Title /blog/category/buyers/?format=rss A blog feed. en-US Fri, 14 Dec 2018 12:12:06 -0500 A Mountain Condo for Everyone! https://www.vtprop.com/blog/posts/2018/12/14/a-mountain-condo-for-everyone/ <p dir="ltr">Are you in the market for a condo? Well, Okemo Mountain has many different condo locations to suit your individual needs and we have property listings in each area!</p> <p dir="ltr">&nbsp;<img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/6200/blog/Jackson%20Gore%20Inn%20Winter%202017.jpg" style="float: left; width: 300px; height: 199px;" class="featured">Are you a family with different interests? Maybe some of you ski or snowboard, but others don&rsquo;t? Look no further than <a href="https://www.vtprop.com/okemo-condo-guide/jackson-gore-village/">Jackson Gore</a> because they have something for everyone! For those of you looking to be the first in line for the chairlift in the morning, just step out your door right onto the slopes. However, if you want to have a leisurely morning, brunch at <a href="https://www.okemo.com/dining/coleman-brook-tavern/">Coleman Brook Tavern</a>, followed by a dip in the outdoor heated pool or hottub. If you are looking for adventure, spend the day in the <a href="https://www.okemo.com/activities/adventure-zone/">Adventure Zone</a> on the Timber Ripper or in the snow tubing park! Jackson Gore also has a beautiful fitness center and ice rink for all of your family fun.</p> <p dir="ltr"><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/6200/blog/Solitude%20%20J%20Bldg%20-%20Exterior.jpg" style="float: right; width: 267px; height: 200px;">Just up the road from Jackson Gore is <a href="https://www.vtprop.com/okemo-mountain-condo-guide/solitude-village/"> Solitude Village</a> with a variety of condos, townhouses, and single-family homes. If your priority is the amenities, then Solitude is the place for you. They have a great fitness center, along with a pool, hottub, and sauna! Solitude also has one of the best ski-in, ski-out restaurants on Okemo, <a href="https://www.okemo.com/dining/epic-restaurant/">Epic</a>. Here you will find the best burger that money can buy!</p> <p dir="ltr"><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/6200/blog/OML%20B%20loooking%20up%20slope.jpg" style="float: left; width: 200px; height: 132px;">If you are looking to be at the heart of the mountain, check out the <a href="https://www.vtprop.com/okemo-mountain-condo-guide/okemo-mountain-lodge-condominium/"> Okemo Mountain Lodge</a> condos! These condos surround the base lodge area, giving you easy access to the slopes! The condos are also situated only a few minutes from the village of Ludlow, making it a prime location to get to several great restaurants. Not to mention, Okemo Mountain Lodge offers great apres ski options, including the <a href="https://www.okemo.com/dining/sitting-bull/">Sitting Bull</a> right at the base, or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/American-Restaurant/Toms-Loft-Tavern-129783457050894/"> Tom&rsquo;s Loft Tavern</a> just down the road.</p> <p dir="ltr"><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/6200/blog/G%20Bldg%20WP_CMYK.jpg" style="float: right; width: 267px; height: 200px;">One of the more popular condo areas is <a href="https://www.vtprop.com/okemo-mountain-condo-guide/winterplace/">Winterplace</a>. If you are an avid skier, <a href="https://www.vtprop.com/okemo-mountain-condo-guide/winterplace/">Winterplace</a> arguably has the best location on the mountain for you! With this location, you get to avoid the 1st round of lifts and head right to the top of the mountain! This is the ideal place to ensure that you get the first tracks when the mountain opens. Winterplace also has a great indoor pool and hot tubs. In the summer, enjoy the tennis courts and a beautiful picnic area, as well!</p> <p dir="ltr"><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/6200/blog/E%20Bldg%20LW.jpg" style="width: 300px; height: 200px; float: left;"></p> <p dir="ltr">If you are in need of a larger condo, <a href="https://www.vtprop.com/okemo-mountain-condo-guide/ledgewood-at-okemo/"> Ledgewood</a> is a prime area for you to checkout. Ledgewood offers 3 and 4 bedroom condos and is located on one of Okemo&rsquo;s maintained ski trails. These condos are bright and spacious and definitely give you the mountain feel. Ledgewood&rsquo;s location makes you feel like you are out of the hustle and bustle of the main areas, but is a quick ski or ride to the base of the mountain.</p> <p dir="ltr">&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr">Another favorite location away from the main base areas is <a href="https://www.vtprop.com/okemo-mountain-condo-guide/okemo-trailside/"> Trailside Village</a>. These condos are located on or near Sachem <img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/6200/blog/8KB%20Winter%20J%20bldg%20front%20I%20in%20back%201-16-08%20(1).jpg" style="float: right; width: 300px; height: 225px;">Trail and are located at one of the highest condo locations on Okemo. Even though some of the condos aren&rsquo;t directly on the trail, Trailside offers a private shuttle with access to Sachem. The condos boast a classic ski house style that make you never want to leave. All you need is a cozy fireplace and mug of hot cocoa and you are good to go!</p> <p dir="ltr">&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;If none of these condo options suit your needs, don&rsquo;t worry, there are more! Visit our website to learn more about <a href="https://www.vtprop.com/okemo-mountain-condo-guide/alpen-meadows/">Alpen Meadows</a>, <a href="https://www.vtprop.com/okemo-mountain-condo-guide/kettlebrook-at-okemo/"> Kettlebrook</a>, <a href="https://www.vtprop.com/okemo-condo-guide/timber-creek-at-okemo/">Timber Creek</a>, <a href="https://www.vtprop.com/okemo-condo-guide/westwoods/">West Woods</a>, <a href="https://www.vtprop.com/okemo-condos/southface-village-on-okemo/">Southface Village</a>, <a href="https://www.vtprop.com/okemo-mountain-condo-guide/snow-trak-on-okemo/"> Snow Trak</a>, and <a href="https://www.vtprop.com/okemo-condo-guide/okemo-village/">Okemo Village</a>. We promise that Okemo holds options for every need! Contact us today to begin the search for your perfect mountain home.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Buyers Jackson Gore Ludlow Condos Ludlow Real Estate Okemo Condos Okemo Real Estate Okemo Valley Region Rentals In Vermont Rentals On Okemo Seasonal Rentals Second Homes Sellers Selling Your Home Ski On Okemo Ski Season Ski Season In VT Vermont Real Estate Winter In Vermont Winter In VT towns in VT Real estate agents finding perfect real estate agent Snow in VT Okemo Mountain snow on okemo Travel Vail Resorts Fri, 14 Dec 2018 12:12:06 -0500 It's All About Those Sticks https://www.vtprop.com/blog/posts/2018/11/07/it-s-all-about-those-sticks/ <p dir="ltr"><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/6200/blog/IMG_6099.jpg" style="float: left; width: 300px; height: 400px;" class="featured">Did you know that Vermont has an extra season? That&rsquo;s right! If you are a true Vermonter or trying to become one, you need to know all about stick season.</p> <p dir="ltr">You might ask; what is stick season? It is the time of year when the leaves cover the ground, leaving the trees with nothing but bare branches. There isn&rsquo;t any snow yet, the days get shorter and chillier, while the nights last forever and often leave us with a frost on the morning ground.</p> <p dir="ltr">It is the time of year that skiers and snowboarders anxiously await snowfall and for the mountains to open. As soon as October ends, they are crawling into their basements, attics, or garages to dig out their winter gear. You may even see the hopeful ones walking around town in eskimo hats and down jackets, just praying for those flakes to fall. Some head out to the local ski shops like <a href="https://www.totempoleskishop.com">Totem Pole</a>, <a href="https://www.northernskiworks.com">Northern Ski Works</a>, <a href="https://thebootpro.net">The Boot Pro</a>, or <a href="http://www.tygartmountainsports.com">Tygart Mountain Sports</a> to pick up brand new gear.</p> <p dir="ltr">However, if you are a summer lover, you probably are getting ready to go into hibernation. This most likely entails making all of your favorite comfort food like mac &amp; cheese or beef stew because let&rsquo;s be honest, most local restaurants shut down to prepare for the busy winter season. You are probably also drinking your favorite winter beers like <a href="http://longtrail.com/age-verification?destination=node/2">Long Trail&rsquo;s Harvest</a> or <a href="https://www.harpoonbrewery.com">Harpoon&rsquo;s Winter Warmer</a>. If you haven&rsquo;t already, you are subscribing to Netflix and binge watching your favorite TV show, except on Sundays when you are watching<img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/6200/blog/IMG_6097.jpg" style="float: right; width: 200px; height: 267px;"> the Patriots. If you don&rsquo;t like TV, make sure you have a GIANT stack of books because after stick season comes winter, and Vermont winters last forever.</p> <p>Just remember, stick season doesn&#39;t last forever and soon the trees will be filled with beautiful snow and glistening icicles!&nbsp;</p> Buyers Fall In VT Ludlow Real Estate Okemo Real Estate Okemo Valley Region Rentals In Vermont Rentals On Okemo Seasonal Rentals Sellers Selling Your Home Ski On Okemo Ski Season Ski Season In VT Vermont Foliage Vermont Real Estate Winter In Vermont Winter In VT towns in VT fun in Ludlow Real estate agents Snow in VT Okemo Mountain okemo skiing snow on okemo Travel Wed, 07 Nov 2018 13:24:17 -0500 Fall in the Okemo Valley https://www.vtprop.com/blog/posts/2018/10/04/fall-in-the-okemo-valley/ <p dir="ltr">&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;If you have never experienced fall in Vermont, then you are seriously missing out! It is such a magical time and truly is the essence of what Vermont is all about. The Okemo Valley is one of the best places to spend during this time and Columbus Day weekend is the peak! Here is a sneak peak of our favorite things Vermont things to do this weekend!</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Take a Hike:</strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><img alt="View from Fire tower" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/6200/blog/IMG_3851.JPG" style="float: right; width: 200px; height: 150px;">&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;There are so many amazing hikes to experience within a 30 minute drive of Ludlow and all of them are the best during foliage season. Of course, one of the most popular hikes in the Okemo Valley is the <a href="https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/vermont/okemo-mountain-via-healdville-trail"> Healdville Trail</a> that leads you up the backside of <a href="https://www.okemo.com">Okemo</a>. Pack a picnic lunch and take a break at the top with a climb up the firetower at 3,340 feet!<br> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;<img alt="Deer Leap in Killington" class="featured featured featured" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/6200/blog/IMG_0722.jpg" style="width: 360px; height: 124px; float: left;">Another great hike is <a href="https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/vermont/deer-leap-overlook-trail"> Deer Leap</a> in Killington. This hike is 1.9 miles of a beautiful wooded trail that leads to a peak and opens up to grand views of <a href="https://www.killington.com">Killington</a>, <a href="https://www.picomountain.com">Pico</a>, and beyond! Better yet, you can bring your dogs! After your hike, head to <a href="http://longtrail.com/age-verification?destination=node/2">Longtrail Brewery</a> for some lunch.<br> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;For a hike with different scenery, check out <a href="https://www.trails.com/us/vt/ludlow/cascade-falls-vt">Cascade Falls</a> in Weathersfield. The hike is about 2.9 miles from the trailhead to the summit. Along the way, you will find 84ft and 60ft waterfalls that are absolutely breathtaking. If you are looking for a day hike, continue on your way to the various peaks of Mount Ascutney!</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>The Sights:</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">&nbsp;&nbsp; <img alt="Buttermilk Falls" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/6200/blog/IMG_2243.jpg" style="float: right; width: 150px; height: 113px;">&nbsp;One of the most well known sites in Ludlow is <a href="http://www.newenglandwaterfalls.com/vt-buttermilkfalls-ludlow.html"> Buttermilk Falls</a> in the Okemo State Forest. There are 3 waterfalls to check out on a short nature hike along the river. The river is surrounded by exquisite fall colors and provides a peaceful place to enjoy the great outdoors.</p> <p dir="ltr">&nbsp;&nbsp; <img alt="The Pinnacle" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/6200/blog/IMG_1002.jpg" style="float: left; width: 190px; height: 99px;">&nbsp;Another popular local spot is <a href="https://vermont.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,1,fid,1459886,n,the%20pinnacle.cfm"> The Pinnacle of Ludlow</a> off of Commonwealth Avenue. There is a short secondary road that you can drive up if the gate is open, or you can choose to park at the bottom for a nice walk to the top. The Pinnacle has giant rocks to climb that overlook the entirety of Okemo Mountain. While this view is amazing all year long, it is exceptionally magical during the fall foliage.</p> <p><strong>Shopping:</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;You can&rsquo;t come to Vermont for a weekend getaway without going to the <a href="https://www.vermontcountrystore.com/home">Vermont Country Store</a>, either in Weston or <img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/6200/blog/the-vermont-country-store-.jpg" style="float: right; width: 160px; height: 115px;">Rockingham. This store holds all of the best items this Green Mountain state has to offer. You can fill up on samples of Vermont cheeses, meats, and dips and leave with a brown bag full of old fashioned candy. The store also carries many Vermont products, such as soaps and clothing. We promise you won&rsquo;t leave disappointed.&nbsp;<br> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;If you are in Ludlow, you must stop by the <a href="https://www.gmsh.com">Green Mountain Sugar House</a>, located on Lake Pauline. You can stock up on maple candy and maple syrup, but the best item is their Maple ice cream. If Vermont had a taste, it would taste like a Maple Creeme!</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Activities and Events:</strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/6200/blog/IMG_0811.JPG" style="float: left; width: 125px; height: 110px;">&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;A personal favorite fall activity of mine is apple picking and the best local place to go is <a href="http://wellwoodorchards.net">Wellwood Orchards</a> in Springfield. Take a walk into the orchard to pick your own apples or catch a ride on the hay wagon for the real Vermont experience. Wellwood also has a petting zoo that is great for all ages!</p> <p dir="ltr"><img alt="Okemo Valley Golf Course" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/6200/blog/IMG_0899.jpg" style="float: right; width: 150px; height: 110px;">&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Another great activity is to play a round of golf at the <a href="https://www.okemo.com/activities/golf/okemo-valley-golf-club/">Okemo Valley Golf Club</a>. The course has an 18-hole layout that has a par 70 and measures 6,400 years in length. It is playable for all abilities and provides a challenge for everyone! While this is a beautiful course all year long, nothing beats the views during the fall foliage.</p> <p dir="ltr">&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;If you are looking for a true Vermont experience, head to Mount Holly for <a href="http://vermontjournal.com/event/cider-days-belmont-green/2018-10-07"> Cider Days on the Belmont Green</a>! This event runs Saturday, October 6th from 10-4pm and Sunday, October 7th from 12-4pm. You can watch how apple cider is made and even try some for yourself! There are other sweet treats, along with many local craft vendors.</p> <p dir="ltr">&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;<img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/6200/blog/promo-img-event-fall-into-winter.jpg" style="float: left; width: 120px; height: 100px;">We saved our favorite event for last; <a href="https://www.okemo.com/event/fallintowinter/">Fall into Winter</a> at The Jackson Gore Inn and Resort! This is an awesome event to celebrate the transition of seasons from fall to winter. William Raveis Vermont Properties is sponsoring the live music and there will also be hayrides, games put on by Okemo Mountain School, pumpkin painting, craft vendors, food, and a beer/wine tasting tent! You can also check out Okemo&rsquo;s Adventure Zone! Come see us from 11am-4pm!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Buyers Fall In VT Jackson Gore Lakes Region Local Events Ludlow Condos Ludlow Real Estate Okemo Condos Okemo News Okemo Real Estate Okemo Valley Region Rentals In Vermont Rentals On Okemo Seasonal Rentals Second Homes Sellers Vermont Foliage Vermont Real Estate mount holly towns in VT plymouth vt fun in Ludlow Real estate agents finding perfect real estate agent Okemo Mountain Thu, 04 Oct 2018 10:24:00 -0400 Dining in Ludlow - Part 2! https://www.vtprop.com/blog/posts/2018/09/20/dining-in-ludlow-part-2/ <p dir="ltr">&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;As promised, here is part two of our favorite dining experiences in Ludlow! September 22nd is officially the first day of fall, which means all of our local favorites will be working with the best ingredients a Vermont autumn has to offer!</p> <p dir="ltr"><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/6200/blog/86674309ff88f1dcf73d6ce8b93d9092.png" style="float: left; height: 150px; width: 149px;" class="featured">In the midst of this small Vermont town, you can still find food to meet your every need, including <a href="http://www.mojocafevt.com">Mojo Cafe</a>, a modern Tex-Mex dining experience! Mojo always offers the freshest local ingredients and is a partner of the <a href="http://www.vermontfresh.net">Vermont Fresh Network</a>. A big hit at Mojo&rsquo;s are their Po Boys, and let me tell you, the Shrimp Creole is to die for, and make sure you get a side of Poblano Rings! Not to mention, Mojo is all about good local craft beer on tap, which is always rotating, even with the seasons because who doesn&rsquo;t love a good fall beer, right? The owners, John and Jodi, are fun and quirky and will make you feel right at home!</p> <p dir="ltr">If you have been to Ludlow, you have probably been to <a href="http://www.djsrestaurantvermont.com/Home">DJ&rsquo;s Restaurant</a> in the center of town. DJ&rsquo;s has been a local <img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/6200/blog/image329054.png" style="float: right; width: 208px; height: 100px;">favorite for over 37 years and continues to be a constant staple in the community. Their menu offers a wide variety of steak, seafood, and pasta. However, they always have great specials, as well! Whether you are looking for just the bar menu with an amazing chicken sandwich, or a nice family dinner with a Filet Mignon, you can&rsquo;t go wrong!</p> <p dir="ltr"><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/6200/blog/Sams-Steakhouse-Ludlow-Vermont.png" style="float: left; width: 225px; height: 130px;">Another staple in Ludlow has been <a href="https://samssteak.com">Sam&rsquo;s Steakhouse</a>, however, it was recently bought by Mr. Darcy&rsquo;s owner, Mark Williams. Mark has ran and done an impeccable job with many local restaurants, so you can bet, that Sam&rsquo;s will continue to be a local favorite! The menu has changed, but still boasts a great variety of steak and seafood, along with some local selections, such as Homestyle Meatloaf. They also still have their amazing salad bar, which can be a meal all in itself! If you are looking for a great mid-week option, head to Sam&rsquo;s for &ldquo;Early Bear&rdquo; specials on Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays!</p> <p dir="ltr">If you are staying on <a href="https://www.okemo.com">Okemo</a>, a wonderful option after a long day of skiing is always the <a href="https://www.okemo.com/dining/coleman-brook-tavern/">Coleman Brook Tavern</a> at <a href="https://www.okemo.com/lodging/info/procedures-jackson-gore/">The <img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/6200/blog/comfort-redefined.jpg" style="float: right; width: 275px; height: 126px;">Jackson Gore Inn</a>. The tavern has a wonderful menu that changes with the seasons to ensure the freshest ingredients. A personal favorite of mine is the Maple Pepper Roast Chicken. However, nothing says Vermont like eating s&rsquo;mores for dessert, which you literally cook over a tabletop campfire. The icing on the cake is always the hospitable and knowledgeable waitstaff that makes you feel right at home.</p> <p dir="ltr">&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><em>We hope you have the chance to try some of our local restaurants and make sure you let us know your favorite!</em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Buyers Fall In VT Jackson Gore Lakes Region Ludlow Condos Ludlow Real Estate Okemo Condos Okemo News Okemo Real Estate Okemo Ridge Okemo Valley Region Rentals In Vermont Rentals On Okemo Seasonal Rentals Second Homes Sellers Selling Your Home Ski On Okemo Ski Season Ski Season In VT Summer In Ludlow Vermont Foliage Vermont Real Estate Winter In Vermont Winter In VT mount holly towns in VT Spring in VT Spring in Vermont summer in VT summer in Vermont fun in Ludlow Real estate agents Snow in VT Okemo Mountain okemo skiing Thu, 20 Sep 2018 10:09:18 -0400 Dining in Ludlow- Part One! https://www.vtprop.com/blog/posts/2018/09/13/dining-in-ludlow-part-one/ <p dir="ltr">&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Ludlow has some of the best dining in all of Vermont and now is the perfect time to try out the various restaurant options! Most of our restaurants feature local ingredients and as the season is changing from summer to fall, the menus will also be changing to offer some delicious seasonal items. Read on to learn about some of our favorite spots!</p> <p dir="ltr">&nbsp;&nbsp;<img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/6200/blog/tdg_02.jpg" style="height: 125px; float: left; width: 125px;" class="featured"> &nbsp;One of the most sought after restaurants in Ludlow is The Downtown Grocery, or as locals refer to it, TDG. The restaurant is owned by Vermont native, Chef Rogan Lechthaler, and his Southern wife, Abby Lechthaler. Together they have created a casual fine dining experience where the servers wear plaid, but the menu depicts food that makes you feel like you are eating the best that any big city has to offer, while using local ingredients. The menu has great staples, but the best items come from a specials board that is constantly changing. Whether you are looking for a Pimento Cheese Burger, House Made Gnocchi, or a frequent special of Shrimp and Grits, you will not be disappointed. Tip- MAKE RESERVATIONS!</p> <p dir="ltr"><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/6200/blog/SWC_logo_701.jpg" style="float: right; width: 250px; height: 39px;">Right across the street from TDG, is Stemwinder, an apres ski favorite. Stemwinder began with a vision from two local women, Wendy Neal and Leslie Stuart, both of which are major supporters of our Ludlow community. The idea behind the restaurant is to have good wine and craft beer with a diverse selection of small plates. They always use local ingredients and you can bet that their menu is constantly changing with the seasons. If you are new to the area, you need to try the Cheese &amp; Meat Board that has some of the BEST local offerings you can find in Ludlow.</p> <p dir="ltr">&nbsp;&nbsp; <img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/6200/blog/fall-wth-logo.jpg" style="float: left; width: 175px; height: 61px;">&nbsp;A Vermont Properties favorite that we frequent quite often is Homestyle Hostel. This cute and quaint hostel, located in the heart of Ludlow is now well-known all over Vermont thanks to the creative Chef, Alyssa Prouty. Just like Stemwinder, they have a wide variety of small plates that are perfect to share with your family and friends. We highly recommend ordering many options and trying as much as possible because it is all delicious! The menu is always new and always has the best ingredients that you can find in Vermont. If you are looking for a place to stay, Homestyle Hostel is also a great option, or head across the street to their sister property, Main + Mountain, for a more traditional stay and the best cocktails in all of Ludlow.</p> <p dir="ltr">&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;<img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/6200/blog/1533318786182.png" style="float: right; width: 125px; height: 125px;">Moving into its second year of being open is Mama&rsquo;s, also owned by the Lechthaler&rsquo;s. Mama&rsquo;s features all hand made Italian food that makes you feel like you are sitting in a piazza in Italy. Mama&rsquo;s is open for lunch and dinner, both of which we highly recommend. For an afternoon pick me up, try the Arancini or a classic Italian Sandwich. For dinner, start with the Caprese Not Really. I have had a lot of caprese, but nothing compared to this delicious dish. You can&rsquo;t leave Mama&rsquo;s without a glass (or two) of wine. Abby Lechthaler is passionate about serving only the best wine and is always willing to help you find your new favorite. So, as autumn moves in, try out Mama&rsquo;s for some incredible comfort food.</p> <p dir="ltr">&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;We could go on and on for days about all of the restaurant options in Ludlow, but we will stop here...for now! Stay tuned next week for PART TWO of our favorite dining experiences!&nbsp;Let us know your favorite local hot spot!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Buyers Fall In VT Local Events Ludlow Condos Ludlow Real Estate Okemo Condos Okemo Real Estate Okemo Ridge Okemo Valley Region Rentals In Vermont Rentals On Okemo Seasonal Rentals Second Homes Sellers Selling Your Home Ski On Okemo Ski Season Ski Season In VT Summer In Ludlow Vermont Foliage Vermont Real Estate Winter In Vermont Winter In VT mount holly towns in VT plymouth vt Spring in VT Spring in Vermont summer in VT summer in Vermont fun in Ludlow Real estate agents Snow in VT Okemo Mountain okemo skiing opening ski season Thu, 13 Sep 2018 12:09:40 -0400 Summer Bucket List- Don't Wait! https://www.vtprop.com/blog/posts/2018/08/23/summer-bucket-list-don-t-wait/ <p dir="ltr" style="text-align: center;"><strong>Top 10 Things to do Before Summer Ends</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Some of you may be counting down the days until the slopes are filled with snow and others are never wanting summer to end. Either way, take advantage of these summer days and knock some things off of the summer bucket list before it ends!</p> <ol> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Go for a hike up the backside of Okemo on the <a href="https://www.okemo.com/activities/explore-vermont/parks-outdoor-recreation/"> Healdville Trail</a> to the summit and firetower! My favorite way to do this is to start around 9am, pack a picnic lunch, and head to the top for an awesome view.</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">After you go hiking, you must go to <a href="http://www.newenglandwaterfalls.com/vt-buttermilkfalls-ludlow.html"> Buttermilk Falls</a> for a swim. Within a 10 minute walk you can see three beautiful waterfalls, but don&rsquo;t miss the big rock to jump off into the water at the middle falls!</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Hit up the <a href="https://www.okemo.com/activities/mountain-biking/">Evolution Park</a> at Okemo for an epic day of mountain biking!</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Go to the <a href="https://www.gmsh.com">Green Mountain Sugar House</a> for a maple creeme (or 3)! In my opinion, they are the best in the state and there is awesome water-side seating to enjoy them on.</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Take a drive to the local breweries with outdoor seating! Let&rsquo;s be honest, the breweries are great all year, however, the outdoor seating makes them even better. You don&rsquo;t want to miss out on <a href="http://longtrail.com/age-verification?destination=node/2">Long Trail</a>, <a href="https://www.harpoonbrewery.com">Harpoon</a>, and <a href="http://www.troutriverbrewing.com">Trout River</a>!</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Rent a kayak or paddleboard from <a href="https://www.tygartmountainsports.com">Tygart Mountain Sports</a> in Ludlow and head to Lake Rescue for a day on the water. Don&rsquo;t forget to hop in for a swim at Red Bridge!</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Go to the <a href="https://www.okemo.com/activities/adventure-zone/">Okemo Adventure Zone</a> for a fun day of zip lining, mini golf, mountain coaster riding, the challenge course, disc golf, and so much more!</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Spend a day at <a href="https://vtstateparks.com/plymouth.html">Plymouth State Park</a> relaxing on the sandy beach, playing volleyball, and grilling up some hamburgers!</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Attend a summer concert at the <a href="https://www.okemo.com/activities/explore-vermont/music-outdoor-concerts/"> Jackson Gore Summer Concert Series</a>! There are only two left; August 24th and 31st!</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Check out a Million Dollar Quartet playing at the <a href="https://www.westonplayhouse.org">Weston Playhouse</a> through September 2nd!&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </li> </ol> <p dir="ltr" style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" class="featured featured" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/6200/blog/IMG_2804.JPG" style="width: 200px; height: 200px;"><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/6200/blog/IMG_3858.JPG" style="width: 200px; height: 200px;"><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/6200/blog/Red%20Bridge%202.JPG" style="width: 200px; height: 200px;"></p> Buyers Jackson Gore Lakes Region Local Events Ludlow Real Estate Okemo Real Estate Okemo Valley Region Second Homes Sellers Summer In Ludlow Vermont Real Estate mount holly towns in VT plymouth vt summer in VT summer in Vermont fun in Ludlow Real estate agents Okemo Mountain Thu, 23 Aug 2018 13:08:00 -0400 New Addition to the Vermont Properties Family! https://www.vtprop.com/blog/posts/2018/07/10/new-addition-to-the-vermont-properties-family/ <p dir="ltr">William Raveis Real Estate Vermont Properties is pleased to announce the addition of Joe Karl to our exceptional team.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong><img alt="Joe Karl" class="featured featured featured" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/6200/blog/Photo_cropped_Social_Media.jpg" style="float: right; width: 200px; margin-left: 15px; margin-right: 15px; height: 248px;"></strong>Many of you may already know Joe. He has been selling real estate in the Okemo area since 1998, initially as part of the team brought together to sell Jackson Gore. Joe has been helping people find their perfect home for over 20 years and continues to enjoy the challenge. When he decided to build his own dream home, he cleared the land and oversaw all aspects of the building process. This provides him a unique perspective which he uses to guide his customers through the sometimes complex process of real estate.</p> <p dir="ltr">As an active member of the Crown Point Board of Realtors, Joe served as president and was named Realtor of the Year in 2015. In his &ldquo;spare&rdquo; time Joe tends a 36-acre mini farm with his wife and three grown daughters. The entire family enjoys skiing, hiking, biking and all the great activities this year round area offers.</p> <p dir="ltr">Joe knows this area well and is a great addition to the William Raveis Vermont Properties team. Please join us in welcoming Joe to the team! If you are in the area, stop by the office and say hi.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>You may reach him at 802-228-8877 or <a href="mailto:Joe@vtprop.com">Joe@vtprop.com</a>.</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Buyers Jackson Gore Ludlow Real Estate Okemo Real Estate Okemo Valley Region Sellers Selling Your Home Vermont Real Estate VT Properties News Real estate agents finding perfect real estate agent Okemo Mountain Tue, 10 Jul 2018 08:17:00 -0400 Big News for Ludlow, VT! https://www.vtprop.com/blog/posts/2018/06/05/big-news-for-ludlow-vt/ <p dir="ltr"><img alt="" class="featured featured featured" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/6200/blog/CLOCK%20TOWER%20BASE.JPG" style="width: 400px; height: 300px; float: left;">36 years ago, Tim and Diane Mueller purchased <a href="https://www.okemo.com">Okemo Mountain Resort</a> and began their journey in the ski industry. Over the years they have made many improvements to Okemo, along with acquiring <a href="http://www.mountsunapee.com">Mount Sunapee</a> in New Hampshire and <a href="http://www.skicb.com">Crested Butte</a> in Colorado. They have truly made a great impact on not only Ludlow, but the ski industry in New England.</p> <p dir="ltr">With the ski industry at its peak, <a href="http://www.vailresorts.com/Corp/index.aspx">Vail Resorts</a> has approached the Mueller&rsquo;s to buy Okemo, Mount Sunapee, and Crested Butte. Vail Resorts is based in Colorado, but owns several mountains around the country, along with the recent purchase of <a href="https://www.stowe.com">Stowe Mountain</a> in 2017. It has been reported that the sale of Mueller&rsquo;s Triple Peaks LLC will be final this summer. Tim and Diane have said, &ldquo;we want you to know that this was the hardest decision we have ever made, especially as we begin to transition through this deal and say goodbye to each of you&rdquo;.</p> <p>While we are sad to lose the Mueller&rsquo;s, we are very excited about what this purchase could mean for all three mountains, Okemo in particular. We are sure that improvements and changes to the mountain will continue for years to come, making Ludlow a prime destination, not only in New England, but in the country. If you are thinking about purchasing your own home in the Okemo Valley, now is the time to do it!</p> <p dir="ltr">We would like to thank the Mueller&rsquo;s for being such an integral part of our community, as well as wonderful friends of our Vermont Properties team. We wish you luck on your next chapter!</p> Buyers Jackson Gore Ludlow Condos Ludlow Real Estate Okemo Condos Okemo News Okemo Real Estate Okemo Valley Region Second Homes Sellers Selling Your Home Ski On Okemo Ski Season In VT Vermont Real Estate Winter In Vermont Winter In VT mount holly towns in VT fun in Ludlow Real estate agents finding perfect real estate agent Okemo Mountain okemo skiing Tue, 05 Jun 2018 09:06:00 -0400 A View From the Top https://www.vtprop.com/blog/posts/2017/10/12/a-view-from-the-top/ <p>Boston Magazine is featuring a one of a kind listing on Okemo Mountain and William Raveis Real Estate Vermont Properties is excited to be the listing agent for this "Luxe Log Cabin in Ludlow".&nbsp;</p> <p>"Ski Bums-meet ski mansion"...</p> <p>To see more details, check out the link to <a href="http://www.bostonmagazine.com/property/blog/2017/10/10/log-cabin-ludlow-otm/"> Boston Magazine&#39;s</a> article, or call the team at William Raveis Vermont Properties.&nbsp;</p> <p><img alt="" class="featured featured" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/6200/blog/vermont-lodge-1.jpg" style="float: left; width: 600px; height: 400px;"></p> Buyers Fall In VT Ludlow Condos Ludlow Real Estate Okemo Real Estate Second Homes Ski On Okemo Ski Season Ski Season In VT VT Properties News Winter In Vermont Winter In VT finding perfect real estate agent Snow in VT Okemo Mountain okemo skiing snow on okemo Thu, 12 Oct 2017 18:55:16 -0400