Vermont Attractions and Activities
Many of our guests ask us to help plan an itinerary of Vermont activities for them. The Inn is centrally located to a wide variety of special Vermont attractions, museums, working farms, wineries, cheese makers, restaurants and Vermont Product tours. Many of our guests plan to stay an extra day to explore some of Vermont’s many special treasures.
Brandon is known for its hospitality, friendly natives, and a fun atmosphere. Visit the Brandon Chamber’s Website for the latest special events in Brandon. Discover Why Yankee Magazine called Brandon, Vermont a “Hidden Jewel”. Revitalized downtown Brandon is the “talk of New England” and Yankee Magazine recently chose Brandon as Vermont’s “Hidden Jewel.”
There are events and activities happening most weekends. Come visit Brandon for the newly opened birthplace of Stephen A. Douglas and home of the Brandon Museum, some of Vermont’s best recreation: skiing (both cross-country and downhill are nearby), snowshoeing in the Moosalamoo National Recreation Area and ice fishing on Lake Dunmore.
Brandon, Vermont is also known for its many artists and a Vermont Governor has declared Brandon “The Art and Soul of Vermont”.
We have created Romantic Getaway Packages and offerings with you, the traveler, in mind. Learn more about Brandon by talking a walking tour and find out why our village is often referred to as Unhurried, Unspoiled, Unforgettable!
Ever wondered how Ben & Jerry’s make ice cream? Visit the factory and they will take you from the Family Farms that supply their milk & cream all the way through our factory where Vermont’s Finest is made.
Blueberry Hill Nordic Ski Area, with over 35 years of cross country ski experience with 70 km of trails within the 18,000 acres of protected lands of the Moosalamoo National Recreation Area, of the Green Mountain National Forest.
Cafe Provence – Featuring cuisine inspired by the South of France and the Mediterranean regions, Cafe Provence offers meals accented by seasonal offerings and the Vermont Fresh Network.
Each year over 90,000 people from throughout the world are welcomed to Fort Ticonderoga, a not-for-profit administered by the Fort Ticonderoga Association.
We invite you to Explore Vermont while a guest of The Heart of Vermont Lodging Association in one of more than 40 Country Inns, Bed & Breakfasts and Lakeside Cottages all within a 25 mile radius of Middlebury, home of Middlebury College.
The Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont: History is the oldest chartered community history museum in the United States, welcoming visitors and researchers since 1882. It offers lively tours, exhibits and programs to enrich our understanding of Vermont’s past.
Keewaydin Camp is one of the oldest and most venerable camps in the country, with roots tracing back to its founding as a canoe tripping camp in Maine. Established on beautiful Lake Dunmore in the Green Mountains of Vermont in 1910, Keewaydin has been at the forefront of American camping ever since. Campers return year after year for the magical Keewaydin experience. Indeed, it is not uncommon to find a Keewaydin camper whose grandfather was a former camper!
Lake Champlain Chocolates makes all of their chocolates in small batches in Burlington, Vermont. See chocolates made and take in the aromas and tastes (not to mention free samples) of the Lake Champlain Chocolate factory.
Lincoln Peak Winery and Vineyard is located in New Haven, VT and won 5 awards at the recently judged International Cold Climate Wine Competition in St Paul, Minnesota.
Middlebury College Middlebury College is an independent, residential, liberal arts college with 2,270 students and a distinctly international character. Students and faculty come from approximately 70 foreign countries, and a significant number of students leave campus to study abroad every year. Check the Middlebury Calendar of Events for more info.
National Museum of the Morgan Horse – The National Museum of the Morgan Horse is dedicated to preserving and integrating all aspects of the Morgan horse breed through educational programs,exhibits and special events. Open Wednesday to Saturday 10 AM to 5 PM.
New England Maple Museum – The story of maple sugaring in the world’s largest maple museum. Antiques, paintings, slide show, folk art exhibits, maple syrup samples. A simulated boiling process, “sap to syrup” is presented all year. Gift Shop with mail order service.
Norman Rockwell Museum of Vermont – Nationally recognized collection of Norman Rockwell’s art, founded in 1976, commemorates Norman Rockwell’s Vermont years and the entire span and diversity of his career. Chronological display of more than 2,500 s Norman Rockwell covers, advertisements and calendars.
Robert Frost Trail: A National Recreation Trail that commemorates Robert Frost’s poetry; several of his poems are mounted along the trail in the woods and fields. Blueberries and huckleberries grow in an old field at the far end of the trail The Lilac Inn has a Robert Frost Room. Doug’s grandfather Arthur Sawyer was a friend of Robert Frost when he lived in Franconia, New Hampshire.
Shelburne Museum, founded in 1947, is one of the nation’s most eclectic museums of art, Americana, architecture, and artifacts. Thirty-nine galleries and exhibition structures display over 150,000 objects spanning four centuries. Outstanding collections of folk art, decorative arts, tools, toys, textiles, and transportation vehicles are exhibited in tandem with paintings by artists such as Monet, Manet, Cassatt, Degas, Andrew Wyeth, Thomas Cole, Winslow Homer, Grandma Moses, and many others.
Stephen A Douglas Birthplace: The recently restored 1802 home in historic Brandon, Vermont, is the birthplace of the Honorable Stephen A. Douglas, 19th century statesman. It is the official Brandon Welcome Center and Home to the Brandon Historical Society and traces the history and lives of early Brandon residents and the anti-slavery movement.
Vermont Cheese Trail: Vermont, home to cheese makers since the 1800s, has become an acknowledged national leader of the American artisanal cheese renaissance. To explore 41 cheese making members who produce over 150 varieties of award winning artisan and farmstead cheese.
Vermont’s Famous Covered Bridges: Short, long, red, white, brown, open, closed, with windows or without, there are covered bridges throughout Vermont.
Vermont Marble Museum, the World’s Largest Marble Museum. Extensive Gift Shop, 100 displays, movie, artist in residence, Marble Market, custom marble work.
Vermont Soap Organics produces USDA Approved, Certified Organic alternatives to the often irritating, chemical and detergent based personal care products now in general use. All products are sold in the on-site Factory Outlet.
The Vermont Teddy Bear Company has been handcrafting Teddy Bears right here in Vermont for more than 25 years. All Vermont Teddy Bears are guaranteed for life. Come to where Vermont Teddy Bears are born. Print this coupon and bring it with you for a free tour of our factory!
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