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Mountain View Inn is located on 3+ acres just across the road from the Mill Brook. In the winter cross-country skiers can access the Catamount Trail which parallels the road and takes them toward Mad River Glen, 3 miles, or Fred can point them to his favorite trail on Bragg Hill behind the inn which ends at The Battleground—just up the road—after passing Autumn foliage of the oak tree in the front lawn, tulip tree in front(downhill) through Phen Basin. We are 3 miles from Sugarbush's Mount Ellen (north) and about 6 miles from Lincoln Peak (south).

Other seasons of the year guests can enjoy our porch swing or the hammock out back in the hackmatack tree.

We are just over three miles from where the Long Trail crosses the Appalachian Gap on Rt. 17. This is the perfect access for hikers to go either north or south on the trail. For those people who only have a short time to hike, Molly Stark's Balcony, reached by going north on the Long Trail from Appalachian Gap, affords a beautiful view overlooking the beaver pond and the valley to the west.

Many hikers who stay at the inn enjoy a day hike up Vermont's spectacular Camel's Hump to the north or Mount Abraham to the South. A shortened version of the Mount Abe hike is the hike to Sunset Rock which takes you part way up the mountain and gives a beautiful view, especially at sunset! There are trails from the Inn that connect with the Long Trail each side of "App Gap," making us a favorite stop for long distance hikers and on guided tours, Country Inns Along the Trail. Both of these mountains have spectacular panoramic 360 degree views from the top.

Directions to Vermont's Mountain View Inn in the Mad River Valley


From New York City (300 miles, 6 hours), Connecticut and western Massachusetts, follow I-91 North to White River Junction in Vermont and get on I-89 North. From the Boston area (200 miles, 3.5 to 4 hours), take I-93 North to Concord, New Hampshire, get on I-89 North and follow it into Vermont. Once on I-89 North in Vermont, proceed 55 miles and take exit 9. At the end of the ramp turn left. At the "T" turn left on Rt. 2 east. Go only 0.4 miles and, just after the curve, turn right on Rt. 100B south. Follow this for about 13 miles, keeping straight as Rt. 100 intersects. After passing through Waitsfield Village and Irasville, bear right onto Rt. 17 and follow about 2 miles to the Mountain View Inn on the right.

From Montreal (140 miles, 220 km, 2.5 hours), take I-89 South to exit 10 in Waterbury, Vermont. From Burlington International Airport (30 miles, 55 km, 40 minutes), exit the airport left on Rt. 2 South, proceed approximately 2.5 miles to Rt. 2A. Turn right, go less than a mile to the highway. Turn left at the second entrance, heading South on I-89 to Exit 10, Waterbury.   From I-89 exit 10, follow Rt. 100 South approximately 14 miles through Waitsfield Village and Irasville. Bear right onto Rt. 17 and follow about 2 miles to the Mountain View Inn on the right.

From New York State and points west and south, take the NY State Thruway, I-87 North, through Albany (the Northway) to exit 20. About 2 hours of driving time remains at this point. Take Rt. 149 East through Fort Ann to U.S. 4 North and follow through Whitehall. Follow Route 4, proceeding northeast through Rutland, Vermont. About 12 miles past Rutland, turn left after the Greenbriar Hotel onto Route 100 North and follow for 44 miles.  At the intersection of Route 17, turn left and follow about 2 miles to the Mountain View Inn on the right.

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