Country-style inn in just 2 miles south of the Green Mountains offers free breakfast and has an onsite restaurant
Hotel at a Glance: The 1896 House
Find your own summer wonderland at The 1896 House, which sits tucked away in the foothills of the Green Mountains. Take a short stroll around the property’s duck pond, or hit any of four trails that are ideal for hiking and biking.
- Individually decorated rooms with features such as rock maple furniture, country wall coverings, handcrafted wooden walls, and hot tubs. Luxury suites offer a private candlelight breakfast with a personal chef, gas fireplaces, and two-person jetted tubs. All rooms include free WiFi.
- Start your day by filling up at the complimentary hot breakfast buffet.
- The ‘6 House Pub: the onsite restaurant serves up a classic and more upscale fare, such as Maryland crab cakes with roasted red pepper sauce and a “Lobster Martini”.
- Nearby attractions include Jiminy Peak Ski Resort, the Clark Art Institute, the Berkshires, Williams College, and the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art.
Green Mountains, Vermont: Historical Towns Surrounded by Wilderness
Named for the layers of stately evergreens that carpet their slopes, the Green Mountains are a branch of the ancient Appalachians that stretches north to south through the center of Vermont. It’s a relatively even swath of rolling forests capped by a few summits that rise above the tree line, including Mount Mansfield, which tops off at 4,393 feet. The landscape is home to other rugged scenery, including alpine lakes, and more than 900 miles of mixed-use trails for biking, hiking, and cross-country skiing.
The mountains are punctuated by quaint Vermont villages where white church steeples border organic farms and creameries. At the midsection of Green Mountain National Forest is the city of Rutland, which plays host to summer outdoor concerts and the Vermont State Fair. About 70 miles north is Vermont’s largest city, Burlington, which is known for its breweries and boutiques.