Outdoor Activities for All Seasons
The Governor's Inn is surrounded by the Black River, Okemo Mountain, five lakes, and all of Vermont -- the perfect
setting to enjoy the outdoors.
Summer visitors enjoy cycling, fishing, tennis and golf. Hike the Healdville
Trail up the west side of Okemo Mountain to the fire tower for a
spectacular view of the Okemo Valley. Stroll across the
village green to the Black River Academy -- our area museum -- to learn about the
history of Ludlow. Picnic at nearby Buttermilk Falls. Fall foliage
seekers find time for hiking, horseback riding and hayrides.
Winter weather lovers go cross country skiing, ice skating, sledding, snowmobiling, tubing, and
sleigh riding -- and, downhill skiers and riders at the Governor's Inn are just steps away from a shuttle that runs directly to the base lodge of Okemo Mountain.
Read more in our Activities & Attractions list.
Ludlow and its surrounding communities have much to offer indoors as well.
Step back in time with local blacksmiths, glassblowers, furniture
makers, quilters and candle crafters. Sample the wares from cheese
factories, brewpubs and wineries, or take home a memory of Vermont's
country charm from an antique market or general store. Visit art
galleries and museums or marvel at Vermont's many historical homesteads.
The Governor's Inn has an extensive collection of brochures from local
businesses. We will be happy to assist you in finding the perfect
location for your favorite pastime.
Read more in our Events & Activities list.
Ludlow has several excellent restaurants for your dining pleasure. Within a short walk are
The Pot Belly Pub and Restaurant (great food for pot bellies and smaller bellies),
D.J.'s Restaurant (a local favorite) ,
The Downtown Grocery (casual fine fining), and
Stemwinder (Wine bar + small plates) .
Within a mile of the inn away from the mountain you will find
Mr. Darcy's Bar and Grill (handcrafter burgers and comfort food), and
Sam's Steakhouse (Steaks, seafood, and great salad bar). At the base of Okemo, one mile from the inn, you will find
The Killarney Irish Pub (good food and fun), and The Chophouse (American, steakhouse).
Just down the road are
Harry's Cafe (an oasis for the passionate appetite),and
Coleman Brook Tavern (at Jackson Gore Inn).
If you're going to be out and about at dinner time, we can suggest
The Prince and the Pauper in Woodstock (about 35 minutes away) or
Simon Pearce in Quechee (about 45 minutes from the inn).
Your innkeepers are pleased to help you make reservations at the restaurant of your choice.