What do you think of when you think of the state of Vermont? I think of Bernie Sanders, Ben & Jerry’s, Winter, Skiing and The Mountains. (And sitting in traffic with all of the other city dwellers on a Friday afternoon.) My sister, parents, and hubby’s parents all went to UVM and we grew up skiing Vermont’s beautiful mountain range long before Bernie went gray. I have to be honest, I really never thought of Vermont as a summer destination. Until now. Smugglers’ Notch – nestled in a town called Jeffersonville, VT. – invited us up to their resort to check out all of their summer offerings. We leave on Friday and I’ve been doing my own investigation work on this popular ski destination. Turns out, they have just as much to offer in the Summer (maybe more?) than in Winter. From June 12th (Hey that’s today)-September 4th you can enjoy Smugglers’ 8 pools, 4 waterslides, 2 fresh water reservoirs with water activities, a FunZone 2.0 park, hikes, walks, zip lines, mountain biking, tennis, mini golf, disc golf, llama treks, tennis, dog carting, and flyboarding – and that’s just to name a few, no joke.
I know what you’re thinking – how are we doing this with an infant? Smuggs has us covered. (Call us crazy but we love to be with our kids on vacation!) Decker and Paigely are each going to try the summer weekly camp activities for a half day on Saturday so we can hang with them in the afternoon. Riggs will be well taken care of in the Treasures Child Care Center. I’ll be able to pop in and out to nurse and check on him while he can finally experience some non-sibling
rough housing interaction! The PR director at Smugglers’ told me he has a 2 year old that’s been going to the center since she was 8 weeks old, 5 days a week! She’ll have to show Riggys the ropes.
Oh, and speaking of ropes – they wanted to sign hubby and I up for a Zip Line Canopy tour but it’s a 3 hour commitment and I’m still in the throes of nursing so instead we are going to try the self-guided TreeTop Obstacle Course. For lunch we have the option of making it in our condo with full kitchens (even equipped with crock pots!) plus sit down options from pub-style to fine dining. They even offer cribs in the units so that’s one less thing we have to stuff our car with.
The kids are most excited about the FunZone – a 26, 000 square foot family entertainment center featuring things like ping pong, mini golf, inflatables, obstacle courses, a climbing wall and car rally races.
And we can’t wait to check out Rum Runners Hideaway – a classic Vermont swimming hole in the mountains with a little surprise in the middle –
We’ve always loved Vermont for it’s ideal escape from busy life, with instant access to the mountains. Now we look forward to experiencing it in the beautiful sunshine…without the Winter traffic jams! Follow along my social media pages this weekend on our (Mis)Adventures at Smuggler’s Notch – America’s Family Resort!