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Welcome to the Golden Lion Riverside Inn

We are pleased to offer you lodging in our riverside inn at the foot of the Sugarbush ski slope access road. We are also just a few miles from Mad River Glen ski area. The Golden Lion has modern motel accommodations with the warmth and hospitality of a country inn. We combine New England charm and country hospitality to produce a special quality of service that has become our trademark. Click here to see why we believe that we are the best value in the Mad River Valley.

Spacious rooms include air conditioning, cable TV, shower/ bath, telephones, and daily housekeeping. We also offer efficiency units with kitchenettes for families and others who need a little more space, or plan longer stays.

Enjoy our outdoor hot tub throughout the year, and in warmer months, our wonderful outdoor space with its trees, its grassy play areas and its private riverside beach. For summer guests, we also have air-conditioning for those rare days when the weather in Vermont turns hot. We hope to offer the best value in the Valley during any season. Route 100, Warren Vermont. We are the best location to ski at Sugarbush or Mad River Glen, the closest lodging to Yestermorrow, and convenient for all local hiking and outdoor activities, as well as events such as the Mad Rally, the Vermont Stage Race, and the Century Ride.

The Mad River Valley in the heart of Vermont is renowned for its secluded swimming holes, scenic bike paths, hiking trails, ski slopes, friendly people, comfortable accommodations and superb food.


We have several different types of accommodations.

Standard Rooms

The motel side offers rooms with outside entrance, private bath, cable TV, and telephone. Five of our rooms have one queen size bed, five have two double beds.

Standard Queen
Standard Double

We have three efficiency-style units, ideal for longer stays or larger groups.

The Fireplace Efficiency has 1 double bed and one bunk bed with a double on the bottom and a single bed above. It is equipped for cooking with a kitchenette including stove, microwave, toaster oven, small refrigerator and dining table. It sleeps five, with an option to include room #11 with a double and single beds for a larger group.

Fireplace Efficiency
Fireplace Efficiency
Fireplace Efficiency
The Riverside Efficiency

The Riverside Efficiency has 1 queen-sized bed and 2 double futon foldout couches. It is fully equipped for cooking with a kitchenette including stove, microwave, toaster oven, small refrigerator and dining table.

Riverside Efficiency, not pictured
The Skylight Efficiency

The Skylight Efficiency has one queen-sized bed, two single beds, and one double futon fold-out couch. It has a full kitchen including stove and oven, microwave, toaster oven, refrigerator and dining table. It sleeps up to six. It is the largest of the three standard efficiencies, but please note that it is up an additional flight of stairs and is a loft-like space.

Skylight Efficiency
Skylight Efficiency
Skylight Efficiency
The Brookside Apartment

The Brookside Apartment has a bedroom with two double beds, as well as a double bed foldout futon couch and a day bed with trundle, for a total of five separate beds. It has a full-sized kitchen, fully equipped for cooking, and has a dining room area with table. The Brookside enjoys a large common area with plenty of space for as many as eight friends or family members. It is our largest space, but if you need extra room, the adjacent room sixteen can be rented and combined with the Brookside, and will give an extra bedroom with queen-sized bed and a separate bathroom.

Important Note: We limit the number of guests in the Brookside to 6 during holiday periods for noise considerations, unless you rent the adjacent room #16 as well, which would allow you to sleep up to 10.

All rooms are fully non-smoking and there is a $100.00 fee for smoking in a non-smoking room.

Brookside Apartment
Brookside Apartment
Brookside Apartment


Spring/Summer/Late Fall Rates

4/4 to 5/23

Late Fall
10/19 to 11/25

5/24 to 9/25
8/29 to 8/31
Fall Foliage
9/26 to 10/18
Columbus Day Weekend
10/10 - 10/12
  Midweek Weekend Midweek Weekends   Midweek Weekends
Regular Rooms $76 $86 $89 $99 $129 $97 $119 $129
Fireplace Efficiency
Riverside Efficiency
Skylight Efficiency
(up to 6 People)

$92 $114 $99 $124 $169 $119 $159 $159
Brookside Apartment $99 $122 $109 $137 $199 $134 $189 $189

Winter Rates

Early Winter and Spring Skiing
11/26 - 12/18
03/29 - closing

Winter Holidays
12/14 - 1/03
2/13 - 2/15
President's Week Break
2/16 - 2/ 21
Winter Peak
12/19 - 03/28to 10/18
  Midweek Weekend     Midweek Weekends
Regular Rooms $82 $91 $152 $131 $96 $131
Fireplace Efficiency
Riverside Efficiency
Skylight Efficiency
(up to 6 People)

$99 $121 $199 $184 $119 $179
Brookside Apartment $109 $139 $229 $229 $136 $199

Regular room rates are per room based on double occupancy. Additional person ages 6-12 is $10 and 13 or older is $15. Rollaway cot is $5 per night.

Efficiencies and apartment are irrespective of number of guests.

Note: Martin Luther King Weekend will be normal weekend rates only, but that rate extends through Sunday night.

*Regular rooms have either two double beds (sleeps 4) or one queen-sized bed (sleeps 2)

*One efficiency with kitchenette has a queen size bed and two double futon couches and sleeps six people.

*One efficiency with kitchenette has a queen size bed a single bed and a double futon couch and sleeps five people.

*One efficiency with kitchenette has one double bed and one double / single bunk bed, corner fireplace and dining area. Sleeps five people. The adjoining room has one double and one single bed with bath can sleep 3 people. These rooms can be rented separately or together as a suite.

**The apartment with full kitchen, dining area and separate bedroom with two double beds and day bed and living room which has two double futon couches and sleeps up to eight (or six during holidays), or up to 10 total if you also rent adjacent room 16 with a separate queen-sized bed and a second bathroom.

We allow pets in certain rooms, subject to certain rules so that pets do not become a bother for other guests, and an $8 pet fee to account for extra cleaning and wear. There is ample space by the river for a romp or along the Kingsbury Bridge Greenway to walk down to see the beavers at the pond.

For best best lodging rates, Special Multi-day discount packages available by direct (phone or email) bookings only, call 1-802-496-3084 or email

More About Us

The Upper Property

The Golden Lion enjoys ample outside space. You can have a picnic down in the woods or set up on the upper lawn. The Kingsbury Greenway trail connects the far side of the property with a beaver pond. It's an easy hike of 30-40 minutes round trip. Very early morning or just before dusk is the best time to see beavers and other wildlife.

The Riverside Beach

The riverside is a great place to relax or just take a stroll. With its trees and the mountain rising on the other side of the river, you will feel as if you were in the middle of a great forest. Bring your lunch down to our picnic table. You can fish along the river here, or even take a dip in the swimming hole.

Children should not be left unattended down by the river. The river swells during the spring or after a big rainstorm and the water is almost irresistable to young children. Nevertheless, with a little caution, time spent along the riverside can be one of the most pleasant moments of your trip.

The Hot Tub

The Hot Tub is located outside on the deck adjacent to the lobby. It holds five people comfortably and is a welcome pleasure after a day on the the nearby slopes or trails. In fact any excuse will do. We keep the tub heated throughout the year as we enjoy using it ourselves.

Please check with us before using the tub as there are times and rules that must be adhered to in order to keep the tub available to all and above all, safe for our guests.