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Bedrooms Studio
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome


Minimum Stay
7 nights

Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome

About the property

Cozy clean lakefront cottage, direct access to pristine Echo Lake

Choose among four cottages on the property which accommodate 3 - 6 people. Each has a complete kitchen; free high-speed WiFi; wood-burning stove or gas heater. Shared use of kayaks, rowboat, and paddleboat included. Fishing & swimming on site. Dock and raft on premises. Weber grills available. Stunning views. Three local golf courses (one over the border in Canada!). Perfect place for family/friend reunions or take a break from the hectic life! Your choice!

Property Manager
Linda & Bruno Studer
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, german, italian
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 26, 2016

About Linda & Bruno Studer

We were elementary teachers, raised in Queens, NYC and moved from Centerport, Long Island to VT in 1976 with four children, a cat and a dog! Now retired, we enjoy winter travel and meeting new families here during our beautiful spring, summer and fall. Our rural farming village is within easy access to the historic and cultural events of the extended community.

Linda & Bruno Studer purchased this cottage in 1979

Why Linda & Bruno Studer chose Northeast Kingdom

White Birch Lodge is the only business on Echo Lake that accommodates families and provides the amenities listed. Located right by the inlet from Seymour Lake, it has been know for superior spring and fall fishing since the 1930s. Local visitors enjoy walking and biking on the dirt road surrounding our pristine lake. Fall foliage provides spectacular views of the beautiful mountains.

What makes this cottage unique

For those who enjoy having a choice between the quiet beauty of a rural setting, the activities of a lakefront home-away-from-home, and the historic cultural events available locally, White Birch Lodge is a perfect vacation site.


5/5 -
(3 traveler reviews)

average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

Echo Lake and White Birch Lodge

  • 5 of 5

We have had two great weeks at White Birch Lodge and will return again this summer. The cabins are cozy with every important convenience. No TV was hard the first year but we were better at it the second year. The gentle road is great for walking the dogs. It's very quiet, and the lake has little motor boat traffic. Great place to relax and enjoy the stunning views.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy you enjoyed a good vacation & thanks for your kind remarks. See you again soon!
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A bucolic setting on a beautiful lake!

  • 5 of 5

Bruno and Linda make their guests feel like family. If you want a retreat far from noise and hustle and bustle, this is the place. You can kayak on placid waters or read a book under a shade tree during the day. By night, you can sit around a fire and make s'mores while you listen to the loons calling on the lake. In a word, PEACEFUL.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much!
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Wedding Bells

  • 5 of 5

My girlfriend and I have been to White Birch Lodge 3 times in the last five years. It's a fairly basic, rustic type of camp. Just the way we like it. Our host's, the Studers, are very accommodating and always making little improvements around the property. Fishing, swimming, hiking, just a nice quiet restful, well maintained vacation spot. Area restaurant's are a bit of a ride but that's the price of solitude.

After 30 years together I surprised my girlfriend with a Handfasting (Pagan wedding ceremony) on the porch of our cabin. We had a wonderful stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Jeff; we try! So glad you had a wonderful time; enjoy the rest of the summer!
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Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Burlington International
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Newport or Orleans
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Rte. 105
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Island Pond, Derby
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Burke Mt.
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
several local
Car: necessary

VT as it used to be! Perfect for a relaxing experience or as active as you wish. One of the most pristine lakes in VT. Perfect for family reunions.


Rates & Availability

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Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 9.0%

Accept only cash or good check; no credit cards. $50 non-refundable deposit (check) to hold reservation. Balance due upon arrival.

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West Charleston Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Heating ...
  • 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 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , includes a hand sink
  • One full bathroom, including toilet, sink and shower.
  • Studio, Sleeps 6
  • One Double bed + two Twin beds in one large room. Dresser, night table & desk. Sliding glass doors onto small balcony overlooking Echo Lake.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Spring & fall fishing especially popular. Spring visitors enjoy three beautiful local courses, with no crowds. Fall foliage is spectacular! Perfect for family reunions.

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