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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Willoughvale Inn and Cottages on Lake Willoughby, 794 Vermont 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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Phineas Swann Bed & Breakfast 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 Swann 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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Petra Cliffs Climbing Center and Mountaineering School, 105 Briggs Street, Burlington, VT 05401 | 802-657-3872
Located in Burlington, Petra Cliffs is Vermont's premier 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 courses focus 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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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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Odyssey Events VT, 276 Laber Road, Bridgewater Corners, VT 05035 | 802-342-1513
Hands-on cooking classes offered by Chef Ted at his mountain top idyll. Discuss the many possibilities or choose from pre-scheduled classes. From pastas and pizzas to meats, seafoods, vegetables, and desserts. Learn then eat what you cook. BYOB.
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Strong House Inn, 94 West Main Street, Vergennes, VT 05491 | 802-877-3337
The Strong House Inn is located in the heart of the Champlain Valley. This historical Inn has 14 individually decorated guestrooms, on five acres of gardens and trees with classic New England architecture and the comfort and luxury of a modern day Inn. The Inn is a perfect location for weddings, receptions, and rehearsal dinners and meetings for up to 50 people. Join us for Quilting in Vermont, the ultimate setting for quilters to reignite their creative passion and be spoiled in the process. Whether you are looking for a romantic getaway, a foodie experience, or a once in a lifetime event - an adventure is waiting for you!
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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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Mountain View Farm Animal Sanctuary, 3383 Darling Hill Rd., E. Burke, VT 05832 | 802-626-9924
Visit Mountain View Farm Animal Sanctuary in Vermont to see our rescued animals and please consider making a donation to help us care for them. If you share our love for animals and would like to get more involved with MVFAS we would love to welcome you as a volunteer. Volunteers join us on the farm or from their homes offering their time and services to the sanctuary.
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Robb Family Farm, 827 Ames Hill Road, Brattleboro, VT 05301 | 802-257-0163
Home of fine Vermont crafts. We produce the purest maple syrup you can find as well as a large assortment of fine hand-crafted treasures. Enjoy the scenic Vermont landscape and views from our shop. The Robb Family Country Shop is a family run business, consisting of a charming gift shop, farm events, mail order and baked goods by order. The shop is open throughout the year selling our own Vermont Maple Syrup, Vermont Maple Candy, Maple Syrup Party Favors, Gift Boxes, and Family Raised Beef. Sugarhouse Tours are offered year round.
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Sugarbush Farm, 591 Sugarbush Farm Road, Woodstock, VT 05091 | 800-281-1757
Sugarbush Farm is located on a 550 acre hilltop outside of Woodstock Village. Visitors watch cheese production, year round maple tours, sample Sugarbush Farm cheeses, Vermont Maple Products, local Honey, and other products. You can walk the nature trail, see farm animals, and best of all free admission. The farm is located 3 miles off US Route 4 on Hillside Road, across from the Taftsville Bridge, 3 miles east of Woodstock, VT. Sugarbush Farm Store is open daily from 9:00am to 5:00pm.
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Night Eagle Wilderness Adventures, PO Box 479, Wallingford, VT 05773 | 802-885-8661
A unique primitive summer camp for boys, ages 10 -14. Boys develop an authentic sense of personal accomplishment and learn to rely on their own ingenuity as they live in tipis, learn wilderness skills, canoe, hike, throw tomahawks and atlatls, cook over an open fire and so much more! Through community living and group decision making, campers learn to work and play together in a spirit of cooperation rather than competition. Accredited by the American Camp Association.
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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