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Middlebury VT: Much More Than the College

Morgan Horse, Indoor Training Ring, UVM Morgan Horse Farm

WHY GO: Most people come to Middlebury VT for the liberal arts college of the same name. But another college – and a certain kind of horse – are also prominent features of this tidy town. The origin of the sturdy but graceful Morgan Horse can be traced to Middlebury Vermont, and the University of Vermont [...]

Woodstock VT: Saving the Earth Began Here

Downtown Woodstock VT at sunset

WHY GO: A tidy downtown anchored by the venerable Woodstock Inn (for 150 years!), Woodstock and the surrounding area is not glutted with kitsch or tourist fare. Once a release valve for the Victorian wealthy who’d take the train from NYC or Boston to White River Junction, and then the 14-mile spur into the mountains, [...]

Woodstock Inn and Resort, Woodstock VT

Renovated in 2011, the centrally located Woodstock Inn, first opened in 1892 on the site of the Eagle Inn, has reason to be proud. Service is exemplary, food is wonderful and aesthetics way over par. Though most amenities – fitness center, golf course, ski resort – are off-site, they are easy to get to. And [...]

Bennington VT: Welcome to the Green Mountain State

Apple Orchards with Vermont Mountains Bennington VT

WHY GO: The lush, green mountains around Bennington VT, just over the Massachusetts border on Route 7, are the defining aspect of this region - inspiration for poets and artists like Robert Frost, Grandma Moses and Norman Rockwell. And for entrepreneurs, as well. Bennington Pottery, Dion Snowshoes (“performance snowshoes”) and Hemmings Motor News all originate [...]

the most curious spots

the most unique experiences

Travel experts Malerie Yolen-Cohen and Sandra Foyt live for serendipitous adventures in the Northeast, and beyond. On Getaway Mavens, they share entertaining and eclectic ideas for “turnkey” getaways in the Northeast; recommendations (from locals and other satisfied guests) about the most curious spots to explore, the most unique experiences, one-of-a-kind shopping, foodie-approved dining, and singular luxury lodging.


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