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The Hemlocks - Charming Lake Rescue Reverie

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,300 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Direct Lakefront, Awesome Hot Tub: 3 Br, 1-and-a-half baths, Sleeps 8

The Hemlocks is a delightful, cozy cottage on Lake Rescue. Charm abounds. 3 BR: 2 queens, 1 set of bunks, plus private den with pullout couch. Fireplace, gas grill, outdoor bonfire pit, big, wonderful hot tub overlooking pristine, serene lake. Water toys and winter toys include: water skis, tubes, floats, X-country skis, ice skates (if they fit!). Boats: 2 kayaks, canoe, rowboat. All linens/towels provided, including 4 bathrobes/slippers, as well as a well-stocked kitchen. Wireless internet, cable connection, games, etc. It is a little slice of heaven.

Barb Silver Holt
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 12, 2017

About Barb Silver Holt

We live in southeastern CT, are 2 professionals (business owner, professor), and have 2 grown daughters (24 and 34), and one utterly perfect 1.5 yr old grandson.

Barb Silver Holt purchased this cottage in 2004

Why Barb Silver Holt chose Ludlow

We bought Hemlocks in 2004 and spent 1.5 years carefully renovating it, making the most of the cozy spaces. It has been in Barb's family since it was built in 1939, and she has many happy memories of summers on the lake and learning to ski at Okemo and Killington.

What makes this cottage unique

Sitting in the hot tub looking out over the lake with a glass of wine after skiing or hiking is heaven. Being on Lake Rescue is peaceful serenity, and we come up as often as we can. The lake is magical any season, and almost always quiet. Hemlocks is our second home, we keep it immaculate, and it is filled with personal items and extra touches that make it warm, welcoming, and fun.


Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Rutland, VT
Nearest Golf
1.2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Bella Luna
Nearest Ski
1.2 Miles
Car: recommended

The village of Ludlow, about 7 minutes from our cottage, is quintessential Vermont - it is all here in the Green Mountains and it is all beautiful - each season has its unique offerings. Many charming Vermont villages (Weston, Woodstock, Manchester, etc.) are within a 1 hour drive down beautiful country roads. Our house is on the largest lake in the area, 5 minutes from Okemo, 20 minutes from Killington. Good grocery shopping, restaurants and night-life are here in Ludlow, along with many other activities of your choosing, such as hiking, golfing, antiquing, and just relaxing. Besides great skiing/snowboarding, Okemo has a spa/fitness facility, ice skating rink, and 'adventure zone' with zip-lining and numerous other activities, excellent golf, swimming pool, etc. Several X-country ski areas are also nearby.


Ludlow Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Kitchen ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , large, excellent shower with great water pressure
  • Washer/dryer is also in up bathroom. Down bath is small half-bath.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 bunk bed
  • Pull-out sofa in private den sleeps 2 more. All beds have down comforters and a choice of feather or foam pillows. Many extra linens/blankets are available, if needed.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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(8 traveler reviews)

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The Hemlocks - Charming Lake Rescue Reverie
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

Perfect for Lakeside Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Hemlocks in August 2016 and loved it. The house has a delightful woodsy feel and is immaculately kept and very well organized. The deck facing the lake has comfortable chairs for reading or procrastinating. We used each of the two kayaks to explore the lake; there were also other boats available that we didn’t use. The outdoor shower is great. For most of our week there, the houses on each side of us were unoccupied, so it was quite quiet and private. During our last couple of days, people arrived at one of the houses but the hedge barrier between us continued to provide good privacy. Our location provided for both morning sun (down on the lawn, closer to the lake) and afternoon sun on the deck, and beautiful sunsets. All in all, a wonderfully relaxing week, and we’re looking forward to our return to The Hemlocks next year!

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! Your perspectives are great for those considering our cottage for a vacation. So glad you enjoyed your time lakeside at the Hemlocks, and especially that you'll be returning next summer. Looking forward to having you back, Peter, and there's no better testimonial than that!
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Charming Retreat

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I recently spent a weekend at The Hemlocks and loved it! The house is extremely cozy and comfortable, and the owners have paid exceptional attention to the details. Not only is the house attractive, but it was exceptionally clean upon our arrival. It is stocked with everything you could need for cooking, relaxing, and being active. The setting is absolutely beautiful. If it had been warmer, I probably would have spent the whole weekend sitting out by the lake. Instead, we cozied up in the den, with books to read and a great view of the water. It was a perfect retreat for my husband and I, but I know our kids, ages 9 and 11, would love it, as well. It's a great family house. The owner was very easy to work with, and very quick to respond to my questions. I would definitely recommend a stay at The Hemocks.

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a lovely review - thank you so much! It is always so good to hear from people who love our little place like we do. Please come again!
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  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had a wonder stay in this lovely cabin. It had everything we wanted (hot tub, lake view, fireplace) and more. Great location--close to restaurants, hiking, and water activities. It was nice not to have to rent kayaks. The cabin is cozy, clean, beautifully decorated and stocked with everything we needed. Barb was very accommodating, especially since we booked it at the last minute. Would highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! Glad all the pieces fit together on short notice. I so appreciate your review - we love our little place and try hard to be good hosts for our guests. Your comments mean a lot! Please come again!
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Ridgefield, CT

Incredibly cozy and charming house!

  • 5 of 5

Our family, (2 adults and 2 children,) had a wonderful stay at The Hemlocks. The house is perfectly appointed, charmingly decorated and has just a wonderful overall cozy feeling. Minutes away from either the Jackson Gore or Okemo base you are conveniently situated in an ideal location. And the vista of Lake Rescue is beautiful as well! Owner was easy to communicate with and very helpful as well. Two big thumbs up!

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2015
  • Stayed: December 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Oh dear, Dolly, how could I not have responded to you? Am just realizing this now, and my apologies - thinking it was holiday madness and it slipped by. THANK YOU! I very much remember our very nice interactions and your stay, and I am always so grateful for reviews. Please come again!
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Perfect In Every Way!

  • 5 of 5

We can't say enough about our visit to the Hemlocks! The cottage is spectacular and right on the lake. Our family of six spent Thanksgiving. It was a wonderful place to kick back and unwind. It happened to snow a foot on the day we arrived. We were very impressed that the driveway was plowed several times over the course of the storm. The kitchen was well stocked. The beds were comfortable. The fireplace kept us warm and cozy. Plenty of room for the whole family to dine and play games. We enjoyed the hot tub, even though it was eleven degrees! The cottage was well maintained and very clean.

Barb was a pleasure to deal with! So accommodating and easy to communicate with. It is very clear that The Hemlocks has a special place in her heart.

Thank you for the wonderful memories. We can't wait to return!

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2014
  • Stayed: November 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! We are so grateful for your thoughts! Yes, The Hemlocks has a very special place in our hearts and we LOVE to share it with people who appreciate it for what it is - a quirky, charm-soaked little gem. You were wonderful guests - how lucky to spend T'Day at Lake Rescue - please do come again!
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Doesn't get much better than the Hemlocks!

  • 5 of 5

We have now stayed at Hemlocks 2x this winter and cannot wait for the next trip up. The cottage is right on Lake Rescue and just a few minutes drive from Okemo so it is a perfect location. The Hemlocks is very cozy. It has great decor, warm fire place, comfortable couch/beds, etc. The hot tub is fantastic. Nothing better than getting back from long day on the slopes and soaking in the tub with a drink and view of the lake. The kitchen is great as well. We went up both times with a group of 7 people and didn't eat out once. The kitchen is stocked with everything you need and a gas grill in back for all your BBQ needs. The dining room table has plenty of space for food, drink and after dinner gaming (cards, dice, backgammon, etc.). Some other sweet little perks: Bose speaker system with input for iPod, computer, etc. Cross country skis and snowshoes and a crockpot!!!

The owners are amazing as well. Very accommodating and generous who you can tell take great pride in maintaining a beautiful cottage and ensuring their guests have a good time.

We highly recommend the Hemlocks and can't wait for the next time we can get up there. We did both times in the winter this year and hoping to see it in the summer!

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2014
  • Stayed: February 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Patrick, I can't even believe I have delayed so long in responding to your amazing review, as you are my most favorite guest in the world (though I have had many lovely guests!). Thank you for your very kind words - when are you coming back????
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning/trash removal $125
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 9.0%

- Christmas/New Year's weeks and President's Week are $450 per night (3 night minimum) or $3,000 per week.
- Columbus Day weekend is $400/night, 3-night minimum

$500 damage/reservation deposit due to reserve; 50% deposit by check or money order 30 days prior to arrival; balance due 2 weeks prior to arrival.

Cancellation policy: Full refund of deposits up to 3 weeks in advance of rental dates. Refund of 75% of deposits between 2-3 weeks in advance, 50% between 1-2 weeks in advance, 25% within 1 week.

$500 damage/reservation deposit due to reserve; 50% deposit by check or money order 30 days prior to arrival; balance due 2 weeks prior to arrival.

Cancellation policy: Full refund of deposits up to 3 weeks in advance of rental dates. Refund of 75% of deposits between 2-3 weeks in advance, 50% between 1-2 weeks in advance, 25% within 1 week.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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