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Indulgence Tour
Monday, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm.

Indulge yourself in a day trip that is designed to pamper you with coffee, chocolate, wine, maple syrup, VT history, and covered bridges. This trip includes stops at Brown & Jenkins Coffee Roasters, Snowflake Chocolates, Boyden Valley Winery, VT Maple Outlet, and covered bridges. As well as a stop at the Old Red Mill to view the Snowflake Bentley Collection.

Monday, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm. Transportation included. $70 per adult. $50 per youth 12 & under. 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.

Vermont's Culinary Creations 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 at Trapp Family Lodge and an included tasting of 4 of their renowned lagers. Created by Johannes von Trapp, these lagers are an American version of the tasty lager he has enjoyed in Austria. Visit The Vermont Annex, retail outlet for Cabot Cheese, Lake Champlain Chocolates and Danforth Pewter. 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 accompanied by an adult.

Tuesday, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. Transportation included. $145 per adult. $135 per youth 12 & under.
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.

Montreal Day Trip
Wednesday, 8:00 am - 6:30 pm.

Leave the driving and parking to us as you explore the Old French Quarter, the Waterfront, the Montreal Casino, underground shopping and other points of interest. Maps, information and transfers throughout the city provided.

Wednesday, 8:00 am - 6:30 pm. $99 per person. Transportation included. Under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Advance registration required, limited space available. Extended childcare is available. Please contact TREASURES after booking your Montreal trip so our child care staff can accommodate your needs.

Private tours can be arranged for parties of 6 or more. Call ahead or inquire at the Guest Service Desk when you're here.


Beginning June 1, 2009, U.S. and Canadian citizens 19 years and older who enter the U.S. at land and sea ports of entry from within the Western Hemisphere will need to present government-issued enhanced license or a passport. Children age 18 and under will be able to enter with proof of citizenship. Verbal claims of citizenship and identity alone will not be sufficient to establish identity and citizenship for entry into the United States.

U.S. resident aliens will also need a Green Card.

All other foreign country residents will need their valid passport with I94 document. If you are crossing the American/Canadian border and do not have your I94 document with you, you will need your valid passport and a visa. There will be a nominal fee to prepare the I94 documentation for you.
Vermont Brewery Tour
Thursday, 10:30 am - 3:30 pm.

Vermont is home to several breweries, microbreweries, nano-breweries, and brewpubs that produce a wide variety of beer. In 2011 and 2012, the Brewers Association ranked Vermont as the state with the greatest number of breweries per capita. Come along and taste what we’re bragging about! Your first sip of the day starts at Lost Nation Brewery, makers of honest, small batch beer. The brewery takes inspiration from lesser-known European beer styles, along with local Vermont life to guide their brews. Travel down the road to Rock Art Brewery. It began production in Johnson, VT in 1997 and is now distributed in Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Arizona, Pennsylvania, Maine and New Jersey! Sample four of their amazing beers, learn how they are made and tour the brewery. Arrive in Stowe at Crop Bistro for a “beer-tasting lunch.” Take a seat in the Biergaten, sample six of their brews and dine on a “Crop Sampler Lunch.” Meet the brewer during your visit. Your “brew crawl” ends at The Trapp Family Lodge. In just a short time, Trapp Lager has gained high acclaim among lager aficionados. Sample their four lagers during your visit.

Thursday, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm. Transportation included. $145 per person. Ages 21 & older only. 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.

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