Getaways to Vermont

Getaways to Vermont
Vermont is known for its picturesque mountains and rolling hills. Much of it is rural, with small towns scattered throughout the state. Visitors can enjoy skiing, hiking, fishing and boating at parks like the White Mountain National Forest, Green Mountain National Forest and Calvin Coolidge State Park. Staying at a resort can turn even a short vacation into a memorable getaway.
 

Smugglers' Notch

Smugglers' Notch is a family-oriented winter resort in northern Vermont, about 20 miles east of Burlington. The resort is set up to resemble a quaint village surrounded by mountainous ski slopes. Each neighborhood in the village has its own type of accommodations, ranging from luxury suites to family cabins. Besides skiing, Smuggler's North offers restaurants and lounges, an indoor swimming pool complex, an outdoor skating rink and a family fun center with miniature golf and table tennis. There are also specialized activities for teens and kids, and a baby-sitting service for when parents take to the slopes.

Smugglers' Notch
4323 Vermont 108
Jeffersonville, VT 05464
802-644-8851
smuggs.com

 
 

The Woodstock Inn & Resort

Situated near the center of the state, the Woodstock Inn & Resort combines a romantic inn with world-class skiing. The hotel is a large, country-style building with rooms that feature modern décor and special touches like brick fireplaces, flat-screen televisions and spacious sitting areas. The resort's hills are open to both skiing and snowboarding. Guests can also enjoy the on-site fitness center, golf course and indoor/outdoor tennis facility. The Woodstock Inn & Resort also features a new full-service spa, open as of fall 2010.

The Woodstock Inn & Resort
14 The Green
Woodstock, VT 05091
1-800-448-7900
woodstockinn.com

The Equinox

The Equinox is located within Green Mountain National Forest in southeastern Vermont, about 50 miles northeast of Albany, New York, and just 200 miles north of New York City. Surrounded by the green mountains, the resort includes a public golf course that was constructed in 1926, a large indoor pool, a fitness center and a luxury spa that uses natural treatments such as wildflowers and maple sugar. Guests at the Equinox also have several dining options, from fine steaks and seafood at the Chop House to casual American cuisine at the Colonnade or Dormy Grill.

The Equinox
3567 Main St.
Manchester Village, VT 05255
802-362-4700
starwoodhotels.com

 

Article Written By Dennis Hartman

Dennis Hartman is a freelance writer living in California. His work covers a wide variety of topics and has been published nationally in print as well as online. Hartman holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Syracuse University and a Master of Arts from the State University of New York at Buffalo.

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