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Vermont on the Cheap Without a Car

Planet Earth
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Vermont on the Cheap Without a Car

Hello,

I will be staying in Middlebury this summer, but after I finish there, I would like to stay somewhere out in the country to relax and enjoy nature, I want to be near hiking trails or something of the sort. I don't have a car or a driving license, so i will need to rely on buses or trains. I would like to stay somewhere cheap, like a hostel, but it needs to be accessible by public transportation. I need a private room for two people and can't pay more than $40 a night. Is there anywhere that is suitable for me, both affordable and accessible?

Many thanks.

Connecticut
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1. Re: Vermont on the Cheap Without a Car

Are you in Middlebury for the foreign language program or the bread loaf writing program? As for getting around Vermont--a bike would be a great way to get around as long as you are fit--the mountains can be tough. There are busses--Vermont Transit ( they have a web site and are also connected with greyhound bus I think) goes all over the state but you need to plan your route carefully. Try these sites as well.

http://www.cctaride.org/main.php

this site seems to have a lot of info---http://www.apta.com/links/state_local/vt.cfm

Good luck.

Planet Earth
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2. Re: Vermont on the Cheap Without a Car

Hey aedrbf,

I'll be in Middlebury for the foreign language program. I've been liviing and traveling in the 3rd world for quite a while now that I just so used to worrying about prices of transportation and hotels, but back home in the US is another story. At least there is some form of cheap transportation, in so many places in the US, one absolutely must have a car to move around. As for accommodations, it seems that there are no more youth hostels there, is there anything somewhat reasonable there?

Thanks

Posted on: 6:16 pm, yesterday

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Are you in Middlebury for the foreign language program or the bread loaf writing program? As for getting around Vermont--a bike would be a great way to get around as long as you are fit--the mountains can be tough. There are busses--Vermont Transit ( they have a web site and are also connected with greyhound bus I think) goes all over the state but you need to plan your route carefully. Try these sites as well.

http://www.cctaride.org/main.php

this site seems to have a lot of info---http://www.apta.com/links/state_local/vt.cfm

Good luck

Connecticut
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714 posts
151 reviews
3. Re: Vermont on the Cheap Without a Car

Middlebury's program is wonderful--or so I hear. Our daughter will be a freshman there in the fall wanting to study languages in college. I am not familiar with many places to stay as I stay with family in Rutland but try these sites------

http://www.hostels.com/en/us.vt.html

http://members.aol.com/thlodge/vthostel.htm

www.hostelz.com/hostels-in/USA/Vermont

Also google "hostels vermont" and you should get more sites.

Good luck

4. Re: Vermont on the Cheap Without a Car

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