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Experience Togetherness and Personal Wholeness on Lake Dunmore

Beautiful Lake Dunmore welcomes travelers of all kinds to enjoy a relaxing lakeside retreat between Middlebury and Brandon, Vermont. Since its start in the late 1920s, HighWinds Lodge and Cottages has provided guests with a place to unwind, have fun, and spend quality time with family, friends, or their special someone away from all the hustle-bustle but still close to plenty of entertainment. Their private sandy beach offers plenty of space to lounge under the sun and also features a boat dock and swimming float. Spend an afternoon casting your line for local fish, or dive in for a refreshing swim. Nearby you can enjoy hiking through Green Mountain National Forest trails and much more! The friendly staff at HighWinds Lodge & Cottages wants you to experience the principle of hygge -- a form of everyday togetherness, a pleasant and highly value experience of safety, equality, personal wholeness and a spontaneous social flow.

  • Wifi
  • Restaurant Onsite
  • Pets Allowed
  • Property Size 4 units
  • Conference Facility
  • Kids Allowed
  • Nearby City Salisbury
  • Nearby Water Lake Dunmore
  • Open Dates All Year


HighWinds Lodge and Cottages has been inviting families to getaway together since the late 1920s. Their premier location on Lake Dunmore provides you and your loved ones with the chance to take a break from the hustle-bustle and simply spend time as a family enjoying the hygge you'll only find at HighWinds. The kids will love the sandy beach where they can build sandcastles, as well as the swim float!


Located on the shores of Lake Dunmore, HighWinds Lodge and Cottages is the ultimate destination for year-round nature adventures. You can spend the warmer months swimming, boating, and fishing at your leisure out on the beautiful three-mile lake, or hike through the local trails in the surrounding Green Mountain National Forest. In the winter, enjoy snowshoeing and ice-fishing as well!


The beautiful three-mile-long Lake Dunmore is the perfect place to cast your line on your Vermont fishing trip. When you stay at HighWinds Lodge and Cottages, you have easy access to the water and their onsite boat dock. Cast your line for a variety of local fish, and even if you're here in the winter you can enjoy quality ice-fishing out on the lake as well!


Discover the beautiful winter wonderland of Vermont when you stay at HighWinds Lodge and Cottages. The stunning Green Mountains National Forest is a treasure trove of cross-country and snowshoeing trails for you to explore during your stay. Or, you can set up camp on Lake Dunmore, which transforms into an exceptional ice-fishing destination come wintertime!


Surrounded by the majestic Green Mountains of Vermont and the Green Mountains National Forest, HighWinds Lodge and Cottages is the ultimate mountain retreat. Escape the hustle-bustle of the cities and spend quality time with family, friends, or your sweetheart in a truly natural setting. You'll love spending your afternoon swimming and fishing at Lake Dunmore, or exploring the local hiking trails and basking in the mountain views!


HighWinds Lodge and Cottages rests beside the beautiful Lake Dunmore and offers a truly unforgettable Vermont lake vacation experience. The three-mile-long lake features a stretch of private sandy beach, a swim float, and boat dock, so you can easily relax or enjoy a water adventure during your stay. The lake is also open for ice-fishing in the wintertime!

Cabins, Cottages, and Chalets

HighWinds Lodge and Cottage features four different cottages to choose from for your next Vermont getaway: The Arbot, The Bungalow, The Cottage, and The Mountain Lake Suites. These units sleep anywhere from four to 10 guests comfortable and feature a range of amenities including private porches, fully equipped kitchens, and more. In short, these cottage exude the principal of hygge -- a form of everyday togetherness, a pleasant and highly value experience of safety, equality, personal wholeness and a spontaneous social flow.

Additional Information

  • Beach
  • Biking/Bicycling
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating & Watercraft
  • Boat Docks
  • Canoeing
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Fire Pit(s)
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Outdoor Grill(s)
  • Hiking
  • Ice Fishing
  • Kayaking
  • Wildlife & Nature
  • Sailing
Room Amenities
  • Coffee Maker
  • Fireplace
  • Full Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Photography
  • Shopping
  • Sightseeing
  • Swimming
  • Laundry Facilities
Languages Spoken
  • English

Nearest Airports

  • Rutland - Southern Vermont Regional Airport (RUT) / 27.9 miles
  • Burlington International Airport (BTV) / 38.2 miles
  • Plattsburgh International Airport (PBG) / 53.9 miles

* Not all airports listed here may be open to public use, or service commercial flights

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