'LITTLE BROOK HOUSE AT ECHO LAKE'
Looking for the perfect summer getaway for your group in Central Vermont’s lakes region? Little Brook House at Echo Lake – a spacious, non-smoking, five-bedroom, 2.5-bath retreat with hot tub, Jacuzzi bath and loads of amenities -- is perfect for large families, reunions or groups of friends!
The house sleeps 13 (including two sofabeds). Enjoy an exhilarating day swimming, fishing, hiking, golfing or bike riding, then gather in the hot tub on the back deck that overlooks state forest land listen to the babbling brook. Enjoy the fireplace, hot tub, large video library, outdoor fire pit, horseshoes, volleyball and more. The large yard provides a great playground for your group. The house is centrally located to access Ludlow, Woodstock and Rutland. Come play!
LITTLE BROOK HOUSE'S FASCINATING HISTORY
Little Brook House started as a chicken coop over 150 years ago, and some of the original wood remains around the fireplace, but today it's a spacious, comfortable home perfect for large families, reunions or groups of friends.
It also used to be reportedly haunted , and a priest came in and did an exorcism decades ago. No problems since then!
WHAT TO DO
The house is a five-minute walk to Echo Lake, where a two-person kayak is docked for your private use. Relax in the Adirondack chairs on the front porch on lazy summer days, or gather in the hot tub on the back deck that overlooks state forest land listen to the babbling brook. Kids love to play in the creek, hike in the back woods (hundreds of acres with a series of waterfalls and gorges), play volleyball or horseshoes (adult and kids sets), bocce or croquet, ride the tire swing, kick a ball around the expansive lawn, and catch snakes and salamanders. Cross the street to the Black River and catch a few fish, or walk to Echo Lake for swimming and kayaking.
GET AWAY FROM IT ALL
The big dining table invites you to linger for hours. Listen to the stereo or enjoy a video or DVD in front of the stone-and-exposed-wood fireplace in the living room. Or move into the family room for a wicked game of Scrabble or backgammon. (The house is fully equipped with indoor and outdoor games.) Both the living room and den have sofa beds so you can include your entire family! Later, soak up to your neck in the luxurious whirlpool bath on the big deck. In spring or summer, scamper across the creek out back and explore hundreds of acres of VT state land. A hike up alongside Little Brook takes you to a spectacular series of gorges and waterfalls, on the way to Tiny Pond. Play horseshoes on our regulation pits, try volleyball or swing on the tire swing!
We're a family of nature lovers -- skiing in the winter; boating, running and biking in the summer!
We love its rich history -- and the feeling of getting away from it all combined with the community feel of being located in the tiny village of Tyson, at the northern tip of Ludlow, with the convenience of Tom's Village Store just across the street! Drop in and tell Tom Lisa says 'Hi!'
The creek out back! The day hike from the house up Little Brook to Tiny Pond -- look for the moose that resides there! The Country Store across the street and its friendly South African owner, Tom Village, who is always so friendly to people who stay at Little Brook house.