Vermont is a beautiful state, and we can't wait to share it with you. Columbus Day weekend should be a lovely time (fingers crossed!) at the peak of foliage season.
Traveling to Vermont:
The Red Clover Inn is about 1 hour and 45 minutes from Burlington International Airport, and 2 hours from Albany International Airport. Rental cars are available at both airports.
If you prefer to travel by train, Amtrak has daily service to Rutland (about 15 minutes away, one train per day to/from New York Penn Station).
Gramps' Shuttle is available for car service in the area, and also picks up from both airports and the train station. Please contact them for details (802-558-1543).
Dining in the Mendon area:
Maple Sugar & Vermont Spice: Breakfast and lunch in an authentic sugar house in Mendon. Open daily, 7am to 2pm.
Back Country Cafe: A Killington diner known for its breakfast menu and locally made hot sauce. Open daily, 7am to 12pm.
Liquid Art Coffeehouse: Serving tea and coffee, light bites, and cocktails in Killington, and featuring the work of local artists. Open daily, 8am to 9pm.
Table 24: This Rutland restaurant serves lunch and dinner-- fresh food with local flavor. Lunch 11:30am to 4pm, dinner 4pm to close. Open 7 days a week.
Roots the Restaurant: Roots' mission is to create delicious food from fresh, local ingredients. Located in Rutland, it's great for our vegan and vegetarian friends. 11am to 9pm Tuesday-Thursday and Sunday, 11am to 10pm Friday and Saturday.
The Garlic: Casually sophisticated upstyle Italian roadhouse in Killington. Warm and cozy, open daily for dinner 5pm-10pm.
The Countryman's Pleasure: Mendon restaurant featuring Austrian, German, and American cuisines served in a casual atmosphere with candlelight and warm open fires. Open for dinner Tuesday through Saturday at 5pm.
Activities in the Mendon area:
Mendon Orchards: Pick your own produce in the fall and enjoy cinnamon-scented fresh apple pies and turnovers year round from the bakery. Mendon Mountain Orchards maintains over 80% of the original heirloom apples. You can also pre-taste the pies we will be serving at the wedding!
Sugar & Spice: Pick up locally made crafts, Vermont-themed gifts, or choose from a wide variety of specialty food. If you’re hungry, stop in for some old-fashioned comfort food.
Hathaway Farm, Rutland: If you haven’t experienced a maize maze, now is the time. Get lost in the largest corn maze in Vermont, or find your way in the dark during Moonlight Madness. Also visit the farm store and livestock barn.
Thundering Falls, Killington: A boardwalk leads to the first handicapped accessible portion of the Appalachian Trail in Vermont, which is also believed to be the state’s sixth largest waterfall. Beside the falls are the remains of an historic mill. Enjoy summer’s moss and cool mist or winter’s crystalline splendor, and hike up one of the short loop trails to a view of the valley below.
Killington Resort, Killington: Killington Resort is a four-season recreation mecca, with mountain biking, hiking, golf, and a scenic gondola ride! A ropes course, mountain coaster, and Segway tours at the Killington Adventure Park are also available.
Norman Rockwell Museum of Vermont, Rutland: A chronological display of more than 2,500 Norman Rockwell magazine covers, advertisements, paintings, and other published works show Rockwell's development as an illustrator. Through this nationally recognized collection, one may connect Rockwell’s work to the political, economic, and cultural history of the United States from the early 20th century up through the late 1970s.
Vermont Marble Museum, Proctor: The world’s largest marble exhibit awaits at this extensive museum, where even the marble infrastructure of the village is a must-see. Enjoy carved art, interactive exhibits, and a gift shop featuring beautiful marble accents to take home.