Hello mm: Welcome to our amazing foliage forum! Glad you have reached out here for help. It is a good idea to start looking around for lodging but with the time period you've chosen, I don't think you will have too much trouble. It may be a tad early for color unless you are wayyyy up near the northern most tiers of VT or NH where it may be just beginning. Each season is different and there is no way to predict this early. Normally we can get a grip on things mid September.
As far as lodging, wow. So many choices. I have a friend who stays at the Killington Grand and LOVES it. Up on the mountain in Stowe you will find lots of great resorts and condos to rent. Have you thought about Burlington? There are TONS of things to do there and shopping and restaurants galore! Please check that out if you have time as well.
Hopefully, folks who stay in these areas can chime in for some recommendations of their own. I'm already booked for 10 days the end of September through Columbus Day Weekend. One of the places I've chosen is filled already! Could be that last season was SPECTACULAR!
I'll get some more info together in the days ahead. Can anyone come out of the depths of winter to help our new forum member?
Welcome mmazzarini! So glad you have joined our forum!