Archive for January, 2018

2018 Season Dates

January 26, 2018

We are currently taking reservation for the 2018 season that begins Memorial Day Weekend through Columbus Day Weekend. Please call 1-888-855-8655 for more information.

guided hike along appalachian trail

Today’s hike was to Vermont 2nd highest mountain…Killington Peak


New partnership with the North Star Inn & Resort

January 18, 2018

Appalachian Trail Adventures (ATA) is excited to announce a new partnership with the North Star Inn & Resort, which has been a Killington landmark for over 30 years. Known for their friendly staff, it’s the perfect home base to explore all that Vermont has to offer. With all the cozy pleasures of a modern hotel, updated rooms that include air conditioning, mini-fridge and microwave, including suites with kitchens and Jacuzzi tubs.

Considered Killington’s classic four-season hotel, the North Star Inn & Resort is an ideal destination for your Vermont vacation. Located in the heart of Killington, the Inn is situated with views of Vermont’s second highest mountain and the surrounding Green Mountains. All guest rooms are recently updated and available with a variety of options from double rooms to king suites with a private bedroom, Jacuzzi bath, living room with sofa bed and a full kitchen.

The facilities and grounds include an outdoor heated pool, exercise room, male and female saunas, massage therapy room, elevator, washer and dryer facilities, duck pond, barbecue and picnic area, 24-hour front desk service, game room with a sizable selection of books to read, DVDs rentals, clay tennis courts (short walk & fee required), business services with fax, coping service and high-speed internet access.

North Star Standard Rooms

The standard room have an option of either a king or two double beds, room amenities include private bath, air conditioning, mini fridge, microwave, wireless internet, hair dryer and Television with HBO and premium channels.

North Star Inn’s Queen Suite

The queen suite includes private queen bedroom, adjoining living room with a sofa bed and mini kitchen. Suites amenities include private bathroom, air conditioning, hair dryer, wireless internet, television with HBO and premium channels. Mini-kitchen includes sink, refrigerator, microwave, dish washer and two burner cook top.

North Star Inn’s King Suite

This king suite includes private king bedroom with a Jacuzzi tub, adjoining living room with a sofa bed and full kitchen. Suite amenities include private bath room, air conditioning, hair dryer, free wireless internet, television with HBO and premium channels. Full-kitchen includes refrigerator, four burner stove, microwave, sink and dish washer.

ATA’s affordable All-Inclusive Vacations offer customized hiking and kayaking adventures in a small group setting while exploring Vermont. Our guests include hikers who may not feel comfortable hitting the trails alone and those seeking an active or healthful vacation in a small group setting. With over 20 years of experience, we have handpicked the trails with the best scenic mountain vistas, waterfalls and historical features in Vermont’s Green Mountains. ATA specializes with customer satisfaction and has a perfect five star rating on TripAdvisor with over 180 positive star reviews.

The Hiking Vacation consists of accommodations with three daily meals; guided half or full day novice, intermediate or advanced hike. The half day hikes are followed by an afternoon with a variety of options such as: kayaking either on a lake or flat-water river trip, caving trips, an excursion to a local village or attraction. After a day of exploring, relax in the outdoor heated pool, sauna or massage room for those guests who wish massage therapy. In the evening, enjoy dining at either the O’Dwyer’s Public House or the Foundry Restaurant, known for their impeccable chef-driven cuisine.

ATA’s Peak Bagging Vacation is for those hikers who want the opportunity to hike Vermont’s 4,000-foot mountains, the Appalachian Trail and the Long Trail, the oldest long-distance hiking trail in the country. Those who summit all five of Vermont’s 4,000 footers, are awarded with a certificate of accomplishment. This accomplishment in the hiking community is referred to as peak bagging.

The Family & Friends Hiking Vacation offer discounted rates for families or groups that are required to participate in same morning & afternoon activity. I.E. Family members participate on the same hike, then after a picnic lunch the entire family participates kayaking. Some family member(s) cannot go caving or on an excursion while others go kayaking. Afternoon activities include a choice of hiking, kayaking, caving and excursions.

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