Burke, VT, USA

We found 181 vacation rentals — enter your dates for availability

Burke, VT, USA

Burke vacation rentals

A mountain town packed with character

Watched over by the softly sculpted peaks of Vermont's Northeast Kingdom, Burke is a mountain town with plenty of class and style. It's packed with painted timber homes that hearken back to the 1700s, when the rural place was first settled by English colonists. Forests of firs, spruce, and chestnut dress the nearby ridges, changing from verdant green to a patchwork of yellows and reds with the turning of the seasons. New England taverns nestle on the well-to-do streets, next to homey Burke vacation rentals in the form of real-stone cottages with roaring fires. And in the winter, it's ski time, as the peaks of Burke Mountain are groomed and snowed for the riders.

Burke's a ticket to the great outdoors

Surrounded by rolling pastures and thick coniferous forests, high peaks and evergreen woods, Burke occupies an enviable place in the middle of the so-called Northeast Kingdom. That makes it a veritable hub for outdoorsy activities for most of the year. You can hit the pistes of nearby alpine ski resorts, or opt for the trails in the warmer months, to explore dense forests and winding New England hiking trails. Or, you can head out on 2 wheels to conquer the local mountain biking routes, go fly fishing in the riverways, brave some ice fishing, or just watch the world go by from the veranda of a quaint Burke vacation rentals.

Burke's beautiful state parks and ski fields

If you come here in the winter for the famous ski runs and cross-country routes, it might be worth looking for Burke vacation rentals that are close to the base of Burke Mountain. With 55 groomed pistes and 3 separate terrain parks, it’s the perfect place to don the skis for a long season. During other times of the year, the combined reserve of Darling State Park and the Victory State Forest makes for endless hiking and mountain biking between the Vermont woods, while the White Mountain National Forest offers an even bigger wilderness just to the south.

Burke's a year-round place to be

The great outdoors around Burke town is tantalizing in spring, summer, fall, and winter, albeit for different reasons. The December snows herald the opening of the ski fields of Burke Mountain, and the acclaimed skiing routes of the surrounding Victory State Forest. Then, from around April to September, the warmer months are prime hiking time. That turns into fall, when the forests of Caledonia County turn the peaks a distinct ochre-red hue with the turning of the seasons.

Mountains and forests combine in Burke

Just one glance at Burke is usually enough to enchant – so wonderful is the town's place in the middle of the rising peaks of the Northeast Kingdom and pretty are the blooming forests that encircle it. It's hardly a surprise the place is an outdoorsy playground of the first order. There are the peaks and ski fields of the Darling State Park right on the doorstep, which quickly turn into Mount Washington and the famous reserve of the White Mountain National Forest, where bears and 1,200 miles of hiking trails lurk in the woods.