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The Killington Mountain Biking Season Is Nearly Here!

The Killington Bike Park is scheduled to open on Memorial Day weekend, conditions permitting, much to the excitement of New England’s dedicated cycling community. What makes our beautiful Green Mountains city so unique is that we’re not only the first-to-open and last-to-close skiing destination on the East Coast, but the cycling season begins immediately afterward. After conquering some of the most challenging singletracks in the country during the daytime, retreat to one of The Killington Group’s affordable, conveniently-located, and fully-equipped Killington house rentals for dinner, drinks, and hot tub relaxation.

The Allure of Killington, Vermont

The overall mountain biking atmosphere here in Killington is second-to-none for three key reasons:

  1. Killington Mountain itself is a jaw-dropping, exhilarating, and challenging foe, regardless of the season. Cyclists of all skill levels will be rewarded with some of the best thrills in New England.
  2. This city lives and breathes mountain biking from late May through autumn. Visiting cyclists can partake in a wide variety of fun events and festivals such as Vermont Bike & Brew, KMBC Bike Bum Races, and the Divas of Dirt. The Killington Stage Race, one of the largest events of the year, is fast approaching! This three-stage, three-day race attracts some of the best cyclists in New England as well as thousands of spectators. With thousands of dollars on the line yet again this year, the Stage Race is bound to be one for the record books!
  3. Our charming, modern Killington house rentals are a short drive from Killington Beer Company, the original Ben & Jerry’s factory, Calvin Coolidge Homestead, Green Mountain National Golf Course, and the Killington Adventure Center!

Killington Mountain Biking Excursions

killington house rentalsKillington Mountain provides cyclists with 34 unique trails spanning over 45 miles. Whether you’re aiming to conquer a 4,200-foot-tall downhill challenge from the mountain’s peak or hoping to hone your abilities along Snowshed’s intermediate-friendly dirt trails, you’ll quickly discover that Killington Mountain caters to cyclists of all skill levels. The sprawling views of the lush Green Mountains from many of these rewarding trails are awe-inspiring and often heartwarming. Killington Mountain provides visitors with one of the highest biking elevations east of the Mississippi River, so you’re almost guaranteed to shred outside of your comfort zone. If you’re planning to stay in one of our Killington house rentals for more than a weekend, take a day-trip to nearby Pittsfield and Rutland for backcountry thrills.

Group-Friendly Killington House Rentals

Whether you’re planning on visiting our beautiful city with friends for Vermont Bike & Brew or a bi-annual group trip, you’ll want to browse through our sizable Killington house rentals at KillingtonGroup.com. Many of our group-friendly Killington house rentals have a hot tub, fireplace, BBQ grill, ample outdoor space for yard games, laundry machines, and free Wi-Fi. Nearly all of these homes and condos are within five minutes of Killington Mountain! If you’re hoping to experience some famous, mid-summer Killington nightlife, take a peek at this webpage. To book a well-deserved Killington Mountain biking trip, please give us a call today at 1-802-422-2300, or visit us online.

Vermont Ski House Rentals: The Best Hot Tub Homes in Killington

It’s mid-February, which means we’re in the heart of yet another exciting winter ski season here in Killington, Vermont. There’s no better time to visit the stunning Green Mountains than right now as all 155 trails are open on Killington Mountain. Spend a weekend or a whole week in paradise by carving down some of the best slopes in the world here in Killington. Start and finish each day of world-class skiing or snowboarding in one of our contemporary yet affordable Vermont ski house rentals here at The Killington Group. We have a fleet of luxury hot tub homes, all within minutes of seemingly endless mid-winter adventure on Killington Mountain. There’s still time left to book a well-deserved skiing getaway to one of the premier ski towns in North America. And luckily for you, we have the largest selection of hot tub homes in Killington!

Sunburst – 7 Bedrooms

Due to its size, location, and rustic luxury, Sunburst is one of the most popular Vermont ski house rentals in Killington. This sizable country home is perfect for large groups, sports teams, company retreats, and family reunions. Sunburst is one of the only homes in the area with not one but two hot tubs! One hot tub rests on the massive back deck, which is complete with gas grills, mountain views, and picnic tables. For cooler evenings, head indoors to soak in the forest-view, naturally-lit hot tub room. You’ll also fall in love with the home’s cathedral ceilings, stone fireplaces, and ultra-comfortable furnishings.

Three Bears – 5 Bedrooms

You won’t find many Vermont ski house rentals with an outdoor hot tub that sleeps 14 in this price range. Three Bears is ideally located in the heart of the Green Mountains. The lengthy patio includes a sizable hot tub with mountain vistas; the hot tub is approximately five feet from the back door, so you won’t have to spend more than a couple of seconds outside of the water before entering the home. Three Bears also has cozy woodstoves, an indoor Jacuzzi tub, and a giant great room. You’re always within minutes from world-class skiing, exciting Killington nightlife, and delicious New England fare when you stay at Three Bears.

Viewmont Chalet – 4 Bedrooms

Very few of our Vermont ski house rentals can match Viewmont Chalet’s unique architecture, charming character, and group-friendly amenities, such as the outdoor hot tub. You’ll find this sizable outdoor hot tub inside of a charming gazebo on the edge of the Vermont wilderness. The secluded home sits atop a large gorge on the edge of town. Inside Viewmont Chalet, you’ll discover a hand-carved pool table, chalet-style wood beams, a jetted tub, and a wood-burning stove.

vermont ski house rentalsCloverleaf Chalet – 3 Bedrooms

Cloverfield Chalet is conveniently located near Killington Road, so you’ll always be a short trek from Killington Mountain adventures. This three-bedroom home has an authentic stone fireplace, large open living area and comfortable beds in a peaceful countryside setting. The covered LED-lit outdoor hot tub is steps from the back door. Browse through our Killington accommodations online to find one that perfectly suits your group’s size, style, and desired price point. Otherwise, give us a call today at 1-802-422-2300 to book one of our ski-in-and-out Killington houses or condo rentals!

BONUS: Ski Home Chalet – 4 Bedrooms

Ski Home Chalet, one of our newest Vermont ski house rentals, is conveniently located on Home Stretch Trail at the base of Killington Mountain, so you’ll always be a short trek from the world-class slopes. While Ski Home Chalet doesn’t have a hot tub, the home’s proximity to the mountain makes it a popular option for skiers and snowboarders. This ski-to-and-from chalet has a sauna, so you’ll still have an opportunity to rejuvenate after a thrilling day of black diamonds. Share stories of the day’s best rides near the cozy gas fireplace, gaze into the lush forest at sunset with a refreshing local ale in the great room, and cook a large meal for your group inside your fully-equipped kitchen.

A Killington Mountain Biking Adventure

When the snow melts and the boards and skis get put away until next season, Killington is famous for yet another fast-paced activity: mountain biking. Find yourself with two wheels on epic trails and an exciting challenge when you hit the Killington Mountain trails. Check out these incredible Killington Vermont things to do and events while you stay with The Killington Group this spring.

Our Mountain Bike Park

Welcome to Killington, Vermont, home to the largest bike park in the East. When you’re itching to experience outdoor fun and ways to challenge your skill, our Killington Bike Park is a thrilling experience to get your feet pedaling and your heart pumping. Regardless if you’re a beginner or a seasoned veteran, we have trails for all levels of experience. With two newly added trails and our revamped beginners trails, your time in Killington will be the highlight of your spring!

Epic Events

Here at Killington, we realize how much our guests love the activities and our facilities. We want to keep participants engaged and the challenges rolling. Every year week we have the incredible Fox US Open, the most challenging and competitive mountain bike racing in the nation. Don’t forget about the KMBC Bike Bum Races, where you can join as a solo rider or get a group together for a race against the clock.

Another event for our biking enthusiasts is the Long Trail Century Ride. Long Trail Century Ride is an event that has options for everyone with treks ranging from 100-mile loops to a smaller 5K. This event is not only a fun journey for cyclists but is also a fundraiser for local non-profit organizations that provide sports and recreation to those with disabilities. The Long Trail Century Ride is a way to give back to a fantastic cause and give other people the chance to experience the same feeling of excitement you have when your tires hit the dirt.

Everything You Need

With all of our cycle-featured Killington Vermont things to do, it is a privilege to offer everything our guests need within minutes. When you stay with us at The Killington Group for a mountain bike adventure, remember to visit Killington’s unique bike shops: True Wheels and First Stop. These two shops have everything you need, including bikes, accessories, and gear. You can give us a call or visit our website to see all of the exciting updates and information to begin planning your very own Killington mountain biking adventure!

Killington Mountain: Even Better Than Before

Killington Mountain, everyone’s favorite Killington ski rental getaway, is getting significant upgrades, and we are beyond excited to share them with everyone! Killington Mountain has always been a popular Vermont destination for skiers, snowboarders, adventurers, travelers, and everyone in between. 2018 and 2019 are bringing some notable changes!

The Lifts

A few additions are going into our lift system to create a faster operation to get more people on the hills while also improving access. Our principal focus is usually on our challenging advanced hills, but we want to make sure families are having a good time too. We are adding a Snowdon six-person bubble chairlift to the Snowdon Peak hills. The Snowdon Quad lift is also being relocated and refurbished. The South Ridge Quad will also be moving to where the South Ridge Triple was to create easier access to the north side of the resort and hills. New gate programs will also make access easier and hands-free.

The Terrain

Many of our hills are also getting a makeover for even better experiences. Tunnels and bridges will be added to four different intersections to improve traffic flow and remove pinch points. We will also be widening trails so that there is a little more elbow room for everyone to be comfortable.

The Resort

The resorts amenities will be acquiring a few fun updates and add-ons. The Woodward WreckTangle will have an outdoor ninja obstacle course added in with nine sections for an epic obstacle adventure. There will also be a few changes made to the Adventure Center. The other attraction being modified is the Killington Mountain Bike Park with a few trail changes and new additions.

The Killington Group

Keep visiting our website for updates and be sure to join us for a bit of fun! The Killington Group has been working hard to make the largest ski and snowboard resort in North America even bigger and better. Come out and discover mountain excitement like none other in breathtaking Killington, Vermont!

Nor’Easters, A Skier’s Dream

On the east coast, there is something that many locals find to be a nuisance. However, for those who love shredding through the snow, it is a dream come true. The Nor’ Easter is a winter storm that typically brings chilly coastal winds from the northeast and buckets of snow to Vermont and surrounding states. These fierce winter storms produce some of the best powder for those staying in Vermont ski vacation rentals by The Killington Group, creating the optimal winter sports playground.

Incoming!

March has already seen over six feet of snow and it is not over yet! Travelers staying in a Killington ski rental were nothing short of thrilled to see that fresh white powder falling from the sky. This scene means the slopes are coated and ready for some fun! These heavy snow storms create layers of snow that last for the majority of the year and well into late spring. This means a long season of time in the hills kicking up some snow.

killington ski rental, vermont ski vacation rentalsLet It Snow

Being located just south of Canada, Vermont tends to receive plenty of snow to make it a winter wonderland. Snowboarders and skiers from all over come to shred through the hills and stay in Vermont ski vacation rentals for the ideal snowy vacation. Many areas of the world cannot allow nature to coat their slopes, so they end up making their own snow. Nor’ easters help cover the hills naturally for some of the best skiing and riding out there.

Experiencing The Best Of Vermont Nor’Easters

With Vermont’s incredible ski conditions, thanks to nor’ easters, spring is the perfect time to grab your gear and book a Killington ski rental by The Killington Group this spring. There are plenty of Vermont ski vacation rentals ready for your arrival and slopes that are calling your name. Are you ready to discover some of these nor’ easter’s best work? Give us a call at (802)422-2300 or visit our website to book a stay in one of our fantastic rental properties.

Vacation Rentals VS Hotels: Why To Stay In A Vacation Rental

You have your destination picked out, you have searched area activities, and you know what dates you want to make your escape, but you have not figured out where you are staying. This is common for travelers with all the choices out there. Between vacation rentals and hotels, there could be hundreds of options. Here are a few different ways a vacation rental could be a better fit and save your money on your next trip.

Privacy And The Comfort Of A Home

In hotels, guests find themselves in a room sandwiched between a hall of numerous other units that look exactly the same. You often end up needing to whisper so neighbors are not disturbed, or you can hear the couple across the hall having clear a disagreement on something. When you stay in a vacation home, you usually stay in an actual home. Whether it be a cozy cabin or a luxury house, you keep your privacy and can tell your place apart from the next by more than just a number on the door. You can put on your favorite tunes while dancing in the kitchen and cook your favorite meal and none of your neighbors will come knocking at your door to quiet down.  

Groups Space And Saving Moneyvermont ski vacation rentals

When traveling in groups, space can be a huge convenience but also a huge expense. Instead of a group of 5 or more going in on a suite or getting several rooms in a hotel and sleeping wherever there is space, you could each have your own bed or bedroom in a vacation rental. Many vacation rentals are full-sized homes and are made to accommodate everyone comfortably and can be found at affordable prices. Vacation rental properties usually sleep 6 to 14 guests so no member of the party needing to hit the hay on a carpeted floor.

You will also have more of choice in the living space available. If you are on a week-long ski trip in Vermont with 6 of your best buds, you will not want to have all of your gear in one tiny space. Vermont ski vacation rentals offer enough space for your gear and for your group to relax in living and dining areas. You will also save more money by not needing to order food for your meals as vacation rental homes have full kitchens with all of the appliances required to prepare your meals.

Which One Do You Choose?

Though hotels are fitting for some and make more sense for certain events, they are simply not for everyone. Staying in a vacation rental definitely has its advantages. When you are looking to ski, take a family vacation, or just want to get away for a while, a vacation rental like those offered by The Killington Group would be a fantastic choice. Take a look at their website to see just how comfortable and affordable their Vermont ski vacation rentals are. When planning your next getaway or Vermont ski adventure, The Killington Group’s vacation rentals could be perfect for you.