Destination guide

Rest and recreation: life in a little New England town

Nestled between gentle mountains and lush forests, the cozy Vermont town of Waterbury Center invites you to enjoy its surroundings, no matter your interests. Looking for a place to simply relax and unwind? Then spend your days exploring the cozy village of Waterbury, home to quaint pubs, cafes, inns, and mom and pop shops. But if you're a lover of the great outdoors, the surrounding countryside is filled with lakes, parks, and nature preserves, making the area a giant playground for your adventures. Your Waterbury Center vacation rental is also an ideal base for visiting nearby ski resorts.

Things to do

Local legends: sampling Vermont's very best offerings

Travelers often make a beeline for Waterbury Center State Park and its 900-acre reservoir, where you can enjoy an afternoon of swimming, canoeing, kayaking, paddleboarding, and fishing. After all that exercise, you've earned the right to indulge in some local treats. For a fun Vermont experience, take a guided tour of the Ben and Jerry ice-cream factory and discover how the famed duo create their sweet concoctions. Parched travelers can sip on ale at the Cold Hollow Cider Mill or sample spirits at the Smugglers' Notch Distillery Tasting Room.


The last resort—skiing, ziplining, and other great adventures

Waterbury Center is just 25 minutes from Stowe Mountain Resort and Bolton Valley Resort, where you can ski, snowboard, ice-skate, and snowshoe throughout the winter. The backcountry sees its fair share of activity as well, with snowmobiling, dog-sledding, and sleigh rides taking place. Once the weather warms up, the resorts still provide plenty of fun in the form of gondola rides, treetop obstacle courses, hiking, and ziplining. Your Waterbury Center vacation rental never puts you far from the heart of the village where, under summer skies, you'll enjoy a weekly farmers' market, antique fairs, and free outdoor concerts.


From snowfall to sunshine—what a difference a season makes

More than 100 inches of snowfall hits Waterbury Center each year, with the largest dump occurring in December and January. Severely cold winters include daytime highs below freezing and evening temperatures in the single digits. Summer is a different story, however, as temperatures climb into the 80s and humidity rises, particularly in July and August, the 2 rainiest months of the year. Late spring also sees its share of heavy rainfall. If you're visiting in the fall, make sure you book your Waterbury Center vacation rental early, as the foliage and 60-degree temperatures draw big crowds.

Natural features

A Vermont valley surrounded by breathtaking beauty

Tucked away in pastoral countryside, the cozy town of Waterbury Center features a majestic backdrop, as the impressive peaks of the Green Mountains climb toward the sky. Inside the mountains lie a watery landscape, with mostly undisturbed brooks, lakes, creeks, and ponds. The region's most popular waterway, the Waterbury Reservoir, bustles with trout and bass. Nearby Mount Mansfield State Forest is home to Mount Mansfield, the state's highest peak at 4,393 feet. You can hike to Mount Mansfield's summit but make sure you stay on the marked trails and keep an eye out for black bears, moose, and bobcats.

Where to stay around Waterbury Center?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 618 vacation rentals near Waterbury Center. From 335 Houses to 166 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Waterbury Center are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Waterbury Center?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Waterbury Center:

  • Smugglers' Notch Resort: 58 vacation rentals
  • Stowe Mountain Resort: 125 vacation rentals
  • Morrisville: 67 vacation rentals
  • Stowe Hollow: 93 vacation rentals
  • Lower Village: 17 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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

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

  • Grand View Winery Tasting Room: 1,023 vacation rentals
  • Green Mountain Club Visitor Center: 895 vacation rentals
  • Sugarbush Ski Resort: 227 vacation rentals
  • Norwich University: 369 vacation rentals
  • Vermont Ski Museum: 809 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Waterbury Center 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 Waterbury Center?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 335 Houses in Waterbury Center. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Waterbury Center include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 166 rentals available
  • Villas: 4 rentals available
  • Cabins: 27 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Waterbury Center?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 316 vacation rentals with pool available in Waterbury Center. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.