747 Killington Road, Killington Vermont 05751
The Rivershed is located at 747 Killington Road, Killington, Vermont. The paved parking lot does not have any accessible spaces.
The street-level, single door leads to the welcome area. There is ample space to navigate. Seating is at booths, or high-top tables. The full-height bar area has high-top tables.
Two, large, single-occupancy, accessible restrooms have accessible sinks and baby-changing facilities.
- Attraction Type: dining
Number of handicapped spaces: none
Surface of lot: paved?
Distance to venue: close
Transportation to venue offered: na
Terrain: relatively flat
Places to rest: na
Paths and walkways: paved
Location of handicapped entrance: main entrance
Doors: street-level, single door
Number of floors: 1
Ramps: slight inclines between some of the dining areas
Steps and staircases: na
Width of aisles: ample space to navigate
Places to sit: booths, high - top tables, full-height bar
Location of restrooms: in hallway near front of restaurant
Type of restroom: two, large, accessible, single-occupancy restrooms, with accessible sinks and baby-changing stations
Ease of entry and exit: ok
Baby changing station: yes
Friendliness of staff: very pleasant and helpful
As we headed up the access road the last time we came to Killington, we noticed that the building that had been home to Peppino’s Italian Restaurant, was being renovated. Upon investigation, we found out that a new venue, The Rivershed, was only days away from opening.
Today, we discovered that The Rivershed was open for business. Since it seemed like a good time for an early dinner, we decided to give it a try (if it wasn’t too busy and we could be away from others). There was no need to worry as there was only one other family dining.
The location is one of four in a group that is “…inspired by the owner’s (Kara Tondorf) love for the food, music and culture in Nashville… Their specialty items are burgers, tacos, barbecue, and craft beer. ” (website)
We parked in what we think is a paved lot (with the snow underfoot, we couldn’t be sure. We did not notice any accessible spaces. The street-level, single door led to a small entryway and then the welcome area, where there are two benches, just in case you have to wait!
A lovely young woman asked if we preferred a booth or high top table. As we walked toward the wooden booth I noticed that there are not any regular height tables. This might present a problem for someone with a mobility challenge, who cannot manage a high table or a booth. Aisles throughout provide ample space for navigation. Take note that there are several connections from one area to another that have slight inclines to them. The restaurant is divided into several dining areas, as well as the bar/entertainment section. There is a large, full-height bar, as well as a number of high-top tables. The “band area” is located at one end of this space. It seems to have a cozy feel.
Our server was very friendly and attentive, making sure all was OK with us. The smash burger was delicious, the fries perfectly done. Pulled pork tacos were excellent as well. On our way out, we checked with the other diners, who told us that their food was terrific as well. Based on this somewhat small survey, we think everything else is probably just as good. We will be back to try some of the other offerings!
Two, large, accessible, single-occupancy restrooms are located in a wide hallway near the front of the building. Accessible sinks and baby-changing facilities make the restrooms quite nice.
Rivershed’s website states that their “…goal is to create a comfortable, casual, fun experience with excellent quality food and drink.” We think they are achieving their goal. Having pleasant service is a real plus!
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