Vermont mountain resorts are set in a paradise of year-round outdoor fun

Mountain Resorts in Vermont (VT) With its gorgeous mountains, vistas and tradition of kinship with nature, Vermont is a natural choice for a family vacation or a romantic getaway at a mountain resort -- sometimes with a lake also nearby. Vermont;s resorts push the boundaries of unique vacation at the AAA four diamond Equinox Resort and Spa in Manchester, for example, guests can try falconry, archery, and mountain driving in a Land Rover.

Even for people who are not hardcore outdoors-men and -women, the retreat to a Vermont mountain resort is blissfully relaxing and also a fine place to enjoy family time with active kids. Some resorts have kids’ game rooms, children’s programming, pools, and snowboarding terrain parks with slope-side access to family lodges or condos. Mountain resort cabins or cottages and condos also are idea of big gathering like a reunion, wedding, or other celebration.

511 Mountain Road Stowe, VT, 05672 Phone: 802-253-4811 Toll-Free: 866-970-0786

The mountains are calling at Golden Eagle Resort

Stay at Golden Eagle Resort and you'll find everything you're looking for in a mountain vacation. We're located in Stowe, Vermont -- ski capital of the East -- and nestled among the surrounding Green Mountains. You can enjoy all the winter sports at nearby ski resorts, from downhill skiing to snowshoeing. There's even more happening in warm weather months. Hike woodland trails,where you might spy deer, great blue herons, ducks, and sometimes even a moose. Explore on a faster pace with a mountain bike. For less physical fun, tour the Ben & Jerry's Factory, where you can sample their wares at the end. Frolic in our heated indoor and outdoor pools. And it's easy to unwind in our spacious guest rooms. Amenities include jetted tubs, kitchenettes, and private balconies, depending on the room.

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

High on a hill sits a year round playground

This is a wonderland of year-round recreational activity, scenic splendor, and European-inspired accommodations with New England charm. The 2,500 acre natural playground also offers gourmet cuisine, weekly wine tastings, delicious desserts, pastries, and breads from the bakery. There are 96-rooms in the Austrian-style Lodge and one and two bedroom suites with deluxe amenities and striking views of the surrounding areas. Enjoy cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, horse-drawn sleigh rides, snowman contests, and bonfires in the winter months. During the warmer months, there are the magnificent gardens, concerts in the meadow, horse-drawn wagon rides, swimming, tennis and mountain biking and walking trails. The Mountain Kids Club is an activity-filled program for the wee ones. Relax in the fitness center with heated indoor pool, sauna, yoga & exercise classes and a massage sanctuary.

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

Mountain Top Inn & Resort is a four season resort, in central Vermont, just a short drive from Killington. Set on 350 private acres with sweeping views of the Green Mountains and a 740 acre lake, the Resort is one of central Vermont’s most sought after vacation destinations. Offering classic & luxury lodge rooms and suites, luxury cabins and a wide variety of guest houses (many houses & cabins are pet friendly), the perfect get-away awaits you. Relax in the brand new spa or enjoy a wide variety of activities from horseback riding, boating and swimming to Nordic skiing, snowshoeing, sleigh rides and more. The Resort’s Dining Room and Tavern offer creative cuisine and over 12 Vermont craft brews. Any season of the year, the Mountain Top is the perfect escape.

18 South Main Street Stowe, VT, 05672 Phone: 802-253-7301 Toll-Free: 800-253-7302

Resort pleasures in the delicious Green Mountain air

Historic lodging on the National Register assures you that the folks here know what they’re offering. For more than a century, this iconic resort has been headquarters for New England comfort and classic touches with 103 unique rooms, luxury rooms, suites and family suites. You’ll discover two acclaimed restaurants, specialty shops, a year-round heated outdoor pool and Jacuzzi, a game room and fully equipped health club. You’ll enjoy the majestic views that invite you to Vermont’s acclaimed outdoor recreation. Set in the Paradise that is Stowe, the Green Mountain Inn has been voted one of the Top 50 Ski Hotels in North America. Experience what guests from around the world have discovered and returned to over & over.

4323 Vermont Route 108 South Smugglers' Notch, VT, 05464 Phone: 855-814-7325

Summer or winter, you'll love vacationing at Smugglers Notch

Smugglers’ Notch Resort is a very special vacation destination, nestled right in the heart of Vermont’s Green Mountains with spectacular New England scenery at every turn. Accommodations are comfortable condominium homes with fully-equipped kitchens, and most offer air conditioning, fireplaces and balconies with mountain or woodland views. We're surrounded by over 3000 acres of pristine forest, mountain vistas, and the serenity of clear, rushing streams. And there's so much to do here. In the winter we've got skiing on three big mountains, as well as snowboarding & tubing, airboarding, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and ice skating. Enjoy hiking, biking, fishing, tennis, disc golf, guided canoeing and kayaking, or a Segway tour of our resort. We've got eight pools and four water slides, so there's plenty of splashing fun.

171 Cottage Club Road Stowe, VT, 05672 Phone: 802-253-8610 Toll-Free: 866-469-8222

Your own four-season retreat in a picturesque mountain setting!

Nestled on a hillside overlooking the picturesque New England village of Stowe, Vermont, Mountainside Resort offers a unique and reasonably priced, year-round lodging experience for families and small groups on vacation. Units are completely equipped and fully furnished, boasting fireplaces, A/C, private phones, cable TV, DVD players and VCRs. Resort amenities include indoor pool, hot tub, sauna, central laundry, a basketball court and two tennis courts, a playground, and an open field for games. The property is just minutes to excellent skiing, dining and shopping opportunities. There is also a town-wide trolley service available seasonally. Year-round local activities abound: golfing, fishing, boarding, hiking, rock climbing, biking, rollerblading, antiquing, leaf peeping – you can do all of that and more right here.