When you're on a weekend trip to Vermont, whether it's with the family, for business, or with someone you love, choosing the right hotel is important. The local activities, setting, on-site amenities and other factors can make the difference. To meet that need, Vermont's hotels and motels serve the whole gamut of tastes, budgets, and needs. From the chic restaurants and galleries of Bennington and Brattleboro, VT in the south to the deep woods and outdoor adventures of the Northeast Kingdom, Vermont has lodgings for people who come to ski, swim, hunt, fish, dine, shop, and enjoy all the many great things to do in the Green Mountain State.
Vermont is home to the Green Mountain National Forest, which stretches north from the Massachusetts border to near Middlebury, VT, welcoming visitors year-round for snow sports, hiking, camping, leaf peeping, and more. Central Vermont is a place of great natural beauty and includes towns such as Montpelier – the capitol of Vermont - Rutland, Bradford, Woodstock, Killington, and many more. National byways and scenic drives take you to the most-loved corners of the region. When the winter rolls around, get a sleigh ride in Chittenden, VT or find plenty of skiing, snowboarding, and snowshoeing in Killington, VT. Try horseback riding in Waitsfield, VT at Mad River Valley or dive into apple pleasures up Route 100 in Waterbury Center, VT.
In the northwest corner of Northern Vermont, you’ll find Lake Champlain and Burlington, a university city of dynamic cultural attractions. Stowe, VT is a 200-year-old village near Mount Mansfield, which is Vermont's highest peak. Stowe is reminiscent of European mountain resorts, with celebrations all year and family-friendly deals. It is consistently rated tops by international travelers.
On the opposite side of the state is the Northeast Kingdom, a forested area of small towns, farms, abundant lakes, outdoor sports, and picturesque views. Newport, VT, a small lakeside city near the Canadian border, is a hub of entertainment and outdoor adventures, both on the water and off.
Of course, both areas are prime for great things to do - skiing and snowboarding in the winter, and swimming, fishing, or boating on the many lakes and swimming holes in warm seasons.
Southern Vermont has it all: ski resorts, shopping, beautiful village greens, cozy inns, fall foliage, and a scattering of historic covered bridges. Stratton, Bromley, Magic Mountain, and Mount Snow offer winter activities, and many have warm-weather fun for kids and families. Shopping venues run from intimate settings, like the Apple Barn in Bennington, VT, to the high-end outlets of Manchester, VT. An easy drive from New York City, southern Vermont is graced with wonderful fall foliage and all the pleasures of the Green Mountain state: interesting towns like Brattleboro, Wilmington, Bennington, Arlington, and Manchester, VT; ski areas that also offer warm weather family fun; sophisticated shopping; art and history museums.