Mad River Valley is in central Vermont, in the heart of New England. It offers stunning autumn scenery, snow sports in winter and a host of events and activities for visitors to enjoy throughout the year.
Mad River Valley holiday rentals attract many visitors for the beautiful mountain scenery and skiing, but many return for the natural beauty, history and excellent food scene that they discover in this area. Sugarbush and Mad River Glen are the two main mountain resorts, offering downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling and a host of other winter sports. Sleigh rides are also offered at Mountain Valley Farm. In summer it is the perfect area for hiking, mountain biking, kayaking, scenic drives and browsing local art galleries. Indulge in a relaxing treatment or massage at a local day spa and enjoy fine dining which the area is famous for. Fishing, tennis and golf can be found around Sugarbush and swimming can be enjoyed at Blueberry Lake.
Explore the Mad River Valley with its rushing white water river, historic country inns, meadows, barns and white-steepled churches. Further afield, Ben and Jerry’s Factory Tours are a popular day out. Tour the factory to see their luxury ice creams being made and enjoy a free sample. Cabot Cheese Factory and the Cold Hollow Cider Mill also offer interesting educational tours and the chance to sample and buy their local produce. Take a ferry ride on Lake Champlain or visit the Shelburne Museum. The Vermont Icelandic Horse Farm is the perfect day out for horse-lovers from your Mad River Valley holiday rental or take a horse-drawn cart ride at Mountain Valley Farm.
Mad River Valley holiday cabins experience a humid continental climate with cold snowy winters and warm, humid summers. Daytime temperatures reach 27°C (81°F) in the summer and drop to well below freezing from December to March. The area has showers all year round which are heavier between May and September. The autumn is a beautiful season when the leaves of the sugar maples change to vibrant reds, orange and gold. May is known as Mud Season, when the snows melt.
The nearest major airport to Mad River Valley holiday rentals is Manchester-Boston Regional (MHT) Airport which is 112 miles away. It has flights from cities all over the US with Delta, Southwest Airlines and United Express. The airport offers a convenient shuttle service to Boston and various locations in northern Massachusetts. Burlington International (BTV) Airport is 45 minutes away along the I-89. International visitors should book flights to Boston Logan (BOS) Airport or Bradley International (BDL) Airport at Hartford and then drive the remaining 150 scenic miles to central Vermont.