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Lake Willoughby Family Retreat; 4 delightful cabins, lake access, large lawn

Bedrooms 7
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Classic, rustic Vermont lake cabins; gorgeous views;spacious grounds

An awesome family retreat beautifully situated on four Northeast Kingdom acres with spectacular views of Lake Willoughby and lake access across the street. Start creating life-long memories of a classic summer vacation "at the lake" . Sleeping up to 20 guests, this property is perfect for families and friends to enjoy a splendid time together but still allows the privacy of your own cabin.

Relax at our sandy beach across the street from the cabins. Swim in the pristine, crystal- clear waters of Willoughby. Its beauty & grandeur will take your breath away as you approach from either the north or south end. Our beach location on the east side of Lake Willoughby provides beautiful panoramic views of the lake and surrounding mountains with FULL SUN FROM EARLY IN THE DAY UNTIL EVENING WHEN THE SUN SETS. Launch your kayak, canoe or paddle board from our private beach. Or walk to the larger public beach just a short ways up the road and fly kites after the crowds are gone.

The property has three 2 bedroom cottages, each having 2 double beds and a couch/futon, sleeping 4-5 guests. The 1 bedroom cabin with pullout sofa can sleep up to 4. Each cottage has a four burner stove, oven and refrigerator. You will find all the pots, pans, plates and utensils needed. There is also a toaster, coffee pot and microwave. Relax in the ample living area with couch/futon and comfortable rocker or overstuffed chair. Each cabin has panoramic views of the lake and mountains enjoyed from the dining table and front porch. Each cottage has a picnic table and two lawn chairs' Guests may want to bring additional outdoor chairs and possibly a pop-up awning for shade . Cabins are also available individually. Please call for rates if 4 cabins are not needed.

You will have full access to our spacious and well-groomed grounds perfect for any number of lawn games and activities. At meal time, have an old-fashioned summer picnic using the picnic tables provided. Push them together and you have seating for a crowd. Or have dinner on the lakeside lot and watch our world-class sunsets.

Enjoy the many on-site recreational activities. If whiffle ball tournaments are your family's passion, we can set up the home-run fencing. Boccie ball, croquet, horse-shoes and corn-hole boards are also provided. Sit and read while your young children enjoy the play area safely set back from the road. Truly take time to smell the flowers in our country gardens or explore the brook that runs along the property with the 8 to 12 year olds who love that activity. Build fairy houses in the bordering woods. After a full day of summer adventure, gather round the fire and reminisce, roast marshmallows and delight in the wonders of our night sky. Enjoy the spectacular surroundings, the freedom of the outdoors, but most of all enjoy the time spent together.

Close-by, you will find horseback-riding, scuba diving, and spectacular hiking at the south end of the lake. We are situated within 30 minutes of Burke Mountain for some of the best mountain biking trails found.

More Details

Elaine & Bill Cashin
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
9 August, 2017

About Elaine & Bill Cashin

We are a large family with six now grown children and 2 grandchildren. In 1997, when our youngest was 2 and our life was very busy keeping up with work and the children, we decided to pack it up and move to Vermont. We have been so lucky to raise our 6 children in this beautiful place and make so many friends along the way. The children are now grown, but they remain in the area as Lake Willoughby has become a part of who they are. We are blessed to look out our windows every day and see the beauty that surrounds us.

Elaine & Bill Cashin purchased this estate in 1998

Why Elaine & Bill Cashin chose Northeast Kingdom

After we had our fifth child, we took a much needed vacation and headed north to Lake Willoughby where my husband vacationed as a child. Living on a small lake in Massachusetts, we appreciated the water, but as we crested the hill on VT Rte 5A and saw Lake Willoughby, it took my breath away. The majesty and grandeur of the cliffs, mountains and undeveloped forests was a sight to see. When we swam, the clarity of the water amazed and refreshed us, unlike anything we had experienced.

We saw this property for sale and decided it would be a great family endeavor. We certainly had the ready made work-force with our 6 children and here we are, almost 20 years later, unable to ever think of leaving.

What makes this estate unique

Over the years, we have had many visitors, both family and guests here at Green Acres Cabins & Lakehouse. It has been wonderful to share time together as a group and yet enjoy the privacy each cabin offers. We have had many family gatherings, cook-outs, graduation parties on a small scale and family reunions and weddings on a larger scale hosting well over 100 people. Our property is perfect, allowing for individual activities and quiet time or a grand time together that you will never forget.

If you need a little more space for overnight guests, please ask about our other accommodations.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday estate in Westmore in Orleans County

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • rural ...
  • village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Each cabin has a full bathroom including a sink, shower and toilet. They have all been updated though they retain their rustic charm. One set of towels per guest per visit is provided.
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Bedroom/Cabin #3 - 1 Large Double Bed , Cabin #3
    Bedroom/Cabin #1 - 1 Double Bed , Cabin #1
    Bedroom/Cabin #1 - 1 Double Bed , Cabin #1
    Bedroom/Cabin #4 - 1 Double Bed , Cabin #4
    Bedroom/Cabin #5 - 1 Double Bed , Cabin #5
    Bedroom/Cabin #5 - 1 Double Bed , Cabin #5
    Bedroom/Cabin #4 - 1 Double Bed , Cabin #4
  • One set of bedding is provided for each bed per visit. Pillows and blankets are also provided. There is also a futon in the living area in Cabin #1,#4  that sleeps 2 additional guests
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Lake Willoughby Family Retreat; 4 delightful cabins, lake access, large lawn
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

Well maintained, clean, and efficient. Beautiful lake!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time attempting a 4 family vacation together. The cabins are older but it was clean and efficient - simple living worked well! There is a well equipped kitchen, basic bathroom, clean linens, and easy to stay in. The futon mattress in the living room was very hard though. We spent most of our 4 days on the lake which was absolutely gorgeous - not crowded! We'd brought our boat from CT and it was well worth it. The private beach was great and worked well for everyone. Bring water shoes - lots of rocks to walk on to get out to the sand. We will definitely return!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a wonderful review. Once again, we do love having families coming together creating summer memories "at the lake". We do try to maintain the simple, classic appeal of the cabins as they have been providing lodging for families for many years here at Lake Willoughby. Love seeing the picnic tables all pulled together for your meals and happy that you enjoyed the fire each night. So glad you had a great time and we look forward to having you return.
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Great for big groups

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I rent a lake house every year and rather than one house this year we went with the 4 cabins. With 15 friends it was so handy to have 4 fridges and 4 bathrooms this year!!!

Bill and Elaine were very nice. They greeted us when we got there, gave us sheets for the sofa beds and games to play while we were there. They also had a huge canopy they let us use over the picnic tables for the night it poured.

They even lit fires for us every night in the fire pit that they amply furnished with beautiful wood adarandak chairs.

They are pretty accommodating about noise, but they do live on premises. So we would turn the music down pretty low after 10pm.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great group of people. It was wonderful to see you fully enjoying the property. You took advantage of the lawn games available and were back and forth to the beach with tubes & kayaks. The sounds of summer fun and laughter at the fire each night with a group of friends top off a great weekend "at the lake".
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Great place for family get together.

  • 5 of 5

Nicely appointed cottages and great yard for the kids to run in. Corn hole and wiggle ball games were a lot of fun. The fire pit was our nightly ritual and bill had it lit for us each night.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bill is always happy to be of assistance and lighting the fire each night is his favorite part of hosting (as I am sure you noticed). So glad the kids were truly able to enjoy the freedom of running and playing that the large open lawn area allows. It is always great to have families come as a group to enjoy a summer vacation at our spot on Lake Willoughby. Loved seeing you pull the picnic tables and grills together to enjoy your meals together and loved the swan boat. I wish I could have seen that out on the lake. Thanks again for being great guests.
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The Lucern of the Americas

  • 5 of 5

Green Acers is one of the most beautiful and tranquil finds in The Northeast Kingdom.

The cabins are delightfully accomdating with easy access to a private beach just a stroll across the street.

Our large family held a reunion there 7 years ago and was on the top of the list as a place to be hosted again.

Bill and Elaine couldn't be more accomdating with all the details and large crowd. We will be going back again and again.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You So Much Suzi, Hosting your family for reunions over the years has been wonderful. It is always great to have one large family sharing memories and catching up under the apple tree or at the fire or sitting at the beach. Your first reunion 7 years ago was the beginning of many happy, large gatherings here. The best thing is that we have seen many of you come back again. Your gathering this past summer was a little smaller but still loads of fun. Having the large tent for the day of the event and your fabulous pot luck Saturday night supper really brought everyone together. And as we've said, we hope to host your family again, sooner rather than later. Elaine & Bill
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Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
The Gap
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Barton Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Willoughvale Inn
Nearest Beach
Our Beach
Car: necessary

We are located on the Northeast Kingdom Byway, along the shores of Lake Willoughby. Hike on mountains at the south end of the lake and the views will take your breath away. We are within 30 minutes to Kingdom Trails in Burke for some of the best mountain biking in the land. Travel 1 hr north to Jay Peak Resort and experience the great adventure of their Indoor Water Park. Our own Willoughby Lake Golf is minutes away or play at Grandad's in Newark or The Barton Golf Club. Cruise Lake Memphamagog on The Northern Star Steamship. Take in a show at The Haskell Opera house, half of which sits in Canada and half in the States. So much to see & do or just sit a spell and relax your soul.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday estate in Westmore, Vermont

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3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £59.9
Tax Rate 9.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Must be 25 years of age to rent property. The reservation is for a set number of guests. If more than the permitted number of people arrive, you may be asked to leave or a fee assessed. The property is available for use by registered guests only. 2 cars are allowed per cabin. Extra parking must be pre-approved by the owners prior to arrival. There is no parking allowed on the beach lot.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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