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Newly Built Log Home on Private Waterfront with Breathtaking Views

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay nights

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Details
Property
cabin
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
nights

Description

Westmore Cabin Rental Photos and Description

2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 6

This beautiful custom log home is poised to share the beauty of the Kingdom through it's glass gable end.Panoramic views of Bald Hill Mountain and Bald Hill Pond can be appreciated from almost every room.Stocked with rainbow trout,the pond is a true recreation area with no large motorboats allowed; a canoe and 2 kayaks are available to launch from the private dock for your summer time adventures.Skiing - 20 min. to Burke Mountain.Biking - 15 min. to the best N.E. trails.Surrounded by 934 acres of wildlife preservation, no matter your choice of play,Tall Tales Lodge will make your Vermont vacation unforgettable.

Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Owner
Michael
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, greek
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
October 31, 2016
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Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)

Newly Built Log Home on Private Waterfront with Breathtaking Views
average rating of 4.8125 based on 16 reviews
2

Beautiful BUT......

  • 2 of 5

Property was as nice as expected and was the saving grace of the experience.

Communication with the owner was a nightmare. Booked a rental, was only able to book sat-sat (not specified in listing), I requested three times to book additional days to extend our vacation and finally learned two days before our check in date that we could go ahead with additional days. Owner stated he would give me a verdict on additional days, but never followed through with his word. I felt like I was begging to give them a few hundred more dollars.

I also had to contact the owner to inquire about directions, procedures, and steps to get to and gain access to the lodge. His response? "I thought I sent that." I received that response a couple of times when I requested info.

I also had to request back my security deposit. There was no word 11 days after we vacated if we would receive a full refund or not. I, again, had to contact the owner to push him to refund my check.. pretty ridiculous. And the kicker? It was addressed to a "miss" not the "Mr." that I am.

It was an absolute shame the communication was so lousy. It didnt ruin the vacation, just left a sour taste in my mouth prior to the vacation and left it sour once we left. Its unfortunate as we wish we could go back. But you wont catch us there under this ownership.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Courtney, Michael and I have had nothing but 5 star reviews D.B.A. Tall Tales Lodge, and prior to the new cabin we rented the antique school house for 20+ years with most families returning year after year. One couple from CT. has been staying for 2-3 weeks for nearly 2 decades. We do only rent from Saturday to Saturday during our busiest times as noted on our webpage, but we always try and accommodate our guests and their needs. During the spring and in November & December we will rent a weekend or a minimum of 3 nights during the week. If you read the many reviews, you'll see that Michael is very informative and tries to be as helpful as possible. He is always accessible to answer questions about the cabin itself or the many things to do and places to see in the area. He always calls the day of arrival to make sure the guests are happy with the accommodations and to find out if they have everything that they need. If he is not able to reach our guests on the first day he continues trying during the week just to check in. It has always been of the utmost importance to us that our guests enjoy their stay. It truly does make us happy to hear about everyone’s discoveries and adventures in the Kingdom and that they leave with wonderful memories of their vacation at Tall Tales Lodge. Let me end by saying that I am very sorry that you felt communication did not meet your expectations. Also, please forgive my mistake of addressing you as Ms. Courtney Carnahan and not the mister that you are. I have a niece named Courtney and since I never spoke to you, I just assumed…..Again, I apologize. Sincerely, Linnea
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5

Incredible location to completely get away

  • 5 of 5

Approximately a 10-15 minute ride off of Route 5A, this cabin is situated on Bald Hill Pond, which lies east of beautiful Lake Willoughby. When my wife and two very young daughters arrived, we knew we had a great spot for the week. My 2 year old was in awe at the sight of the pond when we got there. Inside, the place is immaculate. The entire cabin is constructed out of wood - you can see the attention to detail put into it.

Everything you need is available to you - just bring your own food and towels, and you're good to go. The pictures in the listing just don't do the cabin nor the location justice. I looked forward to waking up every morning to the cool, clean air while looking out onto the foggy pond at the loons.

I also did some fishing, albeit unsuccessfully in the provided canoe. Most of the time I was the only person on the pond.

There was no WiFi there and barely any reception which was slightly inconvenient for local research, but I realized in the end made the separation better. Even when we got reception in our travels I avoided the connection.

Also, with the 2 little ones, the grassy area led to some stairs to a beach area that was very shallow where they could play in the water.

We loved this place and can't wait to get back. This is a very special place that is likely amazing any time of year.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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North Smithfield, RI
5

Fantastic vacation in an idyllic setting

  • 5 of 5

When we first found this listing on HomeAway, we knew we were in for a real treat. The posted pictures of the home are beautiful but being there is even more magical. From the quiet seclusion, to the beautifully decorated and clean lodge to the beauty of the pond and all its wildlife, this is the place to stay when in the Northeast Kingdom. The owners are excellent to deal with and provide detailed information for the home and recommendations for local eateries, food shopping and activities. We found this to be very helpful, especially when travelling with children. If you love to canoe, kayak, fishing and hike, there could not be a better spot. We enjoyed getting up early and having a cup of coffee on the dock or in the nice screened porch then heading outside for a day on the pond. There really is no reason to leave except for some food shopping; although we did venture out to see some of the local towns like St. Johnsbury. They have very nice natural history museum there that our 2 year old son really enjoyed. There are many more positive things that I could say, but you need to experience Tall Tales Lodge for yourself. You won't be disappointed. We are already looking forward to staying again and listening for the call of the loons.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Heaven!

  • 5 of 5

We loved this location and home. We had the most relaxing and peaceful vacation ever. If you want quiet and relaxation this is the perfect spot. Just bring the food and everything else is right there. The home was very clean and new. We hope to go back next summer. We enjoyed the pond, kayaking, hiking, running the dirt roads and trails, fishing, observing the loon on the pond, swimming and having coffee on the dock in the early quiet mornings. We were sad to leave and look forward to another vacation there in the future.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Secluded Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Private paradise on a pond. Beautiful, quiet cabin. Great location. Great amenities. Loved paddling on the pond, hiking up to the fire tower. Loved the seclusion and quiet.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Everything we hoped it would be and MORE!

  • 5 of 5

Our family had the privilege of spending a week at Tall Tales Lodge. The whole experience far exceeded our expectations. The cabin is lovely, spotless, and cozy. Every need was thought of and met from the kitchen appliances to the canoe to wood in the wood box when we arrived. The mountain hikes were fabulous, and walks on the snow mobile trails right out the front door were relaxing and beautiful. Our kids loved exploring the woods, brook and lake. Looking back at pictures we took last week, I still can’t believe that we had the chance to spend a week in such a lovely spot. Tall Tales Lodge is a get-away spot that most would think only exists in a book or a movie. It was perfect!

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Willoughvale Inn on Lake Willoughby
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Newark
Nearest Motorway
18 Miles
rt 91
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Junipers
Nearest Ski
6 Miles
Burke Mountain
Car: necessary

Rates & Availability

Westmore Cabin Rental Rates

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 9.0%

Rentals are Saturday to Saturday
9% VT Tax, $100.00 cleaning fee, & $300.00 returnable security deposit

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
Available arrival
Available stay (no arrival)
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Amenities

Westmore Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower , 4 foot shower, vanity, & linen closet.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , 2 twin beds and a bunk bed in loft.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Full - size futon in livingroom.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat Dock
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • skiing
  • swimming
Notes:
*2 kayaks , 1 canoe, 2 life jackets available. Renter must bring childrens' and additional life jackets. * Firewood and kindling supplied along with extra propane tanks for gas grill . *Golfing near-by. *Firepit facing the mountains. *Kayak, bike rentals,and outdoor guides available in East Burke. *Stepping Stone Spa and Junipers restaurant on beautiful Darling Hill Road only 8 mi. from cabin. *Kingdom Trails Network is 100 miles for mountain biking,trail running,hiking,walking,nature study,cross country skiing,back country skiing and snowshoeing. *Jay Peak w/ Pumphouse indoor waterpark less than an hour. *Corn Maze in Danville opens August 1st *Restaurants: Bailiwicks in St. Johnsbury Parker Pie Company in Glover Junipers in Burke Tamarac Grill at Burke Mountain

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