Gay Friendly Hotels Vermont

Gay Friendly Hotels in Vermont, VT (2024 Updated)

Search and book Lesbian and Gay friendly hotels Vermont, VT.

Lesbiangaybisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights in the United States have evolved in recent decades. However, LGBT Americans may still face some legal and many social challenges not experienced by non-LGBT residents, particularly in states with large conservative populations, such as in the Deep South; in rural areas; and in some Native American tribal nations.

U.S. federal law does not explicitly include protections against discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. In June 2020, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that sexual orientation and gender identity are included under “sex” as a prohibited ground of employment discrimination in the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people in the U.S. state of Florida may face legal challenges not experienced by non-LGBT residents. Same-sex sexual activity became legal in the state after the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Lawrence v. Texas on June 26, 2003, and same-sex marriage has been legal in the state since January 6, 2015.
Vermont is often regarded as one of the most LGBT-friendly states in the country. It was the first state to legally recognize same-sex unions, when it established civil unions for same-sex couples in 2000. Same-sex marriage was legalized in 2009, and opinion polls have found large majorities in support.
Burlington has a long history of being a  gay friendly town and in downtown we can find a few gay friendly bars as well as Half Lounge is the most famous gay friendly bar in Burlington, VT.
Burlington is a city in northwestern Vermont, on the eastern shore of Lake Champlain, south of the Canadian border. Downtown, shops and restaurants line pedestrianized Church Street Marketplace. North of downtown, the Ethan Allen Homestead Museum is a former home of the Revolutionary War hero. The vast Shelburne Museum, south of the city, houses American folk and decorative art in a collection of historic buildings.

1. Sterling Ridge Resort 3* – Gay Friendly Resorts Vermont

Sterling Ridge Resort
Sterling Ridge Resort

Located on 360 acres, this Vermont resort boasts an on-site lake and scenic mountain views. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the property. Mount Mansfield skiing is 15 minutes’ drive away.

Each cabin at Sterling Ridge Resort features a fully equipped kitchen and cable TV. Decorated in wood paneling, the cabins have a bathroom and a sofa. Select accommodations have a fireplace or a spa bath.

The Jefferson, Vermont Sterling Ridge has a games room with billiards and an outdoor seasonal pool. Fishing and hiking are available at the resort. A gift shop sells locally made souvenirs.

Overlooking Mount Mansfield, this resort comprising log cabins is set on 360 wooded acres, and is 4 miles from the ski slopes of Smugglers’ Notch Resort.

Wood-paneled, 1- to 3-bedroom cabins with country furnishings feature cable TV, DVD players and Wi-Fi access, as well as kitchens and living rooms with pull-out couches. All also have covered porches, charcoal grills and picnic tables.

There’s a seasonal outdoor hot tub and a pool, as well as access to cross country ski, mountain and hiking trails. Canoe and kayak tours can be arranged (surcharge).

East of Burlington and a short drive from Stowe, Vermont is Sterling Ridge Resort in Jeffersonville. This quaint cabin resort, once an 8 room Inn, now includes 362 acres, 24 log cabins, and 2 larger houses. All cabins and houses are equipped with full kitchen, free WiFi, grill, fire pit and much more. Get active right outside your door with access to walking trails on property and hiking trails nearby in Smugglers’ Notch or just enjoy the outdoors relaxing on your very own covered porch. The property also boasts a large pond – perfect for paddling or fishing and an outdoor heated pool in the summer months.
Wow! What can I say…this was my first time here and it certainly won’t be my last. Check in was easy—curbside. The place is very clean and the views are gorgeous. We had a studio cabin and it was quite beautiful and cozy with a nice view of the pond. It had a full kitchen too which we took advantage of during our stay. DVDs are available in the main office too which you can take and bring back after you finish watching them.
 I was very impressed with how clean and tidy the cabin was. The beds were very comfortable and each bedroom had its own AC. I slept great. I liked how the kitchen was fully stocked with plates, cups, cooking utensils, silverware, dish soap, etc. In the kitchen, I also noticed that there was a plug on the wall that omitted a quiet buzzing sound. I think it was to keep the bugs away from the kitchen, which I really liked! It is buggy in Vermont! There were lots of bees and moths outside of our cabin during the daytime/evening hours, so “bee” warned. We loved having a full sized fridge, especially since we did a lot of our own meals/cooking.

I liked how the front office had towels, toilet paper, and other essentials you may need during your stay. There is no maid service here. You can exchange your own towels, too. The pool and lawn games looked very nice but we did not get a chance to use them. They had a good DVD selection at the front office, too, as well as some puzzles/small games.

A short drive from Stowe and other area activities.

Overall, we had a nice quiet stay and I would recommend this property to anyone who is visiting the area. It would be cool to stay there in the winter.

Gay Friendly Hotels Vermont
Gay Friendly Hotels Vermont

How much does a room costs at Sterling Ridge Resort?

Prices start 130$/night for Studio Cabin. The One-Bedroom Cottage is 170$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

This cottage has a spa bath, full kitchen, and wood burning stove.

Where to book online – Sterling Ridge Resort –  Gay Friendly Hotels Vermont – you can find the best hotels deals in Vermont during Bennington’s GarlicFest which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Vermont on Booking.comor  Agoda.comor Hotels.comand see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


2. Green Mountain Suites Hotel 3* – Gay Friendly Hotels Burlington VT

Green Mountain Suites Hotel
Green Mountain Suites Hotel

Featuring an on-site restaurant that serves a Vermont-style breakfast each morningGreen Mountain Suites Hotel is located in South Burlington. WiFi access is available free of charge for guests.

A full kitchen with a dishwasher is included in each suite at the hotel. A flat-screen TV, a sofa and a dining area with dining table are also offered. Each en suite bathroom features a hairdryer.

An indoor pool and a hot tub are available for guests at Hotel Green Mountain Suites, which offers an on-site fitness centre as well. Guests can unwind after a long day with a drink at the hotel’s bar, which serves local craft beer.

Set off I-89 and 3.5 miles from Lake Champlain, this all-suite, upscale hotel occupies a 3-story clapboard property.

The warm 1- and 2-bedroom suites all include full kitchens, dining areas and living rooms, and have flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi and coffeemakers. Upgraded suites add whirlpool tubs and fireplaces.

Complimentary hot breakfast is provided, and there are evening receptions with wine, beer and food. There’s an indoor pool and hot tub, as well as an exercise room and a business center. There’s also a courtyard BBQ area with a fire pit.

Experience all the charm of a Boutique Vermont Country Inn. Green Mountain Suites Hotel has been recognized by savvy travelers from all corners of the globe for award winning service, premium amenities and impeccable accommodations. As the only independent all-suite Hotel in the Burlington area, we are proud to offer our guests a truly genuine Vermont experience that is second to none. Each finely appointed one- and two-bedroom suite features a fully equipped kitchen, spacious living room and separate bedroom(s).
Our Fireplace and Jacuzzi suites are popular with guests looking for something a little more special during their stay with us. Each morning, wake up to our Fireside Breakfast, where you’ll find delicious omelets, Vermont-inspired Quiche, maple sausage, bacon, pancakes, and healthy options including a yogurt bar, fresh fruit, oatmeal, and much more. Each weeknight, wind down after a long day at our popular Fireside Reception, with a selection of domestic and local craft beers and wines, paired with a delicious meal. Other featured amenities include WIFI, Exercise Facility, Fire Pit & Barbecue Courtyard and indoor Swimming Pool & Jacuzzi. All premium amenities and services are included at no additional charge.
Included Breakfast, evening meal with drinks on weekdays, coffee 24/7, free WiFi and parking, great location in terms of ready access to local bookstore/shopping/restaurants or to downtown Burlington, 30 min drive to Waterbury/Stowe ski areas, 15 mins to Shelburne, 2 hrs to Montreal via scenic Champaign Islands and the frozen lake set against the mountains.
The location is convenient to downtown Burlington. The breakfast was better than most and they serve coffee all day. The lounge area is very pleasant ahd the grounds were clean as was the room.
The location, room and staff were excellent and have used this hotel for the past three years. Would recommend it to anyone travelling to northern VT. It was a short ride to all the locations I needed to be and very close to downtown Burlington.
We discovered Green Mountain Suites over ten years ago and have been regulars ever since. It feels like coming home.
It is a wonderful place to stay in Burlington for so many reasons – the friendly staff, the lovely accommodations, the great value with a full breakfast every day and supper (Monday – Thursday) which includes free wine and beer at happy hour, great pool and workout center…. to say nothing of the really comfortable beds and linens.
Great place to stay! I enjoyed the pool and hot tub and the breakfast was great! I would recommend it to anyone coming to Burlington. I enjoyed the big stone fireplace with the feeling of a mountain lodge! Also, the anytime Vermont coffee and tea stand in the lobby was wonderful! It was like coming home to a comfortable apartment with everything you need.
Gay Friendly Hotels Burlington
Gay Friendly Hotels Burlington

How much does a room costs at Green Mountain Suites Hotel?

Prices start 150$/night for King One-Bedroom Suite. The King One-Bedroom Suite – Fireplace
is 170$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

Featuring a fireplace and a city view, this suite offers a full kitchen with dishwasher and a flat-screen TV.

Where to book online – Green Mountain Suites Hotel –  Gay Friendly Hotels Burlington – you can find the best hotels deals in Burlington during Bennington’s GarlicFest which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Burlington on Booking.comor  Agoda.comor and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


 3. Mountain Meadows Lodge 3* – Gay Friendly Hotels Killington Vermont

Mountain Meadows Lodge
Mountain Meadows Lodge

Set in Killington, 3.7 miles from Killington Mountain, Mountain Meadows Lodge offers accommodation with a restaurant, free private parking, a bar and a garden. All rooms boast a flat-screen TV with cable channels and a private bathroom. The air-conditioned rooms provide a mountain view and come with a wardrobe and free WiFi.

All guest rooms will provide guests with a fridge.

Buffet and American breakfast options are available every morning at the hotel.

Mountain Meadows Lodge offers a terrace.

Mountain Meadows Lodge is a lakeside retreat hotel on the shores of Kent Pond in Killington, Vermont. Idyllically situated for destination events, Mountain Meadows Lodge has hosted country weddings for over 30 years. Nearby activities include hiking, mountain biking, fishing, golfing, and skiing. A renowned alpine leisure centre, stage on the Appalachian Way, family hotel and sought-after wedding destination, Mountain Meadows Lodge is now under new ownership. It is also benefiting from an intuitively-sensitive renovation that celebrates its original features whilst transforming it into a 26-room boutique hotel.

Mountain Meadows Lodge is a favorite Vermont Country Lodge in Killington known for great dining, family-friendly lodging and travel, Vermont weddings, New England wedding receptions, family reunions, business meetings and retreats – in any season. Located on the Appalachian Trail (AT) and Kent Pond in Killington, surrounded by National Forest and State Park lands, our history-rich, environmentally-friendly, lakeside resort is tucked away in a quiet and serene corner of this small New England town. Mountain Meadows Lodge boasts a sauna, hot-tub, enormous fireplace, game room and loads of other amenities.
Farm animals wander the property for the kids to pet and feed and visit including Charlie the pygmy goat, and Alex the Shetland pony. You can enjoy cross-country skiing, hiking, boating, fishing, fly fishing instruction, sledding, snowshoeing right on the property; alpine skiing only minutes away at Pico-Killington, sleigh & carriage rides, golf, snowmobiling, rock climbing, disc golf, bike touring, and mountain biking nearby, and loads of other activities.
Just a beautiful Vermont location with such rustic charm! We stayed for 2 nights and found the accommodations to be lovely and the staff very warm and welcoming. Great breakfasts! While it snowed we enjoyed the view and our coffee and scones by the roaring fire in the beautiful stone fireplace.
The Mountain Meadows Lodge is such a great place to stay. We have had the pleasure to go there for multiple years for a ski trip/ winter and it is a home away from home. A very welcoming place, ;staff are wonderful, accommodations are clean and well maintained. They can connect you to so many amenities and their location to Killington and Pico are second to none. Would love to see this place in the summer as the hiking must be great.
Gay Friendly Hotels Vermont
Gay Friendly Hotels Vermont

How much does a room costs at Mountain Meadows Lodge?

Prices start 99$/night for King Room with Mountain View. The Deluxe King Room is 155$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

This double room features a cable TV and air conditioning.

Where to book online – Mountain Meadows Lodge –  Gay Friendly Hotels Killington – you can find the best hotels deals in Killington during Bennington’s GarlicFest which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Killington on  or  or and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.

by Sorin

Sorin is a freelance travel writer. He is an experienced travel writer and traveller. Since 2012 he explored more than 60 countries on 4 continents: Asia, Europe, Africa and North America. Currently is based in Romania after spending the last 7 years in Myanmar.