Mountain Top Resort - Vermont Riding Vacations



195 Mountain Top Road
Chittenden, VT 05737
Tel. 802-483-2311
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Mountain Top Resort, just a short drive from Killington, is Vermont’s only resort with a full service equestrian program. While offering accommodations and activities all 4 seasons of the year, the equestrian programs are available in summer months - June through October.

Set on 700 private acres and abutting the Green Mountain National Forest, riders have easy access to over 40 miles of trails. With meadows, woods, streams and sweeping views of a 740 acre lake and the surrounding Green Mountain range riders will experience some of the most scenic trails in New England.

The Resort's Equestrian Center comes alive June through October, catering to horse riders of all levels - novice to advanced. Guests will enjoy guided trail rides on horseback with breathtaking views, lessons in English or Western. Working with many of the same horses for years, the staff can help each rider choose the perfect mount. Or if you prefer, bring your own horse and take advantage of on-site stabling.

Mountain Top Resort offers luxurious accommodations in classic and luxury Lodge rooms and suites, luxury cabins and a wide variety of guest houses. In addition to the riding programs, in summer guests have access to fishing, boating, a private beach on a pristine mountain lake, heated pool, disc golf, tennis, volleyball, clay bird shooting, hiking and cycling trails. In winter, guests enjoy quintessential Vermont activities such as cross country skiing, snowshoeing, ice skating, sledding and horse drawn sleigh rides. The resort also offers free daily shuttles to nearby Killington for Alpine skiing.

Year-round, guests have access to a full service spa & salon, hot tub, fitness room and sauna. Also on property guests enjoy creative cuisine in the Mountain Top Restaurant & Tavern, In summer months outdoor terrace seating takes full advantage of the spectacular view.

Within just a few miles, guests can visit several of Vermont’s local breweries/wineries/cideries, the state’s largest year-round farmer’s market, antiquing, retail shopping, golf, a wide variety of outdoor activities, scenic drives (with covered bridges and the world’s best foliage!), farms, ‘maple sugar makers’ and more.

Mountain Top Resort’s central Vermont location makes it a short drive from all points in the Northeast and because of its ease of access to major northeast cities and airports, it has a wide appeal for nation-wide and international travelers.  

‘Giddy-Up and Go’ 2-Night Getaway

Let’s face it, sometimes you just need to get away with your best friend!  This package is the perfect combination of fresh air, the outdoors and pampered luxury!  Book this package for a June stay and receive a $100 resort credit! Rates start at $960 for two in a Classic Lodge Room ; $1,200 in a Luxury Room or Cabin ; $1,400 in a Luxury Suite. Horseback riding must be booked in advance of your arrival. Valid Sunday – Thursday during the months of June through October (excluding Columbus Day).  Learn more at Mountain Top's website, or by calling 802.483.2311. Email Mountain Top Resort.

3-Night "Horseback Riding Vacation"

Equestrian enthusiasts will love this special riding package. Explore miles of scenic trails on horseback with Mountain Top Resort's "Horseback Riding Vacation". Valid June - October. Book this package for a June stay and receive a $100 resort credit! Our “Horseback Riding Vacation” starts at $1425 double occupancy; $1200 single occupancy. Learn more at Mountain Top's website, or by calling 802.483.2311. Email Mountain Top Resort.


Horse Riding Lessons & Clinics, Trail Rides, Full Service Spa & Salon, Private Beach, Lake, Boating, Disc Golf, Tennis Court, Sand Volleyball, Outdoor Heated Pool, Clay-bird Shooting, Fishing, Hiking Trails, Fitness Center, Sauna. Winter activities XC Skiing, Snowshoeing, Ice Skating and more.


Known for creative menus using many local ingredients, Mountain Top Restaurant and Tavern (with outdoor terrace in summer) offer some of the best food in central  Vermont. Menus change seasonally to allow the Chef to take advantage of the freshest ingredients from area farmers and vendors.


Guest accommodations range from Classic and Luxury Lodge Rooms & Suites , luxury cabins and a wide selection of Guest Houses.  The Cabins and some Guest Houses are pet friendly. Real estate opportunities are available in the Trailside Cottages Development.

Area Attractions

Mountain Top Resort's location in Central Vermont offers our guests easy access to a variety of Vermont sites, attractions and activities: Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Factory, Morgan Horse Farm, Vermont Teddy Bear Factory, Vermont Marble Museum, Simon Pearce Hand Glassblowing, as well as extensive antiquing. 

At a Glance

Mountain Top Resort is central Vermont’s premier setting for a "Horseback Riding Vacation". Enjoy one, two and three hour trail rides through 350 acres, surrounded by Vermont’s Green Mountains and overlooking a recreational mountain lake.


Central Vermont


Burlington, VT or Albany, NY

Riding Style/ Ability

English & Western/ Beginner - Advanced


Year-round activities with Equestrian activites June through October


20 for horseback riding

Corporate Groups, Retreats, Meetings Welcome
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Rates/ Payment methods

Giddy-Up and Go' 2-Night Getaway Riding Vacation Packages for two starting at $960 to $1,400

3-night Horseback Riding Vacation Packages starting at $1425 for two and $1200 for one

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