Vermont Early Fall Getaways
It’s great to be spontaneous but a little pre-planning often makes a good thing even better. Put your next Vermont Fall Foliage Getaway “over-the-top” by taking a few moments to develop a few “tentative” plans. We’ve outlined some info about things to do and suggest visiting all our links below to get a feel for the Vermont lodging options and attractions that are available.
Early Fall Foliage Vacations
If you are in search of colorful scenery remember the leaves turn color quicker the farther north you travel. “Peak” color is always first in the far northern reaches of Vermont. The Northeast Kingdom offers wonderful inn lodging and dining choices. The view of Lake Willoughby reminds many of the glacial lakes near the French Alps. With Kingdom Trails and hundreds of miles of hiking, it is no wonder the destination of choice is Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom. here is plenty to do for everyone during your Vermont vacation. We found plenty of fun Vermont activities – from outdoor adventure sports and cultural activities such as outstanding art galleries, museums, live music, theater, historic sites and more.
Stowe Fall Foliage Vacations
Just south of the Kingdom – Stowe, Vermont sits in the Lamoille River Valley and comes alive with color from early September throughout October. The most vibrant Stowe fall foliage colors appear on the hillsides on Mount Mansfield usually by mid October. Many of our favorite Stowe Inns, Hotels and Stowe Resorts book early during this busy time of the year.
Explore all of the links below to discover fun Fall vacation activities and attractions. Please share your Vermont Fall Foliage questions or comments.
Vermont Fall Foliage Vacation Ideas
The Wildflower Inn, Darling Hill Road, Lyndonville, VT 05851 | 802-626-8310
"Warm hospitality... the gardens are famous". Yankee Magazine. Relax and recharge at this country inn with resort amenities on 570 acres in Vermont's Northeast Kingdom. Offering 24 guest rooms and suites, pool, tennis, trails, petting barn, skiing, snowmobile tours, x-country skiing, hay / sleigh rides, spa, and sauna. Country breakfasts and dinners overlooking perennial gardens and spectacular mountain views. Wedding facilities. Kid friendly. Easy to get to from I-91 & I-93.
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The Willoughvale Inn on Lake Willoughby, Rt. 5A, Westmore, VT 05860 | 800-594-9102
Warm hospitality awaits you at the WilloughVale Inn, situated in an exquisite natural setting on the shores of Lake Willoughby. Lodging is gracious and informal, providing a perfectly relaxed atmosphere for vacationing in all four seasons. Ten unique guest rooms and eight cozy cottages feature fully-equipped kitchens, some feature a fireplace, Jacuzzi and docks. Pets are welcome in limited accommodations. Boating, water trampoline, game room and WiFi. Seasonal dining. Discounted rates.
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Rabbit Hill Inn, Lower Waterford, VT 05848 | 802-748-5168
A magical romantic hideaway in a tiny hamlet set between the river and the mountains. 19 enchanting, uniquely styled guest rooms featuring fireplaces, double whirlpool tubs, porches and glorious mountain views. Enjoy award-winning dining, comfortable elegance, pampering service and genuine hospitality. Endless activities, numerous ski areas & golf courses makes Rabbit Hill Inn the perfect vacation destination for all seasons. "...Amazing meals, incredible accommodations...this just might be the most romantic place on the planet!"-Zagat Guide AAA Four Diamond rated. Open year round.
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Phineas Swann Country Inn, 195 Main Street, Montgomery Center, VT 05471 | 802-326-4306
The Phineas Swann Bed & Breakfast is New England's most romantic and pet-friendly getaway. Located just 7 miles from Jay Peak Resort, the Phineas Swan offers year-round recreational and vacation options, including skiing, hiking, cycling, mountain biking, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling leaf-viewing and even swimming at Jay Peak's indoor water park.
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PetraCliffs Climbing Center and Mountaineering School, 105 Briggs Street, Burlington, VT 05401 | 866-65-PETRA
Located in Burlington, PetraCliffs is a Vermont's premiere indoor rock climbing facility and climbing school. Our gym features 8,500 square feet of climbing walls and bouldering for all abilities. Our programming, guiding, and instructional course focuses on individuals and groups of all ages.
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Above Reality Inc. Hot Air Balloon Rides, 70 Essex Way, Essex, VT 05452 | 802-899-4007
Enjoy spectacular views of the Green Mountains, Lake Champlain, and the Adirondack mountains during a memorable balloon flight with our friendly and skilled staff. We'll whisk you above the ordinary and take you on a magical voyage above the treetops. All flights conclude with a champagne toast and VT cheese and fudge.
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Scott Farm Orchard, 707 Kipling Road, Dummerston, VT 05301 | 802-254-6868
The Scott Farm, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, has been in active cultivation since 1791. This 571 acre farm includes over 120 varieties of ecologically grown heirloom apples on 40 acres. Harvest starts in late August and peaks in October. We have a pick-your-own orchard and numerous seasonal events. Check out website for details.
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Vermont Antique Mall, 5573 Woodstock Road, Quechee, VT 05059 | 802 281-4147
Located in the heart of Quechee Gorge Village, you’ll find our 17,000 square foot barn filled with antiques, vintage and collectable treasures. Come see the area’s largest selection, with hundreds of dealer booths and new stock daily. Nearby eateries and seasonal events make this a “must see” for all ages. Shop where the dealers shop! Open daily 10am – 5pm.
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The Governor's House in Hyde Park, 100 Main Street, Hyde Park, VT 05655 | 866-800-6888
Centerpiece of a quiet village, the completely restored historic mansion offers modern comfort with the gracious elegance of an earlier time. Period furnishings. Bedroom fireplaces. Mountain views. Jane Austen weekends. Afternoon tea. Small private events and weddings. The perfect elopement package.
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Okemo Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce, 57 Pond St., Ludlow, VT 05149 | 802-228-5830
We serve the Towns of Andover, Cavendish, known for trophy trout fishing; Chester, known for Arts & Antiques; Ludlow, home of Okemo Mountain Resort, Mount Holly famous for Cider Days; Plymouth, home to Pres. Calvin Coolidge State historic site and Weston, home to the original Vermont Country Store.
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Vermont Fall Foliage Vacation Ideas
Follow the links below for more information
Visit a Vermont Campground
Go Horseback Riding
See Vermont from above – take a Hot Air Balloon Ride
Hiking in Vermont
Golfing in Vermont
Fishing in Vermont
Unwind at a Vermont Spa
Visit a Vermont Art Gallery
Visit a Vermont Theatre
Visit a Vermont Museum
Take a Vermont Factory Tour
Discover a Great Vermont Restaurant
Listen or Dance to “live” music
Shop Local at a Vermont Farmers’ Market
Visit a Vermont attraction
Visit a State Historic Site
Take a bike ride or walk on the Stowe Recreation Path
Find a Vermont covered bridge
Support the Arts! Visit a Vermont Theatre or Playhouse
Tour a Vermont brewery or Vermont winery
Go House Hunting with a Vermont Realtor
Visit aVermont Event
Visit a Vermont Antique Store
Visit a Vermont Farm Stand or Apple Orchard
Visit a Vermont Cheese Producer – take home some Vermont Cheddar!
Go Rock Climbing
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