Category: Things to Do

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

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

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

4 young people with bowling balls in their hands.

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

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

two adirondack chairs basking in the sunlight on the Swift House inn lawn

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

Entrance to the apple orchard with a sign reading

Apple Picking in Central Vermont’s Orchards

Fall is a welcome sight for many reasons: cooler nights, colorful foliage, and best of all, apple season! Here at Swift House Inn, we love it when the orchards open and we can buy fresh apples for our guests for a midday snack and fresh apple cider to drink at… Read More

Dirt trails surrounded by plush green trees and grass with blue sky and fluffy white clouds in background.

Blog Post: Country Inns Along the Trail

Vermont is known for its abundance of outdoor activities: hiking, cycling, swimming, and canoeing are just a few of the activities available. And there isn’t just one spot to do each of these activities. We are surrounded by a variety of local swimming spots, gorgeous… Read More

Family standing on concrete sidewalk in front of small grey building with chimney and hanging flower planters.

Blog Post: Branbury State Park

The rain has finally let up, giving our guests a chance to explore Vermont in beautiful sunny weather. 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… Read More