Title /blog/category/selling-your-home/?format=rss A blog feed. en-US Fri, 11 Jan 2019 13:01:00 -0500 What do Do in the Okemo Valley if You Don't Ski or Snowboard https://www.vtprop.com/blog/posts/2019/01/11/what-do-do-in-the-okemo-valley-if-you-don-t-ski-or-snowboard/ <p dir="ltr">Even though we live in a mountain town, we know that not everyone enjoys skiing or snowboarding. Yes, we always push people to enjoy the gorgeous mountain of Okemo in our backyard, but do not&nbsp;worry, there is still plenty to do in Ludlow if you do not&nbsp;like winter sports!</p> <p dir="ltr"><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/6200/blog/1543930264988.png" style="float: left; width: 200px; height: 200px;" class="featured">Ludlow is the home of many well-known restaurants with something for everyone! If you are looking for a morning or afternoon out on the town, while your friends or family are skiing, there are plenty of places to choose from. For breakfast, head into Proctorsville to <a href="https://www.facebook.com/vermontapplepie">Vermont Apple Pie</a>. This adorable country kitchen serves only homemade food, including a personal favorite, the Apple Crisp Waffle. Yes, it is exactly what it sounds like; apple crisp on a waffle, yum! For other breakfast choices, check out <a href="https://thehatcheryvt.com">The Hatchery</a> or Cafe at Delight. If you enjoy a morning at your home or hotel, curled up with coffee in front of the fireplace, then you could check out the several delicious lunch options that Ludlow has to offer. If you are looking for a sandwich, look no further than <a href="http://javababas.com">Java Baba&rsquo;s</a>, a popular cafe at the bottom of the Okemo Access Road. If you are craving Italian, head to <a href="https://www.mamas190main.com">Mama&rsquo;s</a> for a delicious calzone or homemade pasta, both of which will make you feel like you are in Italy. If you want a to-go option, you must try <a href="https://www.facebook.com/thecooksterludlow/">The Cookster.</a> The Cookster offers a new menu everyday of homemade items that will make your mouth water as soon as you see them!</p> <p dir="ltr"><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/6200/blog/BlueSky_MH_4.jpg" style="float: left; width: 200px; height: 50px;">While you are out, you should check out some of the little shops around town. One of my favorites is <a href="https://www.blueskyvt.com">The Blue Sky Trading Post</a>, an adorable shop with a variety of items. You can find local souvenirs or beautiful handcrafted jewelry. I promise, you won&rsquo;t be able to leave empty handed. Right down the road on Depot Street, you will find the <a href="http://www.wineandcheesedepot.com">Wine &amp; Cheese Depot</a>, <a href="https://www.facebook.com/thedepotstreetgallery/">The Depot Street Gallery,</a> and <a href="http://www.russhurlburtphotography.com">Russ Hurlburt Photography Studio &amp; Gallery</a>. All of these shops are unique and truly show the essence of Vermont. You should also take a ride on Route 100 North to the Green Mountain Sugar House, where you can get the best maple creemee around and take a look in their gift shop filled with Vermont products.</p> <p dir="ltr"><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/6200/blog/5c3e12_3287ba919a134cea915610b4fda0b30f~mv2.jpg" style="float: left; width: 200px; height: 91px;">If you are looking to do something active, but don&rsquo;t enjoy skiing or snowboarding, there are a lot of options! You could take a yoga class at <a href="https://www.gowiththeflowvt.com">Go With the Flow</a>, who offers classes for all levels and a variety of class types. If you want to stay on the mountain, <a href="https://www.okemo.com/activities/spring-house/">The Jackson Gore Fitness Center</a> also offers a variety of classes, a gym, and a pool. If you want to stick with the winter theme of being in a mountain town, the Okemo Valley Golf Course becomes a <a href="https://www.okemo.com/activities/nordic-center/">Nordic Center</a> and offers trails for snowshoeing and cross country skiing. The trails give you some of the best views of Okemo and are always well groomed and maintained. Another option is to check out the <a href="https://www.okemo.com/activities/ice-house/">Ice House</a> at Jackson Gore and enjoy an afternoon or morning of ice skating.</p> <p dir="ltr">So, if you do not&nbsp;ski or snowboard, that&rsquo;s okay! There is plenty for everyone to do in Ludlow. If you are looking for other ideas, do not&nbsp;hesitate to reach out! We are always willing to help you experience the Okemo Valley in a way that matches your likes and need!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Buyers Jackson Gore Lakes Region 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 VT Properties News Winter In Vermont Winter In VT towns in VT fitness fun in Ludlow Real estate agents Snow in VT Okemo Mountain Travel Vail Resorts Fri, 11 Jan 2019 13:01:00 -0500 Vermont Properties Gives Back! https://www.vtprop.com/blog/posts/2018/12/29/vermont-properties-gives-back/ <p dir="ltr">In case you can&rsquo;t tell, the team at William Raveis Vermont Properties loves our community! With that, we think it is extremely important to give back. As you probably know, Ludlow is a very small town and sometimes there isn&rsquo;t a lot to do. So, our way of giving back is sponsoring fundraising events for local organizations within our community. This winter, join us for any and all of our upcoming events!</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/6200/blog/Mario%20the%20Magician%202018-19_WebTile.jpg" style="float: left; width: 200px; height: 136px;" class="featured">Mario the Magician</strong><br> Join us on Saturday, January 5th, for Mario the Magician, at the Okemo Base Lodge. This is an interactive magic show for the whole family! We sponsor the event for OMARA, a non-profit booster club that supports athletes in the Okemo Competition Center programs and Okemo Mountain School. These athletes compete in alpine racing, freestyle, or snowboarding, all of which are extremely costly to run. OMARA lends a helping hand in administrative, logistical, and financial areas to support these programs. Come out and enjoy a fun family night and support OMARA!</p> <p><strong><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/6200/blog/Cocktails%20for%20Scholarships%202018-19_WebTile2.jpg" style="float: left; width: 200px; height: 136px;">Cocktails for Scholarships</strong><br> Join us on Saturday, January 26th, for Cocktails for Scholarships at ePic on Okemo. This is a great apres ski event, geared towards adults. There is live music by the Myra Flynn Band, free appetizers, and a cash bar. We sponsor this event to benefit&nbsp;Okemo Mountain School, our local non-profit winter academy for skiers and snowboarders. The school supports a rigorous academic curriculum while providing an intense on-snow training schedule. The school is quite costly, so we have sponsored the Cocktails for Scholarships event, dedicated in raising money for athlete scholarships to attend OMS. Don&rsquo;t miss this great event with live music and support the OMS student-athletes!</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/6200/blog/VermonteCarlo2019-19_WebTile.jpg" style="float: left; width: 200px; height: 131px;">Vermonte Carlo</strong><br> Join us on Saturday, February 9th, for Vermonte Carlo at the Roundhouse at Jackson Gore. This is a fun casino night with a Vermont spin! There will be free appetizers and a cash bar. Vermonte Carlo is another fundraiser to benefit OMARA.</p> <p dir="ltr">&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr">&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/6200/blog/Comedy%20Night%202018-19_WebTile_Final.jpg" style="float: left; width: 200px; height: 136px;">Comedy Night</strong><br> Join us on Saturday, March 2nd, for Comedy Night at Okemo&rsquo;s Base Lodge. This year&rsquo;s comedian is the &ldquo;wicked funny&rdquo;, Bob Marley! This is one of the most popular events of the season and is always a fun night out. Again, we sponsor this event to benefit&nbsp;OMARA.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>We hope to see you at some of our events in the new year!</p> Buyers Jackson Gore Local Events Ludlow Real Estate Okemo News Okemo Real Estate Okemo Valley Region Seasonal Rentals Second Homes Sellers Selling Your Home Ski On Okemo Ski Season Ski Season In VT Vermont Real Estate VT Properties News Winter In Vermont Winter In VT towns in VT fun in Ludlow Real estate agents finding perfect real estate agent Okemo Mountain okemo skiing Travel Vail Resorts Sat, 29 Dec 2018 12:12:00 -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 We Are Thankful for our Vermont Properties Team! https://www.vtprop.com/blog/posts/2018/11/21/we-are-thankful-for-our-vermont-properties-team/ <p><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/6200/blog/DSC_0039.JPG" style="float: left; width: 400px; height: 331px; border-width: 5px; border-style: solid; margin: 5px;" class="featured">In the spirit of Thanksgiving, we wanted to share why we are thankful for being a part of the team at William Raveis&nbsp;Vermont Properties. We are so fortunate because many people spend their whole lives doing a job they don&#39;t enjoy or working with people they don&#39;t get along with. However, at Vermont Properties, that is certainly not the case! As we like to say, we have the BEST TEAM EVER!</p> <p><strong>Kathy-</strong> "Thankfulness falls under so many pieces in my life.&nbsp;In our office setting, we are always practicing&nbsp;being a TEAM, a true TEAM where everyone pitches in.&nbsp;Our team is not just our sales force, it&rsquo;s our admin behind the scenes.&nbsp;All team members must&nbsp;function together and complement one another, while operating under interdependence and being accountable to one another with a common goal in place. The team&#39;s&nbsp;mutual commitment creates a synergy, thus generating performance greater than the sum of an individual. I am so very thankful that everyone on our team works so well together and puts each other before themselves!"</p> <p><strong>Alyson-</strong> "I am thankful to be working with such a great sales team who is committed in every aspect of the word&hellip;.. committed to helping each other, committed to working hard, and committed to being the best.&nbsp; I couldn&rsquo;t be with a better team!"</p> <p><strong>Sarah-</strong> "I am thankful to be part of a team that has become more of a family!"</p> <p><strong>Joe-</strong> "I am thankful for not only the help my colleagues offer with unabashed glee, I&rsquo;m thankful for the trust that comes along with being a member of a team.&nbsp; My input is just as important as the next and that feels great.&nbsp; I&rsquo;m thankful that like all strong &#39;work families&#39;&nbsp;each pulls their weight and with that responsibility comes the reward to take time away and get grounded again.&nbsp;That&rsquo;s so important and that makes me truly thankful!"</p> <p><strong>Heidi-</strong> "I am most thankful for everyone&#39;s can do POSITIVE attitude - the way everyone rolls up their sleeves to get the task at hand done.&nbsp;I am always in awe at how the agents truly have each other&#39;s back and jump right in to help each other. The term&nbsp;TEAM is not just a word here - it is a philosphy &amp; way of life..."</p> <p><strong>Abby-</strong> "Every day that I head into work I feel extremely grateful to not only have great coworkers, but an amazing family too. The Vermont Properties team welcomed me into their family and I&rsquo;m so thankful for their love, support and friendship."</p> <p><strong>Marlene-</strong> "I am thankful for being surrounded by such a wonderful&nbsp;group of dedicated and hardworking&nbsp; co-workers."</p> <p><strong>Kevin-</strong> "I am thankful to be working with such a great team and a for a company that considers their agents their best customers. As we all know, happy agents provide the best customer experiences and I think it would be hard to find a happier group of agents that love what they are doing. I am also thankful to have such a great support staff that goes above and beyond to make the office run as smooth as it does. I can&rsquo;t say enough about our team. They rock!"</p> <p>Needless to say, we love our Vermont Properties team! We are so lucky to love where we work. We hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving and have as much to be thankful for as we do!</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/6200/blog/45857459_2805938576098424_3466292096841809920_n.jpg" style="width: 750px; height: 563px;"></p> Ludlow Real Estate Okemo Real Estate Okemo Valley Region Sellers Selling Your Home Ski On Okemo Ski Season Ski Season In VT Vermont Real Estate VT Properties News Winter In Vermont Winter In VT towns in VT fun in Ludlow Real estate agents Snow in VT Okemo Mountain Travel Wed, 21 Nov 2018 16:00:00 -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 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 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 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