The Killington region is known as the heart of Vermont and draws flocks of tourists to enjoy its quaint New England towns, antique shops, spectacular mountain scenery and winter sports. Whether you want to enjoy winter sports or scenic drives, holiday rentals around Killington make a great base for your New England adventure.
Log cabins and holiday villas in the Killington area are in high demand during the winter as it is a mecca for skiing and snowsports. Snowboarding, snowmobiling and snowshoeing can be enjoyed along with downhill and cross-country skiing. The area is famous for its many antique shops which are often found in charming old houses. In summer, horseback riding, gondola rides, hill walking, mountain biking and scenic driving can be enjoyed. The Killington area is famous for its cheese, wine and maple syrup and farms and shops offer tastings of these local treats.
A short drive north of your holiday home in the Killington area is Ben and Jerry's factory. Take a guided tour to see how the ice cream flavors are created and visit the sampling room. The town of Rutland has numerous specialty shops and boutiques that are owner-operated. More shopping can be found at Manchester's designer outlet stores, earning the town the nickname "Fifth Avenue in the Mountains". Bargains from stores such as Crabtree and Evelyn, Jones New York and Brook Brothers can all be found here. Woodstock is known as the "prettiest small town in America" and is less than an hour's drive from Killington holiday rentals. Quechee Gorge Village is home to Cabot Creamery and original glass and pottery workshops.
Holiday rentals in the Killington area enjoy warm summers with temperatures reaching 81°F (27°C). From November to April the area has deep snow and freezing temperatures making it popular for skiing and winter sports on the mountains. Spring is a pleasant time to visit and enjoy the scenery. This area of New England is best known for its fall foliage when the trees are dressed with bright red, orange and gold leaves.
The nearest main airport to holiday rentals in the Killington area of Vermont is Rutland Regional (RUT) Regional Airport which has connections to Boston Logan Airport. Burlington International (BTV) Airport is about 58 miles away. International visitors will find plenty of flights to Albany International (ALB) Airport which is 82 miles away or Boston-Logan (BOS) airport which is 127 miles drive from Killington. A hire car is necessary to reach Killington in Vermont and for exploring this scenic area of New England.