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Local Purveyors’ Blog Post Series: Misty Knoll Farms

Here at the Swift House Inn in Middlebury, Vermont, we strive for excellence when it comes to everything we do, especially the food we serve. We like to support the local economy and our fellow community members by buying our ingredients locally. Over the next couple of months we will… Read More

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Dakin Farm and Maple Syrup

We all know what the first thing people think of when they think of Vermont: maple syrup. Vermont is the largest producer of maple syrup in the United States, producing about 6% of the world’s supply. In 2019, Vermont produced over 2.2 million gallons of maple syrup, way more than… Read More

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The Trail Around Middlebury

We are very fortunate here in Middlebury, Vermont. We are located in the center of Vermont, an ideal location to have access to some of the greatest sites Vermont has to offer: Lake Champlain, Lake Dunmore, Silver Lake, Rikert Nordic Center, Middlebury Snow Bowl, and an amazing number of museums… Read More

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Valentine’s Day Wine and Chocolate Tour – VT

Valentine’s Day, Sweetheart Day, Heart Day, Spoil Your Loved One Day…whatever you call it, it is a time to express your love and gratitude to those special people in your life and we think some time spent on a little Vermont getaway is the perfect way to do that!… Read More

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Winter at its Finest at Rikert Nordic Center, VT

For those of you that look forward to all that the winter season has to offer, the state of Vermont is a cold weather paradise. All around our inn in Middlebury, VT you can find an endless amount of winter activities to enjoy. From snowshoeing to skiing or snowmobiling to… Read More

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2017 Ice Bar Event in Burlington, VT

It’s time to bundle up and enjoy all of the amazing events and activities this winter in Vermont! Whether you would love a day snowshoeing, downhill or cross country skiing, hiking, ice skating, or just walking the shops downtown Middlebury, there is something for everyone right outside the door… Read More

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Storm Café: A Hidden Gem in Middlebury, VT

Don’t you find that it is often those places off the beaten path just a little that provide the most memorable experiences? With owning a bed and breakfast in Middlebury, VT we have the inside scoop on the best things to see and do—both from our own experiences and from… Read More

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Warm Up This Winter at Two Brothers Tavern

Do you remember the 1980s television sitcom, “Cheers?” It premiered in 1982 and ran for eleven seasons until 1993. Its theme song was, “Where Everybody Knows Your Name,” which was fitting for a show about a place where people walked in and felt like part of a family. … Read More

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Chocolate Walk in Downtown Bristol, VT

The cherished musical, Sound of Music, brought us the song “My Favorite Things.” Did you sing that when you were young? “Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens. Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens. Brown paper packages tied up with strings. These are a few of my… Read More

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Very Merry Middlebury: Holiday Magic is Back!

While most of us have turkey and all of the Thanksgiving fixings on our minds as that holiday is just a few days away, we would be missing the boat if we didn’t give you a heads up on what is coming to Middlebury for Christmas! Our gorgeous area of… Read More