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Ski Magazine Award #1 in the East

Mountainside Lodging in the Heart of the Green Mountains of Vermont

A Resort Community with Friendly and Attentive Staff with Convenient, Comfortable Lodging Choices!

Mountainside lodging means you will have the closest lodging option at the base of our 3 big mountains (Morse, Madonna, and Sterling). Our Smuggs-managed properties are all within an easy walk or on-demand resort shuttle ride to all Village amenities. All of the Smuggs-managed homes are privately owned by people who have chosen this location to call home and who want to provide every guest with a “We Want You Back!” invitation. Guest feedback is embraced to keep these homes working energy efficient, high level of readiness for cleanliness or repair needs, along with easy home away from home warmth and charm.

Smuggs Resort-managed mountainside lodging is the only guest option for lodging in this region that offers such an expansive inventory selection. Our large inventory availability provides flexibility for the number of persons being lodged, and features of comfort, and convenience appealing to guests' needs (location, in-home amenities, layout, etc.). Guests will find reserving directly with Smuggs also provides each vacation reservation with a Smuggs Service Guarantee*.

A service guarantee starts with the homes that are managed with hundreds of dedicated professionally trained staff on all home oversight that includes an onsite Village Operations Center, Guest Service Desk Concierge, Maintenance troubleshooting, Housekeeping turnovers & linens, HVAC operating systems, lighting inspections, fire safety requirements, snow removal, trash & recycling, and all general attention to details inside and outside homes that could lead to undue trouble if reserving outside of a Smuggs-managed property dwelling.

The owners of the Smuggs-managed properties pride themselves on keeping these homes updated with the ambiance to exceed your expectations. Each home offers fully equipped kitchens (cookware, dishware, glassware, and utensils),
cable TV, WiFi access,, and in-home or in-building access to laundry facilities. Owners whose homes have been listed as preferred receive this status for properties that our internal team of home appraisers have rated and found to be of certain qualities that will appeal higher to guest satisfaction. These qualities may be as subtle as unique scenic vista views, modern home décor, location to various amenities, with owners that pride themselves in the attention to detail and consistent improvements when needed to keep their home status as preferred.

Non-smoking Policy — All Smuggs-managed homes are non-smoking. In addition, smoking is not permitted within 25 feet of the exterior of the building including the decks. A $250 fee assessment is charged to any offenders of this stated policy.

*Smuggs Service Guarantee is offered to each guest reservation on the Smuggs-managed mountainside lodging to ensure that your vacation experience begins with meeting expectations. Our large inventory allows us the opportunity to either respond to any home issue (within a reasonable time frame) or to relocate your reservation to another home of equal or greater status. It’s our commitment to providing the highest level of service to our guests.

Smuggs Managed Property - Added Value Extensions are exclusive added value extensions to your vacation plan only when you reserve with us directly!
  • Mountain Access Guarantee — reserve your Mountain Experience package to ensure every member of your reservation receives lift tickets, rental equipment, and lessons, along with Resort amenities guaranteed and with high-value savings from window rates.
  • Smuggs EZ Pay Installment Plans — are offered at 0% installment payments for those who prefer the flexibility to manage their financial schedule and to add in those extras for the vacation without pinching the bank. Speak with one of our Vacation Specialists to enroll in our EZ Pay Plan.
  • Smuggs Flexible Travel Guarantee — 21-day cancellation policy or your money back.
  • Smuggs Travel Insurance
  • Pre-pay and save options — receive the benefits of adding lessons, rentals, or other add-on services before your arrival dates at preferred rates for our loyal vacationing guests.
Booking your family vacation directly with Smugglers’ Notch Resort is the ONLY way to GUARANTEE your vacation accommodations and experience.

Special offers may apply for your next vacation. It's as easy as one call to our professional Vacation Planning Specialists — and you're on your way to the family vacation of a lifetime.

View your choices of location and accommodation size below!

Smugglers' Notch Resort features 5 Communities.

Click on the community names below to view a map showing all five communities, their proximity to each other and their amenities.

Click on the condominium names below to view photos and floor plans for each.

If you are using the Vacation Planner to make your reservation, please use the comments field to request your lodging choice.

Highlands Hill Community - Winding up Morse Mountain are a series of condominium clusters with woodland or mountain views. Mountain Laurels, Aspen Highlands and Trailside Highlands have access to their own outdoor heated pools. These well appointed accommodations at Highlands Hill are available at a premium rate. For a complete description of the Highlands Hill Community.

Condominium Size
1-Bedroom Aspen Highlands Mountain Laurels
2-Bedroom Aspen Highlands Trailside Executives Trailside Highlands Willows
3-Bedroom Aspen Highlands Mountain Laurels Trailside Executives Trailside Highlands

North Hill Community - This is our newest community, and its location provides the serenity of a woodland hillside and features spectacular views of Madonna and Sterling Mountains and historic Smugglers' Notch Pass. The North Hill has its own Indoor Aquatic & Exercise Center including a lap pool, two hot tubs, and children's splash playground. Guests staying in the Owls have exclusive use of the Parliament Lodge. The North Hill's in-resort shuttle is a great way to get to The Village Center as well as to get to the upper mountains in the morning for skiing and riding! These well appointed accommodations at North Hill are available at a premium rate. For a complete description of the North Hill Community.

Condominium Size:
1-Bedroom Tamaracks
2-Bedroom Eagles Kestrels Owls 1-8 Presidential Owls 9-16 Tamaracks
3-Bedroom Eagles Kestrels Kestrel Woods Owls 1-8 Presidential Owls 17-32 Tamaracks
4-Bedroom Presidential Owls 9-16

Village East Community - This area includes all of the condominiums adjacent to The Village Center stretching east to the Highlands Hill Community and up to the base of Morse Mountain to TREASURES Child Care. Condominiums are just an easy walk to all Village amenities and restaurants. For a complete description of the Village East Community.

Condominium Size:
Studio Hakone Liftside Nordland
1-Bedroom Hakone Liftside Mountainview 1-20 Nordland
1-Bedroom Riverside 49-60 Slopeside
2-Bedroom Birches Hakone Liftside Maples
2-Bedroom Mountainview 1-20 Mountainview 21-44 Pines Riverside 37-48
2-Bedroom Riverside 49-60 Slopeside Villmarksauna
3-Bedroom Mountainview 1-20 Riverside 37-48 Mountainview 21-44 Slopeside
4-Bedroom Mountainview 21-44

Village West Community - This area includes all of the condominiums adjacent to The Village Center stretching from the Main Resort Entrance north to SmuggsCentral. It's just a quick walk to all Village amenities. For a complete description of the Village West Community.

Condominium Size:
Studio Sterling
1-Bedroom Poolside Sterling
2-Bedroom Balsams Commons Countryside Evergreen
Oaks Sterling Telemark
3-Bedroom Balsams Commons Creekside Poolside
4-Bedroom Commons Countryside Telemark
5-Bedroom Commons Countryside Creekside

West Hill Community - Located mid-way up Morse Mountain, this area features sunset views of the Smugglers' Notch Valley and exclusive use of a year-round outdoor heated pool, exercise room and game room. You can walk to The Center Village or take the on-demand shuttle. These well appointed accommodations at West Hill are available at a premium rate. For a complete description of the West Hill Community.

Condominium Size:
1-Bedroom Sycamores
2-Bedroom Falcons Sycamores
3-Bedroom Falcons Sycamores

Resort Fee

A one-time Resort fee will be applied per stay to specific reservations which covers generally available services and amenities of the Resort, such as wireless internet access in-room and throughout the Resort, the guest text notification system, and other services and amenities to enhance your stay. These services may vary by season.

Resort Fee: (RCI Guests and Guests of Wyndham Owners)
The per stay resort fee, which is collected upon check-in, is:
$45 - Studio
$45 - One Bedroom
$55 - Two Bedroom
$55 - Three Bedroom
$55 - Four Bedroom
$55 - Five Bedroom

Note: These services are included in the service charges that are part of our Smugglers’ Notch Vacation Packages.

Housekeeping Fee: (RCI Guests)
There will be a partial week cleaning charge for bookings of less than 6 nights.
$40 - Studio
$50 - One Bedroom
$60 - Two Bedroom
$70 - Three Bedroom
$80 - Four Bedroom

Smugglers' Notch uses RFID Technology at all of our mountain lifts, our Resort pools, and facilities. A personalized Notch Card, our RFID card, is required for all guests to access our programs and facilities and to participate in Summer Fun University (SFU) and Snow Sport University (SSU) programs. For the guests paying the Resort Fee and/or Service Charge, the cost of the Notch Card up to the maximum occupancy of the home you are staying in is covered in this fee. Additional Notch Cards needed for your family can be purchased for $5 plus tax for each card.

For more information on our Notch Cards go to smuggs.com/notchcard
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