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Uli Donohue

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, german
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Cozy, clean, spacious, conveniently located all season Okemo home.

15 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Ludlow / Okemo Mountain Area Apartment Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, sleeps 8.

Conceived as a large ski house, this property is close to everything, in any season.

Conveniently located on a quiet cul-de-sac.

Plenty of parking, and sporting gear storage.

Large covered porch for relaxing.

Ample, well stocked, modern kitchen.

Relax in the 6 person hot tub (only available in the fall/winter season)

Very clean!


No pets.

Bedroom 1: Queen bed

Bedroom 2: Queen bed

Bedroom 3: Full size bed, 2 bunks.

Amenities: Washer/Dryer, Dishwasher, Microwave, coffee machine, 4 slice toaster, blender, Flatscreen TV, Blu-ray/DVD, Audio system, WIFI Internet, Netflix. Indoor storage for skis, boards, bikes, kayaks, etc. Driveway parking for 6+ cars. 6 person outdoor hot tub (fall/winter season only). Open kitchen/living/dining room floor plan.

This unit is on the first floor of a large ski house, that used to be a barn. The upstairs is unoccupied in the summers and could be added to the rental. It has 3 more bedrooms (2 queens and a bunk room with one bunk bed and one single bed), another fully stocked kitchen and two more bathrooms. Ask for an inclusive quote.

This winter season 2013/14 (Thanksgiving through Okemo closing in early April) the upstairs is rented to an Okemo ski instructor, his wife and their two daughters. So the house has the real authentic feel of a ski house. The hot tub is shared between the occupants of both units.

Some Background: This house has a long tradition in Ludlow, of being a welcoming place to spend a funfilled ski and snowboard vacation. The former owner John known to most as 'JD' was a much loved snowboard instructor at Okemo and rented the house for many years to friends, family and Okemo staff. Sadly John passed away in 2011 and now I, his wife, am carrying on his mission to provide a comfortable place to stay, that feels a little like home and is the perfect place to spend a vacation at any time of the year. I still live in town and if you ever need anything during your stay, just ask.


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Uli Donohue (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, german

About Uli Donohue

I grew up in Germany, went to high school in Ireland and to university in Ireland and the UK. In 2009 I moved to this beautiful part of the world before getting married to my husband John. He had bought the property in 1996 as a ski house for himself and his large group of friends from the Boston area. In 2003, John himself moved from Boston to Vermont and started working as a snowboard instructor at Okemo. Over the years this house has accommodated many instructors who worked at Okemo and John known at the mountain and in town just as 'JD' became a much respected member of the Okemo and Ludlow community. The 'Funhouse' became known as just that, a fun house. Sadly, John passed away in November of 2011 suddenly and unexpectedly. I, his wife, am now continuing John's passion and the mission of the Funhouse, to provide welcoming accommodation to visitors intent on experiencing the beauty of Vermont at all times of the year.

Uli Donohue purchased this apartment in 1996


based on 15 traveler reviews

Cozy, clean, spacious, conveniently located all season Okemo home.
average rating of 4.866667 based on 15 reviews

Much Nicer and More Comfortable than the Pictures

  • 5 of 5

We are a family of seven and rented Uli’s home for a week getaway.

We were so pleasantly surprised that the house was so much nicer, larger, and more comfortable than the pictures show.

The house is super-clean, modern, well-stocked, and overall very comfortable. Additionally, the location is convenient to so many of the activities we did over our vacation as well as a two minute drive to the center of town.

My wife’s favorite part of the house was sitting on the porch each morning drinking coffee and chatting with a spectacular view of the mountain. My kids loved the free Netflix. And I just loved the overall comfort of the house.

The key to all of the above is Uli. She was easy-going and extremely accommodating from the start and clearly puts her guests’ comfort as a paramount concern.

We give the house five stars out of five and would add a sixth if we could for the price.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Cozy, comfortable -- relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

Planned a 3 night mini vacation in the Okemo/Ludlow VT area with our older (16,21,23) boys. Found Uli's place late one night and are SOOOO glad we did. The place was perfect for what we needed - big open living/dining area and kitchen area, lots of bed space -- and the price was excellent. So we booked thinking we got a good deal. We were wrong -- we got a great deal !! The place was cozy and comfortable and very clean. The bedrooms were well appointed and the beds comfortable. The living room was large enough for everyone to spread out and get comfortable. The dining area table was large enough for our boys, their friends, and the two of us to eat together...and play cards at later. The kitchen had everything we needed and was modern, clean and bright. And while the covered porch was not updated like the rest of the house it turned out to be our favorite place to sit and enjoy morning coffee or evening wine and beer. Most importantly we can't say enough great stuff about Uli - she was absolutely fantastic and accommodating. Her communication was excellent and she went above and beyond to set up a couple items we had inquired about. We will definitely be renting from Uli again next time we return to the Okemo area. If staying here we'd recommend Uli's place to friends and family as well as: breakfast at Vermont Apple Pie, wine at Stemwinders, pizza from Goodman's, beer at Killarney's. Also loved Long Trail on our trip in, the Country Store in Weston, Buttermilk Falls, kayaking Echo Lake, and the mountain coaster at Okemo.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the glowing review! I am so glad you and your family had a great time at the house and at Okemo. It is funny that you should mention the porch. It is such an awesome space and right after you left we actually finally updated it. It's now even better! We hope to welcome you again soon!
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Perfect for two families

  • 5 of 5

Stayed with my sister in law and our 6 kids in summer. Property was well kept, fully stocked, and meticulously clean. Bunk room was great for kids. Enjoyed local ziplining and other activities at Okemo, nearby river tubing, and fun at the swimming hole (Buttermilk Falls). Uli was a pleasure to do business with. Thinking of renting again this winter for ski vacation.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review, Pam! I am so glad you had a good time at the house and at Okemo. Hope to see you back again some day!
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Everything You Will Need

  • 5 of 5

This was a very clean and well maintained property. We stayed here mainly to sleep while attending a family re-union but it did not disappoint. Uli was a great communicator in preparing for our stay, sharing information and answering all our questions promptly and with great care. We would definitely stay here again if visiting the area in future.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Ken, thank you for your kind words. I am glad you had a nice time at the house and reconnecting with family. Maybe we can welcome you to Vermont again some day! Best, Uli
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Your property was exactly as it was described

  • 4 of 5

The house is very well maintained and clean and had everything you need for a comfortable stay except wash cloths but if you know that ahead of time you can just bring your own from home. Uli contacted us with all the information we needed for our stay and if we are in ludlow again well defently look into renting again. Thanks uli!

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and comments Bonnie. I will make sure to add some wash clothes to the inventory soon, that's a very easy 'fix' :). Thanks again for renting!
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Wonderful and welcoming!

  • 5 of 5

We were so pleased with this house. Uli is a wonderful owner and was a pleasure to work with through the entire process. The house had everything we needed and was clean. Well, except for the yard and porch due to terrible weather! The day before our arrival, there was a terrible storm knocking out power to much of the area. In fact, power was only restored to this house about 2 hours before our arrival! There were down trees everywhere and wind and rain had blown onto the lovely porch. I was nervous when I landed for my connecting flight and received a message from Uli informing me about the power. But as we were making the drive in, she called to tell me the power had been restored. See, because this property is managed by the owner, she is connected and caring. It is a cozy, lovely house and we were heartbroken to find out that when we return in August, it is booked.

A wonderful and welcoming experience!!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
21 Miles
RUT - Rutland Regional Airport (JetBlue, Cape Air)
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Pot Belly Pub
Nearest Golf
2.5 Miles
Okemo Valley Golf Club
Nearest Train
26 Miles
Amtrak - Rutland
Nearest Motorway
19 Miles
I-91 and VT-131 (I-91 exit 8)
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
The Downtown Grocery
Nearest Ski
1.5 Miles
Okemo Mountain Resort
Nearest Beach
7.5 Miles
Camp Plymouth State Park - Echo Lake
Car: recommended

Ski, snowboard, cross country ski, snowshow, telemark ski, ice skate, snowmobile, sledding.

Swimming, biking, hiking, kayaking, fishing, boating, golf, mountain roller coaster, bungee trampoline, mini golf, disc golf, foliage.

Beer, wine, music, craft, antique, horse festivals. Farmers markets. State fairs.

Brewery & cheese maker tours.

Arts & Crafts school.

Other Activities: Dining, kayaking, mountain roller coaster, mini-golf, disc golf, hang gliding.

Golf: Okemo Valley Golf Club

Par 70, 18-hole championship course is New England's first heathland-style course.

89 Fox Lane, Ludlow, VT

Ski: Okemo Mountain Resort

Skiing, Boarding, Tele, Snowshowing, Mountain Coaster, Snow Tubing, Ice Skating, Bungee Trampoline

Terrain Parks, Half-pipe, Glades


Rates & Availability

Ludlow Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer Season
Jul 5 2016 - Aug 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
Labor Day
Sep 1 2016 - Sep 5 2016
2 night minimum stay
Leaf Season
Sep 6 2016 - Oct 16 2016
2 night minimum stay
Stick Season
Oct 17 2016 - Nov 22 2016
2 night minimum stay
Nov 23 2016 - Nov 28 2016
2 night minimum stay
Early Winter
Nov 29 2016 - Dec 9 2016
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Ludlow / Okemo Mountain Area Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Washer/Dryer
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Bathrooms have clean updated fixtures, electric outlets and exhaust fans with timers. The larger bathroom has a front loading washer, and dryer. Included with each bathroom: 2 hand towels, 2 rolls TP, 1 soap pump, 1 shampoo bottle, 1 floor mat, 1 hair dryer
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 4 twin/ single , ( 1 Full size + 2 bunks)
  • All bedrooms have a dresser, a chair, and a place to hang clothes. Linens, pillows, blankets, and bath towels are provided. (Seasonal rentals include pillows and blankets only. Linens, and bath towels are optional extras.)
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
The house has two stories. The downstairs accommodation is advertised here. The upstairs is rented on a short term seasonal basis just like this unit. This is a non-smoking and pet free property.

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