Title /blog/category/okemo-news/?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 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