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If you’ve never skied before, Killington Mountain is an incredible place to start.
The Vermont Flannel Company hasn’t changed its American made product since 1991. These flannels are hand cut and sewn right here in Vermont. Unlike most flannels you buy in other stores, Vermont Flannels don’t shrink. (Which is good, because we’re hibernating for the winter.)
The Green Mountains of Vermont are a very special place, rich with beauty and wonder, and the stories of the families who have worked the land to create pure Vermont products.
Beth Roberts got started in fitness while living at the beach in California in her 20s.
A cozy dining room with cheerful servers, incredible food and lively conversation. A favorite among locals and visitors alike. Open since 1997, the large and varied menu, extensive wine list and friendly staff have won over guests time and again.
Brewmaster Mike Gerhart has been infusing his particular brand of cool into handcrafted brews since “acid washed jeans were in.” If you’re too young (or too old) to remember this denim trend, that’s circa 1991.
When you’re on our mountain and you want a mountain of cheese and fresh toppings on a golden, hand-tossed crust … allow us to share the best places for pie in the sky.
For fine dining the way the locals do, Birch Ridge is the place to be. Self-defined as ‘refined, not rustic,’ you’ll feel very much as if you’re having supper in Grandma’s formal dining room.
When you have a special occasion to celebrate, or just want to create memories over a memorable meal, here are our top picks for upscale dining in Killington.
Open 20-some years and going strong, Peppino’s is the place to go for pasta on the mountain. This is Italian food at its finest. Don’t be discouraged by the crowds … it is worth the wait.
Steak, glorious steak. The Wobbly Barn is the steakhouse of your dreams.
For those days – or nights – when you just don’t feel like trekking out for lunch or dinner, we have a solution for you. Moguls Sports Pub is located directly across the street from Killington Mountain Lodge.
About an hour’s drive from Killington Mountain Lodge on Route 4, you can reach Vermont’s own ‘Little Grand Canyon,’ Quechee Gorge. It’s the state’s deepest gorge, formed by glacial activity more than 13,000 years before your visit!
Truly a hop and a skip from Quechee Gorge, you’ll discover a natural wonder known as VINS – that stands for Vermont Institute of Natural Science. Explore the Gorge, then head to the nature center. It’s easy to do both activities in one day.
Life on our mountain might be like a box of chocolates, but at Lake Champlain Chocolates, you know what you’re going to get. And, in case you haven’t put milk and cocoa together by now, that’s some really good chocolate.
Roaming the streets of Downtown Middlebury is like roaming into a living history. In fact, the village is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The buildings, although aging, are incredibly well maintained. They house a multitude of inviting local shops, book stores, restaurants, art galleries.
If you’re looking for a special souvenir to commemorate your visit, you’re sure to find it at Danforth Pewter. The factory and associated store are located in Middlebury, but almost every little town we’ve visited near Killington Mountain Lodge has a Danforth store.
If you’re seeking the best drink menu on the mountain in an atmosphere that will transport you to a time when drinks like these were best consumed in secret, head to the modern-day speakeasy known as On the Rocs.
Although it may appear to be a gas station that serves deli, we like to think of Phat Italian as more of a deli that serves gas.
Seriously, the fuel for your car is second to the food for your belly, which is so good you might accidentally forget to fill up the SUV.
Make a day out of your visit to Church Street Marketplace and Waterfront Park in Burlington.
Although it’s nearly 2 hours from Killington Mountain Lodge, the experience is well worth the drive.
About a 30-minute drive from Killington Mountain Lodge, you’ll find some of the flattest water around – perfect for fishing, hiking, paddle boarding and kayaking.
It rained today. And that got us thinking, ‘Hey, it rains sometimes.’ Don’t let a little storm get you down. Luckily, we’ve got you covered (like an umbrella) … so you can enjoy your vacation, even when the weather is far from enjoyable.
Just to get things straight before we begin. The Woodstock you’ll discover on this screen is not the Woodstock of hippie folklore, where girls in flower crowns kissed boys in bell bottoms to the Greatest Hits of the 60s.
When Phillip and Joy Black were in high school together, we wonder if they dreamed they’d own one of the coolest hangout spots in Killington. After working for 10 years in the service industry and getting to know the ski town clientele, the couple opened the Lookout Tavern in 2000, at the former site of Killington’s oldest ski lodge.
This three-floor nightclub has been the place to see and be seen, to hear and be heard since the 1960s.
Steve Lulek says the story of his guide business Vermont Adventure Tours is a classic one – but with a few twists and turns that make it uniquely his.
Vermont is home to some of the most glorious natural scenery, available for your viewing pleasure four seasons of the year. One of the best ways to explore it is to get outside and blaze a trail.
So you’ve come to Killington to experience fall at its finest. Since you can’t see it always, you need to see it all ways. Assuming you flew or drove here, you’ve already viewed the leaves by car or by air.
We went off exploring to save you time and trouble, then jotted down the best of our adventures just for you. With each of the following routes, the idea is to take a scenic drive into town to walk around, then use the main road back when you get tired – or it gets dark.
When the sun comes up, head to this local bakery. The front door is propped open. The screen door creaks. When you walk into Sunup Bakery, it feels like coming home. And that’s just how owner Laura McKenna wants it.
Just outside of Killington, there’s a beautiful town called Burlington, where you’ll find a picturesque lake that isn’t just pretty – it’s also home to some of the world’s oldest coral reefs, as well as hundreds of species of fish and plants.
Located in the center of downtown Rutland, VT – just a ‘hop’ (and a skip) from the Killington Mountain Lodge – this large, casual bar and restaurant offers its own beers on tap, as well as bottled brews, wine and liquor.
Natalia Ferens-Hommel is originally from Europe. After living and working in many different countries and states, she settled in Vermont, where she now runs day tours and brewery tours through her business, Vermontology Guided Tours.
All views are not created equal. Let’s start by saying when you visit the Peak Lodge, you have a view of five U.S. States, as well as Canada and three mountain ranges.
If you think our mountain is only made for winter, you might need more than ski lessons. Read on to discover all the many reasons you should visit us in the warmer months.
If you’re looking for a one-stop shop where you can eat great food, experience local charm and buy authentic maple syrup to take home, Sugar and Spice is a must-do on your Killington list.
If you’ve never had the pleasure of visiting a true Irish pub – you know, like, IN IRELAND – pop into McGrath’s Irish Pub in Killington Vermont during your stay, and you’ll feel like you have.
Where “everything served is art.” Just ask Beth Weinberg Sarandrea, who, along with husband Jimi, opened the specialty coffee and cocktail restaurant and gallery in the winter of 2010.
Back in the day, as they say, Vermont was home to some of the most fertile farmland in the country. If you want to hear about it until the cows come home, we’ve got the place for you.
When in Vermont, do as the Vermonters do. You may have come to the North in search of ice, but while you’re here, may we humbly suggest you try the ice cream.
With a tagline like “Shop. Eat. Be Entertained,” you can pretty much guess what you’re in for when you make the short drive to Downtown Rutland, VT.
If you’re the type that needs a bit more excitement than just a plate of food set down in front of you, then you probably need to head to JAX Food & Games in Killington, VT. Open daily at 3 p.m., the seating gets pretty tight at dinnertime, but the real fun starts after dinner anyway.
Any restaurant named after the pungent little pod that flavors any savory dish worth its salt – we figure that place must be good. The Garlic Vermont in Killington, VT does not disappoint.
That’s right. 5,000 pounds of hot glass. 2,100 degrees. ONE COOL SPOT. Welcome to Simon Pearce Mill and Restaurant, where we met Claire and Nate.