Okemo/Ludlow, VT

A small-but-mighty mountain market with affordable cabins and a growing booking season, the Okemo/Ludlow region is ideal for buying a vacation home that delivers consistent bookings and big potential.

Overview

Two hours south of Stowe, Ludlow is a quiet Vermont mountain village known for its vibrant history, friendly community, and natural beauty. A popular ski resort destination, Ludlow is home to Okemo Mountain Resort. Legendary among East Coast skiers, Okemo boasts some of the best grooming in the world and was dubbed the nation’s best family resort by Parents Magazine. Vacation rental style here leans heavily cabin with a taste of Vermont: Think cozy barn wood and high-end ski country touches. This area saw a lot of construction in the ’70s and ’80s, so renovations are always well received by vacation rental guests.


Insider tip

In June 2018, Vail Resorts announced it will be purchasing Okemo Mountain Resort, a move that should increase the desirability of vacation rentals in the area and lead to increased bookings. When shopping for vacation homes here, be sure to take a look at Okemo’s Trailside and Solitude communities, which have a wide range of ski-in/ski-out units. If you’re looking to extend your booking season throughout the year, consider cabins around Lake Pauline and Eco Lake. The Mountainside Condos, which are tucked between Ludlow and the mountain, provide guests a central home base between lake and mountain. You can find units there for a good price, along with easy access to breweries and outdoor activities. As with all mountain towns, guests appreciate hot tubs, family game rooms, and views. Cabins with two living spaces (one for adults and one for kids) drive more bookings.

Learn more and compare Okemo/Ludlow with other top markets in our insider's guide to the best places to buy a vacation rental.

Market size

1,500+ rental units

Median annual rental revenue

$32,020

Median home price

$273,600

Cap rate

6.1%

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