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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

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7 Spring Work Projects In Progress at the Inn

Matthew and Phil unpack the new sconces for the dining rooms. Matthew Robinson (owner) and Phil Heitkamp (carpenter) have been working hard on spring renovation projects to make Swift House Inn fresher than ever. We were hoping for warm weather and sunny days this April. But this is Vermont’s… Read More

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7 Ways to Enjoy Maple Sugaring Season in Vermont

Want to enjoy maple sugaring season in Vermont? Who doesn’t! With its warmer days and colder nights, March is the perfect time to start thinking about the liquid gold that is maple syrup. We put together this list of 7 ways to enjoy the sweet sap of the ubiquitous sugar… Read More

5 Reasons Why We Love Betty Nuovo 

Our favorite regulars Victor and Betty Nuovo come to dine at Jessica’s at Swift House Inn a lot. We see them here at a few breakfasts and dinners every week, if not more! As new owners, it feels so good for Matthew and me to be supported by such esteemed… Read More

5 Important Places in Vermont’s Black History

We rounded up 5 important places to honor Black History Month in and around Middlebury, Vermont for all you African American history buffs. Vermont might be the second whitest state in the nation after Maine, but it’s still rich in African American history.  As an Asian American woman, I’m… Read More

7 Romantic Things to Do Around Middlebury, Vermont

We’ve cooked up 7 romantic things to do around Middlebury, Vermont, so that you don’t have to!  The long weekend is coming fast. And if you’re dating, engaged, or happily married, you’re probably wondering if there’s something fun to do with your boo on one of these long weekends… Read More

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Why Is Jessica’s Executive Chef Rob Fenn So Dang Shy?

Good news! Jessica’s at Swift House Inn has opened its doors after its annual cleanup. The restaurant crew were delighted to get a week off with fine, warm weather for chilling on the deck, catching up on yard work, and generally recharging to approach the busy holiday season.  Speaking of… Read More

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Blog Post: Branbury State Park

Two Adirondack chairs basking in the sunlight on the Swift House inn lawn. There are so many outdoor activities available in the summer in Vermont: hiking, biking, swimming, canoeing, kayaking, and so many more. One of the best ways to explore all of these activities and to really… Read More

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Jessica’s Wins the Wine Spectator’s Award

Jessica’s wins the Wine Spectator’s Best of Award of Excellence for our wine program! Many of you will have learned that as of July 1st, Jessica’s has been honored with the Best of Award of Excellence for our wine program by Wine Spectator Magazine. While our wine program has… Read More

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Blog Post: Creemees!

One of the best things about Vermont summers is the creemees. Yes, creemees. Here in Vermont we call soft serve ice cream “creemees”. Soft serve ice cream has a base of milk, cream, sugar, vanilla, and stabilizers formulated in a regulated dairy processing plant, but creemees typically have a higher… Read More