Want a fun little girls trip itinerary? or this could be a lover’s getaway. Just kidding, I hate that word – LOVERS! (ha) I’m going to admit though, it isn’t the easiest place to get to really but it’s worth it!
If you’re like me and a wiz at geography (insert ROF laughing here) here’s a map for reference:
I would make this a two night trip. Fly in on a Friday afternoon and out on a Sunday. Here are a couple of ideas of where you could go and do. First, just Uber it from the tiny airport to your hotel.
HOTEL VERMONT: Preppy Swank. Loved!
41 Cherry Street
This is the perfect place to stay. Friendly and lots of attention to detail. Every floor had a shared coffee/water/tea area. The warm fire with woodsy smells greets you the minute you walk into the lobby. Your modern but comfortable room is outfitted with locally made soaps (lemony!) and lotions.
Drop your bags, run a brush through your hair then hit the town – it’s happy hour!
THE ARCHIVES: Is it an arcade? is it a cocktail lounge? It’s both! Grab a Shinebox or a Shakedown cocktail and belly up to Ms. Pac Man or Tetris. You’re sure to work up an appetite.
photo cred: The Archives website
FRIDAY NIGHT DINNER:
Head over to The Farmhouse Tap & Grill on Bank Street.
I had the Cast Iron Seared Atlantic Salmon with butternut puree, red quinoa, endive, sage and pecan pesto. It was out of this world! They have a great selection of starters too including a raw bar. It’s casual like the whole town – jeans and boots – are fine!
Walk back to the hotel through the quaint downtown that looks almost identical to Boulder, Colorado. They were designed by the same company! Zig and zag down the Church Street Marketplace – so cool. Maybe stop at the hotel lobby bar for a nightcap by the fire or turn in!
THINGS TO DO ON SATURDAY:
- SKI (duh!)
- Tour the Magic Hat Brewery – it’s free!
- Tour Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream (30 min away)
- Take a cheese making workshop\
- Sample famous Lake Champlain Chocolates at the store on Church Street
- See how maple syrup is collected (YUM)
Now, you don’t need me to tell you to head back to the hotel. Rest and relax. And get ready for a wonderful dinner out with your lovely or friends. Head here:
This place looks fantastic. Very Vermont.
Check it out if you get a chance. Buy some maple popcorn at the airport on your way home. I didn’t (wink) but it looked good. Let me know if you have other suggestions.