Situated in the southern part of the state of Vermont is the town of Killington. Known as Sherburne until it changed its name in 1999, this busy town is popular with visitors due to its towering mountains, challenging trails and variety of winter sports. A Killington holiday rental cabin is the perfect base for those looking to pursue a range of outdoor activities, no matter what the time of year.
The town of Killington comes alive in the winter months thanks to the mountains. Outdoor activities such as skiing, mountain climbing, snowboarding, sledging, hiking and ice skating are available in the town. During the milder months, visitors can enjoy activities including swimming, fishing, rafting, tennis, cycling, big or small game hunting, bird watching and horse riding. With such stunning mountain views, a Killington holiday is the perfect choice for those who also love photography or painting.
If you decide to leave the comfort of your Killington holiday rental cabin, then a half hour journey to the town of Woodstock is highly recommended. One item that should be top of your list to visit here is the Woodstock Historical Society & Dana House Museum. The society centre is the perfect place for finding out more about Vermont’s history and can also be used for genealogical research. The Dana family house, which is now the museum, was built in 1807. It contains a range of artefacts for visitors to view including silver objects, ceramics, clothing, art and early period toys.
Visitors who love nature will also enjoy the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Park in Woodstock. The park is the only national park to focus on conservation and was awarded the first Forest Stewardship Council certification in 2005. Visitors can enjoy tours of the mansion and its gardens in the park as well as roaming the surrounding forest.
A Killington holiday will provide visitors with the opportunity to experience warm summers and very cold winters. The temperature during the summer months is generally around 24°C rising to 27°C on some days. In the winter, the temperature can drop to anything between 1°C and -15°C. The warmest months to go on a Killington holiday are July and August. If you are looking for colder weather, December and January are the best times to visit. Killington can experience up to 250 inches of snow per year.
Travellers on a Killington holiday will land at Burlington International Airport (BTV) which is approximately 102 kilometres to the north of the town. Airlines that have regular, cheap flights include US Airways, Continental Express, KLM, British Airways and United Airlines. Passengers can depart from several UK airports such as Edinburgh (EDI), Belfast (BFS), Manchester (MAN), Liverpool (LPL) and London Gatwick (LGW).