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7 Romantic Ways to Experience Fall Around Middlebury

Nothing beats a New England fall, and Vermont just may be the best state to experience the season’s full magnificence. Middlebury is a perfect spot to visit for a romantic autumn getaway and to enjoy the colorful foliage. Here are seven ways to make the most of autumn offerings in… Read More

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Happy 150th Birthday, Jessica Swift!

Jessica Swift seated second from left at the Bicentennial Picnic, Middlebury, Village Green 1976. Collection of the Henry Sheldon Museum, Middlebury, Vermont September 17, 2021 is the 150th birthday of Anna Jessica Stewart Swift who lived in the Main House of the inn for most of her 110 years. Read More

Middlebury Acting Company Presents Constellations

Photo courtesy of Town Hall Theater. August 12 through 15, Middlebury Acting Company will be coming to Swift House Inn to perform Constellations, written by Nick Payne and directed by Melissa Lourie. The two-person play starring Grace Experience and Stephen Shore tells the story of a relationship… Read More

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The Sunset Series at Swift House Inn

The Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival presents The Sunset Series at Swift House Inn / Summer of Scorsese, a new social event in partnership with Swift House Inn and the Town Hall Theater of Middlebury, beginning July 8 and ending August 5. Swift House Inn will host screenings… Read More

Put Your Mutt to Work!

Every year employees across the country bring their dogs to work the Friday after Father’s Day. National Take Your Dog to Work Day originated in the United Kingdom in 1996. Then in 1999, Pet Sitters International founded its recognition in the United States as a way to celebrate the… Read More

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The Second Saturday in June: National Rosé Day!

As summer begins in earnest, it’s only proper to celebrate the unofficial wine of summer: Rosé. In the decades following the Second World War, Rosés were the butt of jokes and disdain. Fast forward to today, and Rosé wines show all the full range of expert winemaking and world-class talent. Read More

7 Flowers You Might See at Swift House Inn’s Garden This June

Spring is officially in full swing! Flowers are blooming, the weather is becoming more (or less!) tolerable, and evenings are lasting just a bit longer. It’s the perfect time to tackle that spring-cleaning list. Since the start of spring, our Garden Fairies Lisa and Cassidy Sommer, who are a mother-daughter… Read More

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3 LGBTQ Events in Vermont for Pride Month

It’s June, which means that Pride Month is officially underway. Whether you’re part of a city opening up to celebration for the first time like Rutland, a community bursting with pride and solidarity like Burlington, or in-between like us Middlebury townsfolk, Vermonters everywhere have the opportunity to show their support… Read More

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Support 5 Middlebury Businesses for AAPI Heritage Month

In honor of Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month, we’ve pulled together a list of our 5 favorite Asian American-owned businesses to support this May. As a brand-new Middlebury resident of Korean heritage, I’m excited to learn more about our town’s other entrepreneurs who trace their origins back to the… Read More