Destination guide

Discover Killington from vacation home rentals

Blessed with an alpine climate and a stunning mountain-nestled location, the Vermont village of Killington is the fitting home of one of the country's most famous ski resorts, commonly known as "The Beast of the East." The formidable Killington Ski Resort draws skiers from all over, keen to test their mettle on the thrilling slopes of the Green Mountains, meaning that there's a healthy supply of Killington vacation rentals to accommodate visitors. It's not all about the snow, either; you'll also find activity programs and hiking trails to keep you busy off the slopes, not to mention a host of restaurants and bars that provide off-piste entertainment after sunset.

History

History and culture near Killington vacation homes

Killington has a rich history that’s displayed in various historic sites in the area. Vacation rentals are close to places like President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site, the childhood home of the 30th U.S. president, with original period furnishings, and the Norman Rockwell Museum of Vermont, a museum celebrating the renowned artist with his most famous works. You could also explore the Plymouth Historic District, a historic area with a charming village environment and unique shops and restaurants.

Things to do

Tourist attractions near Killington getaway cabins

The town of Killington has become synonymous with the Killington Ski Resort, which is the biggest in the region and proudly boasts the largest vertical drop in New England, at a whopping 3,050 feet. A season pass grants you access to multiple mountain areas, each with their own terrains and challenges. For seasoned skiers, there are plenty of steep slopes, as well as a number of trails that cater to cross-country fans; first-timers and kids aren't forgotten about either, with nearly a third of runs suitable for beginners, and a range of youth skiing programs available too.

Activities

Activities near Killington vacation homes

The area's best known for skiing, but those who book a Killington vacation rental will also get the chance to explore the majestic peaks in a variety of other ways. Depending on the season, the ski resort offers snow-tubing, snowmobile, and even sleigh-ride excursions. Summer visitors will note how the complex is fast becoming a major center for cycling, recently expanding its mountain-bike park to encompass over 30 trails. At the end of an eventful day, be sure to check out the thriving après-ski scene before heading back to your Killington vacation rental for a well-earned rest.

Weather

Climate for your stay in Killington vacation homes

Thanks to abundant snowfall and powerful snow-making technology, winter season in Killington Ski Resort generally kicks off in October and runs until May, and the complex is busiest at this time. You'll have a better chance of getting cheap Killington vacation rentals after March, and there'll also be shorter queues and fewer skiers to dodge on the slopes—just bear in mind that the resort's hours of operation are more limited. Come June, the season ends as temperatures rise; check out the facility's summertime programs to make the most of these balmier conditions.

Natural features

Follow the Killington trail

Tired yourself out on the slopes? It might be time to get reacquainted with nature and soak up the stunning panoramas of the Green Mountains on a scenic gondola ride around the ski resort. Fans of hiking who want to escape the high altitudes can also check out the Long Trail, the oldest long-distance hiking trail in the country, which passes by the town of Killington as it runs the length of Vermont. The Pico Peak trail takes you through some of Vermont’s most picturesque woodland, soundtracked by the gentle noise of 4 babbling brooks.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Killington

The nearest airport is in Rutland, VT (RUT-Rutland Southern Vermont Regional), located 11.9 mi (19.1 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 24.1 mi (38.9 km) away.

Good for couples

Romantic vacation rentals in Killington

Couples looking for an alpine retreat will love the romantic places in Killington. Vacation rentals are available near places like Killington Peak, a high summit in the Green Mountains with skiing, snowboarding, and other outdoor recreation, and Gifford Woods State Park, an old-growth forestland with vibrant foliage and campsites near the Appalachian Trail. You could also visit Coolidge State Park, a mountain area with picnic sites, camping, hiking trails, and spectacular mountain vistas.

Can I find a vacation rental around Killington?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 753 vacation rentals near Killington. From 312 Houses to 17 Cabins, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Killington for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Killington?

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 Killington:

  • Killington Ski Area: 356 vacation rentals
  • Pico Mountain at Killington Ski Resort: 554 vacation rentals
  • West Bridgewater: 90 vacation rentals
  • Okemo Mountain Resort: 224 vacation rentals
  • Quechee: 92 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 Killington?

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

  • Killington Resort: 566 vacation rentals
  • Sunrise Village Triple: 1,321 vacation rentals
  • Bear Mountain Quad: 1,318 vacation rentals
  • Killington Golf Course: 1,297 vacation rentals
  • Gifford Woods State Park: 1,059 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Killington 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 Killington?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 312 Houses in Killington. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Killington include:

  • Cabins: 17 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 322 rentals available
  • Chalets: 16 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 Killington?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 382 vacation rentals with pool available in Killington. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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