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
• Go gliding over the Worcester mountains
• 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
"...we learned to use Smuggs as a central point for day excursions. Of course there's Stowe just over the Notch. Too many restaurants to keep up with. But we tried. Then there's a pleasant ride to Burlington with Church Street, the waterfront and its bike path. This summer we discovered the bikeway over a causeway over Lake Champlain. We had a great time and actually needed the one rainy day to read and doze to refresh. Looking forward to next summer." Joan from Sharon, MA. Stayed 08/27/2017-09/01/2017
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is 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. CLOSE
The Barn at Smugglers' Notch
The Barn at Smugglers' Notch
is 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, Mt. 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 the 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 keys ingredients that went into the building of this very special event space were location, design, comfort and service. CLOSE
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 $5.00 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.
Open seven days a week, year round except Thanksgiving Day, Christmas and New Years Day. (802)882-1240 For more information, visit www.benandjerrys.com CLOSE
, the areas first canoe and kayak tour business, and now the best! Paddle in the heart of Vermont's beautiful Green Mountains. Whether you canoe Vermont or kayak Vermont, with us you can swim, picnic, fish, or just take in our beautiful scenery. Guided or self guided tours available. Call Ken Roberts ("Bert") 24/7 to make your reservations today!
Home/Fax 1st (802) 644-8189
Mobile (802) 730-2216 CLOSE
Boyden Valley Winery
International Award Winning Grape, Fruit, and Vermont Ice Wines, Hard Cider & Spirits. Located at the junction of Routes 15 and 104 in Cambridge, come take a tour and enjoy a wine tasting of YOUR choice of any 7 of our products for $6 per person PLUS a branded wine glass! Open year-round, seven days a week, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm(802) 644-8151
or for more information, visit www.boydenvalley.com CLOSE
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 ($2.00 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 1-800-837-4261 to confirm cheese-making days. If you have a large group we encourage you to make reservations for the tour. For more information, visit www.cabotcheese.com CLOSE
Cold Hollow Cider Mill
The Cold Hollow Cider Mill is 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. For more information, visit www.coldhollow.com CLOSE
Lajoie StablesWelcome 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 or visit www.lajoiestables.com.
Open daily 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. CLOSE
Lake Champlain Chocolates
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 or visit www.lakechamplainchocolates.com. CLOSE
Lamoille Valley Bike Tours
Lamoille Valley Bike Tours
offers electric bicycle tours and rentals along the Lamoille Valley Rail Trail. Explore the beautiful landscape, scenic river, quaint villages, local attractions, artisans, breweries, and businesses by E-bike! More power for your pedal, more energy for your adventure! Call (802)730-0161. CLOSE
Magic Hat Brewery & Artifactory
The Magic Hat Artifactory
, the nerve center of it all, is located in South Burlington, VT, and is ready to take your taste buds to places you never knew existed!
Open Monday - Saturday from 10:00 am - 7:00 pm.(802) 658-BREW (2739) CLOSE
Petra Cliffs Indoor Climbing
Petra Cliffs Indoor Climbing
boasts an extensive indoor climbing facility designed to appeal to climbers of every level. Add indoor and outdoor classes and excursions taught by the area’s best and brightest instructors, and it’s immediately clear why Vermont chooses Petra Cliffs Climbing Center & Mountaineering School. CLOSE
Rock Art Brewery
Rock Art Brewery
is 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!
Open Monday - Saturday from 9:00 am - 6:00 pm. CLOSE
Welcome to Stowe Bowl
! Our 8-lane bowling venue is not your regular alley, but something a little more boutique, swanky, cozy, comfortable, loungy, and elegant. Great food, a full bar serving everything from Shirley Temples to White Russians, a lounge atmosphere, and a state-of-the-art audio-visual experience to complement the good old family sport that everyone knows and loves. Game on! CLOSE
Stowe Golf Park
A Stowe Summer recreation facility, "The Stowe Golfpark" is a public sports facility, centrally located on the Mountain Road in front of the Sun and Ski Inn and Suites
and consists of an 18-hole putting course and mini-kiosk. This heavily landscaped and contoured Stowe miniature golf course is in a garden environment and is a welcomed addition to Stowe, Vermont Summer activities. The course has been professionally designed as a miniaturized Stowe golf course which strives to simulate a real golf environment and experience. Adults, kids and families alike enjoy the challenge of a game of putting. While keeping score, players of all ages can "read" the breaks in the greens, avoid natural obstacles, fairway hazards, sand traps, rough grass, trees, etc. The Stowe Golfpark is open from May through October from 10:00 am - 9:30 pm daily.(802)253-9951 CLOSE
Have you ever watched birds, gliding along effortlessly on wind currents? Soaring is the same principle: quiet, calm, peaceful or stand-your-hair-on-end exciting as you want to make it. Come glide with us
and find out what you're missing. We're certain that, once you try it, you'll be hooked for life... We are! CLOSE
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 CLOSE
Vermont Teddy Bear Factory
The Vermont Teddy Bear Factory is where all these cuddly little friends are born. Come for a visit and not only will you see how the Vermont Teddy Bears are made, you can custom build your own. For directions to the factory and for a tour coupon, visit www.vermontteddybear.com CLOSE
Vermont Canoe & Kayak
Making it easier for you to get out on the water! With a variety of trips and departure times there's no reason you and your family can't get out paddling in no time. Vermont Canoe & Kayak
is conveniently located on Route 15 behind The Family Table in Jeffersonville.(802)644-8336 CLOSE