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A little piece of heaven - The Mountain Top Inn & Resort is Vermont's classic four season resort, located in Central Vermont, just 11 miles from Killington. Majestically set on 350 acres with sweeping views of a mountain lake and Green Mountain National Forest, The Mountain Top Inn & Resort offers an endless array of outdoor adventures, ideal for both couples and families....there's something for everyone at The Mountain Top Inn & Resort.
Winter is a wonderland, with the popular Nordic Ski & Snowshoe Center. One of the oldest in the United States, we offer 60 kilometers of trails (40km groomed) for classic and skate skiing, back country and snowshoeing for all levels.The winter fun does not stop there; The Mountain Top Inn & Resort has a variety of outdoor adventures to keep everyone happy regardless of age or ability Dog Sled Rides, Snowmobile Tours, Ice Skating (rentals available), Horse Drawn Sleigh Rides and Sledding Hill. Then after you have tried them all, relax with an invigorating massage or sip hot cocoa in the lobby by a roaring fire.
The Equestrian Center comes alive in spring, summer and fall catering to the experienced horseman and the novice rider. Guests will enjoy guided trail rides on horseback with breathtaking views, lessons in English or Western, introduction to cross-country jumping and more. The Resort's private beach on the lake has kayaks, canoes, scenic pontoon boat rides and swimming. For the avid outdoorsman, clay bird shooting, hiking and mountain biking are all on site...as are tennis, croquet or strolling country roads...and many beautiful golf courses are within a short drive.
And the Mountain Top Inn & Resort is the perfect location to host a Vermont destination wedding, with the lake and Green Mountains as your back drop the custom menu planning to meet each couple's personal tastes and the array of activities for friends and family there is no place better suited to create perfect memories for
your wedding day.
Innovative dining is integral to The Mountain Top Inn & Resort experience, whether guests yearn for fine dining prepared by an experienced culinary team with a an award-winning wine list or fun, casual bistro fare in the Tavern. Dining indoors or outside on the terrace, the mountain-peaked views are spectacular!
The Mountain Top Inn & Resort, conveniently located amidst Central Vermont's picturesque Green Mountain National Forest, welcomes guests year round. It is easily accessible from all of the major cities in the Northeast and has a wide appeal for both domestic and international travelers.
The Resort's breathtaking natural beauty with spectacular views of the lake and mountains creates a comfortable respite from day-to-day stress and pressure. At the moment you enter the Lodge you will be welcomed by the Resort's friendly staff, ready to assist with any requests you may have. You will relax as you settle in to your guest room and take in the views in all directions. Whether you're in search of a romantic hideaway, family vacation, outdoor adventure, or the perfect wedding, The Mountain Top Inn & Resort has something for everyone. Come enjoy our beautifully appointed accommodations, warm hospitality, creative cuisine, array of outdoor adventures, massage therapy, lake activities and more!
Located on 350 beautiful acres, surrounded by thousands of acres of National Forest and overlooking a recreational mountain lake, The Mountain Top Inn & Resort is the perfect setting for a "Horseback Riding Vacation". One of the few resorts in the Northeast to offer horseback riding vacations, our custom tailored riding vacations can accommodate everyone from the never-ridden-before beginner to the more skilled horseman.
Enjoy the spectacular property as you walk, trot or canter through serene mountain pastures, over miles of wooded trails, the flowering fields of spring and summer and the brilliant colors of autumnâ€™s foliage.
Experienced rider or new in the saddle, our professional instructors will help you to improve your riding ability - English or Western - on your horse or one of ours. Serious riders can also take advantage of Jumping and Introduction to Cross Country Jumping instruction and clinics.
We will help you to create a personalized riding vacation to suit your needs and ability level, making it as varied and intensive as desired to help you improve your riding and confidence. In addition to the Equestrian Center, the resortâ€™s numerous facilities include tennis, swimming, boating, kayaking, canoeing, hiking, mountain biking, massage therapy, clay bird shooting, nearby golfâ€¦or just simply enjoying the breathtaking vistas from a comfortable chair.
An ASTM approved helmet is required and available and smooth soled boots with a heel are recommended to ride at the Resort.
Sundays in the Saddle Special --- One hour guided trail rides only $35 pp on Sunday. Reservations required. Space is limited.
The Highlands Dining Room
Our Highlands Dining Room offers sumptuous cuisine in the ambiance of a traditional Mountain Lodge. We have created a menu that will elevate the culinary and dining experience to a level of excellence...with innovative cuisine using fresh local ingredients, allowing the Chef to change the menu frequently.
Our commitment to the membership in the Vermont Fresh Network ensures that we will utilize products from Vermont's working landscape. You can be assured that dining is an unforgettable experience with the Chef's attention to culinary detail.
The Highlands Dining Room features custom designed fine china painted with pine boughs, Riedel crystal stemware, Scottish wool carpet and dramatic, oversized antler chandeliers. Vibrant wallpaper and paisley and animal print window treatments enhance the spectacular views of the surrounding Green Mountains and pristine lake. The Resort's Dining Room is perfect for a romantic candlelight dinner for two or an enjoyable dinner with the family.
Ask our Reservations Staff about our Special Delivery In-Room Amenities for an even more memorable stay.
Reservations are always recommended, especially weekends & holidays.
Dining Room - 6:00 - 9:00 PM
Highlands Tavern - 5:30 - 9:30 PM
Tavern & Terrace - 12:00 - 2:00 PM Daily
7:30 - 9:30 AM - Monday - Friday
7:30 - 10:00 AM Weekends
Attire: Resort casual in the Dining Room
Please call for hours of service as they may fluctuate seasonally.
The Highlands Tavern
For traditional pub fare join us in the The Highlands Tavern. Enjoy a casual, friendly atmosphere and daily specials. We offer a full service bar with an extensive wine list, including Vermont wines; and a wide selection of beer and Vermont micro brews on tap and bottled.
Play a game of pool, relax by the fire, or watch your favorite television show or sporting event.
Seasonal outdoor seating is available on the Terrace, all with spectacular views.
Dining reservations are always recommended, especially weekends & holidays.
Tavern & Terrace - 12:00 - 2:00 PM Daily
Tavern - 5:30 - 9:30 PM
Cocktails until late evening.
Please call for hours of service as they may fluctuate seasonally.
The Mountain Top Inn & Resort is the perfect location to host your wedding, family reunion, small corporate meeting and executive retreat. Our event coordinators will assist with every detail from menu selection, room arrangements, center pieces, and linens to finding the appropriate music and audio visual equipment. The Resort's private, serene location is a world apart from the stress and hassles of everyday life and features elegant yet comfortable accommodations, distinctive fine dining, and abundant recreational activities for you and your guests to explore and enjoy.
Capacity: 250 Guests
The Barn opens in January 2013. It will accommodate 250 guests for a served dinner.
- The Loft in The Barn
- The Meadow
- The Terrace
- 30 Main Lodge Rooms
- 5 Mountain Cabins, some with Fireplaces
- Vacation Home Rentals with Multi Bedrooms/Bathrooms & Full Kitchen
- Rates are negotiated for weddings
- Two Night Minimum Requirement for some weekends.
Bar: Fully Stocked Bar with over 150 Wine Selection
The Mountain Top Inn & Resort specializes in hosting small corporate meetings and executive retreats. These special features of the Resort make it desirable for such gatherings:
- A private rural Green Mountain setting, a "world apart" from the everyday business environment.
- Elegant yet comfortable facilities.
- Your dedicated event coordinator.
- A friendly and accommodating staff.
- Distinctive fine dining, customized to your requirements.
- A wide variety of recreational activities both on site and nearby.
- Spectacular views create a peaceful, contemplative atmosphere.
- Convenient location just 11 miles from Killington and Rutland and easy access from major highways and airports.
Groups ranging in size from 2 to 250 can be comfortably accommodated in a variety of seating configurations. The following list highlights just a few of the local businesses & organizations who have hosted their meetings at the Resort:
- Central Vermont Public Service (CVPS)
- Casella Waste Management
- Rutland Regional Medical Center
- Savory Memories
- Vermont Travel Industry Conference (VTIC)
- Rutland Supervisory Union
On-Site & Area Attractions
Whether you're young or old or somewhere in-between. Regardless of your skill level and whether you're looking for an exhilarating experience or simply a new challenge. Whether you're with friends, family, colleagues, or it's just you and nature, The Mountain Top Inn & Resort offers an incredible variety of adventures for enjoying the unique beauty of each season while having the time of your life.
The fun begins when book your guided trail ride, clay bird lesson or pontoon boat ride on the lake. Or you reserve your seat in our horse drawn sleigh or a snow mobile tour. Or a cross country ski lesson on one of our 60 kilometers of trails. Maybe you're trying something for the first time. Or maybe you just want to sharpen your skills. Our trained, expert staff is always available to teach, guide or merely lend a helping hand.
Our location in Central Vermont offers our guests easy access to a variety of Vermont sites, attractions and activities. Whether you are passionate about Alpine skiing or golf, looking for a great deal on clothing or that unique gift or antique, or just want to stroll the main street of a typical New England town or taste some of the best ice cream in the world, you can find it all within just a few hours drive of The Mountain Top Inn & Resort.
Otter Creek Anglers
The Hathaway Corn Maze
Ben & Jerry's Homemade Ice CreamVermont Teddy Bear
Simon Pearce Hand-blown Glass
Montshire Museum of Science
Vermont Institute of Natural Science
Chaffee Art Center of Rutland
Vermont State Fair
Green Mountain Rock Climbing Center
Quechee Gorge Village
Ethan Allen Coachworks
Green Mountain National Golf Course
Killington Golf Course
Rutland Country Club
Proctor Pittsford Country Club
Okemo Valley Golf Club
Green Mountain Club and The Long Trail
Mountain Top Nordic Ski & Snowshoe Center
The Mountain Top Nordic Ski & Snowshoe Center, one of the first commercial cross country ski touring centers in the East, has served the skiing public for over a quarter century. Located in a renovated horse stable, we pride ourselves on delivering some of the best cross country skiing on 60km of trails (40km groomed), with classical ski track and skating lanes. Our snowmaking system covers a 1.5km loop and our ski shop has the latest in ski and snowshoe rentals. The ski school is staffed with a friendly and knowledgeable staff of instructors for all skill levels. Our PistenBully groomer helps us to ensure that conditions are always perfect for our guests. Easy access to the Catamount Trail further extends the number of trails that you will enjoy. In addition we offer horse drawn sleigh rides, snowmobiles, ice skating, the best sledding hill around.
After you've worked up an appetite on the trails, the Nordic Center offers hot drinks, lunches and a place to put your feet up with friends and family. Or visit the Highlands Tavern, serving casual bistro fare for lunch or dinner. Come for the day...and why not stay overnight? To learn more please call 800-445-2100 and ask about our seasonal packages and room rates.
- Nordic Quest - Join us for our Nordic Quest...fun for the entire family, with a friend or alone. Begin at the Nordic Ski Center as your starting point. For information regarding the Ski Vermont Nordic Quest program click here. And to see the clues for our Nordic Quest - Turnips, Tracks & Trails - click here. It's free and fun. Our Nordic Quest has been featured on www.easternslopes.com.
Horse Drawn Sleigh Rides - (30 minutes) We ride with or without snow. Call for the schedule. $25 per person for 13 years and older. $15 per person for 4 - 12 years. (3 years and under ride for free.) Private rides available --- ask for details.
Our Winter Special: Horse Drawn Sleigh Ride & Dinner Package (Not available holidays and peak dates.)
- Guided Snowmobile Tours (30 minutes) - Adults $60 (second passenger $15). Must have a valid drivers license to drive. Must be 12 years of age to ride.
- Skating Rink and Old Fashioned Sledding Hill