Enhance your Smugglers' vacation with one of these taste-bud pleasing experiences highlighting Vermont's vibrant specialty food and farm-to-table communities!
Gourmet Cheese & Wine Tasting
Mon. - Fri. 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
The Boyden Valley Winery invites you to join them for a "European Winery Experience in Vermont." Visit for a tour of the winery, complete with tastings, gourmet cheeses, fresh fruit, and breads. Cheese plates purchased for guests under 21 will be served with juice.
Monday - Friday, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm. Meet at the Boyden Valley Winery; stop by the Guest Services Desk for directions. $24.95 plus tax, per person. Advance registration required, limited space available. Available August 31 - October 16, 2015.
Made in Vermont Tour
Tuesday, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Depart Smugglers' Notch Resort and travel to historic Stowe. Visit Laughing Moon Chocolates, home of delicious handmade chocolates. Witness a chocolate dipping demonstration, taste the decadent samples and purchase some chocolates to enjoy back at Smugglers'. Travel up the mountain and arrive at the Trapp Family Lodge where the “Sound of Music” resonates the minute you arrive. Gather for a history tour and learn of the Von Trapp family’s journey from Austria to Vermont and why they purchased a small farmhouse in Stowe. Enjoy a delicious lunch on your own at The Trapp Family Lodge Deli/Bakery which offers a variety of baked goods, soups, pasta dishes, salads, deli meats and sandwiches as well as their renowned Trapp Lagers. Visit The Vermont Annex, retail outlet for Cabot Cheese, Lake Champlain Chocolates and Danforth Pewter and Smugglers’ Notch Distillery. There will be time to shop and enjoy the free samples! For the perfectly sweet ending to a busy day, visit Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream Factory for a tour and a taste. Under 18 must be accompanies by an adult.
Tuesday, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. Transportation included. $125 per person. Under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Advance registration required, limited space available.
Private tours can be arranged for parties of 6 or more. Call ahead or inquire at the Guest Service Desk when you're here.
Farm to Table Dinner and Organic Farm Tour
Tue. 5:15 pm - 8:30 pm An educational and delicious dining experience at Valley Dream Farm in Cambridge! This family-owned organic farm is set in a picturesque valley outlined by gently rolling hills and the breathtaking backdrop of majestic Mount Mansfield, Vermont's highest peak. Your evening begins with an informational tour hosted by the farm's owners, the Tisbert family. As you stroll around the farm, you might even get to harvest vegetables or cut flowers for the dining table!
After the farm tour, mingle with the farmers while enjoying a first course of appetizers. An outdoor covered porch decorated with fresh flowers is the setting for a dining experience like no other - the delicious meal is prepared for you by a local guest chef from one of our area's finest restaurants!
Served family style, the meal begins with an abundant salad and fresh bread. Entrees feature a choice of savory meats and an array of the the farm's seasonal certified organic vegetables and herbs, picked at their peak of freshness. Valley Dream Farm's abundant produce selection ensures that a vegetarian entree option is always available. Dinner is complemented by other savory local foods and Vermont products.
Dessert and fresh coffee from local coffee roaster Brown & Jenkins become the grand finale to this delightful farm dinner.
Families with children are welcomed. The Farm Store is open for additional purchases.
Dinner and tour - $65 plus tax per adult, $39 plus tax per child under 10.
What to wear: Dress casual/comfortable and bring a sweater or jacket for cooler evening temperatures.
What to bring: You are welcome to bring a beverage of your choosing to complement your meal. Openers and wine glasses are provided.
Driving time to the farm is 15 minutes.
Advance registration at the Guest Service Desk is required. Sign-up deadline Tuesday at 10:00 am. Directions can be obtained at the Guest Service Desk. Tours begin at 5:15 pm promptly at the farm.