Montpelier is a city in the state of Vermont
that serves as the state capital of Washington County. As the capital of Vermont, Montpelier offers a wealth of accommodations and lodging ranging from vacation rentals to condo rentals to suit all budgets. It is also the site of the Vermont State House, seat of the legislative branch of Vermont government and is also home to the Vermont History Museum and Vermont College of Fine Arts.
Montpelier is one of Vermont's most readily accessible cities and towns.
Amtrak, the national rail passenger system, provides daily service from Montpelier, operating the Vermonter between St. Albans, Vermont and Washington, D.C. Accessibility to larger towns and cities makes Montpelier a perfect base to explore the area and with a variety accommodation, vacation rental and condo rental options to choose from.
For more eco aware transportation, there are two shared-use paths for walking and bicycling connect to Montpelier
: the Cross Vermont Trail and the Central Vermont Regional Path. Montpelier's downtown is relatively compact and pedestrian-friendly, with sidewalks and crosswalks throughout the downtown area.
Visitors have their pick of a wide and eclectic assortment of accommodations including charming condo rentals and lovely vacation rentals.
The Montpelier and the Central Vermont area offers a large variety of recreational opportunities
, including many nationally renowned ski resorts as well as state and private forest preserves including Hubbard Park, a 185 acre wilderness retreat in the middle of the city of Montpelier and the 179 acre North Branch Park. Both parks are connected by a network of pathways and cross country ski trails. Visitors can find superb alpine skiing, snowboarding, cross country at a variety of major ski resorts including Mad River Glen
and Bolton Valley
. During the summer months visitors can canoe and kayak a seven mile stretch of the Winooski River which begins at the Lower State Street river entry area and ends at the first falls in Middlesex. For anglers, the Wrightsville Reservoir offers excellent boating and fishing.
Stay in any of the accommodation or vacation rental choices and explore further out. Montpelier along with Barre forms a small micropolitan area in the center of the state; together they are known as the twin cities.
Barre is the self-proclaimed "Granite Center of the World”. It is home to the Vermont Granite Museum and other sites of interest include the Barre Opera House, Barre Museum and Studio Place Arts