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Stories From VT

There’s a story behind every vacation. Whether it’s reliving old traditions or creating new ones, a week-long vacation with the family, a weekend trip with friends, or a romantic getaway with your significant other, Vermont leaves you with life-long memories.

Below are real stories from real travelers, shared to help inspire you in planning your next trip. Start planning now and make your own memories in the Green Mountain State. Experience it for yourself, and share your Vermont story.

A person ski's down a trail at Stratton Mountain Resort.

Celebrating Winter on Stratton Mountain

Unplug with family and friends with cold weather adventures.

A ski lift at Okemo Mountain Resort in Ludlow, VT.

A Guide to Skiing in Vermont

Regardless of your experience level, there is a mountain calling your name.

A couple enjoys a Stowe retreat by the fireplace.

Stowe, Vermont Couples Winter Retreat

A couple’s getaway reveals Stowe, Vermont’s warm side in wintertime.

Snowshoers in Stowe Vermont with view of Mount Mansfield.

Reasons to Visit Vermont in the Winter

Craft breweries, artisanal cheeses and 3 more.

Cooking classes are offered at The Essex.

The Essex, Vermont's Culinary Resort and Spa

A writer offers a glimpse of the experience and cooking classes at the culinary resort.

A family enjoys a beer between runs at Stowe Mountain in Stowe, VT.

Slopes in Stowe

Getting some serious family playtime in wintry Vermont.

Two women stop to rest during a snowshoe hike.

A Non-Skier's Guide to Vermont

Although Vermont is known for skiing, it is also a wonderful place where non-skiers can experience a quintessential New England winter.

Mini shredders play in lift line at Stowe, Vermont.

ONE DESTINATION FOR THREE GENERATIONS

Stowe, Vermont is for skiers, non-skiers, families and more.

Dining Experience in Ludlow: The Killarney.

A Gourmet Tour of Ludlow

Okemo Valley’s creative chefs serve up locally inspired delights.

Fat bikers smile as they ride the trails near Stratton Mountain, South Londonderry, VT.

Growing Up on Stratton Mountain

The family that shreds together stays together.

A boy reaches for a bubble in the science of soap exhibit.

Rediscovering the Thrill of Hands-on Experimenting

Learning seemed more like playtime during our visit to the Montshire Museum of Science.

A bbq sampler from Bluebird BBQ in Burlington, VT.

A LITTLE BIT OF BBQ

From modern smokers to age old fire pits, Vermont is turning locally raised beef, chicken and pork into a delicacy.

Step 5 of the process is boiling the sap.

Quintessential Vermont's Sweet Surprise

Superb skiing, robust autumn foliage and rich cheese provide a taste of Vermont, but the real sweetness comes in its maple syrup.

The Dorset Inn in Dorset, VT.

Vermont’s Innkeepers Offer Personalized Travel Experiences

The inns of Vermont bring travelers back to a day where overnight stays offer all of the comforts of visiting the home of a dear friend or family member.

Dining Experience outside Ludlow: Table 19.

Vermont’s New Country Cuisine

Getting off the beaten path to explore Okemo Valley kitchens.

Three guys motorcycling Vermont roads. @motovermont

ADVENTURE RIDING IN VERMONT

Three thumbs up for motorcycling tours through the Green Mountains.

Exterior view of Stowe Bowl in Stowe, VT.

How I Shared Childhood Memories in the Vermont Countryside

Getting family time, playtime and R&R at Stowe’s Sun & Ski Inn and Suites.

A night shot of Merchants Row in downtown Rutland, VT. Photo by Donna Wilkins.

Exploring the New Corners of Vermont

We came to Downtown Rutland for a concert, but found so much more.

Art sculpture erected in a field with cows in the backdrop.

An Art Packed Summer Day

As the frost-free days accumulate, the Vermont Arts Calendar swells to include hundreds of events. Choosing becomes overwhelming. I find help in “How to Art Pack Your Day in Ten Easy Steps,” first published in July 2015.

A happy family with a lake trout in the 33rd Annual LCI Derby.

A Family Destination for Anglers

For more than 25 years, LCI has been making Lake Champlain a sportsman’s destination, with the Father's Day Fishing Derby.

Chews and Brews along the Crossroad of Vermont Byway.

Taste Your Way Along Vermont’s Byways

Vermont’s stunning views pair perfectly with its vibrant culinary culture.

View from the porch of West Hill House B&B in Warren, VT.

Summer Escape to a Home-Away-From-Home

West Hill House B&B delivers R&R with a personal touch.

Mountain biking in Stowe, Vermont.

Summer on the Mountain

Back to Stowe, Vermont for mountain biking action.

Bennington Battle Monument in Bennington, VT.

Haunted VT

Vermont’s historic highways offer routes for exploring haunted sites.

Reflection of foliage in Vermont on Lake Elmore.

When Fall Arrives, Vermont Comes Alive

The nights are cooler and the days are shorter, and that means the trees in this part of the world are kicking it up several notches.

Foliage surrounds a field in Stowe, Vermont.

THE BEST TIME OF YEAR IN VERMONT

For Vermonters, fall is for craft cider and cheese—with a view.