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Chris Simpson

Member since: 2005
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Speaks: english, spanish, mandarin

Lakefront Log Cabin, Perfect Vacation Retreat for any season

16 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Mount Snow Area Cabin Rental Photos and Description

Cabin, 4 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Lakefront log home, nestled in the woods. Charming cabin built in 1924 but modernized to make it an all season retreat. Peace and quiet abound in this pristine environment, but it is just a few short minutes to Wilmington, the Mount Snow resort area and the Marlboro Music Festival. Swimming, canoeing, kayaking or water-skiing are all available on the lake. A canoe is included. Lake Raponda is four miles from downtown Wilmington, a quaint New England village with a large variety of restaurants, shops, art galleries, and lively nightlife. The Blueberry Festival, and the Deerfield Valley Farmer’s Day Fair are unique to the area. There is a nearby flea market every saturday and sunday. It is an easy drive to the Manchester outlets, and night life abounds in the nearby resort area, or, just relax and watch the wildlife on the lake from the porch or enjoy a shoreline campfire. This home is suitable for couples, families and weekenders. Get away in time and space.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Chris Simpson (Owner)
Member since: 2005
Call Owner
Speaks: english, spanish, mandarin

About Chris Simpson

This is a family home that we have enjoyed since 1968. We have loved spending winters skiing here and summers swimming in the lake. It is often used for family reunions with members coming from as far away as California.

We have just begun sharing the wonderful peace of our home with renters. I am a retired school teacher who lives nearby and manages the property for my family.

Chris Simpson purchased this cabin in 1969

Why Chris Simpson chose Mount Snow Area

The proximity to the metropolitan areas in the northeast make for easy access to this property.

The local community of Wilmington, Vermont is friendly and has a wide variety of activities and amenities. Lake Raponda is a charming and peaceful spot. A place to enjoy nature, a truly Vermont experience. Ducks, Otters, Beavers, Kingfishers, Loons and Great Blue Herons are among the wildlife viewed from the lakeside porch. There is a variety of outdoor activities right outside the door, including swimming, hiking and ice skating in winter.

What makes this cabin unique

The living room of the cabin offers an antique Estey organ and an upright piano that you can enjoy playing and singing along to. Our cabin on the lake, is the place we come to in order to unplug from all the stresses of life. We have had family reunions here for 40 years, and a three weddings too!

Our favorite pastime is just sitting on the porch and watching all the activity on the lake after a nice brisk hike along the nearby trails.

In the evening we enjoy being together as a family playing a variety of board games and puzzles, which are available at the cabin.


based on 16 traveler reviews

Lakefront Log Cabin, Perfect Vacation Retreat for any season
average rating of 4.8125 based on 16 reviews
Upton, MA

The most wonderful month of July

  • 5 of 5

Spent the most wonderful full month of July on the bucolic lake with our whole family including 4 grandchildren. The large porch overlooking the lake was our relaxing roost from morning coffee and yoga to evening sunsets and campfires at the lake's edge. The kids still talk about playing the piano, organ, and their first rotary phone and record player. Every game they played and the different duck families that visited daily are fond memories. Wilmington has everything from the weekly flea market, gourmet restaurants, great diner, and Wahoo 's root beer floats. What a great summer we had!

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Dumont, NJ

Quintessential log cabin on Lake Raponda, VT

  • 4 of 5

Wonderful log cabin for a get away from it all vacation. The porch was so inviting it was hard to do anything else but rock and look out at the lake! Be wary of the stone steps however, even in the warmer months. Chris, the owner, was very helpful, prompt in her responses to email, and even met us at at the cabin when we arrived.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Family vacation

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the cottage for just over a month. It felt very homey and comfortable; the community is kind and inviting. Great access to town for shopping and dining; very close for winter fun including cross country skiing and hiking (a lot that we did right in the neighborhood). Also less than 20 min to My Snow. Other ski areas not too far either. Plenty of room for family and friends; great open layout with lots of bedrooms. Owner/ manager easy to work with and responds quickly to any questions or concerns. All around a great stay--- hated to leave.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Brooklyn, NY

Perfect Getaway From NYC

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I wanted to take a trip up to New England and found this perfect cabin to stay in! It's less than 4 hours away from NYC and yet you feel like you're in another world. We built a fire right next to the lake and enjoyed the scenic views all afternoon. If you want true New England vacation, I'd recommend this cabin to anyone! Can't wait to go back this winter, spring, and summer!

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet and quaint

  • 5 of 5

This cabin was nothing but wonderful and I highly recommend staying here for a long, nature filled weekend! The cabin was clean and accommodating... provided everything week needed. It was very authentic, had a lovely view of the lake, fire pit, large back porch and plenty of room for a large family. It was within a few minutes of a great grocery store. I had no complaints about our weekend!

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Travel back to a peaceful time

  • 5 of 5

We first stayed at the cabin in the summer of 2010 and returned in 2011! The 1924 cabin is very charming, neat and tidy, and homey. It feels like you are traveling back in time. We practically lived on the front porch with shade and breezes from the lake below. Being at the end of the lake was peaceful and private. We enjoyed using the canoe and taking a swim from the dock. We walked the roads in the area and found old homesteads and great views. The location was perfect for getting to a farm stand and into Wilmington, Brattleboro and beyond. We call it Lake RaypondAhhhhhhh.

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
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Owner's Response: We have had so many wonderful family gatherings here, and now we are enjoying sharing our cabin on the lake with others.
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Roadhouse Restaurant
"Good spot for a hearty winter dinner. "
"Excellent breakfast. Do not miss the Berry Berry Pancakes!"
The Anchor
Jezebel's Eatery
"Recommended for lunch and light dinner fare. "
Nearest Airport
62 Miles
Albany, New York
Nearest Barpub
3.9 Miles
Downtown Wilmington
Nearest Golf
5.6 Miles
Haystack Golf Club
Nearest Train
17 Miles
Brattleboro, Vermont
Nearest Motorway
16 Miles
Interstate 91
Nearest Restaurant
3.9 Miles
Downtown Wilmington
Nearest Ski
9.8 Miles
Mount Snow
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Public Beach on Lake Raponda
Car: necessary

Snow shoeing, Ice Fishing


Rates & Availability

Wilmington Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 1 2016 - Sep 5 2016
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Property Damage Protection $59
Pet Fee $50
cleaning $150
Tax Rate 10.0%

$200 price reduction for each additional month rental. Book now for the best availability.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Mount Snow Area Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Rural ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1.5
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1), Bunk Beds (4)
  • Books
  • Games
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • bowling center
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Lakefront porch, Dock, Canoes, Log Cabin Charm, Antique Estey Parlor Organ, Upright Piano, Large selection of books and games, Linens available

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