Vermont Summer Getaways
Vermont summer getaways are perfect for the whole family. Getaways at Tucker Hill in the beautiful Mad River Valley always includes a variety of on-site activities from swimming in the Inn’s lovely private pool to tennis on the beautiful red-clay courts. With a seemingly endless list of very affordable summer activities and events in the Mad River Valley, we dare anyone to say on a Vermont summer getaway “I’m bored”!
Summer Festivals & Farmers Markets Abound
- Waitsfield Farmers Market every Saturday morning
- Mad River Craft Festival – Labor Day Weekend
- Celebrate the 4th with fireworks, the Warren Parade, a magnificent airshow and much more
- British Invasion Car Festival – Mid September
Arts & Attractions
- Vermont Festival of the Arts – Throughout August
- Green Mountain Opera Festival – June
- Great Theater all summer long - Commons Group at the Skinner Barn, Valley Players & Lost Nation in Montpelier.
- Nearby Museums, Food Tastings & Factory Tours
- Let’s not forget Ben & Jerry’s - a "must visit" on all summer getaways which is just a short drive north of us and is recognized as one of the Top 10 tour experiences in the country.
- Retail Therapy – meander around the area’s amazing artisan shops, galleries and antique stores
- Pamper Me – Start relaxing and rejuvenate with a facial or massage at one of the delightful boutique spas in the area.
- Join us for the world's most beautiful marathon: The Mad Marathon – early July.
For the Outdoor Enthusiast
- Explore Scenic Drives & Covered Bridges
Biking & Mountain Biking
Appalachian Gap - Middlebury Gap - Roxbury Gap
The area is renowned for some of the best biking in Vermont and attracts world-class professionals for races, such as the Green Mountain Stage Race. For the less serious biker there are wonderful relatively flat rides as well as mountain trails to be enjoyed.
- Easy to moderate rides: Mad River Riders
- Moderate to strenuous rides: Cycling The Mad River Valley from Tucker Hill
- Road and mountain bike rentals visit Clearwater Sports
- Our favorite family mountain bike experience - take the lift at Sugarbush and ride from Lincoln Peak on marked trails to the base!
Hiking & Walking
Long Trail - Mount Abraham - Camels Hump - Lincoln Gap - General Stark's
- Long Trail - 5 minutes from the Inn
- Area Hikes: Green Mountain Club
- Direct Access from Inn to Millbrook Trail, part of Mad River Path Association
- Guided hikes and naturalist walks also available. Advance reservations required.
Vermont Icelandic Horse Farm
- Vermont Icelandic Horse Farm is 5 minutes from the Inn
- USA Today: “10 great places to go horseback riding”
Canoeing - Kayaking - Tubing - Swimming Holes
- 7 Swimming Holes within 10 minutes of the Inn
- Take time to “tube” down the Mad River
- Bring your kayak or canoe and enjoy the peace and tranquility of Blueberry Lake
- For private or group kayak or canoe packages, visit Clearwater Sports
- Fly and spin fishing, beginners to expert, kids to adult
- Pristine Vermont waters (we have lots of rivers and lakes)
- Rainbow, brook or brown trout, landlock salmon, small mouth bas or northern pike
- One day and Half Day instruction, visit the FlyRod Shop
- 1 hour sightseeing rides to full instructional programs for adults and young adults
- Don’t miss their annual air show, part of the area’s July 4th celebration.
Golf at Sugarbush
- 5 minutes from the Inn
- Robert Trent Jones Course
- Amazing Views