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A place of your own on Burke Mountain! Check out our new bed options for 2017!

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,950 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Hike And Bike Directly From Your Door!

Wilderness Lodge was one of the first lodging options on Burke Mountain Located on the Mountain Rd midway between the two Burke Mountain resort lodges and next door to Burke Mountain Academy, you will have a spectacular view of Willoughby Gap. You will enjoy the recently renovated living area and kitchen with all new appliances as well as the most recent renovation of the uptairs full bathroom. Help yourself to the fresh garden produce in season. You can enjoy the large deck with grill and spacious yard. There are four bedrooms and a sleep sofa that can accommodate up to 10 guests. Full laundry facilities on site. Children five and under are always free. Please ask about bringing your pets🐾🐕🐾.

Tanya Novosel & Stuart Miles
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 28, 2017

About Tanya Novosel & Stuart Miles

I left a brand new huge school in 1965 to move here from the Chicago suburbs with my parents and new baby brother. My father was so proud to show me the 2 room schoolhouse where I was going to attend first grade the following year I remember crying in the car and proclaiming that " I'm not going to go to school in someone's house! " We moved into the Wilderness Lodge and it became our private home ending the business it had been as one of the original housing options at Burke Mountain. My mother wasn't too sure what she was getting herself into moving from the city to Vermont and was scared of the bears but quickly grew to love it and the friendliness of the people here. Things have changed somewhat since then. That 2 room schoolhouse is now The East Burke School, a private secondary school. The public grade school has grown with the town and now has more than 2 rooms but still has the same small community feel that you will experience when you visit Burke. (It's still not even close to the size of that school I left!) I am now proud that I was fortunate enough to have gone to a two room schoolhouse. After leaving for a while to work in Boston at MGH, I have returned to Burke and have no intention of leaving again. (Except to visit the ocean with family members who live in more urban settings. That's where we vacation if we're not visiting other mountain towns.) My "little" brother, Gary now lives in upstate New York and has a family of his own. He remains very connected to the property and community here. My husband Stuart is a native Vermonter. He is a self employed carpenter who is responsible hands on for the latest Wilderness renovation as well as the new LCD TV. The available books and games were more my idea. He has lived in Montana and Hawaii as well but also chose to come back to Vermont. We live nearby with our dogs, Annie and Donnie. We enjoy everything that the outdoors has to offer and are happy to share it all with you

Why Tanya Novosel & Stuart Miles chose Northeast Kingdom

Since the passing of my parents we are pleased to return the house to it's roots by opening it up once again for guests to enjoy! We have retained the original name, Wilderness Lodge, in order to give a nod to bringing history forward.


Burke House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1950 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Split king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , French Provencial decor
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Twin/double bunk
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Twins may be put together as one. Room has slanted ceiling.
  • Two twin fold out beds available. Fold out couch available in TV area downstairs.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • 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
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

A place of your own on Burke Mountain! Check out our new bed options for 2017!
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Fall Foliage and trail access

  • 5 of 5

Great location and only minutes from East Burke village. Access to the Kingdom trails was awesome, especially if you are looking to ride some of the more technical trails around the ski area, being further up mountain road gave you a good head start climbing up to the trails.

The house was clean as a whistle, plenty of space for everybody. The big kitchen was also a plus.

Will look to stay here again and would recommend this property to anyone who asks.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for riding KT

  • 5 of 5

Tanya & Stuart were very accommodating and made sure we had everything we needed. Great open floor plan and back terrace provided lots of social gatherings. Updated kitchen was a plus for dining in. Only two opportunities for greater comforts, new mattresses on the older beds and a fire pit in the back yard would be great. Small Weber grill didn't provide enough flame to do the job, might want to check connection. Overall five star rating from the group, would definitely go back.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic home and location!

  • 5 of 5

You couldn't ask for more at the Wilderness Lodge. Amazing meals were prepared in the gourmet kitchen with fresh herbs from the garden. We played bocce ball on the front lawn. The home was immaculate with a great book collection and plenty of room for everyone with cozy linens and pillows. We have stayed at many places in East Burke and the Wilderness Lodge was a perfect location for all of our biking and hiking adventures. Many thanks Tanya and Stuart for your warmth and hospitality.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect vacations!

  • 5 of 5

We were 3 family sharing this beautiful house. We liked the big modern kitchen, the dining room and the 2 living room was perfect for kids on one side and parents on the other one! The house was very clean and big enough for all of us.

Nice backyard to play outside. The room are spacious and bed should be a little more confortable.

Tanya and Stuart were very nice, it was such a nice rental experience, we look forward to come back!

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice place

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home pretty close from burke Mtn (and DH trail).

Nice backyard with a small bbq. Not enough space for football, but perfect for relaxing and play with the kids.

4 closed rooms, (we were 8 and it was really ok).

Get ready to a 20-30 min bicycle ride back (uphill!) when you finish your day at the kingdom trails.

We called the people who weren't biking for a ride back home the second day!

Really great kitchen, pool table not so nice (I guess it's mostly for kids),


  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yes, the pool table is quite old and pretty certain not level but kids seem to have fun with it so we've left it.
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very nice place

  • 5 of 5

Very nice home, very clean and have all what you need!

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. We take great pride in presenting a very clean, pleasant space just as we like to find when we are on vacation.
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Nearest Ski
0.5 Miles
Burke Resort
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Burke House Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 9.0%

Rates are subject to change until the reservation is confirmed. Children 5 and under stay free!
Payment may also be made with credit card directly with owner using Vantiv secure credit card reader.
We do require a rental agreement to be signed either at booking or by/upon check in.

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.

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