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Are Ski Resorts Really Pet Friendly?

I have a chocolate lab named Kona. He is the heart and soul of our family. In a way I think of him as my third child. What pet owner doesn’t? My family travels quite often and I feel guilty leaving Kona at home, despite the fact that I know he is in good hands with our pet […]

Trapp Family Lodge: Home for the Holidays

It was beginning to look a lot like Christmas when our family checked into the Trapp Family Lodge the weekend before the holidays. Set high on the hill in Stowe, Vermont, this European-style hotel is an ideal place for families to spend the winter break. Every year the staff plans tons of yuletide fun for the kids. This can […]

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Summer and Fall Mountain Adventures at Bromley Ski Area

A weekend trip to Bromley is exactly what my family needed. After a somewhat hectic, overscheduled summer, we found our visit to the mountain to be a perfect escape. A spacious ski condo complete with an outdoor pool, trail hikes and the ski area’s summer fun park made our two-night stay one of the highlights […]

Town and Country – The Woodstock Inn and Resort

The Woodstock Inn and Resort has a great in-town location right on the green that makes it the perfect base for families to explore the local area. Take a quick stroll along Main Street to browse through the many shops, boutiques and galleries, or venture a little further to visit some of the area’s attractions like Billings Farm and Museum (admission is free […]

A Parents-Only Escape to Killington Mountain

The snow cat chugged up the trail as snow fell from the night sky and lift chairs hung, ghostlike, above our heads. Wrapped in wool blankets, we huddled together in the big, open-air sleigh being pulled behind the cat, our bodies insulated by both the blankets and the hot, spiked cider we’d just consumed. Rounding […]

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Upper Pass Lodge: Tops for Family Stays in Southern Vermont

My family returned to Upper Pass Lodge in February 2017 to discover with delight that almost nothing had changed. I’ve updated a few things in this post to reflect the differences, but really it’s basically still the same family-friendly, wonderful place to stay. Whether you’re skiing at Magic Mountain Ski Area next door (you can […]

All Mountain Mamas Bring the Slopes of Vermont to Passports with Purpose

Passports with Purpose is back and this year the All Mountain Mamas are representing Vermont with some amazing travel getaways. Since 2008 travel bloggers across the globe have partnered together for this annual fundraiser held in November/December to help communities in developing nations. The focus has traditionally been to help those in poverty, specifically women […]

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5 Steps for Planning a Vermont Family Ski Vacation

It can be hard in the fall to get into the winter mindset, but before you know it the snow will be flying and you’ll be itching to hit the slopes. A little planning now will not only give you more options when it comes to lodging, it will save you money because many resorts offer […]

Fall Foliage in Vermont: A Unique Family Getaway

What could be a better way to get excited for ski and snowboard season than to visit Vermont’s mountains during peak foliage? Due to the high population of sugar maple trees, Vermont puts on the best show of fall color this side of the globe. Not only is it one of the most beautiful times […]

Summer Fun at the Mountain Top Inn

Nestled into a secluded spot in the Green Mountains just a few miles from Killington, you will find the Mountain Top Inn. It is the perfect vacation choice for families seeking rest and relaxation. But with 350 acres of space to play it also offers a myriad of outdoor activities for all ages. Accommodations The original […]