Travellers know Vermont for many things, but skiing is definitely near the top of the list. Vermont’s ski slopes and resorts are famous for amazing skiing and for being year-round destinations. They’re also the perfect place for an inn that provides a more intimate and comfortable experience than a huge resort. With these two Vermont ski town inns for sale, that’s exactly what you’ll find.
Both of these Vermont inns for sale are located in the Mad River Valley, one of Vermont’s premier ski and recreation destinations. The first inn for sale is found in the popular ski town of Waitsfield, while the second inn for sale is nearby. Both inns offer a combination of classic style and modern comfort to create a memorable experience for your guests, and both are only a short distance from area attractions and activities.
A favorite with skiers and snowboarders, the Mad River Valley is known for its two ski resorts, Mad River Glen and Sugarbush Resort. Meanwhile the Vermont state capitol, Montpelier, is only a few miles down the road. This gives guests at both of these inns easy access to great skiing and plenty of other entertainment and business possibilities.
During the winter, of course, the primary attraction in the Mad River area is skiing. Outside Magazine named the Mad River Valley region the best ski area in the East in 2010, and for good reason. The area’s three peaks offer skiers and snowboarders 155 ski trails and a total of more than 7,000 vertical feet to travel down. Sugarbush Resort alone reports around 300,000 visitors per year, proving how big the tourist trade is in the region.
Along with skiing and snowboarding, the Mad River Valley features a huge variety of other attractions to entice guests. In the winter, cross country skiing, dog sledding, and snowshoeing are popular, while spring and summer attract golfers, bikers, hikers, and paddlers. Spring is especially popular with white water rafters riding the snowmelt down the Valley, while summer brings lots of visitors to the nearby lakes and reservoirs, especially the huge Lake Champlain only a few miles from the Valley.
Shopping is another big draw to the area. These towns contain plenty of different shops, restaurants, and other attractions for inn guests, including a number of antique and artisan stores and several fine dining options. As a historic farming area, the Mad River Valley offers several farm-to-table restaurants as well as a popular farmer’s market. Spring also brings visitors looking to experience the production of maple syrup and sugar, a huge industry – and tourist attraction – in this part of Vermont.
One final advantage of buying an inn in this region is that the region itself is a huge attraction, and the resorts and businesses in the Valley work hard to bring visitors in. That means you already have a huge market of potential visitors to your inn – you don’t have to bring all your guests in yourself. This is a huge potential time- and money-saver for any inn owner, and being a part of a strong, welcoming community is an equal benefit.
Both of these Mad River Valley inns offer guests plenty of access to the attractions and entertainment options in the area, and they also provide comfortable, classic charm to tired skiers and shoppers. To learn more about either one of these amazing Vermont inns for sale, contact us today at InnPartners!