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4-6 BR, 4 Bath, Okemo views, porches, on free shuttle route, Walk to restaurant

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 4,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

One-of-a-kind Home Perfect For 2 Families Or 1 Large Family, retreats or reunion

My home seamlessly blends the conveniences of modern life with the grand fit and finish of a by-gone era. Conveniently located in the Village walking distance to 2 of the best restaurants in ludlow just down the block & more restaurants and shopping on Main Street, yet only a short drive to the best skiing/riding swimming holes, golf, hiking and bike paths.

My home is currently for sale at Four Seasons and may have a showing. The rental income pays for itself!

This turn of the century masterpiece has it all! Enter off the driveway into a huge mudroom that accommodates all your equipment and gear. Round the corner and there's the bar and a cozy sitting room with a gas fireplace away from it all! Walk out to the back oasis patio and you feel as though your in Italy…beautiful perennials, back lit pavilion and green wall, piped music, a stone fountain and flowering vines create an atmosphere of pure tranquility. Alternatively, you can sit on the front or side porch and watch the action of Depot Street!

The main floor has a family room with a super comfy sectional couch, 40" HD TV and is open to the living room featuring a baby grand piano and overstuffed Ethan Allen classic sofa. Enjoy watching a fire in the foyer sitting in two swivel rocker chairs, perfect for an intimate conversation or just reading a book peacefully after taking a hot tub.

The gourmet kitchen is fitted with a 48' double Decor oven with six burners and sub-zero refrigerator/freezer and the 'real-deal' walk-in pantry. Enjoy your dinner in our dining room that seats 10 comfortably with a fully stocked built-in china cabinet, all surrounded by custom Birdseye maple wainscoting.

The second floor has a master suite, two bathrooms (washer/dryer) and two more beautifully appointed bedrooms. Access can be from both front stairs or butler stairs.

The third floor is where the action is; pool table, foosball and video game canter. Kids play and the parents chill. There is also a master bedroom with a King, and a bedroom with 2 twin beds. Plenty of floor space for overflow air mattresses as well. You can rent the house without these 2 bedrooms as well for a reduced fee.

This owner occupied home is lovingly maintained and filled with antiques and all the amenities and warm touches to make your vacation truly memorable!

More Details

Liz Crowley
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

About Liz Crowley

We are the Crowley family. Moved (escaped) to Vermont in 1999 from CT. We bought the house as a ski place and as soon as we closed on the property a conversation took place that went something like this: 'Honey, if we have this big beautiful home in Vermont that is twice the size and 1/4 the price of our place in CT. why can't we just move?' So after this not-so carefully well thought out plan was hatched, I of course said: 'You don't have to ask me twice'. We sold our properties in CT and re-invented ourselves (several times, it's a Vermont thing) We own an environmental remediation company that services most of Vermont and parts of New Hampshire. We have an 13 year old that skis most of the time, even when she is supposed to be at school. You would do it too. Our 25 year old is in Alaska and heading for Hawaii in a couple of months.

Liz Crowley purchased this house in 1999

Why Liz Crowley chose Ludlow

This home has a unique place in the history of Ludlow. It was built by Eli Ford in 1903. Old Eli was the owner of the general store here in town. As his fortunes grew Eli decided to build a showcase home. He pulled out all the stops and five years later this custom home was complete.

What makes this house unique

Shuttle to and from the mountain every 20 minutes. If you don't feel like getting the first chair, go back to sleep and you can catch up later! The best restaurant in Vermont is approx. 200 feet away (really). Walk through town, visit the shops and galleries. Send the kids to the pizza place around the corner. We can also offer personalized catering services. Lastly, we will offer a complimentary ride in the groomer with a seasonal rental!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a lovely group of guests stay for MLK weekend & they could not get over how beautiful our home was! They kept asking when they arrived "we have this whole house to ourselves?"! They enjoyed the third floor game room every night playing pool; it's so refreshing to have our guests rarely turn on the TV because they are actually interacting with each other!
Jan 2014
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Ludlow House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , On first floor off kitchen
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , on 2nd floor above powder room & has washer & dryer
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , 2nd floor master & also has access from the hallway
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , 3rd flr. Tub has hand held faucet too & separate shower
  • 3 1/2 in total. The powder room services the 1st floor. 2nd floor has 2 showers and the laundry. 3rd floor has a soaking tub with a hand held spray as well as a seperate shower.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 2nd floor, adjacent private sitting room, perfect for infant
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 2nd floor
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 2nd floor, trundle - definitely a girl's room!
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , 3rd floor red room
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , 3rd floor
  • Five bedrooms in total, sleeping up to 10 in beds. Each additional person is $50 per night. The master bedroom can accommodate a crib for babies and there is plenty of floor space on the third floor for air mattresses!
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • ice skating
  • racquetball
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
Owner will be on premise in the carriage house. Owner can offer private Chef, happy to act as concierge and can arrange in-home massages!


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4-6 BR, 4 Bath, Okemo views, porches, on free shuttle route, Walk to restaurant
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

New Years

  • 5 of 5

We had 3 families in the house which fit really well with room to spare. The house is laid out well for relaxing and enjoying yourself. If you are a skier you can't have a better spot right on the shuttle and with a mud room big enough for ALL YOUR GEAR. Liz was easy to communicate with from the beginning and was helpful with all our questions. Place is walking distance to a few restaurants and close to everything you need.

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Ski Trip Stay

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I stayed at Liz's house for a ski trip weekend, and we had a great experience. The house was spacious, clean, and homey, and had everything we needed during our stay. Moreover, Liz was very helpful and hospitable in her communication. I would recommend this place to others and stay here again myself!

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house in great location

  • 5 of 5

I recently stayed in this house with my extended family for a ski vacation. Everything about this house made it a great choice for us. THe bedrooms are as advertised as far as configuration. The house was charming and incredibly well equipped. Anything you could possibly need in the kitchen was there. There are great spaces for spreading out - for the kids as well as the adults. Everything was clean and in working order. The house is a short walk to bars, restaurants and shops. The ski shuttle is steps away although we drove to skiing/tubing and it is a very, very short trip. The house is beautiful - lovely woodwork and antiques, very comfortable and welcoming. The only problem we had was with parking more than 3 cars although I don't think this would be an issue without the snow.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2015
  • Stayed: February 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely older home. Convenient location

  • 5 of 5

My extended family and I recently spent 5 days in this property for a ski vacation. The house was wonderful. It was very well equipped, everything you could possibly need in the kitchen was there. It is very conveniently located - walk to shops, restaurants, night life. A quick trip to skiing, tubing, etc. DIrectly on the bus route to the mountain although we did drive every day since it was so easy. The home is as advertised as far as sleeping arrangements. The house itself is lovely - charming wood detail, comfortable, roomy, fun game room, hot tub, welcoming kitchen and sitting areas. The only issue we had was with parking more than 3 cars. I don't think this would an issue without the snow.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2015
  • Stayed: February 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Family ski trip 2015

  • 5 of 5

House was terrific. All beds were made and ready for our very late arrival, owner was extremely helpful in describing home and throughout the weekend with any question or need. The home is located in a great location, near mountain, walk to town or market.

The pics don't totally do home justice. The first floor is a nice mix of cozy and ornate with a surprising functional kitchen. The bedrooms and baths on second floor are great, master shower is a treat with overhead rain head and side jets, our daughters loved it! The third floor is a nice retreat for kids, it is a long way from first floor so you have to go check on little ones.

We were unable to ski do high winds and very cold temps. Thus we spent a ton of time inside. The house accommodated 4 adults and 6 children, ages 4-10, very well. We will def be back.

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2015
  • Stayed: February 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect house that is even better in person!

  • 5 of 5

I (and the rest of my group) had an INCREDIBLE weekend. A large group of friends from work rented this home for a weekend away from the city and we had the best time! The house was perfect for our group and we made some great memories there. Between fielding all our questions, sending us to Jackson Gore, and welcoming us into their home we could not have asked for a better homeowner to help us!

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2015
  • Stayed: January 2015
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Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Stemwinder & The Downtown Grocery(voted favorite)
Nearest Ski
0.5 Miles
Okemo Mountain
Car: necessary

Situated in the charming Village of Ludlow facing Okemo Mountain, come and spend quality time with your family, fun in the snow for all ages and ski/board Okemo, Vermont's most family friendly mountain. For those non-skiers, there's shopping and antiquing within walking distance.. We can arrange a personal chef to cater for your stay, or just a special dinner. We will offer a grooming ride with a reservation from 12/30 - 1/4.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $300
Pet Fee $300
Property Damage Protection $99
Tax Rate 9.0%

This is a very special house with magnificent woodwork and details. Hence, the damage protection is high to ensure the appropriate conduct and care of our home is maintained.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.