A Home for Relaxing, Reflecting and Connecting

Need a place to reflect and recharge? The house is set up, as it has been for years with quiet spaces for reading, writing, drawing, quilting, painting, cooking, canning. Or communal spaces to host a seminar, practice yoga, or simply work in happy company.

Soak up the vibe from a house of India travelers and scholars Lloyd and Susanne Rudolph. Whether at home in Vermont, Chicago or India, Lloyd and Susanne Rudolph set the standard for living life to the fullest with friends, family, and colleagues. The house was always abuzz with cooking, laughter, and conversation.

Prefer birding, swimming, canoeing, kayaking, cross-country skiing? Out the back door and 50 paces down the back slope, you are on the tree-lined shores of Silver Lake. If you prefer downhill skiing, there are a number of options in the area, Suicide Six, Killington, and Okemo to name a few.

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Located in Barnard, VT

General Store in Barnard, VT

Barnard is a small village (population just north of 1,000) with a state park, a post office and general store (all of which are just up the street from The Silver Lake Retreat!) Barnard encompasses all there is to love about Vermont.

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Close to Woodstock, VT

Woodstock VT

Woodstock, Vermont, is a quintessential New England village and thriving Vermont resort community. Noted for its natural and man-made beauty, Woodstock is cradled between leafy green hills and the serpentine Ottauquechee River. It is home to the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Park, The Woodstock Inn & Resort, the Norman Williams Public Library, and dozens of wonderfully preserved historic homes in a most charming village.

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The Basics

On Silver Lake

Perfect for swimming, kayaking, paddle boarding & fishing.

5 Bedrooms

5 bedrooms,
sleeps 7

Accommodates Large Groups

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Curl up with a good book & relax!

Perfect for Retreats!

Knitting, writing, yoga, photography, birding - or just clearing your head.


  • We are a Superhost!

    We have been recognized by Airbnb as a responsive, active, and highly-rated host!

  • Living Room

    Roaring fireplace, breakfast nook, beautiful view, cozy place to relax and catch up with friends.

  • Bedrooms

    5 bedrooms: 4 queen-sized beds & 1 single bed.

  • Bathrooms

    3 bathrooms total. Towels, shampoo & soap provided.

  • Kitchen

    Fully stocked with dishware, silverware, wine and martini glasses, coffeemaker, full set of pans, cutting boards and knives, and tea kettle.

Ready to plan your stay? We have 3 options!

Main House:
4 bedrooms
& 2 bathrooms

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Entire House:
5 bedrooms
& 3 bathrooms

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Ground Floor:
1 bedroom &
1 bathroom

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