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Whether you live or play in Vermont, residents and visitors alike all seem to share a sense of adventure. Our beautiful state offers everything from skiing in the winter season to bungee jumping in the summer! While there are plenty of fun things to do, we highly recommend taking a hike. Picturesque mountain views and crisp New England air make each trek unforgettable. Here are some of our favorite Green Mountain hiking trails to explore.

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Top 4 Green Mountain Hiking Trails

1. Hiking at Killington

Killington Adventure Center offers 15 miles of designated trails that venture to and from the mountain’s peak. These trails range in difficulty and length, making them suitable for a variety of ability levels. Easy trails are relatively short (under two miles) and only have a few pitches. Moderate trails are around three miles in length and climb continuously uphill, with few places to rest. Difficult trails tend to be longer than three miles and have steep vertical climbs exceeding 1,500 feet. Be sure to bring some water and a snack!

2. Mount Equinox Trail

Looking for a challenge? Try the difficult 6.6-mile Mount Equinox Trail in Green Mountain National Forest. Mount Equinox is the highest peak in the Taconic Range, but its gorgeous views are worth the uphill climb. You’ll even see a variety of beautiful wildflowers along the way. This trail is open year-round.

3. The Long Trail

The Long Trail is known as Vermont’s “footpath in the wilderness.” It’s the oldest long-distance hiking trail in the United States and follows the Green Mountains from the Massachusetts-Vermont line all the way to the Canadian border. With almost 400 miles of rugged terrain, streams, ponds, and hardwood forests, hikers will love this world-class trail.

4. Bucklin Trail

Panoramic views of the Green Mountains await on the Bucklin Trail. This 7.2-mile route goes straight up to Killington Peak and is moderately difficult. Start on the blue-blazed Bucklin Trail and follow it for 3.3 miles all the way to the junction with the Long Trail and the Appalachian Trail. Turn right and follow the white-blazed LT/AT for just 0.1 mile, then turn left onto Killington Spur. This will take you to the summit. Once you reach the top, you’ll be able to see the Adirondacks in New York and the White Mountains in New Hampshire!

Pro Tip: The best time to hit any of the Green Mountain trails mentioned above is between May and October. Because of melting snow, mud can become worse on the trails in the early spring and fall.

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Now that you know about the best Green Mountain hiking trails, let us help you book your trip to Vermont! Our luxurious vacation rentals are located right here in Killington and have everything you need for a memorable getaway. Soak in your own private hot tub, curl up in front of the fireplace, or take a dip in the pool. Each of our accommodations provides peace and tranquility to help you rest up for another day of adventure. We look forward to having you!

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No summer vacation in Vermont is complete without a trip to Tweed River Tubing. Situated on the White River in Stockbridge, VT, this tube rental company is perfect for those who want to beat the heat. Cars with Massachusetts and Connecticut license plates come in droves to spend the day floating down the river, with lush forests and looming mountain peaks as a backdrop. Here’s why an adventure with Tweed River Tubing should be on your Vermont to-do list.

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How to Experience Tweed River Tubing

About the Owner

Chad Merriss grew up tubing on the White River. He had dreamt about running a tubing company for years, and when he was told that Vermont Tubing Company was closing, he decided to make that dream a reality. Vermont Tubing didn’t shut its doors after all, but Merriss still went forward with his plan and established Tweed River Tubing in the summer of 2011. The two companies have been coexisting peacefully ever since.

Today, Tweed River Tubing is a Stockbridge hot spot where visitors and locals come to drift lazily down the river. On the hottest days, Tweed River sells more than 100 tubes. Merriss even accompanies guests as a special tour guide if he’s heading out for an end-of-the-day sweep of the river.

Tips For Your Trip

Located at the junction of Route 100 and 107, Tweed River offers the best tubes in Vermont as well as the most fun stretch of river. They even provide life jackets, paddles, and a free shuttle back to the start point. Below are a few tips to ensure that your day on the water goes smoothly. 

Pricing & Hours

Tweed River Tubing offers tubing adventures from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. daily. Tubes are $18 Tuesday through Sunday and are just $15 on Monday. There are also special discounts for groups over 12. Call (802) 746-8977 for more information. 

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After an unforgettable Tweed River Tubing excursion, head back to one of our Killington vacation rentals and unwind! Our properties are just a short drive from the river and provide unparalleled lodging in the Green Mountain State. Spend a cool summer night in one of our relaxing hot tub rentals, or enjoy the luxurious amenities at Mountain Green Resort. We even have pet-friendly properties for your furbaby! View our accommodations to see what’s available and contact us today to make your reservations. We look forward to having you!

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When you visit our mountain retreat of Killington, VT,  you’ll find an array of local restaurants suitable for all palates. Here at GetAway Vacations, we especially love the Foundry at Summit Pond for its unique American cuisine and cozy atmosphere. Whether you are looking for a delicious cocktail hour or delectable dinner, you’re sure to find the perfect dish at this Supper Club located on 63 Summit Path!

Are you planning a trip to Killington, VT? Download our free Vacation Guide! It’s full of gourmet restaurants like the Foundry at Summit Pond. You can also look over the accommodations section and find your ideal retreat with us at GetAway Vacations!

Here is Everything You Need to Know About the Foundry at Summit Pond

The Foundry at Summit Pond is an incredible restaurant offering eclectic cuisine, specialty drinks, wedding venue, and outdoor activity space. You’ll find the perfect way to make the most of your time at this fine dining establishment.

The Excellent Fare

When visiting a new town, food is what it’s all about. The Foundry at Summit Pond offers lunch, dinner, dessert, and drink menus complete with a diverse selection of rich flavors and exquisite tastes. Open 7 days a week, this spectacular restaurant provides an American-style supper club atmosphere with distinct dining year-round. Each dish is prepared with the freshest ingredients and impeccable cooking techniques.

We recommend trying their delicious Manhattan. It’s made with Whistle Pig “Killington Edition” Straight Rye Whiskey Bulleit Bourbon, notes of sweet Vermouth and Luxardo Cherry. It’s a great drink that captures the rich tones of our mountainside paradise!

The Delightful Entertainment

What’s better than enjoying a meal with friends and family? Adding some live music of course! The Foundry at Summit Pond hosts incredible bands almost every night of the week. You can listen to the wonderful melodies while savoring your dinner, happy hour special, and brunch. 

There are also a variety of seasonal events at the Foundry at Summit Pond. From ice skating on the pond in the winter to other outdoor activities, you’re sure to find the perfect way to spend an afternoon outdoors, basking in the glory of the Green Mountains and Summit Pond.  

The Spectacular Weddings

Make your big day special at the Foundry at Summit Pond. Their breathtaking location in the heart of the Green Mountains makes it the perfect wedding venue. You can make your event even better with a customizable menu to serve a plated entree or buffet-style meal. The stunning Foundry at Summit Pond also has an assortment of wine, craft beer, and signature cocktails.

You have the option to rent out three stunning places for your special occasion. The Hearthstone Room provides space for up to 50 guests and bolsters a rustic space with a magnificent fireplace. Reserve the Tavern for an incredible indoor/ outdoor space that accommodates 150 guests with sweeping views of Summit Pond. You can book a Tented/ Outdoor Venue for a covered wedding and reception area. You’ll dance the night away with your guests and create a lifetime of memories.

Spend Your Evenings at Your GetAway Vacations Rental

After you experience the food and music of the log-cabin style Foundry at Summit Pond, unlock the door to your private retreat at GetAway Vacations. If you are looking for places close to restaurants and nightclubs, check out our Kooper’s Porch rentals. Each of these accommodations offers the utmost luxury, modern amenities, and convenient locations adorned with a rustic facade. You’ll find the perfect ways to relax in your rental and enjoy the scenery of Vermont.

 

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Are you planning a trip to the “Beast of the East”? Check out our recommendations for the best Killington, Vermont, must-see sights! From scenic hiking trails to dramatic ski slopes, our diverse community is full of breathtaking vantage points. Just don’t forget to bring your camera! Here are some of our favorite places to take it all in during your vacation.

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Some of the Best Killington, Vermont, Must-See Sights

Killington Ski Resort

Killington Mountain is home to Killington Ski Resort, the largest ski area in the eastern U.S. Whether you are looking for best things to do in Killington, VT, during winter or summer, this year-round paradise has it all. Guests can choose from a wide variety of activities including skiing, snowboarding, hiking, and mountain biking. Read our blog for details!

Thundering Falls Trail Killington, VT

Discover the natural beauty of one of Killington, Vermont’s must-see sights: the Thundering Falls Trail. This beautiful tree-lined route has a 900-foot boardwalk that offers striking views of the Ottauquechee Valley and Thundering Falls. At high water, hikers can view the magnificent 140-foot cascade through a steep and narrow cataract. This trail also makes a stretch of the Appalachian Trail wheelchair accessible.

Vermont Appalachian Trail

Get lost in the wondrous sights and sounds of nature as you hike along the Vermont Appalachian Trail. Feel free to go it alone or book a trip with Appalachian Trail Adventures and follow an experienced guide. You’ll see unique flora and fauna as well as plenty of local wildlife along the way!

Killington Pico Adventure Center

One of the most popular family-friendly attractions in Killington is the Killington Pico Adventure Center. This must-see destination offers everything from kayaking and mini golf to rock climbing and bungee jumping. There’s even a 5,000 square foot Terra Maze! The Adventure Center is open from May to October.

Gifford Woods State Park

If you’re looking for awesome year-round hiking, Gifford Woods State Park is for you. The park has a 0.3-mile Interpretive Trail with interactive exhibits to educate you on the rich culture of the area. It’s also popular during the fall foliage season for its dramatic autumn colors. You’re sure to find a few great spots for photo-ops!

Wobbly Barn

The legendary apres-ski at the Wobbly Barn is truly a sight behold. This steakhouse/nightclub boasts the best “High Altitude” entertainment in Killington, with an entire season of live music, themed parties, and great drinks. Don’t forget to stay for dinner and catch the gorgeous sunset from your table!

Book Your Stay with GetAway Vacations

Before you plan your trip to the best Killington, Vermont, must-see sights, be sure to book your home-away-from-home with GetAway Vacations! We offer a large selection of vacation rentals, from resort condos to mountainside homes. Each offers luxurious amenities and beautiful views that will help you recharge during your trip. Visit our properties page to learn more and make your reservations today. We look forward to having you!

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It’s no secret that vacationing with children can be a bit hectic. It’s virtually impossible to keep the entire family entertained all day long! Luckily, the scenic mountain town of Killington, VT offers a wide range of activities for visitors of all ages. From zip lining in the summer to snowmobiling in the winter, there are plenty of fun things to do with kids in Killington, Vermont. Here are some of our favorites.

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Top 5 Things to Do with Kids in Killington, Vermont

1. Explore the Adventure Center

A trip to the Killington Adventure Center is a quintessential part of any summer vacation in Killington. A one-day pass gives you access to a wide range of attractions including the Beast Mountain Coaster, Skye Bounce, Terra-Maze, scenic chairlift, and more. The Adventure Center is located at Snowshed Base Lodge on Killington Mountain.

2. Sign Up for a Youth Program

Do you have an aspiring skier in your family? You’re in luck! Killington strives to inspire lifelong skiers and riders by offering a safe and fun snow sports community. All children’s programs are held at the Ramshead Family Center where you’ll find easily accessible drop-off zones, two Magic Carpet lifts, and an extensive trail network of novice and intermediate terrain. Call (800) 923-9444 for reservations.

3. Take a Snowmobile Tour

Specially designed for winter travel and outdoor recreation, snowmobiling is a great way to enjoy fresh powder. Snowmobile Vermont is one of the oldest snowmobile tour operators in the state and offers a thrilling kid’s tour right here in Killington. On this one-hour mountain tour, your children can enjoy a scenic ride on a new Polaris kid’s snowmobile called the Indy 120 XC. Kids are crazy about the look and sound of this awesome machine!

4. Visit the Killington Arts Guild

Let your child’s imagination run wild at the Killington Arts Guild. Founded in 1998 by artists and art lovers, this facility teaches adults and children to think, imagine, and grow. Visitors can attend a variety of programs and workshops including painting classes, artist shows, and more. Check out their online events calendar for details.

5. Put the Little Ones in Daycare

If you need a few hours to yourself, Killington Resort offers day care year-round. Daily and weekly rates are available, and the resort supplies all table food, milk, juice, sleeping cribs, and toys/games. Call (802) 422-6222 for more information.

Book Your Stay with GetAway Vacations

Now that you know about the best things to do with kids in Killington, Vermont, it’s time to start planning your trip! Our luxurious rentals have everything you need for a fun family vacation, including comfortable bedrooms, gourmet kitchens, and spacious living areas. We even offer vacation specials and packages to help you save on lodging! View our properties page to see what’s available and contact us today to make your reservations. We look forward to having you!

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Vermont Maple Festival!

Did you know that the Vermont Maple Festival has been a staple in St. Albans, VT for more than 50 years? It’s held on the last weekend in April and features a wide range of events and attractions dedicated to – you guessed it – maple syrup. Pure Vermont Maple Syrup is a hot commodity across the country, and the three-day Maple Festival is the perfect place to try it! Here are some things you should know before you go.

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Spend a Day at the Vermont Maple Festival

Kid-Friendly Carnival

The Vermont Maple Festival is a wonderful event for the whole family. If you’re traveling with kids, take them to the carnival at the District Courthouse parking lot on Lake Street. Little ones will love riding the carousel, and visitors of all ages can check out the adult rides. Don’t forget to test your skills on the classic boardwalk-style games!

Maple Festival Grand Parade

Floats, horses, marching bands, and fire trucks make their way down Main Street during the Maple Festival’s Grand Parade. Guests can stroll the sidewalk and browse a variety of food and beverage stands as the parade goes by.

Maple Syrup & Products Contest

The Maple Syrup Festival boasts the largest maple contest in Vermont. Here, sugarmakers from across the state compete for the prestigious “Best of Vermont” award. Each syrup is judged on its thickness, clarity, color, density, and flavor, and is carefully evaluated by an experienced panel. Other products like maple sugar cakes and maple cream are also judged.

Pancake Breakfast

Of course, the best part about the Vermont Maple Festival is tasting the syrup. At the all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast, guests can munch on light, fluffy pancakes, maple sausages, and local Cabot cheese – all dripping with ooey, gooey maple syrup. This event takes place at the City Elementary School on Bellows Street.

Sap Run

On your mark, get set, go! The annual Sap Run is held on the last day of the festival and is an awesome event for experienced runners and beginners alike. If you don’t want to trek all 8.5 miles on your own, feel free to grab a friend and partner up for a relay run. Winners receive a bottle of deliciously sweet Pure Vermont Maple Syrup after the sprint.

Maple Store

Don’t forget to visit the Vermont Maple Store before you leave the festival. This gift shop has a wonderful assortment of products including fudge, cookies, popcorn, salad dressing, and more. And they all feature Pure Vermont Maple Syrup as an ingredient! You can also pick up clothing items and souvenirs to bring home with you.

Book Your Stay with GetAway Vacations

Now that you know about the Vermont Maple Festival, it’s time to start planning your getaway! Our luxurious rentals have everything you need for a fun family vacation, including comfortable rooms, gourmet kitchens, and spacious living areas. We even offer a number of specials and packages to help you save on your trip! View our accommodations to see what’s available and contact us today to make your reservations. We look forward to having you!

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Vermont Cheese Trail!

Killington, Vermont is famous for its snow-covered winters. But did you know that summertime often steals the show? Warm, breezy days and cool, clear nights make this mountain town perfect for a family getaway. From hiking and biking to sightseeing and shopping, the list of Killington summer activities is endless! Here are just a few of our favorites.

Learn more about Killington summer activities when you download our free vacation guide. It’s full of recommendations for fun things to do during your stay with GetAway Vacations!

Top 4 Killington Summer Activities

1. Hiking & Biking

Once the snow has melted, there’s no shortage of great places to mountain bike in Vermont. Our region’s bike trails are surrounded by rolling hills, farms, and lakes, providing an ideal backdrop for cyclists. Feel free to rent a bike and take a guided tour, or pick up a trail map and head out on your own. You can even join the Killington Pico Cycling Club (KPCC) and enjoy club rides each week from April to October! Visit the KPCC website to become a member.

If cycling isn’t your thing, don’t worry! There are plenty of Green Mountain hiking trails to explore. Killington Mountain offers 15 miles of designated trails for guests who want to hike to or from the mountain’s peak. Each route ranges in difficulty and length, making them suitable for a variety of ability levels.

2. Golf

Looking for a great place to practice your swing? Head to the golf course at Killington Resort. This 18-hole championship course was developed by Geoffrey Cornish and is one of the nicest in the United States. It even has a full-size pro shop on site! With a 2,000-foot elevation and incredible views, Killington Golf Course provides an unforgettable golf experience.

3. Killington Adventure Center

A trip to the Killington Adventure Center is perfect for a fun day out with the family. From bungee jumping and disc golf to a terra-maze and obstacle course, this facility is a must-see on your next summer vacation. Kids can search for treasure at Roaring Brook Mining while parents enjoy a relaxing, scenic ride on the K-1 Express Gondola.

4. Water Sports

When it’s time to cool off, head to Snowshed Pond in Killington and spend the day fishing, kayaking, or stand-up paddleboarding. The pond is accessible by both hiking and bike trails,  and fishing is allowed from the shore around the pond. Swimming is not permitted. You can also check out Kent Pond, which is located just five minutes from Snowshed and is a bit larger. Both offer incredible views of Killington Peak so bring your camera!

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Now that you know about the best Killington summer activities, it’s time to start planning your getaway to Vermont! Our luxurious vacation rentals have everything you need for an action-packed summer, including outdoor fire pits, grills, private hot tubs, and more. We even offer a variety of specials and packages to help you save on your trip! View our accommodations to see what’s available and contact us today to make your reservations. We look forward to having you!

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Killington, Vermont is famous for its epic skiing. But did you know that our town also has a bustling food scene? It’s the perfect place to enjoy a delicious meal after a long day on the slopes! Whether you’re craving stick-to-your-ribs fare or a light, healthy snack, these Killington, VT restaurants will leave you feeling full and satisfied. Here are some of our favorites!

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Top 7 Killington, VT Restaurants

1. Wobbly Barn

Wobbly Barn is a beloved Killington steakhouse that delivers top-notch food and drinks. Menu highlights include steaks and chops, seafood, homemade soups, and fresh bread. They even have a children’s menu. When the sun goes down, the Barn’s nightclub boasts awesome of the best live entertainment on the mountain.

2. Back Behind Saloon

In the mood for barbecue? Head to Back Behind Saloon. All of their meats are prepared in-house, smoked for up to 12 hours, and are fall-off-the-bone tender. A myriad of handmade rubs and sauces make this the best place for BBQ in Killington.

3. The Garlic

With its casual yet sophisticated atmosphere, The Garlic is perfect for date night. This Italian roadhouse has cozy booths and warm lighting that set the scene for a memorable dining experience. Guests can enjoy an extensive wine selection, innovative daily specials, and of course, lots of garlic!

4. Choices Restaurant

The name says it all: Choices Restaurant offers endless dining options! This casual après-ski stop serves everything from fresh pasta and seafood to rotisserie meats. Feel free to browse over 60 menu items or order one of the daily specials. Whatever you choose, we promise your meal will be delicious.

5. iPie Pizzeria

If you’re looking for something quick and easy, this is the place to go. iPie Pizzeria offers hand-tossed pizzas made with local, seasonal ingredients – all at a great value. Not sure what to order? We love the Supreme Pizza piled high with pepperoni, sausage, peppers, onions, and mushrooms. It’s an old-school classic! Feel free to dine-in, take out, or have your pie delivered right to your vacation rental. 

5. The Lookout Tavern

Whether it’s lunch, dinner, or happy hour, the Lookout Tavern is an ideal destination. This restaurant has a killer view and a menu that’s just as impressive. Guest favorites include juicy burgers, chicken enchiladas, baked stuffed mushrooms, and more.

6. The Foundry at Summit Pond

Situated on the banks of Summit Pond, The Foundry has an American Supper Club atmosphere and a warm, relaxed setting. Their mouthwatering appetizers, flavorful side dishes, and irresistible desserts are created using fresh ingredients and are designed to engage all of your senses.

7. The Ledgewood Yurt

Looking for a one-of-a-kind dining experience? Head to the Ledgewood Yurt on Killington Mountain. Accessible only by sleigh, this unique eatery is located just off the Northbrook Trail and resembles a structure used by nomadic Mongolian tribes over 2,000 years ago. The yurt’s impeccable service and cuisine will exceed your expectations! Read our blog for more info.

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Now that you know about some of the best Killington, VT restaurants, it’s time to start planning your trip! Our beautiful vacation rentals provide unparalleled lodging in the heart of Killington. They even feature amenities like jacuzzi bathtubs, fireplaces, full kitchens, and more! View our accommodations to see what’s available and contact us today to make your reservations. We look forward to having you!

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The Beast Mountain Coaster in Killington, Vermont is exactly what it sounds like – a total beast of a roller coaster! Open year round at Killington Resort, this thrill ride is fun for visitors of all ages. The 4,800-foot-long alpine coaster twists and turns through the woods, offering 360-degree corkscrews that are sure to surprise and delight. Whether you’re an adrenaline junkie or a child-toting parent, “The Beast” is perfect for an afternoon of fun. Here are some things you should know about the ride.

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Take a Ride on the Beast Mountain Coaster

Summer Thrills

If you’re planning to visit in the summer, you’re in for a treat! You can experience the Beast Mountain Coaster in beautiful summer weather. You’ll shoot through green trees and down grassy hills, all while wearing shorts and a t-shirt. Plus, you’ll be right next to the Killington Resort Adventure Center which features awesome summer attractions like bungee jumping, a ropes course, and a 5,000-square-foot maze. Be sure to check it out!

Winter Thrills

Riding the Beast Mountain Coaster in the winter gives you the chance to fly down the mountain in a completely different way. Take a break from skiing or snowboarding to enjoy the coaster, then try other winter activities like snowmobiling, tubing, or fat tire biking.

High-Speed Thrills

One of the best parts about The Beast is that you control your speed. Are you a full-speed-ahead kind of person? Go full throttle! If you prefer to have a little more control, no problem. Simply hit the brakes whenever you feel uncomfortable.

Single or Double Thrills

If you’re looking for adventures you can do as a couple, the Beast Mountain Coaster is fun to ride together. You can even take turns controlling the brakes. But if you’d rather go it alone (or if your significant other wants to go slower than you), you can go right after each other and watch the other person ride.

Children must be at least 36” to ride the Beast Mountain Coaster, and riders less than 52” must ride with an adult. Take your kids for the ride of their lives or let them head out alone!

Nearby Thrills

We’ve already mentioned some seasonal thrills like bungee jumping and snowmobiling. But if you’re looking for even more fun, you’ve got to check out the SkyeRide. This ski lift/zip line combination takes you zipping along at a comfortable 30 miles per hour. It has seats for two and is perfect for couples or parents and kids!

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If you’re an adrenaline junkie, Killington, Vermont is the place for you! In addition to the thrilling Beast Mountain Coaster, we have some of the best skiing in the country and any outdoor activity you can imagine. When it’s time to relax, simply head back to one of our Killington vacation rentals and unwind. Our beautiful homes have amenities like jacuzzi bathtubs, fireplaces, full kitchens, and more! View our accommodations to see what’s available and contact us today to make your reservations. We look forward to having you!

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Since the first batch of Long Trail Ale came off the line in 1989, Long Trail Brewing Co. in Bridgewater Corners, VT, has blazed the trail for Vermont’s booming craft beer industry. Named after the 272-mile Long Trail hiking route, this state-of-the-art facility features a unique design and comfortable atmosphere that pairs perfectly with their handcrafted beer. And it’s just a 15-minute drive from GetAway Vacations! If you’re in the area, a trip to this award-winning brewery is a must. Here are some of the things you’ll find at Long Trail Brewing in Vermont.

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Spend an Afternoon at Long Trail Brewing Co. in Vermont

1. Pub & Restaurant

Situated on the banks of the beautiful Ottauquechee River, the brewery’s restaurant and pub offer a rotating menu of delicious eats and freshly-brewed beer. (Be sure to try the sharp cheddar ale soup made with Long Trail Ale and Plymouth Hunter sharp cheese!) They have more than a dozen beers on tap, from year-round staples to limited releases. There’s even exclusive small-batch brews from the Farmhouse Ales series. In the summertime, guests can grab a seat and enjoy relaxing on the spacious deck. The restaurant is open daily from 11 AM to 7 PM.

2. Delicious Beer

Dedicated to creating affordable, American-made brews, Long Trail produces a variety of different beers using the finest ingredients available and Vermont’s best water. They are known mostly for their English-style top-fermented ales, however the popular Long Trail Ale is a Düsseldorf-style altbier. Guest favorites also include the deliciously tart Cranberry Gose, refreshing seasonal Summer Ale, and the limited-edition Blackberry Wheat Ale. Check their website for a full list of beers and see what’s on tap!

3. Sustainable Brewing Practices

Long Trail Brewing Co. is one of the state’s most progressive breweries and uses an environmentally-conscious process to create their incredible beers. The brewery gives the spent grain to local farmers to feed their cows, practices water conservation, and even has their own wastewater treatment facility onsite. They also utilize the Central Vermont Public Service electric company, which harnesses methane from cow manure and uses a digester machine to convert it to energy. 25% of Long Trail’s power is produced this way, making it the largest corporation using cow power.

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Can’t get enough of the Long Trail Brewing Co. in Vermont’s delicious brews? You can purchase their products throughout New England as well as in NJ, NY, PA, DE, MD, and VA! After an awesome trip to the brewery, come home to one of our beautiful Killington vacation rentals and unwind. Our luxurious and comfortable homes are the perfect place to relax, and since they’re just minutes from some of the best breweries in Vermont, you can enjoy a cold one (or two!) whenever your heart desires. We can’t wait to see you in VT!

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Nestled in the woods and accessible only by sleigh, the Ledgewood Yurt provides a one-of-a-kind dining experience in Killington, Vermont. It’s located just off the Northbrook Trail on Killington Mountain and resembles a structure used by nomadic Mongolian tribes over 2,000 years ago. Slightly sunk into the snow and sparkling with tiny white lights, the yurt’s impeccable service and cuisine will exceed your expectations. Here’s why a trip to the Ledgewood Yurt should be on your bucket list.

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Enjoy a Meal at the Ledgewood Yurt

Ledgewood Lunch

With its warm wood-burning stove and relaxing atmosphere, lunch at the Ledgewood Yurt is perfect for guests who need a break from skiing. The farm-to-table menu features everything from hearty soups and salads to signature sandwiches and entrees. Not sure what to order? We like the Vermont cheddar mac and cheese with crispy leeks and crushed salted pretzels. Or try the Ledgewood Reuben made with VT pastrami, Swiss cheese, sauerkraut, and Thousand Island dressing. Wash it all down with a Vermont brew and you’ll be ready to get back on the trails!

Family Nights

Family Night at the Ledgewood Yurt is a culinary adventure for diners of all ages. Start the evening with a 20-minute sleigh ride to the yurt, then cozy up at a dining table made for groups of 6 or 8 people. You’ll indulge in a gourmet three-course meal that’s suitable for younger palettes. A fine list of wine, beer, and liquor is also available upon request. Family Night is $65 per person and space is limited. Be sure to book early!

Dinner Excursions

Are you planning a special date night? Take advantage of the yurt’s incredible Dinner Excursions. Similar to Family Night, this event includes a sleigh ride under the stars and five delicious dinner courses. Signature dishes include bone-in Monkfish, cavendish quail, venison shank and wagyu beef medallions, and a maple bourbon chocolate bombe for dessert. The meal is $129 per person and is served on Saturdays from December to March.

How to Get There

Dinner guests to Ledgewood Yurt in Killington should arrive at the Vermont Fresh Cafe located at the Snowshed Base Lodge at 6 p.m. The sleigh leaves promptly at 6:30 p.m. The yurt is not accessible by car, so if you miss the sleigh, you miss the entire evening! Be sure to dress in winter casual attire with appropriate footwear and outerwear for snow.

Book Your Stay with GetAway Vacations

Now that you know about one of the most unique Killington, VT restaurants, it’s time to start planning your getaway to Vermont! Our beautiful vacation rentals provide unparalleled lodging near Killington Mountain. They even feature amenities like jacuzzi bathtubs, fireplaces, full kitchens, and more! View our accommodations to see what’s available and contact us today to make your reservations. We look forward to having you!

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Are you ready for an unforgettable adventure? Plan to visit the Thundering Falls Trail in Killington, VT! Part of the Vermont Appalachian Trail, Thundering Falls is an easy hike on a 0.4-mile boardwalk that leads to one of the tallest waterfalls in Vermont. From a viewing platform, visitors can watch in awe as the water cascades through a steep and narrow cataract. It’s a spectacular sight to behold! Whether you’re an avid hiker or just starting out, a trip to Thundering Falls will leave you with lasting memories. Here are some things you should know about the trail.

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Your Guide to the Thundering Falls Trail

The Thundering Falls Trail is the first and only universally-accessible portion of the Appalachian Trail in Vermont. Built by the Green Mountain Club, this 900-foot boardwalk gets rid of a dusty road walk on Thundering Brook Road, adds great views of the Ottauquechee Valley and the falls, and makes a stretch of the Appalachian Trail available to people who use wheelchairs. Click here to view a trail map.

About the Falls

At 140 feet, Thundering Falls is the sixth tallest waterfall in the state. It’s part of Kent Brook which flows out of Kent Pond, just north of where the Appalachian Trail and Long Trail split. At high water, Thundering Falls offers a magnificent cascade as the stream tumbles to the ground. The falls are also the site of a historic mill that’s powered by the energy of the falling water. Don’t forget to bring your camera!

How To Get There

From the Appalachian Trail: Starting from the River Road parking area, the Appalachian Trail passes through open Ottauquechee River floodplain and crosses the Thundering Falls boardwalk. The trail then ascends to the falls viewing platform. From here, the Appalachian Trail continues its ascent through northern hardwood forest to Thundering Brook Road where a small parking lot can be found.

From GetAway Vacations: From the intersection of Vermont Route 100 and Route 4 in Killington, drive two miles east to the River Road intersection. Drive another 1.5 miles until you see the wheelchair-accessible parking lot on the left.

Plan an Incredible Trip to Vermont with GetAway Vacations!

After an adventure on the Thundering Falls Trail, head back to one of our Killington vacation rentals and relax! Our comfortable and luxurious properties are just minutes from the trail and have everything you need to unwind. New to hiking? We offer guided hikes in the summertime lead by Killington Mountain Guides! You’ll learn how to pack a backpack properly as well as some basic land navigation. Hikes generally last between one and four hours and are appropriate for guests of skill levels. Call us at (802) 438-8077 to learn more. We look forward to having you!

Looking for more great places to explore?
Read our blog about the best Killington hiking trails!

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