Fletcher Farm School for the Arts.
The school — located in a farmhouse
and barns once owned by one of
Ludlow’s founders — has so many
one-day classes in everything from
metalwork to needle-felting that
you could spend every weekend here
learning a new craft.
Families, though, will have a hard
time wandering far from Okemo. At
the Jackson Gore base area, which
opened in 2003, there are plenty of
activities beyond skiing and riding,
such as a tubing hill with magic
carpet lift, covered skating rink, snow
playground with giant igloo, and the
two amusement-park-style attractions
— the gravity-fed Timber Ripper
roller coaster and a year-round zip-line canopy tour. More winter sports
options include cross-country skiing
For indoor sports at the resort,
consider The Spring House fitness
and aquatic center, which has a
kids’ splash pool, regular pool and
racquetball courts. At the end of the
day, wind down and warm up in the
Jackson Gore Inn’s indoor-outdoor
heated pool or the numerous hot tubs,
or at the spa.
The Jackson Gore Inn is a full-service hotel with more
than 200 guest rooms at the base of
Okemo’s Jackson Gore trails. The
inn has a range of accommodations
from standard rooms to three-bedroom suites, most with kitchens.
Amenities include an indoor-outdoor
heated pool, spa, arcade room
and free underground parking.
For historic Vermont lodging, try
the Echo Lake Inn, a four-story,
gabled-roof inn built in 1840. It once
welcomed dignitaries visiting President
Calvin Coolidge, whose homestead is
architecture & building
people & place.
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