8 Best Places to Stay in Vermont This Fall

Book Early at These In-Demand Lodgings for Leaf Peepers


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Choose a scenic inn, a well-situated hotel, or even a mansion estate, and enjoy the splendor of fall foliage in Vermont this year. These recommended lodging properties place you near some of Vermont's prime fall vistas and attractions, and they offer visitors that something extra that makes for a memorable autumn escape. Want to save money on your fall getaway? Consider one of these fall camping options in Vermont.

In addition to these Vermont lodgings for leaf peepers, there are more idyllic places to stay in Connecticut, MaineMassachusettsNew Hampshire and New York, some with special fall foliage package deals. 

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Windham Hill Inn (West Townshend)

Windham Hill Inn - A Long Tradition of Welcoming Guests to Vermont

 Kim Knox Beckius

311 Lawrence Dr, Townshend, VT 05359, USA
Phone +1 802-874-4080

At this rustic, yet refined retreat, you can get outdoors, dine well, disconnect from the pressures of the world, sleep blissfully and enjoy spectacular vistas when autumn arrives in southeastern Vermont. The Relais & Châteaux property, located on 160 picture-perfect, mountain-view acres, is a place where you can truly embrace the season's beauty and its culinary bounty.

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Rabbit Hill Inn (Lower Waterford)

Pastry chef plating chocolate cake, Rabbit Hill Inn, Vermont

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48 Lower Waterford Rd, Lower Waterford, VT 05848-0055, USA
Phone +1 802-748-5168

If you're looking for a cozy hideaway for your fall foliage vacation in Vermont's Northeast Kingdom, book a stay at the romantic and relaxing Rabbit Hill Inn.

This 19-room bed and breakfast inn caters to grown-ups with its luxury accommodations in a variety of décor styles, ranging from traditional to more modern. All rooms have private baths, some with whirlpool or hydromassage tubs for two or oversized spa showers. Most rooms and suites feature fireplaces. 

The dining room serves breakfast and dinner, and after a day of kayaking, hiking, or brewery-hopping, you'll love returning here for an evening of cocktails, good food, and simple pleasures like puzzles and board games.

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Wilburton Inn (Manchester)

Wilburton Inn Vermont Fall View

 Kim Knox Beckius

257 Wilburton Dr, Manchester, VT 05254, USA
Phone +1 802-362-2500

Originally a private mansion home, the historic Wilburton Inn and its various guest houses are situated amid a picture-perfect 30-acre estate that you'll love exploring in the fall. You'll encounter more than vibrant leaves as you stroll the estate. Dr. Albert Levis, who purchased the property in 1987 and continues to run it with his family, shares his eclectic sculpture collection on the inn's grounds.

The hilltop has 27 individually decorated, spacious guest rooms including some in the mansion. Rates include a full country breakfast and housekeeping. Some rooms are dog-friendly. Villas and vacation rental homes nearby are ideal for groups.

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The Wildflower Inn (Lyndonville)

Mountain Biking at Kingdom Trails

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2059 Darling Hill Rd A, Lyndonville, VT 05851, USA
Phone +1 802-626-8310

This charming yet kid-friendly country inn in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont offers a spectacular setting for foliage seekers and easy access to the Kingdom Trails network, which is paradise for mountain bikers.

The inn's village-like setting features classic buildings housing rooms and suites for couples or families, all surrounded by 300 acres of pristine beauty. You can even stay in the School House Cottage.

Create fall memories on a horse-drawn wagon ride, a hike in the woods or a scenic drive to the top of Burke Mountain. Ask about special fall midweek packages. 

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Quality Inn at Quechee Gorge

Beautiful Quechee Gorge in the Fall with Autumn leaves and gray sky in Quechee, VT.

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5817 Woodstock Rd, Quechee, VT 05059, USA
Phone +1 802-295-7600

Quechee Gorge, one of Vermont's best attractions, is a favorite destination for photographers in the fall, and this nearby Quality Inn with an indoor heated pool and free full breakfast is a good choice for families.

This chain hotel offers easy access to Quechee State Park's hiking trails and is also a good choice for families visiting the Vermont Institute of Natural Science (VINS).

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The Mountain Top Inn & Resort (Chittenden)

Mountain Top Inn Vermont in the Fall

 Mountain Top Inn & Resort

195 Mountain Top Rd, Chittenden, VT 05737, USA
Phone +1 802-483-2311

Are you dreaming of horseback riding along paths lined with brilliant foliage? Then book a stay at the Mountain Top Inn near Killington in Chittenden, Vermont. Guided trail rides are offered at the property's own Equestrian Center, even for beginners.

The resort is set high atop a central Vermont mountain on 700 private acres of woods and meadows next to a large lake. There are rooms in the main lodge, luxury cabins, and guesthouses. Relax in the heated outdoor swimming pool, adjacent to the spa and event barn, and go kayaking on the lake.

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The Equinox Golf Resort & Spa (Manchester Village)

Equinox Resort Hotel in Manchester Vermont

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3567 Main St, Manchester, VT 05254, USA
Phone +1 802-362-4700

This historic and elegant resort with a challenging, mountain-view golf course offers a wonderful base from which to explore fall foliage in Vermont.

Located in the Green Mountains and founded in 1769, the Equinox, now a Marriott Luxury Collection property, has fine accommodations, on-site dining at five venues from a steakhouse to the historic Marsh Tavern, and a full-service spa. Relax in the resort's 75-foot heated indoor pool, and enjoy the views of fall's changing kaleidoscope outdoors.

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Sugar Lodge at Sugarbush (Warren)

2197 Sugarbush Access Rd, Warren, VT 05674-9313, USA
Phone +1 800-982-3465

Ski area lodgings make great choices for fall foliage travelers. After a day of leaf peeping, you'll love retiring to a spot beside the stone fireplace in the great room at this comfortable lodge, which offers hotel-style amenities but retains the cozy ambiance of a traditional Vermont country inn.  

Sugar Lodge is located less than a half-mile from Sugarbush ski resort, where fall activities include hiking, mountain biking, golf and scenic lift rides.

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