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Fall Foliage Hotels :: The Grand Summit Hotel in Vermont

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  Site Where: Mount Snow Road [map], West Dover, VT, United States, 05356
September 16, 2008 at 1:55 PM | by | Comments (0)

Yea, we took high school French...so we know that "Vermont" en francaise means "green mountain."

But those rolling green hills won't stay that way for long. According to the Vermont Vacation's Foliage Report, the wet weather New England has been having will translate to a spectacular palette of autumn hues.

This website's pretty cool, too - they even tell you what regions of the state are most likely to have available lodging. (Hint: The weekend of October 10-12 is nearly a statewide blackout of rooms.)

So where to spend some time leaf-gazing? Ironically, a good stop is at Mount Snow, at the sprawling Grand Summit Hotel.  Predominantly known for skiing, it's got all the seasonal benefits of slope life without the snow plows -- outdoor pool, sauna, hot tubs...

When you get tired of all that natural beauty, there are nearby wineries, mountain biking, working farm and dairies...not to mention a local Oktoberfest right at the mountain base, October 11 & 12. Room rates for a room with two queen beds start at $138 a night.

[Photo: BenMcleod]