Lake House & Cabins

Built in 1860, the Notch House was the first vacation home on Lake Willoughby and is ideally perched on the south end hillside, centered between Mount Pisgah and Mount Hor, the two mountains that form the dramatic Willoughby Gap. In addition to the majestic house, the property includes a one-bedroom guest cottage and a private path that leads down to the beautiful, south end coves and beaches. Lake Willoughby is considered one of the most beautiful lakes in the world and its spectacualar south end coves have the best beaches, sand, and views on the lake - a paradise for swimmers, sunbathers, kayakers, hikers, boaters, and fisherman.

Available for weekly rentals, the Notch House is a perfect venue for family reunions and vacations. There is a large chef's kitchen, a bar, and a dining room that can comfortably seat 16 - 20 guests. The sitting rooms in both the main house and the cottage feature field stone fireplaces. The property, surrounded by over 7,000 acres of Willoughby State Forest, is completely private. Short paths from the house lead to the trail heads for both the Mount Hor and Mount Pisgah hiking trails as well as the base of the CC road for mountain biking and cross-country skiing.

Wedding Barn Gardens


Invite your favorite people to stay with you. The property has accommodations for up to 38 guests in the Main House, Carriage House and Forest Cabins (Coming in 2023). In the winter, the capacity is reduced to 18 people in the main house and one winterized duplex forrest cottage. The Main House sleeps 16 guests and has historic gothic charm with luxury linens, antiques throughout, and a fieldstone fire place. The large chef’s kitchen is set up to cook for a crowd with industrial Garland stove, soapstone counters, large farmhouse sinks, and a copper top bar. The wrap-around porch, stone patio and 2 balconies are wonderful places to congregate, sip coffee or read a book. The Carriage House Suite sleeps 2 guests. A kitchenette and stone fireplace downstairs and King bed, full bath and private screened in porch upstairs. Coming in 2022, four Forest Cabins nestled in the woods with screened in porches, can sleep 2-4 guests each. At the Notch House, your celebration with your favorite people doesn’t have to be for just one night. Bookings are made with exclusive use for a minimum of 4 nights in high season or 3 nights in shoulder season. Please contact us for pricing details and to schedule a tour.

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