|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
Private Lake access with beach, dock, camp sites, etc. Three bedrooms, 3 bathrooms on the lower level of a newly constructed home and a 1 to 2 bedroom efficiency with full bath on the upper level with a king-sized bed and a queen-sized bed. It features a convenient galley kitchen with a comfortable living room/dining room with a queen-sized sleeper couch. The master bedroom has a jacuzzi tub with a California king-sized bed. The second bedroom has a queen-sized bed with a private shower. The third bedroom is a queen-sized bed. There are beautiful views of Camels Hump and the Ricker Mountain Basin and access to a private beach on the Waterbury Lake, an 800+ acre lake, that abuts to 1000's of acres of State Forest. Great for weddings or corporate retreats! Rental cars and taxis available in the area if you would rather arrive by train or airplane.
We are Eric and Francine Chittenden, and we each grew up in Vermont. Eric is an ancestor of Vermont's 1st Governor, Thomas Chittenden. Francine was born in Quebec, and thus her 1st language is French. We both grew up on dairy farms. We got married in 1973, and founded the Cold Hollow Cider Mill in 1974, which rapidly evolved into one of Vermont's premier 'must-see' attractions. In 1980 we created Governor Tom's restaurant, an immensely popular eatery for 8 years. We sold the cider mill in 2000 to Paul & Gail Brown so that we could fulfill our growing 'bucket lists.' The mill continues to be very successful.
Currently Eric holds a license to sail as Captain on the largest ships in the world, and works primarily on the Hawaiian run as a deck officer. Francine is Director of Human Resources for the Vermont Foodbank.
Francine or Eric purchased this estate in 2000
Our 30-acre property is one of the most unique getaways in the Stowe / Central Vermont area, affording privacy, waterfront, great sledding hill, easy access to recreation activities; such as, 4 ski areas, hiking, biking, water sports, concerts, theaters, and much, much more.
Hot tub, sauna, pool table, high-speed internet, flat-screen cable TV, 4 bathrooms, 2 jacuzzi baths, outside shower, volley ball court, 1.5 mile hiking trail that follows a stream in the woods, use of small boats, private beach, fire pit for camp fire at the beach and close to the house, retreat cabin in the woods by the lake, ample parking, gas grill, no extra fees.
This review is a little belated, but the memories are as strong as ever about this amazing place! Could not ask for a cozier, more homey place. The owners, Francine and Eric, were absolutely great as well and were available at any time to help us out with questions/inquiries. Eric even makes his own hard cider, which we got a chance to sample! Don't think I've had better cider anywhere yet, so when he decides to mass produce it I will be one of the first people in line. Overall, thanks again so much for an amazing time and stay, and we will definitely book again next time we head up to that neck of the woods!
We stayed at the Blue Heron Cove with Francine and Eric for our wedding in Waterbury. We had use of the downstairs suite and the upstairs suite. It was an amazing place to prepare for my wedding. The views are unbelievably gorgeous , my sister and I walked the trails in the woods the morning of my wedding, we were able to have our after-party by the fire and were welcomed so kindly we knew we would have and amazing stay. If you are considering staying here, I can give you our recommendation - it's amazing!
We stayed for a week here and absolutely loved the entire week! We hiked around the property actually saw a mommy bear and her two cubs (scary but so exciting), the beach was a perfect private spot for all the kids, fishing off the rocks, using the boats in the water, and enjoying the hot tub and a fire each night! It was so much fun. The owners are the nicest people who are always there to help or chat! Wish we got to hang out more with them. They are fabulous! We are looking forward to another year with them! Wonderful week.
We had a wonderful time in the property that you provided. It far exceeded our expectations and provided a place to have a wonderful Christmas with our family and friends.Thanks so much for the wonderful experience. We hope to return again and again
There are a gang of us that go skiing every year together. This was our first year at Stowe, and could not have asked for a better place to stay. First, Eric and Francine are the most amazing hosts I have ever dealt with. They make you feel so welcome and offer every ammenity, and encourage you to have as much fun as you possibly can. The house was amazing; bedrooms were all private, clean, and comfy. Hot tub, pool table, large kitchen, and amazing sledding hill were all put to great use. If you ever find yourself in need of a place to stay in Stowe, do not hesitate to grab this place up!!!
Since the first email I sent to them, Francine and Eric had been nothing but amicable and welcoming to their home in Waterbury. I was planning a family get together/ski trip for Christmas and it was a great experience. Everything was taken care of and they even went out of their way to lend my 2yr old nephew a pair of skis and boots so we wouldn't have to rent it for him.
The property itself was beautiful, well-kept and with more than ample room for the 6 of us and close to all the attractions of Waterbury and just 20min or so away from Stowe skiing. My only complaint would be that I didn't have enough days there. Next time I'm in the area, I'll be sure to look them up again!
Thanks Eric and Francine!
Lots of hiking trails; x-country skiing; snowshoeing; property abuts to 1000s of acres of State Forest Lands. Private beach and picnic area on the Waterbury Reservoir. In the winter, there are numerous x-country ski trails, snowshoe trails, and a short distance away, easy access to the VAST trails. We are just 6.5 miles from Stowe Village; 15 miles from the Sugarbush Ski area; 15 miles from Bolton Ski area. Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream Factory is just 3 miles from us. We are conveniently located near exit 10 off of Interstate 89.
Other Activities: canoeing and swimming
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
|Refundable Damage Deposit||$500|
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