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A place of your own on Burke Mountain!!! Check out what's new for 2018!

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 ,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:
September 21, 2018

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 Burke

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:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • 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 ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • 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 upon request. Fold out couch available in TV area downstairs sleeps 2.
  • 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


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(19 traveler reviews)

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A place of your own on Burke Mountain!!! Check out what's new for 2018!
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews

Clean, quaint, perfect location

  • 5 of 5

The house was fantastic. Perfect location, clean, quiet and comfortable comfortable. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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York, Maine

Wonderful Spot

  • 5 of 5

Stayed with a group of friends for our annual mtb trip. The house was perfect and Tanya was very accommodating. We would definitely stay there again.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A wonderful home in an amazing location!

  • 5 of 5

The hosts were simply wonderful and quite helpful in making our stay perfect. The house was well equipped and it was a perfect location for all Burke activities. Would stay here again and again.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5 star rental close to the MTB trails and slopes

  • 5 of 5

Pros: location; on Burke Mountain, half mile from mountain bike trails, close to village. Excellent kitchen, living room, entertaining spaces. Comfortable beds. Plenty of towels. Very clean. Large yard. Large back porch with grill and stand for many bikes. Pet friendly. Host is very responsive and flexible.

Cons: no A/C but many fans are included for each bedroom

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Toronto, Ontario

Great Chalet, Thoughtful owners.

  • 5 of 5

Great Chalet for a stay on Burke Mountain. Really enjoyed the updated kitchen, great BBQ, and garden for veggies and herbs. Very thoughtful owners. We had a relaxing vacation.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wouldn't have wanted to stay anywhere else but here.

  • 5 of 5

This home was absolutely perfect for our stay in East Burke. The house was extremely clean, beds were comfortable and communication with the hosts was exceptional. Loved the yard, back deck and proximity to mountain biking trails. Would highly recommend and come back!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Ski
0.5 Miles
Burke Resort
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300

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

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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