Our staff is always happy to share our local knowledge with you, offering information on local attractions and activities you might enjoy. We would be pleased to make dinner reservations for you or provide recommendations about area restaurants if you prefer to make arrangements on your own. We want your Middlebury experience to be what you want it to be … whether that means pursuing a schedule packed with activity … or just camping out in one of the Adirondack chairs on the lawn for the day. Let us help!
Things to Do
Here are some ideas of activities to do during your stay.
Morgan Horse Farm
The Morgan Horse Farm in Weybridge, VT has been welcoming visitors for the past seventy years to experience a guided tour, educational displays, and meet the UVM Morgans on the stunning 200 acre, 150 year-old, working Morgan Horse Farm. The farm is just a 7 minute drive from the inn!
Town Hall Theater
Town Hall Theater is performing-arts venue located across the street, featuring wonderful revolving shows each month. Check their website for the latest shows and show times!
Middlebury Farmers Market
The Middlebury Farmers’ Market (MFM) is a year round Market with over 50 registered members. The Market normally operates as an inside market from November – April and offers an outdoor season from May – October. The Market is located at 530 Exchange Street, at the VFW (parking lot summer, inside winter).
Champlain Valley Orchard
Champlain Valley Orchard is one of the oldest continuously operating Orchards in Vermont, we take pride in growing over 120 varieties of apples, as well as peaches, pears, plums, cherries, nectarines, apricots, and many berries. We are careful stewards of our land and grow all of our fruit following strict Eco-Apple requirements, while striving to minimize our carbon footprint and sustainably contribute to our community.
Mahaney Center for the Arts
The Middlebury College Museum of Art is an integral educational and cultural component of Middlebury College. Our collection of several thousand objects ranges from antiquities to contemporary art and includes distinguished collections of Asian art, photography, 19th-century European and American sculpture, and contemporary prints.
Vermont Folklife Center
Founded in 1984, the Vermont Folklife Center is a nationally-known folklife education organization that uses ethnography—study of cultural experience through interviewing, participation and observation—to strengthen the understanding of the cultural and social fabric of Vermont’s diverse communities.
There are hundreds of great hiking trails located in our area. Below are just a few of the moderate ones we recommend. For an extensive list of options, we recommend downloading the app ‘All Trails’ which will give you all the information on conditions, locations, lengths, etc.
Silver Lake Trail
A 5.3 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Salisbury. Featuring a lovely remote lake with picnic tables. Best conditions are from April to October.
A 5.1 mile loop trail in Weybridge. Best used from June until October. Wide dirt roads lead you to a lookout that offers endless views of the Adirondacks.
Skiing & Snowboarding
Sugar Bush Resort
A great 2 mountain ski resort, only 45 minutes from the inn!
Middlebury College Snowbowl
A small ski area only 21 minutes from the inn. It’s very accessible and priced reasonably.
Mad River Glen Ski Area
Unconventional challenging terrain like nowhere else.
Rikert Nordic Center
55+ km of skate and classic skiing, snowshoeing and fat biking nestled in the heart of the Green Mountain National Forest
Ice Skating and Stick and Puck
Memorial Sports Center– 3 minute drive from the inn to enjoy a fun day of public skating and stick and puck Visit their online schedule
Sledding- A childhood favorite!
Mt. Philo State Park- The good news is there’s no entrance fee during the winter. The bad: It’s a long hike up the winding mountain road. But the payoff is huge: a long, fast, challenging trip down. Mt. Philo is not recommended for very young or inexperienced sledders who are unable to stop or steer on their own.
Mount Philo State Park
Mount Philo State Park conserves the land surrounding Mount Philo in Charlotte, Vermont. Hiking trails give picturesque views of Lake Champlain and the Adirondack Mountains to the west. The park also provides sights of the Green Mountains to the east and south. During the 1800s, Mt. Philo became a popular destination for people to enjoy the wilderness. Today campers and day trippers can visit the park for a chance to go on a hike, go camping, or enjoy an afternoon picnic. Facilities include a bathroom and vending machines open seasonally. The pet-friendly park allows guests to bring leashed dogs.
5425 Mt Philo Road, Charlotte VT, Phone: 802-425-2390
Branbury State Park
Branbury State Park covers 69 acres in the towns of Salisbury and Leicester, Vermont. The state park sits beside the eastern shore of Lake Dunmore beside Mount Moosalamoo. Families and friends can gather at Branbury for a day in the great outdoors. From boating, fishing, and swimming at the lake to hiking, camping, and bird watching, the park has something for all nature lovers. Visitors can spot wildlife like white-tailed deer, fox, moose, porcupines, coyote, beaver, and black bear. During the winter months, guests can come to enjoy the crisp, cold air while snowshoeing and cross country skiing
3570 Lake Dunmore Road, Salisbury, VT, Phone: 802-247-5925
Lake Dunmore is a freshwater lake in Addison County, Vermont. The lake spans the towns of Salisbury and Leicester and has a surface area of 985 acres. Lake Dunmore is over 3 miles long and up to 1 mile wide. Wonderful swimming, kayaking, and fishing fun. 14 minute drive from the inn.
Royal Oak Coffee
Enjoy a delicious maple latte at Royal Oaks. Just a six minute walk from the inn.
Haymaker Bun Company
An adorable coffee shop located in in downtown, be sure to stop in if you are passing through!
Vermont Coffee Company
Located off from exchange street in Middlebury , this coffee shop roasts it’s own beans and serves a great variety of brews!
Otter Creek Bakery
A cozy and quaint bakery shop in the heart of Middlebury, just a short walk from the inn.
Restaurants in Middlebury
Our favorite pizza place with a friendly staff!
Fire and Ice
A quintessential local restaurant for large groups that has a big menu and full bar. Not to mention a top of the line salad bar and prime rib!
Two Bothers Tavern
A casual option with great tapas and cocktails overlooking dowtown.
A terrific Thai cuisine restaurant with a suchi menu.
Located a short drive out of town, providing a large menu of home style favorites.
A great restaurant in downtown offering a full menu of yummy tacos, brews, and cocktails.
Taste of India
An amazing Indian cuisine restaurant in Bakery Lane.
Authentic Italian cuisine, located one the banks of the Otter Creek. This place will be a favorite.
Located just a short drive to Vergennes, Lu-Lu’s offers small batch artisan ice cream hand crafted in Vermont.
Olsen’s Ice Cream
Also located in Vergennes, Olsen’s offers a variety of hard ice cream flavors and malted shakes.
Located in Ferrisburgh, It is worth the short drive. Simply the BEST ice cream around and serving all with homemade crushed cookies.
Burnham Maple Farm
A short drive for the most amazing Maple treats! Indulge in a maple creemee, drizzled with maple syrup and maple crushed candy.
Breweries & More
Otter Creek Brewery
One of the largest local breweries located on exchange street. A must stop location.
Drop In Brewery
A fun atmosphere that offers a wide menu of artesian brews. Try their flight!
Another great brewery on Exchange Street, offering ales, IPAs, and stouts.
Wood Chuck Hard Cider
If you’re not into beer, check out this phenomenal cidery with an amazing tap room and tours. Located down the road from Otter Creek.
Appalachian Gap Distillery
Appalachian Gap Distillery from their solar-powered distillery, they are handcrafting a line of delicious, unique spirits that will delight the senses.
Middlebury Food Coop
You do not have to be a member! Just a short walk from the inn, the coop offers a deli, salad bar and wonderful local options.
Just 1 mile out of town, Hannafords offers a full deli, seafood, and pharmacy.
Just 2 miles north of the cabin, prices are higher but it is great for last minute items needed in a crunch.
Greg’s Meat Market
Locally owned and operated grocery store with a small deli.