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Nestled In The Pine Trees, On The Shore Of Lake Champlain

Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, 4 Sleeps

Bigelow Cabin Was Originally Constructed In The Late 1800's As A Fishing Cabin. Of Course, Being The First Cabin Built On The Property, They Selected The Best Spot! It Is Right On The Water (if You Had A Long Enough Pole, You Could Almost Fish Out Of The Living Room Window). Bigelow Is Rustic But Updated, As There Have Been Several Remodels And Additions Since It Was Originally Built. It Has 2 Bedrooms (one With A Double Bed, And One With Two Singles, A Living/dining Room, A Screened Porch, A Remodeled Bathroom And A Complete Kitchen. It Comes With The Shared Use Of Several Boats (a Pair Of Kayaks, A Canoe, And A Rowboat), As Well As A Picnic Spot With A Charcoal Grill. We Provide The Linens And Towels, To Make Your Stay As Carefree And Enjoyable As Possible.

Suzanne Hinsdale
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 6, 2018

Why Suzanne Hinsdale chose Ferrisburgh

Simply put, Bayview Farm is one of the most beautiful places on the planet. The Bay itself is quiet and relatively shallow, making it a bit warmer than other parts of the lake, and making for remarkable fishing, boating, and all forms of water sports.

What makes this cabin unique

Bayview Farm Is A Unique Property. It Was Originally One Of The Governors Lots In The Hampshire Grants (before Vermont Was Vermont) And Has Remained The Same Farm Ever Since (with One Very Minor Boundary Adjustment To Repair Crooked Lines). It Has Only Been Owned By Two Families Ever, And It Has Been Serving Guests Since 1890, When The Roof Was Raised In The Main House 'to Take In Borders'. The First Cabin Was Also Built Around That Time.

What This Translates To Now Is That The Place Has A Timeless Quality, A Place To Vacation Much Like People Have Been Doing For 100 Years. It Also Has A Stunning Natural Beauty That Caused It To Be Chosen So Long Ago As The Spot That The Governor Wanted To Keep For Himself. As Soon As You Arrive Here, You Are Immediately Struck With The Reasons Travelers And Locals Have Been Staying At Bayview Farm For Over A Century.


Ferrisburgh Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , and sink, of course
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • There is also a comfortable sleeping couch, which can accommodate one extra guest, if needed
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


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Nestled In The Pine Trees, On The Shore Of Lake Champlain
average rating of 4.7894735 based on 19 reviews

what hospitality!

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time. The hosts have created a beautiful environment for enjoying the lake.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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quiet beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

The cabin has a rustic feel to it , yet has all the basics that you need .

Quiet peaceful location overlooking the lake .

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Linger Lakeside

  • 4 of 5

Leaving the Texas heat for the month of August we headed for the cool of Vermont. We found the small living area and roomy screened porch on this little cabin a perfect retreat. There was such quiet that the lapping of wavelets just below the bedroom window often lulled us to sleep. If you are looking for quiet, peaceful seclusion, this is your spot. There are other cabins fairly close but because of the woods you can sip your morning coffee on the porch in you robe, with relative privacy. We also found the location ideal. You are just a hop, skip and a jump from groceries in Vergennes and an easy drive to Burlington for nicer restaurants and entertainment. We hit everything from the oxen pull at the state fair to a ferry ride to NewYork for lunch. On the more practical side, this is your basic lake cabin. There are no frills, no closets and the kitchen is a little limited and set up for only basic cooking needs. Since we were there a month and enjoy cooking we had to get creative, but for weekend camp type cooking, it would be fine. There is community BBQ equipment along with a nice assortment of water toys …. kayaks etc. available . Our biggest problem was Jim has mobility issues and parking is at the top of a little hill or if you park at the cabin you have to juggle a bit to get in and may have to move the car if someone wants by … which only happened once. For those with mobility issues, the ground is uneven, with fairly steep steps into the cabin … for most visitors it would not be a problem. There is a herd of cattle close by so that lends to the aromatic ambience from time to time. All and all, we had a lovely time with wonderful weather, a pretty view of the lake …it is a great place to work on your computer (they have wifi but no TV, just Netflix), write or just enjoy a good book.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We so love this place and can't recommend it enough.

  • 5 of 5

The location is fantastic...we loved being right on the lake.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We left yesterday and we miss it already. Calming, peaceful, and the wonderful sound of the lake when you fall asleep at night right out your window. It brings you back to the family cottages of times gone by. Suzanne could not have been a nicer host.

Carol Bishop Bulla and Dan Bulla

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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great lakeside escape!

  • 4 of 5

If you had a long enough fishing pole, you could fish from the living room! Beautiful views of the lake and the mountains, access to kayaks and a canoe, a terrific gas grill, close to Burlington, Vergennes and Middlebury. The cottage is nestled in the woods and is rustic (though it could have been a little cleaner). Great screened in porch for relaxing and reading. Cable and wifi worked great. Kitchen is a good size but could be better equipped (more utensils, pots/pans). Does include a stove, microwave, coffee maker and full sized fridge and space heaters for cool nights. Overall, we spent a great 5 days there! Would recommend!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Burlington Airport
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Charlotte Ferry(across Lake Champlain To New York)
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $45
Pet Fee $50
Damage Deposit $200

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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