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What We Love

  • The views of the Green Mountains and Chittenden Reservoir
  • Secluded mountaintop location means plenty of peace and quiet
  • A cold Long Trail Ale and a burger at the pubby Highlands Tavern
  • 60 kilometers of trails for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing
  • Buttermilk pancakes and unlimited Vermont maple syrup at the breakfast buffet

What To Know

  • Breakfast is included in the Jetsetter rate
  • Please note that there is a two-night special for two that includes two massages, horse-drawn sleigh ride and a choice of snowmobiling, dogsledding or ski/snowshoe rental with a two-day trail pass; call the property in advance to arrange treatments
  • Dinner is not offered on weekends in the summer and fall; the concierge can recommend great nearby dining options
  • A 20-minute drive to the Killington Ski Resort
  • Pets are welcome in the cabins and private homes, but not in the lodge
  • Service is friendly and accommodating, but laid-back


  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Kids Club
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pet-friendly
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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With sweeping views of the Green Mountains, plenty of fireplaced spaces and a system of trails dedicated to exhausting hikers and cross-country skiers, the Mountain Top Inn delivers the quintessential Vermont experience. Perched on 350 acres at the top of a hill surrounded by Green Mountain National Forest, this post-and-beam inn evokes the feeling of staying at a wealthy friend’s

The Review

With a stay at The Mountain Top Inn & Resort in Chittenden, you’ll be in the mountains and close to Lefferts Pond. This beach resort is within the vicinity of New England Maple Museum and Hathaway Farm.

Make yourself at home in one of the 51 guestrooms. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and satellite programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms have complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include desks and irons/ironing boards, and housekeeping is provided daily.

Take time to pamper yourself with a visit to the full-service spa. After a day at the private beach, you can enjoy other recreational amenities including ski-in/ski-out access and a spa tub. This resort also features complimentary wireless Internet access, babysitting/childcare (surcharge), and an arcade/game room.

Satisfy your appetite at the resort’s restaurant, which serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.

The front desk is staffed during limited hours. Free self parking is available onsite.

How to Get There

The Mountain Top Inn & Resort
195 Mountain Top Road
Chittenden, VT 05737 United States


13 years of enjoyment

First, negative reviews sadden us. We wish guests could have experienced Mt Top the way we always have, with warm, friendly staff who address/resolve any issues that arise. We hope you folks have happier travels.
Since 2006, our immediate family of 5, plus 4 Goldens and 1 mini dachshund, has looked forward to every getaway. Several times, other family members have joined us. We have stayed at the retired Horseshoe Ridge across from the barn, the cabins, Campion, Dewberry, Grand Vista, and Trillium because they're all pet-friendly.
So, we can't speak to rooms in the lodge. Maybe one day. But, first, we'll read the reviews ;)
We have stayed during all of the seasons, including mud season, and enjoyed just about all of the seasonal activities, including the discontinued snow tubing and dog sledding. I recall the skeet machine being broken, so we took a pontoon boat ride.
Will follow up on skeet shooting. We have been here during various holidays and weddings. We really can't think of anything that has dampened a stay, not even a wedding party in the tavern restricting access. Notices are posted; we're flexible to have a meal in the house, or go off premises. As a
family including pups, we've also realized these stays are comparable to our other vacations in basic costs. We continue to appreciate everyone we meet: the helpful front desk clerks, housekeeping [I don't have to bring linens/towels- not even for the beach], restaurant servers [bartender/Vermontini], grounds keepers [hot tubs, poop bags, snow shovel], activities coordinators, and masseuses. Next year, 15 relatives [some repeat guests, some new] will join us during 2 getaways. To end, heartfelt thanks to Mike for making the 65th birthday plans to include extended family, a reality.

Truly Deplorable Customer Service
Caroline H

I have never in my life dealt with such wildly incompetent customer service. I was a guest at a wedding, booked a room, and then ended up cancelling in lieu of a different (more expensive) property on the resort. To do this, I had to call multiple times, and have a long email thread confirming this cancellation- which was a huge pain to do in and of itself. The $400 was never refunded. I called multiple times about this issue, only to be told I was wrong- they denied the cancellation ever happened and refused to refund the money- despite the paper trail where it was acknowledged in writing that the room was cancelled. I let a message with the manager, received no response. I then got my bank involved. The bank waived the charge, but now I've learned Mountain Top Inn is fighting the bank to reinstate the charge. What you are doing is criminal. You shouldn't be allowed to operate a business.

Beautiful location and a very nice place to stay

Very pleasant and warm place to stay. Food was great, very nice people.
The only items I'd like to see improved would be:
1. If you promote the location as a resort, don't offer small bath towels that you'd find in a motel, they don't belong in your fine establishment.
2. Although our bathroom was beautiful, it lacked ventilation and would stay steamy for hours.
3. Spring for more blankets for the patio, there weren't enough to go around during the beautiful evening we wanted to spend on the patio drinking with friends.
4. No safe was available in our room.
5. We loved having a mini fridge in our room it made the stay so much more enjoyable, however our unit was very noisy and sounded like it needed to be serviced.

These are all very small items but we thought you'd want to know.
We'll be back!