Home to some of the most stunning landscapes in New England, holidays in Vermont make the ideal getaway if you love the outdoors. Known for its rolling scenery and abundance of wildlife, not to mention its local maple syrup, discover why Vermont is such a well-loved holiday destination.
Discover some of the most fantastic scenery in the world, including the enormous freshwater Lake Champlain, bordering the USA and Canada, and the summer home of President Lincoln at Hildene. You can also explore the postcard-worthy 19th century village of Stowe, which is a hit with winter sports enthusiasts. Or why not venture to the absolutely charming Woodstock, famed for its old farms and authentic New England character?
Embrace nature on holiday in Vermont
Founded in the 1700s by the English and French and located on the northeastern coast of America, bordering Canada, Vermont offers numerous activities and sightseeing opportunities during your holidays, regardless of your age.
The 250 mile range of the Green Mountains boast lush farmland and forestry, as well as bears, moose and deer, and provide the perfect place for a day of hiking, mountain biking and nature spotting. At over 124 miles long and up to 122 metres deep, Lake Champlain is a much-loved spot for boating trips, winter ice fishing, swimming, or setting up camp for a night under the stars.
Known for its skiing, due to its close proximity to Mount Mansfield, Stowe is a delightful village to shop and eat in between all your sporting activities.
Woodstock is also worth a visit, and is famed for its art galleries, tempting dining spots and historic farms. While you’re in the region, you must sample the local Vermont cheese and maple syrup.
Vermont is popular with couples, families and groups looking for a memorable countryside escape. Why not extend your New England trip and visit nearby Montreal, in Canada, or Northern California? Our experts can plan the ideal multi-centre holiday in Vermont.
Our favorite hotels
From cosy country retreats to luxurious resorts with everything at your fingertips, you’ll find the perfect Vermont accommodation in our collection. Browse our favourite places to stay in Vermont.
Top Notch Resort and Spa
Green Mountain Inn
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“Did you know that you can visit and stay at the Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe, famous for being the home to the singing Von Trapp family who inspired the legendary The Sound of Music film?”
“If you can, I highly recommend booking your Vermont road trip in the fall. The autumn colours are incredible and must be seen to be believed.”
Events & Festivals
Festivals and events are wonderful to include during your Vermont holiday, offering a glimpse into the country’s authentic culture and traditions.
Vermont Maple Festival
For those with a sweet tooth, the annual Vermont Maple Festival in April is not to be missed. Taste a variety of local maple syrups and enjoy the parades, live entertainment and cookery demonstrations.
Stoweflake Hot Air Balloon Festival
Watch a fleet of colourful hot air balloons take to the skies, while you soak up the music and cuisine at the free Stoweflake Hot Air Balloon Festival, which takes place every July. You can even jump aboard for a balloon ride yourself.
Stowe Winter Carnival
Join in or simply spectate at the Stowe Winter Carnival’s medley of events, held every January. From ice sculpture carving and ice fishing to snow golf and snow volleyball, you’ll be spoilt for choice.
Get a flavour of the local culture through your palate during your Vermont holiday - and the dairy industry and ice cream is what puts Vermont on the map.
Ben & Jerry’s
Visit the birthplace of Ben & Jerry’s in Waterbury, Vermont, and discover why this ice cream company has such a following and delivers so successfully on its ingredient combinations and branding. Try the wittily-named Cinndoughrella, Americone Dream and Phish Food flavours.
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