Formerly known as the van Arsdale-Cheney House, the Notch House, built in 1860, was the first vacation home on Lake Willoughby. Ideally perched on the glacial lake's south end hillside, the estate is centered between Mount Pisgah and Mount Hor, the two mountains that form the dramatic Willoughby Gap. The property includes a private path that leads down to the beautiful, south end coves and beaches, is surrounded by over 7,000 acres of Willoughby State Forest, and is completely private.
Swimming is accessible from the Notch House's private beach path. A clothing-optional beach is also available further down the shore, also accessible from the path. There are also five kayaks and one canoe available on the property
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There are several restaurants within driving distance, most popular among them Parker Pie Co., home to locally sourced specialty pizzas, live music, and local craft beer, followed by Mike’s Tiki Bar, an outdoor hut with a dance floor and food trucks. The award winning Hill Farmstead Brewery is also nearby.