We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Mount Equinox

1A St Bruno Dr, Arlington, VT 05250-9505
+1 802-362-1114
Website
Share
Save
Review Highlights
Beautiful Views...Ugly Price

Nice tourist attraction with beautiful views, but the price for the experience was as steep as Mt... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Kristin M
via mobile
A little too "divine" for my taste....

I'll be upfront. I'm not a person of faith. Just the opposite in fact. And upon entering the toll... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
LeeKwasaborski
,
Chicago, Illinois
Read all 208 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
Drive this scenic mountain which is also used as a outdoor classroom for the study of various species of plants and animals. At 5.2 miles, the Mount Equinox Skyline Drive is the longest privately owned paved toll road in the U.S. Those who prefer to hike can pick up a trail map at the Toll House. At the top of the mountain is our new Saint Bruno Scenic Viewing Center packed with info about Equinox Mountain and the Carthusian Monks. The private property which is 7,000 acres is owned by the Carthusain monks. A cloistered order of Catholic monks. There is the Catholic gift shop at the bottom of the mountain and also souvenirs from your trip.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“toll road” (16 reviews)
“skyline drive” (12 reviews)
“viewing center” (10 reviews)
LOCATION
1A St Bruno Dr, Arlington, VT 05250-9505
CONTACT
Website
+1 802-362-1114
Write a ReviewReviews (208)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"toll road"
in 16 reviews
"skyline drive"
in 12 reviews
"viewing center"
in 10 reviews
"hairpin turns"
in 7 reviews
"coming down"
in 5 reviews
"picnic tables"
in 10 reviews
"new hampshire"
in 8 reviews
"highest peak"
in 4 reviews
"mile drive"
in 7 reviews
"hiking trails"
in 9 reviews
"visitor's center"
in 6 reviews
"low gear"
in 6 reviews
"toll house"
in 6 reviews
"peaceful feeling"
in 2 reviews
"hard hike"
in 2 reviews
"blue trail"
in 3 reviews
"west union"
in 2 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 198 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice tourist attraction with beautiful views, but the price for the experience was as steep as Mt. Equinox at $20/car plus $5 for each passenger. At least my husband and I were able to redeem the $2 off coupon we found in the online ad,...More

Thank Kristin M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'll be upfront. I'm not a person of faith. Just the opposite in fact. And upon entering the toll house, you get hit with religious themed souvenirs and scripture. I get it that this is a private attraction. But it's a little disingenuous to not...More

Thank LeeKwasaborski
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While visiting the Hildene Mansion in Manchester, Vermont we were taking in the view (we are talking one of the prettiest valleys surrounded by towering green mountains) when we noticed what looked like a car moving high up in Mt. Equinox. A little while later...More

Thank jckelly4
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice drive. No scary drop off sections, though very steep. Try not to brake all the way down. We saw a porcupine from the car. The overlook on the way u is good. The overlook at the top of the road does not give a...More

Thank RobertColumbus_OH
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Mount Equinox is pretty much a one-of-a-kind place when you consider that there are many mountains to ascend with scenic views, but not too many with the world's shortest paved toll road and a Catholic visitors' center on top. The Carthusian monks, whose monastery is...More

2  Thank sullific
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 30 May 2018

My husband and I, along with our three dogs, hiked to the summit of Mount Equinox. The trailhead is located on the outskirts of Manchester and is fairly easy to find (it's just behind the Burr & Burton Academy). The hike itself is quite challenging!...More

2  Thank Ashton S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 2 May 2018

This scenic drive is simply awesome during fall season. You will get so many picture opportunities once you reach the top. Good place for people who like hiking. There is a gift shop at the starting point of the drive.

Thank Ravindra V
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 3 March 2018

Drive to the top of Equinox Mountain in your own car! Once you get to the top you can enjoy a Beautiful View of Vermont. Hiking trails with great views on the topof the mountain. Nice gift shop..

1  Thank MadisonCTBob
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 14 November 2017

The drive up the Skyline Drive is not hard, just needs a little care in some steep parts is all. The view at the top is worth the money.

Thank Frasbo
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

I’ve been here 3 times. Every time during “open” hours of operation. No one has ever been at the toll house. All 3 times ( separate times of the year) there have been other cars full of of confused and angry people trying unsuccessfully to...More

Thank Anthony D
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all Arlington Hotels
Weathervane Motel
80 reviews
4.48 km away
Candlelight Motel
32 reviews
5.77 km away
The Equinox, A Luxury Collection Golf Resort & Spa
1,473 reviews
6.09 km away
The Reluctant Panther Inn & Restaurant
362 reviews
6.23 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Jonathon's Table
161 reviews
5.95 km away
Silver Fork
577 reviews
6.97 km away
Chauncey's Family Dining
135 reviews
5.07 km away
West Mountain Inn's Restaurant
32 reviews
6.96 km away
Nearby Attractions
Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home
1,092 reviews
4.81 km away
Equinox Preservation Trust
132 reviews
5.50 km away
Sugar Shack
77 reviews
5.93 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
joan w
13 October 2015|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from broadbeb111 | Reviewed this property |
We did the drive up to the top of My.Equnoix but did not go to the Equinox hotel to eat. No food at the top but great views.
0
Votes
Membership_Slide_Up_Placement_on_Attraction_Review
Get 10% off your next tour or activity booking.
Valid for new TripAdvisor sign-ups only.
Join TripAdvisor