Join us every Monday for Hotel Vermont Trivia. Host by the Hotel Vermont staff and prizes for the half-time and overall winners, its a great way to come out and kick off the week.
Burlington Cocktail Walk
Visit three downtown Burlington restaurants for original cocktails made with local spirits and bitters. Enjoy inspired snacks that complement the drinks as well as presentations from the distillers, bartenders, and chefs. Expect the equivalent of two-three drinks over two hours. Bring friends and celebrate the Vermont cocktail scene! Click here for booking information.
Join us for Jazz Wednesdays at Juniper starting at 8:30pm.
August 6 - Ray Vega
August 13 - Ray Vega
August 20 - Ray Vega
August 27 - The Jake Whitesell Trio
Join us in the lobby on Thursdays for our Acoustic Night. Local talents such as John Abair, Eric George, Brett Hughes and others will be singing those sweet acoustic sounds from 8pm - 10pm.
Since Petra Cliffs Climbing Center opened their doors in 2000, they have been the headquarters for the Champlain region's climbing community. They boast an extensive indoor 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.
We are proud to partner with Petra Cliffs to offer an exclusive Hotel Vermont package which includes a equipment, belay instruction, climbing movement instruction and a day pass for $30 from 1pm - 3pm on Thursdays.
Please email our Activities Coordinator, Cassie, for more information at email@example.com.
From the Desk of Miss Magpie
The leaves are just starting to change here in Vermont and there is a slight chill in the air. The days are still warm but the nights are cool enough to make you want put on your favorite sweater. Fall is here and it is one of the best times to visit the Green Mountain State. The season is filled with harvest festivals, apple picking and chili cook-offs. It is a time to explore our corn mazes or take a hayride to the pumpkin patch.
We’ve rounded up a few of our favorite things for fall fun in Vermont that we think you shouldn’t miss this month.
Colors of the Kingdom Festival(September 20) This festival begins early with a pancake breakfast at the St. Johnsbury House. Then head into downtown for train rides, a pie sale, firehouse chili, and live music. There are plenty of children's activities like story times and shows at the Fairbanks Planetarium.
Shelburne Farms Harvest Festival(September 20) Families can participate in hands-on activities in the Family Tent and spend time in the Children’s Farmyard. Educational exhibits will feature antique farm machinery, birds of prey, farm animals, and more! There will also be a hay bale maze as well as horse-drawn hay rides.
Old Fashioned Harvest Market (September 27 & 28) Two full days of cider churning, cider donuts, chili, corn-on-the-cob and more. There will be plenty of fun for the kids including hayrides, organized games, a dunking booth and the sawdust candy scramble. Sunday there is even a pet show!
Vermont Pumpkin Chuckin’ Festival (September 28) This is a is a one-day event where do-it-yourself mechanical wizards of all ages attempt to launch pumpkins as far as possible with catapults! Along with the contest there is music, children’s activities, and a chili cook-off!
Apple Picking - Make an adventure out of apple picking and pair a visit to an orchard with lunch at a nearby restaurant. Hunger Mountain in Waterbury is perfect for this. While you are there, pop over Cold Hollow Cider Mill for their famous cider donuts and round out your day!
Right Outside Our Door
Whether it’s a run or bike ride by the lake, a summer afternoon in the water or a winter morning on the ice, a day trip to the mountain, a walk to the South End Arts District, an afternoon spent wandering through local book stores, cafés, breweries and shops, a day trip to explore Vermont’s small towns or relaxing into a cozy spot by the fire with a good book, we’re here to help you find what fits your curiosity, time, and budget best.
Many of the best activities Burlington has to offer are steps from our front door;
- Spend your day strolling the famous Church Street Marketplace, shop and dine to your heart's content.
- Take a sunset cruise, or learn to sail with Let’s Go Sailing, or rent your own sailboat at the Community Sailing Center.
- Local Motion and the Green Mountain Club can help you with all your biking and hiking plans.
- Lake Champlain offers many beaches and swimming, check out the options here.
And never hesitate to speak to our Front Desk host, or any of our staff, about the many additional local activities we have at our fingertips.
We are excited to announce that we have been named by TripAdvisor as one of Top Ten Hot New Hotels in the US 2013. Thank you to all of our guests, partners, community members and staff who have helped to make Hotel Vermont. We are looking forward to many great years ahead!
Check out the article here.