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Secluded, Modern, Pine Cottage on 70 Acre Wilderness Pond ,130 acre wooded lot

Bedrooms 3
Space 102 m²
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Lakefront, 3 bedrooms plus loft sleeps 8. Modern conveniences in the wilderness

Moose Landing cottage has three bedrooms plus a loft and sleeps eight. It is one of four modern pine cottages built and owned by Carl Blaisdell on 3000 feet of shore frontage on the East side of Symes Pond. These cottages face pristine, undeveloped forrest owned by the State of Vermont on the opposite side of Symes . Each cottage is private and secluded from each other by at least 500 feet of forest. . Each is located directly on the pond with spectacular views from their front porches. Each cottage has its own private, sandy, beach; perfect swimming for all ages with gradual slope into the water. These knotty pine cottages each feature a cathedral ceiling, glass front woodstove and/or fire pit, gas grill, satellite TV, free wi fi for emails available in central location at specific times, full kitchen with eating utensils, and gas heat .A free canoe or row boat is provided to each cottage . Kayaks are available for rent. Linens are provided for each bed as well as towels.

Great fishing for perch, small-mouth bass, pickerel, horned pout (catfish), walleyed-pike. Hiking/ biking trails.

If you would like to check on availability of my other three cottages, please go to Homeaway property number 4194473 for two bedroom Loon Lodge (sleeps 8); 4194478 for two bedroom Eagle's Nest (sleeps 8); or 4194480 for one bedroom Boulder Bluff(sleeps six).

More Details

Carl Blaisdell
Member since: 2005
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few days
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
23 July, 2017

About Carl Blaisdell

I am a retired postmaster and native of the area. My father had purchased this 130 acre gem when I was very young. The pond was totally undeveloped, no roads, no power. Our family used it for hunting and fishing. After I graduated from college and got married, we built our first road to the shore and set up a rv camper near the shore for our growing family to enjoy. We brought our horses over to ride through the wooded trails. Where our horse paddock was, I built our first cottage, Loon Lodge, from native pine. , Eventually, two more cottages were built, with individual roads going to each. We now enjoy sharing this very special place with others.

Carl Blaisdell purchased this cottage in 1962

Why Carl Blaisdell chose Northeast Kingdom

This property is best described as "A piece of Heaven”. The wooded mountains slope down to meet the pond. There is absolutely no road noise. All that can be heard is an occasional call of the loon, the hoot of an owl, or perhaps the howl of a coyote at night.

What makes this cottage unique

Almost any cottage you look to rent on other ponds are highly developed with wall to wall camps. My cottages are unique in that they are all owned be me, tastefully placed out of sight of each other. All you see from your porch is the natural beauty of Symes Pond and the surrounding woodland. The area is teaming with wildlife, not people. The pond is actually made of two ponds; Upper Symes and Lower Symes with a channel in between. There are islands to explore. This is a kayaker's paradise. The swimming is also nice with a float to swim out to. The loons are always putting on a show that you can watch from your front porch!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our stay in your cabin (Eagle's Nest) was GREAT!

The view was breathtaking! We loved canoing, and searching for wildlife. We saw deer, loons, wild turkey, chickadees, nuthatches,and geese. We especially enjoyed the horseback riding.

The cabin was so comfy and warm. We loved everything about the cabin. I especially enjoyed reading on the balcony overlooking Symes Pond.

Thanks so much for your hospitallity Carl and Kym.

We will be back!
Mar 2010
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Ryegate, Vermont

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 102 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • soap
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , bath with shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Loft - 2 single bed
    Master first floor bedroom - 1 large double bed
    Upstairs Bedroom #1 - 1 double bed
    Upstairs Bedroom #2 - 1 double bed
  • Games
  • games - kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • veranda
  • 6 garden chairs
  • long term rentals available
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • diving
  • swimming
Canoe, private beach; horseshoe pit, fire-pit. Super fishing for perch, pickeral, horned-pout (catfish), small mouth bass, wall-eyed pike.


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Secluded, Modern, Pine Cottage on 70 Acre Wilderness Pond ,130 acre wooded lot
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We LOVED Eagle's Nest !!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay in the Eagel's Nest cottage was GREAT! The view is breathtaking! We loved canoing, and searching for wildlife. We saw deer, loons, wild tiurkey, chickadees, nuthatches, and geese. We especially enjoyed the horseback riding. Thanks, Kym, for such a memorable experience!

The views were great and everything so peaceful.

The water was warm. We loved swimming out to the float.

The cabin was so comfy, we loved everything about the cabbin. Lou especially enjoyed reading on the balcony overlooking Symes Pond.

We have been dissapointed in other places we have stayed. This week far exceeded our expectations. It is the best kept secret in Vermont!

Thanks so much for your hospitality Carl and Kym.

We'll be back!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 19, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks or your review. It is our pleasure to share this special place. We look forward to seeing you again. Carl and Kym.
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Great place to get away from it all.

  • 3 of 5

I have to say we loved our vacation. It is a fantastic location to get away from it all. We only wish this place had been cleaner as we are charges a housekeeping fee. One issue I forgot to mention in my note to the owner. The bed in the upstairs that holds a full mattress is on a twin frame. As I said the location is great. Thought some of the extra fees were overpriced.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad to hear that you loved your vacation and the fantastic location of the cottage. All fees were up front and accepted by customer beforehand . We negotiated a price for her extra dogs. There are two full sized beds upstairs and each mattress has a correctly sized frame. When I stopped in I was told that everything was great.
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Great Stay

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful cabin, nice area really enjoyed my stay.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. I am happy that you enjoyed your stay.
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Third time guest and counting!

  • 5 of 5

We rented Moose Landing for a third time in five years and we not disappointed! We have tried other spots in Vermont and Maine but our first choice is always here. Love the peace and tranquility. Our two Golden Retrievers are mad for it! Running and swimming. One day we a complete rain out and relaxed by the fire and read. Perfect place to disconnect and enjoy nature. Can't wait to head back. Thank you Carl for sharing your slice of paradise!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind review. I just spent the day closing up the cottage for the winter. I am blessed to be able to share such a special place with others who appreciate it's beauty. I hope to see you back next year.
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Glamping at its finest.

  • 5 of 5

This place was unreal. We rented Moose Landing and the eagles nest. They both exceeded expectations. Beautiful views, great swimming, and peace and quiet. The cottages were so rustic yet clean. I love sitting on the porch looking over the water. Only thing I wish I knew was to be careful driving on the North Hunt Mill Rd. And Paradise Way. It is super easy to bottom out your car. Place was a real slice of heaven.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review of the cottages . I will go out today to do some road maintenance to eliminate any clearance problem.
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Fabulous....tranquil and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay in Moose Landing and hope to return again next year. The cottage was clean and the beds comfortable. The view over the wilderness pond was breathtaking, especially during sunset. Some of us felt little need to go anywhere. If you are a bird enthusiast bring your binoculars and your guides and you will not be disappointed; loons, osprey, waxwings, hummingbirds, herons. Trips into one of the nearby towns are quick and easy. The owner was easy to get in touch with via text.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for sharing your experience at Moose Landing. It is my pleasure to see people enjoy the natural beauty of Symes Pond.
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Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Woodsville, NH

Relax while you watch wildlife from the porch, or perhaps go swimming, kayaking, canoeing, fishing, or take a nature walk along the shore. Just 10 minutes off I-91 near St Johnsbury and its' shopping centers, Maple Museum, Art gallery, Planetarium, movie theater, health club, golf course; 45 minutes to Canada or White Mountain attractions. Dog Mountain dog park and gallery in nearby St. Johnsbury. Ben and Jerry tours. Cabot Cheese factory. Santa’s Village. Six Gun City.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cottage in Ryegate, Vermont

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
1 Jul 2017 - 11 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Nightly Rate
12 Aug 2017 - 19 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
20 Aug 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
2 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee A$63.17
Booking & Cleaning A$126.34 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

Single-place Kayak rentals: $50 per week

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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