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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 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, limited German
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 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.


Tinmouth Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
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 ...
  • 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). Guided hikes are also usually available through our caretakers, tenant must make arrangements directly through them.


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(18 traveler reviews)

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Vermont Lakefront Paradise
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 18 reviews

Felt just like home.

  • 5 of 5

The home was set up so nicely and was clean and well appointed. We were there in the winter (and it was great!), but based on the location, it must also be a great place to stay during the other seasons. It was a great way to spend a weekend away with the family. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful home in a beautiful Vermont setting

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 7 rented this property for a 3 night ski getaway the first weekend in January. Scott, the owner, was simply a pleasure to work with and not only answered all my questions promptly, but when the "bomb cyclone" storm hit and we were trapped in the Manhattan/ North Jersey area, Scott reached out to me first and offered to push our stay back a day as luckily it was available to do so. So very kind of him. We arrived early Fri morning to find a beautiful home (Scotts directions got us there easily even with all the snow covered roads!) that was both clean and well-equipped. We enjoyed our time there and are hoping to come back next year for a longer stay. Thanks again Scott!!

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful place for a Vermont vacation

  • 5 of 5

The greatest compliment one could pay an owner is a desire to return, and we hope to have that pleasure again next year.

A common thread through many of these reviews is the attentiveness of the owner, and that was our experience as well. Throughout the booking process, our preparation for our vacation, and our time in his property, the owner was responsive and helpful. As first time VRBO users, this was very important to us.

The property is beautiful – the photos online do not do it justice. This has to be the nicest setting on the lake. Although we could see other houses on the lake, we were completely unaware of neighbors on either side. The lake view from the living room, dining area, dock, deck, and porch was completely enthralling. In fact, don’t plan to get any reading done. The water will distract you.

You should be aware that depending on your cell carrier, you may have no cell service. A Verizon user had one bar, and an AT&T user had none. To me, that was a plus. The wifi in the house worked without problem. The location is remote.

Please note that in the master bedroom suites there is no door between the sink area and the bedroom. If you are an early riser like I am, you may disturb your partner who may want to “sleep in.” But why sleep in and miss the beautiful sunrise over the lake?!

We cooked breakfast and dinner every day, and had all the kitchen supplies and tools we needed. In addition, the owner made sure we had plenty of propane for the grill, which was another thoughtful gesture.

If you plan your vacation at Chimney Cove, you will return home with many happy memories.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome Week

  • 5 of 5

Our family had such a great relaxing week at the house. Perfect for our three little boys to fish, swim, boat, sit by the fire and explore. Thank you again.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely home in a beautiful setting that's as peaceful as can be.

  • 5 of 5

Home is in excellent condition. Plenty of living space. The deck is a wonderful place to take in the lake. We especially enjoyed the kayaks and row boat. Fishing was great and we caught a nice pike. One of our favorite features of the property was the free standing chimney down by the water. I gather the chimney is left over from a previous cabin on the site. It makes for a heck of a fire! We couldn't get enough of that! I don't think the pictures do the property full justice because they don't show enough of the "Water side" of the place. Lost power one evening and the generator kicked right in. Scott and Sam were very helpful and our security was returned right on time.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time. The house was perfect. It was big, had a game room and was right on the lake. The weather wasn't great so we couldn't enjoy the lake but loved the fire pit and just hanging out playing games and relaxing

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Cheryl, next time you go we'll guarantee sunshine!
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

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 for any rates quoted after April 1, 2017

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

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