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Okemo Opens November 11th! Book now! (Only a few weeks still available)

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,168 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Spacious & Well Equiped - 4 BR, 3 Bath - 5 minutes from Okemo

This is the perfect location for a fabulous winter vacation (fall & summer are awesome, too!) Imagine waking up each morning to the quiet beauty of the lake covered with fresh snow. Load your Okemo pass on-line from the house and head right to the slopes, just 5 minutes away! If you love to cook, the kitchen is well appointed so you can whip up something wonderful. Otherwise, eat at one of the fabulous restaurants downtown or just grab a pizza! Play games, watch movies or just chill by the fire (wood provided!)...All the simple pleasures!

My slogan is "keep it simple". When you arrive, beds are made with crisp, clean linens & down comforters and fresh towels are stacked in the bathroom. Just show up! My house fairies will be sure everything is neat and clean when you arrive and after you leave. No fuss. No stress. I want you to relax and enjoy!

This spacious lakefront cottage has everything you need to create wonderful memories that will last a lifetime. With 3 floors of living space, there is plenty of room for everyone to have privacy, but then gather together for meals or to share stories of the day's adventures. And for couples or smaller families who don't need or want the sprawl, everything you need is right on the main living floor, giving it that comfortable, cozy cottage feel.

Fresh bath and bed linens are provided for each guest and beds have new, comfortable mattresses and pillows. The kitchen has a microwave and dishwasher and K-cup coffee maker. There is also a washer and dryer available if you need it.

In the summer, the 1+ acre yard with horseshoe pits, volleyball net, hammock, huge deck & fire pit make entertaining a breeze! Swim, kayak and fish right off the new dock in the deep, clear water.

The large deck has an umbrella table and chairs and a Weber gas grill. Stairs off one side lead to a side yard with a shed that holds the yard and water toys, extra chairs, etc. The large fire pit is also on that side, with views of the lake. Stairs off the other side lead to the larger yard where you'll find another eating table tucked under the pines and lit with tiki torches for evening dinners al fresco. There you will also find the horseshoe pits, hammock and a wide path gently sloping down to the waterfront. There's a brand new dock and two kayaks - one double and one single. Paddles and life preservers are in the shed.

Lake Pauline is peaceful and quiet, but Lake Rescue is directly behind us and allows power boats. The boat ramp is 1/2 mile down the road. The best of both worlds!!

In the winter, ice skate, snowmobile (VAST trails) or snowshoe right from the front door. Okemo is 5 minutes (Jackson Gore is even less!), Killington is 25 minutes and Pico is about 30 minutes away. In the evening, gather for a meal, games or a movie. A large, see through fireplace adds warmth and charm to both living room and kitchen/dining room!

In the fall, grab a blanket and a cup of coffee and head out to the Adirondack chairs to watch the mist rise off the lake and listen to the geese fly overhead.

The main floor has a bedroom with double bed and a bedroom with a twin. The bathroom on this floor is very large and has a bath tub (there are also safety rails in this bathroom by tub and toilet, if you have guests who need some extra support).

Upstairs is the master bedroom suite with king bed and small full bath. A second bedroom has a queen bed and two twins. Both bedrooms have skylights and French balconies.

The lower level suite has an additional living area and full bath. There is a couch, TV and stereo and a second room with a daybed with trundle and large game table. (Note: Since this area does not have proper egress, it cannot be used as a bedroom.)

Buttermilk Falls is a popular swimming and picnic spot throughout the summer and fall. Deep, cool pools are at the base of each of 3 sets of falls, cascading down through the woods. They are only 2 miles away and can be reached by car or bike.

The town of Ludlow has a variety of interesting shops, great restaurants and you can't beat the Jackson Gore Adventure Park when the kids need some excitement. They also hold a free concert every Friday night in the summer that is always fun!

I love my 'cottage' and this area and feel so fortunate to have such a beautiful, spacious spot on the lake. I am happy to share it with others who are looking to refresh, reconnect & renew. Please feel free to contact me with any questions you might have.

More Details

Bernie Bolton
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

About Bernie Bolton

I reside in CT and have always wanted to live on a lake. Finding this house in Ludlow - an area I love! - was pure fate!

I have done home exchanges in the past and really enjoyed the experience. I love sharing what brings me joy and I trust people to treat it as though it were their own.

I have 2 grown children and Golden Retriever rescue named Gracie. Pets are generally not allowed, but trained, well-behaved pets will be considered since I know they are part of your family, too.

Bernie Bolton purchased this house in 2015

Why Bernie Bolton chose Ludlow

I fell in love with Ludlow 20 years ago and fall in love all over again each time I drive into town. It has everything anyone could want -- interesting shops featuring talented artists; world-class golf; sensational skiing; beautiful lakes, streams and waterfalls; friendly people and breathtaking views all around.

Burlington is a good day trip and Manchester, Woodstock, Rutland, Bennington & Lake George are all within an hour's drive. But honestly? You won't leave Ludlow! :)

What makes this house unique

I've just recently purchased this home and want to create a "cottage" experience. I do not want a home to be featured on 'Cribs' -- I want a home where you walk in and feel at peace. Like perhaps you've stepped back in time a bit to a simpler life at a slower pace.

Yes, there is wifi and cable TV and Bose surround sound & a dishwasher. If you need them. But there are also kayaks and fishing poles and jigsaw puzzles and a squeaky screen door. So I encourage you to unplug and enjoy life's simple pleasures.


Ludlow House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2168 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Tub & toilet have saftey handles.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Main floor next to kitchen.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single , Comfy main floor nautical theme with comfortable twin bed.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Upstairs master suite. Full bath and french balcony!
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , Upstairs with 2 skylights and balcony overlooking lake.
  • All bedrooms are well appointed while keeping the 'cottage' feel. Quality, comfortable beds have designer bedding and enough room to unpack and settle in. Insulation in the house is great, so our early risers can get up, make their coffee and head out to kayak while the mist is rising off the lake without disturbing those who want to relish the concept of not waking to an alarm clock.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • festivals
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • skiing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water skiing


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Okemo Opens November 11th! Book now! (Only a few weeks still available)
average rating of 4.939394 based on 33 reviews

Cozy space with easy access to Okemo - Jackson Gore

  • 5 of 5

Location was perfect as a home base to get to Okemo to ski daily! Enough space for all of us (two families - 4 adults, 5 kids). Loved the big kitchen table and views of the lake. The owner was quick to respond to any questions we had - I would definitely recommend this house to others!

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful stay over New Years! Cozy, warm and relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

We celebrated New Years at the house and had a great time! The house was cozy and well equipped with everything we could have wanted. We were even able to use the out door grill on New Year’s Eve.

We would definitely return for another visit. It is 5 minutes to Okemo which has great skiing.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great property

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at this house. The best thing about it is a very spacious deck under the pine trees looking out over the lake. We spent most of our time on the deck, visiting with friends and family. The house was very well stocked and comfortable. The location, on a dirt road and on the lake, is perfect.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay! Yes, the deck is certainly a highlight - day or night! This weekend we sat in the reclining chairs at night and saw 5 shooting stars. Beautiful! I look forward to hosting you again next year!
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  • 5 of 5

The deck over the lake is really great-spent all our time there-really loved it.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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West Springfield

Well equipped, great location, all needs anticipated.

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable lake house stocked with all of the basics and more. The view was wonderful. The lake is crystal clear and quiet. Plenty to do nearby, if you get tired of swimming, canoeing, or kayaking. The nearby Sugarhouse has the best maple creamees in VT. Our family really enjoyed this property.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was great having you as a guest and I'm so happy you enjoyed your stay! I agree that the Maple Creamees at the Sugarhouse are the best! So fun to paddle there and enjoy one sitting in their bright red Adirondack chairs!
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Another beautiful week on Lake Pauline!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at Tapestry Pines and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves! The hostess, Bernie, was on top of things and helpful as always. Enough can't be said for the extra provisions and comforts afforded at her lovely house. The location is heavenly and very private, while being conveniently located near to fun attractions and outdoor activities. The Adventure Zone at Okemo Mt/Jackson Gore was a fun day for us this year (less than 10 mins away). We rented a stand up paddle board from the shop here again (about $40 for the day). On a rainy day we ventured to the Ben & Jerry's factory in Waterbury (about an hour & 1/2 away) - delicious! (That is also close to Stowe where you can ride a gondola to top of Mt Mansfield - Vermont's highest peak!) We also boated over to the Sugar Shack again, which is always a fun stop.

Our favorite part is simply enjoying the lake at the house - swimming, fishing, kayaking around the lake, playing at Horseshoe Falls, daily walks on Red Bridge Rd (the dogs' favorite), smores cooked around the fire pit, family meals on the deck, and game nights. We enjoyed Bernie's addition of the red canoe this year and made good use of it, as well as the 2 kayaks and inner-tubes. Also, our kids were delighted by the addition of the volleyball net - we enjoyed fun games of badminton & volleyball this year! Although we bring indoor and outdoor games with us, there are so many fun things on hand and easily accessible, it's really not needed.

We would highly recommend a stay here. It's a beautiful, peaceful, comfortable, great fun and a wonderful place to enjoy quality time with the ones you love - even if you never leave the house!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was wonderful having you back again this year! I'm really glad you enjoyed the volley ball net & canoe -- I've enjoyed having them, too! :) Thanks for the tip about the ride up to the top of Mt Mansfield -- I don't have that in my guest book, but will add it now! Enjoy the rest of the summer and I hope to have you as a guest at Tapestry again!
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Mr. Darcy's Bar & Grill
This is a great spot when you want to get a little outside of town. Great food and friendly ...
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Okemo Mountain
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Harry's Restaurant
Nearest Ski
4 Miles
Car: necessary

It sounds cliché, but the Ludlow area truly has something for everyone! The winters boast exceptional skiing at Okemo with Killington just 25 minutes away, snowmobiling, skating & snow shoeing. Fall is fabulous for scenic drives as each turn offers a thrilling view of mountains, fields and forests as you follow the winding Black Rock River. In summer you can spend the day antiquing, wandering through farmers' markets, boating, fishing, hiking or trying your skill at the Jackson Gore Adventure Park on the zip line or alpine slides.




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $125
Refundable damage deposit $750
Tax Rate 9.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.