Jackson Gore Inn, Okemo, VT

We love visiting Vermont, and are familiar with the Okemo and Ludlow area.  We decided to check out the Jackson Gore Inn located at Okemo Mountain this summer.

Okemo is easy to find, located just outside of Ludlow, off Route 103.  We reached the hotel without any problems, and there is plenty of outdoor parking as well as some limited underground parking (which would be really great in winter – no cleaning off the car!).

Jackson Gore Inn Okemo Vermont

Our room was nice, with two queen beds and the basic amenities.  The only thing we wished it had was a safe, but otherwise it had the basics we expect from a hotel room.  It wasn’t particularly spacious, but that wasn’t a problem.  Keep in mind in the winter you are not allowed to bring your equipment to the room, which makes sense as far as space and stashing messy gear.

Jackson Gore Inn Okemo Vermont

There are a lot of things available on-site, from activities to places to eat.  Keep in mind that summer and winter are very different as far as what is available.  For example, there are only a few places to eat at the resort during summertime, whereas in winter there are quite a few (including a Starbucks!).  It does feel like a little village when you walk around from place to place.  Outside at the bottom of the slope are activities like a ropes course, mining, and more.  There is also a store with everything from basics (toiletries) to gear (skis and year-round apparel).

Jackson Gore Inn Okemo Vermont

There are many activities to choose from, but they do involve a fee.  You can pay for a pass to access all the activities, or pay per activity.

My 10-year-old went on the Mountain Coaster, which is an impressive alpine slide.

We also went to the Jackson Gore Trading Post.  The Adventure Course was a little wet from a recent rainstorm, so we decided to do some mining instead.

Jackson Gore Inn

The kids had such a great time mining for a variety of fossils and gems.  This one was in disbelief to find a giant amethyst drury, which is now proudly displayed in her room.

The hotel has two pools, both of which were very nice, and these were a big hit with the kids.  The indoor pool has a slide, kiddie pool, and a jacuzzi.

Jackson Gore Inn Ludlow Vermont pool

Jackson Gore Inn Ludlow Vermont pool

Jackson Gore Inn Ludlow Vermont pool

The outdoor pool is heated, which made for some very enjoyable swimming, even after dark.  The kids swam until after dark, and it took everything to get them out of the pool because they were having so much fun.  We are planning on coming back during a cooler part of the year so that they can enjoy swimming outdoors in the heated pool.

Jackson Gore Inn Ludlow Vermont pool

The kids were a little bored at times as we had a ton of rain during our stay.  I think you would do best in nicer weather, or during ski season.  We were hoping to check out some of the trails, but the rain made it difficult to get out.

Overall, we had a nice stay, and I think it would make a nice getaway in general when you have decent weather (spring through fall), especially with the heated pools and hiking.  We haven’t gone skiing here but it seems like it would have everything you need in one place.

 

Some of the places we have visited near Jackson Gore Inn:

Buttermilk Falls, Ludlow, VT – literally a few minutes away

Coolidge State Park, Plymouth, VT – great place to camp nearby

Green Mountain Sugar House, Ludlow, VT – great place to get a maple creemee or other maple treats!

Tacos Tacos Mexican Restaurant, Ludlow, VT – we always get yummy burritos here

~ Camp Plymouth State Park, Ludlow, VT – camping, plus you can visit beach and concession area.  We have been many times and rented kayaks or paddleboats or stand-up paddleboards, or just swam off the beach. https://vtstateparks.com/plymouth.html

 

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By | 2017-08-16T21:19:52+00:00 July 27th, 2017|Travel|16 Comments

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  1. Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle July 28, 2017 at 3:24 pm - Reply

    Jackson Gore Inn looks like the perfect place to spend some quality time together as a family. I love the accommodations, and the activities are great. I have to get the fam up there!

  2. Ruth I. July 28, 2017 at 4:21 pm - Reply

    The activities are interesting, I love the reaction of your little girl when she found that Amethyst! I think it’s a great place to stay 🙂

  3. Roger Willis July 28, 2017 at 7:03 pm - Reply

    We live in Upstate New York as well! We’ve never been to Vermont, but have heard it’s lovely! I would like to check out the Jackson Gore Inn, in Okemo! The room looks comfortable and accommodating, and the premises looks spacious, with some beautiful outdoor scenery. Looks like fun for all ages! This could be a weekend trip with my wife and grand kids! Some day…..

  4. Amy @ Marvelous Mommy July 28, 2017 at 9:46 pm - Reply

    We just recently drove through a section of Vermont on vacation. The mountains are beautiful there and the weather was perfect! Looks like you had fun! The Mountain Coaster sounds fun!

  5. sara July 29, 2017 at 12:34 am - Reply

    What a fun place to stay in VT! My kids would love to gold mining, so much fun!

  6. ricci July 29, 2017 at 4:41 am - Reply

    That looks like a really nice hotel!! I love that they have a true “kids area” in the swimming area!!

  7. Jenn @ EngineerMommy July 29, 2017 at 5:58 pm - Reply

    Ive never been to VT but my husband raves about his family trips there when he was a kid. We are planning a vacation to VT in the near future.

  8. uprunforlife July 30, 2017 at 3:50 am - Reply

    This inn looks so cozy. I haven’t been to a ski village since I was liitle. My aunt lived near a ski town and it was one of our camping stops since there was a campground within 10 minutes. Swimming at night in a heated pool was always fun growing up. It sounds like you had a fun trip despite a little rain.

  9. Lynndee July 30, 2017 at 1:49 pm - Reply

    What a lovely hotel! We’ve never been to VT yet, but I would love to go road trippin’ there one of these days. And I”ll keep this hotel in mind.

  10. Kara July 30, 2017 at 4:47 pm - Reply

    Where do you store your skis and snowboard if you are here in the winter?

  11. Gabriel Bregg July 30, 2017 at 9:26 pm - Reply

    And you’ve got a magnificent view to boot. New England is on my list of places to spend some time, soon. We had hoped to do it this summer but we ran out of time.

  12. Cherise Kachelmuss July 30, 2017 at 9:50 pm - Reply

    That hotel looks beautiful! Love that the pool can go in and out! Mining and fossils looks so fun!

  13. Our Family World July 31, 2017 at 1:34 am - Reply

    Jackson Gore Inn looks like a nice hotel to stay when in Vermont. I agree the rooms look pretty small, but I won’t mind that much because with all the outdoor activities we can do in Okemo, the only use for the hotel room would be to rest our tired little bodies. 🙂 Thanks for sharing your photos. The heated outdoor pool would be so nice during the cooler months of the year.

  14. Dogvills July 31, 2017 at 3:07 am - Reply

    Sounds too fun for the whole family. The place is beautiful and it looks so cozy. The heated pool would be perfect for the twins.

  15. Victoria Heckstall July 31, 2017 at 3:15 pm - Reply

    It is a beautiful and amazing hotel. With pool very perfect for the family.

  16. Carol Cassara July 31, 2017 at 3:59 pm - Reply

    It’s so peaceful out there! Perfect for some quiet time with the family while also having a lot of fun! It’s definitely a great place to stay at!

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