There is no place better than Killington in New England to escape the ordinary with your loved one. Our Vermont home features an abundance of romantic activities that make for the perfect date night. These activities can be done during the day or in the evening whichever you want to be the perfect date time. Take a look at some date night hotspots you can find over in Killington:
Hike Up to Thundering Falls Trail
Start your date night early with a trip up to Thundering Falls Trail. This nearby hiking trail is the perfect place to catch some of the magnificent sights around Killington. Even if you are not an experienced hiker, you will find the approximate one-mile length of the hike to be more of a walk. However, the trail is isolated from the Appalachian Trail giving you plenty of time to spend alone with your loved one. The actual Thundering Falls is one of the tallest free-falling waterfalls here in Vermont. Feel free to hike up the steep cliff to reach the top where you can find gorgeous views of the area. The more adventurous may wish to continue their hike further up the Appalachian Trail where it will eventually reach Kent Pond. We highly recommend enjoying this date idea during the fall season where the leaves are turning lovely shades of orange and red!
Book a Gondola Ride
Whenever you visit Killington during the summer season you cannot pass up the opportunity to ride the K-1 Express Gondola. While this gondola is used for skiers during the winter season, it is open for romantic rides during the summer. Take your loved one on this exciting gondola that will take you up to Killington Peak, the second highest mountain in the state with an elevation of 4,241 feet. You will find sweeping views of the area below just waiting for you. The K-1 Express Gondola is available during the months of July through October during the hours of 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Tickets can be purchased on site to enjoy this romantic activity.
Visit a Winery
Whenever romance is involved there is often wine usually associated with the activity. You can find plenty of wine in romantic settings when you visit one of the many wineries here in the area. Several wineries are just a short drive away from Killington including La Garagista Winery. This local winery is located just outside Barnard on a beautiful farmland. Not only do they grow terroir for the wine but also a variety of vegetables and fruits that are used for the onsite kitchen. Additional wineries you can visit include Lincoln Peak Vineyard and Fresh Tracks Farm Vineyard & Winery. Enjoy the Vermont wine for a romantic outing! Most wineries in the state are open during the summer season for visits.
Enjoy a Romantic Meal
Killington offers a pleasant selection of locally owned restaurants that are perfect to host a romantic date night. The Foundry at Summit Pond offers classic American cuisine and a full-service bar. This restaurant has been known to be the location to celebrate special occasions right here in Killington. Peppino’s offers a delicious selection of protein, seafood, and pasta at this casual Italian eatery. Enjoy a hearty meal with a loved one as you dine with incredible food. For those looking to find a romantic steakhouse make the short drive over to Southside Steakhouse. This Rutland restaurant features dry aged steaks along with fresh seafood and handcrafted cocktails. Each of these restaurants continue to offer dine-in services with COVID-19 safety protocols so you can enjoy your meal with a peace of mind.
Hit Killington Mountain for Skiing
If you and your loved one are experienced skiers, you will love a date taking on Killington Mountain together. This local peak offers some of the best skiing conditions here on the entire East Coast with plenty of fresh powder. Killington Mountain also sees one of the longest winter seasons for Vermont with the mountain having plenty of snow for two thirds of the year. Take on the slopes together for a peaceful date or get adventurous and tackle the steeper trails. You will love a thrilling date where you and your loved one are pushing each other to the limits on Killington Mountain.
More Romance in Killington
As you can see, there are plenty of ways to spend your date right here in Killington. Each of these romantic activities are just a short distance away from our selection of vacation rentals. Expect to find exclusive homes that feature luxury amenities and privacy that nearby hotels and resorts cannot offer. Make sure to book today before your perfect vacation rental is taken for your trip to Killington.