Title /blog/category/ski-on-okemo/?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 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 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 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