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Vermont Cottage on Lake Amherst ~ Cozy Charming ~ Okemo Killington ~ Free Wifi

Bedrooms 6
Space 3,500 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights


About the property

6 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms ~ Sleeps 12 comfortably in beds- Call us for more info!

Lake Amherst Vermont Cottage in Plymouth, Vermont.

Steps to a happy informed rental:

1) Read ENTIRE listing. Know your home owner!

2) Ask questions.

3) Abide by rules of this listing if you pursue rental here.

You don't need a "communal pool" because we have an entire lake!

You don't need a hot tub cess pool because we have the lake!

You don't need a "fitness room" w/ hiking paths naturally around you.

No need for a garage, we have a carport.

Pool table? No, but we have a ping pong table and a volleyball court.

Vermont night rarely need air conditioning. Go swimming to cool off.

All you need to bring are your own clothes and food. Just show up and start enjoy! Ask owner for more details.

Ski Okemo or Killington. Swim Lake Amherst.

Looking for a nice cozy place perfect for 10-12 people to enjoy a quintessential old time lake cottage experience with modern unpretentious creature comforts, well organized, well stocked, a big screened-in porch overlooking the lake, allows dogs, and a much loved property?

Overlooking the entire length of Lake Amherst in Plymouth, Vermont the home has beautiful views and is in a great location. It is conveniently located equi-distant between Okemo & Killington on historic route 100 for easy access to skiing and riding.

The cottage is a relaxing, calming place. It has many "must-have" conveniences with high quality creature comforts because it needs to be "THAT" special place. You will love entertaining at the cottage because there is plenty of room for everyone.

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 our favorite restaurant and is less than 10 minutes down the road. Check out our FB page for the latest updates of things to do and places not to miss: Vermont Cottage or Lake Amherst Vermont Cottage or GlampCampVermont

Quaint cozy 1930's era cottage updated and maintained in a boutique style for its true charm. The cottage is not cookie cutter trendy design, but rather old time charm that is unique for its pairings of old and new.

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-"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!"

- "I must have said I love this house 50 times!"

- Pet friendly-fees apply

- Non-smoking property

Outdoor Summer Memorial Day ~ Columbus Day Features:


- Fire-pit outside

- Gas & charcoal grills

- Large screened-in porch

- Private beach

- Private dock

- Floating dock

- Canoe

- Volleyball court

- Ping Pong Table

- Croquet

- Badminton

- Bocci Ball

- Basketball hoop on garage

- Whiffleball

- Fishing

Available from Memorial Day weekend ~ Columbus Day weekend.

Indoor Features & Entertainment:


- Cable TVs

- Wireless Internet

- Great cell phone reception

- Washer/dryer/ironing boards

- Down pillows and comforters

- Living room with fireplace

- Kitchen geared towards 'Foodies'

Close-by to:


- Hawk Mountain Resort area

- Camp Plymouth State Park

- Ski Okemo or Killington ~15 minutes to either.

- Swim Lake Amherst ~ right there!

- Shop & site see Woodstock 30 minutes away

- Browse Ludlow 10 minutes away

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

All rental transactions are held accountable to the RENTAL AGREEMENT on this site between guest and owner. It outlines check-in and -out times, recycling requirements/laws, cancellation policy, emergency procedures, Acts of God etc. Owner will send guest the contract and we ask it be returned via e-mail or snail mail within 7 days. The rental may be cancelled by the owner at owner's discretion if terms are not met.

See VRBO #434739 for 2018 rates- Please preview this entire site for terms before booking. A request to book indicates that you have read, understand, and agree to the terms including buying travel insurance and our no refund policy. If you have questions, please ask before requesting to book. We will be happy to answer and assist.

More Details

Alecia Armstrong
Member since: 2004
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, Vermont local
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 May, 2018

About Alecia Armstrong

Alecia Armstrong on Google, Linked-in, Facebook- Emergency mental health crisis clinician at Rutland Regional Medical Center ED and Rutland City Police Department in Vermont.

Why Alecia Armstrong chose Plymouth

Centrally located between Killington & Okemo. We are in the heart of Vermont off historic Route 100. The property has a perfect view of the entire lake. The cottage is quaint, cozy, and charming. It is an authentic lake cottage we’ve restored, updated, and renovated all while keeping its true original charm. Sure, we have some quirks here and there, not uncommon for a historical Cottage......and oh so charming. What really sets us apart are our quaint bedrooms with high quality linens, down comforters, 100% Egyptian cotton towels and multiple amenities offered that other properties don't.

The cottage is such a relaxing, calming place. We have added many "must-have" conveniences with high quality creature comforts because it needs to be that special place. We 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 our favorite restaurant and is less than 10 minutes down the road. Check out our FB page for the latest updates: Vermont Cottage, Alecia Armstrong, GlampCampVermont, or Vermont Cottage Lake Amherst.

I inherited this property from my grandparents who built it in 1934. My grandmother was a Brown and a descendant of founding father Nathaniel Bowman Brown who 'camped at the head of Lake Amherst during the Revolutionary War.' He returned to Plymouth after the war and along with other early settlers settled the town of 'Saltash' which is now Plymouth. I believe that Nathaniel may have very well camped near or on the land that I now owns along with my husband and children.

What makes this cottage unique

Centrally located between Okemo & Killington, beautiful surroundings, privacy, and definitely not 'cookie cutter' atmosphere. This is a family cottage that is much loved and cared for. When you come to stay you will feel like you are visiting friends and not renting a 'unit' or 'profit mill' property.

Please read reviews written by our past guests.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Welcome to our cottage. We hope you enjoy your stay. Please send or email any ideas and constructive criticism directly to us and we will use your feedback to improve our property. Thanks again and have a pleasant stay. Take care,Alecia
Jan 2004
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Plymouth in Windsor County

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • lake ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • mountain ...
  • Mountain View
  • rural
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Alarm Clock
  • Carport
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , Tiled
    Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , Tiled
    Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Tiled
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Double Bed
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • In the summer we have our summer sleeping room available. It is a screened-in porch with a queen and a double on it.
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Veranda ...
  • Raft
  • Sand Pit
  • Conservatory
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
We have a lot of day trips to recommend.


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Vermont Cottage on Lake Amherst ~ Cozy Charming ~ Okemo Killington ~ Free Wifi
average rating of 5.0 based on 29 reviews
University Place, WA

A perfectly perfect VT experience!

  • 5 of 5

Our west coast family of 4 had the most relaxing and fun getaway at this very charming cottage on beautiful Lake Amherst. This was our first taste of VT and we found it to be delightful, largely due to this cozy and hospitable lakeside cottage. As rental owners ourselves and especially because we were visiting from such a distance, we really appreciated the warm atmosphere, generous furnishings and all the toys made available to us. All we had to do was show up! We kayaked, swam, jumped on the water trampoline, sunbathed on the dock, and played croquet. With two boys a bon fire was a nightly event. We adored the spacious screened in porch for dining, morning coffee and evening cocktails. The view of the lake and surrounding mountains was captivating. The area is also a triathlete's training heaven! The owner was gracious, friendly and delivered as promised and than some. We admired how well cared for and organized the house and grounds are and made a few mental notes for our own cottages on the Cape! We had a lovely dinner at the Woodstock Inn and really enjoyed that town for its shopping and covered bridges. This location is perfectly situated within short distance of cute towns to explore and ski areas to hike or bike but frankly, once settled in it's hard to want to leave the cottage and its perch on the lake! We would recommend this cottage in a heartbeat and have already touted its praises to our friends who are looking for the quintessential New England experience.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Aug-2008
  • Date of Stay: August 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Perfect Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

The Vermont Cottage could not have been more perfect! My husband and his buddies spent the weekend there and were raving about everything. Alecia was on top of everything and her clear instructions and willingness to make their stay as perfect as possible was just what you want in a rental owner. She even reached out to us because she wasn't sure the lake would be thawed and the boys were really hoping to do some fishing, but luckily by the time they arrived the boats were out and they were able to enjoy the lake. They even caught a few! There were plenty of boats for 6 grown men to fit and they had a blast rowing around. They all raved about the unique style and layout of the house, as well as the amazingly comfortable beds. The view was gorgeous and the property was just secluded enough that they felt like they had privacy, but was also close to stores if they needed anything. The house has all amenities that you could want and the guys enjoyed cooking both inside and out. I was definitely jealous when I saw pictures and heard stories about the weekend! Thank you Alecia for making their weekend a perfect getaway! We will be back again, with wives and families this time! :)

  • Review Submitted: 11-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect for Our Executive Retreat!

  • 5 of 5

I can see how this home would be loved by families wanted to get away from it all. For us, we used it as a get-away from technology and the corporate life for the six of us on the executive team for a major financial institution. We spent a few days reflecting and strategizing for our organization. It was the perfect home for this roll up your sleeve kind of work in a space that allowed you to think creatively!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I would like to see more work retreats held there. Thanks for choosing Vermont Cottage for yours. Hope you can come back soon and enjoy the lake!
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Very cool

  • 5 of 5

We are long acquainted with the area but not the lakes. We had 2 families and we had a fantastic time. It is a true camp experience with all the amenities. Plan on being efficient with your garbage as it is expected to compost and recycle which is great!! Much larger than we thought. The lake is across the road but very close. The fire pit is amazing and the owners stock the wood well. There is a gas grill and charcoal. Read their policies and you will get a very clear idea of you need to bring. VERY CLEAN!!! repeat VERY CLEAN! For an older camp house to be so clean means constant upkeep. They do it well. No complaints at all and left it as we found it easily. Alicia is very friendly and accommodating. The cell service for ATT is not present but the WiFi in and around the house is excellent. Bravo...

  • Review Submitted: 04-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review. You also were fantastic guests and we truly appreciated how well you took care of the cottage. You are right, if folks read the info guide provided, they will know that we have generous amenities and all folks have to bring are clothes, personal items, food.....and simply show up to begin enjoying. The small dirt road (actually the historic Revolutionary War road General Jeffrey Amherst marched on in the 1700s) now provides guests with access to the boat landing and the small Hawk Marina close by for extra boat rentals or a lake cruise with Lora on the pontoon boat. Recycling is Vermont law and composting will be mandatory by 2020, but we've always composted because we use the organic soil for our gardens. AT&T service can be added to the cell booster by contacting us and letting us know. Verizon connects automatically.
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Great house with unique characteristics

  • 5 of 5

Family of 6 had a great time spending the better part of a week in late August. Bedrooms were very comfortable and the yard in the back with volleyball net was fun for kids and grown ups. Bonus was the screened in bedroom.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. Thank you for taking such good care of the cottage. We truly appreciate guests such as yourselves. Happy to hear you enjoyed the volleyball court. It's not just a volleyball court. A great surprise for most. ....and the summer sleeping porch; it's usually a favorite. :-)
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Branford, CT

Perfect bachelor weekend

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was great! It had everything that was mentioned on the site, and then some. The entire property was very clean and organized. We couldn't have asked for a better place to celebrate our buddy getting married. There was plenty of space for everyone to sleep and all the beds were very comfortable. It was easy to get to, and checking in and out was a breeze. Thanks again to Alecia! She made the whole process very easy. Everyone had so much fun that I know we will be back in the future!

  • Review Submitted: 21-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Long Trail Brewing Company
Killington / Okemo Snowmobile Tours - Backcountry Tour
Coolidge State Forest
Long Trail Brew Pub
President Calvin Coolidge Homestead
Harry's Restaurant
A large menu with a variety of items sure to please everyone. The chef really knows how to p...
Camp Plymouth State Park
Homestyle Hostel Inn & Cafe
Great food, fantastic drinks!
Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Main & Mountain
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Echo Lake Inn
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Killington or Okemo
Car: necessary

Year-round lakeside cottage. Convenient location, 15 minutes to Okemo or 15 minutes to Killington in the other direction! Adjacent to Hawk Mountain Resort, near recreation areas. Off Vermont Route 100.

Other Activities: Major ski areas & shopping Killington & Okemo 15 minutes to either one!

Golf: Inquire about golf courses. We will gladly send you brochures.

Ski: Inquire about ski area festivities. Okemo and Killington are each within 15 minutes driving distance.

Ludlow, Vt Website

Okemo & Killington Snow Report

Ticket Deals at Okemo & Killington

Snowmobiling Ludlow & Killington Area


Prices & Availability

Ask Owner a Question

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £224.61
Additional Guest Fee £26.2 per person per night
Pet Fee £74.87

All rentals require a signed contract between guest and owner to complete the rental. Owner will send guest the contract and it must be returned via snail mail or scanned into an e-mail within 7 days or the rental may be cancelled by the owner at owner's digression. Good communication is key and gives each party peace of mind.

No Refunds - Purchase travel insurance.
Confused? Have a question? Just call, text, or e-mail Alecia. I'll be happy to discuss our policy and your needs.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.

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