1. Night ski at Bolton Valley. Snag a few $25 night skiing passes and drive just 35 minutes to the mountain for an evening on the slopes. Not a night skier? We have $70 any day, any time Bolton Lift Passes available for guest purchase.

2. Spruce up your wardrobe (sustainably!). There’s no shortage of thrifting and vintage shops in the area. We could spend hours browsing in the The Vault or Project Object Vintage.

3. Cozy up and order from our Bedtime Menu. We’ll bring a fresh tray of milk and cookies or hot toddies right to your room.

4. Take a glassblowing class at AO Glass. You’ll find little touches from our friends at AO Glass throughout the hotel, but visit us with on our new AO Glassblowing Package and you’ll be able experience glassblowing firsthand. Head home with a vase, drinking glass, or bowl of your own design.

5. Stop into NU Chocolat for cocoa and truffles. If the turndown sample on your pillow wasn’t enough, just a few blocks away from the hotel, visit the NU Chocolat storefront. We love sampling seasonal truffle flavors and grabbing a warm beverage to go.

6. Snowshoe at Catamount Outdoor Family Center.  Grab complimentary snowshoes from our front desk and take to the snow.

7. Unconventional breakfast sandwiches and comics at Café Hot. Try the Number 8 (yes, that’s a chicken fried egg) and the Brakefast Sandwich (yes, that egg is wrapped in griddled cheese). Add a side of their house hot sauce to whatever you order! While you chow down, flip through their library of comics.

8. Turkish coffee and donuts at The Grey Jay. Find yourself at the top of Church Street and cozy up for brunch (and never forget the sweets).

9. Cross Country Ski at Sleepy Hollow through our Cross Country Skiing Package!

10. Sip tea and paired sweets at Dobra Tea. 

11. Family fun at ECHO. While winter might not be the best time to dive into Lake Champlain, but you can explore the depths of the lake from the shore at the ECHO Center. Stay with us at our Kids & Family Package, and head two blocks down to the interactive exhibits with tickets in hand.

12. Catch a movie at the Roxy. Just blocks away, Merrill’s Roxy Cinema is a Burlington staple, known for it’s old-school flair and range of independent & mainstream films.

13. Drinks and arcade games at The Archives. With a drink list that will satisfy everyone, Archives is a go-to spot for a good beverage and a bit of friendly competition.

14. Beer hall cheers at Zero Gravity. Cozy up by the fire or challenge a friend in shuffle board while you sip on a Conehead and share a bowl of Dirty Fries.

15. Stroll through the Soda Plant. Grab a warm beverage from Brio Coffeeworks or Tom Girl and peek into the shops, galleries, and studios that makeup this small business basecamp. Don’t miss both floors!

16. While you’re in the South End, shop locally made art and goods at Thirty Odd.

17. Take a bundled bike path stroll. The views of Lake Champlain in the wintertime make the chilly breeze more than worth it. Try starting at Perkins Pier and heading south.

18. Jazz and drinks at Juniper. Every Wednesday from 8-10pm, Hotel Vermont is filled with tunes and good energy of Jazz Night with Ray Vega. Don’t be surprised if folks find their feet and dance along throughout the lobby.

19. Grab a friend and spend an afternoon rock climbing at Petra Cliffs. 

20. Spruce up your home space with vintage home goods from Barge Canal or Anjou & the Little Pear.

21. Ice Skate at Leddy Arena. Check public skating hours here.

22. When the water freezes, explore the Sea Caves at Arthur Park, a true winter wonderland.

23. Check out the new renovations at Devil Takes a Holiday. New small bites match their funky cocktail menu. If you’re feeling patient, order a drink mixed on their electric shaker for a extra special, extra foamy beverage.

24. Heat up and cool down at Savu Sauna Lakeside. A sauna cold-plunge combo overlooking Lake Champlain is the ultimate new year reset.

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