Lovely 19th Century Cottage

Idlewild cottage
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3 Reviews

From $110 / night

Lake Elmore, VT 05657
Lovely 19th Century Cottage
Cottage
2 bedrooms
6 guests
7 night min

Overview Description

Overview

Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Sleeps: 6
Type: Cottage
Per week: $770
Pets allowed: Yes
Internet: Yes
Description of the Lake Elmore vacation cottage rental
Idlewild Cottage is located on the east shore of Lake Elmore. It provides a lovely panoramic view of the lake and Elmore Mountain. It was originally constructed in about 1880 and was renovated during the summer of 1999. We have tried to retain a feeling of the past and hope that our guests will enjoy relaxing in our old, but reconstructed, cottage.

The property has a new dock, a lovely porch, and many appliances. There is no TV service and water for showers and toilets is drawn from the lake. Potable water is provided by the owners who live next door. A variety of family games and puzzles are provided.

Additional photos and information are available upon request.

David Peters

Area Information
Lake Elmore is located in northern Vermont. It is about a 20 minute drive to Stowe, 30 minutes to Montpelier and 60 minutes to Burlington. Shopping is available 4 miles away in Morrisville and at the Elmore Store. On the northern end of the lake is Elmore State park and at the southen end is a boat launch. The park has a very nice beach and a variety of boats are available for rent.

The Stowe and Montpelier areas provide a varity of dining opportunities as well as many family activities. These include an alpine slide, gondola rides, and bicycle and horseback riding.
There are many mountains in the area that provide hiking and climbing opportunities

About the owner

Owner Profile

David Peters

David Peters

David Peters

  • School:

    Kenmore West Senior High School, University of Rochester, SUNY at Buffalo
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Rates

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Jun 06 2017 Sep 27 2017 - - $770 - 1 Week
Check In: 1 p.m. Check Out: 10 a.m.
Lodging tax: 9%
Payment Options: Personal Check

Reviews (3)

Reviews for this vacation cottage rental in Lake Elmore, Vermont

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Excellent
3 reviews
Steve Hingtgen

A Vermont Gem

Steve Hingtgen

Vermont

A Vermont Gem

June 22, 2012

The word "camp" has a special meaning in Vermont history and culture. Driving down the road in some parts of Vermont you may see a sign that says "Caution: Summer Camp Area." That doesn't mean the Boy Scouts or YMCA camp is nearby. Camp is a family's seasonal house not too far away from their year-round home in town. In the best examples, a camp is on a lake or pond. It isn't as formal or pretentious as a vacation home...more of a semi-rustic second house without insulation that allows a family to live closer to nature and enjoy the short but spectacular summer in northern New England. Camps are often passed down in the family. Owning your own camp is a fading luxury for most Vermonters...including our family. Idlewild Cottage is a camp in the best Vermont tradition and our family of four loved every minute of the week we spent there. The location on beautiful Lake Elmore is excellent and the sunsets were epic. The condition of the property is virtually perfect with everything clean, well kept and neat and tidy. The amenities were exactly the way a camp should be...comfortable but not quite as comfortable as our "city house." A breezy screened in porch overlooking lake sunsets. A small vintage camp kitchen fully stocked with pots and pans and dishes and utensils. A warm indoor lake water shower. Lots of beds upstairs with a steep climb to get there. A picnic table, grill and fire pit on a lovingly cared for lawn. A picture perfect private dock, chairs and canoe. As is the case with most all traditional camps, potable water is not plumbed into the house but it is available next door. That's something to consider when planning your vacation, but not something that should dissuade you. That, along with the rare and pleasant absence of cell phone and internet access means you will be stepping back in time a bit...to a Vermont of vintage postcards and family memories. Owners Dave and Ellie pay attention to every detail and live nearby so you know you will be cared for. We hope to repeat our memorable vacation at their cottage next summer. We have a feeling it might become a family tradition.

Michaela Dalton White

Grown Up Summer Camp Vacation.

Michaela Dalton White

Maplewood, NJ

Grown Up Summer Camp Vacation.

January 14, 2011

What a special cottage. We felt like we were transported back in time. The cottage is decorated with care, pennants, antlers, great rustic style. We loved it, decor is always a factor in our accomodation choices. My husband and I lived on the porch, reading for hours on end in absolute peace. spent the sunnier days canoeing on the lake. Dave took us on a pontoon boat ride to the general store and bought us ice cream - I'm 37 years old and this made me feel like a kid again, thanks again for the chocolate cone, dave. Our phones didn't work: didn't care. No computer: thankful to be away from it. I have a tendancy to choose vacation spots that disconnect us from most of the trappings modern communication. This fit the bill to a T. The lake and it's surroundings are beautiful. The view of the sun setting behind Mt. Elmore is a perfect gift at the end of each day spent here.

Denyne Sanville

Lakeside Paradise

Denyne Sanville

Dunstable, MA

Lakeside Paradise

August 30, 2010

This was our 2nd trip back to Elmore and we couldn't have loved it more. Despite cool weather we felt right at home in this beautiful lakeside cottage. No phones, no tv, no computer just a real escape from the world; but only a 1/2 hour to Montpelier,Stowe & Smuggler's Notch if you are looking for some excitement. All you need is here - comfortable accommodations, a dock with killer views, peaceful private location, crystal clean lake, a screened in porch with the best glider sofa in the world, outdoor firepit . . . I could go on. Owners Dave & Ellie make you feel right at home and are close at hand if you need anything. This cottage is a true gem and one we will return to again & again.

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