Carmel Cottage in the foothills of Jay Peak, Vermont, is a year-round, cute, cozy (wood-stove heated), storey, 1-bedroom (sleeps 5) secluded cottage with outdoor, wood-fired Finnish sauna. We are just 10 miles from the entrance to Jay Peak Resort, famous for its challenging slopes for skiers and snowboarders. We are family owned and among the most reasonably priced (e.g. 3-nights winter $146.67/nt), lodgings in the area.
Carmel Cottage is situated close to the Quebec, Canada border. Less than 2 hours to Montreal & Burlington, VT. We are in the northernmost peaks in the Green Mountain range and just a few miles to the Long Trail (it begins, in fact, on the north side of Jay Peak).
Jay Peak Resort offers not only great skiing and snowboarding well into spring, but even has an indoor, ice-skating rink, and a spectacular indoor water-park, 18-hole golf course, etc. For more info on what Jay Peak has to offer, go to their own web site.
Carmel Cottage is in the "Northeast Kingdom" of Vermont, the most natural and pristine area in the state.
Other attractions include New England's deepest fresh water lake, Lake Willoughby, famous for its high, flanking cliffs making the half mile wide lake resemble a Norwegian fiord. Trout and salmon are taken from here as long as 2 to 3 feet. There are also three public beaches, including the world-famous clothing-optional beach at the southwest end. Willoughby is about a half hour from Carmel Cottage.
Many other lakes are in the area, even closer to Carmel Cottage, such as Lake Eden in Eden and Lake Memphremagog, an international waterway, situated mostly in Canada but beginning nearby in Newport, Vermont. All these lakes offer great boating, water-skiing, scuba-diving, swimming and fishing.
Rivers (the Missisquoi) and brooks abound, also offering fishing, canoeing, kayaking and swimming in idyllic swimming holes (e.g. the 4-corners swimming hole in N Troy downstream from the scenic Big Falls). Buck Hill in Westfield/Lowell also has several swimming holes on Taft Brook.
Snowmobile devotees can ski-doo to the Vermont VAST Trail right from Carmel Cottage.
Great restaurants abound in the area, or for a "continental feel," drive north over the border and dine in Mansonville, Quebec.
Please note: the per night price listed is based on a minimum 3-night stay. For only 2 nights, the per night rate is a bit higher.TripAdvisor property ID 3834645...Read more
Carmel Cottage is situated on 21 secluded acres. We are the only residence on a 1.5 mile private road. It is very peaceful and quiet here. Nature and wildlife abound. One spring, a bull moose calf lingered in our garden for weeks. The nearest main area attraction is Jay Peak Resort, 10 miles away. The Canadian border is also 10 miles away.
“Amazing stay at beautiful place with excellent hosts!”
Left on 02/24/2011 for a stay in January 2011 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Feb 24, 2011Stayed Jan 2011
This place was great. Our hosts were lovely and the cottage was perfect (fully equipped and larger than we imagined). It was heated by a wood stove that kept the whole place toasty, perfect to come home to after a day at Jay Peak. The sauna was also amazing. Our hosts got it hot for us whenever we wanted and we certainly made use of it. I would definitely recommend this place and hope to go back soon!
Left on 02/18/2011 for a stay in January 2010 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Feb 18, 2011Stayed Jan 2010
We spent a long weekend relaxing in Jim and Linda's cottage. They are super down to earth people and we felt comfortable right away. The cottage is comfortable with a TV, cable, phone, wireless etc - even a fantastic wood fired sauna. I would recommend it for a family or a small group for a quiet getaway close to Jay Peak for when the ski bug bites.
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