Monday, January 10, 2005

Weekend in Vermont

We spent the weekend in Stowe, Vermont. Here are some of the highlights of our trip.

  • Getting a personal tour of the Cabot creamery plant by Doris, and then sampling some of their more obscure cheddars and super-high-fat butter (Yummm!)

  • Snowshoeing (for free!) at the Trapp Family Lodge. We lucked out and arrived on National Trails Day so we didn't have to pay for passes or rentals. It was snowing pretty heavily on the mountain but it wasn't too cold. This was our first time snowshoeing and although it was a little difficult on hills, it was great fun. If you like to hike in the woods, you'll probably like snowshoeing. Uphill is really hard but downhill and flat terrain is fun and easy. The woods were beautiful, all covered in snow and there weren't too many people. We didn't pack anything to drink, so we ate handfuls of the freshly fallen snow when we needed a drink. I'll definitely do this again.

  • Sitting by the fire at our Inn, drinking tea and eating home made cookies.

  • Enjoying gourmet farmhouse breakfasts at our inn. We had blueberry pancakes the first morning and broccoli, mushroom quiche the second morning. Read more about our innkeepers award winning breakfasts.

  • Enjoying a romantic gourmet dinner at the Blue Moon Cafe.

It was a lovely weekend. I would like to go back and try cross country skiing or snowshoeing again on the town recreation trail. I would also recommend staying at The Brass Lantern Inn.


Blogger Katie said...

That sounds so nice! Glad you guys had fun.

9:51 AM  
Blogger Ben Brophy said...

Snow shoeing sounds great, I've been wanting to try that. I've been on the Cabot tour - they were making jalapeno cheddar the day we were there, and i was amazed at the quanity of salt they pour in there!

4:21 PM  
Blogger Stacy said...

Unfortunately, they weren't making cheese when we were there (Saturday). But Doris did a great job explaining the process and I've seen cheese being made on television many times so I got the gist of it. Seems to be our luck. We once visited the Cape Cod potato chip factory but arrived too late in the day to see the chips being made.

4:25 PM  

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