Food and Fun at Vermont's Classic Country Inns
Vermont’s rustic beauty is the obvious reason for a getaway at any of the classic country inns here. There is, after all, no better way to enjoy living in the bucolic countryside than to be staying in a Vermont country inn or Vermont bed and breakfast that complements the environment. Vermont's classic country inns boast good food, good adventure and sights that inspire and restore the soul.
Country inns are found in almost all popular destinations in the state. Visit towns and cities such as Smugglers Notch, Queechee, Woodstock, the Okemo, Stowe, and Ludow. In Woodstock, the bed and breakfast inns have developed a reputation for serving guests with food comparable to that of the finest restaurants in major cities. Even breakfast itself is a feast. Maple Leaf Inn, for instance, offers a hearty morning meal consisting of apple fritters, breakfast pizza, and croissant a l’orange. The innkeepers facilitate guests’ trips around Woodstock for sightseeing and other fun activities in the area such as hiking the Appalachian Trail, horseback riding at Kedron Valley Stables, and fishing or canoeing at Silver Lake State Park.
Visitors to the Stowe area can also visit Hyde Park for wonderful country inns. Fitch Hill Inn is one of the good options in the area. Innkeepers make sure that guests really enjoy the special breakfasts even when visitors have restricted diet requirements. Among the favorite dishes are cinnamon cooked apples, vanilla yogurt, and baked pears with raspberry sauce. After such delicious starts, guests are ready for almost anything though they may have to wait before vising the famous Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Factory. A good first activity might be to commune with the outdoors by canoeing on the Lamoille River or hiking on the Long Trail.
For those who want to be in Central Vermont, one of the definite choices is Moose Meadow Lodge, which boasts of being the only log bed and breakfast in the entire region. This Adirondack-styled inn, however, is not only a work of art. It is also offers wonderful breakfast for its guests. Being nestled in the Green Mountains, the Vermont innkeepers know all the backroads for scenic drives and idyllic picnics.The best destinations include Rock of Ages Granite Quarry, which is said to be the largest in the world, Montpelier, Stowe Street Emporium, Cold Hollow Cider Mill, and Vermont Liberty Tea Company. In the evenings, guests enjoy the performances of Vermont Philharmonic, Eleva Chamber Players, and Montpelier Chamber Orchestra.