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Rutland (Vermont)

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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.

Get in

By car

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.

By bus

There is a Greyhound bus terminal at 102 West St, downtown.

By Train

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.

By air

Continental Airlines runs a few flights daily from Boston Logan to Rutland airport (RUT).

Get around

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.


  • Rutland Falls is a nice waterfall just west of town on Otter Creek. It is crossed by a gargantuan railroad bridge and littered with huge slabs of authentic Vermont marble. It is accessible from Old Falls Rd, opposite the junction between Rt 3 and Business Rt 4.
  • The Vermont State Fair is held at the racetrack on South Main Street every September.


  • Pico Mountain, Phone: +1 802 422-3261, [2].



There is a wide range of eating options in the Rutland area.

  • Hemingway's Restaurant is an excellent four-star restaurant just east of the Killington base road turnoff on Rt 4. Try the chocolate cake.
  • Little Harry's, 121 West Street (off route 7). An unexpected gem; a warm and friendly restaurant with an imaginative menu.



  • Best Western, #1 Route 4 East, (866) 229-6188, [3].
  • Rodeway Inn Rutland, 138 North Main St,802-775-2575,[4]. Comfortable, moderately priced accommodations, pet friendly lodging options, complimentary breakfast, discount vacation packages.
  • Holiday Inn Springfield, 818 Charlestown Road, +1 (866) 230-7221 (, fax: (802) 885-4595 The Holiday Inn Express – Springfield offers charming Vermont hotel/ lodging, life-styled amenities, and Vermont vacation packages for skiing, fishing, snowmobiling, fall foliage and romantic getaways in the heart of Southern Vermont.), [1].


  • The Rutland Herald, [5] is the major local paper. It won a Pulitzer Prize in 2001.

Get out

  • Nearby Proctor, an old marble cutting town, is home to the Vermont Marble Exhibit. The town is pretty and also a little quirky because just about everything is made out of marble. Even the sidewalks.
  • Killington, the largest ski resort in the Northeast, is only a 20 minute drive to the east. They offer skiing in the winter and various recreational activities (mountain biking, hiking) in the other months of the year.

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