Destination guide

Ludlow may be small in size, but it's huge on charm

Nestled in the shadow of the skiing mecca of Okemo Mountain Resort, the quaint hamlet of Ludlow is everything you picture when you think of the quintessential Vermont town. While many come to hit the slopes, there are plenty of other things to do at your Ludlow vacation rental. Dating back more than a 150 years, the charming downtown is dotted with cozy eateries, galleries, and shops. Combine that with endless outdoor activities and quirky local festivals, and you're sure to find something to please everyone in your crew.

Things to do

It's time to discover your artistic side

It's not just about the activities in Ludlow, though there are plenty to go around. Take a break and tap into your craftiest instincts at the Fletcher Farm School for the Arts & Crafts, set in an 18th-century farmhouse, where you can try your hand at anything from woodworking to jewelry making. Once you're rested up, head to Okemo Valley Golf Club or Adventure Zone, where you'll find a mountain coaster, zipline tours, and plenty of other things to get your adrenaline pumping. For a real rush, join the locals jumping off the rocks at stunning Buttermilk Falls.


Finding natural highs in thrilling Ludlow

If it's an outdoor activity, you can probably find it at your Ludlow vacation rental. There's obviously great skiing at Okemo Mountain Resort, the town's main draw, but that's not all -- they offer snowboarding, snowshoeing, hiking, and mountain biking, too (just to name a few). Trade in the snow for water at nearby Lake Rescue and Echo Lake, popular for swimming, boating, and waterskiing in the summer, and skating, ice fishing, and snowmobiling in the winter. There's great fishing in the area, so pack your best pole. For a real taste of local life, hit up the Annual Vermont State Zucchini Festival.


Choose from four seasons of fun in vibrant Vermont

Lots of things come to mind when you think of typical New England weather, and Ludlow has them all. Super snowy winters make for some prime skiing conditions. Just be sure to bundle up -- you can expect below-freezing temps anywhere from November to March, with single digits in January and February. Summers are mild and pleasant, with highs typically in the upper 70s to low 80s in the warmest months of June to August. A Ludlow vacation rental is perfect for the leaf peepers in your crew, with fiery colors typically peaking in October.

Natural features

The fish are jumpin' high in idyllic Ludlow

At 3,344 feet above sea level, you can't miss Okemo Mountain towering over the town. The mountain's just the beginning of the story, though. Your Ludlow vacation rental will be surrounded by rolling green hills and pastoral farmland. The forests come alive in the fall, and the lakes are packed with more fish than you could ever want, including bass, trout, and perch -- if you're lucky, you'll be catching your own dinner. Don't forget to stop by Buttermilk Falls for a breathtaking sight.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Ludlow

The nearest airport is in Springfield, VT (VSF-Hartness State), located 10.1 mi (16.2 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could book a flight to Rutland, VT (RUT-Rutland Southern Vermont Regional), which is 14.7 mi (23.7 km) away.

Where to stay around Ludlow?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 728 vacation rentals near Ludlow. From 348 Houses to 44 Cabins, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Ludlow for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Ludlow?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Ludlow:

  • Okemo Mountain Resort: 224 vacation rentals
  • Killington Ski Area: 356 vacation rentals
  • Stratton Mountain Resort: 95 vacation rentals
  • Quechee: 92 vacation rentals
  • Bondville: 193 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Ludlow?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Ludlow. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Jackson Gore Ski Resort at Okemo: 820 vacation rentals
  • Camp Plymouth State Park: 1,381 vacation rentals
  • Buttermilk Falls: 1,320 vacation rentals
  • Okemo Valley Golf Club: 1,311 vacation rentals
  • Dorsey Park: 1,274 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Ludlow listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Ludlow?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 348 Houses in Ludlow. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Ludlow include:

  • Cabins: 44 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 236 rentals available
  • Chalets: 23 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Ludlow?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 230 vacation rentals with pool available in Ludlow. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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