New York-based charter operator Wings Air Helicopters and Reading Farms Estate join forces to create the ultimate family getaway in the heart of the Green Mountains of Vermont. For those looking to minimize the stress of travel, especially with young children, Wings Air’s state-of-the-art helicopters can fly the 260-mile, normally 5-hour trip between New York City and the charming village of Reading, Vermont in just 2 hours. (Helicopters land on the estate.) Helicopters can carry 2-6 passengers plus luggage and are equipped with various in-flight comforts from noise-cancelling BOSE headsets to magazines for the passengers’ enjoyment.
The secluded, access-controlled Reading Farms Estate is located at the end of a one-mile long private driveway gracefully winding through a beautiful forest to open fields ending at the 18thcentury brick farmhouse enhanced by 21st century additions. An old-World European influenced style courtyard entrance welcomes arrivals with access to the main house, guest suites and formal gardens. The property also includes a library, formal living room, family room, gourmet kitchen, 12-16 bedrooms, 10-13 bathrooms, arcade game room, theatre, gym, entertainment barn and pool. Reading Farms Estate is conveniently located minutes from Woodstock, Vermont and situated perfectly between two of Vermont's best ski mountains, Killington and Okemo Mountain Resorts. The area is rich with wonderful shops and restaurants, hiking and biking trails, theater and music performances at nearby Dartmouth College and a variety of activities offered to young and experienced riders by The Green Mountain Horse Association.
Rates start from $18,715 for 2-4 guests and include roundtrip helicopter transportation to/from Manhattan; one night stay, breakfast, lunch, dinner and turn down service or morning refresh of the room. Other amenities can be chosen and added to the package such as a private chef or ground transportation for local touring. Helicopter service also available from other locations in the Northeast (rates will vary).