Destination guide

From romance to adventure on Lake Willoughby

Perhaps you want to get the romance flowing with some sunset moments to share on the deck of a rustic lakeside cabin? Perhaps you're after a Vermont getaway with a difference, up in the far-flung northern reaches of New England? Perhaps you're looking to immerse the whole family in nature, making use of wild Lake Willoughby vacation rentals with their roaring wood fires and national forests for a garden? Whatever it is, this beautiful stretch of glowing blue-green water beneath carved Mount Pisgah is sure to have you covered...

Things to do

Lake Willoughby offers natural draws

Lake Willoughby is hailed as one of the real jewels of Vermont's Northeast Kingdom. Glimmering and glistening in green-blue hues beneath its surrounding cliffs and forest-clad mountains, one of its main attractions is the Willoughby Lake Beach – a long stretch of glowing sand that runs along its northern banks. Then there's the Willoughby State Forest in the south, which encompasses the sculpted tops of Mount Pisgah and Mount Hor, and packs in enchanting walking trails and lookouts. Little Westmore is also worth a stop, known for its welcoming vibes and hearty New England gastropubs.


At one with nature in Lake Willoughby

Lake Willoughby vacation rentals on the water's edge offer a chance to really surround yourself with the serene natural backcountry of northern New England. You'll have chances to meditate to the sound of swaying oak trees. You'll have kayaks waiting on your private jetties. You'll have walking trails weaving from your doorstep and up to the tops of the surrounding peaks. And when you need a dose of civilization, there's always hearty local towns, loaded with enticing country inns and grill houses and pubs.


Seek summer solitude in Lake Willoughby

Although the warmer months of the summer, between June and August, are the peak times to visit Lake Willoughby, you're still likely to discover seclusion and solitude in this shimmering gem of northern Vermont. Whether you're in search of a romantic bolthole beneath Mount Hor, or want family-friendly Lake Willoughby vacation rentals with waterside access, you can rest assured that the stays here are sufficiently spread out enough to allow for real immersion in nature no matter the season.

Natural features

Lake Willoughby is surrounded by natural beauty

A trip to Lake Willoughby takes you deep into the very northern reaches of New England. With the Canadian border just 20 miles to the north, you'll be bedding down in one of the more remote corners of Vermont. That only adds to the beauty of the glorious natural surroundings of the lake, which range from sandy beaches on the north shore to dense groves of oak and beech and maple trees on the peaks to the south. And talking of peaks, the Willoughby State Forest is home to the iconic heights of Mount Pisgah, where falcon-spotted Pulpit Rock juts overhead.

Can I find a vacation rental around Lake Willoughby?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 64 vacation rentals near Lake Willoughby. From 27 Houses to 24 Cottages, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Lake Willoughby for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Lake Willoughby?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Lake Willoughby. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Island Pond: 18 vacation rentals
  • Canada: 31,207 vacation rentals
  • New England: 38,731 vacation rentals
  • Quebec: 5,851 vacation rentals
  • Burke: 124 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Lake Willoughby! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Lake Willoughby?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Lake Willoughby:

  • Burke: 124 rentals
  • Jay: 126 rentals
  • Greensboro: 69 rentals
  • Newport: 76 rentals
  • Saint Johnsbury: 103 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Lake Willoughby?

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Lake Willoughby. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Burke Mountain Ski Area: 171 rentals
  • Lake Salem Beach House: 117 rentals
  • Haskell Free Library and Opera House: 95 rentals
  • Orleans Country Club: 243 rentals
  • Great Vermont Corn Maze: 191 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Lake Willoughby listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.