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Top 10 Vermont Family Resorts
Creating memories is near the top of the list when it comes to planning a family vacation, and there is no better place to create lasting memories than in the Green Mountains of Vermont. Vermont is nature’s playground between its snowy peaks, rivers and creeks, and adventurous attractions, and a stay at any one of these top Vermont family resorts will put you at the center of the excitement. Spend afternoons fishing with the family or learning to ski. Endure evenings with a casual dinner and sharing fireside stories. No matter your taste, Vermont has a little something for everyone.
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The Mountain Inn

Killington, Vermont

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The Mountain Inn is an all-seasons family getaway where you’ll find a rustic charm and a gracious welcome.

The Mountain Inn has a variety of accommodation choices to fit your family. From deluxe guestrooms, penthouse suites, and balcony mountain view rooms, your stay will be warm and intimate. Santa Fe Steakhouse, located within the inn, is the perfect casual and warm dining experience for a family meal. The heated outdoor pool is a hit with all ages as is the whirlpool and sauna, and kids love the arcade and games in the game room. Of course, a stay at The Mountain Inn puts your family at the heart of all the beauty of Vermont, and there is plenty to explore during your stay. Summertime provides moderate temperatures during the afternoons perfect for fly fishing in the stream or a canoeing adventure. Evenings are the perfect time to stargaze and enjoy the cool breeze. Winter at The Mountain Inn is filled with snowy fun! From alpine skiing, sleigh rides, and snowshoeing, there’s something for everyone!

Address

47 Old Mill Road, Killington, Vermont 05751

Highlights

Spend the evening reconnecting with the family at The Mountain Inn in front of the fireplace in the den or with a movie night in the giant screen TV room.

Related Onsite Offerings

The Mountain Inn provides a complimentary shuttle service to local attractions and lifts. Several lifts are just a short walk from the inn.

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The Inns at Equinox

Manchester, Vermont

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It’s not often a resort offers both luxury and adventure,yet that is exactly what awaits at The Equinox. New England tradition meets sophisticated modern touches at this luxury Vermont resort that boasts a one-of-a-kind family experience. The whole family will marvel in learning to handle birds of prey with the British School of Falconry. At Manchester Hot Glass, watch magnificence come to life from molten glass. And, see how cheese is made at Taylor Cheese Farm. The Equinox’s features lavish guest rooms that are spacious yet intimate as well as townhomes equipped with full kitchens, porches, and beautiful views of the green mountains, and a dormy house, all of which will create a comfortable stay for your family. Regardless of your rooming choice, the whole family will enjoy wireless internet, spa bath essentials, and access to a fitness center, pool, and sauna.

Address

3567 Main Street Route 7A, Manchester Village, VT 05254

Fun facts

The Equinox has been previously operated under many names, including the Marsh Tavern, Thaddeus Munson's New Inn, Widow Black's Inn, and The Orvis Hotel.

Related Onsite Offerings

The Inns at Equinox has five dining options: Chop House, March Tavern, Falcon Bar, Colonnade, and Dormy Grill.

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The Wildflower Inn

Lyndonville, Vermont

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Whether you're family is interested in adventure, relaxation, or a little of both, they'll find it in spades at the beautiful Wildflower Inn!

Authenticity, hospitality, and memorability- these are the tenets The Wildflower Inn was founded on, and which your family will quickly experience. If you're feeling adventurous, The Wildflower is known for its fabulous mountain biking, and there are dozens of nearby trails for you to explore. The lake makes for fantastic swimming and water skiing in the summer, while a stroll through a snow-dusted forest is as peaceful as it gets. When you're done, head inside for a delicious meal and spacious accommodations!

Address

2059 Darling Hill Rd, Lyndonville, VT 05851

Highlights

In the winter, FAT bike through Vermont's famous Kingdom Trails Network! There are over 25 miles of groomed FAT Bike trails waiting for you!

Related Onsite Offerings

Breakfast will fast become your favorite part of the day! Start off with a scone, fresh fruit, yogurt, a wide selection of cereals, and our delicious homemade maple pecan granola. Follow that up with a hearty hot breakfast entrée of your choice, such as pancakes, eggs any style, bacon, sausage, and more!

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The Essex Resort & Spa

Essex, Vermont

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Find your ultimate family getaway at The Essex Resort & Spa. Since 1989 The Essex has been a leader in family fun and relaxation. Set in the lush green expanse between Lake Champlain and the Green Mountains the resort is surrounded by natural beauty while only being a short trip from downtown Burlington.

The Essex Resort and Spa is designed to be an all inclusive family destination. Spread out over their 18 acre property you can take part in a wide range of fun activities. Begin your family fun with a hot air balloon ride to properly take a tour of the surrounding area.The resort specializes in tennis and has high class facilities your family can use to fine tune their skills. Classes and camps that are available during the summer months and help players of all ages. If golf is your family's favorite group activity then schedule a tee time at one of the two full courses that are in proximity to the resort. When your looking to change speed you can take a hike through the over 50 gardens or enjoy biking on the picture perfect trails that wind through the property. Adventure is right around the corner at The Essex with an outdoor adventure area that includes a thrilling zip line, challenging rock climb and fun obstacles to overcome. After a long day of excitement treat your family to the on site spa. They feature a variety of rejuvenating treatments that will replenish energy for your next fun filled day. The accommodations and the customer service at The Essex are second to none. They give you a fun family atmosphere with enough activities and classes on site to fill multiple family getaways.

Address

The Essex, Vermont's Culinary Resort & Spa 70 Essex Way, Essex (Burlington), VT 05452

Highlights

There are two restaurants on site that have something for everyone. The Junction which is a food lover paradise with a evolving menu that utilizes locally sourced food. Also there is The Tavern where they feature a classic menu of pub food.

Related activities

The Essex has a comprehensive cooking program. You and your family can take part in classes that will teach you how to begin cooking or improving the skills you already have.

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Overlook the charming village of Stowe from the hilltops at Mountainside Resort at Stowe. Mountainside Resort at Stowe is the perfect stay for a Vermont family adventure no matter the season. Winter is filled with alpine and cross country skiing, snowshoeing, and discovering the culture and art of the area at countless galleries. Summertime is a beautiful time of year to discover the mountainside terrain. Check out the trails on a bike or a hike. Grab a canoe and paddle down the river or try your hand at some fly fishing in one of the many streams. Back at Mountainside Resort at Stowe, you’re whole family will feel right at home between their outdoor explorations. Their one- to four-bedroom condominium rentals provide privacy and comfort with fireplaces, fully equipped kitchen, and open floor plans with views of the surrounding mountains and forests. The lodge is a fun place to kick back and relax with a dip in the pool or Jacuzzi. Kids especially enjoy the game room and outdoor tennis and basketball courts near the playground.

Address

171 Cottage Club Road, Stowe, VT 05672

Related activities

Mountainside Resort at Stowe is happy to host your family reunion or wedding celebration as well as a holiday away.

Getting there

From the airport and points west, take Route 89 South. From most points south, take Interstate Route 89 North to Exit 10. Get off on Exit 10 and take Route 100 North into Stowe Village (about 15 minutes). Turn left onto Route 108, the Mountain Road. After just 3 miles, turn right onto Cottage Club Road. Mountainside Resort is on the left.

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The Killington Group

Killington, Vermont

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With a huge collection of beautiful private homes, ski-in, ski-out chalets, and spacious condominiums, it's easy to lose track of time in a Killington Group property!

The Killington Group has a vacation rental properties to suit every need and every budget, whether your family is big or small. What's most important to you: opulent onsite amenities, easy access to the many surrounding natural wonders, or a mixture of both? There's certainly a property that's a perfect fit. Inside amenities range from bubbling hot tubs to full kitchens, while many accommodations also have ski-in, ski-out convenience, ideal for the wintertime. However you want to spend your time, you'll be doing it in style in a Killington Group rental!

Address

10 W Park Rd, Killington, VT 05751

Highlights

Make sure you check out the Beast Mountain Coaster, a 4,800-foot-long alpine mountain coaster that twists and turns down the mountain and through the woods!

Fun facts

Call them at 802-422-2300

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Stowe Mountain Lodge

Stowe, Vermont

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Experience the height of luxury at Stowe Mountain Lodge. The lodge’s location amidst the majestic Green Mountain peaks, covered bridges, and crystal clear lakes of Stowe make this luxury mountain lodge the destination for your next Vermont family ski vacation. Mount Mansfield’s 116 trails and 13 lifts set a new standard for winter recreation for the whole family. Solstice Restaurant features artisan cheeses and all-natural meat dishes to fill you up after a day on the slopes. Stowe Mountain Lodge’s six-story lodge features Alpine architecture, bamboo bed linens and goose down comforters for a comfortable stay to fit your family. Expansive glass panels in the lodge’s great room and oversized windows in the suites frame picturesque mountain scenery just waiting to be explored. Rustic elements merge with luxury appointments in multi-level cabins tucked into the mountainside, where handcrafted timbers, local stone accents, and whirlpool soaking tubs – plus the convenient ski-in/ski-out location - create the ultimate mountain retreat.

Address

7412 Mountain Road, Stowe, Vermont 05672

Getting there

From Burlington International Airport, follow Airport Drive and turn left onto US-2/Williston Road. Turn right onto St. George Road, then merge onto I-89 South. Take Exit 10 toward Stowe and turn left onto 100 North. Follow to the center of Stowe Village, then take a left at the flashing stop light onto Route 108 North. Stowe Mountain Lodge will be on your right.

Fun facts

Stowe Mountain Lodge was the first mountain resort to win Audubon International’s coveted Sustainable Community award.

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Smugglers' Notch Resort

Jeffersonville, Vermont

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Ski over miles of snowy trails, soar from the treetops, and enjoy some much needed family time at Smugglers' Notch. You won’t have to travel far for a vacation filled with family fun with all of the activities available at Smuggler’s Notch. From zip line canopy tours to airboarding over the snow, the whole family will find delight. Grab some skates and head to the rink or take snow walking tour of the scenic landscape. Smugglers' Notch also has fun and comfort within the lodging. Their condominiums come in various shapes and sizes and include kitchens, cable, and modern amenities all in a variety of settings. Their nine dining options, including restaurants such as Morse Mountain Grille & Pub or Riga-Bello’s Pizzeria and cafeteria style dining, provide something for everyone. The Funzone Family Entertainment & Recreational Center features an arcade, an obstacle course, a bouncy house and more that will bring a smile to everyone’s face.

Address

4323 Vermont Route 108 South, Smugglers' Notch, VT 05464

Related activities

At Smugglers' Notch, you'll experience Morse, Sterling, and Madonna Mountain that experience approximately 300 inches of snow each year.

Related Onsite Offerings

Smugglers' Notch has fun for everyone including an indoor pool and hot tubs, a teen center, arts and crafts workshops, massage and yoga, a video game room, and more.

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The Woodstock Inn & Resort

Woodstock, Vermont

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+1 (855) 525 - 1256

Every element of your stay at Woodstock Inn and Resort is steeped in country sophistication, luxurious amenities and local pride to create your family’s home away from home. Located in Woodstock, the prettiest small town in America, this spectacular resort showcases Vermont at its finest, from local attractions to regional recreation and cuisine. The Inn’s Suicide Six Ski Area offers great skiing without the crowds, plus a professional ski school, while the onsite Ski Touring Center is home to some of New England’s most scenic cross-country skiing. The whole family will find The Woodstock Inn & Resort to be a luxurious and comfortable stay. Sumptuous meals at The Red Rooster feature specialty cheeses, freshly caught shellfish, and shepherd’s pie made with lamb and local produce. Guestrooms and suites provide spacious living and modern amenities with glassed-in sun porches offer breathtaking views of rolling hills and scenic Vermont countryside.

Address

14 The Green, Woodstock, Vermont 05091

Getting there

Woodstock Inn and Resort is centrally located in New England and is convenient to major highways. Take Interstate 89, which connects Burlington and Boston, or Interstate 91, which runs north from Hartford, Conn., to the resort.

Fun facts

The original Woodstock Inn and Resort was built in 1892. In 1960, Laurance Rockefeller, grandson to John D Rockefeller, was approached to modernize the property. He decided the property was not salvageable and decided to reconstruct the resort.

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Topnotch Resort and Spa

Stowe, Vermont

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World-class amenities meet first-class accommodations at this 120-acre wooded estate in the scenic village of Stowe. You’ll find everything you need for an family Vermont vacation at the Topnotch Resort and Spa. Spacious one- and two-bedroom suites feature cathedral ceilings and the understated elegance of European decor. The Roost serves a contemporary and classic atmosphere, while the elite Topnotch Tennis Center offers lessons with tennis professionals from around the globe. Whether you are looking to spend your vacation hanging out with the family at the resort or discovering the Vermont landscape, Topnotch is the perfect place. Topnotch is surrounded by Vermont’s beauty and an array of outdoor fun. Try out dogsledding or grab your tackle for a family fishing expedition. Of course, skiing and snowboarding are favorites at Topnotch. The resort wants to help you create memories with a plethora of kids programs, family friendly swimming pools, and a game room that is particularly popular with teens.

Address

4000 Mountain Road, Stowe, VT 05672

Getting there

From Burlington International Airport, take I-89 South toward Montpelier. Follow I-89 South and turn left onto Route 100 North. Proceed into the Village of Stowe. Turn left onto Route 108 and continue approximately 4 miles; Topnotch Resort is on your right.

Fun facts

Topnotch Resort and Spa was recently ranked No. 1 in the Northeast and included in the Top Ten Best U.S Tennis Resorts by Tennis Magazine.

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