12 Vermont Vacation Guide 2019 ou don ’ t have to go far to find an authentic stay in Vermont. From rustic cab- ins to elegant cottages there are so many unique lodging options that take you into the heart of Vermont’s breathtaking beauty. Check out some of our top recommendations for your next summer vacation. Down by the Lake When it comes to summertime cottage lodging, nothing beats Quimby Country Lodge and Cottages in Averill. Nestled on 1,000 acres in the scenic Northeast Kingdom, Quimby ’ s 19 waterfront cottages can sleep up to seven people each. In the off-season, visitors can rent cabins that include continental break- fast, but the real fun comes from their all-inclusive summer package. The full Quimby experience features delicious meals with local ingredients, trained camp counselors to keep the young ones entertained, and outdoor recreation such as swimming, boating, biking, kayaking, tennis or relaxing on the shores of Forest Lake. Boat and kayak rentals are even included for free! Also, in the Northeast Kingdom resides Mountain Lake Cottages . Featuring waterfront cottages on majestic Lake Willoughby, visitors can enjoy relaxing in a rocking chair on the porch or get- ting active in the surrounding lake and mountains. Mountain Lake Cottages offers lodging for up to five people complete with full kitchens and stone fireplaces, and guests can even pre- order groceries online for a fully-stocked kitchen upon arrival. Ask about their midweek packages for two including a kayak/canoe excursion if you’re in need of a romantic getaway. If you ’ re looking for accommodations with lots of options, plan a stay at Apple Island Resort . Just 20 minutes outside of Burlington or upstate New York, Apple Island offers boat rentals, a beach, golf course, swimming pool and hot tub, general store and deli, and plenty of rec- reational areas. Guests can stay in one of their fully-furnished cottages that sleep up to six people. If you’re looking for a more rustic experience, rent one of their primitive, one-room cabins for up to five people. Nestled in the Woods If you ’ re on the hunt for a more seclud- ed cabin accommodation, Goldilocks Cabin in Stowe is calling your name. Don’t let “secluded” lead you astray... Goldilocks is much more rustic luxury than roughing it. A single cabin on four wooded acres, Goldilocks Cabin offers all the comfort of a fine hotel featuring a private deck with a grill and a spacious master suite and loft that can sleep five. Furnished with beautiful antiques, lush draperies, sumptuous furniture and antler chandeliers, Goldilocks Cabin will make you feel like you ’ ve stepped into a fairytale. Up the road from busy Stowe and down a country lane is the Muddy Moose in Morrisville. With seven cabins to choose from that can sleep up to seven people, guests surely have their pick. The Muddy Moose is set on 168 acres of scenic, off-the-beaten-path land, but their cabins are fully-stocked and have covered porches, grills and Wi-Fi. These cabins are pet-friendly and have access to four miles of hiking trails (leading to waterfalls), canoeing, golfing, mountain biking, zip lining, horseback riding and paddle boarding. Don ’ t forget to stop by Ben and Jerry ’ s, Cabot Farmers ’ Store, Cold Hollow Cider Mill, or the multiple award-winning breweries, distilleries and vineyards right down the road. Chilling in the Mountains For visitors seeking a mountain cabin experience without having to rough it, the Robert Frost Mountain Cabins are here for you. Choose one of seven all-season cabins offering rustic charm and contem- porary comforts including full kitchens, fireplaces, hot tub and campfire pits all with panoramic mountain views from this secluded forest glade. Head out on one of the hiking trails surrounding your cabin or take a short drive to the village of Middlebury to one of the many res- taurants, breweries, distilleries or attrac- tions nearby. Locals know there ’ s never a shortage of things to do in this neck of the woods. Located within 40 minutes of Burlington or Stowe is the Sterling Ridge Log Cabin Resort in Jeffersonville. This quaint cabin resort has been expanded from an inti- mate B&B to include all the offerings of a more touristy area without actually being surrounded by tourists. Sterling Ridge has 24 log cabins of various sizes, each complete with a full kitchen, wood stove, Wi-Fi, covered porch, grill, fire pit and picnic table. Get active on their miles of trails or relax by their pool or huge pond–kayaks and canoes included! Every detail of a Vermont vacation is unique, right down to where you rest your head at night. Don ’ t be afraid to look beyond the traditional experience to make your next stay even more memorable. The main reason most visi- tors seek Vermont out is to enjoy the great outdoors and slow down from the everyday hustle and bustle, and there’s no better way to do this than by staying at a cottage or cabin this summer. Y YOUR STAY, YOUR WAY. FIND YOUR PRIVATE, PEACEFUL PARADISE. The main reason most visitors seek Vermont out is to enjoy the great outdoors and slow down from the everyday hustle and bustle.