A picturesque setting where riders of all styles and levels can get serious about their skills.

For Serious Riders


A rider practices her jumping

The Mountain Top Inn & Resort
Chittenden, VT
$$$ – $$$$ Mid-Priced to Luxury

In the US, finding an equestrian vacation that doesn’t include the ‘dudes’ (as in dude ranch), is a bit of a challenge. But offering a riding-centric destination that also includes Western and English style riding (plus clinics in jumping and other areas of specialty) isn’t what makes The Mountain Top Inn & Resort so special.
It’s the location that really sets it apart. Nestled in the heart of Vermont, Mountain Top is exactly how you imagine Vermont: rolling hills, scenic lakes, leafy forests and Cape Cods. Inside the Inn, the picture book continues with cozy, classic (but not stuffy) New England-style rooms.

Residents of the Inn

Residents of the Inn


The spectacular setting

A summer concert

A summer concert

Mountain Top Inn boasts many amenities and diversions, but their horse riding truly does set them apart. Guests have 350 acres of gorgeous countryside that they can ramble over, either with one of the horses from their stables, or on their own mount which they can stable at the Inn during their visit. Rides are fully customized to meet the ability and desire of the rider and is open year-long. There’s also a lakeside beach to relax by, a spa for pampering, yoga, hiking and all the other vacation necessities to enjoy. Still looking for a good excuse to visit? Say you’re going for the antiquing.


Enjoying the wide-open grounds

Horses aren't the only four-legged friends who are welcome, it's also pet-friendly

Horses aren’t the only four-legged friends who are welcome, it’s also pet-friendly

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