Title /blog/category/mount-holly/?format=rss A blog feed. en-US Thu, 20 Sep 2018 10:09:18 -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 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 Hiking the Okemo Valley https://www.vtprop.com/blog/posts/2017/09/04/hiking-the-okemo-valley/ <blockquote style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial;" type="cite"> <div> <div dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><span id="m_-1270593891480552581gmail-docs-internal-guid-1b7598ac-3cad-5fef-2ca6-848eeee50f39"> <span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"> Vermont&rsquo;s Green Mountains are most well known as a winter attraction, but they&rsquo;re here to be enjoyed all year round! Take advantage of the sunny summer weather and spend some time hiking in the Ludlow area.</span></span></p> &nbsp; <p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><span id="m_-1270593891480552581gmail-docs-internal-guid-1b7598ac-3cad-5fef-2ca6-848eeee50f39"> <span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"> Enjoy the spectacular views from the top of Okemo and take on the challenge of picking out local area attractions from afar! Choosing your starting point may not be the most difficult part of your adventure, but it won&rsquo;t be easy to pick from the available options. Start from the Okemo Mountain base or the Jackson Gore base and make the 4.5 mile journey to the summit. For those looking for shade, try the 6 mile round trip Healdville Trail. A quick 9 minute drive from the base of Okemo will bring you to the neighboring town of Mount Holly, where you can enjoy the woods and wildlife of Vermont on your way up the back of Okemo Mountain. Once the top, test your limits and try to climb to the top of the fire tower. Your efforts will surely be rewarded as you stand above the treetops and appreciate all of Vermont&rsquo;s beauty.</span></span></p> &nbsp; <p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><span id="m_-1270593891480552581gmail-docs-internal-guid-1b7598ac-3cad-5fef-2ca6-848eeee50f39"> <span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"> The Vista Trail is a great option for those wishing to enjoy a hike and the beach. Located in Camp Plymouth State Park, visitors can tour the Plymouth cemetery and take in the view of Echo Lake and the state park from the Vista. Afterwards, go for a refreshing swim in the lake to cool off. Be aware that admission to the park is charged during the summer season.</span></span></p> &nbsp; <p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><span id="m_-1270593891480552581gmail-docs-internal-guid-1b7598ac-3cad-5fef-2ca6-848eeee50f39"> <span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"> After you&rsquo;ve finished your hike head over to the Green Mountain Sugar House located on Route 100 North for a maple creemee! You don&rsquo;t want to miss this favorite Vermont treat.</span></span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"> &nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"> <span><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"> ~ Alyssa Collins</span></span></p> </div> </div> </blockquote> Fall In VT Lakes Region Okemo Valley Region Vermont Foliage mount holly plymouth vt fitness Okemo Mountain Mon, 04 Sep 2017 20:21:49 -0400