Ludlow, VT

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Ludlow showing street scenes

Experience the laid-back charm of this understated town, whose family-owned ski resort and superb golf course draw visitors from near and far.

Ludlow is a down-to-earth industrial town in Vermont, built around an old mill that once produced fabrics and aircraft parts. Today, the town is best known as the home of one of New England’s few remaining family-owned ski resorts. Enjoy the varied skiing and snowboarding terrain in winter or visit in summer for excellent hiking and golf.

Join many other winter sports enthusiasts visiting Ludlow to ski at Okemo Mountain Resort. The resort offers more than 120 trails, with many options for downhill skiers of all levels as well as more than 14 miles (22 kilometers) of groomed cross-country trails and well-maintained halfpipes for snowboarders.

Off the slopes, bring the kids to the Spring House, which is located near the entrance of Jackson Gore Inn. This 18,000-square-foot (1,700-square-meter) activity facility offers a kid-friendly pool with slides, fitness center, sauna and racquetball court.

In the warmer months, tee off at Okemo Valley Golf Club, an 18-hole golf course used on several championship tours. With water and sand traps as well as some elevation changes, Okemo Valley is a challenging 70-par course.

Drive to Buttermilk Falls, one of Ludlow’s most popular natural swimming areas. The falls are comprised of three major drops about 1,000 feet (300 meters) apart. Jump into any of the large natural swimming holes, including the 25-foot-wide (8-meter) pool at the lower falls.

Learn about the interesting history of the region at the Black River Academy Museum, located on High Street near the village green. Inspect the museum’s replica of Main Street during the late Victorian era and look for an exhibit focused on President Calvin Coolidge, who graduated from the academy in the late 19th century. The museum is open Tuesday to Saturday in the summer and by appointment only during the winter.

Ludlow is less than a 3-hour drive from Boston. Travel to this part of Vermont in autumn to enjoy the beautiful fall colors of New England’s forests.

Jackson Gore Village
Jackson Gore Village
3 out of 5
111 Jackson Gore Road, Ludlow, VT, 05149
The price is $156 per night from May 26 to May 27
Stay at this 3-star ski hotel in Ludlow. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 2 restaurants. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the quiet rooms in our reviews. ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (489 reviews)
Vladimir Narolskyi
"Everything was not bad, due to Covid. So indoor Pool, sauna closed at 6pm, bar at 9! Big problem was with the room, they put me in totally different room as shown on the pictures, but big thanks guest check-in personal, they fix this problem."

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2022

Jackson Gore Village
Mountain Lodge at Okemo
Mountain Lodge at Okemo
3 out of 5
306 Mountain Rd, Ludlow, VT, 05149
Stay at this 3-star ski hotel in Ludlow. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a free area shuttle. Popular attractions Okemo Mountain Resort and Dorsey Park are ...
3.9/5 Good! (155 reviews)
Ski with Sue
"The property was clean and well maintained. We have stayed at Mt. Lodge at Okemo before. We like that it is at the base. Ski in ski out! Only thing that I would suggest is a check-in list. Like where can we get more towels or supplies (soap, toilet paper etc.) I asked at the front desk over at Jackson ..."

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2022

Mountain Lodge at Okemo
Best Location! Renovated center village Okemo 2 BR - free shuttle outside door!
Best Location! Renovated center village Okemo 2 BR - free shuttle outside door!
Ludlow, VT
Stay at this condo in Ludlow. Enjoy WiFi, onsite parking, and a patio. Popular attractions Okemo Mountain Resort and Dorsey Park are located nearby. Discover ...
5/5 Exceptional! (26 reviews)
We look forward to being back next year
"That’s really what it boils down to: this is our preferred place to stay when skiing in Vermont. Mt. Snow is closer and probably as much of a mountain, but staying at “The Mill” is as big a part of the trip for us as being on the slopes. The Cafe At Delight is a must but the breakfast place across ..."

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2022

Best Location! Renovated center village Okemo 2 BR - free shuttle outside door!
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Best Location! Renovated center village Okemo 2 BR - free shuttle outside door!
Best Location! Renovated center village Okemo 2 BR - free shuttle outside door!
Ludlow, VT
Stay at this condo in Ludlow. Enjoy WiFi, onsite parking, and a patio. Popular attractions Okemo Mountain Resort and Dorsey Park are located nearby. Discover ...
5/5 Exceptional! (26 reviews)
We look forward to being back next year
"That’s really what it boils down to: this is our preferred place to stay when skiing in Vermont. Mt. Snow is closer and probably as much of a mountain, but staying at “The Mill” is as big a part of the trip for us as being on the slopes. The Cafe At Delight is a must but the breakfast place across ..."

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2022

Best Location! Renovated center village Okemo 2 BR - free shuttle outside door!
Okemo Mountain Lodging
Okemo Mountain Lodging
3.5 out of 5
77 Okemo Ridge Rd, Ludlow, VT, 05149
Stay at this 3.5-star vacation home in Ludlow. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and daily housekeeping. Our guests praise the family amenities in our reviews. ...
3.6/5 Good! (20 reviews)
"Loved this unit! Clean, cozy and right off the trails. My two children had a wonderful time. Thank you for the experience! Okemo is a fantastic, family friendly mountain."

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2021

Okemo Mountain Lodging
Winterplace at Okemo
Winterplace at Okemo
4 out of 5
77 Okemo Ridge Rd, Ludlow, VT, 05149
Stay at this 4-star ski aparthotel in Ludlow. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a 24-hour front desk. Our guests praise the convenient parking in our reviews. ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (21 reviews)
Wonderful stay in beautiful Vermont
"Winterplace at Okemo definitely exceeded my expectations. Our unit was similar to other condo type timeshares. Unit was clean, kept up well, and was filled with fun and games right in the unit. There was a library of DVDs and board games. Full kitchen, fireplace, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, washer, ..."

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2021

Winterplace at Okemo
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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