Mosey through the Village Courtyard and sample delicious food products made with ingredients from our Green Mountain State. Vendors are subject to change but may include: Barr Hill, SILO Distillery, Mad River Distillers, Long Trail, Woodchuck, Ambrosia Confections, Mountain Grove Coffee, It’s Arthur’s Fault, SAP!, GoodMix, MOCO Hot Chocolate, West River Creamery, Kimball Brook Farm, Wood’s Syrup, and Ski VT with Cabot Cheese.
The Smugglers' Notch special winter carnival features music, face painting, games, a bonfire, and more. The festivities are from 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm on the Village Green. Always a family favorite hosted by Goodtime Charlie, Mogul Mouse, Billy Bob Bear, and the Friendly Pirate!
Enjoy Smugglers' Notch Resort and its amenities as a comfortable and convenient home base to visit sugarhouses and learn about the process directly from enthusiastic maple sugarmakers. During our Maple Vacation Experience offer we will include complimentary specialty food and beverage samplings, a children's gift, and sugar on snow during the Thursday Winter Carnival. Plus a selection of our popular programs will be maple themed just for you, and there will be special dining options at our restaurants.
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Welcome to the Green Mountains of Vermont
Summertime is Smugglers'-time!
Your home away from home! Smugglers’ Notch Resort is a very special vacation destination. It’s nestled right in the heart of Vermont’s Green Mountains, surrounded by over 3000 acres of pristine forest, spectacular mountain vistas, and the serenity of clear, rushing streams and cool Summer breezes. It’s the perfect playground in which to recreate, to regenerate and to relax in a family-friendly atmosphere where you will feel completely at ease ... and at home.
Park your car and forget about it! Our Resort is completely self-contained and offers all the amenities you could wish for. Accommodations are comfortable, fully equipped condominium homes with full kitchen facilities, most with air conditioning, fireplaces and balconies with mountain or woodland views. All are just a short walk or on-demand shuttle ride to the Village Center with dining and shopping, or to our many water playgrounds, hiking trails, kids’ program locations and all other activities.
We cater to families just like yours! We recognize that your vacation time is precious — that you want to spend some quality time together as a family. We also understand that members of your family may have different interests and different expectations of what a vacation is to them. So every family member becomes a special guest to us. Mom might want to hike with us in the morning and spend the rest of the day in one of our creative or personal enhancement workshops, or have a massage. Dad could choose to head out to be challenged at a nearby championship course, or just unwind by a pool with a good book. Your 6-year-old might choose a daily, supervised and organized camp program with other kids her age and your 10-year-old can even go on an overnight hike. Your teen might want to get up a bit later, then spend his time flying down the Giant Rapid River Ride or hanging out at a Teen Center with his new friends. Or bring your family to new heights with the ArborTrek Zip Line Canopy Tour and Treetop Obstacle Course. Endless choices—isn’t that what a vacation is supposed to have?
Our mountains are calling! Best of all, your family will enjoy all our mountains have to offer. There are daily hikes that range from easier walks, to what we call wikes, to even more strenuous mountain hiking, all with our own experienced guides and naturalists. Or you can take a self-guided hike of your own choice, at your own pace. Or try your hand(s) at sport or rock climbing. The ArborTrek Zip Line Canopy Tour offers hours of adventure with eight zip lines, two suspension bridges and two rappels. For an exciting mountaineering treasure hunt, try GeoCaching for outdoor thrills and fun challenges. Or, how about water sports? Canoeing and kayaking outings are available on nearby rivers and reservoirs, as well as a raft of fishing trips for all types of anglers. Can’t you just hear our mountains calling you?
Discover why we have earned our reputation as America’s Family Resort! We strive to be the best resort for family fun anywhere! We are proud to have received international recognition and numerous awards over the years ( Read the Reviews). But we are most proud of the fact that our guests reward us by returning again and again. We want your family to return as well and become a long-term member of the Smugglers’ family.
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