The Mountain Top Inn & Resort - 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 Vermont’s rolling Green Mountains. Nowadays, it’s hard to imagine such humble beginnings when you see how the resort has expanded. The revamped lodgings encompass 350 acres, and the old grain silo now features a wall of windows overlooking the Chittenden Reservoir.

Despite its size, the inn has a down-home feel that extends to classic lodge rooms, which each boast beautiful views of the mountains, the reservoir, or the meadow. Complementing the scenery is the inn’s hospitality, all part of why Frommer’s says The Mountain Top Inn & Resort is “among southern Vermont’s most relaxing resorts.”

Cap off a busy day with a Swedish or hot-stone massage or a meal at one of the resort’s onsite restaurants. The Highlands Dining Room serves upscale cuisine that uses ingredients from local farms, with a menu that changes seasonally. Its wine list earned a Wine Spectator Award of Excellence in 2014. Lighter fare is available at the Mountain Top Tavern, where you can grab an array of local microbrews in a friendly, lodge-style setting.

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 90 minutes north is Vermont’s largest city, Burlington, which is known for its breweries and boutiques.

Each season in the Green Mountains brings its own unique pleasures: during the winter, ski resorts including Mount Snow and Sugarloaf offer some of New England’s best downhill skiing.

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What You Get

  • Stay for two in a classic queen lodge room, classic double-queen lodge room, or luxury king room
  • Up to two kids 12 or younger stay free in a classic double-queen room
  • Dates into November

Policies and Fees

  • Reservations: Dates cannot be changed once booked; valid only for night(s) purchased
  • Cancellation policy: 31-day cancellation notice required prior to check-in or reservation is non-refundable; reservations made within cancellation window are non-refundable.
  • Additional fees: 15% resort fee due at check-in
  • Rates may vary by date and are subject to availability.

No-shows will be charged total Groupon rate; no refunds, rescheduling, or rebooking allowed.

Amenities

  • Complimentary full hot breakfast
  • Seasonal pool
  • Hot tub
  • 6,000 sq. ft. spa and salon
  • Two onsite restaurants
  • Afternoon refreshments in lobby
  • Complimentary use of kayaks, canoes, and paddleboards
  • Fitness room

The Fine Print

  • Dates cannot be changed once booked; valid only for night(s) purchased
  • 31-day cancellation notice required prior to check-in or reservation is non-refundable; reservations made within cancellation window are non-refundable
  • No-shows will be charged total Groupon rate
  • Traveler name must match ID at time of check-in
  • No refunds will be processed by Groupon after check-in
  • Must be 18 or older to check in
  • Credit card required at check-in
  • Not valid with reward points
  • 15% resort fee paid at check-in.

Other Details

Room Details

Classic Queen Lodge Room

  • One queen bed
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 2

Classic Double-Queen Lodge Room

  • Two queen beds
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 4
  • Adding occupants above standard: $45 per night for each additional guest 13 or older; kids 12 or younger stay free

Luxury King Room

  • One queen bed
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 2

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 3 p.m.
  • Check out: 11 a.m.
  • Resort fee includes: morning coffee service, afternoon refreshments, fitness center, game room and kids’ theater, and various onsite activities
  • Parking: free
  • Rollaways: available for an additional cost per night
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
  • Pet policy: pets may be added for an additional fee in select rooms only. Contact the property in advance to request pet-friendly accommodations.
  • Accessibility: please contact the property for handicap accessibility requests or options.
  • Room upgrades: not available

Getting There

  • Nearest airports: Rutland Southern Vermont Regional Airport (RUT; 16 miles) and Burlington International Airport (BTV; 66 miles)
  • Distance from Burlington: about 67 miles

Customer Reviews

Such a great value in a beautiful location! Very comfortable rooms and a friendly staff.
Brittany L. · March 19, 2017
Great options for activities, cozy inn atmosphere, great hot tub/gym…. and fantastic tavern (awesome burgers/beer!)
Tanis H. · March 18, 2017
Excellent food, nice people, nice cross country skiing
Karen G. · March 11, 2017
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