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Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 31, 2016
Quaint Cabins  (2 Answers)

I am looking to find quaint, funky, off the beaten path cabin lodging in Vermont in October 2017.

All clues and tips appreciated.

dan and mary

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 22, 2016
Fall Trip 2017 Quaint with Appalchian Trail Access  (3 Answers)

Mary and I are skipping our way along the AT this fall "doing" Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine by doing day hikes with lodging in quaint towns that have short drives to AT access points. Besides hiking we love to stroll and poke our noses into quaint little spots for shopping, eating and relaxing. Seeking a mix of remote spots with maybe a nice farm house or cabin as well as a populated small town with a quaint B&B or Inn.

Blue Highways are preferred for travel between stops which are usually 3 days.

So far these places seem to jump out - Grafton, Woodstock and a rural area outside of Rutland. We have no clues yet about Southern Vermont in the Green Mountain area. Comments about neighboring Delaware are welcomed!

Routes as well as lodging tips welcomed!

dan and mary from south carolina

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 02, 2016
Northeast USA snow areas  (8 Answers)

I want to take my two nieces, ages 18 and 13, to someplace "up north" in the USA to see snow over the Christmas break. I have skied in years past but no more. And the girls have never skied. So that is not an activity to consider. Just want to fly into a decent main stream airport and not have to drive too far to get to perhaps a ski resort where even if there is no real snow, we will still have the artificial fluff. :-) Vermont offers some darling villages with covered bridges but those are about 2 hours from any airport. Perhaps that will be the case with any of the "guaranteed" snow areas.......a bit of a drive from an airport. So, I am relying on my team of VT experts to point me in the right direction. I am thinking 3-4 nights at a hotel / resort. I don't mind driving. Just don't want to spend much of the vacation behind the wheel. Snow boarding, taking cable cars to the top of a mountain, sledding, horse drawn carriage rides........bring 'em on.

Have thought of Vermont, Maine, Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, New York etc

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 26, 2016

How do you greet each other in Vermont?? Should travelers dress in a specific way?? Are there any necessary phrases travelers should know??

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 02, 2015
Cool places to see in/around VT  (3 Answers)

We'll be back east this October. Any "Must See's" between Providence, RI and St. Johnsbury, VT?? Thanks!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 08, 2015
resort in VT/NH area?  (1 Answer)

A resort in the VT/NH area that one could do "day trips" from? Thinking of something in the 50 rms or higher category.
I know of Mt Washington hotel but looking for something in VT/NH area.....a hidden gem???!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 23, 2014
Vermont in Winter  (1 Answer)

What is there to do in Vermont during the winter other than skiing and snowboarding? Are there holiday train rides for adults? I saw that there is the Polar Express but that is for children. I'm looking for an adult train ride. What about theatre productions?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 22, 2014
store that sells bulk grade C maple syrup  (4 Answers)

Last time I went to Vermont, we found a little store with country type things, and a big barrel of grade C maple syrup where you bring your own Jug and paid by weight. I want to go back and get some more this year but I don't remember where that was, and we don't have as many days so want to be sure to find it. Can anyone help?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 10, 2014
Dog friendly attractions  (1 Answer)

We will be visiting the Lake Champlain are with our 2 year old Snow Lab and were wondering of dog-friendly attractions. Also, is the Northern Lights Daily Cruises allow dogs?

Thank you.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 09, 2013
Aussies wanting to experience changing of the colours in Vermont.  (2 Answers)

The wife and I have on our bucket list the "changing of the colours" in Vermont October 2014.Should we do an organized tour with Insight or Globus or have you some better alternative.Fire away.Looking forward to your suggestions.Please keep in mind we are in our late 60's.We are experienced travellers but the years are catching up with us.Both in good health.Experienced with motorhoming and B & B's.Thanking you.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 16, 2013
Best fall foliage drive  (8 Answers)

We will be touring Vermont, New Hampshire, and Northern New York this fall by car for a few weeks. We will be leaving Wisconsin on Oct. 5th and will drive the northern route into Canada to New Hampshire and will return going thru Penn., Ind., and Ill. What would be the best route to take in the color and the ambiance of rural New England in NH, Vermont, and NY? What would be the MUST see and do while we are in this areas?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 08, 2013
Transportation  (3 Answers)

My daughter is flying into Dublin on May 14, 2013 at 5:30am and has to get to Shannon Airport to meet with a group she will be traveling with. She is flying into Dublin because there are no direct flights from Boston-Shannon. We are looking for ground transportation!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 11, 2012
long-term parking in burlington  (1 Answer)

Hi-we need to leave our car in a secure parking in burlington for two weeks and travel by Amtrak. Can you tell me how to find and reserve a safe parking spot? thanks.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 11, 2011
Book of Vermont photos and Robert Frost poems  (3 Answers)

Does anyone know the name of a book containing photos of Vermont and poems, or excerpts from poems, by Robert Frost. All I know is that it has a hard cover, the photos are stunning, and it's not absolutely huge. There is a photo on every second page, with a full poem or a short quote from one on the opposite page.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 03, 2011
Guys weekend in Burlington in July- what to do?  (2 Answers)

About ten of my buddies are getting together in Burlington in late July this year and I'm looking for fun stuff to do for Friday - Sunday. We're all from out of town and haven't been before. Most of us are late-20's. Things we're interested in trying to do are: brewery tour, cheese farm/tasting, sugar house tour (if they are open during that time of the year?), hiking, Ben & Jerry's tour?

Also, any recommendations on a good place for a large group of guys to stay would be appreciated.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 05, 2011
September in new england  (4 Answers)

My husband and I are planning a trip through Vermont and New Hampshire in September. We will be coming from Ticondaroga NY. I would like to know any points of interest between there and maybe Woodstock. Should we allow a day of sightseeing and spend the night or keep driving on to the white mtns?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 25, 2010
Where to stay and what route to take from boston  (3 Answers)

Hi there:

I'll be flying into Boston for work next Saturday (Oct 2nd) and I basically have all of Sunday free to do some sightseeing. I wanted to drive to Vermont on Saturday, stay the night and then see Vermont all of Sunday, and then drive back to Cambridge Sunday evening.

I'm wondering if anyone has any recommendations on what city to stay in in Vermont? I want to catch the best fall foilage, maybe do a little hiking, visit some small towns. Any hikes with waterfalls? Any recommendations on which route to drive for the best fall foilage or any other not to miss attractions welcomed.

Thanks in advance!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 30, 2010
New Years Eve B&B with dinner?


After spending a wonderful New Years Eve last winter at a B&B in Woodstock, VT (Lincoln Inn at Covered Bridge) which serves an optional great dinner, we are looking to repeat that experience this year.

Any recommendations for a moderately priced B&B or INN with a great dinner available?

Thanks in advance.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 08, 2010
Great hikes near Dover?  (1 Answer)

Heading up in a couple of weeks and open to any suggestions for some great hikes. Thanks!!!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 26, 2010
Looking for Freeport ME. equivalent in Vermont ?  (3 Answers)

Hi All,

We live in CT. and are looking for a weekend getaway in VT in the Fall. We traveled to Freeport, ME. a few years ago and it was a perfect mix of country stuff for me & shopping for my wife. I'd like to find a location in VT. with similar amenities ? We've been to VT. before but my wife found parts to be too "in the middle of nowhere" for her taste.

Any suggestions ?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 28, 2010
stowe vermont  (2 Answers)

hi all-- i was wondering if anyone knows if the sunset bar is still up and running just outside stowe vt- think was in or close to cottage club road-- thanks:)

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 21, 2010
Last minute trip--what to see in Vermont in 2 days and nights

We are making a last-minute, first-time trip to New Hampshire and Vermont next week. After flying into Manchester, we'll drive through New Hampshire and enter Vermont around St. Johnsbury. Here is our beginning plan for where to drive in Vermont:

Hwy. 15 to Stowe, Waterbury and Montpelier.
Montpelier on I-89 to Burlington
Burlington down Hwy. 7 to Woodstock, Ludlow, and Weston
From here, we need to return to Manchester and can take I-91/I-89 or a more scenic route if there are small towns we should see.

We are interested in the scenery and culture, a little artisian, local food shopping. We have two days and nights. Will this route give us a good overview of Vermont, and can you suggest other stops/routes we should add? Also, we are looking for small, good Bed and Breakfasts where we can enjoy the local culture.
Tnank you!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 14, 2010
Family first visit to vermont. What to see & do.. HELP !  (2 Answers)

My family is from S. Florida and every year at the time / Late Jan. we hit the road to see what the world has to offer. This year we have choosen Vermont! We love the snow and I want to see some of those pretty little towns I hear so much about. Heres the problem I know nothing about Vermont other then what I have read about so some great inside help would be great! If someone would be so kind as to direct us into a nice scenic route, I would like to see Cabot house, Ben & Jerry's, a maple farm,Stowe Alpine Slide & would like a nice place to take the kids tubing. I am open to all. I havent but my finger on lodging yet but it will be a private cabin in the mountains (help with this too would be nice ) We are planning on 5 days in the area, 3 teenage boys, SUV & ready and waiting for any and all help. Thanks so much in advance for your time.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 04, 2009
New Years near Woodstock??

We two middle-aged couples are staying in Woodstock (Lincoln Inn) for a few days around New Years Eve. We are not skiers. Any recommendations for daily activities in the area?? We'll eat dinner at the Inn once or twice but recs. for nearby restaurants for lunch and other dinner are also appreciated.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 30, 2009
New Year's destination for 2  (3 Answers)

Hi everyone, I am trying to find a location for our New Year's holiday in Vermont. Ideally i would like to book a room in an inn/ cabin/ cottage where other people will celebrate as well. My husband and I are looking for a romantic weekend but share the New Year's Eve dinner with others... I have been looking online but everything seems to be addressing more groups than couples.

Any ideas? We would like to spend Dec 30th to Jan 2nd.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 09, 2009
inns in state of Vermont (northeast)  (2 Answers)

Hi All! My husband and I are travelling to Quebec and want to jog down into Vermont for a couple of nights. Any suggestions for an inn/b & b? Something quiet, clean, friendly, perhaps close to an interesting town.

Many thanks,

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 26, 2009
December destination help  (7 Answers)


My girlfriend has mentioned staying somewhere in Vermont after Christmas and over New Year.

Any help in recommendations (websites) as to where to stay. Coming from New York it would help if the hiring of a vehicle was kept to a minimum although I appreciate this might not be possible given the weather.

Something quiet but not too remote, cabin-like but within a couple of miles of a grocery store or basic shops/diner.

I am not familiar with the area at all but any pointers appreciated.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 07, 2009
Highest Bowl

I love hiking in the Middlebury Snow Bowl area of the Breadloaf Wilderness in the Green Mountain National Forest, and I remember seeing on a topo map years ago a little natural bowl (situated on the rim of Middlebury Snow Bowl) called "Highest Bowl". (I believe it was called that because it was the highest altitude natural bowl in the area.) I'd love to hike there. Can anybody tell me exactly where it is and how to get there?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 04, 2009
New Years Eve B&B?  (1 Answer)


Looking for some recommendations for 2 middle aged couples spending a few days, including New Years Eve, 2010 in Vermont at a B&B. Priority is on good food with nice accommodations.

Recommendations, appreciated...


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 02, 2009
Mt. Mansfield

I'll be in Stowe VT next weekend and I'm looking for a good hike. I was thinking Mt. Mansfield would be nice, but I'm not familiar with all of the different trails. If anyone can recommend any "must do" trails, that would be great. Also, how's hiking the Chin, camel hump or the pinnacle?

Thanks in advance

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