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SNOW. SKI. EAT. DRINK. REPEAT Weddings and Winter Wonderland VT Style

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Bedrooms 5
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6 Bedrooms w/ Guest Cottage, 5 Bath Mountain Retreat w/ discount lift ticket

Luxury awaits in this custom crafted 4000’ log-home at the base forest of Jay Peak Ski Resort and within walking distance to a swimming hole. Built in 2007, the home has three living levels, and all levels have mountain views. Upon entering, you will see the craftsmanship and attention to detail in the home. The artwork alone makes this home a stand-out with many mesmerizing pieces by ourselves and local artists.

The top floor king master suite is complete with vaulted ceilings, beautiful mountain views as well as a slate furniture set. The private bathroom includes tile floors and Jacuzzi tub. The leather-Milano fold down on this floor includes a place for kids or single guests.

The main floor living room has a 52” 3D flat screen LED TV, DVD and surround sound.

Wide plank floors warm the kitchen‘s great room where you will enjoy the 20’ ceilings and huge windows with MT views. Relax in front of the massive fireplace after enjoying a meal in the dining room with seating for 16. The adjacent chef’s kitchen boasts quartz countertops, a flattop range, wall oven, microwave and smoker. The cooking essentials are fully stocked and the kitchen is well thought out with high end products. The suite on this floor includes the use of the corner Jacuzzi bath with heated large tile floors and custom cabinetry.

The bottom floor showcases a pool table, 46” 3D LED TV, stereo, surround sound and stunning MT views. This floor includes a Queen Master suite with vaulted ceilings. The private bath has heated tile floors, lots of storage, and custom cabinetry. The other third floor bedrooms has two queen beds and share a full bathroom with heated tile floors.

The front deck has panoramic views of the Lowell Mountain range and a bird’s eye shot of Jay Peak’s tram. You are literally above the tree tops.

Enjoy every comfort of home at this stunning mountainside gem. Every attention to detail has been observed, down to IPod docking stations in every bedroom, and WiFi with a fax/printer/scanner when available. Internet can be spotty in rural VT.

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible

Kristen and Jason Sotherden
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
September 24, 2016
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About Kristen and Jason Sotherden

A raving adventure at 'Tranquility Lodge VT' is like no other vacation you’ve ever experienced. Journey to our private mountaintop home, and you’ll find incomparable North East Kingdom Mountain views, pampering accommodations, hiking trails and warm hospitality. When you arrive -you will feel like you've made it home!

Our secluded home is located just outside the Village of Jay, Vermont- about 50 minutes North and East of Burlington, VT or 10 min from the Canadian Border and has been available for weddings and VT enthusiasts since January of 2013.

Why here? We both have a love and appreciation for the outdoors and VT’s landscape and culture. Some call it the simple mountain life. We certainly appreciate it- much like many of our guests.

We have had great families and friends that have all left a mark on us in some way. It’s the best part of owning and operating a vacation rental.

There is a lot of joy in learning about each group who comes but also the business side of–what makes people appreciate traveling. We have been fortunate enough to travel to a few places, both of us have worked in Operations and understand management and people from two different perspectives. All of these things have leant themselves to why we put a good show on here!

We are available to guests as they stay. We act as a personal concierge to you before and during your stay. We truly love it.

Our reviews speak for themselves and we are fortunate to be a Mountain excursions are easy and a wonderful option. We will be happy to make arrangements or point you in the right direction. Come experience our hidden and secluded mountaintop setting and discover the treasures the crowds have yet to find.

Kristen and Jason Sotherden purchased this house in 2012

Why Kristen and Jason Sotherden chose Northeast Kingdom

The Views!!! The house is located in the middle of everything we love to do. We can get to Jay Peak, Crystal lake Park, Lake Willoughby, Burke Mountain, Stowe, Burlington, and Canada in 1 hour or less in every direction.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I had come with a group of 12 friends to Vermont and we stayed in this apartment during the peak fall foliage season. The apartment was great and it was in excellent condition when we arrived there. Though our group spent most of our time outdoors, we really had a good time when we were in the house. The description of the house in AirB&B was accurate and in fact, it exceeded our expectations as well. I strongly recommend this vacation home, specially if you are coming with a large group of friends.
Oct 2014
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SNOW. SKI. EAT. DRINK. REPEAT Weddings and Winter Wonderland VT Style
average rating of 4.882353 based on 25 reviews

Could not have been better!!

  • 5 of 5

You will not only love this place, but the people who own it. Tranquility lodge is a beautiful house on a great piece of property. Kristen and Jason could not have been cooler.

The house is big, clean and well equipped. We had fun skiing at Jay, riding our snowmobiles on the property and going for hikes.

One night, we returned home from dinner in town to a roaring outdoor fire pit. Very thoughtful.

Could not have been better!!

  • Submitted: Feb 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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Wish I could live there!

  • 5 of 5

Great place for a large family gathering with awesome views. The house is very nice and has everything you would want. The chicken coup, pool table and fire pit were big hits with our group. We took advantage of the local outdoor activities; hit a couple of swimming holes and two mountain climbs, one to the top of Jay Peak!!

Looking forward to going back next year.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Just perfect!

  • 5 of 5

This location was just perfect! Owners were very helpful not that we really needed anything but we got the impression that they would do what it took to make our stay fabulous. And it was.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

One never knows just what to expect, that makes going somewhere like this a bit hard to do. Tranquility was just perfect for us, the kids even liked the nearby chicken coup. We all had a great time, not a gripe or grumble from any or our friends that met us there.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Fantastic long weekend at Tranquility Lodge...

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Kristen and Jason's home for a long weekend in March. The property is beautiful and so very comfortable-there is nothing you want or need once you arrive. There is plenty of space (we have a large group of 16 with lots of teens) to spread out; the kids hung out playing pool in the basement and the rest of us drank wine at their spacious kitchen table, or in front of the fireplace. Oh yes and we skied, too. Our first time at Jay Peak and we were not disappointed. Everyone was very friendly-no pretense to be found! We did not find the ride to the mountain to be a big deal at all; very easy to get to and under 30 minutes. And yes, the beds really are super comfy. The property is in pristine condition and super clean. We would definitely come back. Thank you Kristen and Jason, great customer service.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
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A Perfect Weekend!

  • 5 of 5

This was an incredible weekend all around! Kristen and Jason are wonderful hosts, very responsive and make sure that you have everything you need from the time you arrive until the time you leave (which we didn't want to do). We could have stayed for another week!! This is such a peaceful and beautiful property. Spacious, clean, with all the amenities one could ask for. We had so much fun cooking in their gourmet kitchen! You can count on everything they have described in their description and more. The location was perfect, only 25 min from Jay Peak. The moment we left we started looking at our calendars to figure out the next time we could come back! It's truly a little slice of heaven!

Thank you Kristen and Jason for having us hope to see you again in the summer!

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
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Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Factory
Church Street
Shelburne Farms
Vermont State House
Vermont Pub & Brewery of Burlington
Waterfront Park
Magic Hat Brewing Company
Willough Vale Inn & Rstrnt
Crystal Lake State Park
Four Corners swimming hole
The Parker Pie Co.
"Best Pizza, Atmosphere and Beer Selection! Not your ordinary place! "
Nearest Airport
58.2 Miles
Burlington International Airport
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Jay Village Inn
Nearest Ferry
70 Miles
Lake Champlain
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Jay Peak.
Nearest Train
55 Miles
St Albans Train Station
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Rte 100 and Rte 58. All/4-wheel drive recommended.
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Cajun Snack Bar (Seasonal)
Nearest Ski
12 Miles
Jay Peak plus the hosue!
Nearest Beach
11 Miles
Willoughby, Memphremagog, and Crystal Lakes w/in
Car: necessary

This 4000 sq ft Jay Peak gem, is just 12 miles from Jay Peak Resort, has a 360 ˚view and features modern log-home appeal w/ 5 or 6 plus bedrooms and 5 baths. Tranquility Lodge VT, with its high end appointments and a gourmet kitchen are sure to please guests looking for luxury accommodations, vast mountain views and being just steps from the Tamarack River where fresh-cold Mountain water can change the entire day’s outlook.

This property is an adventurer’s paradise. Guests may enjoy VAST access, cross country ski and snowshoe trails on 40 acres, or work out in the equipped Jay Peak inspired work out room located in the common outdoor garage. Ask your hosts, Jason or Kristen, for private ski lessons, Jeep Ride Excursion on the heady back roads, or snowmobile rides up to Jay Peak’s front door. You can get meals pre-prepared or made in front of you with lessons or head into the heart of the NEK for dining, shopping and entertainment. Wreath making classes, family phot shoots, and all the fire wood you need for camp fires are all things guests have come to enjoy from owner operated Tranquility Lodge VT.

From the moment you enter, guests are treated to a grand experience, with vaulted ceilings throughout the home, a gourmet kitchen, custom cabinets, large island eatery, and stainless steel appliances. The kitchen comes fully stocked with all the amenities and staples you will need to be comfortable.

There are two spacious dining and living room areas. The showcasing main living room has cathedral ceilings with full ceiling to floor windows that bring in rays of natural sunlight and open to great views. Step out onto either the fully screened porch or onto the open deck form the living room. Dining table seats 8-10. Large sectional couch and 52” flat screen 3D-TV w/ every station imaginable and a Blue-ray player.

All beds have, including fold downs, high end linens and include access to private baths, some featuring large Jacuzzi tubs. Include the guest cottage, Owls Head, with your rental for a 6 bedroom Lodge. The cottage is complete with Pine Cone Hill Bedding, ¾ bath, and kitchenette.

There is plenty to do with Jay Peak being right around the corner. Spring, summer, winter, and fall there is something to do in every season. Bring your friends and family and remember a family that plays together, stays together! That’s our motto and family and friends have made Tranquility Lodge VT a dream come true for us and our guests. Come play and stay with us!


Rates & Availability

Lowell House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring/Summer/Fall 2016
May 1 2016 - Nov 1 2016
1 night minimum stay
2016 Holiday
Dec 23 2016 - Jan 2 2017
1 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $300 + Tax
Owls Head $100 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Pet Fee $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

For cancellations that are after the 30 day window we will allow for guests to pick alternative days to come stay. We Only allow 2 pets to come!!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Lowell House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • River ...
  • Rural ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Guest Cottage- Owls Head - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1- Haystack's - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2- Belvidere's - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 3- Big Jay - toilet , combination tub/shower , HUGE bathoom
    Bottom Floor - toilet , combination tub/shower , Shared between Little Jay bedroom and downstaors guests.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Guest Cottage aka Owls Head Chalet (6th room) - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Guest Cottage can be included for 100/night fee.
    Bedroom 1- Top Floor- aka Haystack - 1 king , Master Suite
    Bedroom 2- Main Floor- aka Belvidere - 1 queen , Master Suite
    Bedroom 3- bottom floor-aka Big Jay - 1 queen , Master Suites
    Bedroom 4- Bottom Floor- aka Little Jay - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5- Bottom Floor- aka Boneventure - 2 sleep sofa /futon , Private room off pool table-Great as a bunker for kids/singl
  • The home was built for comfort. Each room is spacious with plenty of rom for 1 or 2 queen air mattresses. With 4000 sq ft it doubles the size of a traditional 2000 sq ft home. Twice as much room as you expect. Could be an 8 bedroom house easy.
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski lift privileges
  • skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
DISCOUNT SKI TICKETS for 13-14 ski season. Adults (age 19+) 1-Day 2-Day 3-Day 4-Day 5-Day $61 $104 $147 $190 $223 Juniors (age 6-18) 1-Day 2-Day 3-Day 4-Day 5-Day $49 $80 $111 $142 $173

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