FAQ: Vermont travel
Where is Vermont?
The state of Vermont is located in the Northeast, within the region of states known as New England. It’s in between New York and New Hampshire and is located above Massachusetts, running up to the Canadian border.
What is there to do in Vermont?
Vermont is an outdoors dream, renowned for its mountainous areas that are great for skiing in winter, hiking in spring and summer, and leaf-peeping in the fall when the lush foliage puts on a spectacular show of changing hues of yellow, burnt orange, and crimson red, drawing visitors from around the world. But it’s not all woodsy; impressive lakes add to the ample scenery.
Come and sample homemade cheese and maple syrup from seasonal stalls at local farmer’s markets, sip on craft ciders and brews, and shop in charming stores in small towns. Larger cities like Burlington are home to universities, buzzy dining, and great shopping.
How far is Vermont from New York City?
Southern Vermont ski areas such as Stratton, Mount Snow, Putney, and Okemo are about a 4-hour drive from New York City. Northern regions such as Stowe or Burlington are closer to 6 hours by car.
Where is there to stay in Vermont?
If you want to ski in winter but seek a shorter drive from major cities like New York, consider Southern Vermont towns such as Dover, Stratton, Brattleboro, Bennington, Putney, Ludlow, or Killington as your base. You’ll find many Airbnb vacations rentals in these areas that cater to skiers and snowboarders. These homes also make great places to stay in warmer weather when many mountains open to hikers.
For more of a city vibe, you’ll want to head north to Burlington, or the capital, Montpelier. For something woodsy and remote, you can pick from pretty much anywhere else.
Is it safe to rent an Airbnb in Vermont?
The CDC says fully vaccinated people can safely travel in the US.
Additionally, experts say Airbnb is safe, especially compared to hotels, because they eliminate interactions with others. Airbnb hosts must also follow enhanced cleaning guidelines.
Of course, there are still risks and we recommend following CDC guidelines, practicing social distancing, double masking, and washing hands frequently.