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Carmel Loft near Jay Peak: Sleeps 4

Bedrooms 1
Space 650 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

Sleeps 4, 10 miles drive to Jay Peak Resort entrance.Tucked away in woods.

Cathedral ceiling, 1 bedroom with queen bed, bath with 36” shower stall, kitchen with propane cook stove, fridge, coffee maker, toaster, microwave. Living room with queen sofabed, large balcony, access to billiards and outdoor, wood-fired sauna (clothing-optional) by brook. Nestled in the woods in the foothills of Jay Peak, the only residence on a dead-end, 1.5 mile long road.

Heated like the rest of the house by an excellent Fisher wood stove and Loft has its own propane backup heater if desired. Free, high speed internet access.

Our other vacation rental, Carmel Cottage (sleeps 5) is next door on same property.

More Details

Jim and Linda Cunningham
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2018

About Jim and Linda Cunningham

Photo: Linda & visiting bull moose calf.

I (Jim) & my wife, Linda were born in 1953 in Lynn & Westfield, Massachusetts. I graduated from U. Mass. (Amherst) with a BA in Early Christian Theology (Latin & Greek) and Linda graduated 1st in her class from Paier Art School in Hamden, CT. We married in 1979 and have raised 5 children here. We enjoy our private, wooded location, do lots of gardening and keep chickens. We are spiritually minded (Catholics). We have always done things the simple, home way--home birth, home school, etc. We bake our own bread and raise as much of our own food as we can.

Jim and Linda Cunningham purchased this apartment in 1994

Why Jim and Linda Cunningham chose Westfield

After a kidney transplant gave me (Jim) a new lease on life in 1992, our family decided to move to the woods near Jay Peak to be close to nature and as independent as possible. We are the only residence on a 1.5 mile long road. Nature abounds here. Once a bull moose calf visited our garden for weeks.

What makes this apartment unique

We bought these 21 wooded acres for privacy, peace, quiet and independence. We built our home and the neighboring 'Carmel Cottage' from scratch. Now that our 5 children have grown up and are raising their own families, we are still developing, having just completed renovating the top storey of our house into our second vacation rental, 'Carmel Loft.'


Westfield Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 1
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Treat our place as you would your grandmother's.
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Resort ...
  • River ...
  • Rural
  • Town ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 36' shower stall
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • queen bed
  • Books
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Lawn / Garden
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


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Carmel Loft near Jay Peak: Sleeps 4
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  • 5 of 5

Jim and Linda were very welcoming and they're great hosts. They have a pool table in the basement, a friendly dog and cat, and the place is overall very cozy. We had no issues during our stay, an we would definitely consider staying here again in the future.

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect ski/snowboard weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5

Hello! Me and three of my friends rented the Carmel loft for a ski getaway and it was exactly what we were looking for. I would and have recommended it to anyone i know. Linda and Jim were very nice hosts that honestly allowed us to have a great time in their home and didn't ask for much in return. I am grateful for their hospitality. The house was always warm when we got back from the mountain, they had room in the basement for us to put are ski gear, we had unlimited access to there pool table which we took advantage of every night, and as long as we asked in advance they would prepare the wood sauna for us which was amazing. Thank you again for everything Jim and Linda!! I look forward to staying again in the future!

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We at Carmel Loft emphasize the après-ski experience, being cozy warm, comfy and restful. Besides the high-class pool table on which my Dad, Charlie (RIP), developed his near-professional skills, winning many tournaments, we have a 5-person, outdoor, clothing-optional sauna made locally solely from cedar with a red brick floor. We also have a small library of books, DVDs, CDs, LPs from the 60s like the Beatles' "Rubber Soul" and an old-fashioned, good quality turn-table. There are also board games, jig-saw puzzles, chess, playing cards, Scrabble and professional darts. For us, hospitality is not just a job, but truly a joy.
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Easy, comfortable stay

  • 5 of 5

The loft comfortably slept 3 of us for our college roommate reunion ski weekend. It was warm and cozy, and Linda and Jim were gracious hosts.

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2015
  • Stayed: February 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exactly what I was looking for!

  • 5 of 5

Carmel Loft embodies many of the characteristics of rural Vermont that people travel so far to experience. It is cozy and woodsy with the faint smell of woodsmoke in the crisp air. A little taste of the rustic, practical lifestyle that is true Vermont. Jim and Linda are very accommodating and helpful, they might even lend you a pair of snowshoes if one of Vermont's famous Nor'easter's has you snowed in! I definitely recommend it, and am looking forward to staying there again.

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2014
  • Stayed: February 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Linda and I (Jim) are glad you appreciate some of our unique qualities such as our "countriness." That is also one of our reasons for moving here 20 years ago from the city of Burlington, VT. Hope to see you again!
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Tranquil escape

  • 5 of 5

I spent a week in the loft with my son this summer and was thoroughly impressed. I've stayed at a couple others in the area, but this was by far the best. It was very clean and Jim and Linda made us feel right at home. There is a lot to do in the area at any time of year. We visited a cider mill, the Cabot creamery, Ben and Jerry's, and a sugar house, just to name a few. My son loved it. It was a great experience. Thank you Jim and Linda.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks a lot. We were delighted to offer you our hospitality. In that short time you began to feel like family to us!
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Nice Loft in Beautiful Surroundings!

  • 5 of 5

Nice, clean, recently remodeled loft in a quiet, beautiful area! Jim and Linda, the caretakers/owners, were very pleasant and made our stay very special! We can't wait to visit again!

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Linda and I enjoyed hosting your stay. Please come again and consider upgrading to Carmel Cottage!
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Nearest Airport
65 Miles
Burlington International Airport
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Jay Peak Ski Resort
Nearest Train
60 Miles
Waterbury, VT
Nearest Motorway
17 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
4.5 Miles
Jay, VT
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Jay Peak Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
7 Miles
Lake Eden
Car: necessary

Carmel Loft (& Carmel Cottage) are near the northernmost peak in the Green Mountain Range in Vermont--Jay Peak. Jay Peak Resort offers skiing, snowboarding, indoor heated water park, ice skating and hockey rink, golf and much more. We are also close to other ski areas including Mt. Mansfield in Stowe and Smugglers Notch in Jeffersonville/Cambridge, VT. Owl's Head Ski Area is just north over the Canadian (Quebec) border.

Vermont's famous Long Trail begins nearby in N. Troy and runs south to the Massachusetts border. Other hiking trails abound.

Swimming and boating and fishing lakes and streams abound including nearby Lake Eden, Lake Memphremagog (an international waterway), Lake Willoughby, Crystal Lake and Lake Seymour. Swimming holes abound, many of which continue the age-old Yankee tradition of skinny-dipping.

The VAST snowmobile Trail is so close you can sled from our property right onto it and ride nearly forever.

For the contemplative, spiritual-minded, there are both a Benedictine and a Discalced Carmelite Monastery within 6 miles, the Benedictine nuns offering a completely Gregorian liturgy and Latin.

The autumn foliage is as exquisite here as anywhere in the world. Many nearby organic farms offer strawberries, vegetables, natural yogurt, goat cheese, maple syrup & candy.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning fee $50

Your $200 security deposit is fully refundable and on its way back to you within 7 days of your departure, pending no damage/theft (which has never occurred).
Ask about our 90 day lease.

Owner'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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