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How Can Hotels Win Over Outdoorsy Millennials? With Halfpipes and Fire Pits.

AS A 20-SOMETHING adventurer—limber of spine but short on funds—David Russo spent years pitching his tent in bare-bones campgrounds while rock climbing across North America. But Russo, with a career in e-commerce for outdoor brands and upcoming climbing trips to Las Vegas and France, is no longer in his 20s.

Ski- and bike-focused lodge Madbush Falls opened in August within Vermont’s Mad River Valley, pairing locally sourced cuisine with equipment
rentals from an on-site gear shop.

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Madbush Falls Merges Biking, Beds and Booze

Jonny Adler jumped into the natural pool at the bottom of Madbush Falls on the last day of June 2021. He was visiting the property in the Mad River Valley with an interest in buying it. The day was hot; the water was super cold, but Adler swam for a while in the clear pool below the waterfall. When he got out, he had one thought: “I can’t buy this place just because this waterfall is so awesome.”

In fact, he had other reasons to take the plunge, and two months later he signed a contract to purchase the 20-acre property for $1.5 million, Adler said. The deal closed in November 2021.

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Waitsfield’s Madbush Falls Fuels the Outdoor Crowd

My 26-year-old son needed no convincing to head to Madbush Falls in Waitsfield for a brunch and mountain biking excursion when he and his girlfriend visited recently from Brooklyn.

“I’m so in!!” Alex texted.

He will be equally enthusiastic when stick season eventually turns to winter and he can make a pit stop at Madbush en route to Sugarbush, his favorite local snowboarding destination. Once snow starts falling, the meal will most likely be an après-piste visit — as the Madbush menu calls it — for a fried chicken sandwich drizzled with spiced chile oil or honey-cumin cauliflower topped with walnuts and feta, paired with a beer such as Lucy & Howe Brewing‘s Penguins at the Rock Show brewed in Jericho.

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Biking and skiing adventures await at Vermont's Madbush Falls

Avid and aspiring mountain bikers will be stoked to hear about Madbush Falls, a new bike and ski-centered basecamp that opened this summer in Vermont’s Green Mountains. The 20-acre property has all a mountain or gravel biker needs, with a world-class trail network, 75-seat restaurant, bar, bike and ski shop, guiding center, and 20-room lodge. Oh, and a waterfall and swimming hole. Come winter, biking gives way to skiing. You might never want to leave.

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WAITSFIELD ― It’s primarily a restaurant/bar. But a new place in the Mad River Valley that’s tapping into Vermont’s growing mountain-biking crowd with access to trails, a place to stay and an in-house bike shop is also striving to be much more than that.
Madbush Falls (a portmanteau from the two surrounding ski areas, Mad River Glen and Sugarbush Resort) is just off Vermont 100 south of Waitsfield. The restaurant/bar, which seats 58 inside and 50 outside, and the attached shop, Riders Outpost, opened Aug. 2. A dozen of the hotel’s rooms, or about half, are open, with the full complement due to be ready Sept. 15. (Madbush Falls also provides 10 glamping-style tents.)

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