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RochesterUnited States of America

Discover Quarry Hill Creative Center and other secrets of this beautiful town nestled in Vermont’s Green Mountain National Forest.

From stunning vistas to a friendly atmosphere, Rochester offers a typical small-town New England experience. With less than 2,000 residents, nature takes center stage here. Explore the sprawling Green Mountain National Forest and enjoy a leisurely stroll around town.

It’s easy to understand why Rochester is nicknamed the “Heart of the Green Mountains,” with its location in the eastern center of the Green Mountain National Forest. Depending on the season, grab your hiking shoes, mountain bike, snowshoes or cross-country skis and trek along its many trails. Hike along some of the forest’s nearly 400,000 acres (160,000 hectares) of rolling mountains and lush woodlands.

See Vermont at its most picturesque along the Scenic Route 100 Byway. Travel the Rochester portion or its entire 138 miles (222 kilometers) stretching from the Massachusetts border north to the Canadian border. The route runs the length of the state, along the eastern spine of the Green Mountain National Forest, and is a great way to see Vermont’s storied scenery as you travel.

Check out Quarry Hill Creative Center. Founded in 1946, it is Vermont’s oldest alternative community. The self-described “hip refuge” is a haven for peace-loving people and creative minds. Stroll around its bucolic grounds and learn about life at the center.

Visit downtown Rochester, located on the banks of the lazy White River. Shop and sample the boutiques and restaurants lining the streets. See if an event is taking place in Pierce Hall Community Center or watch the White River Valley Players perform a play in the high school auditorium. Enjoy a picnic in Rochester Park or listen to live music during the Summer Concert Series held here on Sundays.

Rochester feels like its own little universe, but it is actually quite central. Drive north to Montpelier, the state capital, in under an hour. Hit the famous ski slopes at Sugarbush Resort, located just 22 miles (35 kilometers) north in the Green Mountain National Forest.

Top Hotels in Rochester

Perfect Relaxation
Perfect Relaxation
Rochester, VT
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Situated in Rochester, this vacation home is within 12 mi (20 km) of Little Pico Mountain, Green Mountain National Forest, and Middlebury College Snow Bowl Ski ...

5/5Exceptional! (1 review)
Rustic Ski Chalet in Wooded Setting

"Vermont ski cabin located in wooded area. Offered basic conveniences and appliances. Nice to have included outdoor fire pit and wood. Convenient location between 2 villages. Nice area to walk and pretty hike to waterfall."…"

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2020

Perfect Relaxation
Killington Mountain Lodge, Tapestry Collection by Hilton
Killington Mountain Lodge, Tapestry Collection by Hilton
3.5 out of 5
2617 Killington Rd, Killington, VT
The price is $127 per night from Feb 1 to Feb 2

Conveniently located near the ski slopes, this Killington hotel is in the mountains, within 2 mi (3 km) of Killington Resort and Killington Golf Course, and ...

3.8/5Good! (1,008 reviews)

"We enjoyed our stay at the Lodge. It’s an older hotel with a spacious lobby and high ceilings. The coffee and tea in the lobby were well stocked and hot all the time, which is really important to us in the cold winter weather. It has oranges, oatmeal and yogurt in the morning. The room was spacious ..."…"

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2021

Killington Mountain Lodge, Tapestry Collection by Hilton
Hillside Inn at Killington
Hillside Inn at Killington
2 out of 5
375 Killington Rd, I-89 South At Exit #13, I-91north At Exi, Killington, VT
The price is $75 per night from Feb 2 to Feb 3

Conveniently near skiing facilities, this Killington motel is located in the mountains within 3 mi (5 km) of Gifford Woods State Park, Killington Resort, and ...

3.4/5Good! (1,006 reviews)

"For the piece this is a great hotel with a clean and spacious room, nice staff, and a great location."…"

Reviewed on Dec 24, 2020

Hillside Inn at Killington
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Vacation Rentals in Rochester

Perfect Relaxation
Perfect Relaxation
Rochester, VT

Situated in Rochester, this vacation home is within 12 mi (20 km) of Little Pico Mountain, Green Mountain National Forest, and Middlebury College Snow Bowl Ski ...

5/5Exceptional! (1 review)
Rustic Ski Chalet in Wooded Setting

"Vermont ski cabin located in wooded area. Offered basic conveniences and appliances. Nice to have included outdoor fire pit and wood. Convenient location between 2 villages. Nice area to walk and pretty hike to waterfall."…"

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2020

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Mountain Green Ski & Golf Resort
Mountain Green Ski & Golf Resort
3 out of 5
133 E Mountain Rd, Killington, VT

Located near the slopes, this Killington condo resort is in the mountains, within 1 mi (2 km) of Killington Golf Course and Killington Resort, and close to winter ...

3.5/5Good! (41 reviews)
Killing it at Killington

"Great location for skiing. Clean basic condo. Nice bar with local brews and simple food in lobby."…"

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2020

Mountain Green Ski & Golf Resort
Ski in & out Spruce Glen Townhomes on Great Eastern Trail
Ski in & out Spruce Glen Townhomes on Great Eastern Trail
3 out of 5
3387 East Mountain Road, Killington, VT

Located in the mountains, this Killington chalet offers ski-in/ski-out access within 3 mi (5 km) of Killington Resort and Killington Golf Course and close to ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (10 reviews)

"This is a cute condo group in a great location for the National Park. We were here for a short summer stay and it was lovely and easy to find. Newly remodeled bathroom with a sauna upstairs. The owner was super responsive and wants to make sure everyone is happy. Decently stocked kitchen."…"

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2020

Ski in & out Spruce Glen Townhomes on Great Eastern Trail
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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