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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...
  • Shop in nearby Jeffersonville and Cambridge -- art galleries, antiques, maple products and Vermont crafts
  • Canoe & Kayak
  • Drive through the spectacular Smugglers' Notch Pass
  • Farmer's Markets
  • Golf at a nearby course
  • Horseback riding
  • 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
  • The Green Mountain Byway

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
  • 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

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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 Boyden Farm
Since 1914, the Boyden Family has been farming these majestic Lamoille River valley fields at the intersection of Route 104 and 15 in Cambridge, Vermont. What began as a predominantly dairy farm through the years has evolved into naturally raised beef cattle, field crops, maple production, wine & spirits, weddings and events. The Boyden Family is pleased and honored to host your upcoming occasion! Enjoy your time here at Boyden Farmand create everlasting memories. No questions are too small, visits too many. Share your thoughts, ideas, and vision with us so that we can assist in any way needed. For myself, my staff and the vendors you have hired – this is what we specialize in. We are here to help and have the best intentions of creating a fabulous celebration!

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

The Bierhall at Trapp Family Lodge
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.

Brewster River Pub & Brewery
The Brewster River Pub supports a vast selection of local New England craft breweries. Our beer selection rotates often to accommodate all taste palates. We now offer a selection of our own craft brews brewed in-house! With all this to choose from we offer a flight of four 5 ounce brews to quench your thirst buds! On behalf of Vermont's craft brewers we say thanks for your support. Cheers!

Cabot Cheese
Visit the World of Cabot Cheese in Vermont. Home of the World's Best Cheddar Cheese. When visiting Vermont, be sure to include our Farmers’ Store on your itinerary (or, if you’re a cheese lover, plan your trip around Cabot Creamery!). Our Farmers’ Store is full of outstanding products, making it an easy choice to stop by on your New England adventure. You’ll enjoy browsing our fantastic collection of Cabot products and many other Vermont specialty foods. From a selection of Vermont micro-brews, hard ciders, and local and international wines to our impressive selection of Vermont artisanal cheese, you’ll be delighted with the unique products available at our store. If you aren’t local and can’t make it to our retail store in Vermont, you can conveniently get your Cabot Creamery cheese at a store near you or by shopping online.
Cabot Farmers’ Store, Waterbury Center, VT | Open Wednesday – Sunday, 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Cold Hollow Cider Mill
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.

Fiddlehead Brewing Company
Our tasting room is located at 6305 Shelburne Rd in Shelburne, VT. We offer a selection of draft beers for growler fills and pints. Our tasting room is open for pints with indoor seating available on a first come first serve basis. 802-399-2994

Our beer lineup represents a traditional take on classic European brewing with a healthy dose of the Vermont hop culture thrown in for good measure. Whether your preference is a brown or pale ale, Helles Lager, or our famous Idletyme Double IPA, you will not be disappointed by Brewmaster Will Gilson's offerings.

Jeffersonville Farmers' and Artisan Market

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. 1 hour trail rides and privates available. Open 7 days week year around. Located 10 minutes from Smugglers' and reservations are required. Call 802-644-5347

Lake Champlain Chocolates
Conveniently located on scenic Route 100 near Stowe, Vermont, our Waterbury store showcases everything we have to offer — from truffles and Five Star Bars® to milkshakes and ice cream, even factory seconds! The perfect place to pick up some souvenirs on your foliage tour or to warm-up with a cup of gourmet hot chocolate after a day of playing in the snow. 2653 Waterbury-Stowe Road, Waterbury Center, VT

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.

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.

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!

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.

Stowe Cider
Stowe Cider was founded in 2013 with a vision of bringing something different to the cider scene- a version that boasted less than half the sweetness of most commercial cider. Whether sipping a cider aprés ski, taking a break from a leaf peeping hike, or looking to enjoy some live music, guests are greeted with a consistently rotating tap selection, and more than 10 varieties available to go, no two visits are the same. Ciders range from dry and preservative-free to others containing local fruits, hops, and unique barrel-aged offerings.

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

Ten Bends Beer
Ten Bends Beer is a culmination of early workshop experimentation, creative discernment, business prowess, and raw perseverance that has resulted in some of the highest quality and most sought after small-batch ales in the Northeast. Our two co-owners, Mike Scarlata and Jason Powell, began brewing together in 2012 in a roughly outfitted shed in the woods just three miles from the current Ten Bends location in Hyde Park, VT. While facing the adversities of brewing craft beer in a harsh climate with home-made equipment, Ten Bends Beer was born.

Trapp Family Lodge
"A little of Austria... a lot of Vermont." Get the full experience while exploring our very much alive 2,500-acre hills. Prost! with us at the von Trapp Bierhall while enjoying our Vermont spring water beers and Austrian inspired food after exploring 25 miles of mountain biking trails, 18 hole disc golf course, farm and property tours, and so much more! 800-826-7000

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

Zero Gravity Craft Brewery
Located at our Pine Street Brewery, our friendly neighborhood beer hall is the place to come see what we’re up to! Around any corner there could be a perfect espresso to drink in the sunshine, an ice cold Green State Lager sliding across the bar, or a rowdy game of pool ready to be joined. You might even catch a glimpse of The Great Northern kitchen serving up classic dishes, and brand new favorites. We can’t wait to see you soon.

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