Enjoy a riding vacation in Vermont at Mountain Top Resort, which offers a variety of horse lover’s holidays for adults and kids. Ride through 700 private acres with beautiful views of the surrounding Green Mountains and a pretty 740 acre lake. The Resort’s Equestrian Center welcomes beginning through advanced riders from June through October, along with a myriad of other activities onsite.
Forty miles of trails wind around the resort, through forests, and with views of the lake and mountains. Travelers can join guided trial rides, take riding lessons in English or Western. Bring your own horse and take advantage of on-site stabling for equestrians and their horses or ride one of the Mountain Top’s horses. Riders are matched with a horse that will fit their personality and riding style.
When not saddling up, travelers can also enjoy a full service spa and salon, hot tub, fitness room and sauna. Dining is offered inside or outdoors with the Mountain Top Dining Room and Tavern. During the winter, guests visit the Mountain Top Resort for cross country skiing, snowshoeing, ice skating and more. A popular destination for weddings in Vermont, this resort offers personalized attention along with first class accommodations and charm.
Mountain Top Resort is central Vermont’s premier setting for a “Horseback Riding Vacation”. Enjoy one, two and three hour trail rides through 350 acres, surrounded by Vermont’s Green Mountains and overlooking a recreational mountain lake. Choose from two equestrian packages:
Let’s face it, sometimes you just need to get away with your best friend! This package is the perfect combination of fresh air, the outdoors and pampered luxury! Book this package for a June stay receive a $100 resort credit! Rates start at $960 for two in a Classic Lodge Room ; $1,200 in a Luxury Room or Cabin ; $1,400 in a Luxury Suite. Horseback riding must be booked in advance of your arrival.Valid Sunday – Thursday during the months of June through October (excluding Columbus Day). Learn more at Mountain Top’s website, or by calling 802.483.2311. Email Mountain Top Resort.
Equestrian enthusiasts will love this special riding package. Explore miles of scenic trails on horseback with Mountain Top Resort’s “Horseback Riding Vacation”. Valid June – October. Book this package for a June stay and receive a $100 resort credit! Our “Horseback Riding Vacation” starts at $1425 double occupancy; $1200 single occupancy. Learn more at Mountain Top’s website, or by calling 802.483.2311. Email Mountain Top Resort.
While many guests choose to spend all of their time onsite at the resort, explorers may also wish to venture to nearby Killington and beyond. The Chaffee Art Center, New England Maple Museum, Long Tail Brewery, Woodchuck Cidery, Simon Pearce, Rutland Farmer’s Market, Killington Mountain and more are minutes from the Mountain Top Resort. Local golf courses, the Vermont Country Store, Burlington, and more are also popular area attractions.
Stylish accommodations with the most up-to-date amenities include three types of rooms in the main lodge: Classic Lodge Rooms, Luxury Lodge Rooms and Luxury Suites. Enjoy views of the Vermont countryside from the main lodge. The Resort also offers 4 luxury king cabins. Guest houses can accommodate from 2 to 20 and offer a wide variety of amenities such as widescreen HDTVs, fireplaces, gourmet kitchens and more. Guest houses can be rented for as little as 1 night, or as many as you choose. All 4 cabins and a selection of guest houses are dog friendly.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner are offered at the resort. After a day on the trails, step inside the Mountain Top Tavern, where Vermont Craft Brews are on tap alongside a wide selection of sprits and wines. Have a casual lunch or dinner here or head into the dining room or outside on the terrace for seasonal Vermont meals. Salads, small plates and larger entrees provide a variety of choices and dietary restrictions can be catered for at this Vermont Resort.
Go kayaking, canoeing or stand up paddle boarding on the 740 acre lake with private beach. Kids and adults enjoy the heated outdoor pool, disc golf, volleyball, lawn games and tennis court in the summer. Winters in Vermont bring the chance to enjoy 60km of cross country skiing and snowshoeing, ice skating and horse drawn sleigh rides. Year round guests enjoy a hot tub, sauna, fitness room, spa & salon, s’mores by the fire pit and more.
Hikers retreat to the Mountain Top Resort for access to its extensive network of trails, including the famed Long Trail. The oldest long-distance hiking trail in the United States, this 273-mile route is contiguous with the Appalachian Trail in its southern portion, providing ample opportunity to hike in Vermont. Snowmobilers can access the resort directly from the VAST network.
Originally a converted barn back in the 1870’s from the Long family’s turnip farm, in the 1940’s, William Barstow purchased the farm as a gift for his wife, Francoise – an active New York socialite always entertaining a variety of guests. Over time, the barn was improved to accommodate a growing cadre of guests and evolved into an inn and tavern. Barstow was an associate of Thomas Edison, and worked to keep the property true to its original natural form, which continues to resonate today. Later owned by William and Margery Wolfe, who realized the natural terrain was ideal for winter sports, a cross country ski center and trail system was developed in the 1960’s. Today, as one of the oldest in the country, the resort boasts 60 kilometers of trails, and some of the best cross country skiing and conditions you can find.
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