As a seasoned travel advisor, I’ve witnessed firsthand the shifting hues of autumn across the world. Yet, few places rival the sheer majesty of fall on the East Coast. And within this region, Vermont stands out as an unparalleled gem, offering a symphony of warm, fiery colors. If you’re in search of the perfect fall getaway, here’s why Vermont should top your list, with special attention given to my favorite dining and drinking spots in Burlington and Stowe.
Why Visit Vermont in the Fall?
The phenomenon of watching the leaves change, often referred to as “leaf peeping”, is a cherished tradition. Vermont, with its vast forests and scenic byways, offers one of the most spectacular displays of fall foliage. Every hue, from deep burgundy to vibrant gold, paints the landscape. The crisp air, the sound of leaves crunching beneath your feet, and the aroma of apple cider in the air – it’s a sensory experience unlike any other.
Combine that with the warm hospitality of the locals, the richness of its culinary scene, and the comfort of the best accommodations – and you’ve got yourself an unforgettable fall vacation.
So pack your coziest sweater, your camera, and a spirit ready to be enchanted. Vermont in the fall is waiting for you.
Where to Stay in Burlington and Stowe
Hotel Vermont in Burlington
Situated in the heart of Burlington, Hotel Vermont encapsulates the spirit of the state. It fuses modern elegance with a rustic charm that mirrors Vermont’s natural beauty. Each room offers a blend of handcrafted furnishings and state-of-the-art amenities. And, as fall wraps the city in a golden embrace, the views from the hotel are simply breathtaking.
The Lodge at Spruce Peak in Stowe
If mountainous panoramas are more your style, The Lodge at Spruce Peak is your answer. Located in the alpine paradise of Stowe, this luxurious resort offers an immersive experience in Vermont’s scenic beauty. Picture waking up to a vista of mountains cloaked in fiery reds, oranges, and yellows – that’s the everyday experience at Spruce Peak during the fall.
Dining and Drinking in Burlington, Vermont
Farmhouse Tap and Grill
A farm-to-table haven, Farmhouse Tap and Grill serves up dishes that taste of the season, ensuring your palate gets as much of a fall experience as your eyes.
An Italian gem in the heart of Vermont, Trattoria Delia is famed for its authentic fare. From rich pastas to delectable wines, every dish feels like a journey to Italy with a Vermont twist.
For those who fancy a refined drink, the Whisky Room is a must-visit. It boasts an impressive selection of whiskies from around the world, served in an ambiance that exudes sophistication.
Vermont Pub and Brewery
The state’s oldest craft brewery, Vermont Pub and Brewery is a testament to Vermont’s rich brewing legacy. Sip on a pint and watch the leaves change – it’s an experience like no other.
Dining and Drinking in Stowe, Vermont
Stowe Public House
An epitome of Stowe’s culinary delights, Stowe Public House offers a range of dishes that highlight local ingredients. As the colors of fall paint the town, warm up with their seasonal specials.
Conveniently located in your hotel, you can experience a mix of rustic charm and gourmet dishes at Alpine Hall. It’s the kind of place where every meal feels like a celebration of Vermont’s bounty.
Idletyme Brewing Company
Brews and bites are the heart of Idletyme. With a range of craft beers that sing praises of Vermont’s brewing excellence and dishes that comfort the soul, it’s a must-visit for every traveler.
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In the tapestry of travel experiences, Vermont during autumn is a masterpiece that defies comparison. From the russet tones of its foliage to the unparalleled culinary delights and cozy accommodations, this East Coast gem beckons travelers with a promise of memory-making moments. Whether you’re wandering through Burlington’s bustling streets, taking in the serenity of Stowe, or simply reveling in the magic of the season, Vermont ensures that your fall getaway becomes a cherished chapter in your travel diary. So, let the allure of Vermont’s autumnal splendor be your next journey, and return home with a heart full of warmth and stories to last a lifetime.
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