Country B&B on Farmland Estate with Hiking Trails
Verdant mountains and flowered meadows line central Vermont, a remote, rural region. The Three Stallion Inn sits at the heart of this natural beauty on a 1,300-acre estate known as Green Mountain Stock Farm. This sprawling farmland contains a horse paddock and stables, a fishing stream, and more than 35 miles of trails open for biking and hiking. Guests should note that the property does note that the inn does not provide gear for these activities. And since the inn is positioned amid the foothills of the Green Mountains, you can get easy access to recreational opportunities. After exploring the surrounding countryside, you can soak in the hotel’s hot tub.
The Three Stallion Inn was originally built in the mid 1800s, and it retains many of its architectural elements, including a wrap-around porch, and cozy parlor rooms. Most guest rooms feature private baths with heated floors and steam showers, and all have flat-screen TVs. Some have views of the Green Mountains and the golf course.
There’s plenty to do onsite. Woodland trails run past old stonewalls and mountain streams, and it’s worth it to walk, hike, or cross-country ski on the trails. The inn's 18-hole Montague Golf Course is situated on the riverfront, too. Some of this getaway's options include rounds of golf and cart rentals.
Randolph, Vermont: Rural Farmlands and Mountain Biking near the Green Mountains
Located in the geographic center of Vermont, Randolph is a small country town filled with farmlands, covered bridges, and mountain streams. This variety of landscapes—and its proximity to the Green Mountains—makes Randolph a renowned recreation spot. Biking Magazine called it the “Moab of the East,” as it has more than 250 miles of biking trails ranging from flat road loops to steep hill climbs. The White River is a popular spot for fly-fishing and canoeing, and during the winter, the town is a gateway to renowned downhill skiing venues such as Killington, Sugarbush, and Stowe Ski.
About 30 miles south, the White River Junction boasts an impressive albeit laidback art scene with studios specializing in pottery and printmaking. You’ll also find a pair of museums, including the Main Street Museum, which houses various curiosities and artifacts. A bit father north is Burlington, home to the University of Vermont Catamounts. On your way, stop off at exit 10, where you can find the first Ben & Jerry’s and Cold Hollow Cider.