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

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.

Mountain Resorts in Vermont
Lodge in Summer - Mountain Top Inn & Resort - Chittenden, VT - Photo Credit Gary Hall
Mountain Top Inn & Resort

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

Sweeping mountain views, extensive list of activities make this inn a must

There really are mountains as far as the eye can see from almost everywhere at the Mountain Top Inn & Resort. Set on 700 private acres of country meadows and lush woods, the resort has breathtaking views of the Green Mountains and a crystal-clear 740-acre mountain lake. Resort activities include horseback riding, hiking trails, tennis, lawn games, kayaking, paddleboarding, a fitness room, heated outdoor pool and a private beach. There are cross-country ski and snowshoe trails, ice skating and sleigh rides to warm up your winter. With luxurious lodging options from lodge rooms to cabins and guest houses, and creative cuisine, this really is your idyllic Vermont vacation destination. (Check the website for the latest health- and safety-related practices.)
Spa Bulding - Golden Eagle Resort - Stowe VT
Golden Eagle Resort

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.
Double Room & Fireplace - Green Mountain Inn - Stowe VT
Green Mountain Inn

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

Enjoy the peak of luxury, convenience at elegant country inn

You’ll notice the fresh mountain air right away when you travel to the Green Mountain Inn, and once you check in to your elegant room, suite, apartment or townhouse (many with fireplaces and Jacuzzis) , you’ll notice the breathtaking views. But don’t stop there. Head over to the Stowe Mountain Resort for some world-class skiing or take a scenic drive up Mount Mansfield, Vermont’s highest peak. From the summit, you can take in gorgeous views of lake Champlain and the Adirondacks. In warmer times, go zip-lining or ride the mountain gondola. Other nearby activities include skating, sleigh rides and dog-sledding in the winter, and golf, hiking or seeking out a crystal-clear swimming hole in the spring, summer and fall.
Firepit - Mount Ascutney Resort - A Holiday Inn Club Vacations Getaway - Brownsville, VT
Holiday Inn Club Vacations Mount Ascutney Resort

485 Hotel Road Brownsville, VT, 05037 Phone: 802-484-7711 Toll-Free: 866-591-0448

Make More of your Mountain Stay!

Discover the beauty of Vermont at Holiday Inn Club Vacations® Mount Ascutney Resort. Located at the base of Mt. Ascutney, you’ll find rolling meadows, small streams and dense woodlands to explore in all four seasons with over 30 miles of hiking and biking trails plus alpine skiing, snowshoeing and snow-tubing. The resort features spacious villas with separate bedrooms, fully equipped kitchens and living/dining areas. Plus, there’s extra storage space for your sporting gear. Guests can stay and play at the resort with amenities like a game room, fitness center, tennis courts, racquetball, movie theater and indoor/outdoor pools. Or, venture out to nearby Mt. Sunapee or Killington for the day and then head back to the resort to cozy up by the fire pit overlooking the beautiful Vermont landscape.