Testimonials The Best Vacation Home

Lindal Homes for Recreation and Retreat

While many clients choose a Lindal as their primary residence, others build a Lindal to use as a vacation home, or as a home they will eventually retire to. Following are some client testimonials on their experiences building—and living in—their Lindal vacation dream homes.

A Vacation Retreat in Chesapeake Bay



I’d like to take this opportunity to tell others about our exceptional Lindal Cedar home.

Do I sound like satisfied customer?  You bet!  When we built our Lindal “Sundowner” plan I had no idea how much we would come to love it — this is a house that constantly gives us pleasure and freedom.   For years we have been power boat owners and cruised the beautiful Chesapeake Bay, loving the broad expanses and narrow creeks and “gunk-holes,” but always with an eye out for a great piece of property where we could build a second home “our Lindal”.  When that time came we wanted a house that was basically maintenance free, full of windows to let the beauty of nature inside, and that had the warmth of the mahogany interior of our various boats.

Modification of the Lindal Sundowner plan and the use of an abundance of cedar inside gave us just the vacation home we wanted:  impressive materials, low maintenance, a great look, and plenty of time to do all those things people do when they go away to relax.  We have a mini-vacation every week during the winter and a maxi-vacation all summer when we stay in our Lindal home!

We plan to retire in 12-15 years and wherever that may be, you’ll find us in another Lindal — our scrapbook of ideas is already well established.

Yours Sincerely,

Nancy Butenhoff, Maryland


A Vermont Vacation Home

I’d love to share some of my experiences with you.

I first learned about Lindal Cedar Homes back in the 60’s when my sister and brother-in-law were thinking about a vacation home in the State of New York and were considering a Lindal home. They eventually found an old farmhouse and remodeled it.

When I looked in Southern Vermont for a vacation home and could not find anything within my budget that I liked, I again thought of Lindal. I purchased your beautiful catalog and started to look and dream.

My initial contact with Rea of Ridgetop Builders, in New Jersey, was very enlightening and I decided to pursue this avenue. When I found a basic Lindal floor plan that I liked very much, Rea and Dan were extremely helpful with making the changes I wanted and also gave me some wonderful ideas.

The whole process of designing to planning to building was extremely pleasant (I found a great builder in Vermont). I love the design, the openness, the beautiful big windows, not to forget the warmth and beautiful color of all that wood. I called my home in Vermont “My Dream” and it is.

I would and have recommended Lindal to others. Please let me know if I can be of further help.


Renate Neuber

New Jersey


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