Within a retro-style diner trimmed in neon, the chefs at The Farmer's Diner cull ingredients from more than a dozen local farms, bakeries, and smokehouses into all-day breakfast specials and hearty homestyle fare. After sliding into booths, guests peruse the menu, which tantalizes tongues with diner french toast made from local challah dipped in a farm-fresh egg wash ($6.95 for two pieces; $7.95 for three pieces), or the Vermonster hash breakfast of house-made corned-beef hash adorned with two poached eggs ($8.95). Country pancakes—lauded by Travel + Leisure as some of the nation's best—are crafted from King Arthur flour and come in buttermilk ($6.50 for two; $7.25 for three) or studded with blueberries, fresh bananas, or chocolate chips arranged into the silhouette of the patron's favorite dinosaur ($7.25 for two; $7.95 for three).
Though he’s catered for Oprah and won Steven Tyler over with his meatballs, Lou Marzelli can still take the time to fill a family table. Dishes of lasagna, chicken parmesan, and penne in housemade marinara come to fruition out of recipes handed down through the Marzellis’ Italian-native family every day in their New York–style deli. A gleaming deli case brims with Boar's Head meats and cheeses ready to be sliced and stuffed into hearty wedge sandwiches. whereas pizzas proudly hold toppings such as genoa salami, fresh basil, or the crumbled remains of lesser pies. Breakfast selections are served all day alongside locally roasted espresso drinks, and 36 flavors of housemade gelato and sorbetto—such as stracciatella, strawberry, and tiramisu—put a sweet finish on Italian helpings.
SPECTACULAR VIEWS THE CASCADES LODGE AWARD WINNINGRESTAURANT IS LOCATED ADJACENT TO THE LIFTS AT KILLINGTON.OUR RESORT HOTEL OFFERS 45 IMMACULATELY CLEAN, AND FULLYAPPOINTED ROOMS AND SUITES, ALL WITH VIEWS. OUR AMENITIESINCLUDE AN INDOOR HEATED SWIMMING POOL, SUNDECK, HOT TUB,SAUNA, EXERCISE ROOM AND MASSAGE THERAPIST. OUR FRIENDLYWOODEN NICHOL LOUNGE SERVES AN EXCELLENT SELECTION OF BEER,FAVORITE COCKTAILS AND FINE WINES. ENJOY ALL THE SEASONALACTIVITIES SKIING/RIDING, CHAMPIONSHIP GOLF, AND KILLINGTONS OUTDOOR ADVENTURE CENTER.
The Green Mountains, a branch of the ancient Appalachians stretching across Vermont, draw their name from the layers of stately conifers carpeting the range's slopes. Although itself ensconced deep in this undulating verdure, Chittenden also lies in range of a number of maintained wildlife-management areas and the expanse of the Green Mountain National Forest, opening infinite vistas for hiking, mountain biking, and game hunting. In winter, the towering peaks of Killington and Pico ski areas send snow buffs swooping down latticed networks of trails or flipping through freestyle zones. The Coolidge and Okemo State Forests are about an hour away by car.For a taste of history, lodgers can make their way toward the nearby towns of Killington and Rutland, both of which unfurl charters dating to 1761, before the creation of Vermont itself. From September 2 to 11, Rutland parades taffy pulls, pig races, and crossroads-conquering fiddlers at the Vermont State Fair. Throughout the remainder of the year, multiple weekly farmers markets studded with Vermont maple syrup and alpaca weavings array wares downtown, alongside frequent outdoor concerts and other family-friendly events, many of them free.Though The Mountain Top Inn & Resort sometimes features a discounted price online, this Groupon still offers the best deal available.
Dorset is a quintessential New England town, dotted with cozy homes and shops tucked into forested mountains and valleys. Visitors perusing the region's stores are bound to come away with a haul of fresh cheeses, local maple syrup, and warm woolens. The slopes of Stratton and Bromley mountains supply ample opportunities for skiing, snowboarding, and downhill speed dating. Ice skating, snowmobiling, and sleigh rides round out the area's wintertime offerings.
For nine years running, New England Brewfest has assembled a coterie of craft breweries to get more than 100 taps flowing with their unique creations. This year, the event includes 30 breweries, and each of them will treat every guest through the gates with complimentary samples of small-batch beverages and reasonably priced high-fives. Exhibitors range from Magic Hat and Peak Organic Brewing Company to Angry Orchard Hard Cider and Twisted Tea. You can also take in brewing demonstrations and learn about the creation of items such as beer-infused jelly.
Organizers require that guests present ID at the entrance, and recommend bringing a folding chair and comfortable dancing shoes. These items come in handy when absorbing the sweet rhythms of live music acts such as the Rustic Overtones and Air Traffic Controller.