Wondering if mountain side trails are open? Kirby, lower jaybar, moose and dead moose ally?
When we go down with a group of friends, we usually stay at one of these units:Hi all- I didn’t read through every comment, so I’ll post a question here as well as a specific thread. I’m looking to
Visit kingdom this summer and need recommendations of close hotels. I have 3 young kids and a wife that will not be riding, so I’m hoping there are accommodations close
To the trails with maybe a pool, but mostly just enough to keep the family entertained for the day while I’m out riding with the other family’s that we are going with. It’ll be a “ dads are all out riding, everyone else is hanging back” trip.
Haven't stayed there. It's up by the mid Burke lodge I'm pretty sure. Great riding up on the mountain side with way less busy trails and good vert.
Good advice here.Wildflower and Mountain View Inn are your best bets for you with a family that needs other activities. both of these Inns are situated in the Darling hill trail system and you literally ride out the door onto trails. If you primarily ride XC I would highly recommend the Wildflower if this is your first trip to the Kingdom. There is a bike shop/bar on property, they have a pool and are very kid oriented. They also have a decent restaurant so you never have to leave the property if desired.
If you are a downhiller and will be using the lift/shuttle services the Burke Mtn Hotel is probably your best bet.
Once you learn the local layout you can plan future trips at other accommodations.
Don't worry too much about having a pool as there is a swimming hole in town.
Thanks NEK, I saw that. As long as I can sit my a$$ down in the water and drink a frosty one I am happy. No need to swim!Good advice here.
Note that the swimming hole behind East Burke Sports is going to be a bit different from now on as the old dam was taken out this past fall. It is hard to tell how much of a swimming hole will be left but once the Spring high water subsides, hopefully there is still a decent spot to take a dip.
Burke Mountain Hotel is very nice. It has a pool, hot tub, and all the amenities. You can jump on the trail right near the hotel, but it's a long climb back up to the hotel at the end of the day.
I worked in a bike shop in S. Vermont when I was younger. Out of towners would come in to rent/demo bikes and always ask "Are there any flatter trails around here?" I always responded with, "There are no flat trails in Vermont. You will have to climb.....a lot"Long climb? Oh the horror!!!!!😂
Flatlanders wanting to find the comforts of home while on vacation lol😀I worked in a bike shop in S. Vermont when I was younger. Out of towners would come in to rent/demo bikes and always ask "Are there any flatter trails around here?" I always responded with, "There are no flat trails in Vermont. You will have to climb.....a lot"