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 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.
- Lodge2700 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Min Stay3 - 7 nights
Lake & mountain views from living/dining room and all 5 bedrooms
Scott and Sam Lepley
- english, limited German
- Calendar last updated:
- Oct 18, 2018
About Scott and Sam Lepley
We live on the NJ coast, but have vacationed in Vermont for 29 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 Tinmouth
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.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Beautiful setting on a Vermont Lake
This was our second vacation in this home, and we already look forward to returning.
We had 10 of us (8 adults and 2 kids) for a family vacation. We had such a terrific time . We kayaked , fished, cooked and just hung out. The house is right on Chipman lake. The house was well equipped, with everything you could possibly need.
Our only complaint was the mattress’s in the guest bedrooms ( 2x twin room and queen room downstairs) were old and very uncomfortable. You could feel the springs. They definitely need to be replaced.
Other than that , it was a perfect place and setting for our family.
Thanks to Scott , Sam and family for sharing their wonderful home with us!
Thanks for letting us know about the mattresses, Cyndi. One of the drawbacks of us always using the same room ourselves, we don’t always see how things are in other rooms. We’ll replace those mattresses October 15th when we are next up there. Glad to hear your vacation was great, we work hard to get everything ready for each guest.
It was perfect!
Everything was perfect! There were so many details that made our large family’s comfortable and fun. The house was so large- plenty of space both inside and outside for everyone to relax. The children especially liked fishing from the dock and taking boat rides. The lake access was so accessible for everyone. The highlight of emery evening was sitting around the outdoor fireplace. We thoroughly enjoyed every minute!
Wow! just wow!
Before we arrived Scott was in contact with us with detailed directions and asking for any special requests that he may help with to insure our satisfactory stay. Our third time using vrbo and haven't been disappointed yet. The house itself was phenominal, Scott and Sam have done a wonderful job attending to the small details. Spacious and cozy in the same room made everyone feel comfortable. We had three couples and we never felt crowded or excluded at anytime. House was immaculate on arrival. From using the kayaks, to the outdoor fireplace, to the deck grill and the enclosed screened porch, there was nothing that could've made our stay any more enjoyable. My favorite was early morning paddling on the lake. Centrally located to our daily outings, we returned every evening with enough time to eat and enjoy what the house had to offer. Thanks to Cameron and Ingrid for their attentiveness to our needs! Highly recommend this home and these owners, they were great!
Mark, we’re glad you hadn’t a great vacation and seem to like our lake house as much as we’d do. We hope to see you again.
Beautiful place to build memories with family. Peaceful. Nirvana.
Beautiful home on a quaint and quiet lake!
We spent Memorial Day in the house and absolutely loved it! The home is beautiful, one of the nicest on the lake, and is steps from the water. The kayaks and outdoor fireplace made it very relaxing and memorable. The homeowners were very accommodating and great to deal with when preparing our trip. We would highly recommend this home and property for anyone that’s interested in a secluded and relaxing getaway hidden in the hills of Vermont!
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.
cleaning prior to your arrival and after departure is included for three day 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 incremlents with Saturday changeover. Credit cards may be used for rental payments.