10 Best Places to Stay in Vermont This Fall


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Stay in quaint inns or a country estate while you enjoy the splendor of fall foliage in Vermont this year. Some offer tours and activities like horseback riding. Pair your leaf-peeping outings with an amazing accommodation and you'll have a memorable fall vacation.

In addition to these ideas, there are more unique places to stay in Connecticut, MaineMassachusettsNew Hampshire, New York, and Rhode Island, some with special leaf-peeping package deals. 

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Windham Hill Inn (West Townshend)

Vermont Route 30


311 Lawrence Dr, West Townshend, VT 05359-9715, USA
+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 inn, located on 160 picture-perfect, mountain view acres, is a place where you can truly get away from it all. Relax in your private soaking tub or stroll the grounds.  

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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, USA
+1 802-748-5168

If you're looking for a cozy B&B for your fall foliage stay in Vermont's Northeast Kingdom, look no further than the romantic and relaxing Rabbit Hill Inn.

This 19-room bed and breakfast inn caters to adults looking for relaxing escapes, honeymoons, celebrations, and fun-filled vacations. You'll find luxury accommodations with a variety of décor styles, ranging from traditional to modern. All rooms have private baths, some with double whirlpool or hydromassage tubs for two, or oversized spa showers. Most rooms and suites feature fireplaces and beautiful views of the White Mountains. 

The dining room offers breakfast, afternoon sweets, and evening cocktails and dinner.

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The Wildflower Inn (Lyndonville)

Mountain Biking at Kingdom Trails

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2059 A Darling Hill Rd, Lyndonville, VT 05851, USA
+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 is located in a country village-like setting with multiple buildings housing the rooms and suites, all surrounded by 300 acres of Northeast Kingdom. You can even stay in a "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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Wilburton Inn (Manchester)

USA, VT, Manchester Center

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257 Wilburton Drive, Manchester, VT 05254, USA
+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.

The hilltop has  27 individual spacious guest rooms with kitchens, living rooms and dining rooms. Two villas can be rented as individual guest rooms or as a six-bedroom home.  Rates for individual guest rooms include a full country breakfast and housekeeping. The inn has dog-friendly rooms.

You'll encounter more than vibrant leaves as you stroll the grounds. Albert Levis, M.D., who purchased the property in 1987 and continues to run it with his family, shares his eclectic sculpture collection on the inn's grounds.

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The Maple Leaf Inn (Barnard)

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5890 VT Rte 12, Barnard, VT 05031, USA
+1 802-234-5342

Choose a storybook Victorian farmhouse set amid 16 wooded acres for your accommodations, and you won't have to venture any farther than the gracious front porch for spectacular fall foliage views. 

This Select Registry gem of a bed & breakfast has seven guest rooms (most with working fireplaces) and a pillow library to ensure blissful sleep. Many of the rooms have wood-burning fireplaces and whirlpool tubs.

The inn is located not far from Woodstock, in Barnard, a quaint village on lovely Silver Lake. 

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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
+1 802-295-7600

Quechee Gorge 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.

The motel is located directly across from Quechee State Park with hiking trails and nature programs.

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The Mountain Top Inn & Resort (Chittenden)

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95 Mountain Top Rd, Chittenden, VT 05737, USA
+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 meadow, and 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, boating or fishing on the lake. ​

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The Equinox Golf Resort & Spa (Manchester)

Equinox Hotel in Manchester Village

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3567 Main St, Manchester Center, VT 05255, USA
+1 802-362-4700

This historic and elegant resort with par-71, 6423-yard golf course, offers a wonderful base from which to explore fall foliage in Vermont. The resort was established in 1769.

Located in the Green Mountains, the resort has elegant accommodations, fantastic on-site dining, and a full-service spa. Relax in the resort's 75-foot year-round heated indoor pool and enjoy the beautiful mountain views.

The Equinox offers five distinct dining venues, from a steakhouse restaurant to the historic Marsh Tavern.

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Mountain Meadows Lodge (Killington)

Peak New England foliage is mirrored in the water of Kent Pond in Killington, Vt.

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285 Thundering Brook Rd, Killington, VT 05751-9512, USA
+1 802-457-5000

Located on Kent Lake in Killington, this historic country lodge is close to many scenic attractions in central Vermont including fall foliage gondola rides at the Killington ski area and hikes along the Appalachian Trail.

This family-friendly resort sits on Kent Lake in a small New England town and is surrounded by National Forest and State Park lands. The grounds have farm animals for the kids to visit. 

Mountain Meadows Lodge offers a sauna, hot-tub, enormous fireplace, game room, and a full bar.

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Sugar Lodge at Sugarbush (Warren)

Moss Glen Falls, Rt 12 near Warren

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2197 Sugarbush Access Rd, Warren, VT 05674-9313, USA
+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. The Lodge offers hotel style amenities but retains the cozy ambiance of a traditional Vermont country inn.  

Sugar Lodge is a classic mountain lodge less than 1/2 mile from the Sugarbush Ski Area and a Robert Trent Jones, Sr. Golf Club. Since Sugarbush is in central Vermont, you are also within an hour’s drive of five of Vermont’s top ski resorts, so you may want to return for a winter visit.

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