4BR-Lake Amherst Cottage ~ Plymouth, Vermont~Okemo Killington
2400 Sqft Vacation Home hosted by Alecia
8 Guests . 4 Bedrooms . 3 Bathrooms


See COVID-19 info at bottom of this page.

Perfect for 6-8 people.
4 bedrooms on ground level & 3 bathrooms
Fireplace & Fire pit
No booking fees!
Dog friendly. There is a dog fee.
Be sure to check out all our guides on this site for things to do, places to go. Keep scrolling!

Location: Convenient lake cottage at the north end of Lake Amherst for very pleasant views overlooking entire lake. 21/2 hrs from Boston, 4 hours from NYC, 20 minutes to GMHA, VT route 100, autumn foliage, world-class skiing, Killington, Okemo, Ascutney. WiFi. Hip local dining in Ludlow, Vt, art galleries, hiking, tubing, local breweries, Crowley Cheese Factory, Plymouth Artisan Cheese Factory, apple orchards, maple syrup farms, trail hiking, biking, cool rivers, lakes & beaches, Plymouth State Park, Coolidge Homestead, Quechee Gorge, Billings-Marsh-Rockefeller Farm & Museum, VINS, King Arthur Flour Co, Vermont Salvage & scenic Woodstock.Accommodations- Something different.......A step back in time!
Equidistant between Killington & Okemo Mt ski areas
Woodstock 30 minutes away. Ludlow 10 minutes away

Unique: We offer a unique experience. There are not many of these lakeside cottage gems left because they just don't build them like this anymore. A quintessential 1930's era lakeside cottage which has kept its original charm. Come and enjoy the nostalgia... make memories of warm summer days spent on the lake, awesome summer naps, the sound of the Pinkletinks (peepers), geese honking, ducks quacking, and loons making their mournful cries, and fresh breezes..... anyone will agree it's a perfect setting for a family gathering, girlfriend getaway, and any celebratory weekends. This lakeside cottage will draw you in, wrap you up, and beg you to stay awhile. This cottage has been updated/preserved/renovated to include modern creature comforts.
There is no other place like it..

DISCOUNTS: We are happy to accommodate smaller groups than 8 and will adjust pricing accordingly based on bedrooms used. Seasonal restrictions may apply. Cash discount available.

FEES: for optional amenities~Options keep prices down
Boat rentals available summer-please inquire
Dog fee: $25/night/dog
$30 for key replacement and/or mailing back left behind items.

Rural Area: Guests will need own vehicle. If winter, snow tires are a must, not all season radials. AWD or 4-wheel drive a bonus to getting around in wintery Vermont. Adding to this, please wear proper winter boots and not "city boots" on your feet or you will fall.
You are responsible to sanding and salting your walkway; there is no way we can predict when ice will form.
We will supply the salt and sand.

House Rules: Over 8 people is an added fee of $50/pp/night. Limit 10. Please advise owner.
There is an option to rent the upstairs as well for full fee. See houfy.com/2688
Vermont has recycling laws we all participate in & abide by.
Guest will receive a contract once booked. Payment = acceptance of contract outline.
Buy travel insurance.
Calendar updated 5/17/20.

Call or email Alecia if interested:

REGARDING COVID-19 - During travel ban time frames affecting your reserved time and if issued by Vermont, all bookings can be rescheduled with no fee and at the rate you paid.

Some additional promises/notes for this difficult time:
The house is thoroughly disinfected between stays.
There are plenty of amenities, including toilet paper and paper towels! ;)
Even though Vermont, and especially Plymouth is particularly remote and serene, travel may pose some risks and we want to play our part in #socialdistancing #flattenthecurve. Please be prepared to come directly from your home to ours.

As the virus spreads, its impact on small business is deeply felt. Small family-run vacation rentals is one of these businesses. We strongly encourage you to buy trip/travel insurance. In the event your scheduled time is prevented by Vermont, we will refund.

Stay safe,
Alecia & John
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Sleeping Configuration

1 king bed
King bed faces the lake view. Wake up and see the entire lake north to south.
Owl's Nest
1 double bed
This room is adjacent to Queen Volleyball Room. We designed this to be flexible to accommodate parents with a youngster, siblings needing to be near, or older couple who need own bed and still remain relatively close. Rooms can be blocked off from each other too!
Queen Volleyball Room
1 queen bed
This room is adjacent to The Owl's Nest Room. Named because it overlooks the back lawn where our fantastic volleyball court is. We designed this to be flexible to accommodate parents with a youngster, siblings needing to be near, or older couple who need own bed and still remain relatively close. Rooms can be blocked off from each other too!
The Dorm
2 double beds, 1 single bed
Large room with 3 beds. Perfect for kids, teens or older couple wanting own double bed close to each other.


Pets Allowed
Family/Kid Friendly
We do not supply baby furniture
Suitable for Events
On a case by case basis. please inquire. Fees apply.
Parking Included
Not Wheelchair Accessible


Washing Machine
Iron & Board
Clothes Dryer
Hair Dryer
Linens Provided
Towels Provided
What we supply
Shampoo, bath soap, paper towels, toilet paper, garbage bags.....
Gas Grill
Charcoal Grill
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High Speed Internet
Laptop friendly workspace
Cable TV
Stereo/DVD Player
iPhone Dock
Full Kitchen
Ice Maker
Water Purifier
Coffee Maker
Cooking Utensils
You will be able to make everything from steaks to cakes.
Smoke Detector
Carbon Monoxide Detector
First Aid Kit
Fire Extinguisher


Scuba diving or snorkeling
Water tubing
Stand up paddle board(SUP)
Cross country skiing
Ice skating
Mountain biking
Mountain climbing
Rock climbing
Whitewater rafting
Miniature Golf
Fly fishing
Roller blading
Hot air ballooning
Horseback riding
Nature Viewing
Bird Watching
Ping Pong Table
Volleyball Court

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Reviews (30)

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Getting around

Guests will need own vehicle. If winter, snow tires are a must, not all season radials. AWD or 4-wheel drive a bonus to getting around in wintery Vermont. Adding to this, please wear proper winter boots and not "city boots" on your feet or you will fall. You are responsible to sanding and salting your walkway; there is no way we can predict when ice will form. We will supply the salt and sand.



These directions are for planning purposes only. You may find that construction projects, traffic, weather, or other events may cause conditions to differ from the map results, and you should plan your route accordingly. You must obey all signs or notices regarding your route.
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We love our family cottage. It was built it in 1934. It started out as just a tiny place and was continually added on. The result is a fun quirky old-time quintessential lakeside cottage. It's a really fun place with plenty of space for privacy and a lot to do in the cottage and around the area! We like to rent to nice honest people who will take good care of it.
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Registration ID: MRT - 10098621
Speaks: English
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Guidebooks by Alecia (30)

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Policies and Rules

Check In 4PM - Flexible
Check Out11AM

Once we receive full payment and a signed rental agreement within the terms outlined in the rental agreement, the guest will be provided with our no stress and easy access information. Early check ins are on a case-by-case basis dependent upon cleaning schedules. In summer it is highly unlikely. Need to have the home cleaned for everyone and that takes all the time between guests..

Minimum age limit for renters: 25
Based on experience
House Rules
No smoking or vaping.
You are required to wipe up and pick up after yourselves.
Do your own dishes and put away where originally found.
Recycling is a Vermont law and you will be asked to compost and recycle.
Follow our local recycling rules: remove caps & rinse recycling containers.
Children under 11 must be supervised at all times.
No food in beds. Do not let children run around with candy/juice/snack foods.
No glitter/slime/confetti/silly string/fireworks/Play Doh etc.
No candles
Do not alter anything on property, especially stone walls and fire pit.
If you move it/unplug it, put it back as you found it.
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Payment Policy
50% at booking and the remaining 50% due 90 days before commencement. If you need another arrangement, please ask. We offer cash discount. Buy trip insurance.
Refundable Damage Deposit
We expect that if there is damage, the guest will come forward and explain what happened. From there we will decide what needs to be done.
Cancellation Policy
Rental and payment conditions Payment Policy
Please check your credit card to be sure you have trip cancellation/trip interruption insurance. If not, then we suggest purchasing (in case of emergency, illness, or bad weather) as there is a no refund policy, unless owner can rent to another group. You can try www.insuremytrip.com, www.travelsafe.com, www.travelguard.com. Refunds are only issued if we have a mandatory evacuation in our area. Please read the fine print of the insurance policy carefully.

No Damage Deposit
Damage deposit is waived if guest confirms that all members of the group have read all house information sent after booking. We expect that guest will come forward about any damage and how the damage occurred. a decision between owner and guest will then be made if damages need to be covered.

Cancellation Policy
There is no refund policy. Once a reservation is made, we take those dates off of the market from other guests. Please see section about trip cancellation/interruption insurance above. If guest has an emergency and must cancel, owner will reopen the dates on the calendar. If owner can re-rent the dates, or some of the dates - then an appropriate refund will be issued.

The home does have outdoor surveillance cameras.
House Rules
Please thoroughly read and sign the rental agreement that will be sent.
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4 BR ~ Lake Amherst Cottage ~ Plymouth, Vt is a Vacation Home located in Plymouth, Vermont, United States. This Vacation Home is available for short term lodging and accommodates 8 guests
4 BR ~ Lake Amherst Cottage ~ Plymouth, Vt has 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and was listed on Houfy on Apr 2019

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