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Where to Stay in Vermont This Fall – Top 15 Hotels

Each fall, people from all over the world travel to Vermont to see the fall foliage and participate in local fall events. This northeastern U.S. destination is filled with quaint towns, family farms, friendly folks, and lots of fun for the whole family. If your goal is to see the most colorful fall leaves, plan your trip for late September in northern Vermont through mid-October in southern Vermont.

To help you plan your trip, here are some ideas for where to stay in Vermont this fall.

Timberholm Inn, Stowe Timberholm Inn
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Timberholm Inn, Stowe

A highly rated option in Stowe, Vermont, is the Timberholm Inn, which is welcoming and a fun place to be in the fall. Guests are greeted by a friendly innkeeper and her golden doodle when they arrive and are instantly calmed by the natural surroundings of the property. This mountainside inn was built in 1949 and is a classic Vermont B&B. It’s located between the historic village and Mount Mansfield, and it is within walking distance of a farmer’s market and hiking trails. The innkeeper prepares a delicious, homemade breakfast each morning that features local coffee, flour, fruits, and vegetables.

Key Amenities:

  • Homemade breakfast included

  • Outdoor hot tub and deck

  • Walking distance to hiking trails

Smugglers' Notch Resort, Jeffersonville Smugglers' Notch Resort
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Smugglers' Notch Resort, Jeffersonville

One of the best resorts in Vermont, Smuggler’s Notch is a family-friendly property that is fun to visit at any time of the year to enjoy the changing seasons. In the fall, the resort offers opportunities for live music, mini-golf, bingo, crafting, yoga, and much more. Accommodations at the resort are one-, two-, and three-bedroom condos in several different community clusters.

Key Amenities:

  • Multiple bedroom condos

  • Indoor playground with laser tag and arcade

  • Live music and farmer’s market

The Mountain Top Inn & Resort, Chittenden The Mountain Top Inn & Resort
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The Mountain Top Inn & Resort, Chittenden

The Mountain Top Resort is located on a central Vermont mountain, on 700 acres of woods and meadows, and with a view of a 740-acre lake. This luxurious inn offers luxury king cabins, private guest houses, and other accommodations. There is a restaurant onsite that offers Vermont craft beers and a terrace to sit out on during the early fall season. The Mountain Top Inn has a spa that offers signature treatments, a hot tub, a pool, and a fitness center.

Key Amenities:

  • King cabins, guest houses and rooms

  • Spa with hot tub, pool and fitness center

  • Lake view on 700 acres of woods

Wilburton Inn, Manchester A lovely property you'll never forget
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Wilburton Inn, Manchester

One of the top-rated hotels in Vermont is the Wilburton Inn, which is a dog-friendly hotel that is perfect for fall. The inn is located on a 30-acre estate and consists of two mansions, vacation homes, suites, and a celebration pavilion. Meanwhile, the resort also has an outdoor pool, tennis court, and museum. Wilburton dates back to 1902 and is a popular place for hosting gatherings.

Key Amenities:

  • Dog-friendly suites on 30-acre estate

  • Outdoor and indoor pool

  • Fall foliage midweek packages

Courtyard Burlington Harbor, Burlington Courtyard Burlington Harbor
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Courtyard Burlington Harbor, Burlington

Courtyard Burlington Harbor is a Marriott-brand hotel in Burlington, Vermont, that welcomes travelers during the fall season. It is on the shores of Lake Champlain and is a pet-friendly option for guests. You’ll be close to hiking and biking when you stay here and enjoy lots of familiar amenities. These include an indoor pool, hot tub, restaurant, bar, and fitness center. Pets weighing up to 75 pounds can stay here with you for an extra $50 fee.

Key Amenities:

  • Pet-friendly rooms for extra fee

  • Located on Lake Champlain

  • Indoor pool and hot tub

Rabbit Hill Inn, Waterford Rabbit Hill Inn
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Rabbit Hill Inn, Waterford

The Rabbit Hill Inn gives travelers a romantic Vermont experience in the fall. This is a B&B that is perfect for couples’ getaways. The rooms here have private baths and a variety of décor styles. Many of them have views of the White Mountains and fireplaces, too. You’ll also love going over to the full-service, Irish-style pub for drinks.

Key Amenities:

  • Rooms with private baths and fireplaces

  • Breakfast and afternoon sweets included

  • Romance-themed packages available

Hotel Vermont, Burlington Hotel Vermont
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Hotel Vermont, Burlington

The Hotel Vermont is a hotel in Burlington that is lovely to stay at in the fall season. This hotel has a rustic and modern vibe near the shores of Lake Champlain. It is located in downtown Burlington, so you can enjoy all that the city has to offer. There are various room options to choose from, including whirlpool king bedrooms and suites. For local dining, try the Juniper at Hotel Vermont, Bleu Northeast Kitchen, and Hen of the Wood. There are some meeting and event spaces available here, too, for small gatherings.

Key Amenities:

  • Whirlpool king bedrooms and suites

  • Located in downtown Burlington

  • Meeting and event spaces

Seesaw’s Lodge, Peru Seesaw’s Lodge
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Seesaw’s Lodge, Peru

This is a four-season destination in Vermont that is also a wonderful choice for fall. Seesaw’s Lodge consists of cabins and a seven-bedroom lodge. You’ll be in an old-world Vermont setting and enjoy the mountain views and modern comforts. Meanwhile, there is another lodge on the property that has spacious suites and an innkeeper’s quarters. Johnny Seesaw’s is an onsite restaurant that serves a menu of local ingredients with a fresh twist. Seesaw’s has always been a popular place for weddings and receptions in Vermont too.

Key Amenities:

  • Cabins and rooms in lodges

  • On-site restaurant

  • Event space and retreats

The Equinox Golf Resort & Spa, Manchester Village The Equinox, Golf Resort & Spa
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The Equinox Golf Resort & Spa, Manchester Village

When you want to see the fall leaves in Vermont, the Equinox Golf Resort & Spa is another top choice. This hotel has a history that goes back to 1769 and has hosted past U.S. presidents over the years. Today, guests can stay in the main Equinox Resort, the intimate Orvis Inn, or the Historic 1811 House on the property. Fully furnished vacation rentals are also available at the resort. Guests can enjoy dining at Chop House and having drinks at Marsh Tavern during their stays. Meanwhile, Falcon Bar has many varieties of wine and single-malt scotches right off the main lobby, plus live music. The resort’s spa is an ideal place to relax and rejuvenate yourself, too.

Key Amenities:

  • Resort, historic house and vacation rentals

  • Bar with live music

  • Spa treatments inspired by nature

Green Mountain Suites Hotel, Burlington Green Mountain Suites Hotel
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Green Mountain Suites Hotel, Burlington

When you want to be in Burlington, consider booking a room at the Green Mountain Suites Hotel this fall. This boutique country inn puts you in an ideal spot to see the fall colors and stay in a suite with all the comforts of home. Your stay here includes breakfast served daily, complimentary wine and beer reception on some days, an exercise facility, and a courtyard with a fire pit. Extended stay rooms are available if you’d like to stay for longer or perhaps the whole season. This is a pet-friendly hotel when you pay an additional fee.

Key Amenities:

  • Pet-friendly suites and extended stay rooms

  • Breakfast and complimentary wine and beer included

  • Indoor pool, hot tub and fitness center

Hilton Burlington Lake Champlain, Burlington Hilton Burlington Lake Champlain
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Hilton Burlington Lake Champlain, Burlington

The Hilton brand of hotels also offers the Hilton Burlington Lake Champlain, which is a block from Waterfront Park. This hotel is a five-minute walk from Church Street Marketplace and has a fitness center, indoor pool and pet-friendly rooms. Dogs up to 75 pounds can stay here for an additional fee. In total, this hotel has spacious guest rooms, eight meeting rooms, and 18,822 square feet of total event space if you are planning to host a gathering during the fall season.

Key Amenities:

  • Pet-friendly for additional fee

  • Indoor pool and fitness center

  • Located near Waterfront Park and Lake Champlain

Mountain Valley Retreat, Killington Mountain Valley Retreat, Killington
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Mountain Valley Retreat, Killington

The Mountain Valley Retreat in Killington, Vermont, is a 2,300-square-foot B&B on 16 acres of land in the Green Mountains. This central Vermont destination has two bedrooms available for guests. It has a shared bathroom, stairs to climb, and epic views of the natural landscape. The Mountain Valley Retreat serves breakfast each morning to guests. It is a great place to be for hiking, biking, fishing, skiing, golfing, and other outdoor activities. The B&B is also seven miles from the Killington Ski Resort. Travelers love staying here in the fall because of the nature on the property and the prime place for fall foliage viewing from late September to early October.

Key Amenities:

  • Chalet with two bedrooms and shared bathroom

  • 16-acre property in Green Mountains

  • Breakfast included

Fullerton Inn & Restaurant, Chester Fullerton Inn
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Fullerton Inn & Restaurant, Chester

The Fullerton Inn is a top place to stay when you want to see fall foliage in all its glory. This inn dates back to 1885 and is located on 2.5 acres of land with lovely gardens and mountain views. You’ll find rooms here with private, en-suite bathrooms and unique décor that is historic and full of character. Enjoy the best of the charming town of Chester, Vermont, when you stay here and also dine onsite at the restaurant.

Key Amenities:

  • Historic rooms with private bathrooms

  • 2.5-acre property with gardens and mountain views

  • On-site restaurant serving lunch and dinner

The Little River Inn, Stowe Make yourself comfortable and truly relax here
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The Little River Inn, Stowe

You’ll enjoy staying at the Little River Inn in Stowe, Vermont, this fall and being so close to the Riverwalk and iconic Main Street. The inn has boutique décor, welcoming common spaces, a breakfast room to start your day, and a back deck with a hot tub. In total, there are six rooms and suites at the inn. Gear storage is available here, as well as daily housekeeping. Kim and Phil Joyce are your hosts at the inn and can help you discover everything that is amazing about the Stowe area in the fall.

Key Amenities:

  • Back deck with hot tub

  • Storage room for gear

  • Located near Riverwalk and Main Street

Hilton Garden Inn Burlington Downtown, Burlington Hilton Garden Inn Burlington Downtown
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Hilton Garden Inn Burlington Downtown, Burlington

For your fall trip to Burlington, you might also consider booking a room at the Hilton Garden Inn Burlington Downtown. This hotel from the familiar hotel chain is a great place to be for lake and mountain views. It’s also just a half-mile from Church Street Marketplace, the South Ends Art District, and the Lake Champlain waterfront. Features of this hotel are the indoor pool, fitness center, terrace, fire pit, and free shuttle to get to the airport. Stop by the Armory Grille and Bar at the hotel for classic American fare for breakfast and dinner. Dogs and cats are allowed here when you pay the additional fee and deposit.  

Key Amenities:

  • Indoor pool and fitness center

  • Free airport shuttle

  • Pet-friendly rooms for additional fee

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