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LudlowUnited States of America

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.

Top Hotels in Ludlow

Jackson Gore Village
Jackson Gore Village
3 out of 5
111 Jackson Gore Road, Ludlow, VT
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Offering ski-in/ski-out access, this aparthotel in Ludlow is in the mountains, within a 15-minute walk of Jackson Gore Ski Resort at Okemo and Okemo Mountain ...

4.2/5Excellent! (440 reviews)
Great customer experience with front desk personnel.

"I really enjoyed our stay"…"

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2020

Jackson Gore Village
Ludlow Colonial Motel
Ludlow Colonial Motel
2 out of 5
93 Main Street, Ludlow, VT
The price is $117 per night from Jan 24 to Jan 25

Situated in Ludlow, this motel is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Dorsey Park and 1.7 mi (2.7 km) from Okemo Mountain Resort. Okemo Valley Golf Club and Jackson Gore Ski ...

3.6/5Good! (109 reviews)

"Great value! Clean, spacious room with comfortable beds, fridge and microwave. Friendly owners. Close to everything."…"

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2020

Ludlow Colonial Motel
Timber Inn Motel
Timber Inn Motel
2.5 out of 5
112 Route 103 S, Ludlow, VT
The price is $152 per night from Jan 19 to Jan 20

Situated on a river, this hotel is 1.5 mi (2.4 km) from Dorsey Park and 2.5 mi (4 km) from Okemo Mountain Resort. Okemo Valley Golf Club is 2.5 mi (4.1 km) ...

4.4/5Excellent! (100 reviews)

"Very friendly staff, great little place to stay at very close to the mountains. Super clean! We will definitely be back in few months"…"

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2020

Timber Inn Motel
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.

Vacation Rentals in Ludlow

Jackson Gore Village
Jackson Gore Village
3 out of 5
111 Jackson Gore Road, Ludlow, VT

Offering ski-in/ski-out access, this aparthotel in Ludlow is in the mountains, within a 15-minute walk of Jackson Gore Ski Resort at Okemo and Okemo Mountain ...

4.2/5Excellent! (440 reviews)
Great customer experience with front desk personnel.

"I really enjoyed our stay"…"

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2020

Jackson Gore Village
Solitude Village at Okemo
Solitude Village at Okemo
4 out of 5
77 Okemo Ridge Rd, Ludlow, VT

Conveniently located near the ski slopes, this condo resort in Ludlow is within 3 mi (5 km) of Okemo Mountain Resort, Jackson Gore Ski Resort at Okemo, and Okemo ...

3.8/5Good! (12 reviews)
Bait and Switch

"I reserved and paid for a 2-bedroom condo at Solitude in Okemo for two nights and was horrified to find that it was actually ONE bedroom. When I told the staff at the front desk, they informed me that this has been an increasingly common problem from "third-party renters" such as VRBO. This is the ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2020

Solitude Village at Okemo
Okemo Mountain Lodging
Okemo Mountain Lodging
3.5 out of 5
77 Okemo Ridge Rd, Ludlow, VT

Set amidst the mountains, this ski-in/ski-out condo resort in Ludlow is within 1 mi (2 km) of Dorsey Park and Okemo Mountain Resort and close to winter sports ...

3.9/5Good! (9 reviews)
Trailside Condos

"The size and location of the condo ended up being great, however it was not the complex shown in the picture on the listing and the communication prior to check in was terrible. No response to several emails/texts. I was able to speak with someone at VRBO who explained that the listing was through ..."…"

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2021

Okemo Mountain Lodging
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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3/5 - Okay

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Mar 12, 2020

We must have been there at a poor time of the season. The town was desserted and seemed like a very sad place to be. We won't be going back.

3/5 - Okay

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Mar 2, 2020

Ludlow, very small town. I kinda expected to have it as large as Stowe since the Okemo Ski resort is so large.

4/5 - Good

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Dec 3, 2019

I like the town. I like Okemo.

5/5 - Excellent

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Oct 29, 2019

Very convenient for visiting the Calvin Coolidge Historical Site.

5/5 - Excellent

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Oct 24, 2019

Pretty area

5/5 - Excellent

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Oct 24, 2019

We've been going to Ludlow for over 30 years. Sad to see less shops in town to browse through, but happy to see restaurants still thriving. Love this area!

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