5 Small Mountain Towns Perfect for a Summer Vacation

Have you ever dreamt of spending long summer afternoons in the shade of trees, easing your mind while observing grandiose mountain views and putting some fresh air in your brainSpending a summer vacation in a small town situated on the slopes of a mountain can be an incredible experience, not only for introverts who find inspiration in solitude, but also for those of you who seek fun and adventure. From art exhibitions, concerts and festivals, to whitewater rafting, zip-line and mountain biking, these 5 towns we are about to describe offer an amazing experience during the summer months. Check them out and pick your favorite.

1. Snowmass, Colorado – a Hedonistic Heaven


Snowmass in Colorado is not only famous winter resort, but it also hides spectacular summer treasures. Take a long walk down the idyllic old valley while enjoying the stunning mountain view. If you’re up to something more extreme, go for some fly fishing or whitewater rafting – you won’t regret it! Art lovers can take a delight in numerous galleries, concerts and festivals, while gourmets will go mad after tasting the spinach and feta dip at Artisan Restaurant.


2. Dahlonega, Georgia  a Historical Gem

 The Historic Public Square is the first place you should step on upon arriving in this wonderful Georgian gem. This town was actually granted the Great American Main Street Award in 2016, so if you have passion for architecture, culture and history, Dahlonega is a place you can’t miss. The first Gold Rush was reported to take place right here, back in 1828The Dahlonega Gold Museum Historic Site will tell you all you need to know about this major event. 

The Red Oak Lavender Farm is yet another beautiful site all nature lovers will fancy. More than 18 different types of organically grown lavender are hidden on this farm, inspiring many amateur poets to write some of the most beautiful romantic poems and stories.

3. Shenandoah County, Virginia – Warmth and Hospitality


The Shenandoah haven, tucked between Allegheny Mountains and the Blue Ridge, has everything a connoisseur of fine wines longs forVisit The Cave Ridge Vineyard first, and after completing the wine tour, pop in to see the Swover Creek Farm Craft Brewery and the Woodstock Brewhouse

Adventure seekers should try out some of the best biking and hiking trails this county has to offer. Save the evenings for walking down the August’s Route 11 Yard Crawl to buy some souvenirs and antiques at the impressive flea market.

Last but not least, experience the best of the southern hospitality and warmth either by staying in town or in a scenic countryside. Bed & breakfast in the Shenandoah Valley offers delicious breakfasts and great tips on local sites and things to do.

4. Killington, Vermont –Extreme Fun


This tiny little town with a population of under 800 people is, believe it or not, a place of great fun during the summer months. Here is a list of activities for all of you who are in a dire need of a real adventure:

Hiking – ok, thumbs up for a great hiking tour;
Mountain biking – and the biking tour, as well;
Paddleboarding – ok, here comes real fun;
Dirty Girl Mud Run obstacle course race – now, here’s something you’ve never experienced before;
Killington Wine Festival – test your culinary skills;
Peak Lodge – the unique place to eat in, accessible only via gondola or mountain trails – up to you!

 Don’t worry, Mountain Valley Retreat bed & breakfast will make sure you have a good night’s sleep once you finish exploring.

5. Lake Placid, New York – a Refreshing Fantasy


Hot and humid summer can be quite tiresome. A small mountain town near the water is the best remedy you can think of for yourself and your family, especially if you have kids. There’s nothing better than the fresh mountain air early in the morning, while getting ready for a hike around the lake. High Falls Gorge with amazing cascading waterfalls is the must-see spot on this hiking tour. 

If you’re not in the mood for a hike, you may be interested in the I Love BBQ and Music Festival or the Lake Placid Horse Show. Don’t miss Liquids and Solids to try out some of the most delicious fantasies you can think of

Not sure what’s the best place to check in? The pet friendly Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort is ready to offer you bed & breakfast experience of your dreams.


 Don’t save mountain towns for winter holidays only. Give it a try, experience something new, take your children to a summer adventure they’ll remember for years to come. Dream bigger. Summer means so much more.


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