Inns

Dorset Inn, Dorset Vermont

The Dorset Inn, Dorset, Vermont

When traveling south on Route 30 from Middlebury to Dorset for a mid-week getaway in the quaint New England town, I found myself winding through tiny towns and around lakes, past artisan galleries, general stores, and more barns and silos than I could count. Within a few miles of […]

Yellow Farmhouse Inn, Waitsfield, Vermont

The Yellow Farmhouse Inn, Waitsfield, Vermont

Waitsfield, Vermont is my go-to destination in Vermont for a night away. It’s a hop, skip and an Appalachian Gap from Middlebury and is home to some of my favorite restaurants and watering holes in the state (have you tried Mad Taco or Peasant yet?). The Mad River […]

Visit the Mad River Valley, Waitsfield, Vermont

Visit Vermont: The Mad River Valley

If I had to choose one town to live in for the rest of my life, I would pick Waitsfield, Vermont, every time. When I hit the peak of the Appalachian Gap and start making my way down into the Mad River Valley, I get a giddy “welcome home” feeling even though […]

The Pitcher Inn, Warren, Vermont

The Pitcher Inn, Warren, Vermont

When you drive through the charming town of Warren, Vermont, set in the Green Mountains alongside the Mad River, you can’t miss the “Almost World Famous” Warren Store and—just across the street—a stately 11-room inn that is the focal point of Main Street. For years, Warren has been a regular stop […]

Jackson House Inn, Woodstock, Vermont

Modern with luxurious linens and ample amenities. No, historic and charming with the ability to transport me back to simpler times. This is an internal debate I have with myself often as I research inns, bed and breakfasts and boutique hotels around the country and in Vermont to book for our getaways. Depending on […]

Hill Farm Inn, Sunderland, Vermont

If I had chosen to take Randy’s last name when we got married, I would now be a Hill. McCormick is a name people take—not give away—I was told. I tend to agree. I have to admit, though, that I am excited for my future kids to take on the Hill name. Not only […]

The Swift House, Middlebury, Vermont

Swift House Inn, Middlebury, Vermont

The Swift House Inn, a historic property set on a rolling hill on the outskirts of downtown Middlebury, will always hold a special place in our hearts, as cliché as it might sound. After visiting and considering all of lodging options in Middlebury for our wedding night in October […]

Willard Street Inn, Burlington, Vermont

Willard Street Inn, Burlington, Vermont

I’ve always admired family-owned businesses, as it certainly takes patience, discipline and good communication to work with family members day in and day out. In Vermont, there are an overwhelming number of family-owned-and-operated businesses from dairy farms to maple syrup operations to restaurants and country stores that have been thriving for generations. The […]

Dining Room at Stone Hill Inn, Stowe, Vermont

Stone Hill Inn, Stowe, Vermont

My first job in the hospitality industry started the summer before I headed to Middlebury College as a Feb. I was hired by Triple Creek Ranch in Darby, Montana, a Relais & Châteaux property located in the Bitterroot Valley. Triple Creek consistently wins impressive awards: Travel & Leisure’s 2014 Best Hotel in the […]