About This Listing
Experience the wilds of Vermont within the city of Burlington! You are renting a cozy, private lakefront cabin on Appletree Point with SPECTACULAR views of Lake Champlain, the Green Mountains and downtown Burlington. ** Includes 11% state/local tax
The cabin is on a rustic and private dirt road and yet only a 10-minute drive from downtown Burlington. Also located only a short walk/bike ride to Burlington's bike path with access to Church Street, downtown shops, restaurants and the scenic waterfront.
The cabin has the following amenities:
* full kitchen with oven, stove, refrigerator, coffeemaker, microwave, plates, bowls, cups, silverware etc
* radio/cd player
* bathroom with sink/shower (with hot water)
* full size bed
* full size couch/futon
* ladder loft with a queen size mattress
* wooden deck with a gas grill
Fun things to do:
- walk out to the tip of Appletree Point (Keep pets and kids near you as the cliffs are steep and high.)
- the Burlington Bike path is great. You can ride downtown (about 3 miles to the waterfront) or north to the mouth of the Winooski river to visit Charlie’s Boat House where you can rent kayaksr canoes.
- the ECHO center at the waterfront (fine for a rainy day, but overall pretty underwhelming)
- Shelburne Farms is nice. Catch a tractor ride out to see some farm animals and see how cheese is made.
- Church Street - pedestrian way with many shops and restaurants
- Vermont Lake Monsters game - minor league baseball downtown
- Ben and Jerry’s in Waterbury
- a bike ride to Ethan Allen Homestead is pretty fun. Call to make sure that the house is open it's a neat log cabin built by one of Burlington's earliest settlers.
-Blueberry picking at Adam's Organic Berry farm or Owl’s Head.
- walk around Colchester pond. Hike up Mt. Philo for a do-able kids' hike. A big hike is Camel's Hump. (We did it with our kids)
- more sandy public beaches are Leddy and the larger (complete with snackstand) North Beach
-ferry boat rides - there are meal cruises, and also you can take your bikes and go across to Ausable Chasm in NY state, which is cool.
Groceries Nearby - Hannaford on North Avenue
Groceries We Also Like - Saturday Farmer’s Market Downtown, City Market, Healthy Living
Restaurants nearby on North Avenue
- Bamboo House - Thai/Vietnamese
- Bagel Cafe - sandwiches etc
- Sofia's Pizza
- Smitty’s - pub grub
Restaurants a bit further away that We Really Like
- The Bluebird Tavern, Farmhouse Tap and Grill, Hen of the Wood - Locavore heaven
- Pho Hong - Excellent Vietnamese
-Asiana House - good Japanese/Pan-Asian food
- American Flatbread - excellent pizza fix
- Pennycluse Cafe or Leunig’s - two downtown breakfast/brunch spots
Please aware that there are many dangerous, sheer cliffs on Appletree Point. Be sure to keep children and pets away from the cliffs.
Please drive slowly (5 mph) on the gravel road! There are many children and animals who run and play in the area.
No smoking in the cabin.
Please maintain the peaceful environment and keep the noise level low to keep people and wildlife in the area happy.
Please don't pick any wildflowers on Appletree Point, some of them are endangered.
Great visit to the secluded cabin. Everything exactly as stated. One of the cleanest cabins i've ever stayed at and well stocked for the basics. Cabin has a great view, and a quiet private setting. If you are up for a rustic cabin and know what that entails as far as spiders and such you wont find better. The proximity to the bike path was excellent.
A gem! This spot will knock your socks off. It's like your own your own island. This is an amazing place.
Ian was slow to reply to email, but good on texts. The cabin wasn't ready on time (not down cleaning), but it was just 30 mins of waiting so that was fine. Also, the cabin was not super clean- a little dusty... So you gotta be ready for rustic! But once you get there, you forget about such trivial inconveniences.
Everything about this listing and details provided for check-in etc. was accurate. All communications were timely and helpful. This is a cabin with spectacular views on the edge of Lake Champlain. It's basic but cozy, and the location is a tiny bit off Burlington's beaten track, but quite easy and quick to get to. It feels a bit eerie driving past all the Do Not Enter signs, but the result is a quiet, beautiful, off-the-grid retreat. Plenty of blankets and covers provided; basics supplied in the kitchen, great water pressure/heat etc; really everything you need for a getaway. I wish we could have stayed longer--and that we had discovered this at the beginning of our child's college years in VT instead of for the last weekend!
We will strongly consider returning to the cabin by Lake Champlain. What an amazing place to stay! Our friends saw some of photos from this weekend and some were asking where we were. We happily recommended this cabin! Thanks you for sharing your cabin with the AirBnB community.