Summer Dining and Libations at Vermont Resorts
Vermont’s resorts understand the important role that the culinary experience plays during a summer vacation, and offer visitors the most delectable and healthy meals sourced from local ingredients, served up in an inviting and picturesque atmosphere. Imagine eating a farm-to-table burger with local cheese and an artisan bread bun atop one of Vermont’s iconic Green Mountains, or enjoying a refreshing cocktail or craft brew on a deck overlooking the rolling fairways of Vermont’s many golf courses. It is these kinds of dining experiences that visitors can expect when visiting Vermont this summer.
Jay Peak Resort
Jay Peak Resort has countless eateries including special dining options like the High Country Barbeque. Soak up the sun and mountain air on the deck outside of Alice’s Table while enjoying some of the best barbeque in Vermont. Every Friday beginning mid-June.
Voted the best new restaurant in the Northeast Kingdom, the View Pub offers great food and beautiful views. Located mid-mountain on the 2nd floor of the Burke Hotel and Conference Center, the View Pub has indoor and outdoor dining on the picturesque deck overlooking the Willoughby Gap.
Smugglers’ Notch Resort
Smugglers’ geographic position is perfect for not only access to the beautiful of mountains in Vermont, but also many of the most sought-after breweries and distilleries in the east. Get access to Smugglers’ Notch Distillery, Caledonia Spirits, 14th Star Brewery, Alchemist Brewery, Boyden Valley Winery, Smugglers’ Notch Winery, 10 Bends Beer, Lost Nation Brewery, Rock Art Brewery, Stowe Cider, Eden Ice Cider, Idletyme Brewing Company, von Trapp Brewery and more, all within 30 minutes of the resort. Plus, let them do the driving; with Smugglers’ new brew tours to many of these premier breweries. Learn the ins-and-outs of brewing the best beer in the world, try some samples, and bring some home to share!
Trapp Family Lodge
Located on the grounds of Trapp Family Lodge, the von Trapp Brewing Bierhall is the place to a gather with friends for “a little of Austria, a lot of Vermont,” serving fresh lager beers and a selection of Austrian lunch and dinner selections. Many of the menu items are prepared on the wood-fired Parrilla grill using ingredients sourced and grown on the Trapp Family Lodge grounds. Enjoy your meal inside or out on the patio with views of Mt Mansfield.
Stowe Mountain Resort
Stowe is one of Vermont’s most celebrated locations for farm fresh meats, cheeses, produce, heirloom grains and local craftsmanship. Praised by Gourmet, Bon Appetit and Wine Spectator, Stowe's creative and eclectic collection of spots to eat span many cultures and dining experiences. From brewery/restaurants like the new Von Trapp Bier Hall, to fine dining atop the mountain at the Cliff House, Stowe’s mountain resort and town-wide attention to quality is exceptional.
Bolton Valley’s robust eatery options include made-to-order breakfast or lunch sandwiches and snacks at the BV Deli, complete with a beer corner filled with a generous selection of micro brews and indoor/outdoor seating. Fireside Flatbread, which offers wood fired flatbreads, beers, and sodas. And lastly, the Village Café, nestled next to Bolton Valley’s signature clock tower offers made-to-order breakfasts six days a week. Join the Thursday Night Vermont Beer Pairing Pop Up Series for dinner while you watch the sun set over the Adirondacks.
Mad River Glen
General Stark’s Pub at Mad River Glen is famous for being one of the world’s best après-ski destinations and it is now open during the summer. Visitors can take a magnificent hike up Mad River Glen’s legendary trails and then watch the sunset on the pub’s deck as they enjoy a memorable meal and libations. It’s a great spot for families as youngsters can play outside on the lawn or explore the streams and slopes. The food is best described as down home with the “Best Fish Fry this side of the pond” highlighting the Summer Pub Menu. General Stark’s Pub is open for dinner every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 4:30-8:30pm from Memorial Day to Columbus Day.
Rumble’s Kitchen will be open daily this summer for both indoor and outdoor dining at the base of Lincoln Peak. Rumble’s serves fresh American cuisine in an approachable fun atmosphere and offers a selection of salads, sandwiches, burgers, steak, chicken and seafood, with vegan and gluten-free options. At the Sugarbush Resort Golf Club, enjoy drinks, salads, sandwiches and more with breathtaking views of the Mad River Valley at Hogan’s Pub.
There's something unique about every spot on the mountain – and the goal at Killington is to make dining as much of an experience as going there to ski or mountain bike. From seasonal farm-to-table fare at Preston’s restaurant and bar at the Killington Grand Resort Hotel to made-from-scratch daily specials at the Peak Lodge, The Beast caters to discerning tastes. Vermont’s highest elevation restaurant and bar, the Killington Peak Lodge, is accessible from mountain trails and the K-1 Express Gondola. Hikers, mountain bikers and sightseers converge here to witness the Green Mountain State from above during the lush summer and fall foliage seasons. Diners can take their pick of chef-served stations including but not limited to pasta, in-house carving station and deli with signature Boar’s Head Meat.
The Woodstock Inn and Resort
The Woodstock Inn and Resort’s three distinct restaurants showcase menus that draw from the best purveyors in New England, emphasizing fresh, local ingredients – all perfectly prepared by their dedicated team. And, of course a relaxed atmosphere invites warm conversation and friendly company. The 19th hole converges at the Fairway Grill, which brings al fresco bistro fare to the golf side greens of the award-winning Woodstock Country Club. With a birds-eye view of the manicured course, celebrate the day’s triumphs or tribulations with light morsels, savory burgers, and abundant garden salads, picked fresh daily.
Okemo Mountain Resort
Summertime is al fresco time, and Okemo serves up a selection of restaurants that features outdoor dining, as well as indoor seating. At Okemo’s Jackson Gore Inn, Coleman Brook Tavern is as popular for its farm-to-table freshness as its picturesque setting. The Jackson Gore Summer Music Series brings live bands to the courtyard Friday evenings – a bonus for al fresco diners. Coleman Brook Tavern boasts a full bar, an impressive selection of craft beers and a wine list that has earned it the Wine Spectator Best of Award of Excellence. The fieldstone patio at nearby Willie Dunn’s Grille provides diners with lovely views of Okemo Mountain and the Resort’s fairways and greens. Golfers making the turn often stop for a refreshment or lunch. But Willies isn’t just for golfers; it’s a locals’ favorite for fresh salads, grilled paninis, signature sandwiches and delicious daily specials. At Okemo’s Evolution Bike Park, Switchback BBQ is a grab-and-go grill with plenty of deck seating and picnic tables.
The Black Line Tavern is home to a relaxed setting with beautiful mountain views for great dining, craft beers and cocktails both inside and out on the deck. The Tavern opens for lunch and dinner beginning at noon every Thursday-Saturday and closes at 11pm; on Sundays the Black Line Tavern is open 12-5pm.
Stratton Mountain Resort
Everything tastes better in the mountains. From the Green Apron at the golf course, with views of the 18th green and the mountain beyond, to patio dining throughout the Village, Stratton Mountain offers an elevated experience. Options range from fine dining to family-friendly fare, with a focus on farm-to-table fresh selections, Vermont craft brews and signature cocktails. Throughout the season, guests will enjoy special events including wine tastings and pairing dinners that highlight culinary creativity and artisanal offerings. A trendy shipping container is the newest option for slopeside summer food favorites along with libations and lawn games.
Mount Snow Resort
Dining options abound this summer at Mount Snow, from Sunday Brunch and Friday Night 9 & Dine at Fairways, located right off the links at The Mount Snow Golf Club, to The Bullwheel with views that look across four states from the summit of Mount Snow, and everything in between. Looking to sample Vermont’s farm-to-table fare? Look no further than Harriman’s in The Grand Summit Hotel. Got a hankering for some smokehouse style BBQ? Then head to Ruben’s for a plate of smoked brisket of their famous ribs.