Walk, Bike and Hike in the Mad River Valley
The Swanson Inn is your gateway to hiking, biking and walking adventures in the Mad River Valley. The inn proudly partner’s with the Mad Path Association, The Green Mountain Club and the Mad River Riders to ensure extensive outdoor activities abound for all ages, skill levels and interests, all year long.
Please note: The Swanson Inn is under new ownership as of January 2023. Please check with us first by phone or email to see if we can assist in your adventure while we tailor and personalize what we offer.
Long Trail – hikers looking for a much-needed near-o or zero day? Let the Swanson Inn LT thru-hiker special be your off-trail shelter:
Pick-up/drop-off from App Gap trailhead
1 resupply run to Waitsfield Village
Dinner on the day of arrival
1 load of laundry per room
Access to the Swanson Inn Hiker Box
Weekend two-night minimum stay waived if available (call for details)
Special Hiker rate – call for details.
For more information on the Green Mountain Club, please click here.
Looking to start the morning off right? Take a walk on the Millbrook Trail from the Swanson Inn Extension trailhead, leading you through the beautiful forest seen from the backyard of the inn. The Millbrook Trail is just one a number of wonderful trails throughout the Valley. For an extensive trail map, click here.
Make the Swanson Inn your home base for your next mountain bike vacation. MBVT and Mad River Rider members mountain biker special: included in your minimum two-night, mid-week stay (Sunday – Thursday) includes a campfire-style dinner for your party on the patio and one load of laundry per room. The inn has secure, dry on premise bike storage including a self-serve maintenance area. The Mad River Riders maintain 105 miles of trails, and few trailheads are just a short ride from the inn. Click here for all Mad River Riders maintained trails.