Rutland is a city of about 18,000 people in Vermont. It is a good starting point for exploring the Green Mountains, and is very close to several major ski areas.
Route 4 runs East-West through town and Route 7 runs North-South. Business Route 4 runs along the southern edge of the downtown. Generally, it is a 4 hour drive from New York City, a 3 hour drive from Boston and a 4 hour drive from Montreal.
There is a Greyhound bus terminal at 102 West St, downtown.
The Amtrak station is at 25 Evelyn Place, also downtown, and is served by the Ethan Allen Express, a daily service to and from New York City.
Continental Airlines runs a few flights daily from Boston Logan to Rutland airport (RUT).
Downtown Rutland is easily walkable, but to go anywhere else you'll either need a car or take public transit. There is a local bus service called The Bus. The Bus also runs to Killington for $2.
There is a wide range of eating options in the Rutland area.