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.
- Estate2500 sq. ft.
- Separate WCs0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
- 3 to 5 Bedroom, 3 to 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10 to 12 people.
Francine or Eric
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- Response time:
- within one hour
- English, French
- Calendar last updated:
- 16 Jun 2018
About Francine or Eric
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
Why Francine or Eric chose Waterbury Center
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.
What makes this Estate unique
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.
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Awesome winter getaway and snowboard house and planning on coming this summer!!
The owners Francine and Eric are great and very accommodating! The dining table is perfect for our group of ten board/card game table. Hot tub is maintained and was cleaned just for us. Everything was clean and plenty of toiletries if you forgot them. Definitely a top notch rental!!
My stay was perfect. The home was everything I could want.
Perfect house for our family of 11!
Delightful time. The lake, fire place, privacy, all of it. Thank you Francine and Eric for sharing your home.
Liked it ...but
... it wasn't exactly what I expected. The property and all of its outdoor grounds are beautiful but the rented lodgings are a bit dark and damp. One of the bedrooms doesn't have a window. In fact, booking for a group of 9 (as it was our case) required the use of two separated apartments within the main house (one on the main floor of the house and another at a walk-out basement level), which made it a bit difficult to share the group's time more practically. Although we didn't get to interact that much with Francine, Eric was a wonderful and caring host! We missed the Fall colors by a couple of weeks but it was a wonderful weekend while in the region!
Beautiful home and fantastic private beach
Wonderful vacation in beautiful Vermont
My family of 12, 8 adults and 4 children just spent a terrific time in this beautiful house on a wonderful piece of property. The children loved running and playing on the huge lawn and playing on their playground. Great for 5 to 2 year olds. The lake was refreshing and fun to canoe and swim. The stores and restaurants were very convenient.
The owners were on site which was a wonderful thing. Each night Eric, the owner would have a fire ready in the fire pit for us. Each morning he checked and added chemicals to the hot tub, that we enjoyed each evening. Eric even gave us all a toast with his delicious home made hard cider on our last day. Wonderful people, Eric and Francine !
The first morning we were surprised to see a magnificent black bear cross the far corner of the property. The trails around the property were fun to hike. One of our older sons spent 2 nights in one of their secluded cabins by the lake. Eric left him 2 bottles of wine there .
Great time.......wonderful owners.
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