Vermont is a beautiful vacation destination for couples looking to relax and rejuvenate in a country setting. There are many great accommodations to choose from, ranging from affordable bed & breakfasts in the mountains to luxury five star resorts.
Spend your Vermont getaway taking romantic walks with water views, sampling farm-fresh cuisine, and exploring local attractions. Here are some of the best Vermont vacation ideas.
1. Round Barn Inn
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Round Barn Inn is a beautiful scenic weekend getaway in the Mad River Valley, a unique Vermont destination. The property is surrounded by ponds, meadows and its own organic garden. Each guest room is unique and has views of the surrounding trees, gardens, meadows and mountains. Ask for a room with a gas fireplace and a whirlpool tub for some extra romance on your weekend vacation. There is the Green Mountain Cultural Center dedicated to promoting the visual and performing arts in the Mad River Valley. In the morning, guests enjoy delicious breakfast featuring Vermont-roasted coffee, freshly squeezed juice, fresh fruit and hearty entrees.
1661 East Warren Road, Waitsfield, Vermont 5673, Phone: 802-496-2276
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2. Twin Farms
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Twin Farms is an all-inclusive getaway with a spa, gourmet restaurant and unique art showcased throughout the property. Guest accommodations include 10 luxury cottages with fireplaces and screened porches, four suites with private entrances at the Farmhouse at Copper Hill, two suites at the Lodge, and four historic guest rooms in the Main House.
Rates include breakfast, lunch, dinner, evening Cocktails, Afternoon Tea, Bonfires and s'mores, access to the spa facilities and many other luxury amenities. You can request a customized lunch in any location, perfect for a romantic weekend getaway.
452 Royalton Turnpike, Barnard, Vermont 05031, Phone: 802-234-9999
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3. Hotel Vermont in Burlington
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Head to Burlington, Vermont where you can have romantic picnics at the Waterfront Park, go shopping along the pedestrian marketplace, and watch street performers on weekends. Stay at Hotel Vermont which offers modern guest rooms decorated with natural materials. Ask for one of the Top Floor Bedrooms with a jetted whirlpool tub and a fireplace on your romantic trip. Dine on farm-fresh cuisine at Juniper, named after the juniper berry which is used to add unique flavor to foods. Juniper Bar offers a diverse selection of cocktails, local spirits and brews. Listen to music on Friday and Saturday nights while you sip drinks with a view of Lake Champlain.
41 Cherry Street, Burlington, Vermont 05401, Phone: 855-650-0080
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4. VT Getaway: Rabbit Hill Inn
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Rabbit Hill Inn is a romantic getaway in Nortnern Vermont. Guests are accommodated in individually decorated rooms and suites, some with a private entrance, double spa tub, canopy bed, porch and a fireplace. The restaurant is open for breakfast and dinner, serving Modern American cuisine featuring locally sourced ingredients. Rabbit Hill offers in-room massage services, beautiful country gardens, a pond for swimming, stargazing and ten acres of wooded walking trails. Nearby vacation activities include antique shops, unique covered bridges, art galleries and museums.
48 Lower Waterford Rd, Lower Waterford, Vermont 05848, Phone: 802-748-5168
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5. Stoweflake Mountain Resort and Spa
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Stoweflake Mountain Resort and Spa is your getaway point for all the action historic Stowe village has to offer: World-famous ski slopes at the Stowe Ski Area, championship golf, Stowe Recreation Path, hiking and biking trails and so much more. Whether you are coming alone or with the family, the resort has a room, suite or a townhouse that will suit your needs.
All are modern, with charming Vermont-style décor, comfortable and spacious. All guests have free access to the Sports Club with swimming pools, outdoor whirlpool, Cybex Center, Tennis Courts and fitness studios. Get pampered in the resort’s world class spa, or enjoy good cocktails and local wine and beer at the popular Charlie B's pub.
1746 Mountain Road, Stowe, VT 05672, Phone: 800-253-2232
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6. Basin Harbor Club on Lake Champlain
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Located on 700 acres overlooking Lake Champlain, the Basin Harbor Club is a summer getaway offering a range of outdoor activities. The resort has a 18-hole golf course (greens fees start at $49), five tennis courts and a heated Olympic-size pool. Guests can rent kayaks, canoes and join daily excursions on the 40-foot Dynamyte II ($10 per person). If you like fishing, the lake is home to perch, bass, northern pike, salmon and trout. Bird-watching enthusiasts should bring their binoculars since the Champlain
Valley is frequented by numerous migratory birds. Both easy and strenuous hiking trails can be found in the area. If you prefer, you can explore the valley by bike. In July and August, the Fitness Center offers water aerobic classes, yoga, pilates and other classes. There are 38 rooms and 77 one to three bedroom cottages with views of water, the golf course and the flower gardens. The restaurant serves classic New England fare with fresh local ingredients. The restaurants also offers an excellent wine list. Open from mid-May to mid-October, the inn is located about 4 hours from Boston and 5.5 hours from New York City, which makes it an ideal weekend getaway. If you prefer, you can fly to to Burlington, a 45-minute drive away.
4800 Basin Harbor Road, Vergennes, Vermont 05491, Phone: 800-622-4000
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7. The Woodstocker B&B
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If you prefer small, personalized accommodation, then The Woodstocker B&B, a boutique bed and breakfast, is the place for you. Boasting eight bedrooms and one suite, The Woodstocker B&B is set in a unique village home with direct access to Mount Tom National Park. The inn has a mountain comfort/farmhouse feel. The Woodstocker B&B specializes in the three B’s: Bath, Breakfast, and Books. Soak in the ultra-modern bathtubs in dazzling colors, take your pick from a European breakfast menu, and relax with a good book from the extensive library. It’s a fun, friendly place to stay for any traveler.
61 River Street, Woodstock, Vermont 05091, Phone: 802-457-3896
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8. The Red Clover Inn and Restaurant
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Peace, nature, and harmony are what define The Red Clover Inn & Restaurant. Setting the standard for affordable elegance, the Red Clover Inn offers year-round packages and specials making a stay here accessible for everyone. With an on-site restaurant, you can enjoy a relaxing day in if you so choose.
Local chefs recreate the flavors of Vermont with fresh, local produce and graceful presentation while mixologists will cater to your taste and desires with wines and cocktails. The Red Clover Inn is also the perfect setting for your special day or engagement. With a host of activities and attractions available, you can choose a jam packed holiday or a quiet and relaxing one. More info
7 Woodward Road, Mendon, VT 05701, Phone: 802-775-2290
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9. Stone Hill Inn
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Nestled in the foothills of Stowe Vermont lies the Stone Hill Inn. Specializing in New England comfort and style, they offer luxurious rooms with king sized beds, whirlpools, and fireplaces for your comfort. Stone Hill Inn specializes in romantic getaways, and offer Weddings and Elopements, Honeymoons or Proposal packages.
After a good night’s sleep, take your breakfast in the dining room, which boasts 14 foot ceilings and large windows to admire the view from. The Inn lies on nine acres of land surrounded by the Vermont woods, and is located only nine minutes away from the ski fields of Mt. Mansfield. If you are looking for romantic Vermont vacations, this is a beautiful place to visit.
89 Houston Farm Road, Stowe, VT 5672, Phone: 802-253-6282
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10. The Inn At Weathersfield
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The Inn at Weathersfield has twelve guest rooms each with its own style, including luxurious, cozy, and rustic themes. You can opt for a queen or king bed, and every room has a private bathroom, free wireless internet, Direct TV featuring sports channels, DVD players, fine linens, plush robes, and Turkish towels. Most have air conditioning and fireplaces, and some also have docking stations, flat-screen TVs, two-person showers, whirlpool baths, access to a private rooftop deck, heated bathroom floors, towel warmers, and/or claw foot tubs.
The property covers 21 acres, so there is plenty to do and explore. Guests must be at least 14 years old.
1342 VT Route 106, Perkinsville, VT, Phone: 802-263-9217
11. The Vermont Inn
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If you are heading to the Green Mountains for some time off, The Vermont Inn is the place you should drop your bags and where you should return to rest and recover from a day on the slopes or on the hiking trails. Just five minutes from Pico Mountain and ten minutes from Killington Ski Resort, The Vermont Inn is private and secluded, surrounded by five acres of gardens and forests.
Built in 1840, the inn offers luxurious, super comfortable rooms and suites with traditional décor and all modern amenities such as free wifi, cable TV and private baths. Suites have private two-person whirlpools and fireplaces and all guests have access to the Inn’s hot tub, sauna, swimming pool, a computer, games, fitness and reading rooms, lovely sun porch and a fire pit. Full home-made country breakfast is served in the morning.
78 Cream Hill Rd, Mendon, VT 05701, Phone: 802-775-0708
12. Burke Mountain Hotel & Conference Center
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After exploring the beautiful outdoor scenery of Vermont, visitors can find equally beautiful accommodations at the Burke Mountain Hotel & Conference Center. The slope-side hotel promises great privacy and amazing views from all its rooms no matter the category. All 116 of their studios and bedroom suites offer a cozy fireplace where guests can unwind and admire views of Willoughby Gap or Burke Mountain. As for dining, The View Pub offers daily lunch and dinner, serving elevated pub food alongside craft beers and cocktails. Other facilities within the hotel include a family arcade, fitness center, conference rooms, and a seasonally accessible outdoor pool and hot tub.
2559 Mountain Road, East Burke, Vermont 05832, Phone: 802-626-7400
13. The Brandon Inn
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Brandon Inn is famous for romantic weddings, but you don’t have to get married to enjoy this lovely historic hotel. Established in 1786, The Brandon Inn is almost as old as the charming historic village of Brandon. Exploring this unique place with its diverse architecture, lively art scene and beautiful parks is great way to spend a weekend.
Located across the village green and the quaint bandstand, in the very heart of the village, Brandon Inn offers 39 spacious luxury rooms with unique décor and period pieces, private bathrooms, desks, comfortable chairs and free wifi. Whirlpool suites also have romantic wood-burning fireplaces. Guests are invited to enjoy a home-made country breakfast in the Wicker room and extra coffee in the Sun Room.
20 Park Street, Brandon, VT 05733, Phone: 802-247-5766
14. Edson Hill
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Built in the 40’s as a country estate of a Colorado mining prospector, private and secluded on the 38 verdant acres overlooking pristine Worcester range, Edson Hill is a perfect weekend getaway whether you are going skiing at Stowe Mountain, or just want to curl up with a book by one of many fantastic inn’s fireplaces.
Edson Hill has 23 modern, beautifully decorated rooms with period pieces and original art, private bathrooms, fireplaces and all modern amenities. Guests can choose to stay in the Manor House or in the Guest Houses located on the hill above the Manor. The dining room offers gourmet meals prepared by a renowned chef, and the Tavern is open for cocktails, good local wines and beer and a bit of socializing.
Edson Hill 1500 Edson Hill Road, Stowe, VT 05672, Phone: 802-253-7371
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15. Green Mountain Inn
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Built in 1833 by Peter C. Lovejoy, the Green Mountain Inn has had a turbulent history and some famous guests, including several American presidents. Located in the heart of Stowe, the Green Mountain Inn combines classic decor and modern convenience in its 104 rooms, suites, apartments and townhouses in eight separate locations.
Guests can enjoy a four-season outdoor pool, spa, game room, health club, fire pit and complimentary afternoon tea and cookies. The Whip Bar & Grill is serving great local craft beers and wines, and beautifully decorated Main Street Dining Room is famous for its hot country breakfasts.
18 Main Street, Stowe, VT 05672, Phone: 802-253-7301
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16. Weekend Getaway in Vermont: The Amee Farm
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Located in the fairytale-beautiful village of Pittsfield, the Amee Farm Lodge is a restored grand post-and-beam farmhouse with 15 luxurious guest rooms with original pine floors, hand-crafted wooden furniture and private bathrooms.
Guests can enjoy lounging in comfortable Adirondack chairs on the wrap-around porch overlooking the farm’s 40 picturesque acres with a waterfall, two ponds, numerous biking and hiking trails and some cute farm animals. Stroll through charming Pittsfield and check out local galleries and stores, play golf at Green Mountain National Golf Course, hike the challenging trails of the Green Mountain or hit the slopes at the Killington Ski Resort.
4275 Route 100, Pittsfield, VT 05762, Phone: 802-746-8196
17. The Woodstock Inn
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The Woodstock Inn & Resort in Vermont is a playground for couples who like a choice of outdoor activities, including golf in the summer and skiing in the winter.
Ask for a room with a fireplace which makes the ambiance even more romantic. Tavern Suites at the Woodstock Inn are the most luxurious, offering couples a separate sitting area, queen-sized sofa bed and one and a half marble bathrooms. Amenities include 600 thread count cotton sheets and a down comforter. Romantic weekend getaway packages are frequently available. Browse great things to do in Vermont.
18. Weekend Getaways in Vermont: The Middlebury Inn
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Located in the heart of historic Middlebury, overlooking the town green and greeting guests since 1827, The Middlebury Inn is one of the oldest American hotels operating continuously. Charming and luxurious, the hotel offers 71 modern, comfortable rooms and suites that have been completely refurbished and decorated with tasteful Victorian touches and pieces of precious antiques.
All rooms include modern features such as high-speed Internet, HD TV, heat lamps, opulent cotton robes, desks and much more. Nine rooms are located in the adjacent Porter Mansion, which has been annexed to the Inn in 1825. The hotel offers its guests traditional afternoon tea and snacks on the lovely spacious veranda, and drinks and gourmet meals in the Morgan’s Tavern.
14 Court Square, Middlebury, VT 05753, Phone: 802-388-4961
19. West Hill House B&B
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Only a mile from Sugarbush Ski and Golf Resort and a few miles from Mad River Glen, in the heart of the Vermont Green Mountains, West Hill House B&B is close enough to the action but remote enough to offer you a bit of peace and serenity. Located in the heart of the Mad River Valley and surrounded by lush, meticulously tended gardens, West Hill offers nine charming, uniquely decorated rooms, with romantic fireplaces and all modern amenities.
Three spacious, cozy common rooms are there for a bit of socializing. Breakfast is a serious affair with three courses, home-made treats and freshly baked goodies. After all the action during the day, stop by the Quaich Single Malt Scotch bar for a taste of Scotland.
1496 West Hill Road, Warren, VT 05674, Phone: 802-496-7162
20. Hawk Inn and Mountain Resort
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Close to all the action Vermont’s Green Mountain has to offer, but secluded on pristine, verdant 1,200 acres, Hawk Inn and Mountain Resort offers luxury, privacy and activities and it is up to you to choose whichever you need. The inn offers 50 opulent rooms with luxury, comfort and all modern features.
If you need more privacy, or more space, enjoy one of the spectacular villas snuggled on the side of the mountain, with magnificent views, romantic stone fireplaces and huge decks overlooking the breathtaking scenery. All guests enjoy access to the serene Hawk Spa, the Black River Art Gallery and gourmet meals at the River Tavern Restaurant.
75 Billings Road, Plymouth, VT 05056, Phone: 802-672-3811
21. Golden Eagle Resort
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Located in Stowe, the Ski Capital of the East, Golden Eagle Resort is the perfect base for four-season action in the area. There is a ski shuttle to take you to the slopes during the winter and two large pools, kids’ playground, tennis courts, a game room and so much more if snow is not your thing.
Whether you choose a room, a suite, an apartment, a cabin or a house, you will find cozy Vermont décor, comfortable king or queen beds, HD TVs, wireless Internet, a fridge, fireplaces, whirlpool tubs in some and views to die for in all of them.
511 Mountain Road, Stowe, VT 05672, Phone: 802-253-4811
22. The Manchester View
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The Manchester View is perched on the hill overlooking magnificent historic Route 7A Valley. Only a mile and half from Manchester Village and literally minutes from several of best ski resorts in Vermont, the Manchester View offers 36 luxury rooms and suites with private opulent baths, HD TVs, wifi, fridges and coffee makers.
Many have cozy fireplaces, two person hot tubs and decks with wonderful views of the surrounding nature. There is a large outdoor swimming pool on a sun deck for the summer months, and access to the Manchester Country Club with an 18-hole championship golf course and two tennis courts. Manchester village has a range of great restaurants and pubs for every taste. More day trips in Vermont
77 High Meadow Way & VT-7A, Manchester, VT 05255, Phone: 802-362-2739
23. 506 On the River Inn
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Just two miles outside of the quaint village of Woodstock, 506 is snuggled on six rolling acres on the banks of the scenic Ottauquechee River. This new, modern inn is decorated to reflect its quaint Vermont setting, with rustic and antique pieces that work well together.
All rooms and suites are spacious and exceptionally comfortable, with private baths, fine linen, a microwave, minibars and modern amenities. All have wonderful views of the river from charming balconies. Guests enjoy access to the indoor swimming pool, a sauna, kids’ playroom, a gym, a library and the beautifully decorated 506 Bistro in the hotel lounge. The Bistro offers local beers, wines and an excellent menu featuring seasonal local fare.
1653 RT4 West Woodstock Rd, Woodstock Vt, Phone: 802-457-5000
24. Reluctant Panther Inn and Restaurant
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The Reluctant Panther Inn and Restaurant is one of these hidden gems that you discover by accident and keep coming back to. Located in southern Vermont in the quaint village of Manchester, The Reluctant Panther offers 20 exquisitely decorated luxurious rooms and suites with antique pieces, romantic fireplaces, opulent marble bathrooms with claw foot tubs and original art.
Guests can enjoy the hotel’s renowned restaurant where Executive Chef Peter Belmonte creates his magic with seasonal, local produce. Enjoy your gourmet meal in the elegant dining room or on the lovely outdoor patio. Check the Panther Pub for a few local brews, a whimsical cocktail or a glass of excellent wine.
39 West Rd, Manchester Village, VT 05254, Phone: 800-822-2331
25. The Shire Woodstock
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Located on the banks of the picturesque Ottauquechee River in the charming village of Woodstock, The Shire is a small luxury hotel offering comfortable modern rooms and suites with private bathrooms, free wifi, HD TVs, digital access to Financial Times and The New York Times and complimentary tea and coffee. Some rooms have romantic gas fireplaces or whirlpool tubs.
All guests enjoy access to the Woodstock Recreation Center, with a pool and fitness center, with special hotel discount. The hotel offers all guests a cozy common room with games and a beautiful wrap-around porch with views of the river and the farm beyond.
46 Pleasant St., Woodstock, VT 05091, Phone: 802-457-2211
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Vermont Vacation Planning Tips
Vermont is a year-round vacation destination, offering hiking and swimming in the summer, spectacular fall foliage displays in late September and early October, and downhill and cross country skiing in the winter. Whether you are looking for a full service resort with an array of on-site activities, or a romantic inn with a fireplace, the state offers many choices to vacationers.
Where to Go
Vermont is divided into three main regions: Northern, Central and Southern. Southern Vermont, which includes picturesque villages of Manchester, Bellows Falls and Arlington, is a popular weekend getaway destination because it's close to major East Coast cities like Boston and New York. Driving up to Manchester, you'll be able to admire spectacular fall foliage right from the highway.
Central Vermont is home to Montpelier and many other historic towns, including Vergennes, Woodstock, Middlebury & Randolph, White River Jct., Brandon and Rutland. On your weekend getaway, you can explore local art centers, galleries, museums, farms, historic sites, local shops and restaurants. Ben & Jerry's Homemade Ice Cream is located in Central Vermont. Shop for souvenirs such as hand-blown glass, fine jewelery, locally brewed beer, cheese and gourmet food. Downtown Bristol lies at the foot of the Green Mountains and offers several historic attractions.
Northern Vermont is home to the state's largest city, Burlington, as well as other vibrant towns where you can attend outdoor concerts in the summer, theater performances and gallery openings. Hike in the spectacular Green Mountains and go skiing in Stowe in the winter. Keep reading for more Vermont destinations.
Unique Hotels and Resorts
Accommodation options include unique inns, full service resorts and inexpensive campgrounds in state and national parks. The Equinox Resort is a family-friendly getaway with a spa, golf, fly fishing school, nearby outlet shopping and many other activities. The Inn at Essex provides a comfortable base for exploring the Lake Champlain area near Burlington. Castle Hill Resort and Spa in the Green Mountains offers a spa and skiing at the Okemo Mountain Resort in the winter.
Located in Southern Vermont, Windham Hill Inn is a romantic idea for couples who need to get away from it all for the weekend. The Pitcher Inn is a unique romantic getaway with individually decorated rooms and wood burning fireplaces.
Fall Foliage in Vermont
Check into an inn and watch leaves turn from green to yellow, red and brown in a matter of days. The change of seasons inspires romance, and fall foliage weekends are idea for a quick romantic getaway. Take romantic walks in the woods, visit a local farm to pick apples, and explore antique stores to find the perfect momento of your trip. Most hotels and inns are fully booked during fall foliage weekends, especially around Columbus Day. Book your stay a month or so in advance, or plan a weekday trip to Vermont.
Skiing and Adventure
Vermont is a popular ski vacation destination in the winter where mountain towns like Stowe and Woodstock offer skiers a selection of downhill and cross-country trails. Check into the luxury Stowe Mountain Lodge and soothe your sore muscles at the spa after a day of skiing. Okemo Mountain Resort is another great ski destination.
Summers offer hiking, kayaking in the lakes, swimming, mountain biking and golf. Get away from New York City or Boston to the Equinox Resort in the historic Manchester Village. Whether you are looking for a romantic weekend getaway or a family adventure, the resort offers an array of vacation activities. Manchester Village is home to a number of brand outlet shops. You can spend a whole day trying on designer clothing and buy it for less than you would in New York City or Boston. Choose from golf, mountain biking, hiking, boating, off-road driving, falconry, fishing, archery and tennis. The Woodstock Country Club is another great place for golf. See more trips: from NYC, Boston, Maine, the Finger Lakes.