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AboutThe 16-25 KM Great Circle loop has achieved renown as the "crown jewel" of the region's cross country trails, many seasoned skiers proclaim it's the most beautiful trail in the East! Like all of our trails, this one is laid out for views, meandering through sugar bushes, high farm meadows, across frozen ponds, and through a high pristine nature preserve--all with stunning views of the Northeast Kingdom landscape. The trails, never crowded, offer a unique opportunity to escape the world, and to spend a day traversing a landscape that retains the peace and solitude of a past era. The Highland Lodge and nearby Craftsbury Outdoor Center cooperatively maintain a scenic trail that connects the two trail systems; the two nordic centers share reciprocity for their house guests.
Contact InformationHighland Lodge Website
Trail FeesPrices last updated 10/29/2008.
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Weekend Rates run Thurs through Sun and on Holidays. Any additional day (2nd day of purchasing pass), take $3 off rate. $2.00 off lunch with purchase of Thurs-Sun. Pass. Children under 8-free trail pass, rentals $4. Trail Pass is included with Lodging, rentals are additional. Senior 65+..
Ski Rental Prices
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|Junior - Standard Package||9.00||9.00|
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Information last updated 10/29/2008.
More About Rentals
Adult rentals are $12, children age 8-12 are $9,, under 8 are $4. Any additional day (2nd day of renting):Adult rentals are $9, children 8-12 are $6, Children under 8 are $4.
Ski LessonsPrivate and Group Reservations are available upon advance request: Private Lessons are $30/hour, Group lessons are $15/person with a 3-person minimum. Family lessons are available for $15 first person, $9 per additional person.
Improvements This SeasonWe upgrade our grooming equipment every 3-5 years. All inn bathrooms have been remodeled in the last 10 years
DiningHighland Lodge serves 3 meals a day in its cozy dining room: wholesome, delicious breakfasts, hearty lunches and candlelit dinners all emphasize local and Vermont products, fresh produce, and homemade cooking. Imagine returning from a ski just before dusk--the aromas of fresh baked bread, luscious home-made dessert, warming, delicious soups all emanating from the kitchen. Each night 4 unique entrees are offered (including vegetarian fare) plus some regular items like certified angus steaks & burgers, light fare and salads. Lodging guests have dinner and breakfast included with their lodging, we are also open to the public for dining. Within 8 miles are 2 other inns with public dining, and a community-supported fine dining restaurant.
Bars and NightlifeStar gazing, local music venues open on some weekends, full moon ski and snowshoe excursions.
Lodging, Hotels, and CondosFor three generations the Smith family has operated Highland Lodge; the 9-bedroom inn is in an 1860s farmhouse, 4 heated winterized cabins with gas-fired stoves offer accommodations for couples, families or groups. Bed and Breakfasts and other inns reside within a 10-mile radius.
Other Recreation NearbyIndoor and outdoor ice skating, inline skating, and indoor pool located within a 45-minute drive. Antique shops, independent bookstores, musuems, and factory tours to some of Vermont's best-known products (Ben and Jerry's, Cabot Creamery, Maple Sugar Houses) offer other daytime pursuits within an hour's drive.
Directions to Highland LodgeLocated at:
1608 Craftsbury Road
Greensboro, VT 05841