The Governor's Inn - Romantic Getaway Bed and Breakfast Country Inn Lodging in Ludlow, Okemo Valley, Vermont
The Governor's Inn
86 Main Street, Ludlow, VT 05149

A Vermont Bed & Breakfast
Very Near Okemo Mountain
Jim and Cathy Kubec, Innkeepers

(800) GOVERNOR / (800) 468-3766 / (802) 228-8830

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Arts, Crafts, & Gifts
Beaches & Swimming
Book Stores
Country Stores
Cheese & Cheese Factories
Covered Bridges
Festivals & Shows
Horseback Riding
Live Music
Shopping / Specialty Shops
Skiing at/near Okemo
Sleigh Rides
Snow Shoeing
Spa Services
Taxis and Shuttles
Vermont Products
Vermont Foliage

Our Itineraries

Ludlow and Okemo Valley Activities and Events

Explore The Governor's Inn Events Calendar or search your favorite activity.


Arts, Crafts & Gifts


Because the Okemo Valley is strewn with so many different rivers, ponds and lakes, you are certain to find a swimming hole near you. Please see the Okemo Valley Swimming page.

There's an old fashioned swimming hole in Ludlow at Buttermilk Falls.

There's a beach on Echo Lake at Camp Plymouth State Park.

Book Stores


  • Camp Plymouth State Park - north off VT Rte. 100 on Echo Lake (104 acres) - boat rentals
  • Lake Amherst (81 acres)
  • Lake Ninevah (171 areas)
  • Lake Pauline (32 acres)
  • Lake Rescue (229 acres)
  • Lowell Lake (109 areas) - Lowell Lake Road off VT Rte. 11
  • Woodward Reservoir (106 acres) - 13 mi. north of inn on VT Rte. 100

Cheese and Cheese Factories

Country Stores

Covered Bridges

For descriptions and pictures of covered bridges in Southern Vermont near the Governor's Inn, look at Vermont Covered Bridges by County. The inn is in Windsor County not far from Rutland County.

The covered bridges closest to the Governor's Inn are also described at Okemo Valley's Covered Bridges.

Crafts, Craft Fairs & Festivals


A series of bike trips through Cavendish, Chester, Ludlow, Weston, Plymouth, Mt Holly and Weathersfield are all located in the Okemo Valley. Moderate to easy terrain as well as mixed asphalt and dirt roads. Click for a list of Okemo Valley Cycling Tours.

The Vermont Challenge - annually mid-August - Offers 3 ride choices from which to choose: The 4-day Grand Challenge; The 3-day Weekend Challenge; or the 1-day Legendary "Gap" Century. It's the only bicycle challenge that tours southern and central Vermont. For more information click The Vermont Challenge

Festivals & Shows


  • Black River, a “Trophy Trout Stream”
  • The “Ludlow Lakes”, rainbow and lake trout
  • Lowell Lake, small mouth bass
  • Kevin Ladden Fly Fishing Guide & Outfitter
    64 Tucker Road
    Ludlow, Vermont 05149
    (802) 228-5195


Various driving tours - ask your innkeeper for recommendations when you arrive. Here are some of our favorites:

  • Mt. Tabor Road
    Beginning at Weston, follow Lawrence Hill Road to Landgrove Road. Left onto Landgrove Road about 4 miles to Little Michigan Road. Sharp right onto Little Michigan Road to Mt. Tabor Road which is Forest Road 10. (This road is closed in winter.) Parking where Appalachian Trail / Long Trail intersect. - Approx. 12 miles
  • Shrewsbury
    Beginning at Plymouth Union, follow VT Rte. 100 north about two miles to CCC Rd on the left. (This road closed in winter.)
  • Texas Falls State Park
    Follow VT Rte 100 north to VT Rte 125. Turn West toward Middlebury Gap. Take a picnic.



Healdville Trail
5.9 miles round trip, vertical rise 1900 ft. to summit of Okemo Mountain (3340 ft. elevation).
Trail crosses two small brooks and features several lookouts offering sweeping views of local ski area and a fire tower, reconditioned by the State of Vermont, for hikers. Tower affords views of the White Mountains to the northeast, including Mt. Washington; the Green Mountains, north, west, and south; Ascutney, to the east; and Monadnock to southeast.
( Estimated hiking time - half day )
Trail is approximately 5 miles northwest of the inn off VT Rte.103. Turn south on Station Road (beside Wright Construction Co.). Follow until you cross railroad tracks. Parking on left.

White Rocks - on the Long/Appalachian Trail*
3.5 miles round trip, elevation change of 1450 ft.
Excellent views of and from White Rocks Cliff - a strenuous climb. Begin on the blue-blazed Keewaydin Trail, go right at the fork, right again where it joins the Long Trail. Follow the white blazes to 3 rock cairns in a small clearing. A sign marks the White Rock Cliff Trail (blue blazes).
( Estimated hiking time - half day )
Approximately 15 miles northwest of the inn off VT Rte.140. (Follow VT Rte.103 west to VT Rte.140.) Take Sugarhill Road (dirt) to "Green Mountain National Forest Picnic Area at White Rocks".
* The combined Long & Appalachian Trails can also be
accessed from VT Rte.103 and VT Rte.11

Lowell Lake Trail
3.5 miles round trip, vertical rise 20 ft., begins on the dam
Large selection of wildlife and great views across the lake. Good snowshoe and cross-country ski terrain.
( Estimated hiking time 2.5 hr. Add one hour in winter.)
Approximately 20 miles south of the inn off VT Rte.11. Take Lowell Lake Road, turn right at the barn.

Weathersfield Trail
6 miles round trip, vertical rise 2250 ft. to the summit of Ascutney Mountain (3150 ft. elevation)
Beginning with log stairs, the blue-blazed trail follows varied terrain to the white-blazed Old Weathersfield Trail. Follow this trail past Gus's Lookout and bear right where it forks, continuing to the antennae-covered summit.
( Estimated hiking time 4.5 hr. )
Approximately 15 miles east of the inn off VT Rt.131. Approx three miles east of the Rte.131/Rte.106 junction, look for sign noting "Weathersfield Trail". Take Cascade Falls Road north (left), bear left at the fork, then right into an Ascutney State Park parking lot.

Vista Trail in Plymouth State Park
1.5 miles round trip, vertical rise 200 ft.
Trail leads to an overlook of the lakes area.
( Estimated hiking time 1.0 hr. )
Approximately 5 miles north of the inn off VT Rt.100. Take Plymouth Tyson Road east 1 mile to Boy Scout Camp Road. Turn left to Plymouth State Park.

Vermont History & Heritage

Horseback Riding

  • Horses for Hire, Peru, VT, 802-297-1468
    Approximately 22 miles southwest of the inn off Vermont Rte. 11.
  • Mountain View Ranch, Danby, VT, 802-293-5837
    Approximately 29 miles west of the inn off US Rte. 7.

Live Music

  • Kinhaven Music School
    Student concerts, Friday at 4:00 pm and Sunday afternoons at 2:30 pm
    Faculty concerts, Saturday evenings at 8:00 pm
    354 Lawrence Hill Road, Weston, 10 miles south of the inn
  • Chester Music Series
    On the lawn in front of the historic Academy Building, across from the Fullerton Inn, 12 miles southeast of the Governor's Inn
  • Summer Outdoor Concert Series at Jackson Gore

  • Plymouth Folk & Blues Festival - Plymouth
    Musicians from across the country and throughout Vermont team up for a festival of folk and blues music performed in the pur country air of beautiful Plymouth Notch, the historic birthplace of the 30th U.S. President.
    Free admission; donations appreciated

Nature / Science


Shopping / Specialty Shops

Shop the Okemo Valley for Apparel & Sporting Goods; Arts, Crafts, & Antiques; Country Stores; Home & Garden; and Specialty Items. Click Okemo Valley Shopping for a list of opportunities.

Downhill Skiing

Okemo Mountain Downhill Skiing and Snowboarding is in Ludlow, Vermont, 1 mile west of the inn. A free mountain shuttle stops across the street from the inn.

The Governor's Inn Stay and Ski Packages are available.

Other nearby ski mountains include:
  • Ascutney - 18 miles
  • Killington - 24 miles
  • Stratton - 25 miles
  • Bromley - 21 miles

Cross-Country Skiing

Snow Shoeing

Horse-Drawn Sleigh Rides

  • Horses for Hire, Peru, VT, 802-297-1468
    Approximately 19 miles south of the inn off Vermont Rte. 11.
  • Mountain View Ranch, Danby, VT, 802-293-5837
    Approximately 29 miles west of the inn off US Rte. 7.
  • Taylor Farm, Londonderry, VT, 802-293-5837
    Approximately 17 miles west of the inn off US Rte. 7.


Spa Services


Weston Playhouse

Vermont's oldest professional theater, The Weston Playhouse Theatre Company is dedicated to excellence in a unique Vermont setting, serving a community of artists and audiences through a broad spectrum of dramatic works and educational programs.

-- MainStage

Analog and Vinyl - June 26 to July 12
 -- The world premier of a pop rock musical
Vanya and Sonia and Marsha and Spike - July 17 to July 26
 -- Winner of the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play
A Chorus Line - July 31 to August 23
 -- The legendary Broadway musical
Uncle Vanya - August 28 to September 6
 -- A fresh take on a modern classic

And . . . following the final curtain most evenings THE CABARET in the intimate downstairs lounge.

-- OtherStages

Three Little Pigs - June 19 to July 12
 -- A musical for young audiences and the young at heart
Stoop Stories - July 24 to August 3
 -- A one-woman tour de force
The Marvelous Wonderettes: Caps and Gowns - August 14 to September 7
 -- Sequel to the off-Broadway hit

Taxis and Shuttles

Vermont Products

The Governor's Inn  -  86 Main Street, Ludlow, Vermont 05149  -  (800) 468-3766

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The Governor's Inn, a Vermont Bed and Breakfast, very near Okemo Mountain
800-GOVERNOR (800-468-3766)        802-228-8830