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The Dunmore Duchess Located on Beautiful Lake Dunmore

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Minimum Stay
3 nights

About the property

The sun has just risen and its rays can be seen glistening over the placid lake waters. In the background, the cascading water of a cool Vermont stream can be heard. The robins are whistling a melodic song in the branches high above while hummingbirds can be viewed darting through the various deciduous trees.

Welcome to Dunmore Duchess, a private lake cottage located in Salisbury, VT. The cottage sits above Lake Dunmore and consists of one bedroom with a queen bed, one bathroom, and a slightly larger living room and kitchen. A bunk bed is located in the larger living space which can be used to accommodate more guests. Two stone patios, a deck and a dock are part of this peaceful retreat. Swimming, boating, fishing, sailing, kayaking, hiking, and biking are some of the wonderful activities that Vacationers can partake in during their stay. The cottage is located approximately 8 miles from Middlebury, VT and 6 miles from Brandon, VT of which both locations offer much in the area of art, entertainment, dining, culture, and shopping. Please consider being part of this tranquil experience by allowing me to share my home away from home with you.

Property Manager
Jenifer Elkas
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
11 December, 2016


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(6 traveller reviews)

The Dunmore Duchess Located on Beautiful Lake Dunmore
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews

Beautiful, private, cozy escape!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent four magical days at the Dunmore Duchess over Labor Day weekend. It was amazing!! The cottage is small but cozy; we spent most of the time in the outdoor spaces, either by the grill on the stone deck or on the front deck, which has a lovely view of the lake and the mountains. The area around the cabin was absolutely quiet, which we were really hoping for; the most common noise was one very vocal and curious chipmunk out back who was our constant companion in the four peaceful days.

The lake itself is paradise!! The water was the perfect temperature in early September, clear and fresh. Great swimming, and a great area for all water sports. The stairs down to the private dock are a tad treacherous, and since my husband has a bad knee, we ended up taking the car down to the water, which felt a bit silly but it was a good solution to the stairs problem. The private dock has some comfy chairs and is a great place to spend a couple hours in the sun.

The inside of the cabin is nicely decorated and cozy. I loved the vintage stove!! The kitchen is well-appointed. The queen sized bed in the bedroom has a good mattress and the linens were nice. The bathroom is tiny and the shower does not have tons of hot water. This property is maybe not the best for high-maintenance people, but it was perfect for us.

Lastly, Gene the property manager is friendly and very helpful, but he gave us our privacy and space.

Hoping we can return next summer!! Great experience! Thank you Jenifer.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great, rustic cottage in the trees with excellent access to Lake Dunmore!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at this cottage. Nice place to unplug and get away. The cottage is tucked away in the trees with a private sitting area, great deck perched in the trees. Direct access to Lake Dunmore down staircase with your own dock for fishing, diving, or just sitting and watching the water!

The cottage is outfitted with all the necessary essentials and we really enjoyed our stay.!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean and cozy

  • 4 of 5

The sunset views from the deck were spectacular! The manager was very responsive and helpful during our stay. The water situation was more difficult for us than I had originally thought it might be when it came to shower time but I think that's more of a reflection on us than the cottage. We enjoyed our time at Lake Dunmore very much.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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cozy cottage with nice sunset view

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was better than we expected! It was very well kept, with many supplies we needed for the stay. Both the owner and the manager are very responsive to our questions. Very pleasant stay, will go back. Small, so only recommended for a couple or small family who want to enjoy nature and relaxation.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We had a great time

  • 5 of 5

This cozy cottage was perfect for our family of four. The water was warm, it was raining but we still were swimming. The kids caught one fish after another which they loved.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We were greeted by the property manager in the next town over and we caravanned to the rental: what ease! The house was situated up in the trees on a secluded side of the lake providing a cool respite from the sunny private dock and amazing sunsets views. We brought our own tubes for lounging in the water but didn't need to because some were provided. Also coffee and coffee filters, charcoal for the grill, some spices and cooking oil, soap and tons of clean towels were also provided: thanks! Special thanks to the property manager who provided more water than we could use (the tap water isn't suitable for drinking)!! Great neighbors! Great ice cream shop minutes away! Tons to do if you want to but we barely left the property and could have stayed another week.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
29 Miles
Rutland Southern Vermont Regional Airport
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Neshobe Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Paddlers Pub
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Branbury State Park
Car: necessary

Attractions: Silver Lake Trail, Rattlesnake Point Trail, Falls of Lana Trail, Robert Frost Interpretive Trail, Middlebury College, Middlebury College Museum, Henry Sheldon Museum, Middlebury Farmer's Market, Otter Creek Brewery, Drop-In Brewery, Lincoln Peak Vineyard, Neshobe River Winery


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Salisbury, Lake Champlain Valley

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Summer/Fall 2017
19 May 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £201
Tax Rate 9.0%

Water for the home comes from a spring located in the Green Mountains. Vacationers must drink bottled water. The house water can only be used for cooking, bathing, and washing. Pets and smoking are not allowed on the premises.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Salisbury in Vermont

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 450 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Stand up shower is located in bathroom.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen bed is located in bedroom. Twin bunk beds are located in larger living space.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • swimming

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