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Stockbridge, Vermont


The Village Green in Stockbridge


View of Stockbridge from the road to our cabin.

The tiny village of Stockbridge (population 674) is about two miles from the cabin. It's fairly quiet with a small town green surrounded by a church, a couple of restored homes and a cemetery.

Pittsfield, Vermont

Just a few miles from our cabins is the Original General Store in Pittsfield, along historic country Route 100 and just minutes from the Killington ski area. This is the nearest wi-fi location to us. It's also a great spot for breakfast, lunch or a take-home dinner. Buy fresh produce from organic and local farms, along with groceries for cooking at the cabin. And don't miss their impressive wine cellar!

Staying true to its roots by offering the finest assortment of organic, Vermont-made products such as Maple syrup, specialty foods, apparel, accessories, bath and body care, hand carved furniture and gift items, The Original General Store will help to remind you of that treasured Vermont experience.

Known for its hearty breakfast, tasty lunch specials and sandwiches, the "GS" is the prime breakfast and lunch destination. Up for a challenge? - check out the "Green Mountain Feast", the popular breakfast dish includes 6 pancakes, 6 eggs, 6 pieces of bacon if you finish within 30 minutes the tab is on the store, if not at least you can say you took part of the Green Mountain Feast challenge.


Rochester, Vermont
Great restaurants and a little shopping is just eight miles from our cabins in Rochester, Vermont. There you will find a charming town green surrounding by historic homes. The quaint downtown area is home to several good restaurants, book store, hardware store, a gallery and more.

An exquisite place for dinner is the Huntington House Inn . Their fine dining rooms offer elegance in décor and food, with service by a professional, helpful wait staff. Art from around the world, white linens, flowers and candle light set the mood for a romantic and memorable evening. Diners may sit on their porch and listen to a concert in the Park bandstand during the warm months. Also at Huntington House is Doc's Tavern to enjoy a cocktail at the friendly bar, along with pasta, panini and pizza to American comfort food.

Another top choice for dinner or an evening drink is The Porch Bar & Bistro, also located in the middle of the Rochester. Just up the street from The Porch is our favorite spot for lunch and delicious pastries, Kristina's Kitchen inside of Sandy's Books. They use lots of local and organic ingredients. Dine in the midst of an eclectic selection of new, used, collectible and publisher overstock books. They focus on titles that promote sustainable living, renewable power, and wilderness adventures. Also get some of their famous Vermont Soap.


Say hello to Sandy and Larry at Sandy's Books.


Barnard, Vermont

The small village of Barnard is home to the Barnard General Store since 1832 (great place for lunch) and the Barnard Inn (great place for dinner).

Bridgewater, Vermont
Chartered on July 10, 1761, Bridgewater, Vermont is known for its Bridgewater Mill. The Bridgewater Woolen Mill was originally built in 1825. The Mill has been converted into a wonderful space for shops and artist studios, including Charles Shackleton Furniture & Miranda Thomas Pottery Workshops and Retail Store and Northern Ski Works.

During the 1800’s many sheep roamed the hills of Vermont. In 1840, in Bridgewater alone there were 9,309 sheep. Many of these sheep helped produce some of the finest woolens in the world at this very spot. The 1900’s were a busy time for the mill. Uniforms and blankets were being woven here and sent to the United States soldiers during World War I and World War II. In 1908 an electric generator was added to replace the water wheel. In 1925 the woolen mill changed its name to Vermont Native Industries.

Many mill workers were housed in the boarding houses near the mill. The Southgate House, across the street, was a boarding house for the mill. It now houses the town Clerk’s Office and the Library. The local Fire Station was built next to the mill because many firemen worked at the mill. On June 30, 1973 the mill was closed due to high floodwater (6’8”) on the Ottauquechee River that destroyed the Dye Room.

On July 6, 1976 the Bridgewater Mill was reviewed by the Vermont Division for Historic Preservation and by the National Park Service in Washington D.C., and under the provisions of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 was entered in the National Register of Historic Places. By inclusion in the National Register, the Bridgewater Mill became part of our historical and cultural heritage, and is additionally recognized as a living part of their community life and development.

Bridgewater is about 25 miles from our cabins, near Woodstock. From the cabin, take Highway 100 south through Killington to Highway 4 (east toward Woodstock). For a great day trip, continue to Woodstock and return via Highway 12 through Barnard.


Ride through this covered bridge, adjacent to Highway 4 between Bridgewater and Woodstock.

Looking toward the Mill in Bridgewater

The "Big City": Rutland, Vermont
Just 23 miles away from our cabin, Rutland is the second largest city in Vermont and features a thriving historic downtown and a variety of businesses and services including the second largest mall in Vermont, the Diamond Run Mall. Rutland's downtown boomed with the marble industry after 1850. Today, downtown Rutland is home to great shopping in hundreds of stores, almost 30 restaurants, movies, and the wonderfully restored Paramount Theatre!

By 1880 the city's population had tripled. Marble was used extensively in the construction or embellishment of many architecturally significant buidings. In fact, marble quarrying, begun c.1845, still flourishes nearby. Downtown Rutland boasts a unique architectural heritage with 108 of their Downtown buildings are listed in the National Register. In the 1870's Merchants Row was one of the most impressive streets of commerce in New England, certainly the finest in Vermont. Rutland has an architectural legacy second to none. Its historic structures, which encompass block after city block, date from the late 18th century. Since 1976 a great deal of restoration has been accomplished. Significant buildings include the Rutland Savings Bank, the Opera House, the Gryphon Buidling, and many other buildings in and around Downtown. Many fine Victorian homes of the era still stand behind the Main Street Park between Route 7 and Downtown. Many buildings along Merchants Row and Center Street are noted on the National Register of Historic Places.

When visiting Downtown Rutland take advantage of the Walking Tour of Historic Downtown Rutland - a collaboration of the Rutland Area Cultural Alliance and the University of Vermont Historic Preservation Program.

Pond Hill Ranch Horseback Riding
Enjoy the spectacular views as you ride a horse through the Green Mountains. Weekly rodeos every Saturday during the summer.


Hanover, New Hampshire & Dartmouth College
Hanover is located on the western side of New Hampshire in the scenic Upper Connecticut River Valley, about 40 miles from our cabin. The river forms the border between Vermont and New Hampshire. It is home to Dartmouth College. Visitors come to Dartmouth for any number of reasons: to tour the campus and learn about the College, its admissions policies, educational offerings, and recreational opportunities; to gain knowledge about local, regional, and national history; tour the Hood Museum of Art's exhibitions; or attend a performance at the Hopkins Center of Art or an intercollegiate sporting event, among many possibilities.


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Stockbridge, Vermont (Near Killington & Woodstock)
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