I want to take my two nieces, ages 18 and 13, to someplace "up north" in the USA to see snow over the Christmas break. I have skied in years past but no more. And the girls have never skied. So that is not an activity to consider. Just want to fly into a decent main stream airport and not have to drive too far to get to perhaps a ski resort where even if there is no real snow, we will still have the artificial fluff. :-) Vermont offers some darling villages with covered bridges but those are about 2 hours from any airport. Perhaps that will be the case with any of the "guaranteed" snow areas.......a bit of a drive from an airport. So, I am relying on my team of VT experts to point me in the right direction. I am thinking 3-4 nights at a hotel / resort. I don't mind driving. Just don't want to spend much of the vacation behind the wheel. Snow boarding, taking cable cars to the top of a mountain, sledding, horse drawn carriage rides........bring 'em on.
Have thought of Vermont, Maine, Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, New York etc
How do you greet each other in Vermont?? Should travelers dress in a specific way?? Are there any necessary phrases travelers should know??
Hi there...My name is Alex, 28yrs....Im coming to Burlington Dec 2-6th. Had plans to meet down there with friends but they all backed off so Ill be down by myself. trying to make new friends and hangout during my stay. What are the places to absolutely visit and not miss to have a good time solo unless I meet some cool friends
Hi everyone, hope you are all good today :)
My Grandmother is visiting me in Montreal next month and we really want to take a short trip across the border to Vermont (or New York) so that she can see the countryside in the Fall. Whilst she can walk she tires easily so she will use a wheelchair when outdoors.
Where can we go that is wheelchair accessible ?
I am thinking along the Champlain Lake, any must see places?
We only have 3 days and whilst we do want to get as much out of these days as possible I do not want to over tire my Gran (she is 85).
Any help is greatly appreciated.
We'll be back east this October. Any "Must See's" between Providence, RI and St. Johnsbury, VT?? Thanks!
A resort in the VT/NH area that one could do "day trips" from? Thinking of something in the 50 rms or higher category.
I know of Mt Washington hotel but looking for something in VT/NH area.....a hidden gem???!
What is there to do in Vermont during the winter other than skiing and snowboarding? Are there holiday train rides for adults? I saw that there is the Polar Express but that is for children. I'm looking for an adult train ride. What about theatre productions?
Last time I went to Vermont, we found a little store with country type things, and a big barrel of grade C maple syrup where you bring your own Jug and paid by weight. I want to go back and get some more this year but I don't remember where that was, and we don't have as many days so want to be sure to find it. Can anyone help?
We will be visiting the Lake Champlain are with our 2 year old Snow Lab and were wondering of dog-friendly attractions. Also, is the Northern Lights Daily Cruises allow dogs?
Any info about an exhibition of crafts and quilts next weekend?
I know where I can get a $16.00 glass of chardonnay, but does the village center have anything resembling a regular old pub?
I got the possibility to travel 14 days in Texas. I will arrrive the 24th of February and leave again from Austin the 11th of March. After reading quite a lot, I decided to go to the area around El Paso and start at Guadalupe National Park and Big Bend National Park. My idea is to follow more or less the mexican boarder and end up at the Gulf coast and heading back to Austin. Does anybody have any Texas road trip experience in here and places, they would like to share with me? I am interested in scenic drives, hiking, rafting and maybe end the trip on the Gulf coast beaches.
Instead of driving from Austin to El Paso I am considering flying to El Paso and start my road trip there to save time.
Thank you :-)
Is there any way to get from Burlington to the Plattsburg airport by public transportation?
The wife and I have on our bucket list the "changing of the colours" in Vermont October 2014.Should we do an organized tour with Insight or Globus or have you some better alternative.Fire away.Looking forward to your suggestions.Please keep in mind we are in our late 60's.We are experienced travellers but the years are catching up with us.Both in good health.Experienced with motorhoming and B & B's.Thanking you.
We will be touring Vermont, New Hampshire, and Northern New York this fall by car for a few weeks. We will be leaving Wisconsin on Oct. 5th and will drive the northern route into Canada to New Hampshire and will return going thru Penn., Ind., and Ill. What would be the best route to take in the color and the ambiance of rural New England in NH, Vermont, and NY? What would be the MUST see and do while we are in this areas?
My daughter is flying into Dublin on May 14, 2013 at 5:30am and has to get to Shannon Airport to meet with a group she will be traveling with. She is flying into Dublin because there are no direct flights from Boston-Shannon. We are looking for ground transportation!
Hi-we need to leave our car in a secure parking in burlington for two weeks and travel by Amtrak. Can you tell me how to find and reserve a safe parking spot? thanks.
I ma taking a bus to UVM that will arrive at 1am. What is the best/cheapest/safest option to get to the Grand Isle ferry?
what options are there to obtain fare from Burlington VT to Niagara Falls NY?
Air/Rail/Bus are fine... but most direct, shortest time, lowest cost are all desirables. Time of day or day of week is flexible. Many thanks for your help.
Does anyone know the name of a book containing photos of Vermont and poems, or excerpts from poems, by Robert Frost. All I know is that it has a hard cover, the photos are stunning, and it's not absolutely huge. There is a photo on every second page, with a full poem or a short quote from one on the opposite page.
About ten of my buddies are getting together in Burlington in late July this year and I'm looking for fun stuff to do for Friday - Sunday. We're all from out of town and haven't been before. Most of us are late-20's. Things we're interested in trying to do are: brewery tour, cheese farm/tasting, sugar house tour (if they are open during that time of the year?), hiking, Ben & Jerry's tour?
Also, any recommendations on a good place for a large group of guys to stay would be appreciated.
My husband and I are planning a trip through Vermont and New Hampshire in September. We will be coming from Ticondaroga NY. I would like to know any points of interest between there and maybe Woodstock. Should we allow a day of sightseeing and spend the night or keep driving on to the white mtns?
I'll be flying into Boston for work next Saturday (Oct 2nd) and I basically have all of Sunday free to do some sightseeing. I wanted to drive to Vermont on Saturday, stay the night and then see Vermont all of Sunday, and then drive back to Cambridge Sunday evening.
I'm wondering if anyone has any recommendations on what city to stay in in Vermont? I want to catch the best fall foilage, maybe do a little hiking, visit some small towns. Any hikes with waterfalls? Any recommendations on which route to drive for the best fall foilage or any other not to miss attractions welcomed.
Thanks in advance!
After spending a wonderful New Years Eve last winter at a B&B in Woodstock, VT (Lincoln Inn at Covered Bridge) which serves an optional great dinner, we are looking to repeat that experience this year.
Any recommendations for a moderately priced B&B or INN with a great dinner available?
Thanks in advance.
Heading up in a couple of weeks and open to any suggestions for some great hikes. Thanks!!!
We live in CT. and are looking for a weekend getaway in VT in the Fall. We traveled to Freeport, ME. a few years ago and it was a perfect mix of country stuff for me & shopping for my wife. I'd like to find a location in VT. with similar amenities ? We've been to VT. before but my wife found parts to be too "in the middle of nowhere" for her taste.
Any suggestions ?
Can anyone assist with providing a contact number for Home Farm Cottages on Pucker Street , Stowe?
Thanks in advance
hi all-- i was wondering if anyone knows if the sunset bar is still up and running just outside stowe vt- think was in or close to cottage club road-- thanks:)
We are making a last-minute, first-time trip to New Hampshire and Vermont next week. After flying into Manchester, we'll drive through New Hampshire and enter Vermont around St. Johnsbury. Here is our beginning plan for where to drive in Vermont:
Hwy. 15 to Stowe, Waterbury and Montpelier.
Montpelier on I-89 to Burlington
Burlington down Hwy. 7 to Woodstock, Ludlow, and Weston
From here, we need to return to Manchester and can take I-91/I-89 or a more scenic route if there are small towns we should see.
We are interested in the scenery and culture, a little artisian, local food shopping. We have two days and nights. Will this route give us a good overview of Vermont, and can you suggest other stops/routes we should add? Also, we are looking for small, good Bed and Breakfasts where we can enjoy the local culture.
Visiting Stowe in May & have never been to VT before. We are from UK and have only been to Florida in the states previously. In FL they accept Travellers cheques for goods & Services & return any change in's cash - i.e. the traveller cheques are as good as cash and safer to travel with.
Can anyone tell me whether the same principle applies in Stowe (our main base) and in the rest of Vermont too.
Hope someone can help.