The Combes Family Inn Bed and Breakfast and the town of Ludlow are ideally located within easy driving distances to surrounding historic Vermont towns: Grafton, Manchester, Chester, Plymouth, Woodstock, and Weston to name a few.

Whatever the season, there is lots to do!


Walk on country back roads or numerous hiking trails including Okemo mountain and sections of Vermont's 265 mile Long Trail.

Bike on paved or dirt roads through quaint little towns with covered bridges and spectacular scenery - Ruth will gladly supply detailed maps. Okemo Valley offers a selection of bike tours for both novices and advanced riders of all ages. For organized walking and biking from inn to inn visit Vermont Inn to Inn Walking.

Green Mountain National Golf Course Great local golf courses at:
Green Mountain National Golf Course
Okemo Valley Academy and Golf Club
Crown Point Country Club
Killington Golf Course

Shop 'til you drop in antique shops, country stores, like the Vermont Country Store, and craft stores, local yard sales or Manchester's Designers Outlets.

Vermont has many lakes and ponds suitable for swimming and boating. Buttermilk Falls near Ludlow is a great place to swim on a sultry summer afternoon.

Nearby Camp Plymouth State Park on beautiful Echo Lake is suitable for fishing, swimming, canoeing and kayaking.


The Green Mountain Flyer offers several scenic train rides in fully restored 1930s passenger coaches from May to mid-October.

At Shelburne Museum you can expect unique opportunities for visitors of all ages to learn and play among the permanent collections, temporary exhibitions, grounds and gardens. Programs in art, design, history, and culture are ongoing.

The Vermont Institute of Natural Science Nature Center at Quechee, has raptor exhibits featuring hawks, eagles, vultures, falcons, and owls that have been injured, rescued and rehabilitated by staff.

Plymouth, the birthplace of President Calvin Coolidge (Bill says that he was our last great president) Learn more at Vermont State Historic Sites.

Sample a musical or take in a play at Vermont's oldest professional playhouse, the Weston Playhouse.

Weston Priory (the Benedictine monks are famous for their music)

Ben and Jerry's is a sweet treat and offers year-round events and factory tours.

Art, craft, and antique festivals.