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Best town to stay in with kids near the mountains

Bowmanville, Canada
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Best town to stay in with kids near the mountains

My family is planning to visit Vermont next summer and we want to stay somewhere close to the mountains as my kids (ages 6 & 10) have never seen the mountains. Can you recommend the best areas to stay? Also, we would like to rent a house versus staying in a hotel as we figured it would be more cost effective. Is this common to be able to rent houses near the mountains?

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1. Re: Best town to stay in with kids near the mountains

The green mtns go pretty much up the middle of the whole state from north to south. Do you have any feel for where you want to go? Stowe and Woodstock are 2 of the most recommended towns. Stowe's a bit bigger and has a bit more to see and do for kids.... Gondola ride, plenty of hiking/walking, rec path for biking or walking, etc...

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2. Re: Best town to stay in with kids near the mountains

Look at Bromley Mountain, great alpine slide and outdoor adventure rides, with plenty of house rentals in the area. Green Mountain National Forest provides hiking. Close by is Manchester which has a great selection of places to eat and shop.

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3. Re: Best town to stay in with kids near the mountains

The ski areas have plenty of condos and houses available for rent in the summer. Just go to HomeAway or VRBO and scroll around. You'll find that some of the condos have amenities like pools that your children would enjoy.

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4. Re: Best town to stay in with kids near the mountains

VRBO is definitely the way to go. Loads of options. http://www.vrbo.com/128592ha

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5. Re: Best town to stay in with kids near the mountains

Agree VHBO at or near Stowe, take the toll road or the gondola up top of Mt Mansfield. a day trip (long 2.5 hrs each way) or another alternative destination is the white mountains near North Conway NH. Mt washington is the tallest in the east and the scenery is spectacular.

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