Destination guide

A historic nook in Vermont

The 18th-century town of Brookfield is located in Orange County, Vermont and is probably best known for its floating bridge that crosses Sunset Lake held up by pontoons. Built in the early 19th century, it's the only one of its kind east of the Mississippi. Annually in January, the lake is used for the Brookfield Ice Harvest, a winter festival of sledding, ice cutting, and skating. If you plan to visit the town at this time, be sure to book your Brookfield vacation rental well in advance. The small town is also home to Vermont's oldest library, which has been open for over 200 years.

Things to do

A rich agricultural history

Vermont has its roots in farming, and this tradition continues today. South of Brookfield is Dutton Berry Farm, where you can understand this agricultural history, pick your own strawberries, buy deliciously sweet maple syrup, and taste homemade cider. If you stay in a Brookfield vacation rental at the end of January, you can take part in the famous, annual ice festival. Here, you can don hand-made snowshoes, watch ice cutting and sculpting demonstrations, skate across the lake, and sample the local food.


A winter wonderland in Brookfield

For adventure, Vermont is perhaps best visited during winter, when the mountains are carpeted in powdery snow. Skiers and snowboards descent on the Stowe Mountain Resort, Sugarbush Resort, Magic Mountain, and Smugglers' Notch for some of the best pistes in North America. Don't worry if you're not a skier – other activities like sleigh rides, ice skating, snowmobile rides, and ice fishing are readily available in this sprawling winter wonderland in Vermont. At night, you can spend your evenings at the wintery spas, take a tour of the local craft breweries, or catch one of the state's many concerts before returning to your private pad.


Come throughout the year

Vermont is worth visiting all through the year. The warm sunny days in spring, and the hot summers, are ideal conditions for hiking, kayaking, or camping surrounded by waterfalls and lakes. The temperatures drop considerably in fall, but a blanket of red, yellow, and orange foliage fills the Vermont landscape. The heavy snows will fall from December through to February, and offers travelers a gleamingly white haven for skiing, snowboarding, ice skating, and dog sled rides, after which you can return to your cozy Brookfield vacation rental for a toasty fire and hot chocolate.

Natural features

Rolling farmland and mountainous forests

Vermont is one of the most scenic states in the US. Surrounding the Brookfield vacation rentals are rolling farmland that will delight visitors. The meandering trails in the nearby national forests of White Mountain and Green Mountain wind up through lush woodlands and around gleaming lakes and waterfalls. The January cold snap turns the whole state into a beautiful wintery paradise of powdery snow and glistening icicles, but the days are often bright and sunny at this time.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Brookfield

The nearest airport is in Montpelier, VT (MPV-Edward F. Knapp State), located 12.2 mi (19.7 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could book a flight to Lebanon, NH (LEB-Lebanon Municipal), which is 30.9 mi (49.7 km) away.

Can I find a vacation rental around Brookfield?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 55 vacation rentals near Brookfield. From 28 Houses to 2 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Brookfield for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Brookfield?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Brookfield. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Dartmouth College: 255 vacation rentals
  • Silver Lake State Park: 881 vacation rentals
  • Norwich University: 372 vacation rentals
  • Ben and Jerry's Factory: 1,035 vacation rentals
  • Blueberry Lake Cross Country and Snowshoeing Center: 393 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Brookfield listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Brookfield?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 28 Houses in Brookfield. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Brookfield include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 2 rentals available
  • Cabins: 14 rentals available
  • Cottages: 14 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Brookfield?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 4 vacation rentals with pool available in Brookfield. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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