Title /blog/category/vt-properties-news/?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 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 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 A View From the Top https://www.vtprop.com/blog/posts/2017/10/12/a-view-from-the-top/ <p>Boston Magazine is featuring a one of a kind listing on Okemo Mountain and William Raveis Real Estate Vermont Properties is excited to be the listing agent for this "Luxe Log Cabin in Ludlow".&nbsp;</p> <p>"Ski Bums-meet ski mansion"...</p> <p>To see more details, check out the link to <a href="http://www.bostonmagazine.com/property/blog/2017/10/10/log-cabin-ludlow-otm/"> Boston Magazine&#39;s</a> article, or call the team at William Raveis Vermont Properties.&nbsp;</p> <p><img alt="" class="featured featured" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/6200/blog/vermont-lodge-1.jpg" style="float: left; width: 600px; height: 400px;"></p> Buyers Fall In VT Ludlow Condos Ludlow Real Estate Okemo Real Estate Second Homes Ski On Okemo Ski Season Ski Season In VT VT Properties News Winter In Vermont Winter In VT finding perfect real estate agent Snow in VT Okemo Mountain okemo skiing snow on okemo Thu, 12 Oct 2017 18:55:16 -0400