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Green Mountain Getaway

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A March 2007 trip to Vermont by zabelle

Simon Pearce at The Mill Photo, Vermont, United States More Photos
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Cortina Inn and Resort

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Cortina Inn and Resort Photo, Killington, Vermont
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Nestled in the Green Mountains we had a clear view of the ski slopes at Pico from the balcony of our King Room. Now granted the price for that view was that we were on the parking lot side of the hotel instead of the mountain side but it was a price we didn’t mind paying.We have stayed here several times before so when we arrived in our room we were welcomed by a note from Innkeeper Ted Bridges, this was no surprise but the Vermont candies were. We also got a nice little bag with granola bars and several unusual toiletry items.Our room was located on the second floor, was non smoking, and had a king size bed. It also had a nice wooden dresser, two night stands with wicker lamps...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on April 10, 2007

Cortina Inn and Resort
103 Us Route 4
Killington, Vermont 05751
(802) 772-7118

Simon Pearce at The Mill

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Restaurant | "Simon Pearce at the Historic Mill"

Simon Pearce at The Mill Photo, Vermont, United States
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I have read a lot of good things about this restaurant over a long period of time and finally the opportunity presented itself to stop there for lunch. It was a sunny Saturday in March and we had just spent the morning antiquing in Quechee. The parking lot was pretty full and we had to park a good distance from the restaurant. This is a beautiful brick former factory which now houses a Simon Pearce store and workshop as well as the restaurant.We walked in and this was the only time we ever had to wait more than a couple of minutes but shortly we were seated in the front dining room in the middle of the room. Sara was our waitress and she was very helpful not only with ordering but in making su...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on April 10, 2007

Simon Pearce at The Mill
1760 Main Street
Quechee, Vermont 05059
(802) 295-2711

More Vermont Shopping

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All things vermont and a bit beyond Photo, Vermont, United States
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Cabot Cheese StoreRoute 4Quechee, VtThere is a whole lot more to this store than Cabot Cheese. Not that just Cabot Cheese would be a bad thing but man or woman cannot live by cheese alone. But before you decide be sure to try all the cheese they offer. Oh yes, you get to taste, there are little bowls filled with cubes of all the different cheeses. What got us the door however was popcorn topped with Cabot Cheese powder, oh my it makes the popcorn taste as good as that famous brand of cheese popcorn.I began on one side of the store and worked my way to the other picking up made in Vermont products. Jam from Farms for my mother, pancake and scone mix from...Read More

Shopping in Vermont

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Waterman Place Photo, Vermont, United States
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Shiretown Book Store 9 Central StWoodstock VtShiretownbooksI can never pass up a local independent bookstore and this was no exception. As we were passing through Woodstock I spied what was just about the only store open at 9am on a Saturday and we found a parking spot right in front. This is a small but very well stock store with a resident black cat named Sirius Black or Mister B who will be happy to make you welcome. When we arrived he was in the process of tearing up the window display but he soon joined me in the travel section to get his pet. ...Read More

Still Shopping in Vermont

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New boots for Al Photo, Vermont, United States
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Antiques Mall At Quechee Gorge VillageQuechee VtThis is one of my very favorite antiques malls. It is huge. There are over 450 dealer booths located on two floors. This is the type of store that you need to visit regularly because the inventory is constantly changing. As you walk by the register go to the right and the first dealer on your right will be a print dealer. This dealer specializes in 19th century botanical prints and maps. Always a fascinating stop. I spent my first money here, this trip at the next booth which was a book dealer. I picked up a Rumford Cookbook and a book about Jane Austin both of which were very well priced.Some of the dealers were offe...Read More