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Vermont waterfront and lake resorts offer water sports and fun family activities

Waterfront lodgings and hotels on Champlain and other Vermont lakes tend to be lavish, with access to swimming, fishing, boating, water skiing, and wind surfing. VT resorts on the waterfronts may offer equipment and lessons. It is a fun family outdoor vacation.

at Tyson, on Route 100, 2 Dublin Road Ludlow, VT, 05149 Phone: 802-228-8602 Toll-Free: 800-356-6844

A scenic waterfront lodging in the heart of the Green Mountains

History, scenery and a shimmering Echo Lake meet in this picture perfect setting in Vermont’s lake district. Take a row boat or canoe out on a sunlit afternoon. Fish on the nearby Black River. Or sit a spell on the front porch with your favorite book or beverage. This charming country inn is open year round and offers 23 rooms, some with private Jacuzzi and fireplace, a family suite, and 7 condos. Most rates include full breakfast. Relax in the hot tub or outdoor pool or play some tennis. You’re just 5 minutes from Okemo and there’s golf, skiing, sleigh rides, hiking, biking and horseback riding nearby. Across the street, a white steepled church reminds you you’re in New England.

1 Clubhouse Road Fairlee, VT, 05045 Phone: 802-333-4311 Toll-Free: 800-423-1211

Lake Morey Resort is Waterfront Paradise

This grand waterfront lodging and vacation paradise features 130 guest rooms and suites with stunning views of the lake and some with balconies. Our fully furnished Lakeside Cottages can be rented weekly with 1 to 5 bedrooms, kitchen, dining area and living room, washer and dryer, satellite TV, and each its own private beach and dock. Year round waterfront activities include swimming, boating, Nordic skating, and pond hockey. Organized guest activities and a full array of seasonal recreational amenities are yours to experience. Enjoy 18 holes on the championship golf course, fine dining, and evening entertainment or simply sit and catch the plaintive call of the loon. Picturesque and nature blessed, Lake Morey Resort is the perfect waterfront setting for weddings, conferences, family reunions and getaway vacations.

793 VT Route 5A South Westmore, VT, 05860 Phone: 802-525-4123 Toll-Free: 800-594-9102

A Lakeside Retreat with a Green Mountain backdrop

If you think an inn by a lake is only fun in the summer, you need to visit the WilloughVale Inn and Cottages on gorgeous lake Willoughby. It’s true, from your cozy lakeside or lakeview cottage or adorable inn room, you’ll love planning summer, spring and fall activities by the lake Robert Frost called a “fair, pretty sheet of water.” You might use the inn’s kayaks and canoes, go scuba-diving or just read a book in a comfy lounge chair. But winter activities on the lake are fun, too, including cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. Nearby, enjoy dog-sledding, snowmobiling, downhill skiing, skating – even ice-climbing. Or just chill out in your room by the fireplace – or in a double Jacuzzi!