As nature's celestial spectacle approaches, anticipation builds for the highly anticipated total solar eclipse in April 2024. Burlington, Vermont, finds itself in the path of totality, offering residents and visitors an extraordinary opportunity to witness this awe-inspiring event. If you're planning to experience the eclipse in Burlington, it's essential to secure the perfect accommodation for an unforgettable stay. In this blog post, we'll explore the best places to stay in Burlington for the April 2024 solar eclipse, ensuring you have both comfort and optimal viewing locations at your fingertips.


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lake champlain with moon rising

Burlington is nestled on the picturesque shores of Lake Champlain, providing an enchanting backdrop for eclipse enthusiasts. Consider booking a lakeside retreat, such as the renowned Inn at Shelburne Farms or the Shore Acres Inn & Restaurant, offering stunning views and convenient access to eclipse viewing spots. Wake up to the soothing sounds of the lake, and prepare for a celestial spectacle like no other.


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For those seeking a vibrant and lively atmosphere, downtown Burlington offers an array of charming accommodations. The Hotel Vermont, blends rustic elegance and modern amenities, providing a comfortable and stylish stay. Alternatively, explore some of Burlington's downtown hotels like the Hilton Burlington, Courtyard Burlington Harbor, or the Hilton Garden Inn Burlington.  Each of which is ideally located near downtown's lively restaurants, shops, and cafes. Immerse yourself in the city's lively ambiance while still being within reach of prime eclipse viewing areas.


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The Gardens of the Burlington Blind Tiger

Indulge in the warm hospitality and cozy charm of Burlington's bed and breakfast establishments. Discover the elegance of the new Blind Tiger Burlington, nestled amidst the hillside of Burlington. Experience personalized service and delightful accommodations at the Lang House on Main Street, offering a convenient location near the city's vibrant downtown. 


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The Essex Resort

If you prefer a more secluded experience surrounded by nature's beauty, consider staying at one of the idyllic retreats just outside Burlington. The Essex Resort & Spa, located in the peaceful hillsides of Essex, VT, offers a tranquil oasis with breathtaking views. While local Campgrounds and Marinas provide a unique camping experience, allowing you to immerse yourself in the outdoors while staying close to Burlington. Embrace the tranquility of these nature retreats while relishing the eclipse's natural wonders.


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For larger groups or families, vacation rentals offer a perfect blend of space, privacy, and convenience. Explore platforms like Airbnb or VRBO to find a wide range of options, from cozy cabins nestled in the woods to spacious lakeside homes. Renting a vacation home ensures you have ample room to relax and enjoy the eclipse experience with your loved ones, creating cherished memories that will last a lifetime.

As the April 2024 solar eclipse approaches, Burlington, Vermont, stands ready to welcome avid eclipse watchers with open arms. Whether you prefer lakeside serenity, downtown charm, cozy bed and breakfasts, nature retreats, or vacation rentals, Burlington offers an array of accommodations to suit every preference. Plan ahead, secure your ideal lodging, and get ready to witness the breathtaking spectacle of the solar eclipse in one of Vermont's most captivating cities. Prepare to be awe-inspired as the celestial dance unfolds above, creating a memory that will forever be etched in your mind and heart.

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