Can you keep a secret about Killington?
I only visit Killington because I’m driving to another location. The truth is that you are better off planning your visit around White River Junction.
Things To Know
- Most of the hotels and tourist infrastructure in Killington are located off of the Killington access road.
- Not everything with the word Killington in it is actually near the mountain. Check on a map because some Killington branded hotels are actually much closer to Rutland.
- Killington, VT was once part of New Hampshire and tried to return to the Granite State in the 90s.
- The ski area used to come all the way down to route 4 but the lifts were shortened.
Where To Stay In Killington
- The road to Killington is filled with closed mom & pop hotels.
- Most hotels in the area are independent but there are lots of condo rental options.
- The hotel inventory in Killington proper is sort of dated and I recommend staying in Woodstock, Quechee, or White River Junction.
- If you are a Marriott person you are out of luck.
- Unless you must be within 5ft of the mountain at all times you are better off staying in White River Junction or Woodstock.
Stuff To Do In And Around Killington
- I mostly drive through Killington on my way to Rutland to visit the quarries and maybe go shopping so I don’t really know what people do there. I guess people ski there?
- Rutland has amazing quarries and even some places open to the public where you can learn about the history of marble production in the area. I highly recommend it.
- Calvin Coolidge lived nearby and visiting his house is fun. I really only remember eating cheese there so you should go there and do that.
Where To Eat In Killington
- Just don’t eat in Killington.
- Rutland has a lot of classic mom & pop restaurants like Gill’s and The Sandwich Shoppe that are amazing and worth a trip in their own right.
- Just like how you should sleep in White River Junction, you should eat there too. Elixer, Thyme, Tuckerbox, Piecemeal Pies, and Nam Penn are amazing and you won’t pay a mountain premium.