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:: CUMBERLAND MANOR @ THE LAKE :: Historic Lakefront Home / Walk To Restaurants.

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 3,363 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Meticulously Furnished 4 BR Home Directly On Lake Champlain with 3 Living Areas

This stately colonial home was built in 1918 for a wealthy businessman who spared no expense to make sure it was the most elegant house on the block. Today, the wonderful details of this large brick home are still evident: the fireplaces in the living areas and master bedroom, the sun-filled solarium facing the lake, the skylights and stained glass accents throughout the home. And with the upgrades and renovations this home has received more recently, you will enjoy the best of the past combined with the conveniences of modern living.


'Cumberland Manor' sits directly on Cumberland Bay with breathtaking views of Cumberland Head and the Vermont mountains beyond. The house itself sits 100 feet back from Cumberland Avenue, a quiet lane in the City of Plattsburgh. You'll be less than half a mile from downtown with restaurants, shopping and the Farmer's Market. On the lake side, the property slopes down to an elevated lakefront deck and cabana where you can sunbathe and watch the boats go by. There are stairs down to the water, where you can walk along the shoreline.


You can relax in one of four living areas: the Family Room by the kitchen with a large sectional sofa and 40" flat screen TV, the Library with a working fireplace, the Lake Room with its stunning views of Lake Champlain and a 70" flat screen Smart TV or the upstairs Sitting Room with a second fireplace.

The Family Room is the perfect place for the group to get together for breakfast in the morning and TV in the evening. The large sectional and two chairs will accommodate everyone. There’s a large flat screen TV. There’s also a dining table for breakfast, with the fully equipped and thoroughly modern kitchen just steps away. For more formal dining, the original dining room provides a great setting for special occasions.

For some quiet time alone with a book, you can retire to the Library, with its comfy recliner, Queen Anne chairs and a fireplace. A powder room is just around the corner in the hall.

The Lake Room offers a great view of Lake Champlain and also has plenty of room for the whole group. You can walk out on the balcony where you’ll find a dining set that seat eight and a fire pit surrounded by armchairs. There's also a Wi-Fi enabled 70" flat screen Smart TV with expanded cable.

The Sitting Room is upstairs, also with its own fireplace. If you really want to get away by yourself, this is the place for you.


The chef in your group will appreciate the kitchen, with its double ovens, Sub Zero refrigerator/freezer, Dacor gas range and oversized microwave. The kitchen is also fully equipped with all the small appliances you might need, and a complete set of pots and pans.


The Master Suite is spacious enough to spend the entire week there. The sitting room features a large fireplace. The master bedroom is vaulted and has a dramatic view of the lake. The king bed is a wonder, with intricate carvings and a headboard that is eight feet high. There’s a large flat screen TV in the media center, which is trimmed with stained glass. The en suite master bathroom has a Jacuzzi and an oversized shower.

The second bedroom has a Queen bed and the third bedroom has a full sized bed. These two bedrooms share a Jack & Jill style bathroom with a tub and shower.

On the third floor, you'll find the fourth bedroom, with room for additional rollaway beds if you have extra guests.

More Details

Property Manager
Chris Santry
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 17, 2018


Plattsburgh House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3363 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • En Suite Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    First Floor Powder Room - toilet
    Second Floor "Jack & Jill" Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master Bedroom Suite - 1 king
    Second Bedroom - 1 double
    Third Bedroom - 1 queen
    Fourth Bedroom on third floor - 1 queen , 3rd floor has separate room that will accommodate aero beds
  • Manager will provide aero beds at additional cost.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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:: CUMBERLAND MANOR @ THE LAKE :: Historic Lakefront Home / Walk To Restaurants.
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

A Historic Gem That Did Not Disappoint

  • 5 of 5

This is an extremely beautifully appointed and decorated home that easily accommodates 8 people. I was First struck by the attention to detail and how beautiful all the appointments, (furniture, rugs, wall hangings, etc.) were coordinated. I got the sense that this was a personal labor of love.

The bedroom my wife and I stayed in had a very comfortable bed and more than enough room for our luggage and clothes. It was immediately adjacent to a shared bathroom.

As you enter the house there is a convenient area to leave your outer garments. From there you enter the kitchen which is spacious with top-notch appliances, plenty of storage space and a center island. The informal dining room and living room are immediately adjacent to the kitchen. There is also a more formal dining room with a wood burning fireplace that we never used. This area leads to the library with its own gas fireplace and comfortable seating. As you leave the library which holds many interesting books to read, you enter the lake front room, where there is a 75 inch television. The room has many windows which allow you to capture the beauty of Lake Champlain. In this room I would read and sip on my beverage of the day.

The location is great. It is easy walking distance to downtown Plattsburgh with excellent restaurants, quaint shops and access to a local YMCA where I worked out every day. It is a short distance by car to Lake Placid and Whiteface Mountain. There is a very cool historic hotel in Lake Placid overlooking the lake that is a great place to have an afternoon coffee or a beer or two. One afternoon, we also went to Burlington, Vermont which was interesting and fun. After our outings, we would come home to our historic paradise and gather in the backyard with two beautiful decks and landscaping that lead down to a deck directly adjacent to the shore of Lake Champlain.

To say that I fell in love with this property would be an understatement. There were no disappointments. I very much look forward to coming back. I recommend this property with enthusiasm and without any reservations.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fabulous return visit!

  • 5 of 5

As we predicted, we did book a return visit to Cumberland Manor in May with friends. Great late-spring weather meant we had more chances to explore the Adirondacks by day (including nearby Lake Placid)—and enjoy the spacious grounds and home in the evenings. We sipped wine while sitting in the Adirondack chairs on the deck overlooking the bay. We cooked meals in the state-of-the art kitchen. We took full advantage of the lake room to lounge in front of the television—but also to do yoga and Pilates. We found that three couples could easily share the home. There was plenty of room for gathering together but also for finding corners to retreat and enjoy moments of alone time. Now we’ll have to book a return trip in the summer!

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely historicPlattsburgh home on lake Champain

  • 5 of 5

We were a group of three couples. There was plenty of room for all of us to have our own space or gather together in either dinning space, which seat 8-10 people. This tastefully decorated home felt warm and cozy. 

The property manager made sure it was clean. There was plenty of wood to burn in fire places and lots of linens and keys for everyone. The kitchen was well appointed with dishes, cookware and utensils.


My favorite room was the lake front room with all the windows and views of the lake. This is where I would have my morning coffee and practice yoga and where we gathered to have our evening libations before the sunset. The guest room I shared with my husband had a very comfortable bed and pillows, an attached full bath, and plenty of room to store our things. The powder room down stairs is a vanity bath and the walls are papered with old news articles of the late N.Y. senator Stanford who apparently use to own this gem. There is also a stain glass window.

The location is perfect! It is just a short walk to the quaint town of Plattsburgh. A university town so there is lots of fun things to do. Many restaurants and shops.  A trail to walk or jog on that takes you by a marina and the train station. It’s a 40 minute drive to Whiteface Mountain and the town of Lake Placid where the winter Olympics were held. We also took a ferry over to Burlington Vermont one afternoon to shop and sightsee.

This piece of paradise would be a so much fun in the summer with its great back yard with 2 decks and a small building with water and electricity from which you can serve food and drinks. All right on the lake. You would never leave the property! This is one property I won`t forget. I highly recommend this historic Plattsburgh home.

Susan H


  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Winter fun

  • 5 of 5

Conveniently located, right on the lake and only 10 minutes from the airport. While in the area we visited Montreal, about an hour and 15 minute drive and Burlington, about 45 via the ferry. We also had breakfast at the Hungry Bear and lunch at Aleka's and both were very good. This property was exactly what we'd hoped for. It was very quite and calming. The house was spotless and when we arrived Terri had the heat on and we felt right at home. All the rooms were decorated beautifully and each was unique. All the rooms were great but I think our favorite was the library. We live in Florida, and my children were hopeful for cold and snow and we had plenty of both. Snow men, snow forts and snow ball fights! We loved everything about the house and the area. We hope to return in the fall. I highly recommend this house.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nothing is more rewarding for us than when a guest has had a great time. This home was made for families, so the Hodgsons' experience is especially gratifying.
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A Most Enjoyable and Relaxing Experience on Lake Champlain!

  • 5 of 5

What a find! While booking our vacation for a summer get away on Lake Champlain, I felt compelled to write a review about our stay in this beautifully decorated home. Similar to the previous reviews stated, our experience was spectacular. The fact that this private home sits directly on the shores of Lake Champlain as well as its proximity to restaurants and shops adds to the appeal of this property. The massive master bedroom (with a fireplace) overlooks Cumberland Bay, a fantastic view! We found the home to be very well equipped for entertaining our crew, inside and out, including local friends and family who came by for a Fourth of July picnic. There are many choices to enjoy a meal; in the formal dining room, informal dining room, the stone patio off the cozy lake room, or on the deck overlooking the lake- which was my favorite dining and lounging spot. The deck connects to a nice stairway down to the rocky shore, which was perfect for our teens to go fishing. As a previous review referenced, Irises Cafe and Wine Bar is a local gem just a stroll away, and don’t miss the Champlain Wine Company for wine tasting of local flavors right next door. There is so much to do (or not if that is your goal) for a relaxing and fun filled stay. If you love history, this house is full of character and interesting facts from the past. The library is a great place to escape for a quiet book or a quick nap. I enjoyed checking out the painting of the Battle of Plattsburgh in the library, and reading up on the background of this historic event that occurred on that very site. For those with an adventurous spirit, our day trips to Lake Placid and Montreal (within a one hour drive) added to the magic of our stay. I’m glad we found this home, it is quite a find. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a find!

  • 5 of 5

This sumptuously restored home offers expansive accommodations and is located directly on Lake Champlain. While more than spacious enough for a large family, the home offered luxurious space for my husband and myself alone. The master bedroom, with fireplace and its own sitting area, offers stunning views of the bay and, in our case, the turning leaves, as does the main floor lake room. The outdoor spaces provided a variety of experiences: sipping morning coffee lakeside from the dock, dining on the stone patio under the trees, huddling around the attractive gas fire pit over drinks in the evening. When it was too chilly, we lounged by the fireplace in the cozy library or dine-in kitchen, which features its own living area. The fully equipped kitchen made dining in an attractive option, especially after days spent exploring quaint downtown Plattsburgh by foot or running along the river trail. The home has all the modern conveniences, (sub-zero fridge, large gas stove & grill, 3 TVs including a 75 inch screen in the super comfortable lake room, 3 fireplaces, impeccably furnished) while sacrificing none of its traditional charms. The pictures on the website do not adequately reflect the total charm and comfort of this property. We were told by the owners that the house was photographed before it was completely furnished/decorated, so when we saw the finished product we were thrilled. Overall, it was the ideal location to experience the best of fall in New York State. I can only imagine how inviting the lake would be in summer or exploring the nearby trails of the Adirondacks. We will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Plattsburgh International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Lake Champlain Ferry to Burlington VT
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Bluff Point
Nearest Train
0.7 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Route 87
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
The Pepper
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Car: recommended

Other Activities:

Ausable Chasm ( is just down the road.

Airborne Speedway ( is less than 5 miles away.

Montreal ( is an an hour's drive to the center of the city.

Lake Placid ( is 43 miles from from your front door.

Burlington VT ( is an hour by car and ferry.

If you would like to rent kayaks, there is a place less than a mile away:

Golf: There are numerous public golf courses in the immediate area.

Ski: Whiteface Mountain is just over an hour's drive from the house.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $200
End of rental cleaning $300
$1500 Damage Protection $75

Manager'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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