Killington Area Information
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Killington Area Maps
||Map of Killington Area Restuarants: This map shows where all the local restuarants are in relation to where The Woods Resort is. Find your favorite Killington hang out, or look for something new!
||Map of Killinton Area Attractions: This map shows you Killington base lodges, shopping, spas, golf courses, parks, museums, and theatres.
||Map of the Killington Area: This map shows you where The Woods Resort and Spa is in relation to other Wise Vacation lodging options.
You'll know this is a special destination as you approach, and the seven mountains of Killington rise up to greet you. Whether blanketed in winter white, sporting the deep emerald the Green Mountains are named for, or dazzling in fiery fall color, these mountains know no season.
The Killington Region is an all-season vacation destination. With some of the highest and most varied mountain terrain in New England, Killington is the choice for outdoor enthusiasts of all kinds. Killington Resort is one of the largest ski areas in the world - 95 miles of skiing and snowboarding terrain, many of which also support mountain biking and hiking when the snows have melted. The famous Appalachian and Long Trails transverse these mountains, as do miles of VAST trails, the Vermont Association of Snow Travelers snowmobile and cross country ski statewide trail system.
For less rugged adventure, this spectacular mountain setting is home to two PGA golf courses, with 12 area courses just a short drive away. The Killington Region is known as the heart of Vermont for more than one reason. Ideally located in the center of the state, it is the perfect base for all of your Vermont adventures. While our region offers a multitude of recreation, dining choices, and most all destinations of interest, both North and South, are just a scenic ride away. We can help you plan day trips to some of Vermont's scenic, historic and recreation points of interest.
There are abundant opportunities for live artistic performances throughout the year with numerous events scheduled for summer in the Killington region. The Paramount Theatre in Rutland, The Killington Music Festival, the Rutland Downtown Partnership, the Weston Playhouse Theatre in Weston, Vermont, and the Pentangle Council on the Arts in Woodstock, Vermont offer an assortment of live performances. You can enjoy everything from chamber music performed by world-renowned musicians to the latest in popular and rock music.
The "Heart of Vermont" is embodied in the Killington Region - spectacular mountains, outdoor adventure, quaint New England towns, peaceful farmland, country stores and antique shops. Even a bustling old fashioned downtown can be found in the city of Rutland, only a few minutes away. In fact, our region provides a wealth of shopping, entertainment and dining. So, whether your thrill is a first morning run down a pristine white slope, the challenge of a sweeping mountain course, or a silent moment before a breathtaking view, you must experience the Heart of Vermont - The Killington Region. (taken from the Killington Chamber of Commerce)
View Map of the Killington Area and where The Woods Resort and Spa is located in relation to other lodging accommodations, Killington Base Lodges, and Killington Golf Courses.
Aspen East - 802-422-3739 Rt 4, east of the Killington Road, At The Time and Temperature Sign. For 31 years, Aspen East has been one of the most recognized shops in the region for its commitment to quality products and service. Awarded Ski Magazine’s Eastern Region Gold Medal Shop Of The Year, and voted a Top Shop in America consecutively for 9 years, and also voted the Best Area Ski Shop in New England. Offering a complete range of equipment by Salomon, K2, Volkl, Tecnica, Nordica, Atomic, Dynastar, Lange and Line skis. Great selection of top brand clothing, accessories and helmets. Extensive rental and demo fleet for any group size, and precise tuning by our state of the art Wintersteiger machines. "Where quality has no competition".
Surf the Earth Snowboards - 802-422-3931 RT 4, East of Kililngton Road, At The Time and Temperature Sign. Voted "Best Area Snowboard Shop", Surf the Earth Snowboards is staffed by people who live to ride, and offer unmatched knowledge & confidence in the product we sell. A huge range of products can be found with top brands, from small accessories & clothing to boards and bindings. Offering complete rental packages, demos, and state-of-the-art snowboard tuning with robotic Wintersteiger machinery.
Spa at The Woods - The Spa at The Woods is a European Spa and Health Club nestled in the hills of Killington. Our therapies treat your body, as well as mind and spirit. Enjoy the rejuvenating treatments of a true European spa. In the hands of our specially trained staff, you'll feel the stress and strain of everyday life disappear, replaced by relaxation and a feeling of calm contentment. Relax in our 75 foot pool, sauna, steam room, utilize our exercise room, or schedule one of spa services such as a massage, body wrap, facial, manicure or pedicure.
Shopping/Arts & Crafts/Antiques & Furniture
||From the outlets in Manchester, to the quaint village squares, to the antique shops along the way, Vermont is home to many unique and different shopping experiences that can only be found in this varied region. Vermont is home to some of the finest crafts people and artists in the country. View the area attractions map!
Vermont Crafts- The unusual beauty of Vermont's countryside and the solitude and peace found here nurture the creative spirit. Our community of 1500 professional crafts people and artists includes quiltmakers, printmakers, potters, furniture makers, metal workers, weavers, painters, and glassblowers.
Downtown Rutland - Downtown Rutland is home to nearly 300 stores and services! We have great shopping, dining, movies, and our newly restored Paramount Theatre!
Manchester Designer Outlets - "Fifth Avenue in the Mountains". Located in historic Manchester Vermont. A unique blend of New England charm, style, arts, and culture. Over 50 stores.
The Vermont Teddy Bear Company - Factory Tour & Shop. Groups welcome. The prefect gift for every occasion.
Simon Pearce Glass - A glassblowing workshop, reatil store, and restaurant. Simon Pearce is a designer and blower of glass who successfully revived the traditions of glassblowing.
Clear Lake Furniture- You are welcome to tour their Workshop in Ludlow, Vermont at any time. You can talk with craftsmen, ask questions, and observe their fine workmanship in action. Whether you are simply browsing, or watching as the last coat of finish is applied to your piece, their goal is to ensure that your experience at ClearLake Furniture is as pleasant as possible.
Charles Shackleton Furniture- Mr. Shackleton's designs feature an entire collection of accessories which includes lamps with solid brass fittings, mirrors with beveled glass and bellows with real leather, as well as tables, beds and dressers made from only the finest woods. Each piece is made by hand with the same attention to detail and quality that is the mark of his established furniture collection. Located in the Old Mill at Bridgewater, watch the craftsman ply his trade in the workshop located next to his store.
Vermont Country Store- Where else can you buy a wedge of aged cheddar cut from a 38-pound wheel, a long-lost apothecary brand you remember and trust, new red longjohns, a real, heavy-weight cast iron skillet--then fill a bag full of your old favorites at the candy counter? Stocked to the rafters with a huge assortment of practical and hard-to-find merchandise you can't find anywhere else, The Vermont Country Store has something for everyone.
Culturally, Vermont boasts many museums, galleries, historical sites, nature preserves, and exhibits that are sure to keep you busy, attract your attention, and hey, you'll probably learn something! View the area attractions map!
Norman Rockwell Exhibition and Gift Shop - Where Norman Rockwell's models and neighbors are your hosts! Hundreds of examples of Rockwell's printed works exhibited in his VT hometown including Saturday Evening Post covers.
Billings Farm and Museum - The Billings Farm & Museum is a living museum of Vermont's rural past, as well as a working dairy farm.
Montshire Museum of Science - Inside, see live animals, aquariums, and exhibits on space, nature, and technology. Outside, explore 110 acres of nature trails and picnic areas along the Connecticut River.
Vermont Marble Exhibit - Polished panels of Vermont marble, from Verde Antique - a stunning green stone - to Champlain Black - a black marble that still contains fossils - to Imperial Danby - the bright white marble that Vermont is famous for.
Vermont Institute of Natural Science - Witness up close the grace and power of owls, hawks, falcons and eagles. Find your own wildlife along self-guided trails on the center's 78-acre nature preserve. Nature Gift Shop.
President Coolidge Home - The President's 1924 "Summer White House" office, the birthplace, the homestead where Calvin Coolidge was sworn in as US President, the cheese factory once owned by the President's father, as well as the church where generations of Coolidges worshipped, and a modern Visitors Center are open to the public.
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Paramount Theatre- Opened in 1914, The Playhouse Theatre of Rutland was considered by many to be one of the finest theaters in New England through the early part of the 20th century. Today as we embark on the 21st century The Paramount as it has been known since the early 1930’s has been completely restored as the “Jewel of Downtown Rutland.” It is the place were the hustle and bustle of theatre goers fill the auditorium and Center Street with excitement and exhilaration from seeing a performance or experiencing a special event.
Killington Music Festival- Now in its 25th season, the Killington Music Festival is the only resident professional classical music organization in central Vermont. Each summer about 100 students gather at Killington from institutions such as The Juilliard School of Music, Boston Conservatory, The New England Conservatory, The Manhattan School of Music, Peabody Conservatory, Eastman School of Music and the University of Arizona. These musicians come to the area to play chamber music and to teach string students. Performances by the faculty and invited guest artists have made the Festival a mainstay of summer culture in the region.
Westin Playhouse- Vermont's oldest professional theatre company, a non-profit regional theatre dedicated to excellence in a unique Vermont setting, serves a community of artists and audiences through a broad spectrum of dramatic works and educational programs. The Weston Playhouse is located on the Village Green just off Route 100 in Weston, VT and is open seasonally from June to October.
Dorset Theatre Festival - Summer theatre at the Dorset Playhouse in Dorset, VT.