Getaways

  • 6 Things to Know about Historic Newbury
    6 Things to Know about Historic Newbury

    Newbury is not the oldest town in Vermont, but its historic charm is undeniable. Located in Orange County in northeastern Vermont along the Connecticut River, Newbury is one of those classic New England towns with beautifully maintained old homes, a general store on Main Street, and...

  • An Innkeeper Finds Renewal in Ripton
    An Innkeeper Finds Renewal in Ripton

    For Chris Bullock, returning to Ripton felt like coming home. Bullock was 16 years old when his mother—a government employee from New Jersey with no hospitality experience—decided to make a lifestyle change. In 1978, she bought The Chipman Inn on Route 125 in the tiny town...

  • The Classic Vermont Seesaw’s Lodge Stays True to its Roots
    The Classic Vermont Seesaw’s Lodge Stays True to its Roots

    The spirit of Johnny Seesaw’s is alive and well. After reopening Seesaw's Lodge under new ownership in 2018, the historic establishment in Peru still feels like the legendary lodge that’s been welcoming skiers since the 1930s. Owners Ryan and Kim Prins, along with their business partners, used...

  • Happy Vermonters: Beth Kennett Shares Her Farm with Open Arms
    Happy Vermonters: Beth Kennett Shares Her Farm with Open Arms

    Beth Kennett welcomed her first overnight guests to Liberty Hill Farm in 1984. Back then, hosting visitors was a way for Beth and her husband, Bob, to start to diversify their income as farmers. Ever since, families and couples from the Netherlands, Italy, Costa Rica, Mexico, Canada,...

  • A Perfect Weekend Getaway in Bristol
    A Perfect Weekend Getaway in Bristol

    When I'm visiting Bristol, Vermont, the small town reminds me of a place out west I’ve never visited, like Park City or Durango. Historic, flat-roofed buildings with striped awnings and American flags line Main Street, where it’s nearly impossible to miss the gorgeous, dramatic view of...

  • Happy Vermonters: A Change of Pace for Nancy Hanes Ess
    Happy Vermonters: A Change of Pace for Nancy Hanes Ess

    “My husband and I moved here from Richmond, Virginia, to help run my family’s inn. Guests often ask us what we do around here for fun, and I think there are plenty of things—kayaking, hiking, going to the bookstore, or just going for a drive....

  • A Weekend Escape to Burke Mountain
    A Weekend Escape to Burke Mountain

    For a small ski area, Burke Mountain is a big deal in the world of outdoor recreation. Burke Mountain Resort is where you’ll find Burke Mountain Academy, a world-renowned school for ski racing, and Kingdom Trails, an extensive trail system popular for mountain biking, fat biking,...

  • 8 Cozy Inns Perfect for a Vermont Winter Getaway
    8 Cozy Inns Perfect for a Vermont Winter Getaway

    Vermont winter getaways are all about curling up by the fire with a good book or glass of red wine after a day outdoors. Whether you plan to ski, snowshoe, or shop in Vermont, a stay at a local inn can make your trip all the more...

  • 5 Things To Do in Manchester This Summer
    5 Things To Do in Manchester This Summer

    Manchester is many things to different people: a ski town, a shopping destination, or a summer getaway for golfing and fly-fishing. For me, Manchester is home. To celebrate our 12th wedding anniversary, Dave and I opted to get out of Burlington for a child-free weekend...

  • Connecting with Nature at a Tiny Treehouse in Lincoln
    Connecting with Nature at a Tiny Treehouse in Lincoln

    The treehouse in the backyard of Harrison Reynolds and Ellie Bryant’s home earns rave reviews on Airbnb. Perched 30-feet above ground and anchored by four maple trees, the treehouse stands in the shadow of Mount Abraham in Lincoln. Nearly every weekend of the year, visitors looking...