Create a Great Vacation in Any Season in the Ludlow/Okemo Mountain Area
For an active, family mountain getaway any time of the year, check out one of the many vacation rentals available in the Ludlow/Okemo Mountain Area. The picturesque New England hamlet of Ludlow is more than just a snow skiing town. It is a year-round outdoor enthusiast’s all-in-one destination. There is really more to do than you can fit into a vacation plan, including hiking, mountain biking, skiing, snowboarding, fishing, horseback riding, or hopping in your car for a scenic drive in the countryside.
One of the few family-owned ski resorts in the country, Okemo Mountain Resort has become a popular spot for those seeking a smaller, family-friendly environment. While there are some more difficult trails, most of Okemo’s ski slopes are geared for beginners and intermediate skiers. The 600-acre complex has 18 lifts that service 113 trails and 2 super-pipes for the snowboarding aficionados in the group. The tennis and basketball courts double as a regulation-size ice hockey and ice skating rink in the winter months. Okemo gets many of the little details right as well, including high-caliber dining options, world-class spa treatments, an 18,000-square-foot fitness and aquatic center, a variety of family and educational activities, and a general desire to meet your every need.
History buffs should head up to Plymouth and check out the President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site, which is the boyhood home of the 30th President of the United States. It’s also the site where he took his oath of office following the untimely death of his predecessor, President Warren Harding, on August 3, 1923.
For a touch of culture and a glimpse of a village virtually untouched by time, consider a vacation house or cabin in Weston, perfectly situated between Okemo and Stratton Mountain Resort. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this village may just be the prettiest village in Vermont. The state’s oldest theatre company, The Weston Playhouse Theatre Company, offers a fine selection of Broadway’s greatest plays and musicals in a stunning, white-columned venue right on the village green.
Once you visit, you’ll discover that the area lives up to the Native American meaning of the word okemo: “All Come Home.” Rent a vacation home in the area and make the Ludlow/Okemo Mountain area your home away from home.