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The River House - Back And Better Than Ever!

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

5 Bedroom, 4 Bath, Hot Tub, Bar, BIG BUCK HUNTER, Shuffleboard, SONOS, WIFI

Whether you've previously seen this amazing property or it's your first time, you will be equally amazed. We have installed a brand new kitchen, completely overhauled the pub and added french doors out to the new hot tub deck. Add to that beautifully renovated bedrooms and updated electronics including a smart TV, blue ray & DVD, WIFI and a wireless Sonos speakers in both common areas as well as on the hot tub deck. Please read on for more information.

Amy Nichols
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 23, 2018

About Amy Nichols

Lifelong CT folks that have always loved VT.

Amy Nichols purchased this house in 2012

Why Amy Nichols chose Ludlow

We have another home in Ludlow and a property in Mt. Holly but this home has always been one of our favorites. When it went up for foreclosure after our friend Rob passed, we just had to try for it. We think we have done a great job with the renovation....Rob would be proud.

What makes this house unique

This home is on the river in the center of town. The amazing views and the new hot tub location make this home absolutely unique!


Ludlow House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 5:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 24
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • River ...
  • Village ...
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Master - toilet , combination tub/shower , Private bath in mid floor bedroom
    Pub - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , Large mid level bath off pub with jetted tub
    Top floor - toilet , combination tub/shower , Large bath with soaking tub, entrances from common area + BR
    Lower level - toilet , shower , Large custom built tile shower is BEAUTIFUL!
  • In addition to the lower level bath there is a separate area in the lower level landing for hair drying, straightening or other primping.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 24
  • Master - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , private bath, dresser & closet
    Riverfront - 1 queen , Private & cozy with dresser, closet and view of the river
    Fireplace - 1 king , 2 sleep sofa /futon , closet w/dresser and wood burning fireplace
    Cozy - 1 queen , dresser and cube storage
    Flop room - 2 queen , 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , dresser & closet
  • All of our bedrooms have new mattresses, mattress pads and new bedding. Every sleeping space has 2 pillows per person. Pack-n-plays available and 3rd floor loft is a great place for kids to play or take a nap.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • autumn foliage
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • skiing
  • swimming
Home currently set up for our winter guests. Grill and outdoor furniture will be added in the spring.


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(19 traveler reviews)

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The River House - Back And Better Than Ever!
average rating of 4.894737 based on 19 reviews

Excellent spot ! Great for kids. Loved the hot tub!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed the river house with two families ( 4 adults and 5 kids) It was perfect for our group. Could easily have fit in twice the group if needed. Very close to town and easy drive to the ski hill.

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect House for our Ski Trip!

  • 5 of 5

The River House was just perfect for our large group's annual ski trip!! The location was fantastic - the house is literally a hop, skip and a jump away from the Clocktower Base of Okemo mountain (3 minute car ride)! And because the house is right in town, getting to restaurants, bars, or convenience stores was a piece of cake. There is also Totem Pole Ski Shop right down the road , so you can rent skis for cheaper than you would pay on the mountain.

As far as the house itself, the common areas had a ton of space and seating available for everyone, which was a huge plus for the older members of our group. There are two TV's in the saloon, so you can watch two shows/sports events at once, all while playing shuffleboard or arcade games!! The house's SONOS system is fantastic and a breeze to work - and I loved that there was a speaker by the outdoor hot tub too!!

The bedrooms, kitchen, bathrooms, and hot tub are all updated and were clean and tidy upon our arrival. The layout of the bedrooms and bathrooms ensures that everyone has access to a full bath on their level - another huge plus for the older members of our group. The loft was a great place for the kids to hang out and sleep.

Lastly, Amy (the owner) was fantastic to work with. She was really helpful in making recommendations about restaurants and what to bring with us for our trip. Every step of the process was made easier by having Amy as my guide. If we come back to Okemo to ski again, we will definitely be staying in the River House (or one of Amy's other rentals) again!

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Memorable Memorial Day Weekend!!

  • 5 of 5

The River House was the perfect location for our long Memorial Day weekend away! The home is everything Amy says it is in her overview! Four families fit very comfortably in the home and the proximity to downtown was wonderful for the teenage kids to roam around town. Even in the "off season" the towns restaurants and shops were open and we enjoyed a nice hometown Memorial Day parade, just steps away from our front door!! Just a mile away we enjoyed Okemo's summer recreation activities, Buttermilk Falls and hiking in Okemo State Forest. Amy was super informative and checked in to make sure everything was just as we expected. The families are already planning a return trip to this home!!

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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River House was awesome

  • 5 of 5

Round two at the River House for Thanksgiving was as good as the first! Once again arrived to a clean, well equipped house, moved right in and felt right at home. The location is awesome to be able to stumble back and forth from town. There's plenty of space and this year the upgraded sixty game Video machine was a big hit with all ages. Kitchen is very well equipped and everything worked according to plan! We would go back in a heart beat - thanks for helping us feel at Home for our Thanksgiving gathering!

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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vendice family

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a wonderful stay at the river house over the Easter holiday with three generations. The house was ideal for a larger family with kids, grandparents parents and dogs :-) There were accommodations for everyone, and a great central gathering room on the third floor with kitchen, fireplace and TV& long kitchen table to fit everybody - lots of seating. A game room downstairs for the kids and hot tub outside was very well received. Location was perfect right outside of 'downtown' & a walk to church, dinner and any other shopping, and a five minute ride to Okemo. Recommend this house to anyone and we will definitely be back again. Owners were incredibly helpful and thoughtful.

  • Submitted: May 16, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Just what our group of 15 needed!

  • 5 of 5

River House was exactly what our group of 15 needed. The location in town and proximity to Okemo cannot be beat. We were a diverse group of singles, couples, a toddler and a small dog. River House accommodated us perfectly. The lower level flop room fit all our singles with room to spare...and two people even chose to sleep on the full mattresses in the loft.

The kitchen was perfect for family style dinners and the saloon level was great for game night. I was initially discouraged when I forgot to pack board games, especially Taboo. But, to my surprise, River House had Taboo and several puzzles.

The hot tub was ready to go when we arrived and it was much needed in the sub-zero temperatures!

Ultimately, what made our vacation even better was how seamless and easy it was to work with Amy from the time we booked. She was responsive to all of my inquiries leading up to the trip, guaranteed a pack n' play and high chair and even called the day of check-in to make sure we arrived and had no issues getting in. During our stay, a fuse went out on the saloon level and we had difficulty getting the front bedroom up to a comfortable temperature. But, there was a binder in the house with all contact numbers and we were able to get in touch with Chris immediately who directed us to the fuse box. After about 24 hours, the front bedroom did climb up to about 68 degrees, but it started to cool down again toward the end of our stay. This may be because of its proximity to the front door.

Ultimately, River House was exactly what we needed and we will be contacting Amy again for our next trip to Ludlow.

Thank you for a great vacation!

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2015
  • Stayed: February 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Ski
1 Miles
Car: necessary

Ludlow, VT is a simple town with simple pleasures. There is a great deal of wonderful dining and shopping, walking and hiking.....and of course you are just minutes away from Okemo Mtn and all it has to offer. The newer Jackson Gore area boasts a spring house with an indoor pool, hot tub, gym, racquet ball, etc. The ice rink opens seasonally but the on mountain coaster is open year round. There are other great reasons to check out the Jackson Gore base lodge....just ask us for suggestions.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $700
Tax Rate 9.0%

I will also consider breaking payments into thirds. All damage deposits are due with the final rent payment 21 days prior to your arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund