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Smugglers' Notch Vermont Area Attractions

Lots more to do and see in the surrounding area!




Things you can easily see and do on your own within a 30 minute drive...
  • Play golf at a nearby course
  • Shop in nearby Jeffersonville and Cambridge -- art galleries, antiques, maple products and Vermont crafts
  • Drive through the spectacular Smugglers' Notch Pass
  • Explore historic Stowe - specialty shops, fine dining, antiques
  • Visit the famous Trapp Family Lodge
  • Enjoy a vineyard and winery tour with tastings at the Boyden Valley Winery

Within 1 hour...
  • Explore the city of Burlington with its fantastic shopping and dining
  • Sail or cruise on Lake Champlain -- dining, mystery cruises and entertainment
  • Play a round of golf at an array courses within a 1 hour drive
  • Enjoy Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Factory
  • Visit Vermont Teddy Bear Factory
  • Test your willpower at Lake Champlain Chocolates
  • Sample at the Cold Hollow Cider Mill
  • Shop at the Essex Shoppes and Cinema
  • Tour Vermont Cabot Creamery
  • Shop at Church Street Marketplace in Downtown Burlington
  • Explore the Shelburne Museum a museum of art, design, and Americana
For more details, click the links below...

The Alchemist
A family run brewery specializing in fresh, unfiltered IPA. John & Jen Kimmich originally opened The Alchemist as a 60 seat brew pub in the village of Waterbury in 2003. After eight years of success and growing popularity, they decided to open a small production brewery. Today The Alchemist currently operates two breweries in Vermont and handles all local distribution.

Bakersfield Country Club
Set in the sun-washed hills of northeast Bakersfield, Vermont. Bakersfield Country Club is a private family club providing social and recreational activities for its members and their guests. BCC has a friendly tradition that started with its founding members — Families with great pride and values born out of the farmlands and fields surrounding Bakersfield. These same values and friendliness have been passed down to the second and third generation members. The Club is committed to maintaining its reputation for excellence and tradition.

The Barn at Smugglers' Notch
A new breed of Vermont Wedding Venue. Modern, elegant & sophisticated, yet designed and built with a vernacular that matches the natural beauty of its surroundings. With almost 360 degree mountain views, the location is one of the most stunning panoramic vistas in Vermont and New England. The Barn has plenty of windows to take full advantage of the unobstructed views of Vermont's tallest mountain, Mount Mansfield, Smugglers' Notch, and the peaks of the Green Mountains. The Barn is set on the 77 acre historic Dodge Farm on the Mountain Road, minutes from Smugglers' Notch and Stowe Mountain Resorts. The Barn at Smugglers' Notch is a premier, upscale wedding and event facility, operating year round. "The Barn", as we like to call it, was completed in 2016. The key ingredients that went into the building of this very special event space were location, design, comfort, and service.

Ben & Jerry's Factory
Located on a rolling pasture overlooking the Worcester Range in the Green Mountains of Vermont is the Ben and Jerry’s Waterbury Factory. Here, you can learn all about the ice cream production process. The tour starts in the Cow Over the Moon Theatre with a 7-minute “moovie” about how Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield turned a $5 correspondence class into a very successful business that shares its success with its employees and the community - and has fun doing it! Then, you’re off to the mezzanine for a bird’s eye view of how “Vermont’s Finest” is actually made. Finally — you’ll visit the FlavoRoom for samples of the day. 802-882-1240

Cabot Cheese
Home of the World's Best Cheddar Cheese.
Guided tours include an informative video, which tells not only the history of Cabot Creamery, but also a little something about the agricultural history of Vermont. After the video, take a walk down the hall to actually view Cabot's award-winning cheese being made. Following the tour ($2 per person over 12 years of age) you'll nibble the many varieties of cheeses, including the World’s Best Cheddar and Best Flavored Cheddar. You will also enjoy:
 > Cabot Critters Coloring Book. Kids, and lots of adults, too, love our happy Cabot Critters!
 > Weekly specials on selected cheese products.
 > Manufacturers discount coupons.
 > Money-saving coupons for purchases back home.
Please call 800-837-4261 to confirm cheese-making days. If you have a large group we encourage you to make reservations for the tour.

Cold Hollow Cider Mil
One of the top producers of Fresh Apple Cider in all of New England and are one of the very few that press year-round. The Mill has become one of the top tourist attractions in Vermont because the operation is open to public viewing. You'll see cider that's still made the old fashioned way, with a rack and cloth press built in the 1920's. Once you've seen cider made, wander through the large Retail store and check out many of the Vermont specialty foods. Bring your appetite, since you can sample plenty of jellies, mustards, applesauce, fudge, and other goodies. In the summer, watch real bees make honey in the "honey corner" (don't worry, they're behind glass). You'll also be lured by an overwhelming aroma to The Donut Counter, where you can sink your teeth into the legendary cider donuts. These donuts were featured in Gourmet Magazine, as one of the top four donuts in the country. The Cold Hollow Cider Mill welcomes school groups, tour buses, families or anyone interested in seeing one of the areas biggest attractions, 7 days a week - year 'round.

Custom Photo Tours
Orah Moore has owned Haymaker Press for 34 years, publishing her landscape photos as greeting cards. she is a family portrait photographer and for 10 years covered Vermont's farms in Vermont magazine. Choose a 1 to 5 hour session getting off the beaten path, and discover new ways to capture our photographic vision of Vermont SLR and cell phone cameras welcome. Schedule your photo tour during your stay at Smuggs. 802-793-3737

Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium
Take a journey to the cosmos in Vermont's only planetarium! The Fairbanks Museum is a Victorian "cabinet of curiosities" with animals and artifacts from around the world. The mission of the Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium is to inspire wonder, curiosity, and responsibility for the natural world.

Lajoie Stables
Welcome to Lajoie Stables, a family owned and operated business for over 25 years. We offer trail rides for all levels of experience. From the first timer, to the intermediate, on to the more experienced. Tours range from 1, 1 1/2, and 2 hours and privates are also available. Open 7 days week year around. Located 10 minutes from Smugglers' and reservations are required. Call 802-644-5347

Lake Champlain Chocolates
is Vermont's best chocolate experience. Try it first hand at their factory store located in downtown Burlington on 750 Pine Street. During the tour you will learn how chocolate is made from the Cocoa Bean and brought to our palettes with samples of dark, milk, and white chocolate flavors. The store features a wide selection of gift boxes, eclectic flavored chocolates and ice cream bar. Tours are available daily Monday - Saturday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. For additional information contact the factory store at 800-465-5909

MountainOps Outdoor Gear is an outdoor gear store located in Stowe, VT. We are dedicated to providing high quality and unique equipment and clothing for life in these Green Mountains and for your travels to the snow capped peaks and rocky trails around the world. If you've never been to the shop, you've got to check it out. Located in an iconic red barn built in 1893, we offer 3000 square feet of high-end clothing and gear for outdoor enthusiasts, along with the friendliest and most knowledgeable staff in Vermont. Over the past 23 years we've made it our business to become Stowe's premier ski & bike shop.

Outdoor Gear Exchange
Located on Church Street in beautiful Burlington, Vermont. Our mission is to sell great gear at great prices. We believe everyone should be able to get out and have fun! Smart buying and over 20 years in the outdoor industry allows us to offer the best deals possible on a fabulous selection of gear for camping, hiking, backpacking, rock climbing, ice climbing, mountaineering, telemark skiing, alpine touring (AT skiing), nordic skiing, biking, kayaking, canoeing, adventure travel and yoga. We also have a fantastic selection of footwear and apparel from casual to technical. If you find yourself in town make sure to stop by for a visit.

Rock Art Brewery
Located 30 minutes from Smugglers' Notch Resort. Visit us to see where the beer is brewed and sample 8 beers from our taps. Take a fresh growler back with you!

Savu Sauna
A sauna sanctuary nestled in the Green Mountains. Just three miles from Smugglers' Notch, we offer a private, romantic spa in a beautiful, outdoor setting. We offer a unique spa experience that cultivates wellness, deepens your connection to nature, and celebrates the healing benefits of sweat bathing. Come sauna, sit by the fire, and enjoy a glass of wine while taking in the breath-taking views of the Green Mountains.

Smugglers' Notch Distillery
A father/son partnership in Jeffersonville, Vermont. The distillery was founded in 2006 at the foot of the famed Smugglers’ Notch, site of many a clandestine bootlegger’s run through this rugged Vermont mountain pass. Although we don’t need to smuggle anymore, Smugglers’ Notch Distillery® provides spirits worthy of the cause. Using the finest ingredients blended with pristine Vermont spring water, we make, barrel age, blend, and hand-bottle remarkably distinctive, award-winning spirits one small batch at a time.

Snowflake Chocolates
Snowflake Chocolates combines the tradition of superior New England products with the knowledge of generations, and the finest natural ingredients. Handcrafted from recipes that have been a family tradition for over 50 years our chocolates are a Vermont tradition. At Snowflake Chocolates, we strive to bring together the uniqueness of snowflakes and the quality of handcrafted chocolates. Each piece is handmade from family recipes in small batches, coated with the finest milk and dark chocolate. These coatings were selected to complement our sweet centers and roasted nuts. The finest natural ingredients, fresh Vermont butter, cream and sweet amber maple syrup, come together to make the tastiest butter crunch, peanut brittle and fudge.

The Spa & Wellness Center at Stoweflake
The Spa at Stoweflake features 30 treatment rooms and 120 treatments. Stoweflake signature treatments celebrate the four magnificent seasons and indigenous products of the Green Mountains. The Spa Treatment Rooms feature Asian-theme treatment rooms, which are designed and decorated in an Eastern theme to enhance Asian body treatments. Private treatment suites offer the ultimate in experience to share a spa experience with a friend, family member or significant other. This very special room features a 2 person soaking tub, double shower, and fireplace.

Summer on the Green
Central to the village, and located steps from The Lodge, the spacious Village Green sets the stage for mountain culture at Spruce Peak. From artisan markets showcasing the best Vermont has to offer to festive concerts with world-famous headliners, there's something to look forward to every week this summer at Spruce Peak. All summer long — starting June 22, 2021.

Switchback Brewing Company
Switchback offers FREE tours every Saturday at 1:00 pm and 2:00 pm. Tours are given by a brewer and last around 30 minutes. Tastings of our current offerings are available at the end of the tour for $1.50 per sample. Tour size is limited to 30 people and reservations are required. Please call the Tap Room to reserve your spot. 802-651-4114

Umiak
Umiak Outdoor Outfitters offers daily, self-guided and guided river trips and specialty tours. There is no better way to see Vermont's breathtaking landscape than from a canoe or kayak. You, too, can experience the freedom and beauty as you float through the magnificent Green Mountains. Make your reservation by calling 802-253-2317

Vermont Canoe & Kayak
Embark on a river journey tailored to your spirit of adventure. The Morning River Kayak Tour will cradle you through some of Vermont’s most stunning scenery. The Ice Cream Float is always a favorite with children and the young at heart. Enjoy a scenic bike ride on the Lamoille Valley Rail Trail and paddle down the Lamoille River on the E-Bikes & Boats Tour. This is but a glimpse. NEW THIS YEAR … ask about our River Scavenger Hunt! Vermont Canoe & Kayak is conveniently located on Route 15 behind The Family Table in Jeffersonville. 802-644-8336

von Trapp Brewing
Enjoy flavorful, crisp lagers at von Trapp Brewing located at the Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe, Vermont. A humble brewery with the capacity of 2,000 barrels per year attracted attention under the name Trapp Lager, and the brewery received requests from all over the United States. The von Trapp family, who had always been reticent to commercialize their family heritage, realized that they had a product deserving of the family name. The new facility, completed in 2015 under the name von Trapp Brewing, allowed the family to expand beyond their home territory and spread the gospel of craft lagers.

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