Destination guide

Idyllic farm country, where the trees outnumber the people

If it feels like you've seen Reading before, it's probably because you have. The rolling fields and vivid fall leaves at Reading's Jenne Farm are some of the most photographed farmland in the world. Yet despite its fame, you'd be hard-pressed to find a more peaceful town anywhere in New England. With a population of less than 1,000, Reading is the perfect place to escape from the world and clear your head. After all, no one can be a people person all the time.

Things to do

Get your modern art fix among picture-perfect farmland

It's not often you get the chance to shoot one of the most photographed farms in the world, so don't forget your camera. Even amateur shutterbugs will be lining up the perfect shot at Jenne Farm, which has appeared in everything from beer ads to Forrest Gump. Art buffs will enjoy the post-war and modern installations at the Hall Art Foundation (closed in winter). Nearby Woodstock offers up a taste of farming history at Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park and Billings Farm & Museum, plus some killer skiing and snowboarding at Suicide Six.

Activities

A leaf peeping dreamscape in maple syrup country

Even in a sea of amazing New England fall foliage, Reading's colors stand out. A Reading vacation rental will wrap you in a fire of blazing autumn leaves that will leave even the most jaded urbanite breathless. Drive the winding country roads and take in the gorgeous rural views (Instagram-worthy in any season), and be sure to grab some maple syrup from a local farm along the way. Better yet, dust off those hiking boots to get some fresh air and exercise while you leaf peep. You'll want to upgrade to cross-country skis or snowshoes in winter.

Weather

Pack your coziest sweater for autumn in Reading

Fall brings the leaf peepers out in droves, with leaves usually reaching their fiery peak (and Reading vacation rentals reaching peak demand) between mid-September and late October. Autumn sees wide swings in temperatures, with highs going up to 70 and lows dipping into the 30s, so pack layers. Winters are snowy and cold, and it's not uncommon for the farmlands to be blanketed in the fluffy white stuff from November till April. The rest of the year enjoys sun and mild summer temperatures, with the mercury typically only crossing into the 80s in July or August.

Natural features

Reading's oasis of rolling farms and fiery forests

When you imagine a postcard of New England, you're probably picturing Reading. In a Reading vacation rental, you'll be at one with nature, surrounded by picturesque rolling farms and nearly untouched forests. Plenty of tree-lined hiking trails offer the perfect way to soak up the country sunshine and fresh mountain air, and perhaps stumble across some local wildlife along the way. If you're craving an adrenaline fix, the ski mountains dotting the area should do the trick. No matter where you go, you'll be a far cry from the hustle and bustle of city life.

How to get there

How to get to and around Reading

The nearest airport is in Springfield, VT (VSF-Hartness State), located 11.4 mi (18.4 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you might consider flying into Lebanon, NH (LEB-Lebanon Municipal), which is 16.3 mi (26.2 km) away.

How many vacation rentals are available around Reading, VT?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 953 vacation rentals around Reading. From 383 house rentals to 423 condo and apartment rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Reading?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Reading:

  • Okemo Mountain Resort: 215 vacation rentals
  • Killington Ski Area: 352 vacation rentals
  • Quechee: 93 vacation rentals
  • Bondville: 196 vacation rentals
  • Pico Mountain at Killington Ski Resort: 557 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular point of interests near where I can stay when traveling to Reading?

Vrbo offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Reading. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Killington Resort: 568 vacation rentals
  • Quechee Gorge: 655 vacation rentals
  • Jackson Gore Ski Resort at Okemo: 812 vacation rentals
  • Dartmouth College: 254 vacation rentals
  • Silver Lake State Park: 881 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Reading listed on Vrbo where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Reading?

Yes, of course. Vrbo has 383 Houses in Reading. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Reading include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 423 rentals available
  • Villas: 4 rentals available
  • Cabins: 37 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Reading?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 412 vacation rentals with pool available in Reading. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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