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Old 04-17-2008, 11:01 AM
 
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Default Weekend Getaway?

My boyfriend and I are looking into a weekend getaway and would like to go to Vermont, but we have no clue where. It has to be accessible by train or bus from New York.

We would like a smaller place with good food. We would also like the lodging to be inexpensive.

Can anyone suggest places?
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Old 04-17-2008, 11:49 AM
 
Location: Vermont
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Is flying an option? JetBlue out of JFK has 3 or 4 flights a day to Burlington. Prices are usually very reasonable too.

Amtrak goes to Rutland I believe. From there you could maybe head up to Killington where there are a lot of lodging options.

One question -what is your definition of "inexpensive"?
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Old 04-17-2008, 12:18 PM
 
Location: Rutland, VT
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Amtrak goes to Rutland I believe.
True! I love taking the Amtrak Ethan Allen Line, which starts/ends at Penn Station/Rutland. Shop for discounts if possible. Sometimes I find one, sometimes I don't.
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Old 04-17-2008, 12:21 PM
 
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Thanks, inexpensive would be around $100 a night for a nice b&b/inn. This is going to be a nice weekend away so we are willing to spend more.

As I am looking around, can you see things in Vermont without a car? It seems a lot of the inns are out in the country, which would be nice, but we would like a town for food and general walking to be closeby.

And yes, flying is a possibility but we would much rather take a train.

(Other places in New England would be greatly appreciated as well, not just in Vermont.)
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Old 04-17-2008, 12:51 PM
 
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Hmmm....Burlington is great for what you are looking for, but it may be too "big". It's more a of a city atmosphere. There are few nice inns near the downtown area.
Another idea would be Woodstock. You could take the bus to White River Junction and then arrange for a ride to Woodstock from there (20 minutes). It's very "quaint" and caters to tourists with lots of restaurants/shops etc.
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Old 04-17-2008, 01:02 PM
 
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If flying to Burlington by Jet Blue, you can take hotel shuttles or taxi in town. It's more of a city environment.
If you take the Ethan Allen Amtrak train to Rutland, there is "thebus.com" service to the Mountain, however, you usually need a car to get around the Rutland/Killington area.
If you take the Vermonter Amtrak to White River Junction, there must be a taxi service to Woodstock which is a quaint town, however your hotel budget would not go far.
Personnally, I would take the Vermonter to Waterbury/Stowe, take a taxi to Stowe (10 miles north). Stowe has lodging for different cost. You can take a look at the list on Stowe Vermont: Skiing & Vacations, Information Resource or call the chamber of commerce at 180024STOWE.
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Old 04-17-2008, 01:21 PM
 
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Thank you for the information. I'm not sure if Vermont would work out. What other states/places should we look into?

I would prefer somewhere near water but that can mean the ocean, a lake, or a river.
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Old 04-17-2008, 01:39 PM
 
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What about upstate? Lake George, Lake Placid.
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Old 04-17-2008, 07:10 PM
 
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Do not talk Amtrak to WRJ or from WRJ unless you have a spare 12 hours...
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Old 04-18-2008, 01:47 PM
 
Location: on a dirt road in Waitsfield,Vermont
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Unfortunately trains and buses don't work well in Vermont unless your going to major resort/tourist destination or your going to rent a car. Once you get to Rutland your basically stuck, same for Waterbury regarding the train. You have to get an expensive cab to go anywhere. As mentioned the train up to Waterbury takes forever.

The one place that would work is a bus to Burlington. Lots of places to check out via public transportation and there is the lake to check out.
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