Tag: New England

How to Prepare Swift House Inn for Fall

Now that the autumn equinox has officially come and gone, it’s time to embrace the approaching cool weather and changing leaves and get Swift House Inn ready for fall! Here are some of the ways that we prepare for the new season to make it fun and cozy for all… Read More

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

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

Bottle of sparkling rose

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

dog outside maple sugar house

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

Original store with antique white car to store in at present time with Greyhouse Bus, American flag on pole

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

Fall Hiking Part 1: Beauty at its Best on the TAM

Photo by Serena Kim. Vermont is a wonderful state to enjoy the outdoors, and Middlebury is an especially great location to do so. There’s something unique to enjoy each season, and in the fall, we love to embrace nature by going on hikes surrounded by the colorful foliage. Swift… Read More

Grey stone marker with engraved lettering (Commander George Washington and other generals) marking Mount Independence Historic site.

Mt. Independence Historic Site A Great Summer Stop

Mount Independence is a National Historic Landmark in Orwell, VT, about 30 minutes away from our inn. It is a nice scenic drive there as well so worth the trip! This interesting historic site, according to their website, is “one of the largest and most well preserved Revolutionary War archeological… Read More