Four generations of Boydens have lovingly tended hundreds of acres of land that make up Boyden Valley Winery. Plucked from more than 8,000 vines, these grapes are transformed into European-style wines, aged in French oak barrels in the on-site cellar. The resulting varietals include a handful of reds, whites, and coveted fruit wines, which can be sipped after tours, during tastings, or at home, where you're in charge.
The Beauchesne family, founders of Beau's All Natural Brewing Co., know that music and beer go well together. However, that doesn't simply mean that they enjoy sipping beer while listening to music. They've actually based their hands-on brewing process around the strong work ethic of DIY musicians. Several employees even play in the brewery's resident band, Audio.
The brewery's beer is as unique as its music-centered personality. "The beer, made with certified organic malt and local spring water, is just as refreshing as its quirky branding,” said Ottawa Magazine in its 101 Tastes To Try Before You Die list. Lug•Tread lagered ale, belgian dubbel, and vanilla porter are among its award-winning brews. Ever involved with the community, Beau's All Natural Brewing Co. frequently organizes dinners, music nights, and other events at local spots.
Boston Brew Tours immerse visitors in the city's beer culture while introducing palates to award-winning pilsners, IPAs, and stouts. Each outing takes roughly five hours as the guides—all homebrewers themselves—transport small groups to notable breweries and beer bars throughout the city. These stops can include opportunities to visit local nanobreweries as well as the suds-producing hubs of nationally renowned brands such as Night Shift Brewing, Idle Hands, Mystic and many others. Over the course of each tour, guests will be able to sample tastes of more than 12 different beers and enjoy a beer-focused lunch, all while learning about the evolution of brewing over the centuries.
When you stay at Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe, you'll be in the mountains and within the vicinity of Stowe Mountain Resort and Bolton Valley Ski Area. This eco-friendly lodge is within the region of Smugglers' Notch Ski Area and Ben and Jerry's Factory.
Make yourself at home in one of the 96 guestrooms. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms have complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include a turndown service and irons/ironing boards, as well as phones with free local calls.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Enjoy a range of recreational amenities, including an indoor pool, a spa tub, and a sauna. Additional amenities include complimentary wireless Internet access, babysitting/childcare, and gift shops/newsstands.
Enjoy a satisfying meal at a restaurant serving guests of Trapp Family Lodge. At the end of the day, relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge. Breakfast is available for a fee.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a computer station, business services, and audiovisual equipment. Event facilities at this lodge consist of small meeting rooms and banquet facilities. Free valet parking is available onsite.
Mustache Joe's, named for the man?and the mustache?who founded the restaurant, is a casual and comfortable spot for a business lunch or special evening meal. From the menu, chefs plate familiar classics, starting off with colorful and fresh caprese salads before transitioning to larger, heartier plates of their signature seafood linguine, tossed with shrimp, scallops, and lobster meat. During lunch, guests can head up to the counter for a quick, easy meal of pasta, panini, or a small personal pizza.
The Oliva family is most passionate about three things: great wine, great food, and great company, preferably all at the same time. Over time, these activities inspired Tony Oliva and his wife Debreen to begin making wine. Together they have traveled extensively to Tuscany and Napa Valley, studying the unique winemaking methods of each region. Armed with the knowledge to turn grapes into nectar, Oliva Vineyards now produces five vintages, including sparkling reds, rosés, and blends.
The Oliva Vineyards tasting room welcomes guests to taste wines at their bar, which was built by Tony himself from wood procured at a local sawmill. The Olivas share their winemaking secrets at their wine school, which teaches students the art of winemaking, including how to operate the equipment and find fresh grapes before they escape as raisins.