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The Mountain Top Inn & Resort
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Chittenden
Certificate of Excellence
Bristol, Connecticut
1 review
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“Great getaway”
Reviewed 28 January 2014

The Inn is a winner. We love to get away to Vermont in the winter and have long had the benefit of a house in Wilmington. The house has been sold and I think the Mountain Top Inn may be a great alternative for gatherings of our friends and family. We loved the location and the all-inclusive nature of the amenities. Snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, skating and sledding are all at hand. Even Killington is only 10 minutes away. The Inn has a true Vermont feel and, while not nearly as posh as the Woodstock Inn or the Equinox, offers great value for the money and a more casual atmosphere. The Inn is clean and spacious. The views are wonderful. The food and drink in the on-site restaurant were outstanding...clearly on a par with the grander Inns listed above. In sum, if you like traditional Vermont inns you'll be more than pleasantly surprised by the Mountaintop.

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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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mtntopinn195, General Manager at The Mountain Top Inn & Resort, responded to this review, 4 February 2014
Thank you for sharing your comments regarding your recent stay with us. It's great to hear that we may now become your resort of choice when vacationing in Vermont each winter. Our objective is to offer our guests the ambiance and comfort of a traditional Vermont inn with many complimentary amenities; it seems we did that with you.
Thank you so much for taking the time to post on Trip Advisor.
Warm regards,
Khele Sparks
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Winooski, Vermont
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Reviewed 23 January 2014

We are a Newlywed couple in our early 30's. We decided after our Winter Wedding to hold off on a big expensive Honeymoon and instead stay local for a few days and enjoy the Vermont Winter. We decided on the Mountain Top Inn and we were so impressed that we have already decided to go back next year for our anniversary! Our room was clean, spacious, and rustic with a beautiful gas fireplace. We had a nice romantic dinner at the restaurant (next to the fireplace!) and were both thoroughly impressed with the menu and the quality and portions of the entrees. We had a great breakfast the next morning served by Sylvia who is truly the nicest person you could ever meet. We even decided to brave the sledding hill and had a blast! It certainly brought us back to our childhood! Looking back on my stay it was probably the most relaxed we had been in a long time. We look forward to going back to the Mountain Top and would highly recommend to anyone.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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mtntopinn195, General Manager at The Mountain Top Inn & Resort, responded to this review, 25 January 2014
Congratulations on your recent wedding! Thank you for allowing The Mountain Top Inn & Resort to be a part of your wedding memories. It is rewarding to hear that we did everything right in making your stay special. We look forward to welcoming you back to celebrate your 1st anniversary in January 2015.
Sincerely,
Khele Sparks
General Manager
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Montreal, Canada
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Reviewed 23 January 2014

We spent in this hotel 3 nights in january.
Pros : The resort is wonderfully situated, with a beautiful view on Green mountains and a lake right infront. It's close to Killington ski resort, and it has plenty of activities to propose on site. The common area and the restaurant are nice and overall clean.
Cons : the room was really small, outdated and smelly. Old carpeting, old fashion small bathroom, very uncomfortable mattress, old furniture. The breakfast is really basic quality and repetitive.
Attention: no wi-fi in the room, no TV.

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Thank MontrealIkra
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mtntopinn195, General Manager at The Mountain Top Inn & Resort, responded to this review, 30 January 2014
We appreciate your feedback regarding your recent stay with us. It is helpful to know what we need to improve and what we did correctly. The list of pros and cons highlights both and we are already focused on the cons. Although enlarging our guest rooms is impractical, we do have an ongoing program for updating the decor and furniture and will be extending the WiFi signal to all guest rooms very soon. Each guest room is equipped with a television; we are sorry that you did not find it in the armoire. Guest comments such as yours enable us to review the specifics with staff, so we appreciate the time you took to post a review.
Best regards,
Khele Sparks
General Manager
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New Hampshire
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Reviewed 22 January 2014

Maybe if we had booked a cheaper room without extras we would have thought this was great, but we went for a romantic weekend, and it was lacking. Our room was nice, but the dried on mystery stain on the bedspread was not. We didn't need the spread since the room was so hot. Cold January night and I was sleeping with no sheets. The bathroom was wallpapered, and it was starting to peel off. Everything (other than the spread) seemed clean, but the lighting was so bad there was no way to know for sure.

With our package we got chocolates. This was a box wrapped in plastic on the table between the chairs. Hardly romantic.

We got massages. The women who did them were good, but we didn't have them together, and the rooms were more like a Dr. office not a spa. No robes, so we had to put our clothes back on and go back to our room to take a shower. There was a locker room right there, but how could we use that. Not very romantic with the game room right there too.

We also got a sleigh ride. I guess we expected that the ride would be private since we were on a romantic getaway weekend. Nope, had to share. The ride itself was not very interesting. We went around a field and down the road. I could have driven my car there. Only rough horse blankets. A hot cup of cider would have been nice, and a driver that had a story to tell, and maybe a better outfit (OK, I know that's being picky, but the man's fraying old knit hat did nothing to add to the romance).

Dinner also came with the package, and I have to say the food was excellent. The problem was with the reservation. When we made it they told us there would be a large party in the tavern so we wanted to book in the dinning room, so that is what we did. We get there and it was this table next to a door and the hostess station, so cold and crowded (Does this sound romantic to you?). We said no. Begrudgingly they sat us in the tavern. It looked as though the large party was moved to the dinning room. They should just have moved us at that time too.

Breakfast buffet was okay, but the coffee was very weak. I had tea since it was stronger.

We took a hike and that was nice. We did not go the way they suggested since that seemed like walking on a road, and what we did was not even that difficult, so I think the other would have been a bit dull.

It is a nice place, and I think if we went there for a family weekend in an inexpensive room, we would have given this a higher rating, but not a romantic getaway. They should just take that off their list of offerings.

Room Tip: The rooms on the opposite side of the building as the road have a great view, on the other side I th...
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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mtntopinn195, General Manager at The Mountain Top Inn & Resort, responded to this review, 25 January 2014
We appreciate that you shared a detailed review of your recent stay with us. Clearly there were many aspects of your stay that fell below our typical standards and need to be reviewed and rectified. Our romantic getaway package is very popular so will use your feedback to evaluate what needs to be improved with each department.
Thank you again for your feedback.
Best regards,
Khele Sparks
General Manager
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Framingham, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 20 January 2014

We just came back from our 9th trip to Mountain Top Inn. As always, our family had an amazing time. Regardless of the weather, we all find fun activities to fill our days. Kids in our group range in age from 10 - 22 and it really is a highlight of our family time together. The staff is always great - friendly and very helpful, and the food is always excellent. In addition to our usual sledding, hiking, cross country skiing and skating, we all enjoyed the addition of the outdoor hot tub and the exercise room this year. We can't wait to return next year!

Room Tip: We stayed in a house and enjoyed all amenities of the lodge.
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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mtntopinn195, General Manager at The Mountain Top Inn & Resort, responded to this review, 25 January 2014
Thank you so much for your positive review of The Mountain Top & Resort. The greatest compliment we can receive is when a family keeps returning year after year; and we continue to create a fun and enjoyable experience for them. Thank you for taking the time to post on Trip Advisor. We look forward to seeing you again in 2014.
Most sincerely,
Khele Sparks
General Manager
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Mahwah
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Reviewed 19 January 2014

My husband, daughter, Mom, Stepfather and myself went up to Chittenden the day after NJ received almost 10" of snow, we were going to make it, we waited for this for a long time. Although the wind chills were way below -15 we still enjoyed ourselves. We didn't have to leave the resort the whole time we were there, the activities were great my husbands daughter experience snowshoeing and skiing for the first time. We choose to stay in one of the Split houses so that we all could stay together and spend some quality time. You see, my husbands daughter only makes it to the states every couple of years because she is from Germany. The food at the onsite restaurants was also fantastic, the men both had Elk and enjoyed every bite of it. The only downfall we found was that the kitchen in the unit wasn't really equipped with many essentials needed to make a quick lunch or bite to eat. Thank you for a wonderful time we will be referring your resort to many friends and family for years to come.

Room Tip: We stayed in the Fox Hollow and would recommend it to anyone who needs to accommodate up to 6 people...
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mtntopinn195, General Manager at The Mountain Top Inn & Resort, responded to this review, 22 January 2014
Thank you very much for your review of your recent stay with us. Despite the 'polar vortex' that had descended on us that weekend, it sounds as if you were able to enjoy time with your family. We are sorry to hear of the one disappointing aspect of your stay; we will review the kitchen equipment at Fox Hollow to see how we can better prepare it for preparing quick meals.
Thank you for visiting The Mountain Top Inn & Resort and for recommending us to family and friends. Hope to see you again soon.
Sincerely,
Khele Sparks
General Manager
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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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Reviewed 10 January 2014

I was in this hotel for a day. i had a reservation to ride their horse sleigh ride. I was able to see allot of their different areas because we came in pretty early prior to our ride. I have two kids and they had a chance to play in the children's sleighs located in the back hill of the hotel, while we looked inside the hotel. The hotel is like a big cabin it has the wooden country smell all over. They were in a middle of a wedding preparation while we were wandering around so we were only able to see a couple of minutes. We went to the cross country skiing area. Unfortunately we were not able to try it out because we did not have enough time to do both. But the staff was very friendly there. A very laid back environment with an antique iron fireplace warmed up the area. Many expert cross country skiers were in that day. The horses that pulled the sleigh ride were just breathtaking... they were huge black persian horses...wow! I have never seen such a beautiful animal before. I enjoyed the day and will definitely go back when we are looking to have a winter country escape in a cabin. Very nice!

Room Tip: Have a walk through the horse stable... gorgeous! Go during winter.
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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Thank Vielka M
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mtntopinn195, General Manager at The Mountain Top Inn & Resort, responded to this review, 11 January 2014
Thank you very much for your positive review of The Mountain Top Inn & Resort. Visiting for the day gave you the chance to get the overall ambiance of the Resort in Winter. We hope that your next visit will include an overnight so you can enjoy all of the services that the Resort offers.
Thank you again,
Khele Sparks
General Manager
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Property: The Mountain Top Inn & Resort
Address: 195 Mt Top Rd, Chittenden, VT 05737-9826
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Region: United States > Vermont > Chittenden
Amenities:
Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Ski-In / Ski-Out Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Chittenden
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Mountain Top Inn & Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 36
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located centrally, just 11 miles from Killington, The Mountain Top is the quintessential Vermont Mountain Resort. Set, literally, at the top of a mountain on a private road, the resort rests on 350 acres with sweeping views of the surrounding Green Mountains and a 740 acre lake (with private beach). With a variety of winter, summer and year-round activities, the Mountain Top is the perfect 4-season escape. Accommodation types include rooms and suites in the main lodge, Cabins and guest houses (guest houses are available for short & long term stays). Other amenities include Dining Room & Tavern (outdoor seating in summer), heated pool with a view, hot tub, brand new full service spa and salon, yoga classes, fitness center, tennis court, hiking and mountain biking trails, canoeing, pontoon boat rides, horseback riding, xc-skiing, snow tubing, ice skating, events, conferences and more. ... more   less 
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