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Made Inn Vermont B&B, Burlington VT

In a big dark Victorian, looking like something the Adam’s Family might AirBnB, Made Inn Vermont B&B is a contradiction in so many ways, starting with the fact that it is small (only four rooms) but has a growing reputation among fashionistas, rock & rollers, and mid-century modern style fans who also love craft beer. Here's why: Meeting [...]

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Hotel Vermont, Burlington VT

Only three years old, Hotel Vermont, a chic boutique, is everything an upscale Vermont hotel should be: environmentally conscious with judicious use of natural elements in a funky, eye pleasing décor. And this being Vermont – where locals take beer seriously – Hotel Vermont claims its own “Beer Concierge,” Matt Canning, who arranges day-long Vermont [...]

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Greater Rutland VT: Little Belittled Town on the Rise

WHY GO: Granted, not many people rhapsodize about Rutland VT, but come here and you’ll see another side to this much-maligned Vermont city. Whatever challenges Rutland has faced, it has done so with heart and soul and has come out on top. How else would you describe a town of 17,000 beating out Boston’s Fenway [...]

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Red Clover Inn, Mendon VT

Red Clover Inn, Mendon, VT. Just a few miles from downtown Rutland, and about 15 minutes from Killington Ski Resort, many consider this to be one of the top B&B’s in central Vermont. This attractive yellow inn is fine enough for the local Chamber of Commerce to hold a monthly soiree, friendly enough to feel [...]

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Greater Wilmington VT: Better Than Ever

WHY GO: Wilmington VT and the greater Mount Snow/Haystack Mountain area was slammed hard by Hurricane Irene in August 2011; so much so that buildings floated away and crumbled to bits. But just within this past year (2016), there’s been resurgence, especially on the culinary scene. Over half a dozen new restaurants have opened, shops [...]

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Fall Foliage Frames Bennington Battle Monument

Bennington Battle Monument

  Built to commemorate a turning point in the American Revolutionary War, the Bennington Battle Monument stands 306 ft. 4 ½ “ tall in Bennington, Vermont. Take the elevator to the top of the obelisk for a picture-postcard view of the surrounding Green Mountains, turned all shades of gold and russet during peak fall foliage (typically [...]

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Middlebury VT: Much More Than the College

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 [...]

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Woodstock VT: Saving the Earth Began Here

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, [...]

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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 [...]

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Bennington VT: Welcome to the Green Mountain State

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 [...]

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