Lake Rescue Chalet – A Large, Cozy Ski House Minutes from Okemo and Killington
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We're a family of four who love the mountains and the outdoors. We lived in New York for two decades before relocating to Colorado, and we are now retired and traveling the world, while spending summers in Vermont. We get back to Vermont as often as we can! Our youngest daughter starts at Champlain College in Burlington in fall 2019.
Lisa purchased this Chalet in 2000
Why Lisa chose Ludlow
We love Lake Rescue Chalet because of its access to Okemo Ski Resort in winter -- just five minutes down the road -- and to Lake Rescue in summer for swimming, boating and fishing. We like its homey, woodsy feel, and the flat yard for volleyball and other fun activities. We love to sit around the fire pit toasting marshmallows at the end of the day.
What makes this Chalet unique
We love that the lake is just a two-minute walk, so we never had to worry about the kids stepping outside and drowning when we weren't looking. We added two huge decks in the front and the back so that we could truly live outdoors. The hot tub feels like a wonderful luxury. We also love the two living areas so that we can send the kids downstairs to watch their movies while the adults hang upstairs sometimes.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
The house was very clean and just what we expected. Unfortunately the grounds were lacking. We had to remove leaves and branches from the stairs in order to get up onto the deck. The firepit was not usable. It didnt look like any grounds work had been done to the yard or the lakefront. There was garbage left in a trash can on the deck from the previous guests. I am guessing that spring clean up had not begun. Other than that we enjoyed the House and the hot tub.
Warm, Inviting Cabin with Lots of Space!
A group of 9 of us stayed in February 2019 to ski Okemo for a long weekend. The cabin has a lot of space! The bedrooms are well-sized and the eating and living-room areas are spacious and comfortable. The TVs and fireplaces were lovely as well. The home was very clean and the hot tub was clean, filled, warm and lovely. Going through people's bedrooms to access the tub was a bit different but doable. There is only parking for 5 or 6 cars in the front and we shuffled cars around in order for people to back out of the driveway when they wanted to leave. The driveway and walkway was icy but that's to be expected in Vermont in February. It was great to get an almost immediate response from Lisa when we had a question.
Okemo mountain was only minutes away as was the town of Ludlow. The lake was right down the street too.
Overall, a great stay and would recommend for a group of friends or families!
Repeat stay - just as good as the last time!
House is just how we remembered it from out stay last year. Family and dog friendly. Great proximity to the slopes. Hot tub was warm and functional. Great place for a ski weekend with friends and family. Would definitely recommend.
Great Ski House
We had a great time at the Lake Chalet. It was everything we expected. The house is very close to the ski slopes, has a working hot tub that’s wonderful to sit in after a long day on the slopes, has tons of bedrooms, and privacy from the neighbors. It was a very easy process working with the owner and we had no trouble getting into and shutting down the house. Overall I would highly recommend staying here for a group of friends or a large family looking for a fun weekend in Vermont.
Comfortable, Good for big groups, close to everything, hot tub!
This house is a great setup for groups or a large family, with two identical floor upstairs and downstairs, and the living room/kitchen area emphasized for space. This leaves the bedrooms a little smaller, but still enough space for your things! I liked that design.
The fireplaces were great, and hot tub was awesome! It is certainly one of the best places we've stayed, and seems to be ideal for any season (winter=mountains, summer=on a lake)!
There were small annoyances (Hot tub cover was heavy and designed to hang off side of deck, making it tough to lift. And one of the downstairs beds was very cheap and uncomfortable, the rest seemed nice though!), but nothing serious. The owner is great to work with and is responsive!
Would absolutely stay again!
Jared's group was friendly and easy to communicate with, and they left the house clean and well cared for. Bcause of his comment, we replaced the downstairs mattress and box spring. The hot tub cover has a lift to the side to help with putting it on and taking it off, but I guess he didn't notice it!
Good Place for a Large Group
Nice place that accommodated a large group rather comfortably. Wasn't quite as close to water as we had anticipated (short walk down to the dock). Overall though, certainly satisfied with our stay. Recommended.
The house is, as we describe, a two-minute walk to the dock, on a rural dirt road.
The house is located on a peninsula with about ten houses.
Other Activities: Skiing, ice skating, sledding, snowshoeing in winter. Dock, boats, fishing in spring, summer and fall.
Golf: Golf nearby at Okemo, Chester, Springfield, Stratton, Woodstock, Killington and more! There's also mini-golf up the road.
Ski: Choose from nine ski areas within 30 miles -- the closest are Okemo, just three miles down the road, and the six-mountain Killington (12 miles to Skyeship) with sister Pico (18 miles). Stratton, Bromley, Magic Mountain, Mount Snow, and others are a stone's throw farther. Prefer cross-country? Step outside onto the frozen-over lake, or drive to some terrific XC areas nearby (Okemo Golf Club, Hawk Mountain Resort, mountain meadows, local parks). You'll also find hunting, snowmobiling, horse-drawn sleigh rides, snowshoeing, and more.