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Vermont horse-drawn sleigh rides make a fun outing for family or romance

Come take a ride on an open horse drawn sleight over the frosty Vermont countryside. It is an experience like nothing you've done before. Jingle-bell harnesses and hot chocolate ofter added to the mix. Looking for a romantic getaway within a romantic getaway? You found it.

700 Trapp Hill Road Stowe, VT, 05672 Phone: 802-253-8511 Toll-Free: 800-826-7000

The horse knows the way

Carriages, sleighs, and wagons pulled by magnificent draft horses may be the greatest all weather, all terrain vehicles in the north country. Here they’re just part of the year round fun and enchantment and a wonderful way to see the 2,500 acre landscape and the sights beyond this mountaintop paradise. Experience real horse power as you travel through snow covered fields, on well worn pathways, through wide open fields or the backwoods during a maple sugaring adventure. Once landed you’ll have the Lodge and all its amenities to enjoy with the whole family. Great European inspired cuisine, delicious sweets and robust lagers from the brewery make this a delicious getaway with all the “trapp-ings” and your own horse drawn vehicle to move you at just the right pace.

92 Main Street Grafton, VT, 05146 Phone: 802-234-8718

Just hear those sleigh bells ringaling in Grafton

A sleigh ride at the historic and romantic Grafton Inn is one of winter’s great pleasures. With majestic mountain scenery and the peace and beauty of falling snow, you’re in for a special treat. Enjoy renown hospitality and great food then head to Grafton Ponds, the Inn’s year-round recreational center which offers sleigh rides on its 2000 acre trail network. Snuggle up and enjoy an adventure with friends and family like no other. You can also take on some Nordic skiing on groomed trails and the backcountry, and there’s 10k of snowshoeing, a biathlon course, and a 600-foot snow tubing hill, along with a myriad of special events and programs. Sleigh rides are also offered by other local stables nearby.

195 Mountain Top Road Chittenden, VT, 05737 Phone: 802-483-2311

The quintessential Vermont experience

Mountain Top Inn & Resort is set on 350 private acres, at the top of a mountain, overlooking a 740 acre lake and the Green Mountain range – we offer perhaps one of the most scenic horse drawn sleigh rides you will experience anywhere. Through meadows and woods with sweeping views and a hot cocoa in-hand, our sleigh will transport you through the quintessential Vermont winter experience. For pricing, schedule and information please call 802.483.2311.

Stratton Mountain Ski Area

Stratton Mountain Road Stratton Mountain, VT, 05155 Phone: 802-297-2200

97 trails; 15 glades; 5 terrain parks; 625 skiable acres; cross-country skiing; snowshoeing; 2,003-foot drop; annual snowfall 15 feet; 95% snowmaking

Skiing & Snowboarding -- Located on the highest peak in southern Vermont, Stratton offers a Great Snow Guarantee: credit toward another day if you are not happy with your first hour of skiing or riding. Eleven lifts include a gondola to the summit and four high-speed chairs; this is considered the fastest fleet of lifts in New England. Readers of Ski magazine rate Stratton in the Top 10 for every aspect of the sport that you can name.
Everything Else -- Stratton Village has a variety of lodgings, including luxury condos; shops and restaurants; a remodeled lodge; child care; sports center with tennis and pool, fitness classes and massage. Lots of outlet shopping in the nearby town of Manchester.