Vermont Inspiration Guide


Welcome toOkemoValley 2450 Lincoln Hill Rd, Shrewsbury, VT Award-winning Pure VT Maple Syrup, Maple Cream & Maple Candy. Grassfed Ground Beef, Sausage, Grilling Steaks, Roasts, Briskets, Marinades, Spices & more! Check out our Farm Store! | 802.492.2151 The Inn at Water’s Edge is TripAdvisor’s Traveler’s Choice Award recipient and #1 rated Ludlow B&B. Completely renovated in 2020, our Echo Lake waterfront property is minutes from Okemo Resort and Fox Run Golf Course. Eleven ensuite bedrooms/suites available. Beauty, hospitality, breakfast and kayaks -- included! | 802.265.0920 The Killarney A social hub for decades, this authentic Irish family-owned and operated pub is located in Ludlow. Award-winning wings, cold beer, mountain hospitality and more! | 802.228.7797 Javic Mountain Retreat Located along Scenic Route 100 in the Hawk Mountain community. This pristine condo is convenient to Okemo and Killington Ski Areas and has central air/heat & deck. | 917.860.1633 August 26 & 27 This two day festival celebrates all that Vermont is known for! William Raveis Real Estate is our proud Presenting Sponsor. For more information, please check out - | 802.975.0338 Weston Theater Company celebrates the classics and nurtures the new with a multistage summer season of rollicking musicals, family-friendly productions, classic plays, and ground-breaking new works. | 802.824.5288 This 1840 country inn lies between Okemo and Killington ski mountains. It features luxurious rooms with fireplaces, jacuzzis and family accommodations. Experience our 4.5star cuisine in a casually elegant atmosphere. The amenities include a large outdoor pool, lake access, oversized jacuzzi, game room & tennis court. | 802.228.8602 Plan your next adventure here - 1 We look forward to connecting with you! | 866-216-8722 | and the Mountains & Lakes of South Central Vermont Timber Inn Motel A great view all of the time! TripAdvisor #1 Ludlow hotel offers Okemo view, A/C, WiFi, mini-fridges, microwaves, ski season weekend and holiday shuttles. | 802.228.8666 Green Mountain Sugar House A perfect stop to enjoy a maple “Creemee” soft serve ice cream and peruse through our beautiful gift shop. We carry an extensive amount of Vermont souvenirs. | 800.643.9338 List with the leading real estate team in the Okemo Valley with unmatched marketing techniques. Our family-owned company puts your property first. Call us today! | 802.228.8877 Smokeshire Design Hugh Pennell woodwork, Simon Pearce glass, Andrew Pearce wooden bowls, Farmhouse Pottery, jewelry, woolens, linens, fine art, specialty foods, Vermont gifts and more! | 802.875.3109 Creating Memorable Experiences in Golf, Dining, Entertainment, Weddings & Events 89 Fox Lane Ludlow, VT 05149 Inquiries-

PHOTO COURTESY OF: REVITALIZING WATERBURY TABLE OF CONTENTS Welcome 4 Map 5 5 Lodging Properties for Foodies 6 Vermont Signature Events 10 Love Where You Live 12 Featured Travel Services 16 Northern Vermont 4 Performing Arts Spaces that Inspire 22 72 Hours in the Lake Champlain Valley 24 Northern Travel Services Directory 26 Central Vermont 5 Craft Beverage Experiences 40 72 Hours in the Woodstock-Quechee Region 42 Central Travel Services Directory 44 Southern Vermont 5 Iconic Vermont Swimming Holes 54 72 Hours in the Okemo Valley 56 Travel Services Directory 58 Travel Resources 62

4 1-800-VERMONT WELCOME Vermont is a place that’s determined by geography, physical boundaries, and the idea that there’s more to be found when we slow down, look around, and simply take notice. Here, it’s not about what you achieve or acquire, it’s about how unique experiences in nature and around local downtowns make you feel. While it’s easy to spend days simply taking in the scenery, it’s even more rewarding to adventure out across the landscape. Explore back roads and well-maintained trails by bike. Walk or run on bustling village paths to quiet village greens, and on your way, discover local artisans, farmers markets, and general stores. Grab your skis or snowboard and chase fresh powder at 20 alpine and 30 cross country resorts. Cast a line in a lake or stream or relax lake side at a pristine state park. All seasons suit Vermont well, from spring’s maple syrup sweetness to the lush green of summer along the mountain ridgelines to famous foliage of fall and winter’s thick blanket of snow. Vermont: A Place All Its Own. PHOTO COURTESY OF: GO STOWE 5 + + 4135 + Mt. Abraham 4052 Mount Mansfield + 4393 Creek CHAMPLAIN Burke Mountain Moore Reservoir Moose River Canaan Cas Lp a ia k ne P J o o n e d s Harveys Lake Miller Run LSaa l k e e m LMa e k me phremagog LWa i k ll e oughby ’ UNITED STATES Jay Peak + 3861 Toll Great Averill Pond Little Averill Pond Nulhegan River Bk. Waits River Mackville Pond ’ Otter River Missisquoi River Malletts Bay St. Albans Bay Lamoille River Lamoille River Lamoille River L A K E C H A M P L A I N 127 Ferry Crossing 62 Waterbury Reservoir Winooski Mad River River + Camel’s Hump 4083 Whetstone Stickney Brook Connecticut River 4 Lake Fairlee Lake Morey Silver Lake Mt. Ascutney 3144 Appalachian Trail White River Echo Lake White LongTrail Ferry Crossing Killington Peak 4241 + + Dorset Peak 3804 + Bromley Mt 3260 + + 3429 Peru Peak 3816 Big Equinox + + 3556 Mt. Snow + 2767 Prospect Mtn. 3748 + Glastenbury Mt. Harriman Reservoir Appalachian Trail Somerset Reservoir Chittenden Reservoir LongTrail LongTrail LongTrail Long Trail LongTrail Connecticut River Seymour Lake Ferry Crossing Lake Bomoseen Lake St.Catherine Crystal Lake Greensboro Barnet + Mt. Hor 2648 23+ 40 Mt. Anthony Otter Creek Emerald Lake Appalachian + Mill Lake Dunmore LE a lmke ore Missisquoi Lake Carmi Maidstone Lake J Lake Groton ? ? 3267 3936 Stratton Mt. Mt.Ellen Green River Reservoir MAP KEY State Parks Welcome/Information Centers Amtrak Stop VERMONT AND SURROUNDING REGION EASTERN CANADA ME NH NY MA CT New York City Boston Montreal VT RI New Hampshire Massachusetts Hardwick Swanton Richford Montgomery St. Albans Johnson Enosburg Falls Waterbury Barre Waitsfield Bolton Hinesburg Worcester Northfield Stowe Montpelier Burlington Newport Craftsbury Glover Orleans St. Johnsbury Island Pond Lyndonville Peacham Wells River Plainfield Tunbridge Strafford Thetford Fairlee Randolph Middlebury Woodstock Plymouth Bethel Sharon Norwich White River Junction Rochester Sherburne Center Pittsford Brandon Proctor Pittsfield Ripton Townshend Putney Bellows Falls Spring eld Windsor Weston Wallingford Dorset Pawlet West Rutland South Shaftsbury Danby Chester Newfane Rutland Londonderry Poultney Whitingham Brattleboro Pownal Arlington Bennington Wilmington Manchester Vergennes Shoreham Fair Haven Hubbardton Grand Isle Winooski Colchester Alburgh Jay North Hero Derby Barton Westmore East Burke Jeffersonville Guildhall Bristol Middletown Springs Jamaica Wardsboro Grafton Groton Cabot Newbury Bradford West Dover Marshfield Richmond Morrisville Essex Junction Warren Chelsea Ludlow New York Shelburne 7 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 4 4 4 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 2 2 2 2 2 2 302 Canada 313 313 346 89 104 A 128 109 108 104 104 314 108 236 120 100 118 105 105 105 207 100 C 15 15 36 78 36 78 111 111 91 100 105 100 242 105 15 5A 5A 58 14 14 14 16 114 114 114 122 58 118 105 102 102 91 93 102 2B 18 232 117 100 108 14 14 15 25 12 12 64 63 62 116 100 100 B 2A 89 116 15 2A 17 F5 17 189 73 23 22A 12A 22A 125 116 125 125 100 100 30 73 73 74 144 91 89 110 113 244 107 12 14 14 12 66 132 100 A 11 10 12 14 12 44 106 103 106 106 131 131 103 103 155 100 100 7B 143 Trail 91 140 140 22A 133 30 30 31 7A 4A 315 153 140 35 35 121 121 91 11 11 100 100 100 100 100 103 112 8 30 30 30 9 9 7A 9 107 302 LEARN MORE: Statewide Information and Welcome Centers

6 1-800-VERMONT LODGING PROPERTIES FOR FOODIES 5 7 THE ESSEX RESORT AND SPA Essex The Essex Resort and Spa is the premier destination for culinary arts in Vermont. From the moment you enter the lobby café to check-in at the front desk flanked by cases of baked goods, your appetite and your senses will be hungry for more. The culinarythemed guest rooms feature décor inspired by the textures and colors of food. The two on-site restaurants, Junction and The Tavern, showcase local foods, Vermont beers, and cocktails crafted with local distilleries. An AAA Four Diamond and Wine Spectator Award certified restaurant, the Junction is a true interactive restaurant, featuring an open kitchen for a behind-the-scenes experience of the dishes being created. The seasonal menu showcases ingredients as local as the resort’s own organic vegetable and herb gardens. For a more casual dining experience, head next door to The Tavern to enjoy a pub menu featuring the same local ingredients and attention to detail. To truly immerse yourself in this culinary destination, take a class at Cook Academy for up-close instruction with culinary professionals. The variety of courses offers something for everyone, including basic techniques, simple menus, kids’ and multi-recipe classes. The small class sizes ensure personalized attention, so you’ll walk away with new skills, recipes and inspiration. INSIDER TIP: When exploring the resort’s herb and vegetable gardens, be sure to say hello to Penelope and Stewart, their Nigerian Dwarf Goats. THE LODGE AT SPRUCE PEAK Stowe Located at the base of Mt. Mansfield and Stowe Mountain Resort, The Lodge at Spruce Peak is Vermont’s only ski-in, ski-out luxury lodging destination. Surrounded by over 2,000 acres of preserved mountain wilderness, visitors will find themselves distant from crowds and close to nature. Enjoy curated outdoor adventures, with year-round recreation and activities for all ages - a guest experience designed to connect you with the mountain. Guests can immerse themselves in a farm-fresh culinary scene with course after course of mouthwatering fare at one of the two signature restaurants. At Tipsy Trout, premium seafood is paired with a culinary approach that is uniquely Vermont. Featuring Vermont’s best raw bar, this cocktail-forward, seafood rich menu highlights coastal-inspired entrees and unique wine offerings. Serving breakfast, lunch, après, and dinner, Alpine Hall celebrates Vermont mountain culture, bringing together the work of the region’s best growers, farmers, makers, and artisans. Chef Sean Blomgren and his team serve a simple yet highly elevated menu combining the best ingredients and hand-crafted techniques. The vibrant Village Center at Spruce Peak offers more casual dining experiences, but with the same attention to fresh and local. Check out The Pantry & Beanery for a great breakfast and grab-n-go meal options, and shop a wide selection of grocery items, gifts, Vermont craft beer, and a curated selection of wine. Take a stroll through the Village before or after dinner to take in the sights, do some window shopping, and savor a sweet treat. INSIDER TIP: For the best après ski experience, make a reservation at the outdoor Spruce Peak Village Pergolas, or stop by the WhistlePig Pavilion in the heart of the Village. Vermont hospitality has a rich history and a strong connection to community. Country inns, picturesque B&Bs, lavish hotels, and unforgettable resorts offer world-class hospitality, immersive experiences, and luxurious accommodations. Sleep and eat well at these five lodging destinations serving up cuisine that will surprise and delight. PHOTOS COURTESY OF: FOUR COLUMNS INN (TOP R, TOP L) ANDERSON JAMES (TOP M, MIDDLE L) THE ESSEX RESORT & SPA (MIDDLE R, BOTTOM)

8 1-800-VERMONT RABBIT HILL INN Lower Waterford Located in northern Vermont, Rabbit Hill Inn specializes in relaxing, romantic adult getaways with unparalleled hospitality. This luxury 19-room full-service bed & breakfast boasts luxe accommodations with a variety of décor styles, including traditional, American country, contemporary, and transitional. Most rooms feature fireplaces and several offer whirlpool tubs for two and oversize showers. Many rooms have furnished porches and capture the views of the neighboring White Mountains. Unplug without the distraction of a television or phone – by design, these have been omitted from the guestrooms. The dining options at Rabbit Hill Inn provide for a deliciously romantic Vermont experience. Enjoy the innovative cuisine of a relaxed fine-dining experience, with Four Diamond awardwinning seasonal cuisine. Begin dinner with a skillfully crafted cocktail before savoring cuisine that is truly a work of art. Under the direction of Executive Chef Andrew Hunter, the Inn’s culinary team delivers today’s American cuisine while incorporating classical and new techniques to create frequently changing seasonal and innovative dinner menus. To round out this culinary experience, enjoy the bountiful breakfast and complimentary afternoon sweets, included in the room rate. The full candlelit breakfast features fresh-baked treats, fruit, yogurt, and homemade granola. Choose from two hot entrees which change daily, such as raised waffles with chocolate ganache, Dulce de Leche, toasted coconut, and plenty of Vermont maple syrup. After a fun-filled day, return to the inn for afternoon seasonal beverages and house-made pastries in the common areas. INSIDER TIP: For a true Vermont experience, enjoy the Maple Martini, made with Vermont vodka and Sapling Maple Liqueur. THE RELUCTANT PANTHER INN Manchester The Reluctant Panther Restaurant features contemporary American cooking in a relaxed yet elegantly upscale atmosphere. Twenty deluxe rooms and suites span across three buildings, each with an elegant design, antique furnishings, and museum quality artwork. Offering Manchester’s finest dining, it’s no surprise that Executive Chef Sigal Rocklin was awarded “Vermont Chef of the Year” in 2018. Chef Rocklin sites Vermont’s sense of community and abundance of local farms and purveyors as what makes Vermont her first choice for her culinary career. In 2017, Chef ’s Lobster and Brie Fondue was awarded best tasting dish at the ‘Taste of Vermont’ event as well as being featured in the Small Luxury Hotel cookbook. HONEY ROAD HONEY ROAD Vermont offers world-class hospitality, immersive experiences, and luxurious accommodations. PHOTO COURTESY OF: JUMPING ROCKS PHOTOGRAPHY PHOTO COURTESY OF: ALI KAUKAS 9 The Reluctant Panther Restaurant showcases the best of Vermont in an intimate setting. With a focus on sustainability, the culinary team works with local farmers, cheesemakers, and producers to create innovative menus that change with the seasons. Complimenting the culinary offerings is the Wine Spectator award-winning wine list, specialty craft cocktails, and local Vermont beers. INSIDER TIP: In the warmer months, dine on the outdoor covered terrace to take in view over the gardens and Mount Equinox. FOUR COLUMNS INN Newfane Four Columns Inn is southern Vermont’s ultimate culinary getaway. You will feel welcome as soon as you walk through the door. Each of the fifteen rooms has been renovated and decorated to offer a unique style. Established by a French chef and his wife in 1969 as an oasis for sustainability and luxurious healthy living, the tradition of culinary excellence is continued with three distinct dining experiences. The original restaurant was the first true farm-to-table in the United States and the Inn has been a topnotch culinary destination ever since. The new onsite restaurant prides itself on sourcing Vermont foods and ingredients from local farms and artisans. If you seek out the finest culinary experiences while traveling, you will enjoy this meticulously prepared farm-to-table fare. Every wine aficionado will find something to satisfy their tastebuds on the six-page wine list. Want a more casual experience? The Tavern at Four Columns Inn offers a casual gathering area with elevated comfort food and an extensive Vermont beer list. Signature offerings include chicken pot pie and beef and beer stew. For breakfast, Inn guests are treated to a complimentary continental breakfast which includes croissants, muffins, toasts, yogurt, quiches, cereals, gluten-free vegan granola made in Vermont, and delicious jams. Your day is bound to be remarkable when you start with these fresh treats. INSIDER TIP: Andrea’s Table is open to the public for dining Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. CAI’S DIM SUM CATERING Discover Vermont restaurants statewide at PHOTO COURTESY OF: FRANCESCA JOURDAN (L AND R)

10 1-800-VERMONT Food Truck Roundup | Brattleboro Thursdays, June 22nd - August 24, 2023 | Round up your family, friends, and neighbors and head to Retreat Farm for great food from over ten different food trucks, craft brews at the Thirsty Goat bar, ice cream, live music, lawn games, and more. Bring a blanket, chair, or just yourself. RockFire | Barre June 24, 2023 | RockFire is a combination of fire, music, and art set in Millstone Hill’s abandoned granite quarries and industry ruins. The event celebrates central Vermont’s colorful granite heritage and features a two mile-long Firewalk, lit by thousands of candles and luminaries with dozens of bonfires, all leading to variety of fire-lit art installations and live musical performance stages. Moos & Brews & Cocktails Too! | Woodstock July 28, 2023 & September 8, 2023 | Find out what the cows do after hours on the farm at Billings Farm & Museum. Get to know the famous Jersey cows and enjoy Vermont beer and craft spirits. With a drink in hand, guests can stroll the Farmstead Gardens, play lawn games, churn butter, and enjoy live music. Brush a cow, meet an adorable calf, learn fun facts from Farm Educators, and receive plenty of loving cow kisses. St. J Final Fridays | St. Johnsbury June 30, July 28, August 25, 2023 | Partners Discover St. Johnsbury, the Town of St. Johnsbury, and Catamount Film & Arts present St. J Final Fridays, bringing a street fair and nightlife feel to the downtown on the final Friday evenings of the summer months. The event culminates with a LevittAMP St. Johnsbury concert produced by Catamount Arts that turns the street into a concert venue for world-class music. Enjoy art, food, music, culture, and fun. VERMONT SIGNATURE EVENTS PHOTO COURTESY OF: LETTER10CREATIVE From festivals and food trucks to concerts and marathons, there’s always something to do in Vermont. Our events add to our charm, complementing the different Vermont seasons. Whether you’re looking for something to get your heart racing or want to indulge and relax, there are many events to choose from. 11 Mad Marathon, Mad Half & Relays Warren, Waitsfield July 9, 2023 | The Mad Marathon and Mad Half courses have been designed to enhance the rural and unique setting of the Mad River Valley while highlighting Vermont’s exceptional farmlands. Winding through 26.2 miles of brilliant landscapes with panoramic views of the Green Mountains, runners are mesmerized by their surroundings and fascinated by the working homesteads, vast acres of summer corn, barnyard animals, curious cows and majestic horses. Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival Middlebury August 23-27, 2023 | The Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival supports, promotes, and exhibits the dynamic and imaginative efforts of new filmmakers from around the world. MNFF’s unwavering commitment is to offer a level playing field to the new and emerging voices in independent filmmaking, to give audiences an opportunity to discover fresh and engaging talent, and to give filmmakers a chance to be discovered in a setting that is all about their work, from start to finish. Plymouth Folk and Blues Festival | Plymouth September 2-3, 2023 | During Labor Day Weekend, the Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site comes alive with authentic folk and blues music. Stars from Vermont and internationally known musicians team up for a lively two-day festival of folk and blues music performed in the pure country air of historic Plymouth Notch, birthplace of the 30th U.S. President. von Trapp Oktoberfest | Stowe September 16, 2023 | Celebrate Oktoberfest at the von Trapp Brewing Bierhall with beer, food, a stein holding contest, and more. Enjoy music by The Inseldudler band and take in the spectacular mountain views at this 2,600-acre mountain resort by the family that inspired “The Sound of Music.” Vermont Wine & Harvest Festival West Dover, Wilmington September 22-24, 2023 | Set in the backdrop of Vermont’s world-renowned fall foliage, discover, savor, and enjoy Vermont vintners, small specialty food producers, chefs, painters, publishers, cheese makers, potters, jewelers, photographers, farmers, and more. Woodstock’s Wassail Weekend | Woodstock December 8-10, 2023 | The weekend of events features twinkling lights, horse-drawn wagon rides, musical events, carolers, and a Victorian themed horse and carriage parade. This magical event will enchant visitors of all ages. Make an ornament, enjoy a roaring bonfire, and sing carols on the Green. Winter Rendezvous | Stowe January 2024 | Enjoy Stowe’s LGBTQ Winter Pride Festival and experience a diverse lineup of activities and entertainment over five days of wintry bliss. Ski and snowboard on Mount Mansfield or snowshoe at the Trapp Family Lodge. Other outdoor activities include ice skating, horse-drawn sleigh rides, snowmobiles, dog sledding, hot tubs, and bonfires. Harris Hill Ski Jump | Brattleboro February 2024 | Celebrate a 102-year tradition where an international field of competitors vie to break the 341-foot hill record on New England’s only Olympic-size 90-meter ski jump. Watch the daring flight of jumpers soaring at speeds up to 60 miles per hour. Enjoy a festive atmosphere that’s fun for the whole family, with music, food, souvenirs, bonfire, beer tent, and more. Want more Vermont events? Check out: TIME HONORED EVENTS Burlington Discover Jazz Festival | Burlington | June 7 – 11, 2023 | Vermont Quilt Festival | Essex Junction | June 21 – 24, 2023 | Deerfield Valley Blueberry Festival | Readsboro, Whitingham, Jacksonville, Wilmington, Dover July 28 - August 6, 2023 | Garlic Town U.S.A. | Bennington | September 2, 2023 | South End Art Hop | Burlington | September 8 – 10, 2023 | Stowe Winter Carnival | Stowe | January 18 – 21, 2024 | Vermont Maple Festival | St. Albans | April 2024 |

12 1-800-VERMONT Vermont is a special place, known for its unbeatable quality of life, pristine environment, and stunning landscapes, and continues to be a nationwide leader in addressing complex issues. Vermonters are independent-thinking, friendly, and resourceful – they are committed to preserving and sharing the land they live, work, and play on. Vermont’s values, its communities, and unparalleled advancement opportunities, let alone reimbursement for moving expenses, make Vermont an attractive place to move to. Initiatives like the Declaration of Inclusion reinforce the message that Vermont is welcoming and is a state that values the positive effects of diversity in our communities. Consistently ranked one of the best states for quality of life and safest places to live, Vermont’s top-rated schools and thriving small business economy make this the perfect state to raise a family or pursue the business idea you’ve always had a passion for. With more than 1,000 miles of hiking trails and over 1,180 miles of Nordic ski trails, you’re sure to find an excuse to get outdoors year-round. Vermont’s commitment to the environment, arts and culture, business entrepreneurship, and the local food system are evident in the innovations found in every corner of the state. Read on to find out why Vermonters love where they live, work, play, and do business. L O V E W H E R E Y O U L I V E 13 ON E L SA L A Z AR What brought you to Vermont? My wife. When she was young, she traveled to my home country of Nicaragua where we met and fell in love. After getting married, we wanted to move to the U.S. Close to eight years ago, we made the move to my wife’s home state of Vermont, and we currently reside in Cabot. What keeps you here? The people. A few weeks after moving to Vermont, I started a job working in landscaping and stone masonry, and am still working for the same employer today. I love my job and my boss has become my best friend. Vermont’s landscape and scenery are amazing, with its mountains, lakes, ponds, and forests. I grew up in a rural area in Nicaragua, and nothing compares to living a life surrounded by nature. In this way, Vermont feels like home to me. PHOTO COURTESY OF: VERMONT TOURISM My passion is videography. Most recently, I worked on a video series with Vermont River Conservancy showcasing the Vermont waterways they have worked to protect. I enjoyed exploring new parts of the state and highlighting Vermont’s beauty through my work. I’m a big believer in following your passion and doing work that you love. I am grateful that Vermont has given me so many opportunities and good experiences that I’m not sure would have been attainable had we moved to a different state. For more inspiration on making the move to Vermont visit: Learn more about Vermont’s Declaration of Inclusion:


16 1-800-VERMONT FEATURED TRAVEL SERVICES STAY Casablanca Motel Ten charming, restored cabins, modern amenities, realistic rates. Located in beautiful Manchester VT. Voted “Best Retro Escape” in Yankee Magazine. Groups, reunions, and weddings welcomed. Dog friendly. Home to Catamount Tours; local narrated tours and wedding shuttle service. $$ 5927 Main St., Manchester Center 802-362-2145 Lake Morey Resort The perfect place to create breathtaking weddings, meetings, and event experiences. Offering beautifully appointed guestrooms, and multiple indoor and outdoor venues overlooking the lake or the lush gardens and golf course with picturesque surrounding hills for your most epic occasions. 1 Clubhouse Rd., Fairlee 800-423-1211 Middlebury Inn As a 3 Diamond AAA and proud member of Historic Hotels of America, Middlebury Inn offers historic charm and modern comfort with traditional guest rooms, on-site Waterfalls Day Spa, and locally sourced Vermont food and cocktails by Morgan’s Tavern. $$-$$$ 14 Court Sq., Middlebury 802-388-4961 The Landmark Trust USA Experience history in your own way, without velvet ropes. Offering authentically restored historic properties as vacation rentals ideal for reunions, romantic getaways, foliage trips, ski weekends, and retreats. Stay in Rudyard Kipling’s Naulakha where Kipling wrote The Jungle Book. $$-$$$$ 707 Kipling Rd., Dummerston 802-254-6868 West Hill House B&B Historic home in the scenic Mad River Valley near Sugarbush Resort. Nine guestrooms with gas fireplaces, phones, A/C, HDTVs, and en suite private baths with jetted tubs or steam showers. Delicious breakfasts. Nearby activities, attractions, golf. No smoking or pets. $$-$$$ 1496 West Hill Rd., Warren 802-496-7162 West Mountain Inn Set high on 150 private mountainside acres, West Mountain Inn specializes in fresh local cuisine. The Inn’s spacious guest rooms, romantic dining room, welcoming tavern, hiking trails, extensive gardens, and amazing views provide the perfect relaxing and delicious Vermont get-away. $$-$$$ 144 West Mountain Rd., Arlington 802-375-6516 PHOTO COURTESY OF: DELTA HOTELS BY MARRIOTT BURLINGTON PHOTO COURTESY OF: WOODSTOCK INN & RESORT WEST HILL HOUSE B&B Historic home in the scenic Mad River Valley near Sugarbush. Nine guestrooms with gas fireplaces, phones, A/C, HDTVs, and en suite private baths with jetted tubs or steam showers. Delicious breakfasts. Common rooms with HDTV and pool table. Close to activities, attractions, golf, and scenery. No smoking, no pets. Children 12+ welcome. Complimentary EV charging. 1496 West Hill Rd., Warren 802-496-7162 LUXURIOUS PAMPERING PACKAGE From $999 for two nights, plus tax. Enjoy a relaxing, romantic weekend with your significant other at this peaceful B&B surrounded by beautiful perennial gardens. Available year-round. Package includes: • Two nights in a premier suite • Dinner for two at an excellent local restaurant • Relaxing couples massage and much, much more. B 17 Woodstock Inn & Resort Located in Woodstock, known as “the prettiest small town in America,” the historic Resort features luxury accommodations, farm-totable dining, and endless activities like the 18-hole golf course, world-class spa, alpine and Nordic skiing, fly-fishing, falconry, and Athletic Club with tennis facility. $$$-$$$$ 14 The Green, Woodstock 855-969-3074 EXPERIENCE Bragg Farm Sugarhouse & Gift Shop Visit this traditional family-operated sugarhouse. Enjoy year-round maple tours and tastings and walk the maple woods to see 2,000 buckets hanging. Make friends with farm animals, visit the large giftshop, maple ice cream parlor, and picnic area. 1005 Route 14 N., Montpelier 802-223-5757 Cold Hollow Cider Mill Real Vermont on Route 100. Watch fresh apple cider pressed year-round on an old-fashioned rack-and-cloth press; hours vary. Fresh cider donuts made daily. Live observation beehive. Free cider samples. Enjoy a taste of authentic hard ciders in the barn. 3600 Waterbury-Stowe Rd., Waterbury Center 802-244-8771 Dakin Farm No trip to Vermont would be complete without visiting Vermont’s tastiest attraction. Vermont’s finest cob-smoked meats, pure maple syrup, aged cheddar, and other specialty foods. Come by and see the new, airconditioned theater and watch the new Dakin Farm Story. 5797 Route 7, Ferrisburgh 802- 425-6727 ECHO, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain Come explore Vermont’s innovative science and nature museum on the Burlington waterfront. Discover over 100 interactive family experiences, 70 live species, seasonal changing exhibits, and the Northfield Savings Bank Theater showing 3D science and nature films daily. 1 College St., Burlington 802-864-1848 Farm-Way, Inc. Not your typical shopping experience. Taxfree clothing and footwear with free parking. Over 20,000 pairs of boots, sandals, and shoes. Hunting, fishing, camping supplies, pet and horse supplies, furniture, cookware, jewelry, and practical gadgets. Familyowned and operated. 100% solar powered. 286 Waits River Rd., Bradford 802-222-9316 King Arthur Visit the King Arthur Baking Company campus in Norwich, home of their school, bakery, café, and retail store. 135 US Route 5 South, Norwich 802-6493881 Lake Champlain Chocolates Extraordinary is the feeling of that first bite. The slow melt, the irresistible taste, and overwhelming sensation of pure joy that beckons you to indulge again and again. Go ahead. Experience it for yourself. 750 Pine St., Burlington 802-864-1808 Stone Revival Gallery & Gifts A visit to the gallery and studio of sculptor M. Julian Isaacson opens a unique window in time. The seldom-seen or practiced historical art of hand carved marble and hardwoods are evident inside the beautifully refurbished barn. 1354 VT Route 100, Stockbridge 802-746-8110 The Vermont Flannel Company On a mission to fill the world with comfort and bring the highest quality flannel clothing to everyone. Made with luxuriously soft organic cotton and handcrafted in America since 1991. Visit stores in Woodstock, Ferrisburgh, Church Street in Burlington, Johnson, and East Barre to “Get Flannelized!” 800-232-7820 The Village Peddler and The Chocolatorium Handcrafted chocolates and fudge made in their candy kitchen. Vermont gourmet foods, teddy bears, and gifts. Visit Cocoa, the 100-pound chocolate teddy bear. Explore the world of chocolate, make your own chocolate bar, enjoy a flight of chocolate. 261 Old Mill Rd., East Arlington 802-375-6037 Pet Friendly, Motorcoach Accepted PLAN Okemo Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce Okemo Valley Region is the four-season destination for the best New England recreation and mountain relaxation. Home to premier resorts, quaint B&Bs, museums, artisan galleries and antique shops, a wide range of shopping, and culinary offerings to delight the palate. 57 Pond St., Ludlow 802-228-5830

18 1-800-VERMONT STATEWIDE Vermont Association of Snow Travelers (VAST) Founded over 50 years ago, VAST is responsible for the organization of the sport of snowmobiling in Vermont. Maintains and grooms over 5,000 miles of trail. One of the oldest snowmobiling organizations in the U.S., VAST is a non-profit, private group that includes 121 clubs statewide, with over 24,000 members combined. 26 VAST Ln., Barre 802-229-0005 Vermont Attractions Association Visit Vermont’s best. The trade association for attractions in Vermont, members are the attractions and destinations across that state offering iconic experiences for visitors. An experience in food and craft beverages, fun, arts and culture, and the great outdoors awaits you. Vermont Chamber of Commerce The Vermont Chamber of Commerce represents businesses of all sizes, from every industry, across every region of Vermont. Businesses have trusted the Vermont Chamber to center stewardship in their mission of advancing the Vermont economy. Vermont Department of Liquor and Lottery Support Vermont business and shop at one of over eighty 802Spirits Liquor Stores across Vermont. Find a great selection of local, national, and international liquor including barrel selects and rare spirits. All profits directly benefit VT communities. 802-828-2345 Vermont Department of Tourism and Marketing Your resource center for exploring Vermont. Statewide travel information such as a travel directory, events calendar, and itineraries. Start planning your trip today. 800-VERMONT Think Vermont Relocation Resources Open spaces, small scale, unbeatable quality of life. Visit online to find resources, connect with a Vermonter, apply for relocation grants, find events to network at, and more. Make your move to Vermont. We can help. THE LANDMARK TRUST USA Experience history in your own way, without velvet ropes. Offering authentically restored historic properties as vacation rentals ideal for reunions, romantic getaways, foliage trips, ski weekends, and retreats. Stay in Rudyard Kipling’s Naulakha where Kipling wrote The Jungle Book. 707 Kipling Rd., Dummerston 802-254-6868 THE ESSENTIALS $90 plus the cost of lodging Wake up with everything you need to make coffee, pancakes, and eggs during your stay. JUST DESSERT $30 plus the cost of lodging Enjoy one of their apple pies made with Scott Farm applies and top it with local vanilla ice cream during your stay. WEST HILL HOUSE BHDTVs, and en suite private baths with jetted tubs or steam showers. Delicious breakfasts. 19 TWO CONVENIENT VERMONT LOCATIONS TO VISIT: 100 DORSET ST. BURLINGTON 5797 ROUTE 7, FERRISBURGH 1.800.993.2546 Vermont’s Finest: Cob-Smoked Meats Pure Maple Syrup Artisan Cheese Speciality Gifts and So Much More! CAFÉ, BAKERY, STORE & SCHOOL OPEN DAILY Store: 8am - 5pm | Café: 8am - 3pm RT. 5 SOUTH, NORWICH, VT | (802) 649-3361 …is a self-taught sculptor specializing in two-dimensional bas relief in Marble and Hardwoods. Of Osage and Jewish descent, he is color blind and utilizes his ability to see contrast and texture which translate into incredible works of art via hammer and chisel. He has been working in wood and marble since he was 14. His art and commission works are masterful and represent his unique ability to capture detail. His memorial headstones are custom carved portraits of loved ones. STONE REVIVAL GALLERY &GIFTS 1354 VT Route 100, Stockbridge, VT 05772 802-746-8110 M. Julian Isaacson 0519StoneRevivalVTChWinter.qxp_Layout 1 4/30/19 Crafted with love. COMPANY STORES | PINE ST & CHURCH ST in BURLINGTON RT 100, WATERBURY CENTER (10 mins from Stowe Village) menu available at MONTPELIER • WAITSFIELD ESSEX JCT • MIDDLEBURY at theMiddlebury Inn      €‚ ƒ € „€ … † ‡ ‚… † 

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22 1-800-VERMONT Vermont’s stages welcome audiences to performances that delight all senses. Independent performing arts spaces bring to life creative, inspiring, and entertaining takes on the classics, as well as original plays and shows. Grab your tickets and check out these inspiring performing arts spaces in northern Vermont delivering captivating performances. PHOTO COURTESY OF: THE FLYNN CENTER PHOTO COURTESY OF: VERMONT TOURISM Haskell Opera House DERBY LINE The pride of Stanstead, Quebec and Derby Line, Vermont, Haskell Opera House provides visual and performing arts for the communities on both sides of the Canada-U.S. border. Founded in 1901, this cultural center enriches the lives of its members and the community. The building’s facades are wonderful examples of both late Victorian architecture and neo-classical style. The building serves as both the Haskell Free Library and Haskell Opera House. Spanning two countries, much of the audience sits in the U.S. to watch a show on a stage in Canada. Nowhere else in the world can an audience enjoy a show in an opera house that is split in two by an international border. This important local institution and treasured cultural gem has been classified a historic site by Canada, the U.S., and the Province of Quebec. PERFORMING ARTS SPACES THAT INSPIRE 4 23 PHOTO COURTESY OF: HIGHLAND CENTER FOR THE ARTS PHOTO COURTESY OF: HASKELL OPERA HOUSE Highland Center for the Arts GREENSBORO Showcasing artists of Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom and beyond, Highland Center for the Arts (HCA) is on a mission to provide a welcoming venue for artistic expression, entertainment, education, and refreshment. The state-of-the-art main theater transforms into multiple thrust configurations, allowing spectators a more intimate viewing experience. Engage with striking exhibits by renowned artists in the art gallery, designed to showcase the wood, leather and stone textures of Vermont. The more intimate performance cinema offers a range of classes and workshops for all ages, interests, and abilities. During the warmer months, sit back and relax while you enjoy a delicious meal of your favorite comfort food (The HCA Café is open during select performances), while taking in an incredible performance with the stunning scenery of Vermont as the backdrop. Catamount Arts ST. JOHNSBURY Founded in 1975, Catamount Arts strives to integrate arts into the community by cultivating awareness and appreciation of the arts through film, music, theater, dance, and visual arts. The only full-service arts center in northeastern Vermont, Catamount is located in one of the most beautiful and historically significant buildings in the Northeast Kingdom, the Masonic Temple of St. Johnsbury. Each year, Catamount Arts presents an extensive series of performances with nationally known touring artists and accomplished local performers in unique venues outside of their brick-and-mortar home during the Levitt AMP St. Johnsbury Music Series and performances at the Catamount Arts ArtPort. Their unique approach to leading the creative sector in the Northeast Kingdom positions them to have a positive impact on the social and economic health of the community. The Flynn Center BURLINGTON The Flynn has been at the center of Vermont's cultural landscape for over 90 years, encouraging enjoyment, understanding, and development of Vermont’s performing arts through diverse and engaging experiences. Burlington’s “Wonder Theater” got its start as a state-of-the-art vaudeville and motion picture venue when it opened November 1930. Restored in 1981 to the Art Deco theater that it is today, it has garnered recognition by the Art Deco Societies of America. Two stages nourish the creative spirit in regional, national, and international artists through diverse programming. Performances embody the belief that the performing arts have the power to unify, strengthen, and inspire.

24 1-800-VERMONT COURTESY OF ECHO, LEAHY CENTER FOR LAKE CHAMPLAIN PHOTO BY BEN DEFLORIO IN THE LAKE CHAMPLAIN VALLEY DAY ONE Start your Lake Champlain Valley getaway in the charming coastal-inspired town of Colchester. EXPERIENCE Sam Mazza's Farm Market This bustling farmers market is open yearround, offering baked goods, Vermont and specialty foods, and in-season produce. Known for their fields of pickyour-own produce in the warmer months. FOOD & DRINK The Pickled Perch Experience the stunning lake views while dining on the patio and enjoy rotating seasonal menus and weekly specials. Rozzi’s Lakeshore Tavern This neighborhood hangout is serving up an extensive menu of delicious food and a variety of local microbrews. STAY Lakeshore Vermont Relax in a vacation rental located in the heart of Malletts Bay. Take in the incredible lake and mountain views and enjoy a private sandy beach and dock. PLAY Colchester Causeway Path Experience Lake Champlain from this four-mile-long gravel path. An extension of the Burlington Bike Path, this section of path takes visitors out onto the lake, by foot or by bicycle. Start in Burlington and explore the shores of Lake Champlain all the way to South Hero using the Island Line Trail Bike Ferry (operated seasonally). Bayside Beach and Paddle Sports A 22-acre park overlooking Malletts Bay offers beach access and park facilities such as volleyball and tennis courts, pavilion, and more. Seasonal equipment rentals are available from Bayside Paddle sports. DAY TWO Spend the day taking in all the Burlington waterfront has to offer. EXPERIENCE ECHO, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain Vermont’s premier science and nature museum located on the Burlington waterfront offers over 100 interactive The Lake Champlain Valley cradles the shore of Lake Champlain, and with every season, the landscape transforms showcasing local character. Diverse experiences abound. Outdoor recreation, events, independent restaurants, farmers markets, and a vibrant performing arts scene await. Use this itinerary to explore Vermont’s Lake Champlain Valley, from Colchester to Shelburne. 25 family experiences, 70 live animal species, seasonal changing exhibits, and more. Spirit of Ethan Allen Enjoy a scenic narrated cruise on Lake Champlain to learn about the region’s history, geology, and wildlife. FOOD & DRINK Foam Brewers This funky brewery serves unique beers on the shore of Lake Champlain. Enjoy craft beers and local cheese and charcuterie while listening to live music or taking in the lake views. Shanty On the Shore This coastal inspired restaurant offers fresh seafood and local fare. The sweeping view from the back porch is unlike any other. STAY Hotel Vermont Located a short walk from the waterfront, Hotel Vermont showcases the finest of Vermont. Utilize the complementary bike and snowshoe rentals to explore Burlington. PLAY Waterfront Park & Burlington Bike Path A hub for Burlington featuring a grassy area for games and picnics. The Burlington Bike path features a boardwalk and benches to relax and enjoy the view. Don’t have a bike? Rent a bike from Local Motion’s large selection of bikes for the entire family. Burlington Surf Club Located on the Burlington Bike Path, visitors can partake in lessons, fitness classes in the pavilion, or rent watercrafts by hour, half day, or full day. DAY THREE Wrap up your trip exploring Shelburne. EXPERIENCE Farm Craft VT A self-serve Farm Shop selling botanical body care and household products, all manufactured from raw materials grown on the farm’s 15 acres. Shelburne Museum The largest art and history museum in northern New England. View the collections displayed in historic buildings, stroll the beautiful grounds, and enjoy summer concerts. FOOD & DRINK Shelburne Vineyard Winery & Tasting Room Stop by Shelburne Vineyard’s tasting room, retail shop and vineyard grounds, offering frequent evening concerts and special events. Folino's Wood Fired Pizza Enjoy a fresh-made, wood-fired pizza in this rustic eatery, serving Neapolitan-style pies made with fresh, simple, and local ingredients. Visit the Fiddlehead Brewing Company next door to purchase a can or growler to pair with your pizza. STAY The Inn at Shelburne Farms Open seasonally, the property was the 19th-century lakefront country home of Dr. William Seward and Lila Vanderbilt Webb. Stay in one of the Inn’s guest rooms or cottages, featuring most of the original furnishings and fixtures. PLAY Shelburne Farms Walking Trails The walking trails are open year-round for walking, skiing, and snowshoeing. Follow the trails from the Welcome Center, through the working farm, to the Inn and take in the rocky shoreline of Lake Champlain. Shelburne Bay Park This 104-acre park offers beach access, trails for walking, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing, a boat ramp, and fishing access. Experience the character each season has to offer. PHOTO COURTESY OF: SHELBURNE VINEYARD PHOTO COURTESY OF: LOCAL MOTION

26 1-800-VERMONT TRAVEL SERVICES DIRECTORY PHOTO COURTESY OF: JIM WESTPHALEN, COURTYARD BURLINGTON HARBOR AVERILL STAY Quimby Country Lodge & Cottages Nestled in the heart of Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom sits a family resort with more than 100 years of bringing generations together. Situated on 1,000 acres of forest, Quimby’s o ers something for everyone interested in stepping into a quieter place where nature beckons with opportunities for active and restful activities alike. 1127 Forest Lake Rd., Averill 802-822-5533 BURKE AREA EXPERIENCE Burke Mountain Ski winding trails and thick glades, explore Nordic trails, fat-tire bike, snowmobile, and sled. Enjoy award-winning restaurants and country stores. Rediscover the quintessential Vermont small town. All just steps from your ultra-modern luxury suite at Burke Mountain Resort. $$ 223 Sherburne Lodge Rd., East Burke 802-626-7400 PLAN Burke Area Chamber of Commerce The heart of the Northeast Kingdom, the Burke area is home to breathtaking beauty, worldclass recreation and unique cultural offerings. It’s all here – skiing, hiking, mountain biking, winter fat biking, snowmobiling, hunting, fishing, paddling, and more. Your four-season vacation destination. 802-626-4124 BURLINGTON AREA STAY Courtyard Burlington Harbor Hotel Welcome to Vermont's Queen City. At the Courtyard Burlington Harbor, sweeping lake and mountain views pair perfectly with authentic hospitality, endless adventure, and an unforgettable get away. 25 Cherry St., Burlington 802-864-4700  Delta Hotels by Marriott Burlington Continually offering a streamlined experience, getting you what you need when you need it. Offering a complimentary 24-hour airport shuttle, Delta Burlington provides a convenient and stylish location for meetings, weddings, and all other special occasions. $$ 1117 Williston Rd., South Burlington 802-658-0250 Green Mountain Suites Hotel Experience all the charm of a boutique Vermont Country Inn. The Green Mountain Suites Hotel is designed to satisfy the needs and comforts of today’s sophisticated traveler, whether staying for one night or an extended period of time. $$ 401 Dorset St., South Burlington 802-860-1212  Holiday Inn Express South Burlington Minutes from downtown Burlington, UVM, and Lake Champlain, this 121-room hotel features an indoor pool, fitness center, and complimentary breakfast. With easy access to shopping, dining, attractions, and 5 incredible ski resorts, it’s the perfect destination for groups and getaways. $$-$$$ 1720 Shelburne Rd., South Burlington 802-860-6000 /hoteldetail Hotel Vermont Located in downtown Burlington near the shores of Lake Champlain, celebrating the spirit of independence and love of community through years of cultivated local partnerships. Explore like a local, relax like it’s your job, and soak in every detail. $$ 41 Cherry St., Burlington 855-650-0080 O B õP O P O B O B B õP B õ 27 Lakeshore Vermont Lakeshore Vermont is a pet-friendly, family orientated place to stay. Located in the heart of Malletts Bay with incredible lake and mountain views, a private 100-foot sandy beach and 200-foot dock. Offering nightly and extended stays. 76 West Lakeshore Dr., Colchester 855-655-6371 Smart Suites, Ascend Hotel Collection Minutes from downtown Burlington on Shelburne Rd., enjoy the comforts of home in studio efficiencies, one-bedroom, or jacuzzi suites with full kitchen. Featuring a fitness center, laundry, and complimentary breakfast, the perfect for a short trip or extended stay. $$-$$$ 1700 Shelburne Rd., South Burlington 802-860-9900 ADA Compliant, WiFi Available, Pet Friendly EXPERIENCE A Single Pebble A welcoming spot in downtown Burlington near Church Street Marketplace. Combining fresh local and traditional ingredients with authentic seasonings, A Single Pebble has been serving classic and creative Chinese family style meals since 1997. 133 Bank St., Burlington 802-865-5200 Champlain Valley Dinner Train Rediscover the romance of the rails on board Vermont’s fastest-moving restaurant. A relaxing three-hour round-trip dinner train from Burlington to Middlebury. Three-course gourmet dinner created on board while the Vermont landscape rolls by. Reconnect and make cherished memories. 1 Main St., Burlington 800-707-3530 Church Street Marketplace The Church Street Marketplace is downtown Burlington's historic and vibrant pedestrian mall with over 100 local boutiques and national brands, upscale and casual dining featuring outdoor seating, year-round festivals, street entertainers, and more. A true destination all year-round. 131 Church St., Suite #209, Burlington 802-863-1648 O õP Dakin Farm - South Burlington No trip to Vermont would be complete without visiting Vermont’s tastiest attraction. Vermont’s finest cob-smoked meats, pure maple syrup, aged cheddar, and other specialty foods. Come by to find a piece of Vermont to take home with you. 100 Dorset St., South Burlington 800-993-2546 WINTER • SPRING • SUMMER • FALL Come gather di sco er & connect . PLANYOURNEXTOCCASIONWITHDELTA BURLINGTON! 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