Touring Waterbury and Stowe, Vermont

The Ben & Jerry's Factory in Vermont.
The Ben & Jerry’s Factory in Vermont.

My kids and I recently visited Stoweflake Resort and Spa in Stowe, Vermont and took some time to peruse the picturesque town and environs.

Here are some highlights:

Boyden Valley Winery Tasting Room (64 VT-104, Cambridge, VT)

Located in a restored 1875 carriage house on a family farm, these 8,000 grapevines have produced craft wines for four generations.

The Trapp Family Lodge (700 Trapp Family Lodge Road)

Yep, it’s that von Trapp family of The Sound of Music fame—the singing, Nazi-dodging clan who fled over the Alps. Turns out, they relocated to the green mountains of Vermont après exile from their beloved Austria! And, now they offer von Trapp history tours as well as weekly screenings of The Sound of Music on Thursday evenings for all of their Lodge guests. The hills are alive!

Cold Hollow Apple Cider Mill (3600 Waterbury Stowe Rd, Waterbury Center, VT), is a popular Vermont attraction. Visit to see pure cider made with a traditional rack and cloth press built in the 1920s.

Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Factory 1281 Waterbury Stowe Rd, Waterbury, VT)

Take a factory tour and learn how about this tasty Vermont institution from the ice cream manufacturing process to how they incorporate values-led decisions that drive their business. Plus, you get a scoop of your favorite flavor!

Green Mountain Coffee Roastery (1 Rotarian Place, Waterbury, VT)

At the Visitor’s Center located in a restored train station circa 1875, you can learn about the coffee process from “source to cup” through interactive displays and videos. Then, have a taste!

The visitor's center and cafe at Green Mountain Coffee.
The visitor’s center and cafe at Green Mountain Coffee.

Post contributed by Lisa Crovo Dion. Photos courtesy of Ben & Jerry’s and Green Mountain Coffee.


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