All moms are truly unique in their own right, but it can make shopping for the perfect Mother’s Day gift a little overwhelming. “What does mom really want this year?”, you ask. Well, the search is over, because as luck would have it, we know exactly what mom wants. Try as we may to hide the laundry baskets out of sight and tuck the stack of bills and school permission slips into a drawer, Mom will never be able to truly relax with the realities of the “to do” list mocking her around every corner. The only real solution is to remove her from the chaos of home life and treat her to a Mother’s Day getaway in the mountains. And we know just the place…
All the Comforts of Home
With rentals of varying sizes and styles throughout the area, you’ll have no problem choosing the perfect home away from home for your Mother’s Day getaway. Would Mom enjoy a central location close to shopping and town activities? Perhaps she’s drawn to the more remote cabin settings where she can embark on a new adventure from her front door? Or maybe she’d like a condo on the top of the mountain that comes with all the resort amenities she craves when she’s on vacation? Whatever she prefers, we’re sure we have the perfect vacation rental for a fun-filled Mother’s Day getaway.
No matter the size or location of your rental, you can rest assured that each vacation home is equipped with everything you need for a successful getaway. To start, we all know the kitchen is the heart of the home. There’s nothing moms love more than having their closest people gather around the counter to share drinks, sneak bites, and tell stories. Our tastefully appointed kitchens complete with full-size appliances make your vacation home the perfect spot to gather together. Keep the fridge stocked, the coffee brewing, and the snack cupboard bursting with local goodies. Play cards around the dining table, stream movies in the living area, have cocktails on the patio, and finally look forward to a goodnights rest atop the quality mattresses and luxury linens that come standard with every rental.
What to Do
There is a variety of awesome things to do in Killington, VT.
Spring is an absolutely stunning time of year to visit the biggest outdoor playground on the east coast. The area surrounding the town of Killington is known as the Green Mountains of central Vermont. Famous for its two downhill ski resorts, Killington and Pico Mountain, people travel year-round to explore the outdoor wilderness areas and experience the small-town charm of this romantic getaway. The beautiful May days that surround Mother’s Day are often in full bloom with budding trees and emerging wildflowers, which is truly a sight to behold.
This time of year, guests love exploring the adorable shops and boutiques in downtown Killington. With moderate temperatures to warm you on your way and smaller crowds to contend with this time year, check out the recreational outfitters, local artists, and specialty coffee shops. Something else mom might love is a pampering session at the local spa. Another great spot to check out is the Sherburne Memorial Library, which hosts multiple community events throughout the year ranging from movie nights, yoga, and of course holiday events.
As the snow melts atop the mountains, there are miles of trails to explore depending on your activity level. Hiking, mountain biking, and even horseback riding are all popular forms of entertainment. Make a day of it with a packed picnic or opt instead for an easier trail for a quiet walk together. Thundering Brook Falls, an incredibly easy and handicap accessible trail that leads you to the sixth largest waterfall in Vermont, is gorgeous this time of year when water levels are at their highest.
Another popular destination is west of Killington, where you can wander through the old-growth hardwood trees of Vermont. Gifford Woods State Park is home to magnificent sugar maples and beeches which will most certainly be rustling with new leaves this time of year.
Where to Eat
Spring is a special time to enjoy culinary adventures and with a full kitchen at your disposal, you’ll have no problem whipping up whatever your heart desires. Grab your favorite canvas bag and head to Killington’s Farmer’s Market. Treat mom to some fresh flowers while you decide what goodies to bring back to your vacation home. Perhaps a mixed green salad booming with nature’s candy is in order? Make a charcuterie and cheese board, complete with authentic Vermont cheese and paired with a local bottle of wine? Since it’s Mother’s Day, give mom the day off from cooking and opt instead for pre-baked local goodies made with love.
If you’d prefer to go out to eat, Killington is home to an amazing variety of restaurants that will no doubt have mom sighing with contentment. Cru is well regarded for its cottage like setting a delicious platters, The Foundry is a favorite for delicious food and beautiful sunsets on the patio, while the Lookout Tavern is sure to serve your favorite dishes in a laidback pub setting.
Holiday Weekends to Remember
Book your mom a weekend away with Getaway Vacations and we can pretty much guarantee you’ll be her favorite kid. Our rentals offer everything you could need and more. Contact us today to make a reservation!