21 BEST VERMONT RESORTS THAT YOU’RE GOING TO LOVE

Vermont is one of the most beautiful states on the East Coast. From thick forests, mighty mountains, and cozy towns, to waterfalls and rolling rivers, this New England state is a natural playground for anyone who loves to spend time outdoors. 

Vermont receives upwards of 100 to 200 inches of snow throughout the winter months, making it a top destination for skiers and snowboarders. The spring and summer months provide lush forests to explore, and in the fall, visitors and locals are gifted with vibrant hikes as the leaves change colors. 

Vermont is known for rich-tasting, mouth-watering foods, like Vermont cheddar cheese, maple syrup, and the forever famous Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream. You can also find excellent breweries, wineries, and fresh farm stands or farmer’s markets to refuel after any outdoor adventure. 

It doesn’t matter when you visit Vermont, its extensive landscape and endless outdoor experiences will leave everyone and anyone feeling more connected. 

Along with all the amazing things to to in this state, there are also awesome Vermont resorts to check out. Any of these beautiful resorts would make a great home-base for your Vermont adventures. Whether you’re looking for a romantic vacation, or the perfect place for families, Vermont has the perfect resort for you.

Here are 21 of the best Vermont resorts that we know you’re going to love.

ROMANTIC VERMONT RESORTS

ROMANTIC VERMONT RESORTS
Courtesy of Twin Farms

Vermont is a magical destination if you’re looking for a romantic getaway. The state’s dramatic terrain and tranquil atmosphere will help any couple temporarily forget the real world and rediscover each other.

TWIN FARMS

Twin Farms is a luxury resort that creates a “home away from home” experience. The resort is located on 300 acres of private land consisting of woods, meadows, and mountains, as well as a large pond. 

Guests can choose to stay in cottages nestled throughout the property, private suites in Farmhouse At Copper Hill, or private rooms in The Lodge or The Main House. The cottages include a fireplace and a screened-in porch. The four suites located in the Farmhouse are connected by a library and lounge, while The Lodge and Main House have a common area where you can meet and mingle with other guests. 

Twin Farms curates dozens of adventures and activities for all seasons. During the summer months, you can enjoy archery & ax throwing, canoeing, kayaking, paddleboarding, fly fishing, picnics, and land games.  Couples can enjoy endless miles of hiking, and biking throughout the property or challenge each other to a match on the tennis courts. You can also cool off with a swim in Copper Pond. The winter months provide access to private slopes, fat tire biking, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, ice skating, ice fishing, and sledding. You can also book private activities on and off-site. 

Included in most stays is a “culinary and wine experience,” so all meals, wine, and spirits are included with your stay. All the food and wine is made or grown locally, including honey, maple, and vegetables grown right on the farm. 

There is a spa and fitness center onsite as well. The spa provides facial treatments, hair and scalp treatments, and several massage styles, including a couples massage in your room. 

​​THE RELUCTANT PANTHER INN & RESTAURANT

One of Vermont’s most coveted small luxury hotels is The Reluctant Panther Inn and Restaurant. The inn offers 20 rooms split into 3 separate locations, the Main House, Mary Porter House, and Carriage House. Each room is decorated with antique furnishings, fireplaces, marble baths, original artwork, and modern, flat-screen TVs. You can choose from Superior Rooms, Deluxe Rooms, Junior Suites, and Deluxe Suites. 

Your stay comes with a complimentary breakfast for two, 300 thread count linens, and Frette bathrobes. Onsite is The Reluctant Panther Restaurant, which features local Southern Vermont-style food. There is an outdoor terrace, as well as an inviting bar. 

When the weather is warm, The Reluctant Panther offers guests plenty of recreational activities, including golf, fly-fishing, hiking, biking, horseback riding, tennis, canoeing, and kayaking. A popular time to visit is mid-September thru late October to watch the leaves change colors. Once the weather gets cold, you can explore the area by cross country skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, ice skating, and sleigh rides. 

The Reluctant Panther Inn and Restaurant offer several package deals including the “​​Just Say ‘I Do’ Elopement Package.” The package includes an intimate garden ceremony, justice of the peace & marriage license,  bouquets and/or boutonnieres, sparkling wine & chocolate truffles in your room, and a three-course dinner for two in the Reluctant Panther Restaurant.

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KIMPTON TACONIC HOTEL 

Voted “World’s Best “Top 10 Resort Hotels in the Northeast” by Travel and Leisure, the Kimpton Taconic Hotel is a beautiful boutique hotel surrounded by mountains. Described as “classic Vermont with a fresh twist,” this hotel gives guests several accommodation options, including  guest rooms, suites, and cottages.

The guest rooms have either a mountain or courtyard view, while most of the suites include an updated version of a claw foot tub. Separate from the Main House sits three stand-alone cottages. The cottages have three sleeping areas, are pet friendly, and each includes a fire pit. 

Other amenities at the Kimpton Taconic Hotel include morning coffee and organic tea services, an evening social hour from 5 p.m. – 6 p.m. and an onsite boutique featuring handcrafted goods. There is a 24-hour fitness center, and a heated pool open from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Kimpton Taconic Hotel offers in-room spa services, including a couples massage. 

The hotel offers summer yoga classes, horseback riding, hiking, and fishing. The winter months offer skiing and snowboarding, snowshoeing, and more. Kimpton Taconic has special offers like the Bubby in Bed package that includes a $50 dining credit to Copper Grouse, a complimentary bottle of bubbly, and Mother Myrick’s confectionery chocolates. 

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EDSON HILL

Edson Hill is ideal for couples who enjoy skiing or snowboarding together. The resort is located near Stowe Mountain, a top destination for winter sports. This full-service, luxury inn and restaurant offer guests 22 lavish rooms, as well as guest cottages. On-site you can also find a swimming pool, fishing ponds, a horse barn, as well as a restaurant. 

Edson Hill offers two packages designed for a romantic getaway. You can choose from The Romance Package, which includes accommodations for two, flowers, chocolates, and a bottle of red wine, as well as a  Vermont-inspired breakfast in the Edson Hill Dining Room each morning. The Honeymoon Package includes luxurious king room accommodation for two, a bottle of sparkling wine, and specialty chocolates in your room upon arrival. As with The Romance Package, the Honeymoon Package also includes the delicious breakfast in the Edson Hill Dining Room.

Edson Hill is known for its extensive trail system, which is comprised of six miles of groomed ski trails and three miles of snowshoeing trails. You can even take lessons and cross country skiing tours. During the warmer months, you can go hiking and swimming, as well as horseback riding. 

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THE ESSEX CULINARY RESORT & SPA

Located in Burlington, Vermont, Essex Culinary Resort and Spa is a beautiful option and experience with a focus on the culinary world. Guest rooms and suites are decorated with colors and textures pertaining to food.

For couples, the Essex Resort offers two packages to make your romantic getaway easy and effortless. The Romantic Getaway package offers two nights’ accommodations for two people, a split of champagne and house-made chocolate, a 50-minute couples’ massage at Spa at The Essex, including daily spa access for two, a $100 credit toward dinner for two at Junction, breakfast for two at The Tavern and a late check-out at 3 pm, instead of 11 am.

There is also the Bed and Brew Package, which includes overnight accommodations, a featured craft beer provided at check-in, an Essex-branded can cooler that comes with four mystery local craft favorites for you to try, one craft beer flight, with an appetizer in The Tavern, and daily breakfast per person. They also include a map of Vermont state breweries for a self-guided tour.  

The Essex Culinary Resort and Spa offers several on-site restaurants, including Junction Interactive Restaurant, The Tavern, and Lobby Cafe. The Junction is an award-winning dinner experience where your chef also acts as a personal guide to your food and wine options. The seasonally-inspired menu uses fresh ingredients grown and produced locally.

The Tavern is a more casual dining option with ​​entrees, appetizers, desserts, and beverages also made from local products, and the Lobby Cafe offers cakes, pastries, and sandwiches. 

One of the more popular activities to partake in while staying at The Essex is the cooking classes. They offer a knife skills workshop, a cake decorating class, and/or a class on how to put a meal together. The Spa at Essex has plenty of spa treatments including mud masque detox, the ultimate Zen massage, anti-aging revitalizing wrap, and real relaxation massage, as well as various stone massages. 

In addition to the cooking classes and spa, guests can play tennis, golf, and/or lawn games and get set up with excursions outside the resort. Depending on the time of year, you can book a hot air balloon ride, or go paragliding, ziplining, hiking, biking. Enjoy Segway rentals, boat tours, paddleboards, and fishing trips, as well as sled dog tours, snowmobiling, skiing and snowboarding, snow tubing, ice skating, and sleigh rides.

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THE WOODSTOCK INN & RESORT

This pet-friendly resort is a favorite for couples who like to travel with their furry family members. The Woodstock Inn and Resort features 142 rooms and suites, farm-fresh cuisine, a LEED-certified spa, a gift shop, two restaurants, a golf course, gardens, and an athletic club. 

The Woodstock Inn and Resort has a Reset Romance package, which includes luxury accommodation for as many nights as you wish, a complete country breakfast daily for two, and a champagne amenity. 

During the winter months, guests can take part in skiing and snowboarding, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, and fat biking. As it warms up, you can find guests fly fishing, mountain biking, hiking, swimming, tennis, fitness classes, falconry, and more. 

The spa offers several massage therapy options, multi-layered body treatments, reflexology, reiki, facial therapies, manicures and pedicures, tinting, makeup, and waxing. 

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RABBIT HILL INN

Designed around romance and luxury, the Rabbit Hill Inn features 19 rooms for guests, with most having working fireplaces and/or views of the White Mountains.

Rabbit Hill Inn encourages guests to disconnect from the outside world. You won’t notice any TVs or phones in your room, instead, there are two telephone rooms available. All guest rooms come with amenities such as toiletries from the world-famous Elemis Spa collection, luxury bathrobes, magnified make-up mirror, fluffy Italian towels by Mascioni, a drip brew coffee maker, and WiFi.

This bed and breakfast caters to couples, and you’ll find several packages, like the Romantic Getaway Add-On Package, where you can upgrade a regular stay with sparkling wine, fine Vermont chocolates, and an intimate three-course dinner for two.

There is also the “Do Not Disturb” Honeymoon Package – 3 days or 5 days – stay. They both include a full candlelit breakfast & afternoon tea and pastry, a  three-course dinner, two 1-hour massages, a private couples massage, a dozen roses and fine Vermont chocolate, sparkling wine with the addition of His & Hers full-length Rabbit Hill Inn bathrobes, for keeps, with the 5-day stay.

The A Loving Touch package comes with a dozen red roses, a chilled bottle of champagne, fine chocolates, as well as a classic “I love you” gift. The Sweets & Spirits include a box of chocolates and a fine dessert wine, while the Champagne Picnic For Two package is put together with a blanket, a list of romantic picnic spots, and a returnable picnic basket stuffed with champagne, bottled water, and lunch for two with cheese & crackers, sandwiches on homemade focaccia bread, fresh fruit, and homemade dessert. 

Rabbit Hill Inn can help you create the perfect trip with different activities, adventures, shopping, and day trip recommendations. The Inn also offers card and board games, horseshoes, shuffleboard, a library, and a parlor. Throughout the grounds, you can walk through the gardens, take a hike through the woods, or hike to a waterfall then cool off in the spring-fed pool. You can also go stargazing after the sun goes down. 

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STONE HILL INN

This cozy, inviting inn specializes in curating the perfect trip for a romantic getaway with your favorite person. There are nine rooms at Stone Hill Inn that feature a king bed, fireplace, a separate back door to the gardens, a two-person Jacuzzi, shower, and dual sinks. A sunlit breakfast is also included with your stay. 

The couples packages include the Signature Romance 2-Night Package, which includes a 60-minute couples massage in the privacy of your room, dinner for two at Michael’s on the Hill, a dozen long-stem roses, a bottle of champagne, chocolate truffles, and a late checkout. The Romantic Getaway 1-Night Package comes with chocolate truffles, a bottle of champagne and a late check-out. The Stone Hill Inn can also put together picnic adventures, brewery tours, and private yoga classes.

If you’re staying during the winter months, you can go skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, and snowshoeing. You can take a sleigh ride or sled dog tour, as well as ice skating. As it warms up and on into the fall, you can experience hiking, canoeing, kayaking, paddle boarding, swimming, 

If you’re planning a wedding, elopement, proposal, or a special anniversary, Stone Hill Inn will help make your special occasion as perfect as can be.  

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THE INN ON PUTNEY ROAD

The Inn on Putney Road is an award-winning bed and breakfast that features six uniquely-designed and decorated rooms and suites, and includes a gourmet breakfast.

During your stay, you can enjoy a billiard table, concierge services and free parking, a second-floor sunroom/sitting room overlooking the gardens, a large guest living room with a fireplace, and a conservatory. You also have direct access to 18 miles of trails, bodies of water, a wildlife sanctuary, and perennial gardens with several fountains. Guests can also use binoculars, games and activities, DVDs, and a book library.   

The Inn on Putney Road offers packages aimed at making your romantic getaway even more special. The Say It With Flowers comes with a fresh bouquet of locally grown flowers. The Romance Package includes a bouquet of roses or your favorite flowers, a chilled bottle of champagne or wine, and locally made gourmet chocolates. They can also set you up with a picnic adventure. 

The area surrounding the bed and breakfast is as charming as it is beautiful. There are dozens of trails for hiking or cross-country skiing, and you can walk over the Creamery Covered Bridge, an 80-foot-long bridge built-in 1879. There is the Harris Hill Ski Jump and the Living Memorial Park Snow Sports Ski Area, where you can ski or snowboard. You can also check out the New England Center for Circus Arts and/or the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center. 

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THE PITCHER INN

Combining luxury and relaxation, The Pitcher Inn is an ideal spot to spend a memorable getaway. This adult-only inn offers guests uniquely decorated rooms for couples to enjoy. They offer several packages, depending on the season. 

Couples can enjoy the Vermont Refresh Package, which includes two nights in one of their luxury-themed rooms, two 75-minute deep-tissue massages, dinner for two in the farm-to-table restaurant, and a bottle of champagne, as well as a bouquet of fresh flowers. 

There are plenty of activities to do in and around The Pitcher Inn including kayaking, fishing, hiking, golfing, horseback riding, skiing and snowboarding, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, sleigh rides, and more. 

The Pitcher Inn is across the street from the famous Warren Store. The store is renowned for its shopping, local craft beers, deli, and bakery, and you can charge your purchases to your room. You can also visit the Edgewater Art Gallery. 

The inn has won awards for its wine cellar and offers fresh farm-to-table dining experiences. You can choose to eat in The Main Dining Room or Tracks. Both offer mouth-watering food and excellent drink options. 

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THE INN AT ROUND BARN FARM

The Inn at Round Barn Farm is a bed and breakfast that is nestled between mountains on 245 acres of land.  Being one of the only round barns left in Vermont, The Inn at Round Barn Farm is a unique and historical destination for guests. 

Guestrooms at Round Barn include Tempurpedic beds, down comforters, individually-controlled heat and air conditioning, toiletries, and cozy robes. The luxury rooms come with a gas fireplace and a glass-enclosed shower or oversize whirlpool tub. If you’re traveling with your significant other, the Inn at Round Barn Farm offers a Vermont Romance Package that includes a bouquet of seasonal flowers, a bottle of sparkling wine, and local artisanal chocolates.

The inn is beautiful all year long. Throughout the property where the inn is located, you can find five ponds, flower gardens, fields, meadows, and woods. The trails that run throughout the grounds are great for hiking during the warmer months and snowshoeing during the winter months.

The Farmhouse on site was built in the 19th century and converted to accommodations in 1986. The lower level of The Farmhouse is used as a game room containing an antique pool table, a television with a DVD player and surround sound bar, a collection of DVDs, games, and a library.

Something special Round Barn offers is an outdoor flatbread oven. The Round Barn has a certified organic garden that they use for guest meals. 

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BEST VERMONT RESORTS FOR FAMILIES

BEST VERMONT RESORTS FOR FAMILIES
Courtesy of Castle Hill Resort & Spa

Vermont isn’t just for romance, it’s perfect for families too. There are tons of super safe indoor and outdoor activities that are exciting and memorable for all ages. Whether it’s taking a family ski or snowboard lesson or going for a hike amongst the color-changing leaves, Vermont will help you feel more connected as a family. 

CASTLE HILL RESORT & SPA

Surrounded by vibrant gardens and lush forests of pine trees, The Castle Hill Resort and Spa offers several multi rooms, with enough space to accommodate the whole family.

The 3-bedroom condo sleeps up to 10 people comfortably. There is 2,200 square feet of living space, featuring a king bedroom with a walk-in wardrobe and a master bath with a two-person jetted tub and a walk-in tiled shower. There is a fully equipped kitchen, a living and dining room, and a loft and terrace. There is also a second bedroom with a queen bed and an adjoining den, including a queen pull-out sofa, and the third bedroom with two twin beds and a ¾ bath. There is also a washer and dryer.

The 2-bedroom condo features much of the same, but with 1450 square feet of living space and sleeps up to 8 comfortably, with one less bedroom. The 1-bedroom condo sleeps up to 4 comfortably and has 1,100 feet of living space. 

The Castle Dining Room features French-inspired American cuisine using local produce and high-quality meat. For the adults, there is a spa as well as a fitness center, and for the family, there is a swimming pool on site. There is also a library for guests to enjoy. 

Outside of the resort, families can enjoy experiences such as exploring Okemo State Forest and Plymouth State Park. In Okimo, you can hike to waterfalls, and in Plymouth, you can rent paddle boards, kayaks and canoes, hang out on the beach and walk along the Vista Trail. There is also a playground and picnic areas. You can visit the Vins Nature Center, where you can learn about rehabbing injured and sick animals and hike some nature trails.

Sugarbush Farm and Billing Farm and the museum offer farm experiences and taste-testing cheeses. Another family fun activity is going to the Adventure Zone. Adventure Zone features a roller coaster, a challenge course, zipline tours, Segway tours, amp energy big air bag, miniature golf, bungee trampoline, disc golf course, and a climbing wall.  

During the winter months, Okemo Mountain offers slopes for all levels, ski and snowboard lessons, snow tubing, and more. 

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THE LODGE AT SPRUCE PEAK

The Lodge at Spruce Peak is Stowe’s only ski-in, ski-out luxury ski resort. The Lodge offers various accommodations — from classic guest rooms, up to 3-bedroom suites. So no matter what size your family is, you can find the right accommodation for you. 

The resort is surrounded by 2,000 acres of protected land, making it one of the most beautiful resorts in Vermont. During the colder months, you can go ice skating, skiing, snowboarding, snow tubing, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, snow biking, ice climbing, sleigh rides, dog sledding, swimming in a heated pool, and snowmobiling. 

Once it warms up, families can enjoy hiking, biking, swimming, kayaking, paddle boarding, climbing and bouldering, and horseback riding. The resort can also set your kids up with a variety of local kids camps. If you’re into playing golf, The Lodge at Spruce Peak has a gorgeous mountain golf course with challenging terrain.

Spruce Peak offers dozens of dining options like the Tipsy Trout, Alpine Hall, The Pantry and Beanery, Spruce Peak to Go, The WhistlePig Pavilion, Zamboni’s Creemees & S’Mores, and Aqua Pool Bar.

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THE MOUNTAIN TOP INN & RESORT

As you may have guessed, Mountain Top Inn and Resort is perched on top of a mountain, offering guests sweeping views of lakes and forests. Surrounded by 700 acres of private land, this resort is unforgettable. There are lodge rooms such as Classic Lodge Rooms, Luxury Lodge Rooms, and Lodge Suites. There are also cabins and guest houses of varying sizes and pricing, so finding the perfect fit for your family won’t be hard. 

The dining experience at Mountain Top Inn and Resort is just as magical as the view. There is a tavern and restaurant on site, where you can choose to sit inside, or outside when the weather is warmer. Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner, the chefs use locally grown produce and herbs to complete each mouth-watering meal. Mountain Top Inn and Resort offers a children’s menu, as well as options to take food to-go so you can have a scenic picnic. 

Whether you’re looking to fill your day with family-friendly activities or do absolutely nothing, Mountain Top will help you create your perfect vacation. During the winter months, you can go on a sleigh ride, go cross country skiing, downhill skiing and snowboarding, ice skating, snowshoeing, sledding, snowmobiling, and winter hiking. There is also a hot tub to help warm you up after enjoying the winter wonderland that is Vermont.

As it warms up, you can take the family horseback riding, clay bird shooting, on a pontoon boat ride, rent kayaks and paddle boards, and/or go swimming in the pool or lake. You can enjoy fishing or play tennis, golf or disc golf as well as volleyball. You can also explore over 30 miles of trails. 

There is a spa and salon on-site if you’re in need of some rest and relaxation. The spa offers massages, hot stone massages, facials, waxing, manicures, and pedicures, as well as hair styling services. There is a sauna onsite, where teens can be accompanied by an adult. 

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CLAY BROOK HOTEL

The Clay Brook Hotel is associated with Sugarbush Ski Resort. There are various rooms and suites, some with up to five bedrooms, and even pet-friendly options. In addition, Clay Brook Hotel can provide grocery service and the use of a playpen upon request. 

Here you’ll find a health and recreation center that features an indoor and outdoor pool, along with hot tubs, cardio equipment and free weights, indoor and outdoor tennis courts, squash, racquetball, a rock gym, half-court basketball, and a Kids Adventure Zone. Fitness classes are also available. 

There are an endless amount of activities to enjoy all year long. If you visit during the spring, summer and fall, you can go biking, take a guided tour, go hiking, swimming, rock wall climbing, or take a scenic lift ride or play on the bungee trampoline. There are summer camps available for kids, including a golf camp, a mountain biking camp, and an adventure camp. There is even a mini-camp for kids ages 4-7.

Once the snow starts to fall, you can go skiing and snowboarding, take a lesson, or go snowshoeing. 

There are several dining options while staying at Clay Brook Hotel. You can check out the Rumbles Bistro and Bar, The Sugar Shack, The Lunch Box, Fit to be Thai’d, and Hogan’s Pub. 

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SMUGGLERS’ NOTCH RESORT

Smugglers’ Notch Resort is one of the top destinations for families all year long.

Set up as different “villages,” you can choose from accommodations that have 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 bedroom condominium options. All condos are within walking distance or provide shuttle service to all the resort amenities. All condos include fully equipped kitchen facilities, cable TV, telephones, internet access, linens, cookware, dishware, glassware, utensils, and in-home or in-building access to laundry facilities, as well as daily maid service when requested. 

Smugglers’ Notch offers different dining options to satisfy everyone’s palate. They include Green Mountain Deli and Cafe, The Hearth and Candle, Morse Mountain Grille, The Perk, Village Pizzeria, Ben and Jerry’s, and more. 

Smugglers’ Notch is probably best known for their skiing and snowboarding. They offer private lessons, group lessons, and multi-week programs, and there is also a ski and snowboard club. There is also childcare and babysitting services available. 

During the winter months, you can enjoy snowshoeing, dog sledding, visit the Winter Carnival, ice fishing, and more. As the snow starts to melt, you can hike Mount Mansfield, the highest peak in Vermont, or play games like basketball, volleyball, mini-golf, zip-lining, and swimming. 

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TOPNOTCH RESORT

Topnotch Resort sits at the base of Stowe Mountain, and here guests can choose from rooms and suites or private resort homes. Depending on the size of your family, Topnotch has the right fit for you.

Rooms range from deluxe and premier to an executive room with king or queen beds, and suites come with larger living space with a deck or fireplace. Resort homes come with either 2 or 3 bedrooms sleeping 6-7 people comfortably. The homes features full kitchens, making it easy for your family to enjoy meals at home if you wish.

Topnotch Resort guests can dine at The Roost for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The restaurant is open daily from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., and you’ll find meals made from the freshest local ingredients. They also offer a menu devoted to kids. 

Topnotch Resort is home to a world-class tennis academy, a spa, indoor and outdoor pools that are family-friendly, as well as an equestrian center. There is a game room for kids and teens, as well as younger child care services upon request. There is also hiking and biking, badminton and bocce ball. 

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THE EQUINOX

The Equinox offers rooms and suites located in three separate buildings. There is the Equinox Resort, The Orvis Inn, and the Historic 1811 House. All the rooms are designed for comfort and luxury. The fully furnished homes are perfect if you’re traveling with family or taking an extended vacation. 

The Equinox is exciting and beautiful no matter what time of year you’re staying. They offer dozens of adventures, like the Land Rover Driving School, which takes you off-roading while teaching you the basics of expedition-style driving. You can learn skills for driving in terrains such as steep ascents and descents, side-tilts, log and water crossings, rock crawls, and boulders. How fun is that?!

While on vacation, you can also experience falconry, fly fishing, a shooting range, boating, a climbing wall, golf and tennis, and most people’s favorite, a hike with Jay and Cooper, 2 four-legged guides. Hiking, biking, horseback riding, and walking and jogging trails are all also easily accessible from the resort. When winter rolls around, you can find other guests and families enjoying downhill skiing and snowboarding, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, sleigh rides, ice skating, tubing, dog sled rides, and snowmobile tours. 

The spa onsite offers massages, facials, waxing, manicures, pedicures (offered for kids and teens as well), aromatherapy, and reflexology. There are fitness classes and a 24-hour fitness center open to guests. 

There are various dining experiences onsite including The Chop House, Marsh Tavern, Falcon Bar, and Dormy Grill. The Chop House is more of a fine dining experience, while the Marsh Tavern offers drinks and bites. The Falcon Bar offers ​​50 varieties of wine & single-malt scotches, and the Dormy Grill specializes in cocktails and light snacks. 

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KILLINGTON GRAND RESORT

As Killington’s only full-service mountainside hotel, the Killington Grand Resort is a great way to spend a family vacation. There are 1,2 and 3-bedroom suites, as well as classic hotel rooms and studios. All accommodations feature bathroom amenities, fresh linens and daily maid service, along with rollaway beds, if needed.

If you’re more of an outdoor family, Killington Grand Resort also offers camping!

Killington is known for its skiing and snowboarding, but in the warmer months, Killington becomes a mountain bikers’ haven, with a bike park on-site. You can also go hiking, play golf, or visit Woodward. At Woodward, you and the family can challenge yourselves on different courses or challenge yourself to the “best terrain park in the East” while skiing or snowboarding. There are ATV tours, live music during the summer months, and swimming. You can also sign your kids up for summer camps, including Little Explorers (Age 4-5), Junior Explorers (Age 6-7), Active Explorers (Age 8-9), And The Rek & Trek Adventure Camp. 

Killington Grand offers several spa services if you need to take a break from all the adventure at the resort. The spa offers different massage therapies, including for kids and teens! 

After all the activities you participate in, you’ll need to fuel up. Onsite you can find multiple dining establishments including Preston’s, Clubhouse Grill, Peak Lodge, Snowshed Foodcourt, Bistro Food Truck, Subie Shack, Snowshed Umbrella Bar, and the Grand Cafe. 

FIELD GUIDE LODGE

Field Guide Lodge offers various room types and sizes, as well as suites and ADA-approved rooms. Rooms are either set in “The Lodge” or the “Trail House.” Amenities include bath amenities from Lather, Tivoli radios with Bluetooth and USB charging outlets, 40″ LED Smart TVs with Apple TV, in-room refrigerators, waffle kimono robes, and complimentary daily housekeeping services.

On-site you can find a guest lounge with a crackling fireplace, vintage games, and lots of hanging-out space, a seasonally heated pool and hot tub, a fire pit area near the pool, Vermont craft beer, California wines, Kombucha, and teas, as well as snacks — like popcorn and pretzels. 

Of course, skiing and snowboarding are one of the top activities to take part in when you’re staying at Field Guide Lodge, but you can also go dog sledding, snowmobiling, ice skating, snow tubing, sledding, and more. As the snow melts, you can go hiking, biking, kayaking or paddle boarding, swimming, and shopping.

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TRAPP FAMILY LODGE

The Trapp Family Lodge is an Austrian-inspired luxury mountain resort set in the heart of Vermont. There are nearly 100 rooms and suites in the Main Lodge, 18 Villas, and 100 Guest House chalets that can perfectly accommodate a family of any size, including families who like to travel with their furry family members. 

There are endless activities at the Trapp Family Lodge. You can go mountain biking, hiking, skiing, and snowboarding, or take different tours throughout the surrounding towns. You can sign your kids up for camp if you’re staying during the summer.

The camp includes sing-a-longs, kite flying, fishing, arts and crafts, nature hikes, farm animal walks, and a rock-climbing wall. There is a fitness center onsite where you can take classes or book massages. You can also take baking, painting, and music classes. 

Trapp Family Lodge is proud to offer farm-to-table style dining. You can choose from a few different establishments like The Dining Room, Bierhall, The Lounge, Kaffeehaus, Slayton Pasture Cabin, and The Wine Cellar.  The Trapp Family Lodge is one of the most unique Vermont resorts, and you’re sure to have an amazing time.

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