ACTIVITIES

SKIING/ SNOW BOARDING
DOWNHILL - CROSS-COUNTRY - BACK-COUNTRY  

Located in the heart of Southern Vermont ski country, the Vermont Mountain House is a short distance to  Bromley Mt.  (3.5 miles), Magic Mt. (8 miles),  Stratton Mt. (16 miles), and Okemo Mt. (21 miles). 

Cross Country and Backcountry skiing opportunities abound. Nearby cross country ski centers include:

Wild Wings Ski Touring Center (3.5 miles)

 Viking Nordic Center  (6 miles)

Grafton Ponds Cross Country Ski (18mi)

For the more adventurous and experienced, the house is stocked with books and maps on local routes.  Nearby touring trails include the Catamount Ski Trail, which you can access directly from the house through the forest. 

 

 

HIKING / MOUNTAIN BIKING

The house is close to some of the most spectacular hikes in the Green Mountains.  There are dozens of nearby hiking opportunities and mountain biking opportunities of varying lengths,  technical ability and scenery, including the famed Vermont Long Trail,  Lowell Lake, Bromley, Stratton, and Mount Equinox.

 

OUTLET SHOPPING
RESTAURANTS

There are delicious restaurants nearby in Peru, Manchester, or Londonderry from casual cafes to French, Italian, Steakhouses, Farm to Table, Taverns, Taprooms, etc. These are just some of the many restaurants nearby. Clink on the links for menu and directions:

J.J. Hapgood General Store & Eatery

The Silver Fork

The Raven's Den Steakhouse & Taproom

SoLo Farm and Table

Zoey's Double Hex

The Perfect Wife

Jake's Restaurant and Tavern

Chantecleer

Ye Olde Tavern

YOGA / SPAS
WATER ACTIVITIES
THEATER/ENTERTAINMENT
FARMER / ARTISAN MARKETS

The Vermont Green Mountains are a land of artisans and artists.  Stop by any one of the many working farms for a tour and to buy produce. Reservations may be needed so please check with the farm or gallery directly.

Nearby farms include:

Taylor Farm 

Woodcock Farm (Cheese)

Mad Tom Orchard

Wildwood Berry Farm

Anjali Farm

Someday Farm

Oak Summit Farm

Northsire Farm

Farmer's markets:

Dorset

Manchester

West River Farmer's Market (Londonderry)

Nearby Artisans & Galleries include:

Lasser Ceramics

Flowerbrook Pottery

Meadow Birch Gallery

Manchester Fine Glass

Mountain Painters  & Artisans Gallery

Marthas Folk Art

Tilting at Windmills

Village Green Gallery

 

Explore the abundant lakes and rivers nearby and rent a kayak or canoe or take a swim. Click links for more information on each location:

Hapgood Pond  (local swimming hole)

Emerald Lake  (swimming, non-motorized boats)

Dorset Quarry (swimming only)

Lake Lowell  (hiking and non-motorized boats)

Lake St. Catherine (swimming, motorboats allowed)

 

The house is ten minutes from the acclaimed Weston Playhouse, an excellent regional theater with plays and musicals and a cabaret, as well as a short drive to The Dorset Theatre Festival which features new works on multiple stages. Outdoor concerts and music festivals abound when the weather permits. Check the links for info:

Weston Playhouse

Dorset Theatre Festival

Events Calendar in Southern Vermont

Southern Vermont Arts Center

 

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