Discover the Notch.

Magical, breathtaking, serene.

The Notch House is a nine-bedroom inn, vacation rental, and wedding venue. The house, built in 1860, 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, a large, timber-frame event barn and a private path that leads down to the beautiful, south end coves and beaches. The property, surrounded by over 7,000 acres of Willoughby State Forest, is completely private.

Great Lawn and Gardens

Master Bedroom

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When the estate is not booked for weddings and family vacations, the Notch House operates as a four-season inn with a two-night minimum. Come stay with us and enjoy all that Lake Willoughby and the Northeast Kingdom have to offer.

Willoughby Lake South End Beach


The Notch House is an ideal place to create and host your wedding ceremony and/or reception for up to 150 people. There is a large, flat lawn surrounded by gardens on the west side of the house that is perfect for outdoor ceremonies. Just steps away is the new Lake Barn, a gorgeous, timberframe reception venue with a vaulted loft for indoor ceremonies.

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Vacation Rental

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.

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Rooms & Cabins

The Notch House property has a total of 14 bedrooms and sleeps 28-40pp. The Main House has 8 bedrooms. The Cottage has a private King bedroom suite with screened in porch upstairs and a kitchenette & stone fireplace downstairs. Tucked in the woods are the Duplex Apartment with King bedroom downstairs and a Queen pullout couch with full kitchen upstairs. The four Forest Cabins have separate bedrooms(King or 2 Twins), living room and screened in porch. Each has a coffee maker, mini fridge & water cooler. They share the Bathhouse, which has 3 hot showers and 3 bathrooms.

Bedroom: The Master Suite

The Master Suite

King Bed
Bedroom: The Ruby Room

The Ruby Room

King Bed
Bedroom: The Green Room

The Green Room

Two 3/4 Beds
Bedroom: The Peacock Room

The Peacock Room

King Bed
Bedroom: The Magenta Room

The Magenta Room

King Bed
Bedroom: The Sky Room

The Sky Room

King & Single Bed
Bedroom: The Gunmetal Room

The Gunmetal Room

Two Twin Beds
Bedroom: The Aubergine Room

The Aubergine Room

King Bed
Bedroom: The Cottage

The Cottage

King Bed
Bedroom: Funghi - Cabin One

Funghi - Cabin One

King and two twins
Bedroom: Corazón - Cabin Two

Corazón - Cabin Two

King and two twins
Bedroom: Giddy Up - Cabin Three

Giddy Up - Cabin Three

Three twins
Bedroom: Endless Summer - Cabin Four

Endless Summer - Cabin Four

King and two twins
Bedroom: Duplex Apartment

Duplex Apartment

King and Queen beds
Barn High Drive Flowers

The Lake Barn

The Lake Barn, raised in 2021, is a gorgeous 32’ x 60’ timber frame with a stained concrete main floor, massive arched wooden braces and large antique arched windows throughout. The main floor, with cathedral ceilings and iron chandeliers, spills out the sliding barn doors onto a large stone patio. Have your bartender serve your favorite cocktails or showcase an elaborate hors d’oeuvre spread on the long L-shaped bar. Walk up the wide staircase or make a grand entry from the Notch House lawn and across the high drive ramp to the second floor mezzanine — perfect for an intimate wedding ceremony or back up rain location, cake cutting or late night dancing. It has thick barn board floors, antique balusters and hand carved newel posts and looks North to the Notch.

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