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07/7/2017
Events

What You Need to Know About Killington Oktoberfest!

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You don’t need to travel to Munich for a great Oktoberfest celebration. Since 2015, Killington Resort has celebrated German culture with an Oktoberfest extravaganza! Listen to fantastic live music, indulge in some delicious brats, and (of course) enjoy refreshing German beer. Oktoberfest is typically held the second weekend of October and lasts for two days. So grab a beer stein and pull up your lederhosen for Killington Oktoberfest! Are you searching for more great events like Killington Oktoberfest? Download our free Vacation Guide! We’ve listed our favorite annual events in

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06/30/2017
Day Trip

Take a Day Trip to the Coolidge Homestead

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Vermont is a haven for anyone interested in U.S. history. From Hildene, the summer home of the Lincoln family, to sites of historic battlefields to the birthplaces of two presidents, we are lucky to be surrounded by such history. An example of this is the Coolidge Homestead. Less than 20 minutes from Killington, VT, is the birthplace of our 30th President: Calvin Coolidge. This 600-acre site includes the hillside cemetery where President Coolidge is now buried, the Union Christian Church, a general store, schoolhouse, as well as other historic houses.

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06/23/2017
Killington Vermont

The Ultimate Guide to the Killington World Cup

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The FIS World Cup is returning to Killington, Vermont this year! Some of the best ski racers in the world will be competing for the famous Crystal Globe over the course of Thanksgiving weekend. Killington Resort, a beautiful ski resort close to many of our rental properties, will be hosting the event as they have in previous years. In 2016, the Killington World Cup attracted 30,000 spectators – and more are expected to attend this year! Whether you’re a dedicated fan of competitive skiing or are new to the sport,

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06/16/2017
Breweries

7 of the Best Breweries in Vermont

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Did you know that Vermont has more craft breweries per capita than any other state in the country? For many Vermont residents, beer is more than just a delicious beverage – it’s an art. Attention is paid to every detail of the brewing process, from the ingredients to the bottling process. Whether you’re a connoisseur of craft beer or a casual drinker just looking to cool off, you need to visit these incredible breweries in Vermont. After you’re done checking out our favorite breweries in Vermont, head to one of

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06/9/2017
Activities

Everything You Need to Know about the Vermont Challenge

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Attention cyclists: the dates of the 2017 Vermont Challenge have been announced! From August 17 to 20, join other riders from across the U.S. and Canada in a tour through south and central Vermont. Enjoy the picturesque countryside, the quaint historic villages, and the incredible views during your journey. Strap on your helmet and pump up your tires for the Vermont Challenge! Looking for places to visit before you take off on the Vermont Challenge? Download our free Vacation Guide! We’ve listed the best restaurants and shops to stop by

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06/2/2017
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Why You Need to Visit the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Park

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Vermont residents are passionate about land conservation and environmentalism. Nowhere is that more apparent than The Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Park, just outside of Woodstock, VT. It opened in 1998 and was the first national park in Vermont. While the name may be a mouthful, the park’s importance cannot be overstated. The park pays tribute to local conservationists and environmentalists who dedicated much of their time to protecting our beautiful land. Today, visitors can learn about this history as they explore the grounds, the famous mansion, the carriage house, and many other incredible

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05/26/2017
Day Trip

Why You Need to Explore Coolidge State Park

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A trip to Coolidge State Park in Vermont is like taking a trip back in time. You’ll see the park as it was when it was first created in the 1930s. The park, named for President Calvin Coolidge, is flanked by the eastern sections of Calvin Coolidge State Forest. Calvin Coolidge State Forest is the biggest in the state, and Coolidge State Park, which serves as its recreational center, is also the biggest state park in Vermont. Just a 20-minute drive from Killington, VT, this park is a perfect day

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05/18/2017
Day Trip

Explore the Stunning Trails at Mount Peg in Woodstock, VT

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About 30 minutes outside of Killington is the quaint town Woodstock. Though Woodstock is small, its residents are passionate about environmental preservation and protection. Nowhere is this clearer than Mount Peg, a small hiking spot right outside of the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historic Park. Once used as a country club, Mount Peg in Woodstock, VT is now a stunning hiking trail that is perfect for casual hikers to more experienced trail explorers. Looking for more sites like Mount Peg in Woodstock, VT? Download our free Vacation Guide. In it, you’ll find

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05/12/2017
Things to do

Why You Need to Check Out Hildene

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Lovers of history and architecture should not miss Hildene on their next trip to Killington, VT. Hildene, also known as the Lincoln Family Home, is the former summer home of Robert Todd Lincoln, the eldest son of President Abraham Lincoln. The home is located in Manchester, Vermont, which is an hour outside of Killington. The estate is comprised of 412 acres and features a main house, gardens, trails, and a farm that produces cheese. It’s a great place to visit if you’ve got a family or want to take a

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05/4/2017
Things to do

Everything You Need to Know About the VINS Nature Center

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If you’re looking for an activity that’s sure to please all the nature lovers in your family, look no further than VINS Nature Center. VINS, short for Vermont Institute of Natural Science, is a nonprofit organization. Its focus is on environmental education, research, and avian rehabilitation. Their headquarters, the VINS Nature Center, is located about 40-minutes away from Killington, Vermont in the town of Quechee. Whether you’re a passionate bird lover or looking for some beautiful hiking trails you need to check out the VINS Nature Center. For more museums

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04/26/2017
Things to do

5 of the Coolest Attractions at the Montshire Museum of Science

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Are you interested in science and technology? If so, a trip to the Montshire Museum of Science should be in your plans! This hands-on museum is located in Norwich, Vermont and features more than 140 exhibits relating to the natural and physical sciences. It’s one of the busiest museums in New England and has attracted more than a million visitors since its opening in 1976! Here are some of the things you’ll see at the Montshire. Learn more about the Montshire Museum of Science when you download our free vacation guide.

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04/21/2017
Events

Your Guide to the Best Vermont Symphony Orchestra Events

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Are you a fan of orchestral, choral, or chamber music? If so, you need to attend a concert by the Vermont Symphony Orchestra! It’s the oldest state-assisted orchestra in the country and presents around 40 live shows each year. Whether in a historic building or beautiful outdoor venue, the Orchestra provides affordable, high-quality performances to the public throughout the state of Vermont. Here are some of the VSO’s most anticipated upcoming events. Learn more about the Vermont Symphony Orchestra when you download our free vacation guide. It’s full of recommendations

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