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  • While clearing saplings, I took time to look around at all of the other crew members, from all walks of life, struggling to various degrees with their illnesses. And yet they were still pushing on to do their jobs together, and helping each other. It was great to see, and gave me inspiration that even on my worst days, there are others feeling bad but are able to push on. It helped me pick it up a notch.


We’re often asked “What is there to do around here?” The answer is … plenty. The nearby towns of Rutland and Ludlow provide everything from movies, bowling, concerts, and shopping to hiking, biking and skiing.

Paramount Theatre – Rutland
The Paramount Theatre is a historic performance theater located in vibrant Downtown Rutland, hosting world-class live entertainment including theater, music, sports on the big screen, and National Theatre Live.

Chaffee Art Center – Rutland
Chaffee Art Center hosts two locations in Rutland – their main house, which offers classes in painting and drawing, organic gardening, writing, fiber arts, and more, as well as the ArtBeat downtown gallery. The Chaffee hosts Art in the Park, attracting dozens of local artists and thousands of visitors each year. 

Okemo Mountain Resort – Ludlow
Offering Southern Vermont’s highest vertical drop of 2,200 feet and a trail network that spans five distinct alpine areas, Okemo is a family-oriented and family operated resort with 667 accessible acres, 121 trails, and 200 inches of annual snowfall. Okemo is home to Jackson Gore Village, which hosts year-round events like the summer concert series, the Ice House for recreational ice skating, and the Spring House for swimming during the cold winter months. 

Vermont/Rutland Farmers’ Market – Rutland
Rutland is home to a year-round Farmers’ Market, which is one of the largest and most diverse farmers’ markets in Vermont. The market is home to more than 60 vendors (including Spring Lake Ranch). The Market is outdoors in downtown Depot Park from May-October and indoors at the Vermont Farmers Food Center from October-May.

Pyramid Holistic Wellness Center – Rutland
Pyramid is a complete wellness center offering a variety of services, including massage and Reiki, Yoga and fitness classes, reflexology, and more. Pyramid is home to Rutland’s only salt cave, allowing visitors to enjoy the many benefits of Himalayan salt in a “relaxation chamber” for the body and soul.

The Carving Studio & Sculpture Center – West Rutland
The Carving Studio & Sculpture Center offers unique sculpture education programs amid inactive quarries and former manufacturing facilities of the Vermont Marble Company. The Center regularly hosts workshops, lectures, communal dinners, and special events.

Pine Hill Park – Rutland
Nestled just on the edge of the city’s limits, Pine Hill Park offers 16 miles of single-track trail spread over 325 acres of terrain, offering some of the very best mountain biking, trail running, hiking, walking, and snowshoeing in the region.

Killington & Pico Ski Areas – Killington
Killington Resort is one of the largest ski resorts in the Northeast and is home to some of the best skiing and riding in the state. The resort hosts year-round events and activities, and the Snowshed Adventure Center is open during the warmer months. Killington’s sister peak, Pico, provides the perfect terrain for beginners and families. 

Flagship Cinema – Rutland
This intimate nine-screen theater is a local favorite. Ranchers spend many Friday evenings at the Theater for Friday town trip, creating camaraderie over the latest film.

Downtown Rutland
Downtown Rutland hosts a variety of events throughout the year, including the 50-year-old Halloween Parade, annual sidewalk sales, and Friday Night Concert Series where the street closes down and the parking pit becomes transforms into a unique, amphitheater-like concert venue. 

Pond Hill Ranch – Castleton
Pond Hill Ranch is a family owned and operated 2,000 acre working ranch offering trail rides and lessons and a professional rodeo every Saturday evening from July through September.

Green Mountain Rock Climbing Center – Rutland
Green Mountain Rock Climbing Center is Vermont’s tallest indoor climbing experience, with private lessons, groups, leagues and clinics available.

Northshire Bookstore – Manchester
Northshire Bookstore is arguably one of the best independent bookstores out there. Spend a few hours perusing the shelves, attend one of their weekly author events, or grab a quick bite in the adjacent Spiral Press Cafe

Lakes & Rivers
In addition to majestic Spring Lake, which is in the Ranch’s backyard, we are also located near Elfin Lake in Wallingford, Buttermilk Falls and Echo Lake in Ludlow, and more.

Educational Opportunities
The Rutland Region has several places to either start or continue your degree, or to take a class for fun! Castleton University is located 30 minutes from the Ranch. Community College of Vermont and College of St. Joseph are located 20 minutes from the Ranch. Stafford Technical Center, also located in Rutland, offers specialized adult education courses. 

For more information about area amenities, see our resource page.