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Vermont Lakefront Paradise

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 2,700 sq. ft.
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Lake & mountain views from living/dining room and all 5 bedrooms

5 Bedroom 3 1/2 Bath Home Located on Chipman Lake (AKA Tinmouth Pond) in Tinmouth Vermont. The home features spectacular lake front and mountain views from almost every room, on every floor, and even has a 4th floor tower room for a bird's eye view of the entire lake. The home has 2 master suites and sleeps an additional 6 guests in the remaining three bedrooms. Guests can enjoy the well manicured landscape down to the lake, a rustic outdoor fireplace, a new 32 foot dock, and a finished game room in the basement, also with lake views.

Scott and Sam Lepley
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, german, limited German
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2017

About Scott and Sam Lepley

We live on the NJ coast, but have vacationed in Vermont for 28 years. As an architect, Scott designed this home to meet the needs of our varied family, although 2 sons now have their own homes nearby. Scott & Sam are both qualified ski instructors for disabled skiers, but prefer this community year round environment to living at a ski area that's deserted 7 months out of each year and packed with people the other five. We built this vacation home and relocated from Stratton in 2001. Interior design and furnishing was done by Sam using a mixture of antique and new items to make the home comfortable and relaxing.

Scott and Sam Lepley purchased this lodge in 1999

Why Scott and Sam Lepley chose Killington Area

We tore down the old 1953 camp after purchasing this site, but left the rustic stone fireplace that was once the center of the camp as an outdoor fireplace. Some of the components of the old camp, such as hand-hewn beams and the slate roof were re-used in the new home. The 2 story great room is supported by a timber truss and features a native stone wood burning fireplace, look for the stone shaped like a map of Vermont! There's a whole-house standby automatic generator for Vermont's frequent outages as well as full appliances and laundry. Careful siting of the home on the property allows midday and afternoon sun across the back yard and decks. There's usually a breeze here on the windward side of the lake, helping to moderate high summer temperatures. You can spend a week here and never leave the property or just as easily travel to many local activities from museums to recreational areas to shopping at Manchester's outlets. Scott has been asleep in some of the finest parking lots in Manchester while Sam drives the local economy to new heights.

What makes this lodge unique

2 bedrooms on the first floor make this home easily accessible, and the finished walk-out recreation room at lake level also helps access. We are adding a few stone steps from the backyard down to the water so grandchildren (and Scott) can easily get into the lake. There's also a small pond on the property and an outdoor shower to wash those kids off once they're done playing. A small but wonderful screen porch allows you to enjoy the view and breezes during the summer months.


Tinmouth Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 10
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
  • both master bedrooms have separate dressing areas with sinks. Toilets and showers are in a separate part of the bathroom. There is an additional half bath on the first floor and full bath with whirlpool tub on the second floor. There is also a hot/cold water outdoor shower for summertime use.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master With its own bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Second master with its own bath
  • 5 bedrooms total, 2 with ensuite baths and walk-in closets. Three bedrooms have queen beds and two have 2 single beds each. Two bedrooms are on the first floor and three on the second.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Caretaker is available if needed for any reason, contact information provided at the house. We also have a large additional property nearby with about 7 miles of hiking and mountain biking or ATV trails available by pre-arrangement to our tenants by contacting the caretaker. There are also local snowmobile rentals and trails available. We have recently added a 12 k/w standby generator that automatically powers the entire home in the event of a power outage (which occurs with some regularity in this part of Vermont)


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

Vermont Lakefront Paradise
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

Good vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had a nice vacation at this property. Scott even considered our request to extend our stay by a few hrs. This saved us from all the morning rush.

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great, relaxing week this summer

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week here with our family this summer. Ten people, four generations, ages 3 to 90, were quite comfortable in this lovely home. Big yard, lake front, kayaks, canoe, plenty of things to do to keep everyone busy and happy. The shallow water is perfect for young children.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic stay with extended family!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful, large, lake front property. Perfect for our extended family including 2, 3 and 4 yr olds. Kids are able to safely step right into the lake and play in shallow waters. Many water toys to use (bring toddler life vests). Nice 2.5 mile trail around the lake for walking, running or biking (with mountain bike or off road tires). Home was very clean for our arrival and includes basics like towels and linens, plus a well stocked kitchen of dishes and things you might forget like spices and coffee filters. We plan to stay in this home again.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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beautiful house and location

  • 5 of 5

The house was gorgeous, and the surroundings equally as impressive. The whole family had a great time swimming, boating, and hanging out on the porch. The house was equipped with all the amenities - central AC, cable TV, wifi, and a game room in the walkout basement that the kids loved. The house was spotless and the beds comfortable. The location was quiet and serene, and with that comes isolation for the good and the bad. It did take a good 30 minutes to get to a town of any sort, so last minute runs for food or take out needed some forethought. Overall, we couldn't have asked for anything more and we hope to return in the near future.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Sam and Scott's house is beautiful! I don't think a review will do it justice. The views from the house, perfect bedrooms, kitchen with everything you could need, and game room were all as depicted and do not do the property justice! About 50 mins to Killington and 40 mins to Okemo - it's perfect to tackle both mountains in a weekend. Perfect home to come back to and relax by the fire. Such a lovely place to relax, make memories, and just enjoy the nature of Vermont. I can't imagine how great this property is in the summer and fall. Our group has already talked about coming back next year! Thanks again for allowing us to use your home as ours for the weekend!

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Meaghan, we're glad you had as great a time at our Vermont home as we do ourselves. Too bad we didn't get up there for the chili cookoff. Scott & Sam
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Memorable stay in a beautiful house

  • 5 of 5

We needed a large comfortable house for our two families vacationing together in Vermont. This place fit our needs perfectly. The large comfortable living room with fireplace, and plenty of firewood made for memories that will last for decades. We had a total of four young children and this house offers plenty of room for the kids to play and the adults to socialize and relax. We found the house to be extremely clean, modern and well equipped for an extended stay. We felt as if this was our home and not simply a rental unit. Keep in mind the location is remote - which is what we wanted - But might not be for everyone. I can only stay positive things about this house, the homeowner and his communication throughout the entire rental process. I highly recommend Chimney Cove if you we looking for a large modern Vermont house.

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Sals South
Nearest Golf
13 Miles
Dorset, Manchester, or Rutland VT
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Rutland VT
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Route 7
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Sals South, Victorian Inn, The Barn (10 miles)
Nearest Ski
21 Miles
Pico/ Killington Mountain or Okemo Mountain
Car: necessary

Tinmouth is a small mountain town of about 600 residents, the town center is about 4 miles from Tinmouth Pond and has a multi-denominational church, small library, tiny municipal building, school with playground and firehouse. There is no 'downtown area' per se, however the town of Manchester (about 15 miles south) provides world class factory outlet shopping as well as many fine restaurants and the town of Rutland (15 miles north) has Walmart, Home Depot, and Tractor Supply as well as a variety of food stores and restaurants. Tinmouth Pond is a great place to find peace and quiet, but at the same time have access to all the necessities to which we've grown accustomed, and it's only a half hour to 45 minutes from 5 or 6 major ski areas. Many of the ski areas now feature summertime activities as well, mountain biking, hiking, sightseeing, concerts, Alpine slides, etc. The fabulous Shelburne Museum is 1 1/2 to 2 hours north, and makes a wonderful day trip for all ages. We've never been at a loss for something to do in Tinmouth.


Rates & Availability

Tinmouth Lodge Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Ski season
Dec 16 2016 - Mar 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
summer 2017
Jun 24 2017 - Sep 16 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $750
Tax Rate 9.0%

cleaning prior to your arrival and after departure is included for one week or longer stays. All beds will be made up and linens provided. This service will be provided but billed separately for shorter term rentals, typically at a cost of $100 to $250 depending on number of guests and condition of home. Summer season rentals are in one week increments with Saturday changeover. Credit cards may be used for payment, credit card charges are included in the base rates.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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