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Lisa was extremely helpful in making sure everything was clear and well documented. The house was fantastic and super fun for the big group of us that went. Would definitely go again!
We had a great stay at the Brook House! We went up with a group of 12 adults, and all fit comfortably in the common areas. There is a great large kitchen and comfortable living room. The fireplace was great, though I recommend bringing either a starter log or a bushel of dry wood, as the wood on the porch was a bit icy and tough to get burning. Once the fire was going, those logs worked fine.
The hot tub was clean and piping hot. we made a couple of big breakfasts and had a big dinner, and the kitchen fit 12 of us without feeling too cramped. Convenient drive to Okemo or Killington. If you have your own gear, you can get to Killington via the skyship gondola and be on the mountain ~20 minutes after leaving the house. Parking is super easy there.
All in all, a great experience. Would definitely rent this house again.
The place was exactly as Lisa said it would be and she left detailed instructions for checking in, checking out, using the hot tub and exploring the area. The house was spacious, and had plenty of room for our group (12) to spread out comfortably. I would absolutely recommend!
My experience staying at Lisa's house was fantastic! The location is perfect for a ski trip with a large group. There was plenty of room for everyone and we could have fit more as long as some people don't mind using sleeping bags on the floor. Everything was exactly as described when we arrived and her instructions were very specific and detailed which made planning the whole trip easy. Overall it was an awesome experience and I highly recommend it to anyone!
I booked the Lake Rescue Chalet for a weekend trip to Vermont for snowboarding at Killington/Okemo. We managed to fit 17 people comfortably (one couple slept on an air bed that we brought ourselves). Lisa provides most of the things you need like extra linens, toilet paper, soap, and everything in the house functions perfectly. All the information provided about the house and your stay is very clear. You can tell that the mattresses/couches are old as they sink in/aren't the most comfortable, but we didn't travel up here to sleep all day. I would definitely boot this place again if I needed it.
For my 30th birthday, I decided that what I wanted more than anything was to get together for a bunch of friends for a weekend. The Lake Rescue Chalet was perfect for this!
We were 16 people total. First floor: one person on the sofa bed, two people on an air mattress (from us; didn't come with the house) in the kitchen, two people in each of the three bedrooms (all queens). Second floor: Two people in each of the three bedrooms (two queens, one with bunk beds), and one person on the floor in the larger bedroom. Unbelievably, the space totally worked with all those people -- even with only two bathrooms. There was always enough room. (Although it definitely helped to have the outside -- might have been tight if it had been super cold out.)
-tons of cooking, including grilling
-lying in the hammock and reading
-playing cards and charades in front of the fireplace
-hiking up to Tiny Pond -- trail is ~3 miles and starts half a mile north of the house
-hiking around Coolidge State Park (10 minutes away, gorgeous 4 mile trail)
-exploring nearby towns (found cheese and cider festivals as well as great local historical museums)
-sitting on the deck and drinking/eating/talking/laughing
-walking down to the dock and looking at the stars
The best parts of the rental were its ability to hold a ton of people and its great location. I also really appreciated that towels and linens were provided, and that the hosts left lots of clear directions. Also: There was barely any cell service up there, so the wifi was an absolute life saver! Otherwise it would've been hard to keep in touch with one another.
The only negatives were that the upstairs kitchen (which is where we found it easiest to cook, since folks were sleeping in the downstairs) is small, and that the beds and couches, while completely adequate, were a bit run down and gave a couple of us achy backs. That said, we had 16 people and the house had more than enough pillows and blankets, so we were always cozy!
This was a wonderful place - absolutely perfect for a big group getaway. We didn't have kids, but as I poked around, it was clear that the house was kid-friendly (pack-and-play, high chair, etc). I would definitely recommend it for any big groups looking to get away and still be together -- families, friends, birthdays, bachelor or bachelorette parties, etc.
Thanks so much to Lisa for having such a wonderful chalet and sharing it with the world!
The house could use a bit more upkeep, but we had a nice stay and it met our needs. Lisa was great providing lots of local and handy info. Also, the driveway was REALLY hard to see at night. Drove right past it a few times.
Lisa's Lake Rescue Chalet was perfect for a weekend getaway with a bunch of friends (9 of us comfortably stayed here). Everything was exactly as described and Lisa made the entire process extremely easy.
We had a wonderful time! The location of the house was wonderful! It was nice to be close to a small convenient store, we loved the kayak on the lake, and we hiked up the waterfalls behind the house almost every day. The hot tub was clean and easy to maintain. The house was clean and there were no musty odors. I have bad allergies and I actually didn't have to take any medicine which surprised me! The kitchen could be updated and cleaned more thoroughly, but overall it was the perfect spot for our laid-back group of 11. We had small children with us and it worked great for them. They went to bed in the two rooms upstairs and we were still able to hang out downstairs without worrying about waking anyone up! The TV, DVD player and VHS player all worked just fine in the back room (the only TV we tried), but I was glad that we brought our own DVD's with us, since there weren't any movies for younger children (under 5). The beds were a little hard, but we didn't expect it to be luxury. If you don't mind a secluded setting and an older more cabin-style home, this is the place for you.
We had a great stay! Lisa gave us a great list of local attractions and we loved the area. We enjoyed grilling out, the hot tub, lawn games, and there are great local hikes and swimming spots in the area too. A wonderful vacation away!