Instead of freezing in your car at night, a hostel may provide for cheap accomodations and perhaps a recommendation on where you could earn some $$$ even for a short stay, that would pay your room, food and a couple of beers...
The website http://members.aol.com/thlodge/vthostel.htm had some great information, below is some of the material from it, and frankly, a youth hostel in VT is as close as you will get to being in Europe on the cheap...
The Trojan Horse Lodge(802) firstname.lastname@example.org
44 Andover St., Ludlow VT 05149
open year round (except April)18 bedsrates $18 - $23 pp
Located in central Vermont in the heart of the Black River Valley. Year round sports activities. Calvin Coolidge Homestead, Okemo Mountain Ski Area, Hiking, Biking, Cross-country Skiing.
Greenwood Lodge(802) 422-2547 email@example.com
PO Box 246, Bennington VT 05201
open May thru October20 bedsrates S$22 pp
In Southern Vermont, 8 miles East of historic Bennington. Near the Appalachian Trail. There are a scenic 120 acres available for your adventuring. Hiking, Biking, Swimming, Boating. In the Barn of a small working farm in the hills of Northern Vermont. A quiet hostel with excellent hiking and cycling opportunities.
Capitol Home Hostel(802) 223-2104
open year round by reservation3 bedsrates $10 - $15 pp
RD 1 Box 270, Montpelier VT 05602
In Vermont's State Capitol. Also near State Parks and the granite quaries.
Mrs. Farrell's Home Hostel (802) 865-3730
open year round by reservation6 bedsrates $15 - $18 pp
In the busy college town there are a vast variety of social and cultural events. Swimming, cycling, and some awsome sunsets over the lake.
Stowe Bound Lodge(802)253-4515
open year round12 bedsrates ?? pp
On a sheep farm in Northern Vermont. Skiing, Hiking. Close to Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream factory.
Covered Bridge Home Hostel(802)388-0401
call for reservations and directions
open year round8 bedsrates $14
White River Junction
The Hotel Coolidge(802) firstname.lastname@example.org
17 South Main St., White River Junction, VT 05001
open year round 26 bedsrates $19 - $29 pp
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He and his family lived in the house on the now, Toll Road, that has a ski-jumper on the chimney. Said he could ski into his backyard.
If you hit Burke on a clear day, the view out to Wiloughby is spectacular, and rivals any other view in the North East.
When you drive up, dont take the Jersey Turnpike or go through NY, the tolls are expensive.
From DC take 95 to baltimore, then 83 to harrisburg, get on 81 to Scranton , and then take 84 across to 91. Total toll charge is 1 dollar (rather than 20 something). THere's rarely any traffic, but it is 45 minutes slower. Having said that often you will save time because there is always traffic on 95 through Jersey
1. Magic Mtn. @ 30.00
2. Sugarbush Mtn @ 35.00
3. Jay @ 30.00
cant go wrong
Like the guys below, VT is full of Low $ motels.