Lake Bomoseen estate rental - Our updated Historic 1933 Colonial Country Home on 22.6 acres
Our updated Historic 1933 Colonial Country Home on 22.6 acres
 
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps10
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
 

Lake Bomoseen Estate Rental Photos and Description
3 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms plus 1 half bathroom, sleeps 10, fully stocked kitchen

Welcome to Johnson's On Bomoseen Historic Lake Country Home. This updated 3 bedrm 2.5 bath home is perfectly sited on 22.6 acres of picturesque pastures, meadows, woods, trails, and even boasts its own manicured Croquet Court. With 300’ of pvt. waterfront on Lake Bomoseen (the largest lake inside of VT) and new seasonal dock just a few minutes stroll away, opportunities abound to enjoy outdoor recreation including sailing, kayaking, water skiing, fishing, or dining at any of the restaurants on the lake. If you want to get away from it all, stroll through our old grotto to our private 715' of serene waterfront on Love’s Marsh Waterfowl Wilderness Reserve, or relax in our comfy & private renovated luxury country home. For family fun enjoy a game of croquet on our manicured Croquet Court, an evening around the stone firepit, a stroll along the waterfront, or a special meal prepared in the fully equipped kitchen. Please click 'More Details' below for more info and our 5 star reviews!

We think you'll love your vacation at our property, but don't take it from us. Here are excerpts from reviews of our very happy guests in 2012 (click 'More Details' below for full details of property):

***'The house is superb and every little detail has been thought through'***

***'Beautiful property, even better than the pictures! Peaceful and relaxing. Lots of space. Master bed/bath and fire pit are especielly amazing!'***

***'Beautiful, Relaxing, Perfect! One of the best homes we've stayed in for our family vacation.'***

***We were pleasantly surprised by a beautiful spacious house that had everything we needed (and more). The owners have done so much work to insure that someone's stay is easy and effortless. Modern bathrooms, soft linens, comfortable rooms...***

***Thanks for making it such a smooth rental...We rent 4-5 times a year and this was the easily the most hassle-free..'***

***'This home has the most comfortable bed I have ever slept in at a rental, even better than our bed at home! The master shower is a wonder...The house and entire property were immaculate at checkin, and smelled fresh and clean.'***

***'The house is beautifully renovated and has every amenity you could imagine. (The pictures don’t adequately capture the upscale quality of the home, nor the beauty of the surroundings, and the back screened in porch overlooking a large pasture, custom shower and mammoth fire-pit are unparalleled!) The owners have designed the home with renters in mind and have spared no expense in doing so (high end grill, fully stocked kitchen with high end appliances and cookware, games, books, and videos for all ages, large high efficiency washer and dryer.) The house was in spotless condition..'***

***'Can't wait to return, Johnson's On Bomoseen is now a very special place for our family!'***

***'The firepit was amazing'***

***'Very comfortable' 'The house is beautiful...a perfect place to relax'***

***'Pampered people we are now, your house is perfect!'***

One of Vermont's historical gems and an important part of Lake Bomoseen's history since the mid 1800's, Johnson's On Bomoseen was originally an important and popular destination hotel on Lake Bomoseen, having first opened it's doors in the late 1870's when Colonel Endearing Johnson and his brother came home from the US Civil War and decided to convert the 900 acre farm into a destination hotel. This gem of a property is once again available to guests as a vacation rental property.

Johnson's On Bomoseen was operated by the Johnson family continuously from the late 1860's until the 1950's. In 1933 the original Johnson's on Bomoseen Hotel burned down, and on it's original foundation the Johnson family built the current home (and built a new hotel elsewhere on the property which eventually also burned down in the 1950's). While the original farm was over 900 acres, over the years the Johnson family sold all but the remaining 22.6 acres, leaving the most desirable prime pastural and waterfront lands and a beautiful country home set back from the lake on the original hotel site and foundation.

Today, Johnson's On Bomoseen enjoys 300' of waterfront on Lake Bomoseen with a 30' aluminum dock (in season) and 715' of waterfront on Love's Marsh Waterfowl Reserve, it's own perfectly manicured croquet court (in season), walking trails perfect for hiking, snow shoeing and cross country skiing, and beautiful pastures and a secluded mature grotto.

About the 2200 sq. ft 3+ bedroom home: Built in 1933 upon the foundation of the original Johnson's On Bomoseen Hotel, the current home is set back from the lake and features 3 spacious bedrooms including a beautifully appointed Master Suite, 2 1/2 fully updated baths, multiple living areas including a gas fireplace, and a fully equipped and updated kitchen. There are also two furnished screened in porches and a formal dining area with seating for 10.

About Lake Bomoseen: In early days the Native Americans loved to camp near these waters. The name, Bomoseen, or 'Beautiful waters,' indicates the appreciation the natives had for one of the loveliest sheets of water on earth. Lake Bomoseen is a freshwater lake in the western part of the state of Vermont in the towns of Castleton and Hubbardton in Rutland County. It is the largest lake that lies entirely within Vermont's boundaries, with a surface area of approximately 9.6 square kilometres (2,400 acres). A portion of the lake's shoreline is contained within Bomoseen State Park. Most of the remaining area around the lake is privately owned. The lake has such recreational accommodations as a public beach, marinas, waterfront restaurants, and public boat launches, in addition to the state park. There are approximately 1,000 residences around the lake, as well as shopping, restaurants and other commercial facilities.

Neshobe Island on Lake Bomoseen played weekend escape to members of New York's elite literary set, who met weekly at Manhattan's Algonquin Hotel, and their friends from the mid 1920s to early '40s. Ethel Barrymore, Irving Berlin, Vivian Leigh, Harpo Marx, Laurence Olivier, Dorothy Parker and other celebrities frequented literary critic Alexander Woolcott's 7-acre island retreat, which was sold in February 1998 for $675,000 to a New York family that intends to live there year-round.

Activities on and around Lake Bomoseen include:

-Boating, water skiing, wakeboarding, scuba diving, wind surfing, swimming, fishing, camping in the summer and hunting during season.

- Ski boats, jet skiis, rowboats, party boats and kayaks are available for rental at Woodards Marine or Dudas Marina.

-Ice Fishing, snow shoeing, ,cross country skiing, and snowmobiling in winter.

-Crystal beach: volley ball, sandy beach swimming, playground, picnic tables, basketball.

-Great Antiquing, bird watching, outlet shopping, horseback riding and scenic drives all year round

-Bomoseen State Park: Camping, swimming, volleyball, hiking.

-Hiking and biking on The Long Trail

-Fishing: bass, panfish, lake trout, brown trout, yellow perch, smelt, and northern pike.

-Prospect Bay Country Club- 9-hole Public Golf Course (2 mi)

-Diamond Run Mall, the state's second largest shopping mall.

-The home is a quick 45 mins to Outlet shopping at Lake George and the Great Escape Amusement Park, Manchester, VT also has excellent Outlet shopping

-Vermont State Fairgrounds

-Fine dining is available both on the Lake and close by.

-Horseback riding is available (5 mi).

Happy Travels,

Peter and Jennifer, Owners

Johnson's On Bomoseen

206-605-7878

P.S. For even more photos of the property and the home, please check out our photo album.

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My family has been vacationing at Lake Bomoseen since I was 1 year old in 1967. It's been a magical place for my family and now for our children, and one of our favorite places on earth. I've personally lived and travelled a good bit of the world, and have lived in Austria, parts of Europe, Seattle, New Jersey, New York and Vermont.

Peter purchased this estate in 2011

Since 1967, Lake Bomoseen has always been our favorite place to return to or come home to. After my parents retired on Lake Bomoseen over a decade ago, it was only a matter of time before my own family had a home here. Having walked past this property ever since I was a little boy, its' a dream come true to own this historic property that is so well known here in the community. For many years most everyone here in the community has enjoyed the properties hiking and walking trails by permission from the previous owners and now by me. It's always been a very special place, particularly since the Johnson family has owned it since the 1800's and were well respected members of the community. Almost all of the surrounding houses were at one time part of the Johnson's original 900 acre farm. I'm proud to have now carry forward the Johnson's legacy of sharing this beautiful property with the community and guests of Johnson's on Bomoseen.

28 Reviews of Property 978759 in Lake Bomoseen, Vermont

Renovated Historic Lake Home Estate,Master Ste,Firepl.22+Acres, Pvt Waterfront
average rating of 4.892857 based on 28 reviews
business
Renovated Historic Lake Home Estate,Master Ste,Firepl.22+Acres, Pvt Waterfront
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p978759
+1 2066057878
Lake Bomoseen Killington Area
5

Beautiful and well run property in VT countryside

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
Not only was the property beautiful and in an idyllic setting, but the owner was absolutely fantastic to work with. I have rented many different properties over the years, and this was the best experience I have ever had. The house was even roomier than pictured, the setting was absolutely beautiful (which does not come across enough in the photos even though the photos on the site are great) and the service was very attentive (i.e. the owner sent the agreement when he said he would, communicated everything we could have possibly wanted to know and more, was courteous, returned the deposit very quickly, etc.). We rented in the winter and skied at nearby Pico - it was nice to rest by the fire after a long day of skiing. The large downstairs room can be closed off and has both a pull out sofa and a double futon in it - great for kids to share. We hope to come back during the summer months to enjoy the outdoor portion of the property more. Thanks again to the owner for making the process and our stay so pleasant!
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind review, we're so happy that you enjoyed your vacation at our property. You're right, it's challenging to accurately communicate how special this property is with the pictures alone. Hopefully reviews like yours will help other understand just how special this property really is.

Please keep in touch, we'd love to host you again.

Thanks again,
Peter
Owner, Johnson's On Bomoseen
business
Renovated Historic Lake Home Estate,Master Ste,Firepl.22+Acres, Pvt Waterfront
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p978759
+1 2066057878
Lake Bomoseen Killington Area
5

Fantastic vacation stay over February sch.vacation

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
We had a fantastic time during the February 2014 vacation week. The house is just perfect! Very clean, ample of room, very comfortable beds in all three bedrooms and there are extra beds in the living room. The fire place was my favorite area. I love to read and write and I spent my quiet early mornings in this area before others woke up. We had a group of 11 (5 adults and 6 kids) and we had a blast. We would definitely rent this place again!
business
Renovated Historic Lake Home Estate,Master Ste,Firepl.22+Acres, Pvt Waterfront
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p978759
+1 2066057878
Lake Bomoseen Killington Area
5

Great house

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
Stayed 4 nights, with bunch of friends. Had a great time, the house is very spacious but at the same time has that cosy, warm feel to it. Would definitely stay again and recommend to others.
business
Renovated Historic Lake Home Estate,Master Ste,Firepl.22+Acres, Pvt Waterfront
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p978759
+1 2066057878
Lake Bomoseen Killington Area
5

Wonderful for New Year's Eve

Wonderful for New Year's Eve
  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
We (four couples) spent three nights here leading up to New Year's Day. Beautiful house and great, quiet location. We spent two days skiing at Killington and enjoyed relaxing in front of the fireplace in the evenings. Very clean and spacious, with plenty of room for all eight of us.
The property was incredibly peaceful with the best stargazing I've had on the East Coast. I only wish we had left more time to explore the nearby lake. We may have to come back in the summer when we can also make use of the patios! Everything exceeded expectations. Highly recommended.
business
Renovated Historic Lake Home Estate,Master Ste,Firepl.22+Acres, Pvt Waterfront
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p978759
+1 2066057878
Lake Bomoseen Killington Area
5

White Christmas

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
We had an amazing time in this beautiful home. It was wonderful for our holiday celebration and near skiing and Middlebury for some lovely shopping and dinners. We had a ball!!
business
Renovated Historic Lake Home Estate,Master Ste,Firepl.22+Acres, Pvt Waterfront
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p978759
+1 2066057878
Lake Bomoseen Killington Area
Northern NJ
5

Wonderful Vermont Vacation

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
We had a wonderful time at your property. Everything as advertised; very clean and well maintained property with all the comforts of home. Kids and adults loved stargazing, campfires, croquet, hikes, and the lake. The hiking trails behind the home and around the marsh were great. The Lake was beautiful, only wish we pre-reserved a boat rental as all marinas were 'sold out' that week.

Monument Battlefield was interesting and the surrounding Lake Bomoseen area was really nice. Great cycling as well. I enjoyed the fishing from our canoe, only wish we caught something (lake looks fishy, must have been user error).

We hope to return soon, definitely our best VRBO experience.

Thank you Peter.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you Mango family, we are so glad you enjoyed your summer vacation here on our historic property. We hope next year the fish will be biting a bit more! We're so glad to have shared our property with you.

Regards,
Peter & Jennifer
business
Renovated Historic Lake Home Estate,Master Ste,Firepl.22+Acres, Pvt Waterfront
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p978759
+1 2066057878
Lake Bomoseen Killington Area
5

Great Place, Fun Vacation, Unforgettable Memories!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
Peter - Just wanted to thank you for the use of your beautiful home. The views were amazing, (especially the water front) and it was such a fun to have a whole group of friends together in one spacious house. We leave with so many memories. I will surely recommend your house to others.
business
Renovated Historic Lake Home Estate,Master Ste,Firepl.22+Acres, Pvt Waterfront
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p978759
+1 2066057878
Lake Bomoseen Killington Area
5

Wonderful house and property!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
We recently returned from our one week family vacation at Johnson's on Lake Bomoseen, and can attest that we all had an absolutely wonderful time. In fact, the kids have already claimed it to be the best vacation ever! :-) The house is very well kept and nicely furnished. We very much enjoyed walking around the various nature trails, and taking advantage of the boat dock, just about a 5 min walk from the house. Lake Bomoseen is absolutely gorgeous....not too big or small, but just right to enjoy on a rented pontoon boat without feeling intimidated. The surrounding scenery was out of this world. If you visit, plan on taking a gondola ride to the top of nearby Mount Killington! Also, the town of Middlebury, a half hour picturesque ride away, is quaint and full of Vermont charm. The house itself had everything we could have asked for and more. A nightly highlight was watching a family of deer which came regularly to dine upon the fallen crabapples laying near the oft-used hammock.

We would highly recommend this house as a vacation rental, and look forward to returning back soon!
Owner's Response: We're so glad you enjoyed your stay at our property and had a chance to meet our friendly family of deer! Sounds like the kids had a blast!

Hope to have you back sometime soon...

~ Peter & Jennifer
Sept. 2013
business
Renovated Historic Lake Home Estate,Master Ste,Firepl.22+Acres, Pvt Waterfront
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p978759
+1 2066057878
Lake Bomoseen Killington Area
5

Beautiful Home in Vermont

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: May 22, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
We just returned form our long weekend stay at this renovated historic home in Castleton, Vermont, and we wish we could turn right around and go back!! What a wonderful, magical place it is. The area is incredible. The house is situated a short walk away from beautiful Lake Bomoseen and hiking trails to Love's Marsh. We went on a hike through the woods to see the historic grotto, and encountered such wonderful flora and fauna. And there is even an incredible croquet field and large outside fire pit! A short drive brought us to an historic Revolutionary War site, a hike to a public Japanese garden with waterfalls, and our destination of purpose, Castleton State College - in short, every thing we could have wanted in a beautiful, serene setting. And if the area isn't enticing enough, the house alone is worth the trip. The owners have thought of nearly everything. The house is beautiful and large but feels homey and cozy. Two gas fireplaces, comfy sofas and chairs in all the rooms. The bedding is divine, and we slept so comfortably and warm! The kitchen is open to an intimate sitting area and the large dining room with the most incredible view! The screened in porch is much larger than we expected and we enjoyed sitting there watching the sun set. Toys for the tots and spa-like bathrooms. The grounds are exquisite with plenty of outdoor seating to lounge on in the sun or in the shade. We could not have been happier there!
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the kind review, we're so glad that you enjoyed your stay at our beloved property and hope you are able to return soon.
business
Renovated Historic Lake Home Estate,Master Ste,Firepl.22+Acres, Pvt Waterfront
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p978759
+1 2066057878
Lake Bomoseen Killington Area
4

Great time at Bomoseen Lake House

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
The house was beautiful and clean. It was not too far from the mountain (we skied ant Killington for two days) and it was really quiet. It was perfect for our group of ten. We would definitely recommend this property to a friend or a relative and even come back ourselves.