SKIING/ SNOW BOARDING
DOWNHILL - CROSS-COUNTRY - BACK-COUNTRY
Located in the heart of Southern Vermont ski country, the Vermont Mountain House is a short distance to Bromley Mt. (3.5 miles), Magic Mt. (8 miles), Stratton Mt. (16 miles), and Okemo Mt. (21 miles).
Cross Country and Backcountry skiing opportunities abound. Nearby cross country ski centers include:
Wild Wings Ski Touring Center (3.5 miles)
Viking Nordic Center (6 miles)
Grafton Ponds Cross Country Ski (18mi)
For the more adventurous and experienced, the house is stocked with books and maps on local routes. Nearby touring trails include the Catamount Ski Trail, which you can access directly from the house through the forest.
HIKING / MOUNTAIN BIKING
The house is close to some of the most spectacular hikes in the Green Mountains. There are dozens of nearby hiking opportunities and mountain biking opportunities of varying lengths, technical ability and scenery, including the famed Vermont Long Trail, Lowell Lake, Bromley, Stratton, and Mount Equinox.
Best in class shopping in the nearby town of Manchester, VT including their famous designer outlets including Kate Spade, Theory, Brooks Brothers, Tumi, Banana Republic, Anne Taylor, Armani, Marimekko, Kitchen Supply, Le Creuset, Chico's, Ellen Fisher, Michael Kors, Clarks, Bass, Ralph Lauren, Gap
There are delicious restaurants nearby in Peru, Manchester, or Londonderry from casual cafes to French, Italian, Steakhouses, Farm to Table, Taverns, Taprooms, etc. These are just some of the many restaurants nearby. Clink on the links for menu and directions:
J.J. Hapgood General Store & Eatery
The Raven's Den Steakhouse & Taproom
YOGA / SPAS
Mountain Community Yoga (Londonderry)
Green Door Day Spa (Manchester)
The Spa at Equinox (Manchester)
FARMER / ARTISAN MARKETS
The Vermont Green Mountains are a land of artisans and artists. Stop by any one of the many working farms for a tour and to buy produce. Reservations may be needed so please check with the farm or gallery directly.
Nearby farms include:
Woodcock Farm (Cheese)
West River Farmer's Market (Londonderry)
Nearby Artisans & Galleries include:
Mountain Painters & Artisans Gallery
Explore the abundant lakes and rivers nearby and rent a kayak or canoe or take a swim. Click links for more information on each location:
Hapgood Pond (local swimming hole)
Emerald Lake (swimming, non-motorized boats)
Lake Lowell (hiking and non-motorized boats)
Lake St. Catherine (swimming, motorboats allowed)
The house is ten minutes from the acclaimed Weston Playhouse, an excellent regional theater with plays and musicals and a cabaret, as well as a short drive to The Dorset Theatre Festival which features new works on multiple stages. Outdoor concerts and music festivals abound when the weather permits. Check the links for info:
Events Calendar in Southern Vermont