The Mountain Top Inn & Resort is one of our top picks for best fall vacations in Vermont. After a few days at the Mountain Top Inn it becomes natural to relax. The scenery is captivating year-round and can be enjoyed from the comfort of the Main Lodge which is perched on a hill overlooking mountain peaks and a lake.
Fall foliage is the most popular time to vacation at the Mountain Top Inn. Since the resort is only three hours from Boston and five hours from New York City, many drive to the inn to experience the legendary Vermont fall foliage from late September to mid-October.
Summer on the Lake
In the summer, the Mountain Top Inn attracts family vacationers looking for outdoor adventure. In addition to miles of hiking trails, there is boating and swimming in the 860-acre lake. If you find the lake water too cold to take a plunge, you can relax next to the heated outdoor pool.
Outdoor Adventures in Vermont
The Equestrian Center is home to 35 horses and offers instruction for riders of all skill levels. If you have never been horseback riding, here is your chance to try it on your fall vacation.
The 52 miles of trails which are used for horseback riding, hiking and mountain biking in the summer, are turned into groomed trails for cross-country skiing, snow shoeing and romantic sleigh rides when the Vermont landscape becomes blanketed with snow.
Rooms, Cabins and Chalets
The Mountain Top Inn has 33 rooms, 5 rustic cabins and chalet rentals. The cabins have one or two bedrooms with wood burning fireplaces and are pet-friendly.
The hotel has two restaurants - the elegant Highlands Restaurant and a more casual Highlands Tavern. Both restaurants offer scenic mountain views. Click here for more great vacation resorts.
Doubles start at $130 per night, including breakfast, in late fall; from $225 during fall foliage weeks. There is also a 9% Vermont state sales tax and 15% Resort Service charge. Weekends require a two night stay.