Title /blog/category/okemo-news/?format=rss A blog feed. en-US Thu, 06 Dec 2018 14:12:00 -0500 December Holiday Events https://www.vtprop.com/blog/posts/2018/12/06/december-holiday-events/ <p dir="ltr">If you are looking for something to do this holiday season, check out these great local events! You will be sure to see some of our team members at them!</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong><img alt="" class="featured featured" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/6200/blog/vtholidayfestivallogo-002.png" style="float: left; width: 115px; height: 100px;">Vermont Holiday Festival in Killington</strong><br> Killington is holding their annual <a href="https://www.vtholidayfestival.com">Vermont Holiday Festival</a> this weekend, December 7-8th. Kick off the weekend on Friday evening with music provided by local elementary schools beginning at 4:15pm. Throughout the evening, there will be Santa Workshops where children can create a holiday keepsake. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be there to lend a helping hand, as well! Find local vendors, live music, and beautifully decorated Christmas trees for all to enjoy. To top it off, there will be sleigh rides around the base of Killington Mountain. On Saturday, the events run from 1-7pm. Click <a href="https://www.vtholidayfestival.com">here</a> for more information!</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>2nd Annual Holiday Cookie Tour in Chester</strong><br> This Sunday, December 9th, Chester, VT, will be holding their <a href="http://www.chestertelegraph.org/2018/11/30/2nd-annual-chester-holiday-cookie-tour-tickets-now-on-sale/"> 2nd Annual Holiday Cookie Tour</a> from 12-4pm. This is the perfect way to get you into the holiday spirit! Purchase a Souvenir Passport with directions to several Victorian and Federal era homes, churches, and an inn. Each stop on the tour has a different kind of cookie to taste and better yet, the Passport has cookie recipes for you to try your favorites at home! Tickets can now be purchased at the <a href="https://www.coffeeandscoop.com">Main Street Coffee and Scoop Shoppe</a> on the Green in Chester. Get your tickets ASAP because they do sell out!</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Ladies Night in Bellows Falls</strong><br> Check out <a href="https://www.facebook.com/events/1946762822287102/">Ladies Night</a> in Bellows Falls on December 14th, from 4-8pm! This is such a fun night to get all the ladies in your life together for an evening of holiday shopping! Many of the shops have refreshments (yes, alcohol is involved), along with appetizers and cookies! There are also specials at many of the restaurants and discounts at some of the stores. Many of the shops are also donating a portion of their sales to different local charities. You can even get a chair massage at Halladays!</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/6200/blog/event-img-December-Demo.jpg" style="float: left; width: 100px; height: 100px;"><strong>Demo Day and ShinDig Oysters at Okemo</strong><br> Spend the day at <a href="http://www.okemo.com">Okemo</a> on December 15th! Check out the <a href="https://www.okemo.com/event/december-demo/">Demo Day</a>, sponsored by William Raveis Vermont Properties from 8am-1pm at the Base Area of Jackson Gore. Test-drive some of the newest ski and snowboard equipment from Norida, Volkl, Blizzard, and Rossignol! Also, on December 15th, <a href="http://www.southoldbayoysters.com">ShinDig Oysters</a> will be delivering fresh oysters right to the slopes! Orders must be places by December 12th. Click <a href="http://www.southoldbayoysters.com">here</a> for details!</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/6200/blog/FOW_PosterV2_5%201_2%20X%208%201_2_FINAL_crop.jpg" style="float: left; width: 100px; height: 115px;">Warren Miller&rsquo;s Face of Winter Movie Premier</strong><br> Attend <a href="https://www.okemomountainschool.org/events-calendar/2018/12/15/face-of-winter-b7pwl"> Warren Miller&rsquo;s, Face of Winter</a>, movie premier at <a href="https://www.okemomountainschool.org/events-calendar/2018/12/15/face-of-winter-b7pwl"> Okemo Mountain School</a> on December 15th. They will have 2 showings, as well as raffle prizes! Tickets are $20 per adult and $15 for a child 16 &amp; under. If either chooses to bring an unwrapped toy for local donation, the cost is $10. Get tickets here! This is a great way to get excited for a winter of adventures at Okemo Mountain Resort! Click <a href="https://www.okemomountainschool.org/events-calendar/2018/12/15/face-of-winter-b7pwl"> here</a> to get your tickets!</p> <p dir="ltr"><br> <strong>Elf Express Train Ride in Manchester</strong><br> Join the elves, Santa, and Mrs. Claus for a <a href="http://www.manchesterlionselftrain.com">train ride</a> through Manchester, Vermont on December 15th or 16th. You will be entertained by Burr &amp; Burton&rsquo;s theater and dance clubs with music and dance routines along the ride! There are several departure times, but tickets must be bought by December 12th! For more info, click <a href="http://www.manchesterlionselftrain.com">here</a>.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Christmas Centerpiece Class at Halladays</strong><br> Attend a <a href="https://www.facebook.com/events/183288289273571/">Christmas Centerpiece Class</a> at <a href="https://www.halladays.com">Halladays</a> in Bellows Falls, Vermont on December 16th from 11am-12pm. You will be able to create your own Christmas table centerpiece with Halladays providing the greens and embellishments. This is a fun and festival activity to do with friends or family! Call to reserve your spot, (802) 463-3331!</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/6200/blog/trout-river-brewing-logo-side.png" style="float: left; width: 100px; height: 80px;">AliT and Ugly Sweater Party at Trout River Brewery</strong><br> Kick off the weekend before Christmas with live music by <a href="https://www.facebook.com/events/335390823918252/">Alison Turner at Trout River Brewery</a> in Springfield, Vermont from 4-6pm on December 22nd. Enjoy one of Trout River&rsquo;s delicious beers, including a specialty Chocolate Milk Stout, while listening to the sweet sounds of AliT. Better yet, join in the festivities and wear your best <a href="https://www.facebook.com/events/200772597496628/">Ugly Sweater</a> for a chance to win a prize! The brewery will be open noon-8pm.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Visit with Santa at Jackson Gore</strong><br> <a href="https://www.okemo.com/event/visit-with-santa/">Santa Claus</a> will be making his yearly appearance at Jackson Gore on December 22nd at 4:30pm. Don&rsquo;t miss Santa before he makes his way to the North Pole!</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Santa Balloon Parade at Okemo</strong><br> Don&rsquo;t miss Santa and his elves in the <a href="https://www.okemo.com/event/santa-balloon-parade/">parade</a> at the Base Area of Okemo On December 23rd from 11am-12pm!</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/6200/blog/NEW%20YOGA.jpg" style="float: left; width: 100px; height: 129px;">Mats &amp; Mimosas</strong><br> Treat yourself or a friend to <a href="https://www.okemomountainschool.org/events-calendar/2018/11/9/mats-amp-mimosas"> Mats &amp; Mimosas</a> at the <a href="http://www.okemomountainschool.org">Okemo Mountain School</a> Fitness Facility on December 28th at 10am. The class is being taught by Tara Lichtensteiger, instructor at <a href="http://gowiththeflowyoga.com/">Go With the Flow Yoga</a>. You will participate in 1 hour of stretch and unwind yoga for all levels, followed by a mimosa! The class size is limited to 15, making it an intimate setting to relax. Get your tickets NOW before they sell out!</p> Jackson Gore Local Events Ludlow Real Estate Okemo News Okemo Real Estate Okemo Valley Region Ski On Okemo Ski Season Ski Season In VT Vermont Real Estate VT Properties News Winter In Vermont Winter In VT fun in Ludlow Real estate agents Snow in VT Okemo Mountain okemo skiing snow on okemo Travel Thu, 06 Dec 2018 14:12:00 -0500 It Snowed at the Summit; Get Your Season Passes NOW! https://www.vtprop.com/blog/posts/2018/10/16/it-snowed-at-the-summit-get-your-season-passes-now/ <p dir="ltr">&nbsp;&nbsp; <img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/6200/blog/43952245_10156064085121448_2698054569371369472_n.jpg" style="float: left; width: 300px; height: 169px;" class="featured">&nbsp;The announcement everyone has been waiting for; it SNOWED for the first time at the Summit of <a href="https://www.okemo.com">Okemo</a> on Saturday, October 13th! While you couldn&rsquo;t see it from the village of Ludlow, the <a href="https://www.okemo.com/mountain-info/live-cams/">live cams</a> on the mountain caught it on video!</p> <p dir="ltr">&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Now that it snowed, it finally feels like winter is just around the corner. If you haven&rsquo;t gotten your 2018/19 <a href="https://www.okemo.com/mountain-info/season-passes/">season pass</a> to Okemo yet, now is the time to do it! Okemo has SO many options, that you can be sure to find one that works for everyone.</p> <p dir="ltr">&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;While Okemo has always been an EPIC mountain, with the sale of Okemo to <a href="http://www.vailresorts.com/Corp/index.aspx">Vail Resorts</a>, we are now a part of the <a href="http://www.epicpass.com">Epic pass</a>! There are two Epic options; the <a href="https://www.epicpass.com/passes/epic-local-pass.aspx">Epic Local</a> and the <a href="https://www.epicpass.com/passes/epic-local-pass.aspx">Epic Pass</a>, but both of which give you unlimited and unrestricted access to <a href="http://www.okemo.com">Okemo</a>! Other unlimited and unrestricted mountains are <a href="https://gunnisoncrestedbutte.com">Crested Butte</a>, <a href="https://www.mountsunapee.com">Mount Sunapee</a>, <a href="https://www.breckenridge.com">Breckenridge</a>, <a href="https://www.wilmotmountain.com">Wilmot</a>, <a href="https://www.mtbrighton.com">Mt. Brighton</a>, <a href="https://www.keystoneresort.com/deals/book-winter-early.aspx?CMPID=PPC_DEST_KEY&amp;gclid=EAIaIQobChMIw4nEze-L3gIVAYbICh1dagYxEAAYASAAEgK9qvD_BwE"> Keystone</a>, <a href="https://www.aftonalps.com">Afton Alps</a>, <a href="https://www.arapahoebasin.com">Arapahoe Basin</a>, and <a href="https://www.stevenspass.com/site">Stevens Pass</a>. That means 10 mountains full of adventures waiting to happen! Not to mention, there are 17 other mountains to access on a more limited basis, including <a href="https://www.stowe.com">Stowe</a> right here in Vermont!</p> <p dir="ltr">The other option is the Epic Pass, which gives you access to 65 resorts all around the world! With this pass, you get access to all of the unlimited mountains as the locals pass, but also has the additions of <a href="http://www.vailresorts.com/Corp/index.aspx">Vail</a>, <a href="https://www.whistlerblackcomb.com">Whistler Blackcomb</a>, <a href="https://www.northstarcalifornia.com">Northstar</a>, <a href="https://www.stowe.com">Stowe</a>, <a href="https://www.perisher.com.au">Perisher</a>, <a href="https://www.beavercreek.com">Beaver Creek</a>, <a href="https://www.parkcitymountain.com">Park City</a>, <a href="https://www.skiheavenly.com">Heavenly</a>, and <a href="https://www.kirkwood.com">Kirkwood</a>! &nbsp;That leaves 46 other mountains that also give you on-snow options throughout the season. Get your <a href="http://www.epicpass.com">Epic Local or Epic Pass</a> today before rates go up!</p> <p dir="ltr">If the Epic pass isn&rsquo;t for you, Okemo still has the <a href="https://www.okemo.com/mountain-info/season-passes/ultimate-season-pass/"> Ultimate</a>, Classic, and Midweek passes available. The <a href="https://www.okemo.com/mountain-info/season-passes/ultimate-season-pass/"> Ultimate Pass</a> truly is ultimate and gives you great benefits when skiing at Okemo such as retail, culinary, and preferred parking discounts! If you are looking for a basic pass, but still allows you to enjoy Okemo whenever you want, check out the <a href="https://www.okemo.com/mountain-info/season-passes/classic-season-pass/"> Classic Pass!</a> New this year, as well, all <a href="https://www.okemo.com/mountain-info/season-passes/">Ultimate and Classic Pass Holders</a> will receive 50% off the then-current window lift ticket price at all Vail Resorts-owned resorts! Finally, if you don&rsquo;t like the weekend crowds, Okemo still has the <a href="https://www.okemo.com/mountain-info/season-passes/midweek-season-pass/"> Midweek pass</a>, which will give you access to the lifts Monday-Friday during non-holidays.</p> <p dir="ltr">We hope you are just as excited as we are to hit the slopes this season! Let it snow!!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Jackson Gore Lakes Region Local Events 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 Snow Report Vermont Real Estate Winter In Vermont Winter In VT mount holly towns in VT plymouth vt fun in Ludlow Real estate agents finding perfect real estate agent Snow in VT Okemo Mountain okemo skiing snow on okemo Spring skiing Spring skiing on okemo opening ski season Travel Vail Resorts Vail Resorts Tue, 16 Oct 2018 17:10:32 -0400 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 Hops in the Hills! https://www.vtprop.com/blog/posts/2018/07/17/hops-in-the-hills/ <p dir="ltr">We are proud to once again be sponsoring the <a href="https://www.okemo.com/event/hops-in-the-hills-2018/">Hops in the Hills Beer and Wine Festival</a> at Okemo Mountain Resort! This year&rsquo;s festival marks the 10th anniversary and will take place August 3rd-5th in the Jackson Gore Courtyard. They are anticipating having over 100 regional beers on tap, along with a selection of wine, food trucks, and craft vendors!</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Festival Hours:</strong><br> Friday, August 3- 5 to 9pm<br> Saturday, August 4- 12 to 8pm<br> Sunday, August 5- 11am to 5pm</p> <p dir="ltr">Some of the breweries that will be represented are <a href="https://www.frostbeerworks.com">Frost Beer Works</a>, <a href="http://lostnationbrewing.com">Lost Nation Brewing</a>, <a href="http://www.seadogbrewing.com">Sea Dog Brewing</a>, and <a href="https://www.fiddleheadbrewing.com">Fiddlehead Brewing</a>. Of course, if you read our blog last week, you know we love some of the local favorites that will be represented, as well; <a href="http://longtrail.com">Long Trail Brewery</a>, <a href="https://www.harpoonbrewery.com">Harpoon</a>, <a href="http://www.troutriverbrewing.com">Trout River Brewing Company</a>, and <a href="https://www.facebook.com/rutlandbeerworks/">Rutland Beer Works</a>.</p> <p dir="ltr">Don&rsquo;t miss out on the selection of food trucks! If you are familiar with <a href="https://www.goodmansamericanpie.com">American Pie</a>, a local favorite pizza joint, you will have to check out their pizza truck with a built in wood fired pizza oven. Another favorite is <a href="http://www.squeelsonwheels.com">Squeels on Wheels</a> with delicious barbeque. On Saturday, August 4th, Okemo will also hold their annual chicken wing championship during the festival. <a href="http://killarneyludlow.com">The Killarney</a> will be returning to defend their Peoples&rsquo; Choice Championship and <a href="https://www.okemo.com/dining/willie-dunns-grille/">Willie Dunn&rsquo;s Grille</a> will be returning to defend their Best Wing Title.</p> <p dir="ltr">On top of Hops in the Hills, the <a href="https://www.okemo.com/activities/adventure-zone/">Adventure Zone</a> will also be open with fun for the whole family! Take your pick of riding the Timber Ripper Mountain Coaster, playing Lumberin&#39; Cal&#39;s Miniature Golf, swinging through the trees on a Sawyer Sweep Zipline Tours, competing with friends on the Haulback Challenge Course, or taking a Segway PT Tour.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong><em>The festival wouldn&rsquo;t be complete without music! See below for the full lineup:</em></strong><br> <strong>Friday, August 3rd:</strong><br> 5-9pm &nbsp;East Coast Soul<br> <br> <strong>Saturday, August 4th:</strong><br> 12-2pm North and South Dakota&rsquo;s<br> 2:30-5pm Rek&rsquo;Lis<br> 5:30-8pm Nine Deeez Nite<br> <br> <strong>Sunday, August 5th</strong><br> 11:30am-1:30pm Los Elk<br> 2-5pm Josh Panda<br> &nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr">Click <a href="https://secure2.okemo.com/misc2/?_ga=2.174087970.1497755498.1531490650-1158467184.1469630664"> here</a> to purchase your tickets!</p> <p dir="ltr">Click <a href="https://www.okemo.com/lodging/resort-packages/hops-in-the-hills-packages/"> here</a> to purchase a lodging packing for the Jackson Gore Inn that includes festival tickets!</p> Jackson Gore Local Events Ludlow Real Estate Okemo News Okemo Valley Region Sellers Summer In Ludlow Vermont Real Estate summer in VT summer in Vermont fun in Ludlow Okemo Mountain Tue, 17 Jul 2018 10:07:00 -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 We Could Not Have Done it Without You! https://www.vtprop.com/blog/posts/2018/03/31/we-could-not-have-done-it-without-you/ <p>Generally, we don&#39;t like to toot our own horn. But our agents have had such a terrific year, thanks to all of you, that we wanted to recognize their hard work and say thank you to those who have placed your&nbsp;trust in us by working with our team or referring your family and friends.</p> <p>You can read more about us at&nbsp;</p> <p><u><strong><a href="https://www.raveis.com/agentawards.asp?ST=3&amp;OFF=Ludlow&amp;YR=2017"> https://www.raveis.com/agentawards.asp?ST=3&amp;OFF=Ludlow&amp;YR=2017</a></strong></u></p> <p>But to give you a quick rundown:</p> <p><strong>Top Producing Team of all William Raveis Affiliates</strong></p> <p><strong>Top Team in Closed Units&nbsp;of all William Raveis Affiliates</strong></p> <p><strong>Top Listing Team&nbsp;of all William Raveis Affiliates&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><strong>William Raveis&nbsp;Platinum Club - Top 1%&nbsp;Sales Volume</strong></p> <p>So, please&hellip; Stop by and say hi to our entire team and of course, Bailey, our office mascot.</p> <p><img alt="" class="featured featured" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/6200/blog/team.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 122px;"></p> Ludlow Real Estate Okemo News Okemo Real Estate Second Homes Selling Your Home Vermont Real Estate Real estate agents finding perfect real estate agent Sat, 31 Mar 2018 12:03:55 -0400 Okemo is Ready for You! https://www.vtprop.com/blog/posts/2017/11/27/okemo-is-ready-for-you/ <p>As you know, Okemo Mountain is open! The snow guns are humming and the snow makers welcome the colder temperatures. We have had some natural snow here in Vermont but most of the trails will be brought to you, courtesy of the Snow Making Team of Okemo Mountain.</p> <p>You may be thinking that you can&#39;t wait until we are buried in natural snow. After all, that&#39;s what winter is about in this area.&nbsp;There is no such thing as too much snow, right? But the snow team at Okemo will make up for that until we are inevitably&nbsp;buried under&hellip;. You got it&hellip;too much snow. Hey, who said that&rsquo;s a bad thing?</p> <p>Never fear, regardless of Mother Nature&#39;s gifts (or lack of), the Mountain&rsquo;s team can handle anything that comes their way; there will be snow, it will be groomed. Winter is Okemo&rsquo;s time to shine and they will not disappoint.</p> <p>If you are newer to the Okemo scene, check out our <a href="https://www.vtprop.com/okemo-condo-guide/" target="_blank">Condo Guide</a>. This is a great tool to orient you to the Mountain and what the different complexes have to offer. We also have links to help <a href="https://www.vtprop.com/area-info/useful-links/" target="_blank">familiarize you with the&nbsp;area</a> and to find other <a href="https://www.vtprop.com/area-info/winter-recreation/" target="_blank">activities in the area.</a>&nbsp; There is so much to do both on and off Okemo.</p> <p><strong>Come Live Where You Play</strong> ~ The team at <a href="https://www.vtprop.com/">William Raveis Real Estate Vermont Properties</a> can make Okemo your place to call home.</p> <p><img alt="" class="featured featured" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/6200/blog/Chairlift%20%26%20Sky.jpg" style="width: 300px; height: 200px;"></p> Ludlow Real Estate Okemo Condos Okemo News Okemo Real Estate Ski On Okemo Ski Season Ski Season In VT Winter In Vermont Winter In VT Snow in VT Okemo Mountain okemo skiing snow on okemo opening ski season Mon, 27 Nov 2017 19:11:12 -0500 IT'S SKI AND RIDE SEASON! OPENING DAY ON OKEMO https://www.vtprop.com/blog/posts/2017/11/08/it-s-ski-and-ride-season-opening-day-on-okemo/ <p>As we were having lunch this past Tuesday, the first flakes of the season began to fall. We half jokingly said that it is officially ski season; within 24 hours word came out announcing Okemo&#39;s opening day for the 17-18 season.</p> <p>The Mountain will be opening for sking and riding on Saturday, November 11th at 9:00 a.m. First chair ceremonies will be held at the Sachem Chair. Link &amp; Lower World Cup will be open with the Upper Mountain trails coming later in the day. The weather forcast for snowmaking temps are great and Okemo has the capability to make the snow needed for quality skiing and riding.&nbsp;</p> <p>So.. dust off those winter toys and gear and head North! We look forward to seeing you on the Mountain.</p> <p><img alt="" class="featured featured featured" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/6200/blog/Snow%20Guns.jpg" style="width: 300px; height: 196px;"></p> Local Events Okemo News Okemo Valley Region Ski On Okemo Ski Season Ski Season In VT Snow Report Winter In Vermont Winter In VT fun in Ludlow Snow in VT Okemo Mountain okemo skiing snow on okemo opening ski season Wed, 08 Nov 2017 17:11:18 -0500 Okemo grabs tops spots for Best in the East! https://www.vtprop.com/blog/posts/2017/11/07/okemo-grabs-tops-spots-for-best-in-the-east/ <p>Okemo Mountain continues to receive accolades. The most recent come from <a href="https://www.skimag.com/ski-resort-life/best-in-the-east-lifts-2018"> skimag.com.</a>&nbsp;Their reader-ranked survey of &ldquo;Best in the East 2018&rdquo; puts Okemo Mountain in the top spot. They have also grabbed a top ten spot in 5 out of the 6 categories surveyed.</p> <p>More reader rankings for the Best of the East?</p> <p>Okemo got high marks for several:</p> <p>#1 For Best Lifts</p> <p>#3 For Best Grooming</p> <p>#5 For Best Snow</p> <p>#6 For Service</p> <p>#9 for Best Overall Resort</p> <p>Once again, this proves that Okemo has what it takes to be your favorite family friendly mountain of choice. When you come to Okemo,&nbsp;stop by and see us across from the golf course on route 100. If you decide you want to make Ludlow your second home, we can help!</p> <p>We&rsquo;ll see you on the Mountain.</p> <p><img alt="" class="featured featured" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/6200/blog/lifts.jpg" style="width: 300px; height: 200px;"></p> Local Events Okemo News Okemo Valley Region Ski On Okemo Ski Season Ski Season In VT Winter In Vermont Winter In VT Snow in VT Okemo Mountain okemo skiing snow on okemo Tue, 07 Nov 2017 18:11:00 -0500