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14 Best Hotels in Vermont

While Vermont is renowned for its stunning fall foliage, there are reasons to visit year-round. This beautiful state is home to scenic cities and numerous mountains and sparkling lakes for hiking and fun on the water during the warmer months, while winter is ideal for skiing, boarding, and other snow sports. No matter when you plan to go, you’ll have a wealth of hotel options to choose from, with these some of the best in the state.

Twin Farms - Barnard Twin Farms
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Twin Farms - Barnard

One of the best adults-only all-inclusive hotels in the world, Twin Farms sits on 300 forested acres and offers an intimate stay for adults only in just 20 rooms. A wealth of activities are included in the rates, with everything from canoeing on the pond to downhill skiing on six groomed trails right on the property. Enjoy evening bonfires with S’mores, a fitness center, spa, and tennis courts too. Rooms include fireplaces, satellite TV, movies, music, and fully stocked refrigerators.

The Lodge at Spruce Peak - Stowe The Lodge at Spruce Peak
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The Lodge at Spruce Peak - Stowe

Nestled at the base of Stowe Mountain, The Lodge at Spruce Peak is a year-round destination, but it’s especially popular among snow sports enthusiasts, complete with a ski and snowboard valet. The gondola to the slopes is just steps from the door, and afterward you can head to The Spa and Wellness Center for treatments inspired by American Indian traditions. The top-rated ski-in/ski-out property also includes a heated outdoor pool and multiple eateries in-house. Rooms feature goose-down feather beds and marble bathrooms with tubs ideal for a relaxing soak.

Woodstock Inn and Resort - Woodstock, Vermont Woodstock Inn & Resort
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Woodstock Inn and Resort - Woodstock, Vermont

Dating back to the 18th century, the Woodstock Inn and Resort is nestled among quintessential Vermont landscapes with dairy farms and soaring white steeples. It’s a famous luxury hotel in New England, offering an elegant stay with modern amenities, including rooms with flat-screen TVs, Keurig coffeemakers, and homey touches like handmade quilts. One of the state’s oldest 18-hole golf courses is on-site along with lush gardens, hiking trails, and tennis courts. A luxurious 10,000-square-foot spa provides the perfect way to relax while delicious eats can be enjoyed at The Red Rooster restaurant.

Stoweflake Mountain Resort & Spa - Stowe Stoweflake Mountain Resort & Spa
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Stoweflake Mountain Resort & Spa - Stowe

Stoweflake Mountain Resort & Spa sits at the base of Stowe Mountain in the heart of Stowe, providing breathtaking views of the area’s majestic peaks. Enjoy a wealth of activities in every season, from walks through the woods, paddling, and biking to alpine skiing and boarding. Or, take advantage of the opportunity to relax with a spa that includes steam rooms, hot tubs, and an indoor hydrotherapy waterfall. You’ll have complimentary access to the Sports Club and an outdoor Jacuzzi, along with an award-winning wine cellar and multiple on-site eateries. Cozy rooms include Keurig coffeemakers with various options for luxe perks like gas fireplaces, whirlpool tubs, and balconies.

Smugglers' Notch Resort - Jeffersonville Smugglers' Notch Resort
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Smugglers' Notch Resort - Jeffersonville

A renowned ski resort near the Green Mountains, Smugglers’ Notch Resort offers an ideal family escape with many child-friendly amenities. There are designated fun zones, a video game room, an entertainment center, and pools with waterslides. Kids can also join day camps that host arts and crafts, skiing and snowboarding lessons, dance parties, and movie nights. Mini golf, rock climbing, and three major ski mountains ensure fun for visitors of all ages. Plus, accommodation includes everything from studios to apartments with as many as five bedrooms, featuring luxe perks like full kitchens and fireplaces.

Made INN Vermont - Burlington Made INN Vermont
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Made INN Vermont - Burlington

Made INN Vermont sits within a Queen Anne Victorian home providing lots of luxuries as an especially ideal retreat for romance seekers, worthy of a proposal, honeymoon, anniversary, or just because. Guests enjoy a delicious cooked breakfast featuring local farm-to-table fare every morning and there is a large six-person hot tub to soak in after a day of exploring. Rooms include minifridges stocked with Vermont-themed items and flat-screen TVs with DVD players.

Trapp Family Lodge - Stowe Trapp Family Lodge
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Trapp Family Lodge - Stowe

The Von Trapp family, the same family featured in “The Sound of Music,” has owned and operated the Trapp Family Lodge for decades. Not surprisingly, it offers plenty of Austrian charm, but there are many other reasons to visit. The property is spread over 2,500 acres and offers activities like hiking or skiing in addition to hosting a climbing wall, a red clay tennis court, a fitness center, a heated outdoor pool, and a hot tub. There are three farm-to-table eateries, a wine cellar, and a brewery on-site too, while accommodation is Bavarian-style rooms that have private or shared balconies with mountain views, cable TV, and whirlpool tubs. Suites have fireplaces or wood-burning stoves, and there are also two- and three-bedroom villas with kitchens.

Equinox Resort & Spa - Manchester Equinox Golf Resort & Spa
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Equinox Resort & Spa - Manchester

Nestled in the Green Mountain State Forest, Equinox Resort & Spa offers lots of luxuries while being inspired by nature. It’s a popular hotel in the U.S. for fall as a mecca for leaf peeping in New England, with the forest transformed into violet-red pin cherry, blazing red and orange maple trees, and yellow alder. Guests can enjoy many activities, including golf, falconry, shooting, and mountain biking. There’s a pool and hot tub, an 18-hole golf course, tennis courts, and multiple options for dining, including a grill restaurant and steakhouse. Spa treatments are available, while accommodation includes high-end linens, flat-screen TVs, and robes. Higher categories come with mountain or garden views, fireplaces, and kitchens.

Hotel Vermont - Burlington Exterior of Hotel Vermont
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Hotel Vermont - Burlington

An independent hotel in downtown Burlington mixing modern and rustic elements, Hotel Vermont hosts a gym and yoga classes in addition to offering pampering spa treatments. Guests can enjoy on-site multiple eateries for casual bites as well as fine dining options while being close to Lake Champlain, while live music offered on Friday nights too. The spacious rooms come with all the usual standard amenities like free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, but if you book one of the top-floor rooms, .you’ll get nightly turndown service, Vermont-made treats, Tivoli radios, and flannel robes.

Mountain Top Resort - Chittenden The Mountain Top Inn & Resort
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Mountain Top Resort - Chittenden

Mountain Top Resort is surrounded by scenic natural beauty, set on 350 acres with lush meadows and woods, boasting views of the Chittenden Reservoir and the Green Mountains. Enjoy activities year-round, like horseback riding, hiking, canoeing and kayaking during the warmer months and sleigh rides or cross-country skiing in the winter. There’s a private beach, yoga lessons, spa treatments, a heated pool, and hot tub along with two restaurants for dining with mountain views. Accommodating ranges from classic lodge-style rooms to luxurious suites with sweeping vistas.

Swift House Inn - Middlebury Swift House Inn
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Swift House Inn - Middlebury

A former governor’s mansion, the Swift House is an upscale B&B-style hotel that provides easy access to downtown Middlebury. It’s spread throughout three historic buildings, including the Federal-style main house, a Victorian gatehouse, and an 1880 carriage house. Enjoy relaxing on the deck or porch that overlooks the gardens along with multiple complimentary perks like a steam room, sauna, access to a fitness center nearby, and a gourmet breakfast every morning. The restaurant also offers candlelit dinners, while the elegant rooms feature period furnishings and modern tech like satellite TV. Some have ultra luxe features like four-poster beds, fireplaces, and Jacuzzi tubs.

The Colonial House Inn & Motel - Weston The Colonial House Inn & Motel
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The Colonial House Inn & Motel - Weston

The Colonial House Inn & Motel is ideal for a more affordable retreat, nestled in the foothills around Green Mountain State Park, with some of the best of Southern Vermont’s skiing at its doorstep. Enjoy picturesque views and a full country breakfast that’s included in the rates. Dinners are served on Friday and Saturday evenings during the busy season, from May through October. Accommodation is in either the motel rooms, which include cable TV, and furnished porches for enjoying a view of the Green Mountains, or the inn rooms, which come with coffeemakers, TVs, and bathrobes.

Inn on Putney Road Bed and Breakfast - Brattleboro Inn on Putney Road Bed and Breakfast
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Inn on Putney Road Bed and Breakfast - Brattleboro

Located along the waterfront in Brattleboro, the Inn on Putney Road Bed and Breakfast is set within an elegant French Baronial-style home, providing an intimate, upscale stay with just six individually decorated rooms. All are en-suite and come with flat-screen TVs and minifridges with complimentary drinks. Some have four-poster beds and gas fireplaces. Despite the relatively small size of the property, there’s an indoor hot tub, billiards table, and even an on-site pub. You’ll enjoy a daily gourmet breakfast, and there are also gardens with fountains to enjoy.

506 On The River Inn - Woodstock 506 On The River Inn
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506 On The River Inn - Woodstock

Offering a home-like bed-and-breakfast feel just minutes from the village of Woodstock, 506 On The River Inn offers the facilities of a larger resort, complete with a game room, gym, and an indoor pool. While there are plenty of dining options nearby, you won’t want to miss the meals at the inn, with 506 Bistro highly lauded. Guests also enjoy a sumptuous free breakfast and high-end accommodation that includes kitchenettes, 40″ TVs, and furnished balconies. There are also farmhouse suites set within a separate building that have full kitchens.

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