The inn’s staff were friendly and attentive, and the food was excellent. Because we had our dog with us and couldn’t take him into the dining room, my birthday dinner was served on the capacious porch. Ask for a pet-friendly room if you are bringing your dog. We stayed in one of the condos which are privately-owned. This one was not as clean as it should be, and the king mattress should be replaced. Our qualms are about that particular condo, not about the Inn itself.
We arranged a wedding dinner for about 40 people, and we could not possibly have been happier with the way the innkeeper, Tom Gianola, made us feel welcome. From our first telephone conversation with him, Tom was anxious to please, without even the tiniest hint of pressuring us toward one choice or another. We also liked his trusting attitude: He did not even ask us for a small deposit in advance. On the day of the event itself, he welcomed all our guests warmly at the start of the dinner. His wait staff was very kind and accommodating, and the food was excellent. The dinner was the joyous culmination of a happy day: our daughter Rebekah’s wedding to her husband, Bobby, on the dock at Echo Lake, below the house that we have rented once a year from the Tepper family for two decades. We recommend Tom and the Echo Lake Inn enthusiastically.
Make a reservation, sit on the porch, and enjoy! It is fine dining with a down to earth feel. The wait staff are professional, and knowledgeable about the food, but make you feel right at home. Our server, Max was able to answer all of our questions about the menu and the wine list. The food presentation was delightfully arranged with color and class. Our meals were tasty, and clean, not overly sauced or salted. I had the salmon which was melt in your mouth delicious, and my friend had the Ribeye, which was cooked to perfection, both meals were large in portion. You get a choice of an appetizer, and then homemade dessert, try the bread pudding, it’s a treat!
My husband and I stayed here for two nights while we roadtripped along route 100 to see the fall colors. We had no idea what we were looking for when we booked our trip. We both had never stayed in an Inn before and had never been to Vermont. I’m so happy that we found Echo Lake. This Inn is just like what you imagine from seeing movies. Our room was on the second floor and was very cozy, spacious, and quiet. Breakfast was delicious both mornings. We had dinner on our last night and it was wonderful. The atmosphere was great and the food was too. The innkeeper, Tom, always made sure that people were happy and was very friendly. He gave recommendations on what to see and do near Ludlow. We loved our stay here and we were sad when we had to leave wishing we had more time. That’s always the best way to leave though, isn’t it?
My wife and I stayed here for 3 nights the second week of October. Tom, the owner, is such a nice gentlemen, always asking if there’s anything that we need. The same goes for his assistants, Ann Marie and Karen, We didn’t have dinner here, but the breakfasts were delicious, especially the pancakes, which were 3 giant ones that I could hardly finish. The room was small but comfortable. My only complaint is that the TV is too small. Other then that we had a fantastic time at the Inn and all the surrounding area when we drove around, just beautiful!!!
Fran felt very welcome and said this trip was refreshing. She left her alarm clock in the room and after calling, the folks at Echo Lake mailed it to her the very next day. Now that’s what I call service. Food was excellent and the room certainly met her needs. Roads leading to the Inn are also classic New England– twist and shout.
On our way back from Killington we stopped at the Echo Lake Inn bar for a break and were quite happy that we did. They have a small bar area with deep leather chairs where you can peacefully enjoy an apres ski drink.
Its quite, comfy, well stocked and the service is exactly as much or as little as you want, they seem to know how to be just right.
Great place to stay for Okemo Skiing. Staff was great and very accommodating. Food was excellent. Hot Breakfast included with stay. Dinner was top notch. Easy ride to mountain. Would definitely return.
We recently celebrated the wedding of my daughter at the Inn and we were extremely pleased. We had the complete Inn from Friday until Sunday morning which made for a stress free weekend. Tom, the Innkeeper was accommodating to what ever we wanted and made sure the guest were happy and had what they needed. The food was excellent and the staff at the inn was friendly and hospitable in all aspects. All the guests had a wonderful time and said it was one of the best wedding they had experienced. I would highly recommend this Inn to anyone looking for a wedding venue with rustic Vermont charm and an outstanding staff that come along with it.
The Echo lake Inn is a historic inn that stays true to its roots, but provides everything ski country needs with incredible value. It offers casual elegance without the pretensions associated with this. Smile that you have a key and not a swipe. My wife and I found our room spacious and homey, yet we most enjoyed the plush leather chairs surrounded by photos of Calvin Coolidge and Thomas Edison in the bar. I knew we in the right place when the Patriots game was on, we entered the living room saw the 60 inch screen. We watched the whole game with Tom the Innkeeper, and trust me, it was worth the price of admission. Do enjoy a dinner at the restaurant. Another step back in time in only the best of ways; the diners have space between tables, and the food is just so good. My son and daughter-in-law got married this past fall at the Echo Lake Inn and honestly, we have memories that we will cherish forever. We want to extend a heart-felt thank you the Echo Lake Inn for their flawless execution of our event, the wonderful food, and the simple laughter and spontaneity that was the dance floor. This was an unforgettable experience and the only given is we will be back, not just as a couple but for extended family reunions. It was that good.