The MTI is a Great Getaway! A review of The Mountain Top Inn & Resort
My wife and I just spent a week in June 2003 at the Mountain Top Inn, and it was fantastic. We went for horseback/trail-riding and it was everything we'd hoped for. The hills, mountains, riding trails, and lake are all beautiful and fun, and the personnel were all friendly, fun, and professional. Don't go there expecting glitzy riding facilities, because they aren't glitzy, but they do the job, plus the horses are great and plentiful, and besides, the outdoors is the real star of the show. With luck, you'll even see some deer and a moose or two.As far as the Inn itself goes, we stayed in the Deluxe/Luxury room and found it well worth the money, for the comfy furniture (big bed, leather chairs) and nice appointments (mini-fridge, coffee-maker, Polo towels, etc.) and especially the pristine lake view. The proprietors and staff were all extremely nice as well, and every single person we dealt with at the Inn bent over backwards to make sure we were happy, informed, and well-cared-for, from the owners to the front-desk-staff to the dining-room-staff to the horse-folks. Overall, the place is great for people who want a mountain-lodge experience. It's not a zillion-dollar flashy mega-hotel with screaming kids, a massive pool, weight room, or video arcade. It's a quiet, charming, lodge with character, for people looking for rest, relaxation, beautiful views, and personal service. Food notes: The dining room was very nice, a roomy area on the bottom floor of the lodge, looking out over a green lawn and down to the lake, with antler light fixtures and a fireplace. The cuisine was very tasty and fancy-but-not-overly-so, breakfast, lunch, and dinner; not cheap, but nothing very good ever is! Note that since you're 20 or so minutes up-the-mountain from Killington/Rutland, there's really not a whole lot of meal possibilities other than the Inn, unless you don't mind that little drive [e.g. get a package that includes meals, or do the Meal Plan if you're not wanting to hop in your car while you're there] Last notes(which are cross-country-ski-runs in the winter) or take canoes, kayaks, etc., out onto the medium-size lake (500 acres?). We had fun with both, plus the Inn owns a comfy motor boat that goes out on demand, if you just want to sit and enjoy the clear air and solitude. We very much hope for a return trip in the future!