The Notch House was completely renovated in 2010, but maintains its vintage charm with antique lighting, furnishings and wallpaper throughout. The circular drive, lined with majestic elm and maple trees, will lead you up massive, old granite steps to the wrap-around porch – perfect for reading, relaxing or enjoying a glass of wine. The living room has a large fieldstone fireplace and a grand velvet-cushioned couch set for cuddling up on chilly nights. The dining room is equally elegant with antique crystal chandelier lighting, and can seat 18 guests at its matching claw-foot tables. Step down from the dining room and enjoy the outdoor fieldstone patio while grilling a summer meal or enjoying the view of Willoughby Gap. Continue across the lawn and down a wooded path for a refreshing dip in the lake.
In the Chef's kitchen you will find everything you need to cook for a big crowd: stainless steel fridge and dishwasher, industrial Garland stove with 6 burners, 2 ovens and a raised griddle top . Counter space is plentiful, with native maple butcher block on either side of the stove and Vermont soapstone surrounding two antique sinks – a porcelain farmer sink with drain board and a double bay soapstone sink. Custom maple cabinets are stocked with dishes, cutlery, pots and pans. You and your friends will want to sidle up to the adjacent bar, with wrap-around copper top and antique lighting, and the three-bay stainless sink with pull-out faucet make dishes a breeze.
The Master bedroom has its own separate entrance off the kitchen and private porch. It has hardwood floors and a grand carved wood King bed. The adjoining private bathroom has marble tile and a large cast iron tub and shower.
Two Three-Quarter Beds
The Green Room has antique Asian green and gold wallpaper with matching three-quarter brass beds, an antique dresser and large closet. The Green and Ruby Rooms share a bathroom with stand-up tile shower and antique pedestal sink.
The Ruby Room has a King bed with velvet tufted headboard and an antique dresser. (This bedroom could be used separately or as an adjoining room to the Master bedroom for small children. Side-rails are provided for the bed, if desired. There is also a port-a-crib available, which can be placed in any room.) The Green and Ruby Rooms share a bathroom with stand-up tile shower and antique pedestal sink.
The Peacock Room has an antique dresser, a large closet and a four-poster king bed. The Magenta and Peacock rooms share a bathroom with tub/shower and a large, antique pedestal sink.
The Magenta Room has an antique dresser, rocking chair and a four-poster king bed. The Magenta and Peacock rooms share a bathroom with tub/shower and a large, antique pedestal sink.
King bed & One Single Bed
The Sky Room has a King bed and a single day bed with a large closet. The two north-facing windows offer the best views of Willoughby lake on the property. The Sky Room is on the third floor and shares a bathroom with the Gunmetal Room.
King Bed or can be Two Twins
The Gunmetal Room has two antique twin metal beds that, with advanced notice, can be put together to make a king. The Gunmetal Room is on the third floor and shares a bathroom with the Sky Room. The shared bathroom has a tiled standup shower and antique pedestal sink.
On the first floor is a single bedroom, the Aubergine Room, which is ADA handicap accessible. It has a kingsize bed and antique dresser. The adjacent handicap bathroom has a marble sink and full bath.
The former carriage house has been converted into a two-story cottage with a private kitchenette, farmstyle table and a sitting area with a fieldstone fireplace. Upstairs there is a king bed, a private bathroom and a screened-in porch that overlooks the main lawn.
The downstairs of the cottage has a kitchenette area and farmstyle table with a small refrigerator, sink and a two-burner cook top. The sitting area faces a fieldstone fireplace, perfect for chilly nights.
The upstairs bedroom in the cottage has king bed and a small bathroom with a tub and shower as well as a large screened-in porch area.
** Please note that although the cottage does have a fireplace and a gas heater, it is not winterized (insulated) and therefore it is not available for use from November 1 - May 1.