Gentle rolling hills, bucolic villages, picture perfect farms, apple orchards and of course foliage; Vermont is a place where to enjoy nature and a simple and authentic way of life.
It is also an ideal destination for active travellers any time of year, with hiking, boating, biking, Nordic and alpine skiing.
Burlington: set on the shores of Lake Champlain, a foodie destination with it farmers’ market and cheese that rivals with European ones, its typical New England pedestrian street, y lined with upscale boutiques and restaurants
Stowe: perfect picture village and alpine ski resort. A taste of Austria with the historic Trapp Family Lodge and a taste of America with Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Factory.
Placid waters of Lake Champlain ideal for sailing
Scenic drives through beautiful countryside roads, green pine forests, quaint villages and covered wooden bridges, stops in wineries specialized in ice wines, farms that produce creamy cheese or maple syrups, and chocolate factories, this is what Vermont is all about!
Then, of course, everything turns magic during the fall, the region is covered by a blanket of vivid colors, from gold to scarlet.
Explore its natural wonder: hike the Appalachian Trail, 2,100-mile trail with spectacular scenery, the beautiful waters of Lake Champlain and the lazy Connecticut river, scenic Nordic ski trails in the woods
Discover a rich and vibrant culture: historic homes, wooden covered bridges, the Shelburne Museum and typical 18th and 19th New England villages
For foodies, among the best farm to table restaurants in New England, maple syrup, amazing cheese, wild blueberries, hand make chocolates and of course Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream factory
For active travels, skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing hiking, fishing in the Green Mountains, boating on Lake Champlain, biking from one inn to another, and even dog sledding.
Visit some micro-breweries
Small-town breweries like Alchemist and Hill Farmstead make some world acclaimed beers but even if you stay in Burlington, you can find top beermakers. And if you prefer cider, this is not a problem either!
Lake Champlain Chocolates, the throwback Burlington Records and the Vermont Flannel Company.
Chocolate factory visits
Vermont is home to a thriving community of chocolatiers making indulgent truffles, decadent bars and innovative sweets.
Eat a farm to table meal in a water mill
Hen of the Wood is a rural legend since chef/co-owner Eric Warnstedt opened it in Waterbury 14 years ago.
Meet a ceramic artist
Tabbatha Henry designs very original porcelain lighting and sculpture.
Flavorful, cold hardy grapes like Frontenac, Marquette, and La Crescent are key ingredients to Vermont’s delectable wines. Dessert ice wines are not to be missed. These are made from grapes harvested after the arrival of winter, when the juice of the grapes is highly concentrated and super sweet.
Milk a Cow
In Shelburne Farms, a National Historic Landmark and watch cheesemakers create award-winning Cheddars from the milk of the farm’s Brown Swiss cows
Follow the wooden covered bridges road
Vermont is home to more than 100 covered bridges that date from 1820 (the original Pulp Mill Bridge across Otter Creek in Middlebury), with most constructed during the mid and late 19th Century
Whether you’re fishing a Lake Champlain bay, or a smaller body of water that is found off the beaten path, ice fishing is a fun way to enjoy the outdoors during the cold winter months
RECOMMENDED HOTELS & INNS
The Hotel Vermont***
Best hotel in Burlington, ideal for families as they offer family suites.
Its interior and 125 rooms, most with lake views, combine clean Scandinavian lines with rusticity. The building materials, art and products are primarily local, and the restaurant Juniper features local fare and Vermont beers
Green Mountain Inn***
Nestled in the centre of historic Stowe, Vermont, this hotel features a sauna, massage therapy services and afternoon tea. Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream Factory is 14.1 km away.
Each room is decorated in Vermont hand-crafted furnishings at the Green Mountain Inn. Cable TV is provided along with free Wi-Fi and coffee facilities.
Whip Bar & Grill features local farm produce and New England microbrews on tap in a casual atmosphere. The Main Street Dining Room serves Vermont Country Breakfast and afternoon Tea and Cookies daily in a traditional New England ambience.
Mountain Green Inn boasts a state-of-the-art gym. Guests can also relax in the year-round outdoor heated pool
The Lodge at Spruce Peak*****
The Lodge at Spruce Peak has transformed the local hotel scene. Guests can borrow from its Mercedes fleet, and each of the 312 rooms comes with a gas fireplace and a private balcony. Design hotel with floor-to-ceiling windows, stainless-steel kitchen appliances, and bamboo sheets and robes. The spacious restaurant, Solstice, makes use of locally sourced meats and produce (and offers a tasty flight of Vermont microbrews). Après-ski means a visit to the 21,000-square-foot spa
Topnotch Resort & Spa****
In the centre of Vermont’s Green Mountains, nestled on 120 acres of forests, this resort and spa provides endless leisure activities, gourmet dining and easy access to top-rated ski trails.
On-site at the Topnotch Resort, guests can also enjoy access to indoor and outdoor swimming pools and modern tennis facilities. The resort also boasts a full-service spa, offering a variety of massages and facial treatments as well as on-site boutiques.
Flannel restaurant is located at Topnotch and features an organic menu created with fresh, local ingredients. Guests can also enjoy free tea and biscuits in the afternoon along with 24-hour room service. The Roost serves pub fare, signature cocktails, and a fireplace seating area
Trapp Family Lodge****
A Little of Austria…A Lot of Vermont! Situated on 2,500 acres in beautiful Stowe, Vermont, Trapp Family Lodge (yes…that von Trapp family) is a unique mountain resort featuring Austrian-inspired architecture and European-style accommodations.
The Lodge offers stunning mountain views, old-world comforts, and impeccable service, along with activities for every season. In the area surrounding the Trapp Family Lodge, guests can easily discover cross-country skiing trails, local wineries and scenic hiking paths. Wine and beer enthusiasts also have a place to experience new flavors: The Wine Cellar and von Trapp Brewing, serving only the best wines and lagers brewed onsite in a state-of-the-art facility
The Woodstock Inn & Resort*****
This Vermont inn is located in the Village Green, which offers shopping and dining. The Woodstock Inn features a full service spa and spacious rooms with flat-screen TVs.
Guestrooms at The Woodstock Inn & Resort have organic bath products in the bathroom. The rooms are equipped with a refrigerator and single serving coffee maker.
Guests at the Woodstock can dine at The Red Rooster, which offers casual dining. Breakfast is served in the Main Dining Room.
The Inn Woodstock has a concierge service, with information on area events and landmarks. The inn also features a library for rainy days.
The Woodstock is within a 5-minute drive of Marsh- Billings-Rockefeller, a historic park. The Billings Farm Museum is one kilometer from the hotel
Hotel Basin Harbor Club***
Situated on the shore of the historic Lake Champlain, this inn offers comfortable guestrooms and cottages near recreational activities, dining and shopping in beautiful Vergennes, Vermont.
Basin Harbor features relaxing grounds complete with gardens for a pleasant afternoon. Have a family picnic on the shore then, go fishing or water skiing out on the lake. After a long day, feel pampered with a luxurious spa treatment at Blue Chair Day Spa.
Rest in a spacious guestroom in one of the 4 guesthouses or choose a unique cottage. Select accommodations boast views of Lake Champlain, the gardens or the on-site golf course
Hotel Twin Farms Relais & Chateaux*****
Twin Farms is a unique country estate in Vermont, situated on over 120 hectares of wildflower meadows, hardwood forests, ancient gardens and private ponds. The original 1790s farmhouse and lodge have been converted into gracious living and dining rooms and six elegant suites. Ten guest cottages, each with its own interior design style, are dotted about the property, and The Farmhouse at Copper Hill provides four additional suites, ideal for small gatherings. Since opening in 1993, Twin Farms has upheld a tradition of graceful hospitality and quiet beauty. Guests enjoy the use of a handsome pub, the fitness and wellness centers, a lakeside cabana and a Japanese-style furo
Kimpton Taconic Hotel****
Kimpton Taconic Hotel offers pet-friendly accommodation in Manchester. The hotel has a seasonal outdoor pool and views of the mountains, and guests can enjoy a drink at the bar. Private parking is available on site.
Each room includes a flat-screen TV, soothing earth-tone palette, plush bedscapes, curated local artwork and mountain vistas.
There is a 24-hour front desk at the property. A social hour is organised every evening with complimentary seasonal soft drinks.
Nestled within historic Manchester Village, Kimpton Taconic offers unlimited access to fall leaf-peeping, winter skiing, spring maple sugaring, summer art festivals and an exhilarating array of outdoor adventures all year round
The Inn at Manchester****
Nestled on 4 landscaped acres with gardens and a winding brook in Manchester, Vermont, this historic bed and breakfast offers unique guestrooms with modern comforts as well as relaxing facilities.
Built in the 1880s, the Inn at Manchester is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Each air-conditioned guestroom features a private bath, luxurious linens and alarm clocks with iPod docks.
After a restful night of sleep, guests at the Manchester Inn can wake up to a delicious country breakfast in the dining room. Free hot and cold beverages are available 24 hours, for guests to enjoy beside the fireplace. In the evening, the inn’s intimate pub is a great place for a relaxing drink.
With a great location in a valley between the Taconic Mountains and the Green Mountains, the Inn at Manchester boasts stunning mountain views from the seasonal outdoor pool. Visitors can also enjoy great shopping, dining and recreational activities only minutes away
WilloughVale Inn and Cottages
Warm hospitality awaits you at the WilloughVale Inn, situated in an exquisite natural setting on the shores of Lake Willoughby. Lodging at the WilloughVale is gracious and informal, providing a perfectly relaxed atmosphere for vacationing in all four seasons. Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom is truly a wilderness jewel, offering outstanding recreational activities year-round.
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