What Timeshares do you like? We like small town and mountain views. Never been to Vermont. Thank you for any and all info.
I am partial to Smuggs as I have owned there for 16 years and I do prefer Northern Vermont, although the whole state is gorgeous. Smuggs is close to Stowe and you can drive through the Notch to Stowe up until and slightly after Columbus day until it closes the end of October for the winter season.
The views of Mount Mansfield and the surrounding peaks is awesome. Lots of small towns all around the area. I also like the Champlain Islands which are about an hour away.
I have always wanted to stay at Jackson Gore also, but it is hard to get a rental or and exchange there.
I live very close to Wilmington and can't imagine why anyone would ever stay in the Crafts Inn. As Theo noted, it is definitely a snooze fest!
For peak colors yes, too late, except for more southern areas of New England --- but mid-October+ is almost surely a bit too late for Vermont (or Maine).
Thanks so much Theo. That is exactly the feedback that I need. Have things gotten started by the third week of September? I can usually get away for a week just after Sept 15. (But then I have to get back to the office by the 23rd, lol)! Otherwise I will have to wait for retirement.
Given the sizable area and varying topography of the collective New England states, with the White Mountains in NH, the Green Mountains of VT, the Berkshire Hills in Massachusetts and a whole lot of Atlantic coastline, there is really no easy, accurate, one size fits all answer or projection ---particularly without geographic specificity. Weather conditions also factor in and vary considerably from year to year.
In mid-Coast Maine, mid to late September is generally a fair bet, but this is not a deciduous maple predominant area anyhow. In New England, it's the maples that provide most of the flaming colors. Oak leaves just dry out and turn brown. Coniferous tree needles stay green. Vermonters or folks from NH surely have far more knowledge and experience with the "timing" of fall colors in inland areas of New England than I possess.
I can't speak knowledgeably about inland areas of New England, but I think around here, as a crude and general observation, it's probably fair to say that perceptible color change begins maybe a week or so after Labor Day and has peaked (or is already past peak) by Columbus Day most years.
"Leaf peeper" season projection is a risky business. It's not nice to fool Mother Nature --- but Mother Nature makes a frequent practice of fooling us.
That is great! You have to tell me how it was! I really want to try to go there sometime, but hard to get a rental, which is what I would do.
Two years ago we stayed at Jackson Gore Inn in southern Vt. Great location for short day trips to small towns and beautiful scenery. Mid October was perfect for leaf peeping.
My very first timeshare was The Seasons at Sugarbush in Warren Vermont. It is on Route 100. Just outside of Waitsfield and in Sugarbush Valley. If it is just your wife and you going it is a quaint little place in a good location. They have done extensive renovation. Usually have available 1 bedrooms and a few converted 2 bedroom units. For foliage it is quite beautiful. I would recommend it for fall. Trades thru RCI, and Dial an Exchange.