THE BROOK HOUSE AT ECHO LAKE
Looking for the perfect summer getaway for your group in southern Vermont’s lakes region? The Brook House at Echo Lake – a spacious, non-smoking, five-bedroom retreat with hot tub, Jacuzzi bath and loads of amenities – is perfect for large families, reunions or groups of friends! The house’s proximity to Echo Lake Inn (a two-minute walk) makes it a great place for family and friends to stay during a wedding weekend.
The house sleeps 13 (including two sofabeds). Enjoy an exhilarating day swimming, kayaking, fishing, hiking, golfing or bike riding, then gather in the hot tub on the back deck that overlooks state forest land and listen to the babbling brook. Enjoy the fireplace, hot tub, outdoor fire pit, horseshoes, volleyball and more. The large yard provides a great playground for your group.
The house is centrally located to access Ludlow, Woodstock and Rutland.
The Brook House – actually “Little Brook House at Echo Lake” – is not little! It gets its name because Little Brook flows just behind it. Hike three miles up 2,320-foot Tiny Mountain, and you’ll find Tiny Pond, which makes a great day hike. Look for the moose who live up there!
The house has an interesting history – it actually started as a chicken coop over 150 years ago! During the 20th century, it was built upward and outward, so that today it’s a spacious, comfortable home perfect for large families, reunions or groups of friends. Some of the original wood remains around the fireplace, and the built-in shelves limit the size of the flat screen TV in the living room, but you should enjoy the rustic ambience.
Little Brook House is a five-minute walk from Echo Lake, and the Black River is across the street – both the lake and the river offer excellent fishing. Of course it’s fun to splash in the creek out back!
HOW TO SPEND YOUR TIME?
Relax in the Adirondack chairs on the front porch on lazy summer days, or gather in the hot tub on the back deck that overlooks state forest land listen to the babbling brook. Kids love to play in the creek, hike in the back woods (hundreds of acres with a series of waterfalls and gorges), play volleyball, horseshoes, bocce or croquet, ride the tire swing, kick a ball around the expansive lawn, and catch snakes and salamanders. Cross the street to the Black River and catch a few fish. Rent a boat or paddleboard at the store across the street and they’ll take you to the lake of your choice!
(The address is 1785 Rte 100 North, just south of Echo Lake in north Ludlow. NOTE THAT THE MAP places this house at the wrong place. We are actually across the street from this location: https://goo.gl/maps/sMtL2WsXEfp)
9% VT lodging tax, and $200 cleaning and hot tub fee will be added to total rent.
WINTER -- Little Brook House is just 3.5 miles from Okemo Mountain Resort and 11 from Killington Skyeship. It is available as a winter seasonal rental, or for winter weeks and weekends.
Vermont TAX ID 440-K10060265F-01