The Black Bear Inn is surrounded by 6000 acres of land that offers more activities than a typical Vermont inn! Because the Black Bear is slopeside to the Bolton Valley Ski Resort’s trails, it offers ski-in/ski-off access to Bolton Valley’s entire 64-trail network of skiing. Liftlines are rare, and discount lift tickets are always available to Black Bear guests. Cross-country skiing enthusiasts can also strap on their skis right across from the Inn, and experience the extensive, well-maintained 100-km network of trails. Come see why Bedandbreakfast.com has named the Black Bear a “Top 10 Ski Bed & Breakfast”!
In the warmer months, guests enjoy hiking and exploring the mountain by stepping out the front door, where wildlife sightings are not uncommon! The area is full of streams and swimming holes for cooling off. And guests can make their hike complete with a picnic basket to enjoy along their way. Of course the Inn has its own inground heated swimming pool (open approximately July thru Labor Day) and a six-person Hotsprings hot tub (open year-round).
Because the inn is centrally located near so many popular Vermont towns (Burlington, Waterbury, and Stowe), “off mountain” activities abound. Antiquing, shopping, wine and beer-tasting, biking, kayaking, and museums are some of the most popular nearby attractions. And of course Lake Champlain’s proximity offers adventures from cruises to lazy days at the beach!