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Step back in time to a quieter world where you wake up to the sound of nature

Bedrooms 4
Separate WCs1
Space 1,500 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

4 bedrooms sleeps up to 8, and bunkhouse sleeps up to 4 (Supplemental charge)

Gilliam Lodge is an enchanting and immaculate lakefront cottage that retains all of the character of a time gone by. Gilliam Lodge is a blend of comfort and modern conveniences with the nostalgia of a quieter age when time was measured by the lapping of the waves on the shore, the cry of the loons on the water, and the crackling of the fire in the fireplace.

Gilliam Lodge is set on pristine Lake Seymour, known for it's clear water, excellent summer swimming, and trout and salmon fishing. Our quiet, private location and spacious, comfortable property offer superb opportunities for relaxation, water sports, or getting together with family and friends, as well as touring the sites of Vermont's Northeast Kingdom. A beautiful view and spectacular fall colors encircling the lake, also ensure a great leaf-season vacation.

The Great Room, a post and beam with cathedral ceiling, field-stone fireplace, dining and sitting areas, is the centerpiece overlooking the lake. Enjoy dinner at a custom-made table that seats twelve people. A large screened-in porch lets you watch the sunset over the water while listening to the sounds of the lake. An unscreened deck, with gas grill, lounging and dining furniture, also overlooks the water.

The up-to-date kitchen includes everything you need to prepare wonderful meals, and includes stove, range, dishwasher, washer and dryer. Electric baseboard heat means the cabin can be used from mid-May until mid-October.

Four bedrooms and a separate bunkhouse (supplemental charge) provide ample sleeping quarters. Three bathrooms (two with showers) means no waiting in line. WiFi is included.

Lake Seymour is four miles long, the second largest lake completely contained within Vermont's borders. It is a pristine lake, ideal for all water sports, and known for lake, brook and brown trout, and landlocked salmon fishing. Gilliam Lodge's thirty foot dock provides easy access to the water using the canoe, kayak, row boat, and sail boat we provide, or your own boat. Birders will enjoy Lake Seymour's breeding loons, and may catch a site of resident bald eagles.

Gilliam Lodge is the place to go for a few days or more to recharge, and remember what life used to be.

2015 Updates: New kitchen cupboards; new lighting on porch and deck; new 40-ft dock; new wooden walkway to water; drilled water well; handicapped grab bars in bathrooms; new linens, quilts and towels.

More Details

Gerry Hunt & Elaine Lockwood
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, Norwegian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
11 July, 2018

About Gerry Hunt & Elaine Lockwood

Gerry Hunt grew up in northern Vermont and spent 20 years in the software industry. Elaine Lockwood grew up in New Jersey and has lived in Colorado, California, Norway and Canada before moving to northern Vermont in 2011.

Gerry Hunt & Elaine Lockwood purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Gerry Hunt & Elaine Lockwood chose Morgan

When you see this cottage the feelings of nostalgia sweep over you. It is what our grandparents thought of when they would spend vacation on a Vermont lake, and there is no lake cleaner or prettier than Lake Seymour.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Morgan in Orleans County

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Between bedrooms 1 & 2
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Between bedrooms 3 & 4
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , In the bunkhouse
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bunkhouse - 2 Single Bed , 1 Bunk Bed , Detached bunkhouse with 3/4 bathroom (supplemental charge)
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming


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Step back in time to a quieter world where you wake up to the sound of nature
average rating of 4.7272725 based on 11 reviews

Beautiful cabin, great space for a large group.

  • 5 of 5

Loved the decor, huge table with seating for everyone, large well-appointed kitchen, bunkhouse was perfect space for the kids. Screened in porch and deck were perfect. The rooms, beds and bedding were comfortable.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Suzanne: Thank you for your kind review, for treating our place with care and leaving it in such good shape. It's a pleasure to share it with people who appreciate it's classic New England ambiance and beautiful setting. I'm not sure I told you, but Vermont's Lake Wise program uses our place as an example of an ideal lakefront property when teaching their advisors about waterfront and lake health. ( I hope you bring your family back again to enjoy it again next year! Elaine
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Charlotte, Vermont

Quiet lakeside cabin

  • 4 of 5

Gilliam lodge was s great place for our needs. We had two families with young kids(9 and under) and spent loads of time in the lake swimming and paddling. Available gear was fine and the dock, porch, lodge are in good shape.

The kitchen was well stocked and the layout was good. Loved the warm wood interior with fireplace. We also did some mountain biking and fishing in the area and enjoyed getting creamers in Derby Center. Elaine the host was helpful.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Family Reunion Location!

  • 5 of 5

This historic lodge was perfect for our gathering of 12 ring the week we had it. The dining table was huge and, as advertised, allowed 12 adults to sit very comfortably with windows open to the lake, woods, and mountain view surrounding us. The kitchen was recently remodeled, offering spacious counters for buffets and workspaces for preparation, a very quiet dishwasher (very welcome!), plus washer and dryer. All the appliances were used. It was wonderful sitting at the table, or out on the screened porch, with enough chairs for everyone. Swimming from the dock, playing family board and card games during rain and chilly weather, reading books from the shelves, and sipping coffee or wine on the open deck made for a very memorable reunion. Thank you for a lovely stay. Everyone agreed it was the perfect accommodation for us.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Shirley and Geoff, for taking the time to write your kind review. I'm very glad Gilliam Lodge worked so well for you, and hope to see you again. Also - thank you for taking good care of the antique table, and leaving the Lodge in such good shape. Best regards, Elaine
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Return guests!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second year staying at Gilliam Lodge, and it was just as comfortable, beautiful, and relaxing as the first. The lake is pretty much perfect, and the space accommodates a group with lots of room to move around, cook and eat together, and spread out for different activities. Elaine is a great host, very thoughtful and accessible in terms of communication beforehand. We love it, and we'll definitely be back.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Denise, it was good to host you again, and I look forward to seeing you next year.
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Great place for family reunion vacation

  • 4 of 5

We chose Gilliam lodge for a family reunion vacation with three generations together. It was a great success.

The main house is old, so it has the charm and character of the old time camps. Clean and in good repair. The big main room is beautiful and comfortable and both deck and screened porch were a highlight because we had mostly sunny hot humid weather. Only downside is lots of creaky doors and windows, and not much privacy due to the layout and the thin walls. The bunkhouse helped a lot with that, also made room for the kids.

The kitchen worked well for our three generations of enthusiastic cooks turning local farmers market and Derby supermarket trips into feasts. The huge antique Dining table was perfect for us.

The Lake is of course the focus, we used the docks and the boats as much as possible. Steep bank gives the camp great views, and a brand new walkway, stairs and docks give good access to the lake. Shallow beach with shingle and sand bottom make this area great for swimming and boating (but not for diving!). Would work for small kids especially if they have water shoes for the shingle beach. Lake Seymour has legendary great water quality.

Ellen was easy to work with, no problems contacting her or making arrangements.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Kelly, I'm glad the kitchen worked well for your feast preparation. We put in the butcher block and expanded cabinets for just such occasions. I'm glad the kids had fun, and that the lodge worked well for your family. Thank you for your helpful review, and best wishes for a good autumn. Elaine
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San Francisco

Two Family vacation

  • 4 of 5

This house was a wonderful oasis for our two families to meet. Each family had a wing of the house with plenty of beds and the added bunkhouse was a special treat for the teenagers.

The lake was wonderful and easily accessible.

The kitchen was fully functional and well supplied.

The house is wheel chair accessible but a little tight--charming old house vs modern size wheelchairs.

It was easy to travel to Jed's Maple Sugar Farm, Cabot Cheese, and Ben and Jerry's. We had a wonderful vacation and highly recommend this cabin to anyone seeking out peace and quiet in the Northeast Kingdom.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Christine, Thanks for you kind review. I'm particularly glad the bunkhouse worked out for the kids, as I expected it would. Best regards, Elaine
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Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Burlington, VT
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Newport Country Club
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Interstate 91, Exit 28 (Derby, Vermont)
Car: recommended


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Additional pricing information

Property Damage Insurance £44.92

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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