Rochester, VT

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Rochester featuring a city

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.

Tentrr Signature Site - The Landing
Tentrr Signature Site - The Landing
Rochester, VT
The price is $104 per night from Jul 5 to Jul 6
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Middlebury Inn
Middlebury Inn
3 out of 5
14 Court Square, Middlebury, VT, 05753
The price is $144 per night from Jul 26 to Jul 27
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4.3/5 Excellent! (850 reviews)
"Beautiful historic features!"

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2022

Middlebury Inn
The Shire Woodstock
The Shire Woodstock
3 out of 5
46 Pleasant St., Woodstock, VT, 05091
The price is $164 per night from Jun 29 to Jun 30
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4.3/5 Excellent! (413 reviews)
"Beautiful spot, wonderful staff, great place to visit!"

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2022

The Shire Woodstock
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Tentrr Signature Site - The Landing
Tentrr Signature Site - The Landing
Rochester, VT
The price is $104 per night from Jul 5 to Jul 6
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Tentrr Signature Site - The Landing
Sugarbush Tiny House/Cabin on 3.2 Acres at the base of Sugarbush-Mount Ellen
Sugarbush Tiny House/Cabin on 3.2 Acres at the base of Sugarbush-Mount Ellen
Waitsfield, VT
Stay at this ski cabin in Waitsfield. Enjoy free WiFi, onsite parking, and barbecue grills. Popular attractions Sugarbush Ski Resort and Mad River Glen Cooperative ...
5/5 Exceptional! (30 reviews)
Location
"I especially praise the location in thick woods, convenient to the valleys and with a climb up and down VT 17, to Burlington. Not for Boca people that expect 1,000 sq ft bathrooms and huge jacuzzis."

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2022

Sugarbush Tiny House/Cabin on 3.2 Acres at the base of Sugarbush-Mount Ellen
Mountain Green Resort Condos - Getaway
Mountain Green Resort Condos - Getaway
3 out of 5
133 E Mountain Road, Killington, VT, 05751
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3.8/5 Good! (21 reviews)
"Nice condo. Great location for skiing Killington."

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2022

Mountain Green Resort Condos - Getaway
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