Where to stay when visiting VT

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sreek
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Where to stay when visiting VT

Post: # 9179Post sreek
Fri Sep 18, 2009 7:34 pm

Hello all,
I've been reading lot of threads in the forum.

We are planning to visit places near stowe in the first week of October. Planning to drive from NJ.

Any suggestions on which place (as in city) would be better to stay?

Thank you,
Sree


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Post: # 9181Post sreek
Fri Sep 18, 2009 7:57 pm

bm wrote:I'd stay right in the Stowe/Waterbury area. I'd get on the phone/internet and make lodging reservations ASAP. You don't want to "wing it".
Would you like some suggestions for drives? There are lots of good ones in that area.
Thank you bm. I would definitely appreciate any suggestions for drives.

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Post: # 9182Post sreek
Fri Sep 18, 2009 8:00 pm

I'd love to see some falls, walk through the woods next to water streams too.

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Post: # 9183Post sreek
Fri Sep 18, 2009 8:07 pm

would oct 1-oct 4 be the right time to visit?
From what i've been reading in the forum, looks like oct 5 timeframe would be the best time to visit?

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Post: # 9188Post wentworth
Fri Sep 18, 2009 8:56 pm

sreek, sounds good--We're staying in Stowe at the Von trapp Family Lodge Sept. 27th,28th, and 29th, and in Killington the following 2 nights--Don't forget to drive Rt.108 just north of Stowe to Smugglers Notch--Rt. 108 is great


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Post: # 9195Post Andy
Sat Sep 19, 2009 7:35 am

I have not seen the Stowe Moss Glen Falls. Bingham Falls, however, is a steep hike down into the gorge. It is also not well marked. There is a "turnoff" that has a Map and parking just South of the "real" turnoff and another area with tables and vault style lavatories, just North of it. The turnoff for Bingham is unmarked and is across (West) the road from the trailhead. To get there, head North on 108 out of Stowe and proceed up the Mountain a fair ways. The walk back out will get your heart working. If you are not used to exercise, beware. It is a significant "horsetail" falls with a nice pool. It is worth the walk. Very peaceful and majestic once you get there. You can see what you are in for BINGHAM FALLS and BINGHAM FALLS.

I agree that the "other" Moss Glen Falls is interesting. Much easier to get to on foot, too :)
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Post: # 9203Post pwt54
Sat Sep 19, 2009 11:15 am

There is a parking area about a 10th of a mile north of the "Inn at the Mountain" on the left side. The trail is across from this parking area. To get to the Stowe Moss Glen falls, take route 100 north from Stowe Village. About 2 miles north of Stowe you will come to a 1/4 mile long straight section with a farm on the left side. At the end of this straight section, route 100 does a sweeping curve to the left. At the beginning of this curve and coming straight at you on the right side is the Randolph Road. Bear right onto the Randolph Road and take your first dirt road on the right side (the Moss Glen Falls road) and drive this road until it curves sharply to the right. You will see a small parking area. Park there and take the trail to the falls. Not a hard hike.

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Post: # 9211Post sreek
Sat Sep 19, 2009 11:07 pm

wow! thank you all for all your valuable inputs [:)]

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Post: # 9238Post pwt54
Mon Sep 21, 2009 8:19 am

We have had a very dry month and the falls are low, so I would do a rain dance before you come up.

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Post: # 9267Post sreek
Mon Sep 21, 2009 12:05 pm

Thank you pwt.

From the other recent threads, I'm now confused as to whether oct 1-4 would be the right time to visit stowe area?

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Post: # 9280Post Andy
Mon Sep 21, 2009 4:26 pm

I think, in a normal year, that is a pretty ideal time to visit the Stowe area.
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Post: # 9327Post pwt54
Tue Sep 22, 2009 10:02 am

Oh yes. that is a great time to be in Stowe for foliage.

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bummer

Post: # 9468Post sreek
Thu Sep 24, 2009 7:35 pm

I just found out that we cannot make it to VT next weekend. :cry:

pls suggest some options for the columbus day weekend

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Post: # 9475Post sreek
Thu Sep 24, 2009 7:53 pm

would the colors be great in stowe area for the columbus day weekend? will book depending on the area.

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Post: # 9497Post faxmachineanthem
Fri Sep 25, 2009 6:40 am

If you can't find lodging easily, there are some chain hotels in Rutland. Ludlow and Killington probably have lodging available since they're ski towns. None of these places are particularly quaint though, especially Rutland. But personally I'd stay in Rutland before paying $200/night elsewhere. :D


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