Mountain Top Inn- Vermont Riding Vacations


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195 Mountain Top Road
Chittenden, VT 05737
Tel. 802-483-2311
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The Mountain Top Inn & Resort, located just 11 miles 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 350 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, introduction to cross-country jumping, dressage and more. 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.

The Mountain Top Inn & 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, snowmobiling 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 brand new full service spa & salon, hot tub, fitness room, yoga studio, sauna and health & wellness programs. Also on property guests enjoy creative cuisine in the Mountain Top Dining Room & 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.

The Mountain Top Inn & 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.  

Children’s Summer Horsemanship Camp

The Mountain Top Inn's Children’s Summer Horsemanship Camp is very popular with our young guests who are specifically interested in “everything horses”. It is a fun learning experience and a memorable part of their summer vacation. The program is offered from July 1 to August 14 for children ages 6 – 12.Reservations are required at least 2 weeks in advance. We strongly suggest booking when making your room reservations since space is limited.

At the Resort’s Children’s Summer Horsemanship Camp, children learn horsemanship and how to ride in a fun and safe environment. Professional, experienced instructors teach our campers control and handling skills as well as the essentials of grooming and saddling. Campers gain a basic understanding of horse care, safety around the horses and the responsibility involved in owning a horse. In addition, youngsters have the opportunity to experience nature hikes and to enjoy the resort’s private lakefront beach. Campers need to arrive at the Activity Center at 9AM to allow time for parents to complete the necessary paperwork. Parents should return to the Activity Center promptly at 3:30PM to pick up the children.

Our Children’s Summer Horsemanship Camp is for children ages 6 – 12 years and is available Monday through Friday 9:30 AM – 3:00PM from July 1 to August 14. Space may be reserved on a daily or weekly basis. Weekly – $450.00 per child; Daily – $125.00 per child

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‘Giddy-Up and Go’ 2-Night Girls Getaway

Let’s face it, sometimes you just need to get away with the with your best friend! This package is the perfect combination of fresh air, the outdoors and pampered luxury!

Our ‘Giddy-Up & Go’ Getaway includes:

Overnight accommodations for two nights (double occupancy)Country breakfast served on the Terrace each morningOne hour scenic trail ride per personOne hour massage of your choice for each person in our new spaDaily afternoon refreshments in the main lodge lobbyUse of our lake, private beach, kayaks, canoes, paddle boards, heated pool, tennis & volleyball courts, hot tub, sauna & fitness center.Tax and resort fee included
Package rates for 2 guests start at $860 in a Classic Lodge Room or $1,100 in a Luxury Room.

‘Giddy-Up and Go’ Getaway is valid Sunday – Thursday during the months of June through October only.

**During the month of June any additional trail rides will be offered at a 25% discount. Note that packages are not available Columbus Day Weekend. A peak season charge of $200 will be added during foliage season.

Availability is limited. Horseback riding must be booked in advance of your arrival. Call 802.483.2311. Email the Mountain Top Inn.

3-Night "Horseback Riding Vacation"

Equestrian enthusiasts will love this special riding package. Explore miles of scenic trails on horseback with The Mountain Top Inn & Resort's "Horseback Riding Vacation". Valid June - October. Our “Horseback Riding Vacation” starts at $1275 double occupancy; $1050 single occupancy.

Learn more by calling 802.483.2311. Email the Mountain Top Inn.

Horseback Lessons & Stay Package

Whether you’re learning to ride, or looking to advance your riding skills, join us for four 1-hour lessons (Your preference, Western or English) and reward yourself with 2 nights of luxury. Enjoy full country breakfast and picnic lunches to fuel your body. And be sure to relax in our sauna or hot tub to soothe and rejuvenate at the end of each day! See the full details of this package.

Summer Horseback Riding Clinics

The Mountain Top Inn's 2015 Riding Clinic schedule at the Resort's Equestrian Center is shaping up to be an exciting one. See all of the information here.

Clinicians who will be leading the programs are:

Jane Rodd – Holistic Horsemanship
Work on all aspects of riding and training (flatwork and/or jumping) for a more harmonious partnership and improved performance!
June 14, 2016
July 19, 2016
August 9, 2016
September 13, 2016
October 11, 2016
$75 Private 1 Hour
$65 Semi-Private/Per Person (2 Participants)
$50 Group/Per Person (3 Participants)

Jane Rodd, PhD, BHSI, USDF Silver Medalist and Certified Instructor
Owner and Trainer: 5pHorsemanship

Sue Berrill – Three Phase Eventing Spring Tune-up
May 16, 2016
$75 Private 1 hour
$60 Semi-Private/Per Person (2 participants)
$50 Group/Per Person (3 participants)

Ron Hoague – Equine Photography for All Levels
June 19, 2016
$100 Per Person for Resort Guests
$150 Per Person for Non-Guests
*Maximum of 12 participants will be allowed in this clinic.

Deb Danforth -Trail Obstacles: From Show Precision to the Extreme
June 28, 2016

For reservations or more information call 802.483.2311. Email the Mountain Top Inn or call 802.483.6089. Learn more on the Mountain Top Inn's website.


Horse Riding Lessons & Clinics, Beginning Dressage, Cross Country Jumping, 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, Yoga Classes, Fitness Center, Sauna. Winter activities XC Skiing, Snowshoeing, Ice Skating and more.


Known for creative menus using many local ingredients, the Mountain Top Dining Room 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

The Mountain Top Inn'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

The Mountain Top Inn & 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


June through October


20 for horseback riding

Corporate Groups, Retreats, Meetings Welcome
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Rates/ Payment methods

Horseback Riding Vacation starts at $1275 for 3 nights/double occupancy.

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