Set in the heart of the Green Mountains your base is at the lovely Mountain Top Inn and Resort. Boasting great riding trails that wander through the Green Mountain National Forest, riders have many opportunities for long trots and canters (english and western saddles available) down winding dirt roads and paths that disappear into around the bend of wooded lanes. Want to hone their skills? The equestrian center offers jumping lessons both in the arena and in the cross country field. Additionally, for children, they have a nice selection of ponies and offer an arena designated for newer/younger riders.
When not riding, enjoy the swimming pool, kayaking on the lake, hiking, mountain biking, fishing, sporting clays or tennis.
Dates: Weekly from mid April to mid October, arrive Sunday, Monday or Tuesday
Packages include 4 nights accommodation, breakfast and dinner (entree only) each day, 7 riding units, horse, tack, guide and all taxes.
(a riding unit consists of either a lesson in any discipline or a 2 hour trail ride)
Longer or shorter packages available as well as weekend packages for additional fee. Please call for availability.
Rates: $1,385.00 USD per person in a shared room
(Single Supplement or non riding companion in the same room: $255.00 USD)
This trip was great! Had some fabulous rides and also got to kayak. Place was beautiful and the leaves started to change while I was there. I am actually going back up to do a fox hunt at the same place. Louise is great. Actually, all the people there are great and the horses were good to ride.
So had some great rides, beautiful scenery, met some nice people, got to relax a bit……
Looking forward to my next trip through you guys!!!!!!!!
– Esther M.
This was a delightful getaway. The lodge was magnificent, and the dinners were the same! Rosa and I had a great time. They got Rosa up to a Western trot, and I refreshed my English riding. We did have to switch Rosa’s first mount because she couldn’t find the “go” button.
I enjoyed the non riding part every bit as much as the riding part. Almost every day I went to the lake, where I often ran into riders that had been on the trail with me. Everything and everyone was so classy. Mountain Top also instituted a once-a-week “steak or lobster” dinner by the lake this year. It was absolutely perfect. The view could not be beat!
This is definitely a place that I would not only recommend, but look forward to returning.
A great value!
– Martha Villegas
The Mountain Top Inn was fantastic! I cannot say enough about Louise and Amelia who provided the Horse Lesson instruction and trail rides. Both are very knowledgeable and “true horse women.” My riding improved immensely over the 4 days, and I plan to return in the future.
Our room was very comfortable with a lovely view of the Chittendon Reservoir, food was delicious and service was personable.
We had a great time, and I would highly recommend the trip to others.
– MaryLee Daniels
I wanted to write and tell you how much I thoroughly enjoyed your riding trip I recently took to Vermont! It was both breathtaking and adventurous. Having never been to the furthest reaches of the Northeast, I had no idea what to expect; but it was beautiful beyond my hopes and imagination.
Nestled deep in the mountains; far removed from all the hustle and bustle, it was exactly what I needed to recharge after a long and stressful spring. The facilities were rustic, yet elegant at the same time. The horses were superb; every one of them. And having had the opportunity to ride several; both in the ring and on the GREAT cross country course, I can say that without bias! The instructor really made a point of aligning me with just the perfect horse every time. Please thank them again for me.
Coming back to our lodging each night was something to look forward to; comfortable and relaxing after a day on the trail. The meals were “savory” to say the least and being a wine connoisseur; I appreciated the extensive offering every night.
I would gladly go back again if you didn’t have so many other trips from which to choose. I am on a short layover in Cincinnati, on my way to France to take part in your Normandy Beaches ride, and I expect to have just as enjoyable a time there.
Thank you again for helping make a memory I will never forget Stacey.
– Douglas Korn – Lexington, Kentucky
What a wonderful vacation at the Mountain Top Inn. They were so nice and accommodating and the horses were wonderful. I would highly recommend the place to anyone who just wants to get away, see some beautiful scenery and not have to share the trails with hikers and bikers.
I had so much fun I am already thinking about doing it again! Thank you for everything. You made planning this vacation so easy and it was my first attempt at traveling alone and I loved it.
– Suzi Shawl