A Vermont Yuletide Family Outing
Vermont in December is a magical month. With family and friends, consider a very special pre-Christmas get-a-way in the Green Mountains at HighWinds Lodge on beautiful Lake Dunmore.
Set your GPS and create your own two-day adventure to raise the holiday spirit by selecting the perfect Christmas tree and sitting by the fire with loved ones, enjoying a glass of mulled wine or hot cider.
Check in as early as 3 pm on your chosen day of arrival. From 4 to six pm enjoy a smorgasbord of local fare, wine, and craft beer. By 6 pm, settle into your relaxing accommodations at the MountainLake Suite. Stay connected with satellite TV and WIFI OR simply unplug and enjoy the quiet and simple beauty of lakeside living.
Wake the next morning to a full, brisk day of holiday adventure, welcoming the winter season, whatever the weather may bring. Enjoy a Continental breakfast of brewed coffee, Danish, fresh fruit and yogurt. Add a log to the fire, take a leisurely shower, grab another cup of coffee, and head out to build a new family tradition.
Travel a short distance to a near-by Christmas tree farm and shuffle through the snow in search for the perfect tree. When you’ve found it, cut it yourself if you like, and have it secured to your roof rack (Elves are ready to assist!). Round out the day by visiting many of nearby Middlebury’s festively decorated shops and galleries. Consider a drive to explore the scenic beauty of the surrounding area.
After an invigorating day, return to the warmth and comfort of HighWinds Lodge to relax and prepare for dinner out at one of Middlebury’s premier restaurants OR plan an evening in, preparing dinner in your fully equipped kitchen.
Enjoy a relaxing evening before heading home the next morning with your perfect tree and many memories of mountain lake scenery to carry over into your own Christmas celebration, beginning with setting up and trimming your freshly cut tree at home.
CHECK-IN and departure dates for the three-week period leading up to Christmas are specific. The four-bedroom MountainLake Suite can accommodate up to four couples or two families with children.
HighWinds Lodge on Lake Dunmore, Vermont