Why Smugglers' Notch Resort in Jeffersonville, Vt. Had Me Coming
Back for 20 Straight Years
Condo view from Smugglers' Notch Resort in Jeffersonville, Vt. Photo
credit: Smugglers' Notch Vermont.
by Eric Hurwitz. Article updated on 11/30/16
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If you're in the mood for a memorable stay nestled
in the beautiful Green Mountains Mountains of Vermont, then we strongly
suggest considering a getaway to Smugglers' Notch Resort in
Known as "America's Family Resort," Smugglers' Notch offers amazing
mountain views, extra comfortable lodge-like condos and lots of
amenities for the foliage and ski seasons, summer vacation or the
laundry fresh, lesser crowds splendor of the refreshing spring.
Depending on the season, you'll have access to eight heated pools with
plenty of lounge chairs, four winding waterslides, interactive water
playgrounds, hot tubs for relaxing, a fresh water reservoir surrounded
by mountains, wading pools, waterslides, and "play areas just for
little ones." There's also tennis, miniature golf, canoeing and
kayaking, fishing, hiking and walking paths (with guided tours),
message, art workshops, nearby golf, and many other childrens'
activities. Smugglers' Notch also features the Morse Mountain Grille
and Pub for informal dining and the Hearth and Candle restaurant for
more upscale cuisine.
For all that Smugglers' Notch offers, what I have always enjoyed most
is doing nothing. Just taking in the fresh air, gazing at the mountain
scenery, and just naturally acclimating to a slower pace is all
we really need at this relaxing resort community. The Villmarksauna
area has been one of my favorites stays there. Falling asleep to the
sound of a peaceful
brook is absolutely priceless! So, you can really have the best of both
worlds: loads of activities or just being content with the simple
things in this splendid rural area. Coming here for 20 straight years
as a kid and young adult, the anticipation of arriving at such a
special place never grew tired and the desire to return as soon as
possible after departing always seemed to grow stronger. It's always
nice when one feels that connection, isn't it?
While I am sure Smuggler's Notch Resort has grown even more with added
attractions and events since my last stay (we can hardly wait to
reconnect with the Resort, hopefully soon!), the grand template of this
Resort will never change
-- that is, it's set in an idyllic mountain setting and feels so right
every step of the way.
Smugglers' Notch is also near all the activities in Stowe,
a famed mountain resort town with a near-perfect, idyllic quaint
Vermont town center, a bike trail, tons of shopping and dining options
on the Mountain Road, and wonderful tennis and hiking opportunities.
The journey to Stowe from Smugglers' Notch, however, is my favorite
part of the trip. The Notch road rises dramatically through dense
forest and spectacular rock outcroppings. You really have to watch
where you are driving or you could become very close with those rock
formations. Also, it is a good idea to have a car with great
horsepower, given the steep climb.
Smugglers' Notch and the region it resides ultimately offers the
visitor everything they could possibly want in a mountain resort
the myriad activities to the art and science of peaceful, quiet
relaxation! Consequently, Smugglers' Notch is "mountains" above the
rest when we are searching for a special Vermont vacation retreat in
Smugglers' Notch Resort
4323 Vermont Route 108 South
Smugglers' Notch, VT 05464-9537
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