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Echo Lake Inn
Ranked #3 of 7 Ludlow B&B and Inns
Reviewed 21 February 2011

While this is a very nice inn, be very careful making reservations. They write down credit card numbers and leave in a slot. Meaning any employee or other person walking through the door could grab the paper in the key slot could get the number. I reserved with a credit card hardly used, and the day after leaving, I get two calls that my card is being charged! Just a little too convenient since I hadn't used it anywhere since last year nor had I used it that weekend except for here. I emailed hoping for some assurance that paper is shredded, but got no response, which again tells me the owner probably never saw th email So, be careful!

Stayed: February 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 January 2011

Just returned from a two day business meeting hosted at the Echo Lake inn and found it to be just what our team needed. Small private meeting room, very well equipped, great deli lunches brought up each day by a friendly staff (that after a huge breakfast each morning), wonderful dinners and inviting open fire in the living room to relax with after dinner. It seemed no matter what we asked for they could accommodate, whether late for breakfast - no problem, keeping the staff late up late with our after dinner conversation, no problem -last minute dinner reservations in their dining room the second evening as the restaurant we had planned to eat at was closed, no problem.
I would certainly return and recommend to everyone be it for a meeting or just for the two of you.

  • Stayed: January 2011, travelled on business
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Reviewed 2 January 2011

This was our first time skiing on the east coast and our first time in Vermont. I admit that we waited til last minute to make reservations for lodging for the trip to Okemo Ski Resort, but the price of the room wouldn't have been any cheaper had we reserved two months ago. It's a great place, but overpriced for the one room apartment we had.
Pros:
1. Location! It was a 4 mile drive to the base of Jackson Gore. Highly recommend parking there instead
of Okemo base.
2. Great Staff! Front Desk was friendly and helpful!
3. Apartment was fully equipped. Full size kitchen with pots, pans, plenty of plates and glasses. Even wine openers (which most rentals forget!). Lots of extra pillows and pull out sofa for our kids. There were games and videos in the room, too.
Cons: 1. Cost! Although we did squeeze 2 couples and kids into the one bedroom, I really think we could have found something less expensive with 2 bedrooms elsewhere.
2. Minor drawback was that there was no hotel size shampoo/conditioner, housekeeping or breakfast included. Probably our fault for assuming that this rental was part of the "inn". It is more of an apt rental on the grounds of the very beautiful Echo Lake Inn.
3. Not on a ski shuttle route. But it is very close to Jackson Gore base!

  • Stayed: December 2010
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Thank LAtoNY
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Reviewed 30 December 2010

We had a wonderful stay at Echo Lake Inn! After doing a bit of research for a very spontaneous get away we decided to call to see if there was anything available for Christmas night. There was a king sized room with a jacuzzi and fireplace....and they gave us a very good rate since it was not going to be booked last minute. It was wonderful. The inn is very historical, clean, picturesque and VT like if that makes sense! We totally enjoyed the wonderful restaurant which offered a 4 course meal at a fixed price which we felt was very reasonable for the quality and service. Many others were coming to the restaurant from other hotels and inns so we could see they have a stellar reputation in this area. The full breakfast was also included though we did leave a tip. The service at all meals was very good. We loved the bar and the living room area where there is always a roaring fire. They even bring you your drinks to enjoy by the fire.
This inn is very well run by Lawrence, the inn keeper and his staff. We got to know a few of the people and all were so friendly and nice.

As if it wasn't romantic enough, a huge snow storm arrived the day we were supposed to leave so we stayed one more night. We were able to take some beautiful pictures of the inn and we have wonderful memories of our spontaneous get away! We will be back again.

Stayed: December 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 December 2010

Stayed here the weekend of Dec 18th. Great package which included lift tickets for Okemo and breakfast. We were the only couple the first night so we were upgraded to a room with a 2 person Jacuzzi and a fireplace. The staff was very friendly. The breakfast was great. We did not have dinner here but heard another couple rave about the dinner. The entire house had wireless and the room we stayed in had a tv with cable. Would definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed: December 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 November 2010

Although we were staying in a ski lodge a couple of miles up the road, once we discovered it we went to have breakfast and dinner at Echo Lake whenever we could. Dining there was always a pleasure and the highlight of our day. They stuck to a handful of dishes that were cooked with utmost pride and were beautifully presented, with emphasis on fabulous flavours and quality of ingredients. By contrast we went to another restaurant nearby where we paid $120 between us for the meal and came away feeling the food and service had not been worth the money. We loved the people, the place, the atmosphere at Echo Lake - it really made our holiday. We would definitely receommend people to seek it out if anywhere nearby.

  • Stayed: October 2010, travelled as a couple
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Thank lady_isobel
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Reviewed 22 October 2010

We enjoyed the historical Inn. And enjoyed the large room with a jacuzzi bath. The staff was friendly. Breakfast was included. But if they tell you they are by Echo Lake, it is across a the road and not easy to get to. I had thought we would be able to see the Lake from the Inn, but could not. It was in a good location for visiting the sights.

  • Stayed: October 2010, travelled as a couple
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Thank juliedayton
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Address: 2 Dublin Road, Route 100, Ludlow, VT 05149-9309
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Region: United States > Vermont > Ludlow
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Ludlow
Price Range: £88 - £213 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Echo Lake Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 23
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