When Saint Patrick drove the snakes out of Ireland back in the fifth century, do you suppose he had any way to know that his actions would prompt a global celebration every 17th of March? Whether you are Irish, love someone who is Irish, or simply like to drink green beer, St. Patrick’s Day continues to be the most celebrated, stress-free holiday around the world. Visiting Killington, VT is no exception. You can count on witty shenanigans to keep you entertained on this festive holiday, even if the world is navigating a pandemic and you have to create a little bit of magic yourself.
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Accommodations to Relax and Enjoy
A getaway to the Green Mountains of Vermont will no doubt have you going on many daily adventures, which means you’ll need a safe haven to eat, relax, and rest during your downtime. GetAway Vacations has a plethora of rentals in Killington that are sure to provide you with all the comforts of home and then some. First, you’ll have to decide what kind of rental you’re after. You can easily choose a ski-in-ski-out condo that basically has your base camped at the base of the ski resort. With an option like this, you can enjoy access to the workout center, indoor pool, hot tubs, arcade, and restaurant. On the other hand, you might decide you want to stay closer to town, making it easier to check out the local pubs and meet new people. Another option is to rent a mountain home outside of town, ensuring privacy and solitude as you gaze at the bright stars reflecting in the white snow.
No matter where you decide to land, rest assured you’ll have everything you need to make the most of your vacation. Each of our rentals in Killington is furnished with a fully equipped kitchen, featuring full-sized appliances and all the necessary items to make cooking and serving a breeze. However you like to start your St. Patrick’s Day, be it a large pot of coffee spiked with a little bit of Bailey’s or a giant bowl of Lucky Charms cereal to nourish your day’s adventures, it’s all doable in your vacation rental. When it comes to relaxing, you’ll love the way your rental is tastefully furnished to encourage you and your guests to gather in the common dining and living rooms. When it comes to rest, the luxury linens atop the quality mattresses will surely have you asleep before your head hits the pillow. Pro tip: If you decide to spray your hair green before you hit the slopes, don’t forget to rinse it out before your head hits the pillow!
If you decide to stay home for the holiday, pick up some corned beef and cabbage at Killington Market and keep the fridge stocked with some Guinness beer. Depending on your mood, stream a favorite Irish movie using the free high-speed internet available to all our guests. May we suggest Far and Away for a romance, Waking Ned for a comedy, or Leprechaun for a horror? Don’t forget the popcorn!
Local Hot Spots
In the past, the Killington Lodge has hosted the Killington Irish Festival, complete with Irish step dancers, a Celtic string band, a craft fair, and face painting for kids, as well as food and drink specials. While a majority of these things have to be put on hold this year, you can still count on O’Dwyer’s Public House, located at Summit Lodge, to offer the best St. Patrick’s Day celebration in town. And if you find yourself craving their burgers, Guinness stew, and loaded baked potato skins even when it’s not St. Patrick’s Day, rest assured they serve them year-round so you can always satisfy the craving. They also gladly prepare meals for takeout. Give them a call at (800) 422-3535 for current information on their St. Patrick’s Day celebration.
If you’re looking for a more traditional pub experience without the hype of the holiday, head to the Lookout Tavern. Order a beer and bowl of stew, kick it with the locals, and pass the time with some friendly competition on the pinball machines and pool tables. This is the kind of place where you can toast your green beer and everybody knows your name.
On the other hand, McGrath’s Irish Pub at the Inn at Long Trail has always been the perfect getaway for people looking to enjoy the mountains, the great outdoors, live music, and delicious food. A longstanding tradition has always been to serve their regular pub menu throughout St. Patrick’s Day and then provide a 3-course Irish meal in the evening at Rosemary’s Restaurant. The Inn at Long Trail is located at 709 US Route 4, Killington, VT 05751. For up-to-date information on their St. Patrick’s Day celebration and to make reservations, call (802) 775-7181.
St. Patrick’s Day GetAway for the Win
However you decide to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, it’s sure to be a memorable one when you spend it in Killington, VT. Contact our friendly staff today to reserve the perfect rental in Killington for you and your Irish mates. Browse our Killington rentals and learn more about our beautiful accommodations, such as Mt Green 2-F06 and Mt Green 2-F01.