The Best Motels to Book in Vermont

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Vermont, a photogenic state of forests, rivers and mountains, may be small, but it packs a mighty punch. If you’re planning a road trip through the Green Mountain State, our choice of cheap motels in Vermont will help you explore the great outdoors in comfort while never straying too far from the highway – all bookable with Culture Trip.

1. Econo Lodge St Albans, for cozy woodland vibes


Simple yet stylish room at Econo Lodge St Albans, Vermont
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There’s a homely feel to this pocket-friendly Vermont motel, with its wooden furniture and Schitt’s Creek-referencing duck egg feature walls. If you’re traveling on a shoestring, make full use of the microwave in your room and relax in the seasonal outdoor pool before venturing into the wild at nearby Lake Champlain and Kamp Kill Kare State Park.

2. Ludlow Colonial Motel, for easy access to the slopes


Classic family room in warm tones at Ludlow Colonial Motel, Vermont
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With verdant forest and Okemo Mountain’s ski slopes on its doorstep, this comfy motel is ideally positioned for summer hiking and winter snow sports – there’s even a shuttle service to the closest ski resort. Spacious rooms and closets mean you can store bulky ski equipment and wet gear with ease, while in-room microwaves enable cheap hot meals. Come summer, the outdoor pool is an inviting spot to chill.

3. Econo Lodge Brattleboro, for a pet-friendly stay


Elegant double at Econo Lodge Brattleboro, Vermont
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A seasonal outdoor pool, hearty cooked breakfasts and comfortable rooms make this cheap motel the ideal base for exploring Brattleboro. Nearby attractions include the Brattleboro Museum and Art Center, which showcases the work of Vermont’s best artists, and the Fort Dummer State Park, where forest hiking trails wait to be explored. Thanks to the motel’s pet-friendly policy, you can even bring your furry friend along.

4. Super 8 by Wyndham White River Junction, for budget style


Homely room at Super 8 by Wyndham White River Junction, Vermont

Cheap motels in Vermont don’t have to be no-frills – this one even comes with its own picnic garden, stylish and accessible rooms and a business center. How’s that for luxury? Beautiful woodland and riverside hiking trails can be found at the nearby Quechee Gorge, making it an ideal launchpad for nature excursions.

5. Travelodge by Wyndham South Burlington, for a classic aesthetic


Outdoor pool at Travelodge by Wyndham South Burlington, Vermont
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With its white picket balconies, wood-paneled exterior and cozy rooms, there’s a classic New England vibe to this hotel. The outdoor pool is the perfect place to relax after exploring the lakeside hiking trails of Red Rocks Park, located less than a mile away. If you’re flying, Burlington International Airport (BTV) can be reached in less than 15 minutes by car, while the University of Vermont is just eight minutes away.

6. Colonial Motel and Spa, Brattleboro, for authentic Indian cooking


Stylish restaurant of the Colonial Motel and Spa, Brattleboro, Vermont
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Order a drink at the solid oak bar before cozying up by the brick fireplace at this charmingly antiquated motel. The impressively spacious rooms have a more modern feel, as do the two-lap pools, one of which is set in a glasshouse. As well as boasting a hot tub and sauna, the motel is home to an Indian restaurant that serves a top-notch chicken tikka masala.

7. The Upper Pass Lodge at Magic Mountain, for an idyllic location


The Upper Pass Lodge aerial view with forest in background, Vermont
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Set in a bewitching location on the forested slopes of Vermont’s Magic Mountain, this lodge offers everything from deluxe rooms with whirlpool baths to a three-bed unit with a terrace overlooking the scenery. As with many motels in Vermont, it is pet-friendly, while the slopes are within walking distance. When you stay, don’t miss the maple-glazed salmon at the onsite Red Slate restaurant.

8. Bennington Motor Inn


Vintage room at the Bennington Motor Inn, Vermont
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Balconies draped with patriotic flag bunting greet you at this white-washed inn. Inside, the classic days of American road-tripping are revived with floral quilts and wooden rocking chairs. While the hiking trails of Mount Anthony lie a short drive away, downtown Bennington is less than half a mile down the road along with Bennington Museum, where you can learn about the American War of Independence, and the Robert Frost Stone House Museum, dedicated to the great American poet.

9. Hillside Inn Killington


Simple yet cozy room at Hillside Inn Killington, Vermont
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Boasting a fantastic location a stone’s throw from Killington Mountain and Pico Ski Resort, this ski lodge-style inn is a great basecamp for hiking the hills in summer and hitting the slopes in winter – an activity made even easier by regular shuttles to nearby ski resorts. Kitchenettes equipped with microwaves, refrigerators and coffee makers bring added comfort to the classic rooms, while pets are welcome.

10. Killington Motel


Homely room at Killington Motel, Vermont
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Wake up to homemade muffins, coffee roasted onsite and mountain views at this good-value motel. Imbued with a welcoming, family-friendly atmosphere thanks to hosts Stephen and Robin, the motel oozes retro charm and has a traditional country inn feel. Situated at the bottom of Killington Access Road, it offers easy access to the hiking trails, slopes and golf courses.

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