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A Summer house on Lake Champlain

 
 

THE CEDAR CAMP, COLCHESTER, VT…

Is a summer house located on Porters Point, a private peninsular in Lake Champlain’s outer Mallett’s Bay. The property includes 50’ of deeded rights to a beach which is shared by the owner of the summer house and two other families. From the beach, you can see Mt. Mansfield to the east and the Champlain Islands causeway to the northwest. It’s a friendly and close-knit community on the Point where properties tend to stay in the same family for generations, but now the houses are a mix of the old and new - original summer camps and year-round homes.

The new iteration of the Cedar Camp was architect-designed and constructed in 1991. (Portions of the original camp remain on the property and are used as storage.) The living area is an open space with a Hearthstone gas stove and modern well-equipped kitchen, including a dishwasher. Off the living room via French doors is a large screened porch with wicker sofa and chairs and a dining table. Elsewhere on the first floor is a bedroom with twin beds and loft, a bathroom with tub, washer and dryer, and an “away room” which we use as an office. The second floor is the master bedroom with queen-size bed, large chest of drawers, double-doors closet, and 3/4 bath. Of course there is WiFi as well.

Amenities and necessities are nearby. It is an easy walk to the town park, a short bike ride to the Causeway with views of both the Green and Adirondack Mountains, access to the bike trail into Burlington, a sailing school, grocery stores, two boat launches - even a drive-in theatre. The heart of Burlington is only about 10 minutes away with its pedestrian mall, waterfront park, boat/standup paddle board/bike rentals, music and art, and dozens of restaurants to choose from. And don’t overlook Winooski which has many small and enticing restaurants too, some with views of the Winooski River falls. Hiking in the Green Mountains is only about an hour away along with all the adventure you could hope for in Vermont.

From Camp, Burlington is 10 minutes away, the Green Mountains are an hour to exceptional hiking, and Montréal is an easy day trip.

 

To Do

  • Bike on the Causeway & Burlington Bike Path

  • Boat, Dive, Wakeboard, Waterski, Water Tube, Standup Paddle Board, & Windsurf on Lake Champlain

  • Hike the Green Mountains

  • Sail at the International Sailing School

  • Zip Line at ArborTrek

To See

  • Live Music at Higher Ground, Nectars, Arts Riot, & the Flynn Center

  • Shelburne Farms Museum

  • A Double-Feature at The Sunset Drive-in Theatre

  • Alchemist, Magic Hat, Switchback, & Zero Gravity Breweries

  • Vermont Comedy Club

  • Burlington Farmers Market (Sat. at City Hall Park)

  • First Friday Art Walk

To Eat

  • Monarch & The Milkweed

  • Maglianero Cafe

  • Honey Road

  • Misery Loves Co.

  • Hen of the Wood

  • Juniper

  • Rustic Roots