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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.

 

Plan your next Killington trip with us today!

Killington, Vermont, is famous for its fantastic skiing and snowboarding. But if you’re looking to experience this region’s beauty on foot, you need to take a snowshoe tour! Located at the Clubhouse on East Mountain Road, Bear Trax Adventures offers a variety of guided snowshoe tours that explore Killington. You can traverse the rolling terrain of Killington Golf Course or trek trails on and off the mountain. Plus, snowshoes and poles are provided at no additional cost! Here are some of our favorite tours to try this winter.

Find out more about Killington snowshoe tours when you download our free vacation guide. It’s full of information on the best things to do during your stay with GetAway Vacations!

Top 6 Killington Snowshoe Tours

1. Classic Killington Tour

The Classic Killington Tour is perfect for all levels of ability and meanders around Killington Golf Course. You may even follow a few trails through the woods, depending on snow conditions and group preference. Enjoy sprawling vistas of Killington Peak as you take on the course’s gradual ascents and descents. This tour is 90 minutes long and is offered on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.

2. Top of Snowshed Tour

This intermediate tour explores the winding trails adjacent to the mountain. It includes an invigorating ascent to the top of the Snowshed and a stop at Killington’s Ledgewood Yurt for lunch. Following lunch, snowshoers will enjoy a gradual descent back to the Killington Clubhouse. Two-hour tours are available on Saturdays and Sundays at 11:30 a.m.

3. Killington Peak Tour

For a challenging, heart-pumping tour of the mountain, sign up for the Killington Peak Tour. You’ll climb over 2,500 feet from the Killington Base Lodge to the Peak Lodge. Once you there, guests can relax at the peak and take the gondola back to base. This four-hour tour is for advanced climbers only and is available mid-week.

4. Ramshead Tour

This tour explores the trails around Ramshead Lodge and beyond. You’ll feel far from the busy ski trails as you trek through the quiet wooded areas adjacent to the mountain. The Ramshead Tour is available at 1 p.m. on weekends.

5. Moonlight in Vermont Tour

Enjoy a spectacular adventure under the stars! The Moonlight in Vermont tour allows guests to explore the snow after the sun has set. Hot chocolate or warm apple cider will be served afterward. These tours are offered at 6 p.m. and are appropriate for advanced beginners/intermediate snowshoers.

6. Private Tours

Are you seeking a more personalized experienced? Take a private Killington snowshoe tour! Private tours can be tailored to your skills and desires, ranging from gentle hikes to challenging excursions. Killington Mountain offers two-hour beginner, advanced beginner, and intermediate tours as well as four-hour intermediate and advanced tours. Contact Bear Trax Adventures for more information.

Book Your Stay with GetAway Vacations!

After an unforgettable adventure, take a short drive back to our Killington vacation rentals and relax! With luxurious amenities like jacuzzi bathtubs, fireplaces, full kitchens, and more, our beautiful properties have everything you need to rest and restore. And they’re just minutes from Killington Resort! View our accommodations to see what’s available and contact us today to make your reservations. We look forward to having you!

Find out how you can save on your trip to Killington with our vacation packages and specials!

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Often referred to as the “granite backbone” of Vermont, the Green Mountain National Forest offers an unparalleled recreation experience near Rutland, VT. This 399,151-acre area is the biggest contiguous land mass in the state and is accessible year-round. The forest supports a variety of wildlife including beaver, moose, coyote, black bear, and white-tailed deer. It’s also home to eight cascading waterfalls. No matter what time of year you visit, a trip to Green Mountain National Forest will leave you with lasting memories. Here are some of our favorite things to do there.

Learn more about the Green Mountain National Forest when you download our free vacation guide. It’s full of information on the best attractions near GetAway Vacations!

Spend a Day in the Green Mountain National Forest

Trails

The Green Mountain National Forest is full of hiking opportunities for visitors of all interests and abilities. It contains three nationally designated trails, including parts of the Appalachian Trail, the Long Trail, and the Robert Frost National Recreation Trail. The forest also offers three alpine ski areas, seven Nordic ski areas, and approximately 900 miles of multi-use trails for hiking, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, horseback riding, and bicycling. Be sure to download a trail map before heading out!

Points of Interest

Hapgood Pond Recreation Area: Hapgood Pond was the first land acquired by the Green Mountain National Forest and is a great place to spend the afternoon. It consists of a campground, open day-use areas, picnic spots with tables and grills, a 0.8-mile nature trail, and a beach for swimming. Drinking fountains and restrooms are also located throughout the area.

Robert Frost Interpretive Trail: This unique hiking trail commemorates Robert Frost’s poetry. Several of his poems are mounted along the trail, and blueberries and huckleberries grow in an old field at the far end of the trail. It’s an interesting and easy walk for guests of all ages so be sure to check it out!

Thundering Falls: Thundering Falls is the sixth tallest waterfall in Vermont. It tumbles 140 feet through a steep, narrow cataract and offers great views of the Ottauquechee Valley from the top. 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!

Start Planning Your Trip

Not sure when to visit the forest? Getaway Vacations has you covered. The most popular season is autumn when the mountains are ablaze with color. We recommend taking a scenic drive to admire the area’s spectacular beauty. Summer is ideal for camping, hiking, fishing, and canoeing, and winter attracts colorfully-clad skiers, snowboarders, and snowshoe enthusiasts. When spring rolls around, grab a picnic basket and enjoy eating lunch amongst the blooming wildflowers. With so much to do and see, any time is a great time to visit the Green Mountain National Forest!

Book Your Stay with GetAway Vacations

When searching for the best lodging in Vermont, look no further than our Killington vacation rentals. Our beautiful properties have everything you need for a fun mountain getaway, and they’re just a 45-minute drive from the forest! Enjoy comfortable accommodations, luxurious amenities, and picturesque views throughout your stay. We look forward to having you!

Find out how you can save on your next trip to VT with our vacation specials and packages!

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The summer season is knocking on our door bringing with it warm temperatures and a strong desire to get outside and mingle with nature. No longer trapped by the harsh reality of winter, now may be the perfect time to visit Killington, VT. But what is there is there to do here, you ask? In a nutshell, everything. This area offers a plethora of options for every activity level and interest. From rugged outdoor activities to shopping to cultural sites, a complete list is tough but these are our top ten things to do near Killington. Do yourself a favor, get here quick and start working on them.

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