includes changes to the floor plan that create flow and encourage visiting and being together in a comfy homelike atmosphere. The video/game room provides a cozy room to share a favorite movie or game without dominating the scene. The state of the art flat screen TV will mean no roughing it in the viewing department.
Beautiful Wooded Setting: The Elderberry Lodge is on 23.1 wooded acres, so there is no shortage of nature walk options in all seasons. We have seen wild turkey, hawks, orioles, red wing black birds, deer, duck, osprey, to name a few. There have also been lots of wildflower sightings and evidence of other wildlife underfoot. A little stream trickles down the hill just across the way, and wetlands abound at the southwest corner of the property. The front of the house, which is in the back, faces the railroad tracks. When you hear the train coming you may surprise yourself by running to the window to count the cars. I have counted as few as five (Amtrak) and as many as 22 (freight.) The train adds another layer of romantic ambiance to the place.
Arrowhead Mountain Lake: The road to the Elderberry Lodge is right in between the High Bridge and the Vermont State Fishing Access to Arrowhead Mountain Lake. There is a two person canoe with paddles and PDFs that may be captained by qualified adult guests. The lake is about four miles long running north and south, from the Lodge to the Clark Falls Dam in Milton, and is fed by the Lamoille River. The lake is a fabulous paddle kayaks or canoes, with a calm yet wilderness feeling for much of the way. Fisherfolk may be seen on and around the lake all season long, and even sometimes in the dead of winter, landing bass, catfish, and crappie. The Lamoille River offers perch, pike, and the occasional brown trout. Skiing at Smuggler's Notch is a popular downhill option, but cross-country skiing and sledding abound right out the back door.
Peter is a machine tool programmer, working full time at a company in Winooski, where he has been for over thirty years. I am a semi-retired Jill-of-many-trades who currently operates our home style bed and breakfast in Milton, with Peter's help. We also share an interest in writing, Perer's story, the Prize, was recently published in the New England [Fictiona]l Crime Stories Anthology, Blood Moon. (house copy at the Lodge, more available at an author's discounted price) We have renovated 4 houses in the last 12 years including the Lodge and the Sampler House B & B which is our residence. On November 26, 2012, we embarked on a 5th house renovation. Yes, we are crazy. Yes, we love what we do!
This house was a total wreck when we bought it in January of 2009. We renovated top to bottom, changing the layout but preserving the vintage feel. The house is great, the view is spectacular.
The property offers a feeling of seclusion although it is not in a remote location. The views are truly inspiring.