Vermont's foliage season usually begins during early or mid-September and extends into late October. The magic moment of the 'best' foliage can be found at many different times and places as the season progresses.
Make reservations well in advance - especially if you plan to visit on a weekend.
The first two weekends of October are the state's busiest of the year. Book these dates as early as possible.
Consider a multi-night stay in a resort area with day trips to surrounding sites and attractions.
Book mid-week. Properties that fill up on weekends often have vacancies during the week.
If you do not make advance reservations, the Vermont Lodging and Hospitality Council recommends securing a room by 4 p.m. each day. During the foliage season Vermont resort areas have ample lodging facilities, including inns, hotels and condominiums. Lodging will often be available at these areas when beds are filled in some of the larger towns.
Contact lodging bureaus at major resort areas and local chambers of commerce for the latest information on availability.