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Absolutely The Best Location on Silver Lake..

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Wonderful Lakefront Cape just 25 steps to the water!

This newly renovated home has the best of both worlds. Set on nearly 3 acres of private land. On beautiful Silver Lake, a small and quiet lake where there are mainly swimmers and kayakers and the occasional small sail boat and no enjoy the peace and quiet.

Before we even talk about how Absolutely Fabulous the house is, let’s talk about what’s included on the outside!

We have 4 kayaks on site for you, 2 paddleboards and a 4 man pedal boat for your use. A duck boat for the fishermen out there and 2 rods on site!! Also, there’s a dock and 10 feet out a swim float dock and endless amounts of fun in the making!! Plus, we have life jackets too...So really all you need to do is bring your suitcases.

We also have a Sunfish laser sail boat, (available for an additional fee and requires proof of basic sailing proficiency.)

Now let’s get to the really good stuff!! The house location & the house

Set on nearly 3 acres of private land with over 450 feet of owned lake frontage, open meadow, stonewalls and gardens all within walking distance to the country store, post office and Silver Lake State Park. Please note, this property is best suited for 3 adult couples, or a family with 4 children as there is a twin bunk bed in basement area with its own sitting room and TV!

The house has a deck large wrap around deck with a covered screened in porch, that makes this a great year-round retreat!

Interior features: Main level is open plan with a State of the art kitchen, fully equipped with every utensil imaginable. Dining room and sitting room looking out to the lake with a with a beautiful gas, fired fire in the main sitting/dining area to add ambiance to chilly winter evenings and plenty of sunlight year-round and endless views. A large TV in the sitting room area

Also on the main floor is the master bedroom also with TV

Upstairs, there are 2 bedrooms, one king sized and the other has a queen-sized bed...Both bedrooms have TVs. Also on the second floor is a bathroom with a step in shower.

A separate laundry room situated on basement level with washer dryer plus iron & ironing board and cleaning equipment.

In summer relax, sit on the dock and fish for largemouth bass, northern pike, pumpkin seed sunfish, yellow perch, and rock bass, while the kids play and swim in beautiful quiet surroundings, or take out a kayak or pedal boat….

In winter, skate or cross-country ski the lake (Ice depth permitting) or ice fish…

State Park with facilities including beach, boat rentals and snack bar is a 5 minute kayak away.

Cross country, snowshoe or hiking.

'Suicide Six Ski Area' is family oriented ski mountain, owned by The Woodstock Inn, is just 8 minutes away.

In Woodstock, 15 minutes by car will gain access to a: grocer, baker, butcher, pharmacy, clothing boutiques, jewelry store, book shops and many restaurants, both casual & formal also art and antique galleries.

With extensive recreational facilities open to public, including Robert Trent Jones golf course/ spa / indoor pool plus the Billings Farm Museum and shops and restaurants.

Why here: Woodstock & its surrounding community were recently listed in the New York Times as one of the twenty most desirable communities in the USA! Really we have it all here!

Beautiful at foliage season.

Beautiful year round.

Experience New England and all it's history.

6 major ski resorts and 5 golf courses within 1 hr. White River is just 10 minutes away, providing tubing and fly fishing.

Hanover New Hampshire and Dartmouth College 35 minutes, and only 10 minutes to Rte 89.

With the GMHA in South Woodstock just a 25 drive from the front door, you can be at the horse trials in a jiffy.

Other Activities: Fly-fishing, tubing, and snowmobiling

The Village of Quechee, just 20 minutes away is the home of Simon Pierce glass blowing fame and excellent tourist sites, art galleries and antique shops. Killington Mt, and many other ski resorts, are also within a quick drive. The Barnard area is great all 4 seasons, offering winter sports, summer beauty, spring sightseeing, and fall foliage. Also, within an hour, are the state capital, Montpelier, and Burlington, a vibrant college town with much to offer by way of shopping and site seeing. Woodstock is home to the Billings Farm and Museum, a fantastic operating museum/dairy farm annexed to the Rockefeller mansion and National Park consisting of 900 pristine acres for hiking and horseback riding.

How to get here and where we are: Easily reached by bus, train, or plane, Burlington, Manchester and Boston are our nearest airports.

Barnard is only a 1/2-hour drive from Dartmouth College or White River Jct.

1 hour from Burlington Airport

1 1/2 hours from Manchester Airport

2 1/2 hours from the Boston Airport and only 5 hours driving from New York City.

What you can do: Swimming, Kayaking, fishing, shopping, relaxing, skiing, horse riding

Enjoy golf, tennis, antiquing, health club, and theater.

Visit the Quechee Gorge, climbing wall, and lift-serviced Mountain.

Biking and Adventure Center at Killington.

Additionally, with the Appalachian Trail, Silver Lake, and GMHA, you have easy access to many other outdoor activities including, hiking, swimming, boating, fishing and horseback riding.


In winter ski Suicide Six (8-minute drive),

Killington (30 min to gondola),

Pico (40 min),

Okemo (50 min).


Woodstock Country Club 15 minutes away open to public.

Quechee Country Club (2 courses) 20 minutes away. A Private Course, but can arrange tee time through owner who is a member.

Green Mountain National 25 minutes away open to public.

Killington Golf Course 30 minutes away open to public.

Windsor Golf Course 30 minutes away open to public.

Montague Golf Club 35 minutes away open to public

Okemo Country Club 50 minutes away open to public.

More Details

Debbie Ennis
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, spanish, Basic French
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 24, 2017

About Debbie Ennis

Having worked for 15 years in the hospitality industry, I appreciate that clients want me to be available at all times during their stay but not to be intrusive, just call me if you need me. This is your chance to have quality private time with your family and friends but know there is someone available for any needs you should have during your stay.

Debbie Ennis purchased this house in 2012

Why Debbie Ennis chose Eastern Vermont


What makes this house unique

Lakefront tranquility with all water sports equipment provided and just a short drive away from so many attractions, this property has it all....


Barnard House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Master bedroom
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , basement playroom
  • Both bathrooms have been remodeled with tiled step in showers and rain shower heads.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Additional twin bunk beds for children in basement play area
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Pedal Boat
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Please note that this is a residence and can not be used for events such as weddings/parties etc


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Absolutely The Best Location on Silver Lake..
average rating of 4.962963 based on 27 reviews

Gorgeous lake front home

  • 5 of 5

We spent a brief few days here in July. We were 2 adults and 5 adult age children. This house is beautiful. We have rented many houses, and this was top notch. Fully stocked, super clean, all the bells and whistles. Pretty quiet area. The lake is small, but deep enough to swim off the dock - which is really important to us. Used the nice paddle boat and kayaks. Great open land. Spent a lot of time around the fire pit right at the waters edge. 9 miles to Woodstock - which is a nice little town. I would suggest getting your groceries before you get there. The nearest grocery store is in Woodstock and is SUPER expensive and not really big. The Barnard Inn had absolutely FABULOUS food. We took out from there one evening and could not believe how delicious it was. The Barnard General store is walkable and has all those supplies you forget. There is also a great barn on the way to Woodstock that has their own frozen meats. The bacon and maple sausages are great.

So if you are looking for a great spot to just relax and enjoy the view. This is it!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review..I am just so sorry the weather wasn't nicer for your stay! We hope you will visit again in the near future, have a wonderful summer Kindest regards Debs
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The Perfect Lake House

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at this charming lake house and it was without a doubt one of the nicest vacations we've ever had. The house was exactly as described, all of the rooms were beautiful, the house had everything we needed, including boats/kayaks for the lake!

The view from the house is breathtaking, it has a lovely garden and great view of the lake. We went in the lake swimming every day and there's some fantastic walks around the area. Also the little shop near the house was fantastic and had everything you could need.

Debbie was an amazing host. She answered all of our questions and made some great suggestions for things to do in the area. We can't wait to come back!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you had such a lovely holiday! Thank you for your kind words about the house and the hosting, we hope you will come back again next year..It was a pleasure to have you stay with us.. All the best Debs
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We love ❤️ this house

  • 5 of 5

The house is perfect. We have been coming for 3 years and the transformation/renovations are amazing. It just keeps getting bettter. The vibe on Silver Lake is just what we D.C. folks need. When we aren't hiking our dogs swim non -stop in the lake. Debbie is a delight. She has stocked the house with everything. We've stayed in a lot of VRBO homes and no hospitality compares to Debbie's.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Amy for your lovely review, we are so happy you liked all the changes...we hope we will have a few more nice surprises for you on your return next year. Hope you have a wonderful summer, Debs
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Absolutely Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

Great location! Great house! Great all around

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

5 Star!!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful fall colors

  • 4 of 5

The house is situated looking over a lake, in a great location for hiking and visiting nearby Woodstock.

It was comfortable and furnished with everything we needed.

In the morning we would walk to the Barnard General store, pick up warm scones, the WSJ and NY Times, delightful.

The only issue we had was low water pressure in the upstairs shower (but the owner assured us that the plumbing was to be redone in 2017).

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Lebanon/30 minutes Burlington 1 hour 15 minutes
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Woodstock Country Club
Nearest Train
10 Miles
White River Junction
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
I 89
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Suicide 6
Car: necessary

This is your opportunity to stay on Silver Lake in the quaint village of Barnard, in one of its most charming homes.

Spectacular views from this wonderful lakefront Cape overlooking the entire lake from a grassy knoll, this home has the best of all worlds. Set on 2 and a half acres of private land.

Over 450 feet of owned lake frontage, open meadow, stonewalls and gardens all within walking distance to the country store, post office and Silver Lake State Park.

Kayaks and a pedal boat are on site for your enjoyment.

Why here: Woodstock & its surrounding community were recently listed in the New York Times as one of the twenty most desirable communities in the USA! Really we have it all here!

Beautiful at foliage season.

Beautiful year round.

Experience New England and all it's history.


Rates & Availability

Barnard House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer/Fall 2017
May 31 2017 - Sep 7 2017
3 night minimum stay
Foliage Season
Sep 29 2017 - Oct 14 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer/Fall 2018
May 26 2018 - Sep 8 2018
3 night minimum stay
Foliage Season
Sep 28 2018 - Oct 14 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Security/Damage Deposit $500
Cleaning $175
Tax Rate 9.0%

Christmas 1 week minimum rental & Additional charge of $200.00 for all public holidays & foliage season
$10.00 per pet per night.
Cancelation Policy:10 weeks before arrival full refund of security deposit. If cancelled between 10 to 5 weeks before arrival, full refund of rental money but security deposit retained. If cancelled 5 weeks to arrival week security deposit & 25% of rental money retained

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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