Rensselaer Plateau Alliance, Inc.

Conservation Through Community

(518) 712-9211 |

Postal: PO Box 790, Averill Park, NY 12018

Office: 17 Old Route 66, Averill Park, NY 12018

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Enter to Win a Week in Vermont's Northeast Kingdom on beautiful Lake Willoughby

Win one restorative week (7 nights) at beautiful and peaceful Split Rock. Your choice of Summer, Fall, Winter, or Spring - it's amazing year-round!


Purchase Tickets Online. Drawing will be held at the Gala on April 11.


Split Rock is a 4-year old fully winterized modern home on beautiful Lake Willoughby in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom (about 4 hours from the Capital District).  Large windows in the living and bedroom areas allow beautiful views of the lake in nearly every part of the house, and a large deck is great for summer meals.  The house has 3 bedrooms and 1.5 baths and some 300 feet of lake frontage with a dock and a large boulder from which to swim in the deep water. There is a great outdoor shower for summer use, and an outdoor sauna is in the works for 2019!  Sandy beaches are available nearby. (In May-October, two additional bedrooms are available: one with a queen bed and two single beds, another with a queen, both with 1/2 baths.)


House is fully stocked with linens, towels, beach towels.  Queen beds in the 3 bedrooms.  


Approximate Value (depending on season) $ 1,250 - $1,750


Read the Burlington Free Press article about Lake Willoughby

Amenities:   Paddleboard and kayak use is included if the user comes in the summer.  Woodstove in house to keep you cozy in the winter time. 


Split Rock through the Seasons - take your pick!


Summer: The Northeast Kingdom is very popular for swimming, fishing, hiking, and biking.  There are at least 5 mountains surrounding Lake Willoughby with excellent marked trails and beautiful views from the summits.   Craft stores, antiques, Bread & Puppet Theatre, and Circus Smirkus are among the well-known attractions.   East Burke (about 40 minutes away) has a very popular mountain-biking trail system. 


Winter: Jay Peak and Burke Mountain Ski Resorts are less than a one hour drive from Lake Willoughby and Burke also has excellent cross-country skiing.  For the truly adventurous, the cliffs of Mount Pisgah at Willoughby’s southern end are famous for winter ice-climbing and the lake is also a popular ice-fishing venue.   The Craftsbury Cross Country Ski Center is also about one hour away from Split Rock.   We enjoy snowshoeing and cross-country skiing right from our doorstep though on unplowed sections of road, a nearby community forest, and the local mountains. 


Fall: The Northeast Kingdom is a truly spectacular place for viewing New England’s fall foliage at its finest.  There are many unpaved roads with scenic views and of course, hiking at this time of year is spectacular. 


Blackout datesJuly 10 through Labor Day weekend (although there may be some flexibility within that time that can be arranged with the owners), Christmas through New Year’s, and Thanksgiving week.  


Purchase Tickets Online. Drawing will be held at the Gala on April 11.


A huge Thank You to Susan Poisson-Dollar and Jerry Dollar for this very generous donation.