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Private Lake access with beach, dock, camp sites, etc. Three bedrooms, 3 bathrooms on the lower level of a newly constructed home and a 1 to 2 bedroom efficiency with full bath on the upper level with a king-sized bed and a queen-sized bed. It features a convenient galley kitchen with a comfortable living room/dining room with a queen-sized sleeper couch. The master bedroom has a jacuzzi tub with a California king-sized bed. The second bedroom has a queen-sized bed with a private shower. The third bedroom is a queen-sized bed. There are beautiful views of Camels Hump and the Ricker Mountain Basin and access to a private beach on the Waterbury Lake, an 800+ acre lake, that abuts to 1000's of acres of State Forest. Great for weddings or corporate retreats! Rental cars and taxis available in the area if you would rather arrive by train or airplane.
We are Eric and Francine Chittenden, and we each grew up in Vermont. Eric is an ancestor of Vermont's 1st Governor, Thomas Chittenden. Francine was born in Quebec, and thus her 1st language is French. We both grew up on dairy farms. We got married in 1973, and founded the Cold Hollow Cider Mill in 1974, which rapidly evolved into one of Vermont's premier 'must-see' attractions. In 1980 we created Governor Tom's restaurant, an immensely popular eatery for 8 years. We sold the cider mill in 2000 to Paul & Gail Brown so that we could fulfill our growing 'bucket lists.' The mill continues to be very successful.
Currently Eric holds a license to sail as Captain on the largest ships in the world, and works primarily on the Hawaiian run as a deck officer. Francine is Director of Human Resources for the Vermont Foodbank.
Francine or Eric purchased this estate in 2000
Our 30-acre property is one of the most unique getaways in the Stowe / Central Vermont area, affording privacy, waterfront, great sledding hill, easy access to recreation activities; such as, 4 ski areas, hiking, biking, water sports, concerts, theaters, and much, much more.
Hot tub, sauna, pool table, high-speed internet, flat-screen cable TV, 4 bathrooms, 2 jacuzzi baths, outside shower, volley ball court, 1.5 mile hiking trail that follows a stream in the woods, use of small boats, private beach, fire pit for camp fire at the beach and close to the house, retreat cabin in the woods by the lake, ample parking, gas grill, no extra fees.
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Eric and Francine were accommodating, kind, and all around awesome people. We would have had no idea that other people lived in the house, except any time we needed help or had questions they were there within a few minutes. Their home and property are breath taking and the home made cider could make millions!!! Thank you so much for a great weekend!
We had a wonderful time, 6 couples with no kids for a getaway weekend! Between the hot tub and all the sledding we did in the backyard we had such a great time!!! Thanks Francine, she was easy to work with and we didn't even know she was next door!!
Great home, very clean! It has everything you may need even a pool table, a hot tub and a sauna. Only 15-20 minutes away from ski resort. We definitely want to go there again!
Our stay at Francine & Eric's home in Waterbury Center ranks among the best VRBO experiences we have had. The premises were perfect for our group of 8 (we could easily have had 2-3 more). Plenty of cooking and eating space; pool table and hot tub; large grill for our steaks; comfortable temperature; numerous beds and bathrooms. Also, Francine was available at a moment's notice if we had any questions and was up at dawn shoveling the pathways to give us access to our vehicles. The location was perfect for skiing/boarding at Sugarbush our first day and Stowe our second day.
A very comfortable home in a great location with lots of fun amenities for guests of all ages!
We were a group of 5 couples mid 50's and stayed for 2 nights over Veterans Day.Guys spent the day visiting several nearby breweries while the girls went to nearby Burlington for shopping.When we returned ,Francine had a fire all set up to go in the fire pit.The property was great and Francine was gracious and easy going.
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Lots of hiking trails; x-country skiing; snowshoeing; property abuts to 1000s of acres of State Forest Lands. Private beach and picnic area on the Waterbury Reservoir. In the winter, there are numerous x-country ski trails, snowshoe trails, and a short distance away, easy access to the VAST trails. We are just 6.5 miles from Stowe Village; 15 miles from the Sugarbush Ski area; 15 miles from Bolton Ski area. Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream Factory is just 3 miles from us. We are conveniently located near exit 10 off of Interstate 89.
Other Activities: canoeing and swimming