Why Southern Vermont Is One of the Best Getaways From Albany, NY

Arlington Inn Vacation GuideSometimes you just need a break from the hustle and bustle of busy city life. If you’re searching for relaxing getaways from Albany, NY, why not escape to the Shires of Vermont? With a serene country setting and gorgeous mountain views, it’s the idyllic vacation you’ve been dreaming about. Are you ready to trade in those big city lights for a blanket of stars? Read on to learn more and start planning your trip!

When it comes to getaways from Albany, NY, no place can compare to our romantic Southern Vermont bed and breakfast. The Arlington Inn offers a peaceful country setting yet is convenient to all of the best local attractions. Be sure to request a copy of our free Vacation Guide for tips about all the best things to see and do in Southern Vermont. From dining and shopping to activities and events, it’s full of recommendations to help you plan your trip!

Getting There

Driving to Southern Vermont from Albany, NY, is a breeze! It takes just a little over an hour to drive here via NY-7 East or NY-40 North. Once you arrive at The Arlington Inn, you’ll have plenty of time for sightseeing!

Things to Do in Southern Vermont

With boundless recreation, a vibrant arts and culture scene, and fabulous dining, the list of things to do in Southern Vermont is endless! Here are some ideas to get you started:

1. Explore the Great Outdoors

From hiking and biking to kayaking and skiing, you won’t run out of adventures in Southern Vermont. Get out and hike along part of the Appalachian Trail, explore Vermont’s famous covered bridges, or cast your line for monster-sized trout in the Battenkill River. And if you’re visiting during winter, the skiing thrill of a lifetime awaits you here! Ski, snowboard, or tube your way through the slopes of Vermont’s best ski resorts. 

2. Learn About New England History

Calling all history buffs! Southern Vermont is filled with fascinating museums and historic sites just waiting to be explored. Visit the former home of renowned poet Robert Frost or tour the Park-McCullough House mansion. If you are interested in learning more about local history, we highly recommend spending an afternoon at the Bennington Museum. And anglers will definitely want to check out the American Museum of Fly Fishing! Learn about the evolution of this beloved sport through exciting exhibitions and collections. The possibilities are endless!

3. Enjoy Fabulous Dining

When you’ve worked up an appetite, come join us for a meal in the Dining Room at The Arlington Inn. Enjoy the culinary experience of a lifetime at our on-site restaurant, which features artfully-prepared dishes that reflect only the freshest native agriculture. Dine next to the wood-burning fireplace, or outdoors on the seasonally-open patio. Check out our sample menu and make your reservations today!

4. Grab a Cocktail

After dinner, relax with your favorite cocktail at the Deming Tavern. Pull up a chair at the bar or cozy up on the sofa. If you prefer to enjoy your beverage outdoors, we highly recommend taking a stroll through the gardens. As you sip and stroll, enjoy the natural beauty of our stunning English gardens. It’s just another thing that makes The Arlington Inn one of the best places to visit outside New York. 

5. Unwind in Romantic Accommodations

After a fabulous day exploring the Southern Vermont countryside, come relax and unwind in your comfortable guest room. Each of our rooms features premium amenities, ensuring the ultimate in relaxation. Select rooms even feature fireplaces, jetted tubs, patios or porches. If you’ve been searching for the most romantic places to visit near Albany, NY, this is it! Sink into your king or queen bed, enjoy the peaceful setting, and wake up to a delicious country breakfast each morning. Your relaxing getaway awaits!

Book Your Stay at The Arlington Inn

Are you ready to experience one of the best getaways from Albany, NY? Book your stay at The Arlington Inn and get ready to enjoy Southern Vermont to the fullest. For a truly unforgettable vacation, reserve a stay in Gamaliel’s Gable. Located on the second floor of the Carriage House, this room features a King canopy bed, a gas fireplace, and a two-person hydro massage tub. Check our availability and book your stay today!