This is a rare opportunity to experience an historic Victorian home on Lake Champlain. Whether you love outdoor adventures, are a history buff, or just crave relaxation, this is the property for you.
This recently renovated 1873 Victorian, which also serves as a wedding venue, charms with plaster crown moldings and chestnut woodwork. Ten foot pocket doors separating the three large living areas allow for openness or privacy. A curved staircase leads to the three upstairs bedrooms (all of which have lake views) and a bathroom which features the original claw foot bathtub with shower. Another half-bath is located in one of the bedrooms as well as a downstairs half-bath with washer and dryer.
Sunny, fully-equipped kitchen with attached dining area. Main living room (there are 3) is a Victorian-style parlor and overlooks Lake Champlain and the Adirondack Mts. through a huge bay window. TV room has comfy couches and Roku is included. Third room is perfect as a quiet place for reading or playing indoor games, which are provided.
Enjoy cold drinks and hors d’oeuvres, lounging, reading a favorite book or watching some of our local wildlife on the spacious front porch. Bald eagles often visit the enormous cottonwood tree that is the namesake of the property!
Experience lakeside dining in the gorgeous open-air gazebo, complete with views of spectacular sunsets over the Adirondacks. Later in the evening, gather around the fire pit and get comfy in the Adirondack chairs as the twinkling lights of nearby towns reflect off the lake.
A sloping path leads to 500 ft. of private beachfront with shallow water, perfect for fishing, kayaking, and canoeing in the summer and ice fishing in the winter. Paddle south and under the beautiful new Champlain Bridge. If you don’t have your own kayaks (or bikes) you can rent them nearby. Or just pull up a chair and sit on the to the lapping waves and watching as boats float by is the best way we know of to let go of all your stresses. The best part is we have no immediate neighbors, so the shoreline is completely private. You may never want to leave!
Located on a main road yet extremely private, the property is centrally located. It’s 20 minutes from Middlebury and Vergennes for shopping and dining, 45 minutes to Burlington International Airport, and an hour from Lake Placid, NY.
Across the road is a family-style restaurant and the Chimney Point State Historic Site, and just 1 ½ miles away are a full-service general store/deli, an ice cream stand/snack bar, and a VT products gift shop with a mini golf course. Just a few steps away is the new Lake Champlain Bridge with breathtaking views up and down the lake. It has a pedestrian walkway that is lit at night for evening strolls and at a ½ mile long, it’s perfect for a morning run or bike ride to explore the Crown Point State Historic Site and Memorial Lighthouse on the NY side. We are located on the National Scenic Byway, a favorite route of cyclists in both VT and NY. Bring your boat, there is a public boat launch across the road and a marina just ¼ mile away, and we have plenty of room and for your trailer.
Golf one of the many area courses, including gorgeous Basin Harbor, where you can also arrange to take a lake cruise. Hike nearby Snake Mountain for spectacular views of the valley, or take a short drive into the Green Mountains or the Adirondacks for other unforgettable trails. For the ultimate thrill, VT Skydiving Adventures is just a couple of minutes away.
*Please note: this property is more suitable for adults and older children