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Alecia Armstrong

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, Vermont local

All Seasons Lake Amherst Vermont Cottage Between Okemo & Killington

Bedrooms 5
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights

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Plymouth Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Spacious 6 Bedroom + add 1 Summer Sleeping Bedroom~4 Bathrooms~Sleeps 12

We've received a few calls from people saying they have sent an inquiry, but we have not received them. Until VRBO fixes this, please call us!

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Some fees may or may not apply, depending upon your choices.

Situated at the head of Lake Amherst in Plymouth, Vermont.

If you are looking for a nice place for 10-12 people to enjoy a quintessential old time lake cottage experience with modern, unpretentious creature comforts, and a well-cared for property, we can talk. We've striven to keep the old cottage charm as we remember it ourselves with soft sheets, the smell of wholesome soap, balsam pillows, the crackling of wood in the fire name a few.

Quaint cozy 1930's era cottage updated and maintained for its true charm. In the heart of Vermont near historic Route 100.

'They don't build them like this anymore!'

'A true gem!'

'This is a fantastic house!'

'We LOVED it!'

'Let us know if you want to sell.'

'Perfect for our family reunion.'

'The location is fantastic...'

'Perfect for our wedding!'

Pet friendly-fee may apply


Down pillows and comforters

Down alternatives available ~ just ask!

Living room with fireplace

Kitchen geared towards 'Foodies'

Fire-pit outside- summer

Large screened-in porch-summer

Private beach-summer

Private dock-summer

Floating dock-summer

Boats & Floats-summer

Volleyball court-summer

Cable TVs

Wireless Internet

Great cell phone reception

Washer/dryer/ironing boards

Adjacent to Hawk Mountain Resort area

Boats, docks, & floats available from Memorial Day weekend ~ Columbus Day weekend.

Ski Okemo or Killington ~15 minutes to either.

Swim Lake Amherst ~ right there!

Shop & site see Woodstock 30 minutes away

Browse Ludlow, Weston, Woodstock.....

Day Trip excursions outlined in our guest folder ~ never be bored!

All rentals require a signed contract between guest and owner as a memorandum of understanding to complete the rental. Owner will send guest the contract and it must be returned via e-mail or snail mail within 7 days or the rental may be cancelled by the owner at owner's digression.

If SERIOUSLY interested, send an inquiry via this site.

Reservations based on requested contract and payment of the contract within its terms. First come, first serve.

We will not pursue you in negotiations.

We can send more pictures and a fuller description.

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Alecia Armstrong (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, Vermont local

About Alecia Armstrong

Family built. Never purchased. Built in 1934 and added to in 1959. Since then we have continuously updated yet have kept that original cottage charm. We do have some rough edges in places, not many, but they are there and it only adds to the charm.

Why Alecia Armstrong chose Ludlow / Okemo Mountain Area

Centrally located between Killington & Okemo. We are in the heart of Vermont off historic Route 100. What sets us apart are our large bedrooms with high quality linens, down comforters, and 100% Egyptian cotton towels.

The cottage is such a relaxing, calming place. I have added many "must-have" conveniences with high quality creature comforts because it needs to be "that" special place. I love entertaining at the cottage because the set-up is so "party friendly" and there is plenty of room for many friends to stay. The area is packed with fun things to do such as shopping in beautiful Woodstock, skiing/hiking at either Killington or Okemo, Long Trail Brewery lunches, tours & samples at the Plymouth Cheese Factory, and trips to Buttermilk Falls to name only a few. Harry's is my favorite restaurant and is less than 10 minutes down the road. Check out our FB page for the latest updates: Vermont Cottage on FB.

What makes this cottage unique

Wake up every morning to a gorgeous view of the lake no matter what season. Swimming/kayaking/hiking in summer, ice skating/snowmobiling/ice fishing in winter.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Alecia :-)

Thank you for the lovely stay at your “homey cottage!” We enjoyed playing on the lake, fishing and paddling! We observed ducklings and young ducks up the creek! Children were thrilled coming up on turtles basking in the sun on logs. Several fires were enjoyed with a blaze of laughter and warmth. And Nana had a sleepover in the open-air loft with story time & giggles to the hum of nighttime critters. Our meals grilled on outdoor grates with evening meals shared around the large table on the porch below twinkling lights!! Enjoyment for all was had!! :-)

Joan etal
Aug 2013
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Exceptional! 5/5 -
(10 traveler reviews)
All Seasons Lake Amherst Vermont Cottage Between Okemo & Killington
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

A Cozy Family Getaway

  • 5 of 5

What a sweet home. We spent the week with our adult children and 2 dogs. Our English Mastiff , who is 11, came with us. Because there are bedrooms downstairs as well as upstairs, Rowan had no trouble finding his way around. The kitchen, while small had everything you could need to make cakes to steaks. The beds were pretty comfortable, but if you are allergic to feathers,bring your own pillow. You are in the wilderness, with access to television, (we watched the Olympics at night), to my tech savvy kids who needed the internet to keep in touch with work and such. The home is well maintained, but keep in mind, it is a lake house and can feel damp.The lake is silty and shallow until you go out a ways, by kayak or canoe, which is provided. Watch out for the enormous snapping turtle. The dock must be near their nest. So cool! Bo, my son's dog loved the lake! There are a pair of loons who give their mournful cry at night. They floating dock was always being used by other folks, but if you ask them to move on, they do.

We loved they volleyball court and had lots of fun playing, although, Rowan would occasionally decide to plant himself in the middle of the court. (He didn't want to be left out). There are great hikes near by and adorable towns with great food and the famous Vermont Country Store. We know this will probably be our last summer with our Rowan, but Alecia's house made it a perfect fair well for him.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are certainly happy that you enjoyed our cottage! Last week was certainly a hot and hazy one for all. For future guests, please know that we have a complete cottage guide that will tell you how to keep the cottage cool during such times. As for down pillows and comforters, we love them, and prominently advertise them. However, we do understand allergies and that is why we have a closet stocked with non-down items; we just need to know so we can set up the beds accordingly. Don't worry, you don't have to bring your own. As we say in our welcome letter, if you need anything, please call. We do aim to please. As for our floating dock, it has been a great thing to have so that our guests can swim in deeper water because the lake has a gradual slope- shallow to deep starting at our 12 X 12 land dock to the floating dock. We like to keep a neighborly attitude and sometimes people ignore the private signs (they just can't resist) and need to be politely asked to leave. Glad you liked our efficient galley style kitchen. The adjacent pantry allows us to stock all the "foodie" items anyone could want because it has to be "that" special place to entertain many people with ease. In addition, there is a 2nd kitchen upstairs to help ease high usage custom to large groups.....As for the new resident turtle, I guess we will be catching it and relocating it.
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Clean, Beautiful, Well equipped, fun for all ages, all season!

  • 5 of 5

Clean, Large enough for loads of people, even two separate families at the same time. Beautiful View.

We went in the spring, and we used the row boat, she has life preservers. The outdoor volley ball court, the gas grills, and charcoal grills were in use. Just an amazing time for everyone! Not to mention the VIEW right on the lake. And also the outdoor fire pit for a fire at night!

Restful and serene.

  • Submitted: May 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for coming to stay. You, your family, and guests were a joy to have. It sounds like you had a great time "disconnecting" to the outside world. I'm happy you were there to see our resident bald eagle and it sounds like she stayed for quite awhile out in front of the cottage. I particularly appreciated your very thoughtful and detailed communication to me. Please come back any time!
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Easter ski getaway

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a wonderful weekend away at this beautiful lake front cottage! The house was exactly as pictured, yet I was surprised by how big the house and property really were. The rooms just kept going on and on which was great for our two families. The older kids has lots of space to stretch out while the younger kids explored. The location was perfectly situated between okemo and killington. We chose to ski killington due to better snow conditions after a not so great ski season. Alecia was so helpful booking our stay, recommending restsurants and providing us information even on Easter Sunday. The lake was beautiful and the kids enjoyed fishing, skipping rocks and even a March polar plunge. We look forward to returning in the warmer weather to enjoy all this property has to offer. Thanks again Alecia!

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that you had a good time. Actually, it looks like you had a blast, particularly with the "Easter Sunday Polar Plunge." Sounds like you got a lot in during the weekend: exploring the area outside, skiing Killington, going out to dinner at Harry's to experience the Pad Thai... (ahem) swimming...and happy birthday to those celebrating in your group. Hope you come back soon!
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Perfect Cabin for a Ski Weekend!

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I have come to this cabin 3 years in a row and absolutely love it! It is nestled conveniently between Okemo and Killington and fits a ton of people comfortably. We love how homie the cabin feels and it comes stocked with every amenity you could think of (and often times beer in the fridge which is always a plus :) ) The owner of the cabin are very easy to communicate with and has clearly put a lot of thought into making our visits effortless. I would highly recommend this location if you are looking for a fun weekend with friends or family!

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was such a pleasure to have you back for a third year. We hope that you return again and make it an annual event. Or maybe it already is! Think about giving the summertime a try. There is a review on here that a family who spent a week in the summer and then a week in the winter wrote. It's very different (in a good way) between seasons. Our new dock is a lot of fun. You feel like you are sitting right on the water. Don't forget the beer to sip on while sitting in the Adirondack chairs placed on the dock! We do offer beer left from other guests to the next guest as part of our "take & leave" system. There is plenty of tea too.
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Fantastic Winter Rental

  • 5 of 5

My family and I have rented many homes through VRBO and this house is easily our favorite. This house has a character and warmth that can only be created by an owner who clearly loves this house. The furniture and decor have a vintage vibe, with a mix of old and new. As the description states, it is definitely not "cookie cutter." The beds are very comfortable, the wireless works well, and the kitchen has everything a family could possibly need. The five bedrooms are huge and the house has both upstairs and downstairs living areas. It's the perfect layout for families with children, or multiple families renting together. It is in a great location for a sking getaway.....20 min to Killington/Pico, and 15 min to Okemo. The location on Amherst lake is picturesque and there are some beautiful snow shoeing trails in plymouth state park which is 1 mile away. The owners are extremely helpful and are quick to respond to any questions. This home truly felt like our home away from home. We feel so lucky to have found such a gem of a house.

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Anne and Co. It was such a pleasure having you and I look forward to your return next year. It's interesting that you chose the word "gem" to describe your experinece of the cottage because so many people tell me that! Now I am off to buy a new waffle maker so you can have great waffles next year.
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Wonderful Winter Weekend

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had a wonderful weekend at the cottage in Plymouth. It was a lovely setting, looking out over the lake. The furnishings were tastefully selected, the beds were extremely comfortable and there were plenty of supplies to make the stay enjoyable. It was just a perfect Vermont vacation. I loved the cottage, as did my sons and grandchildren. We skied and snowboard at Okemo which was about 15 minutes away. We are all looking forward to our return visit to the cottage this summer.

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Hope. We are looking forward to your return this summer. I think you will find it a very different experience from winter to summer which makes it all so unique. I can't wait until you can experience the big screened-in porch over looking the lake!
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The Corners Inn and Restaurant
Back Behind Saloon
"An oldie and a goodie. Unique old style saloon atmosphere. Eat in the caboose in a cozy cor..."
Harry's Cafe
"Alecia's all-time favorite place. You can get a variety of dishes from the eclectic menu."
Long Trail Brewing Company
"Fun brewery and good "pub food" available. Good wings and burgers. Try new varieties of beer..."
Sam's Steakhouse
"Great atmosphere, dry aged steaks, salad bar, great place to watch a game on a Sunday aftern..."
Mr. Darcy's Bar & Grill
"Ok, probably the best fries we've had....truffle parmesan fries! It will give you new cravin..."
Ramunto's Brick Oven Pizza
"A great variety of pizzas and to die for garlic knots."
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Echo Lake Inn
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Echo Lake Inn
Nearest Ski
7 Miles
Killington or Okemo
Car: necessary

Equal distance between Okemo's Jackson Gore and Killington's Bear Mountain areas. These 2 areas allow less populated access to Okemo and Killington. We'll give you the inside scoop on how to get around and save time so you have more time to ski!


Rates & Availability

Plymouth Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Pre Back to School Mini Week
Aug 27 2016 - Sep 1 2016
3 night minimum stay
September Summer
Sep 6 2016 - Sep 8 2016
2 night minimum stay
Early Bird Fall Peepers
Sep 9 2016 - Sep 13 2016
2 night minimum stay
Sep 18 2016 - Sep 23 2016
2 night minimum stay
Full Color Foliage Week
Sep 27 2016 - Sep 29 2016
2 night minimum stay
Full Color Foliage Weekend
Sep 30 2016 - Oct 2 2016
2 night minimum stay
October Colors
Oct 3 2016 - Oct 6 2016
2 night minimum stay
Columbus Day Weekend
Oct 7 2016 - Oct 10 2016
3 night minimum stay
Foliage Mid-Week
Oct 11 2016 - Oct 13 2016
2 night minimum stay
Oct 14 2016 - Oct 16 2016
2 night minimum stay
Post Foliage
Oct 17 2016 - Oct 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
Late Fall Calming Special
Nov 1 2016 - Nov 22 2016
2 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving Special
Nov 23 2016 - Nov 27 2016
3 night minimum stay
Early Ski Special
Nov 28 2016 - Dec 8 2016
2 night minimum stay
Pre-Holiday Special
Dec 9 2016 - Dec 15 2016
2 night minimum stay
Winter Holiday Season
Dec 16 2016 - Dec 29 2016
2 night minimum stay
New Year's Eve Weekend
Dec 30 2016 - Jan 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
Martin Luther King Weekend
Jan 12 2017 - Jan 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
January Skiing
Jan 17 2017 - Jan 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
February Skiing
Feb 1 2017 - Feb 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
President's Week 2017
Feb 17 2017 - Feb 26 2017
6 night minimum stay
March Madness Ski Special
Mar 1 2017 - Mar 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
April Spring Skiing
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Fisherman's Special
May 1 2017 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
Memorial Day Weekend
May 26 2017 - May 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
July 4th Long Weekend
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 4 2017
4 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jul 5 2017 - Aug 26 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
6 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Non-Refundable Ins Fee $50
Cleaning fee $250
Tax Rate 9.0%

Flexible rates and floor plan to accommodate large and small groups:
Flexible rates ~ off season ~ for Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday nights for first floor only ~ 3 bedrooms & 3 bathrooms.
Please refer to rates table for 1st & 2nd floor ~ 5 bedrooms & 4 bathrooms. Minimum 2 nights, 3-6 nights holiday & summer weeks.
Refunds are made for cancellations when the property is re-rented. There is a $200 cancellation fee.
Confused? Have a question? Just call, text, or e-mail Alecia. I'll be happy to discuss your needs.
Limit 12 persons. Over 12 is $25/night/person
We ask that a contract be signed as a memorandum of understanding between guest and owner.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 0% refund if canceled at least 0 days before arrival date.
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Plymouth Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • 3 downstairs 1 upstairs
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 2 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , Companion King. Can be 2 twins.
    Bedroom 6 - 1 king
  • #1- 1 king ~ master bathroom with private bath #2- 1 queen #3- 1 double #4- 2 doubles & a twin #5- 1 king #6- 1 queen #7 Summer sleeping porch - 1 double & 1 queen futon in summer sleeping screened-in porch overlooking the lake. All beds have down pillows and comforters. Let us know if you need non-down linens and we will take care of it.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports Gear
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 10 beach chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Summer months the entire cottage must be rented: minimum 6 night stays. Alternate rates/fees may apply. Example: over 12 people the fee is $25 per person per night. Less than a hostel.

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