The Mountain Top Inn & Resort - Chittenden, VT

One- or Two-Night Stay with Trail Passes and Breakfast at The Mountain Top Inn & Resort in Chittenden, VT

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Outdoor Adventure at Mountain Retreat in Central Vermont

The Mountain Top Inn & Resort got its start in 1870, when the Barstow family started putting up lodgers in their turnip barn in the heart of Vermont’s rolling Green Mountains. Nowadays, it's hard to imagine such humble beginnings when you see how the resort has expanded. The lodgings encompass 350 acres, including miles of groomed and backcountry trails for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, sleigh rides, and other winter activities. The trails are often deep with snow, thanks to an extensive snowmaking system and the inn’s ridge-top position. You can rent gear and take lessons in the Nordic Ski & Snowshoe Center, located inside of a renovated horse stable. Downhill skiers will appreciate being only 11 miles from the scenic slopes and vast expanses of open terrain on Killington Mountain—Options 2 and 3 of this deal come with a $100 gift card to Killington Ski Resort.

Despite its size, the inn has a down-home feel and high level of hospitality that prompted Frommer’s to count it “among southern Vermont’s most relaxing resorts.” Classic lodge rooms especially capture the calm atmosphere, with beautiful views of the mountains, the lake, or the meadow. And there are several relaxing things to do to complement the resort’s activities, as you can unwind to the sound of trickling fountains and soft music during a massage in the onsite spa.

Cap off a busy day on the trails with a meal at one of the resort’s restaurants. The Highlands Dining Room serves upscale cuisine using ingredients from local farms, with a menu that changes seasonally—plus a wine list that earned a Wine Spectator Award of Excellence in 2012. Lighter fare is available at The Highlands Tavern, where you can grab an array of local microbrews amid a friendly, lodge-style setting.

Chittenden, Vermont: Rustic Wilderness and Challenging Ski Slopes in the Green Mountains

Named for the layers of stately evergreens that carpet their slopes, the Green Mountains are a branch of the ancient Appalachians stretching across Vermont. The town of Chittenden, where The Mountain Top Inn & Resort resides, lies deep in the hillsides near the Green Mountain National Forest—home to three alpine and seven Nordic ski areas. The closest to town, Killington Ski Resort, also happens to be one of Vermont’s most popular. Outside magazine recently crowned it one of the “Best Ski Resorts in North America”. But visitors have come to know the mountain as “the Beast of the East” thanks to its challenging terrain, including steep peaks loaded with double diamonds and tough gladed trails. For a taste of history, the nearby towns of Killington and Rutland boast charters dating to 1761, before the creation of Vermont itself. While in Rutland, check out the mid-nineteenth-century Wilson Castle, a 32-room mansion known for its exquisite stained-glass windows. About a 30-minute drive east of Rutland lies the President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site, where you’ll find the Coolidge homestead almost exactly as it was in the 1930s.

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What You Get

Stay for two adults and two kids 12 or younger in a classic lodge room

  • Option 1: $119 for one night, valid for check-in Sunday–Thursday (up to a $347 value)
  • Option 2: $299 for two nights with a $100 Killington gift card, valid for check-in Sunday–Wednesday (up to a $794 value)
  • Option 3: $474 for two nights with a $100 Killington gift card, valid for check-in Friday 2/8, 2/22, 3/1, or 3/29 only (up to an $854 value)

Included in all options:

  • Trail passes for two adults and two kids
  • Daily breakfast

Book by: 3/8/13
Travel by: 3/31/13

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.

Amenities

  • Views of mountains and lake from grounds
  • Two onsite restaurants
  • Afternoon refreshments in lobby
  • Complimentary shuttle to Killington Ski Resort
  • Optional Killington Ski Resort credit
  • Mountain Top Inn trail passes
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The Fine Print

  • Book by 3/8/13 or promo value expires
  • Must complete travel by 3/31/13
  • Not valid 2/15-2/17
  • Limit 2/person, may buy 2 as gifts
  • Limit 2/visit
  • Valid only for option and check in days of the week purchased
  • Option 3 valid for check in 2/8, 2/22, 3/1 or 3/29 only
  • Reservation required, subject to availability
  • All cancellations subject to fee of 10% of the Groupon price; 30-day cancellation notice or fee up to Groupon price applies
  • Must be 18 or older to check in
  • Credit card required at check-in
  • Not valid toward existing reservations or special events
  • 15% resort fee and 9% tax not included.
  • Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Other Details

Room Details

Classic Lodge Room

  • Two queen beds, two full beds, one queen bed, or one queen bed and bunk beds
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 4
  • Adding occupants above standard: $45 per night for each additional guest 13 or older; no charge for additional guests 12 or younger
  • Cable TV
  • Private bathrooms

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 3 p.m.
  • Check out: 11 a.m.
  • Resort fee includes: morning coffee service, afternoon refreshments, and a variety of onsite activities including a sledding hill, ice-skating rink, and hiking trails
  • Parking: free
  • Rollaways: included with additional-occupant fee
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
  • Pet policy: pet-friendly accommodations are available for $30 per night.
  • Accessibility: handicap-accessible rooms are available upon request during booking.
  • Room upgrades: not available

Getting There

  • By plane: about 66 miles from Burlington International Airport (BTV); about 16 miles from Rutland Southern Vermont Regional Airport (RUT)
  • By car: about 67 miles southwest of Burlington

Traveler's Tips

  • Killington gift card may be substituted for resort credit.

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