KNOXVILLE, Tenn., July 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — DIY Network® heads north to New England and the shores of beautiful Lake Champlain for the first-ever Ultimate Retreat, which has been reimagined after ten successful years as DIY Network Blog Cabin. The new project invites viewers to follow the demolition and renovation process room by room as a home in a spectacular vacation destination is transformed into a show-stopping retreat. Beginning today, fans can take a virtual tour of this cozy wooded escape in Burlington, Vermont to see what authentic waterside living is all about.

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From Monday, August 7, fans can enter the sweepstakes each day through 5 p.m. ET Wednesday, September 27 for a chance to win the DIY Network Ultimate Retreat Giveaway 2017, including the fully furnished and completely renovated residence plus $50,000 from national mortgage lender Quicken Loans®.

«After ten years of incredible homes with DIY Network Blog Cabin, we wanted to give viewers a taste of some of the most spectacular vacation spots around the country,» said Ron Feinbaum, DIY Network’s General Manager of Home Promotions. «The stunning natural beauty of Vermont combined with Burlington’s vibrant and eclectic atmosphere make it the perfect location for the first-ever DIY Network Ultimate Retreat Giveaway.»

This year, DIY Network is pulling out all the stops to reinvent a dated 1960s ranch-style home, filling it with vintage goods, high-end finishes and natural materials that lend a «rustic meets refined» ambience. Perched on prime waterfront property with 250 feet of direct frontage on Lake Champlain, the two-bedroom, two-bath home features upper and lower decks with pristine views that afford a seamless connection to some of Vermont’s most beautiful surroundings. Burlington serves as an ideal backdrop with a picturesque downtown, a wide array of activities for outdoors enthusiasts and a vibrant foodie scene featuring craft breweries, chocolateries and fantastic farm-to-table restaurants.

Viewers can watch the renovation unfold every Monday night in August at 8 p.m. ET with episodes hosted by DIY Network star and licensed contractor Jason Cameron. The process kicks off August 7 with the kitchen and family room renovation, followed by the master bedroom on August 14 and the yard and exterior on August 21. The whole-house transformation is documented in a one-hour special airing Monday, August 28 at 8 p.m. ET.

DIY Network Ultimate Retreat 2017 features products provided by national advertising partners including HGTV HOME by Sherwin-Williams, Lumber Liquidators, Inc., Quicken Loans®, Mitsubishi Electric Cooling & Heating, James Hardie® Siding and Trim, Kenmore, La-Z-Boy Incorporated, The Container Store, Kohler Co., Willow Lane Cabinetry, LaCantina Doors and Phantom Screens.

For more information on DIY Network and the DIY Network Ultimate Retreat series, visit and interact with other home improvement enthusiasts and do-it-yourselfers through Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter (#DIYUltimateRetreat).

Currently in more than 57 million U.S. households, DIY Network is the go-to destination for wall-breaking, roof-ripping, house-hauling, yard-crashing series. The network’s award-winning website,, consistently ranks among America’s top home and garden destinations for entertaining videos, home improvement advice and step-by-step instructions. Fans can interact with other home improvement enthusiasts and do-it-yourselfers through Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram. Headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee, DIY Network is owned by Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc., which also owns and operates HGTV, Food Network, Travel Channel, Cooking Channel and Great American Country.


The first-ever DIY Network Ultimate Retreat is a top-to-bottom transformation of a ranch-style home on the shores of beautiful Lake Champlain near Burlington, Vermont. The grand prize giveaway includes the fully furnished and completely renovated lakeside retreat plus $50,000 from national mortgage lender Quicken Loans®.


In the fresh farmhouse kitchen of the DIY Network Ultimate Retreat 2017, rustic details are expertly combined with modern conveniences. A custom-built island with a waterfall countertop is surrounded by open shelving, butcher block counters and an oversized subway tile backsplash. The vaulted ceiling features dark stained beams and frames an incredible lake view through a large window.


The living room is the heart of the DIY Network Ultimate Retreat 2017, anchored by folding glass doors that provide a stunning and expansive view of Lake Champlain. A cozy gas fireplace with brick surround is highlighted by cool blue paint, and seating for eight makes it the perfect place to kick back with a book to enjoy true indoor-outdoor living.


The master bedroom in the DIY Network Ultimate Retreat 2017 is a comfortable retreat to welcome you at the end of the day. A green shiplap feature wall is flanked by custom nightstands and bookshelves, and soft bedding with hues of blue rounds out a color palette inspired by the outdoors. Folding glass doors allow easy access to the main deck and take full advantage of an incredible lake view.


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SOURCE Scripps Networks Interactive