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

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.

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.

Horseback Riding
Vermont Icelandic Horse Farm

  • Vermont Icelandic Horse Farm is 5 minutes from the Inn
  • USA Today: “10 great places to go horseback riding”

Water Sports
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

Sugarbush Soaring

  • 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