A natural gap at the foot of Mount Mansfield, the Notch earned its name when Canadian goods were smuggled into New England, prompting the Jefferson Embargo Act of 1808. In the early days it was merely a footpath and horse trail. The first carriage road was built in 1894 and the auto road in 1918. Still narrow, hilly and winding, the road is open only to car traffic and offers many unique rock formations and scenic vistas.
During the winter months the Notch is closed to car traffic and used for recreational snow sports, including hiking and cross country skiing. If you’re looking for a vacation rental to stay in after partaking in all these fun activities, then click here to book yours today! We have a large portfolio of properties, including the Adams Mill Cottage, the perfect one-bedroom rental.