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Lakefront Log Cabin, Perfect Vacation Spot for Winter season fun.

21 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
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Wilmington Cabin Rental Photos and Description

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

Book for a winter season rental for skiing or snowboarding at Mount Snow now!!

Only 15 minutes to the slopes. 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.

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Chris Simpson
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, spanish, mandarin
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Calendar last updated:
October 7, 2016

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 21 traveler reviews

Lakefront Log Cabin, Perfect Vacation Spot for Winter season fun.
average rating of 4.857143 based on 21 reviews

Charming home

  • 5 of 5

Charming lake house in a private location! Took the canoe out on the water several times and loved watching our dogs dip in and out of the water! Had difficulty getting the wifi to work, but in the end it didn't matter much since we spent most of our time outside by the water.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the input on the wifi. We have worked all the bugs out of the system and it works fine.
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We had a wonderful time at this cabin. Everything was perfect.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful long weekend at this cabin. The house is full of warmth, and so comfortable. The lake was beautiful and we enjoyed sitting on the porch both morning and evening. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and can't wait to go back. What a lovely place.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful lakeside cottage!

  • 5 of 5

I loved our stay on Lake Raponda. The cottage is fairly spacious and very beautiful in a somewhat rustic sort of way. We hosted a big family reunion from this house and two other rentals in the area in August. There was plenty of room to cook for and feed 25 people and hang out on the incredible porch. I sat on that porch just looking out at the lake for hours. We also canoed all over the lake. A lovely vacation. The only negative is that the walls are quite thin. From our bedroom, we could hear every little sound from the bedroom next door. Otherwise perfect.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Idyllic Cabin with Resorative Properties!

  • 5 of 5

We were charmed with this property from the moment we arrived. The 1924 log cabin is full of artifacts from a time gone by. The cabin is spacious and over the course of 10 days we sometimes had two people there and sometimes 7. The additional 1/2 bath was nice to have. The living room was spacious with three sofas and there was a kitchen table as well as a game table. The outdoor porch overlooking the Lake was our favorite spot and we loved sitting, reading, and eating there, especially at the golden time of day from late afternoon into the evening. We all appreciated the piano and organ and spent some hours playing on both throughout our time there. The neighborhood around the lake is very friendly as are the ducks, the loons, and the bullfrogs who serenaded us nightly. We also saw a beaver several times swimming by. That end of Lake Raponda is quiet and has some plant life which is tricky to swim through. We all love to swim and would either just make our way through or use our kayak or paddle board to go the short distance to clear waters. It is a beautiful lake. The area has lots to do- mountain climbing, antiquing, fishing, kayaking, but my favorite activity was just hanging out at the cabin. There is no tv or DVD player, but the wifi service is decent if you need it. Chris was very responsive to all questions and concerns and met us on the day we arrived. Wish we didn't have to leave!

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

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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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Wilmington 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
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1.5
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen 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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