Beautiful Post and Beam Home directly on Lake Rescue close to Okemo
Why John chose Ludlow
It is in the perfect location for swimming, boating, skiing and viewing VT foliage. This property had a 1940's or 50's cottage on it when we purchased it in 1983. It served as our family retreat as our children grew up and also fell in love with VT, Lake Rescue and Okemo. Our daughter had such fond memories of VT, she decided to get married nearby. As our family grew, in 2008 we decided to completely rebuild the house so it could accommodate them. It continues to be our family retreat and is our dream home.
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Beatutiful location & house
We all (family of 4 and 2 guests) had a fantastic time at the house. Beautiful & quiet. More busy on w/end - but house has great privacy so this was never an issue. Would love to do this again in winter for skiing at Okemo.
Beautiful house, wonderful experience.
Lakeside Joy at the Dream House
This is a beautiful house on a lake that looks like a mirror. The first thing to note is the architecture of the house. It is a gorgeous example of post and beam or timber frame, with beautiful wood exposed throughout the house with beautiful wood floors. It is warm and cozy with plenty of room for a family gathering. The back of the house looks over the serene lake. We were here in late September and had 4 very warm days with cool nights. Everyday, we put the kayaks in the water and paddled along the shore looking at the other lovely houses on the lake. Two of our nights, we made a fire in the outdoor fire pit and enjoyed s'mores under the stars. Ludlow is about 10 minutes away. We liked lunch at The Pot Belly and bought a delicious pie at the Southern Pie Company (very small family run store with multiple types of delicious pies). We highly recommend this home for a quiet escape in a luxury setting.
Great house, great location
A beautiful house in a great location. The views were breathtaking as soon as you entered the house. My husband and I had a very relaxing time, just enjoying all the house and lake had to offer. Outside there very several choices of places to sit and relax, entry into the lake for swimming and kayaking was very easy. The fishing was outstanding. Internally the house is very comfortable and equipped with everything you would need. The kitchen was superb. This is a wonderful home to rent for small or large groups. We are already planning our return.
a DREAM HOME in Vermont
This is an amazing house on a beautiful lake. The hosts are so gracious to share their Dream Home with other families. The best part of any trip is the quality time spent with friends and family and this house offers a warm, safe, and welcoming place to enjoy a good time in summer or winter.
I stayed with my wife, my brother, and my niece and nephew for six nights at the end of August 2017. We had a wonderful time.
We spent our mornings enjoying the crisp New England air by hiking, biking, and walking in the area. One morning we also took a short drive to nearby Woodstock to explore a covered bridge and another day we spent the morning at the Vermont country store. Both stops offered great places to eat and shop.
Afternoons in the summer are the perfect time to enjoy Lake Rescue. We stretched out in the Adirondack chairs to enjoy the sun and when we got too hot we cooled-off with a quick dip in the refreshing water. The kids loved canoeing around the lake. We paddled across to a patch of lily pads where we stopped to see the turtles and frogs. We also took the canoe to explore the lake's island. The kids named it "Pirate Island" and spent a whole afternoon building a fort in the woods. It was awesome!
The house had everything we needed to cook family dinners that we enjoyed while watching a beautiful sunset every evening from the patio. This house also has a great fire pit where we were able to get together and tell stories, sing campfire songs, and enjoy our favorite dessert: s'mores!
One more thing! The timber frame home combines traditional mortise and tenon techniques with modern building materials to create a house that's as beautiful as it is functional and comfortable. The house itself is a treasure to behold. From the moment we walked in we knew it was something special and we've missed this house from the moment we left. If you have the opportunity to rent his property, you won't be disappointed. It truly is a Dream Home. Enjoy!
Excellent rental for fun and relaxing family vacation!
My family had a wonderful vacation in this home. The house is exceptionally beautiful, spacious, clean and well stocked. My three small children (ages 4,6, and 8) were in heaven and had plenty of space to hang out. The lake was quiet and the kids played in the water and with the provided kayaks all day long for the entire week we were there! There are several spots around the house (two decks/patios, fire pit area, dock) for hanging out and we comfortably enjoyed all of these areas. Would definitely return to this home for another vacation and highly recommend to others looking for relaxing and beautiful setting.
Located on the sunny (east) side of Lake Rescue, only a few miles from Ludlow and skiing at Okemo and Killington. A short distance from Weston and Manchester VT. -- The nearby village of Ludlow, Vermont contains many fine restaurants. Other close-by towns include Chester, which is known for its fine antique stores. Weston, only a 15-minute drive away, is home to the famous Vermont Country Store, Weston Playhouse and also the beautiful Weston Priory. Manchester, is 35 minutes away and is well known for its many designer factory outlets. Woodstock, is known for picture post-card beauty and typical New England charm.
Golf: The beautiful and recently renovated and expanded 18-hole Okemo Valley/Fox Run Golf course is nearby as is the wonderful Killington Golf Course and Golf School.
Ski: World class Okemo Mountain is 4 miles away, and Killington is about 10 miles.
Lake Rescue usually has excellent conditions for cross-country skiing and the scenery is always beautiful. A full loop of the lake is approximately four miles. If you tire of exploring Lake Rescue, Echo Lake and Amherst Lake are easy to reach via interconnecting trails. Nearby Okemo Valley Cross Country Ski Center has extensive groomed trails for classical or skating skiers.
Ice fisherman love the lakes, and when the conditions are right, the ice skating is also good. Snowmobiles can utilize the lakes and the nearby access to all the interconnecting ski trails that Vermont offers (one-fourth mile from Lake Rescue). Once on the trails, you can even ride into Canada.