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Secluded But Accessible Cottage on Twin Ponds

Bedrooms 2
Space 911 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, 2 Bath year-around cottage with view of the ponds

This cottage was designed as a year around home with central heat. It provides a quiet place to enjoy your vacation while being near a number of attractions and support services. The interior is all on one level. There is one step onto the porch and one step from the porch to the interior of the cottage. There are two bedrooms, each with a double bed, closet/wardrobe and a bureau. There are two full bathrooms, one with tub shower combination with a washer and dryer and one bathroom with a shower only. The fully equipped kitchen with electric stove & oven, full sized refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, toaster, etc. looks out on the west pond. The dining and living area has hardwood floors and views of both ponds (leafs permitting). During the occasional hot weather, good cross ventilation is enhanced by window fans. DSL internet access and local phone service, a 37" HD TV with blue ray player, and a few DVDs are provided. The screened-in front porch provides an alternate dining or sitting area with a view of the ponds. Twin Ponds was created by a glacier and is about 45 feet deep. There is a grassy boat dock and sandy play area. There is great fishing (VT fishing license required), a diving float and two boats available. Our 228 acre Christmas tree farm is available for hiking, bird watching and a complimentary farm tour can be scheduled.

More Details

Lew Stowell
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 June, 2018

About Lew Stowell

I Grew up in Chester, VT and graduated from Norwich University. Retired from the Vermont National Guard, the State of Vermont and now just operating the family Christmas tree farm. I live about 1/2 mile by Twin Pond Road from the cottage.

Lew Stowell purchased this cottage in 1958

Why Lew Stowell chose Brookfield

My father always wanted a trout pond. He cut wild Christmas trees on the property for many years and purchased the property for the family in 1958. In 1961 the family purchased the adjoining property which now has most of the Christmas tree fields. It turned out that Twin Ponds has a mix of fish that are not compatible with trout. The Pickerel and Large Mouth Bass eat small trout if they enter the ponds by either of the two brooks. Occasionally a larger surviving trout is caught. However the mix of fish (Large Mouth Bass, Chain Pickerel, Perch and catfish) is desirable because at least one of the four main species are likely to bite sometime each day.

What makes this cottage unique

One of the most popular areas of the cottage is the screened-in porch. There is a glider and several chairs and a table so that your family can gather for meals, plug into power for extended laptop/tablet use, enjoy the view of the woods, lawns and ponds or just take a nap. The cottage is just high enough above the ponds to have a nice breeze but only a short walk from the beach and boats. The porch is also the home of Badminton, Croquet, big tubes, life vests, horseshoes and other outdoor fun items.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Brookfield in Orange County

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 911 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • rural ...
  • village ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , There is a sink and night light.
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , There is also a washer and dryer.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Each bedroom has a comfortable double bed with a closet or wardrobe, a bureau, chair and night stand with a clock.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Water Sports Gear
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • diving
  • ski
  • swimming
  • water tubing


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Secluded But Accessible Cottage on Twin Ponds
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews

Great place to get away and relax ! This place is very very quiet !! Great view of the lake !

  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay for family weekend or graduation for Norwich University !

  • Review Submitted: 18-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Burlington International Airport (BTV)
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
The Pub
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Northfield Country Club
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Interstate 89 Exit 5
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Biltown Barbque
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
On the property
Car: recommended

Brookfield is geographically near the center of the state providing a good base of operations to take day trips to other parts of the state. There are lots of scenic byways to explore near by.

The fishing is very good with five species of fish in Twin Ponds including large mouth Bass.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Brookfield, Vermont

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £19 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

SPECIAL RATES: THREE NIGHTS- $525.00 except NU Graduation, 4th of July, Labor Day and NU Parent's Weekend which are $550.00; two weeks or more $775.00 per week; 31 days or more are not subject to Vermont rooms tax and are $85.00 per night. Pets are not accepted because of allergy issues with some guests. See for more details.

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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