Sports & Recreation

Come Play on our Ground

Sports and activities abound

Soft, cozy days where morning blends into a candlelit evening – or raucous double-diamond adventure - or a perfect fusion of each… the Red Clover Inn’s secluded location and close proximity to Killington Resort and Pico Mountain offer every opportunity to play around in Vermont.

Hike, bike, run, or snowshoe on the Red Clover Inn’s 13 hidden acres. Borrow or bring-your-own, we’ll help you gear up for adventure on the back roads that beckon from the threshold of our back lawn. Lawn games are available and all of the Red Clover’s equipment is included with your stay. For accomplished cyclists or mountain bikers, rentals are available at a number of nearby shops - let us help make arrangements.

The Inn’s cocktail bar, warm hearth, fragrant seasonal gardens, and cool, green grass in the shade of the state’s oldest apple tree welcome you back from your on-site excursion. 

If you wish to take it up a notch, Killington Resort and Pico Mountain are a short drive away, where winter’s sweeping hand, a dash of creativity, and a shot of adrenaline create one of the most exciting winter parks for skiing and riding in the East. The so-called “Beast” and its sister peak, Pico, together are comprised of seven mountain areas, with two gondolas and nine quad lifts. Vermont's second highest peak, Killington boasts the largest vertical drop in New England and often the longest ski and ride season, from November into May.  The resort offers six terrain parks including Burton’s The Stash, a nature-inspired terrain park with more than 50 features as well as two pipes. Off-slope, winter tubing, winter mountain “fat bike” rentals, and Snowcat-drawn sleigh rides round out the resort’s offerings. Off-mountain, opportunities dot the region for snowmobile tours, more traditional sleigh rides, dogsledding, and cross-country skiing. 

Summer brushes the Killington Resort with a different shade of excitement, with mountain biking on 36 trails, ten designated hiking trails, an 18-hole professional golf course, and scenic lift and gondola rides. The Killington Adventure Park features the Skye Ropes Course, a human maze, disc golf, The Beast fixed-rail mountain coaster, ATV or Segway tours, and fishing, kayaking, and paddle-boarding at the Snowshed Pond. 

If you would prefer a slower pace, don’t hesitate to recreate: guided sightseeing tours, the Gifford Woods State Park featuring one of the few remaining old-growth forests in Vermont, hiking on the Appalachian Trail and Long Trail, and the towering Thundering Falls are all easily accessible every month of the year. Observe wildlife, breathe fresh air, and reconnect. 

For the deepest of low-key, spa treatments are available in the area. For a recommendation, ask the knowledgeable and professional Red Clover Inn staff.