Viewing: Vermont

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 […] Read More

The Essex: Vermont’s Culinary Resort and Spa

Food at The Essex is extraordinary – which is as it should be considering this is a “Culinary Resort.” What does that mean? In this case, it means that this property was once a satellite campus of the prestigious New England Culinary Institute until 2009 (when it was consolidated in Montpelier), with the teaching ethos, training […] Read More

Grafton VT: Ski Magic and Irreverent History

$5 dollars and a jug of rum was the price of naming rights when Grafton was renamed in 1791, the same year Vermont entered the Union. Samuel Spring was already selling spirits on the site where the Old Tavern now stands, but over time the enterprise added a hotel. A popular stopover on the Boston-to-Montreal and […] Read More

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