Welcome to Johnson's On Bomoseen Historic Lake Country Home. This updated 3 bedroom 2.5 bath home is perfectly sited on +/- 20 acres of picturesque pastures, meadows, woods, trails, ideal for cross country skiing, snow shoeing and winter trekking. With 25’ of pvt. waterfront on Lake Bomoseen (the largest lake inside of VT), opportunities abound to enjoy outdoor recreation including ice sailing, ice fishing, snowmobiling, cross country skiing, ice skating, or dining at any of the restaurants on the lake. If you want to get away from it all, stroll through our old grotto to our private 715' of serene waterfront on Love’s Marsh Waterfowl Wilderness Reserve, or relax in our comfy & private renovated luxury country home, cuddled up to either of our two gas burning fireplaces. For family fun enjoy an evening around the grand stone firepit, a stroll along the waterfront, our DVD/games collection or a special meal prepared in the fully equipped kitchen.
One of Vermont's historical gems and an important part of Lake Bomoseen's history since the mid 1800's, Johnson's On Bomoseen was originally an important and popular destination hotel on Lake Bomoseen, having first opened it's doors in the late 1870's when Colonel Endearing Johnson and his brother came home from the US Civil War and decided to convert the 900 acre farm into a destination hotel. This gem of a property is once again available to guests as a vacation rental property.
Johnson's On Bomoseen was operated by the Johnson family continuously from the late 1860's until the 1950's. In 1933 the original Johnson's on Bomoseen Hotel burned down, and on it's original foundation the Johnson family built the current home (and built a new hotel elsewhere on the property which eventually burned down in the 1950's). While the original farm was over 900 acres, over the years the Johnson family sold all but the remaining +/- 22 acres, leaving the most desirable prime pastural and waterfront lands and a beautiful country home set back from the lake on the original hotel site and foundation.
Today, Johnson's On Bomoseen enjoys 25' of waterfront on Lake Bomoseen and 715' of waterfront on Love's Marsh Waterfowl Reserve, walking trails perfect for hiking, snow shoeing and cross country skiing, and beautiful pastures and a secluded mature grotto.
About the 2200 sq. ft 3+ bedroom home: Built in 1933 upon the foundation of the original Johnson's On Bomoseen Hotel, the current home is set back from the lake and features 3 spacious bedrooms including a beautifully appointed Master Suite, 2 1/2 fully updated baths, multiple living areas including a gas fireplace, and a fully equipped and updated kitchen. There are also two furnished screened in porches and a formal dining area with seating for 10.
About Lake Bomoseen: In early days the Native Americans loved to camp near these waters. The name, Bomoseen, or 'Beautiful waters,' indicates the appreciation the natives had for one of the loveliest sheets of water on earth. Lake Bomoseen is a freshwater lake in the western part of the state of Vermont in the towns of Castleton and Hubbardton in Rutland County. It is the largest lake that lies entirely within Vermont's boundaries, with a surface area of approximately 9.6 square kilometres (2,400 acres). A portion of the lake's shoreline is contained within Bomoseen State Park. Most of the remaining area around the lake is privately owned. The lake has such recreational accommodations as a public beach, marinas, waterfront restaurants, and public boat launches, in addition to the state park. There are approximately 1,000 residences around the lake, as well as shopping, restaurants and other commercial facilities.
Neshobe Island on Lake Bomoseen played weekend escape to members of New York's elite literary set, who met weekly at Manhattan's Algonquin Hotel, and their friends from the mid 1920s to early '40s. Ethel Barrymore, Irving Berlin, Vivian Leigh, Harpo Marx, Laurence Olivier, Dorothy Parker and other celebrities frequented literary critic Alexander Woolcott's 7-acre island retreat, which was sold in February 1998 for $675,000 to a New York family that intends to live there year-round.
Activities on and around Lake Bomoseen include:
-Boating, water skiing, wakeboarding, scuba diving, wind surfing, swimming, fishing, camping in the summer and hunting during season.
- Ski boats, jet skiis, rowboats, party boats and kayaks are available for rental at Woodards Marine or Dudas Marina.
-Ice Fishing, snow shoeing, ,cross country skiing, and snowmobiling in winter.
-Crystal beach: volley ball, sandy beach swimming, playground, picnic tables, basketball.
-Great Antiquing, bird watching, outlet shopping, horseback riding and scenic drives all year round
-Bomoseen State Park: Camping, swimming, volleyball, hiking.
-Hiking and biking on The Long Trail
-Fishing: bass, panfish, lake trout, brown trout, yellow perch, smelt, and northern pike.
-Prospect Bay Country Club- 9-hole Public Golf Course (2 mi)
-Diamond Run Mall, the state's second largest shopping mall.
-The home is a quick 45 mins to Outlet shopping at Lake George and the Great Escape Amusement Park, Manchester, VT also has excellent Outlet shopping
-Vermont State Fairgrounds
-Fine dining is available both on the Lake and close by.
-Horseback riding is available (5 mi).
We hope you enjoy your stay,
Brian and Christine, Owners
Johnson's On Bomoseen
Peak Summer $2,200 per week plus Tax
$150 cleaning fee (subject to change depending on length of stay)
$25 per day pet fee (pets upon approval)
$300 refundable security deposit
VT State 9% tax
50% paid upon booking and 50% due 60 days before stay. Full refund before 60 days, no refund after 60 days prior to stay.
619 Float Bridge Rd
Castleton, VT 05735
Brian and Christine Tomasette