Where to Eat, Drink, Play & Shop!
Welcome to The Nest local guide. Here we’ve provided some of our favorite places to eat, drink and get your Vermont favorites. Scroll down for our interactive Google maps on our favorite places. We provide more details in our seasonal local guides when you book your stay (found under Guest Info).
Long Trail Brewing, 5520 US Rte 4, Bridgewater Corners (802) 672-5001
Great locally-brewed beer & food.
The hatchery, 164 Main St. Ludlow (802) 228-2311
Our favorite breakfast spot!
Main & Mountain Bar, 112 Main Street (802) 242-1608
Creative cocktails, great outdoor fire.
Stemwinder, 46 Depot St., Ludlow (802) 228-5200
Good wine and food served tapas style. Wine & cheese depot attached.
Tom’s Loft Tavern, 300 Mountain Rd, Ludlow (802) 228-5638
Best local pub & comfort food.
Jax Food & Games, 1667 Killington Rd.(802) 422-5334
Something for everyone - beer, food & games!
The Lookout Tavern, 2910 Killington Rd.(802) 422-5665
Go for happy hour!
Ramunto’s BRICK & BREW pizza Bridgewater Mill, 102 Mill Rd, Bridgewater (802) 672-1120
Our favorite pizza joint. Get the garlic crust!
Stock the House - (609) 536-9457 - A luxury concierge service that can arrange grocery delivery, personal chefs, day trips, babysitting, and more through their local concierge network (additional fees will apply - this is a separate service and we are not responsible for any of their services). Connect with them 1-2 weeks before your trip.
Beer & wine
Brewfest Beverage Co, 199 Main St. Ludlow, (802) 228-4261
Wine and Cheese Depot 46 S. Depot St, Ludlow (802) 228-4128
Killington Taxi: (802) 422-9718
Ludlow Best Taxi: (802) 432-TAXI
Skiing & Snowboarding
Killington - the Beast! Opens for one of the longest seasons in the East!
Okemo - Great family mountain with lots of onsite activities.
Jackson Gore - Connected to Okemo with less crowds.
Okemo Nordic Center - Snowshoeing and cross-country skiing with beautiful views.
Snowmobile Tours - see some great views across the area.
Killington Bike Park: Learn to mountain bike packages and lessons and bike rentals. The Fox US Open of Mountain Biking held in August. 800-734-9435
Okemo Mountain Biking in the Evolution Bike Park: Access to the Sunburst 6 summit lift, challenging terrain, rentals available. May need additional equipment call in advance for details: 800-78-OKEMO
Adventure Parks, Golfing and hiking
Killington Adventure Park: Bike park, coster, zip line, climbing wall, trampoline jumper, skye ropes corse, ATV Mountain Tours, maze, segway tours and more.
Okemo Adventure Park - Bike park, coaster, chairlift ride, trampoline jumper, mini-golf, climbing wall, and more!
Okemo Valley Golf Course - 89 Fox Lane, Ludlow, VT, (802) 228-1396 - Rated one of top public courses in Vermont.
ATV Tours - 170 Route 100, West Bridgewater, VT (802) 422-2121
Water Sports & Swimming
Hawk Resort Lake Amherst Access: Scout Camp Rd., Private dock to launch stand up paddle boards, canoes, kayaks, etc for a small rental fee. (802) 672-3811
Camp Plymouth State Park - 2008 Scout Camp Rd, - opens daily from 10 am until sunset. For a small fee you have access to small beach for swimming, picnic area with some grills, car-top boat launch, and canoes, pedal boats, kayaks for rent.