Things To Do

Taylor Farm

Enjoy a hayride and bonfire at Taylor Farm in Londonderry. Read what others have enjoyed about Taylor Farm.

Weston Playhouse

Take in a play at the Weston Playhouse. Enjoy a premier theater experience in the quaint southern Vermont village of Weston, where they have been staging live theater since 1937. See a calendar of events here.

Fletcher Farm Craft School

Take a class for a couple of days Fletcher Farm Craft School and learn to paint, draw, quilt, try your hand at woodworking or any number of specialty arts classes. Check schedule of classes here:

Green Mountain Railroad

Take an old-fashioned Fall Foliage excursion on the Green Mountain Railroad! During summer try Cocktails on the Rails or dinner, or the Rockingham Old Home Days Fireworks Train. There are options all season long to enjoy scenic excursions along the rails!

Taste Your Way Through!

Taste your way through a bit of the Vermont Cheese Trail and discover our local breweries too

Vermont Cheese Trail

Taste your way through a bit of the Vermont Cheese Trail featuring 46 of the best cheeses in the world. Plenty of choices are right here surrounding the Vermont Inn-to-Inn Walking Tour.

Grafton Village

Visit Grafton Village and walk the village streets so rich in history and pretty much she same way it was centuries ago. Visit our shops, galleries and museums.

Calvin Coolidge Homestead

Visit a National Historic Landmark – The Calvin Coolidge Homestead, home of our 30th President of the United States from 1923-1929. While you’re there, check out the award-winning Plymouth Cheese Factory.

Long Trail Brewery

Taste the beers of Long Trail Brewery. The spacious riverside pub & restaurant was inspired by the Hofbräu House in Munich, Germany. It is a magnificent place where the beer is plentiful and the atmosphere is a unique blend of industrial design and down-home comfort. We’ve sourced local Vermont ingredients to offer you a seasonal menu that complements our award-winning, handcrafted beer.

More Outdoor Adventures

Discover even more amazing things to do outside from hiking to swimming

Buttermilk Falls

Compliments of Mother Nature, get an invigorating aqua massage in one of Vermont’s most beautiful natural swimming holes and waterfalls – Buttermilk Falls in Ludlow, VT.

White Rocks National Recreation Area

Take an easy hike at White Rocks National Recreation Area.  In the winter, ice forms deep within the recesses of the rock pile. Protected, the ice lasts late into the summer and slowly melts. All summer long a draft of cool air and a stream of 40 degree F water flow down the ravine from the rock pile.

Quechee Gorge

Visit Quechee Gorge – “Vermont’s Grand Canyon” and enjoy the stunning view of a river 165 feet below the bridge. Formed 13,000 years ago by glacial activity, it is Vermont’s deepest gorge.

Friesians of Majesty

View a performance or take riding lessons with some of the most beautiful horses in the world.  See our beautiful, majestic horses and witness their wonderful temperament. Meet our spectacular stallions, Othello & Mathijs! Interact with their babies in the mare/foal barn.

Even more things to do!

All within a short drive of our inn

  • Explore Williams River State Forest – an active beaver pond is an interesting ecological feature and wildlife habitat. Learn more at Vermont Dept. of Forests, Parks and Recreation: Learn more
  • Visit the historic Bartonsville Covered Bridge. This bridge was made famous when it was captured on video being swept away by Tropical Storm Irene in 2011, followed by the community coming together to get it rebuilt – despite today’s rules and regulations of modern bridge-building with steel and concrete in Vermont. Learn more
  • Enjoy the Peru Fair September 28, 2019 Learn more (Just one day, but a terrific experience.)
  • After your walking tour which took you through Weston, visit “the other Vermont Country Store” in Rockingham, just down the road from Chester. Spend some time marveling at the nostalgic products stocked to the rafters with surprises in every nook and cranny. Learn more
  • Try your hand at panning for gold and meander through an abandoned gold mining operation at Camp Plymouth State Park with roads dating back to 1759 and the French and Indian War and the American Revolution.
  • Hildene – The Lincoln Family Home was home to Abraham Lincoln’s descendants until 1975. Enjoy self-guided or docent-led tours of the exceptional 400-acre grounds, which include the mansion and 13 historic buildings. Highlights included the formal garden, a 1903 Pullman car, an observatory, a solar-powered goat cheese and dairy-making facility, and a historic carriage barn. Guests will also appreciate the several walking trails around the grounds. Learn more
  • For the plant enthusiast, the North Springfield Bog is a boreal kettle bog, an artifact of the last glacial age 10,000 years ago. Learn more
  • See a reenactment of the French and Indian War at The Fort at No. 4 (Later known as Charlestown, NH) Learn more
  • Catch “The Big Buzz Chainsaw Carving Festival” in October. Now in its 9th year of production and bringing over 30 carvers from across the country and around the world to Ludlow, Vermont. Every year on Columbus Day Weekend the days are filled with sawdust flying, chains purring and sculptures coming to life. Walk around with the family, or get inspired to complete some sculptures of your own. Food trucks are abundant and special events such as the Quick Carves and Auctions, and the Saturday evening Fire Sculptures are not to be missed!  High energy event and fun for the whole family. Come join the carvers at the Jackson Gore Resort Ice House in Ludlow, VT Columbus Day Weekend! Learn more
  • Hike just a few hundred feet from the road and parking area to enjoy gazing at the spectacular 125 foot waterfall cascading down the water-smoothed rocky ledge at Hamilton Falls in Jamaica, VT. Bring your camera for this one! Learn more
  • The handsome flagship store of Orvis is located just to the West in Manchester VT. The Orvis Company, once a niche fly-fishing outfitter, became a mail order powerhouse and the store has become a destination for people the world over seeking the distinctive country lifestyle.
  • Visit Artisans Park for a nice variety in one stop. Harpoon Brewery, Vermont Farmstead Cheese, Simon Pearce Glass Blowing, Silo Distillery and much more. Learn more
  • Visit the longest covered bridge in the world – The Windsor-Cornish Bridge. Built in 1866 and spanning 460 feet, it is a two span Lattice Truss bridge connecting NH to VT. Learn more
  • Perched atop the falls of the beautiful Ottauquechee River, overlooking a covered bridge, the Simon Pearce flagship shop in Quechee offers glassblowing demonstrations, a renowned restaurant, and bar. Enjoy fine dining and the spectacular views of the falls flowing under the covered bridge.  Learn more

Even MORE ‘Must-See’ Attractions for Your Vacation in Southern Vermont

Inn Victoria, located in Chester, VT, offers an endless number of things to do during your time with us. From skiing on Okemo Mountain or Stratton Mountain to enjoying hiking, fishing, or one of the area’s many museums, you will fall in love with this charming and beautiful town.

 

Airports:
Hartness State Airport, Springfield
Rutland – Southern Vermont Regional
Holloway, Chester

Antiques:
William Austin’s Antiques
Stone House Antique Center
Ironstone Antiques
Fraser Antiques
The Pear Tree
Antiques Collaborative, Inc.
Yankee Ingenuity Shop
Grafton Gathering Place Antiques

Art galleries:
Chasse Fine Art Gallery
Crow Hill Gallery
DaVallia- Art and Accents
Hunter Gallery of Fine Arts
Gallery At the Vault
Depot Street Gallery
Village Green Gallery
The Putney School
Hunter Lea Gallery
Margie’s Muse Hand Weaving & Gallery
Framery of Vermont
Gallery on the Green
PSCG Studio Gallery
Cider Hill Gardens & Gallery
Gallery 103
Lawrence Nowlan Sculpture
Artists Guild of Manchester
Gremlin Fine Arts & Framing
Antiques Collaborative, Inc.
Woodstock Folk Art Prints
Schelling Sculpture
C X Silver Gallery

Associations:
Manchester and the Mountains Regional Chamber of Commerce
Central Vermont Chamber of Commerce
Woodstock Chamber of Commerce
Springfield Chamber of Commerce
Windsor Chamber of Commerce
Okemo Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce
Bellows Falls Chamber of Commerce
Quechee Gorge Visitor Center
Manchester and the Mountains Regional Chamber of Commerce
Brandon Museum & Visitor Center
Vermont Small Business Dev. Center
Daniel’s House Information
Chester Art Guild
Chester Andover Family Center
Chester Mason Lodge
Chester American Legion

Bicycle routes:
22 Mile Grafton Tour
24 Mile Tour
27 Mile tour
28 Mile tour
40 Mile Bike Tour
Okemo Mountain Forest Loop
Deleware & Hudson Rail Trail – Castleton-West Rupert
Plymouth Union-West Bridgewater Loop, Plymouth Union
Union Village Dam Project, Thetford Center to Union Village

Breweries:
Harpoon Brewery
Long Trail Brewing Co.

Business:
News Bank Inc
Precision Contract Manufacturing
Precision Valley Development
Precision Valley Communication
Lucas Industries
King Arthur Flour Baker’s Store, ‎school, and bakery
Vtel
Kiosko
Ben & Jerry’s
Cabot Creamery
Orvis
Cheese Prod

Cheese Producers:
Vermont Butter & Cheese Co Inc
Crowley Cheese Inc
Cabot Creamery Co-Op
Grafton Village Cheese Co
Neighborly Farms
Taylor Farm
Sugarbush Farm
Vermont Shepherd LLC
Crawford Family Farm
Thistle Hill Farm
Cobb Hill Cheese
Springbrook Farm Foundation
Vermont cheese council

Country stores:
Singleton’s General Store
Jacksonville General Store
Weston Village Store
Vermont Country Store
Ludlow Country Store
Cavendish Country Store

Covered Bridges:
Bartonsville Covered Bridge
Worrall Covered Bridge
Cornish-Windsor Covered Bridge
Kingsley Covered Bridge
Brown Covered Bridge
Kidder Hill Bridge
Cheese Company Bridge
The Baltimore Bridge
Windsor- Cornish Bridge
Downers Bridge

Cross country skiing:
Ascutney Mountain Resort
Okemo Valley Nordic Center
Hartland Winter Trails
Viking Nordic Centre

Educational: 
Green Mountain Union High School
Vermont Academy
Guild Institute
Stratton Mountain School
Black River High School
Fletcher Farm School for the Arts & Crafts
Okemo Mountain School
Kinhaven Music School Inc
Thetford Academy
North American Hockey Academy
Mt St Joseph Academy
Mountain School-Milton Academy
Norwich University

Equine Events:
Everything Equine Expo
Vermont Morgan Heritage Days
Vermont Summer Special
Manchester Summer Festival Horse Show
Vermont Classic Horse Show
Manchester Classic Horse Show
Valley Classic Horse Show
Vermont State 4-H Horse Show
Manchester & the Mountains Horse Show
Vermont Summer Celebration
Vermont Dressage Days Horse Show
Lippitt Country Morgan Horse Shows
Champlain Valley Fair Horse Shows
Vermont Morgan Mile Trotting Races
Annual Vermont Horse Council Ride
Northeast Animal-Power Field days

Festivals: 
Vermont State Fair
Green Mountain Festival Series
Yellow Barn Music Festival
Dorset Theatre Festival
Manchester Music Festival
Killington Music Festival
Chester Lions Club District 45
Crow Hill Gallery

Fire Towers: 
Ascutney Mt.
Okemo Mt.

Fishing: 
Orvis® Flagship Store 4180 Main Street, Manchester
American Museum of Fly Fishing 4104 Main Street, Manchester
Black river

Golf:
Taterhill Golf Club 6802 Popple Dungeon Road
Okemo Valley Golf Club 89 Fox Lane, Ludlow
Crown Point Country Club Crown Point Country Club, Springfield
Manchester Country Club 229 Beech Street, Manchester Ctr

Hiking: 
Mount Ascutney Weathersfield Trail
Stratton Mountain & Stratton Pond
Little Rock Pond & Green Mountain
Big Branch Brook Griffith Lake and Baker Peak
Appalachian Trail: Bromley Mountain
Prospect Rock (Lye Brook Wilderness) – Manchester
Burr & Burton Trail (Equinox Mountain) – Manchester
Bromley Mountain Trail (Bromley Mountain) – Peru
The Great Cliff & Mount Horrid Overlook Trail(Mt. Horrid) – Brandon
Precipice Trail (Mt. Tom) – Woodstock
Mount Peg Trail (Mt. Peg) – Woodstock
Branch Brook Trail
Lowell Lake Trail
Vista Trail
Ludlow Walk
Chester Walk
Healdville Trail
Weathersfield Trail
Over the Top
White Rocks
Appalachian Trail
Buttermilk Falls
Plymouth State Park Beach
Extreme Adventures of Vermont
Cavendish Community and Conservation Association (CCCA)

Horseback riding: 
Kaleidoscope Farm 593 Parker Hill Road, Springfield
South Hill Stables 511 South Hill Road, Ludlow
Cavendish Trail Horse Rides Inc 4259 Twenty Mile Stream Rd, Proctorsville
Horses For Hire 893 South Road, Peru
Hawk inn and mountain resort stables, Plymouth
Horse Partners LLC

Hospitals:
Gifford Medical Center
Rutland Regional Medical Center
Southwestern Vermont Medical Center
Rockingham Medical Group
Fletcher Allen Vermont Children’s Hospital

Hot air Balloon Rides: 
Quechee Balloon Festival

Museums: 
Nature Museum At Grafton
American Precision Museum
Calvin Coolidge Historic Site
Grafton Historical Society
Chester Historical Society
Billings Farm & Museum
Vermont Museums-Mining & Minerals
Springfield Art & Historical
Black River Academy Museum
Plymouth Historical Museum
Old Constitution House
Green Mountain Railroad
Cavendish Historical Society

Parks & historical sites:
Green Mountain National Forest
Mt Ascutney State Park
Calvin Coolidge Historic Site
Windham Regional Commission

Religious organizations:
First Baptist Church
Congregational Church of Chester
Andover Community Church
Renewed Life In Jesus
New Covenant Life Ministry
Putney Friends Meeting
St Joseph’s Church

Restaurants: 
Alice’s Restaurant
Black Rock Steak House
Bryant House Restaurant
Harpoon Brewery & Beer Garden
Harry’s Cafe
Inn at Weathersfield Restaurant & Tavern
Jacks Diner
L A Burdick Brasserie & Chocolates
Leslie’s Tavern At Rockinham
Mac Laomainn’s Scottish Pub
Old Town Farm Inn Restaurant
Panarello’s Italian Dining
Pizza Stone
Simon Pearce Restaurant

Skiing: 
Okemo Mountain Resort
Magic Mountain
Stratton Mountain Resort
Bromley Mountain
Ascutney Mountain Resort

Sleigh Rides: 
Taylor Farms
Pfister Farms

Snowmobiling: 
Vermont Association of Snow Travelers (VAST) trail map

Stores: 
FH Gillingham & Sons
Vermont Country store
WAAWWE Farms Market
Pleasant Valley Foods
Belmont General Store
Green Mountain Sugar House
Weston Craft Show
Gallery at the Vault

Theaters:
Green Mountain Festival Series
Springfield Theater
Weston Playhouse Theatre Company
Dorset Playhouse
Vineyards & Wineries

Vineyards & Wineries:
VermontWine.com
Vermont Life Wine & Harvest Festival
Vermont Grape & Wine Council

Waterfalls:
Bolton Potholes
Bristol Memorial Park Falls
Glen Falls
Moss Glen Falls
Texas Falls
Buttermilk Falls
The Falls of Lana
Old City Falls
Warren Falls
Cascade Falls
Hamilton Falls
Lye Brook Falls

Weddings & Civil Marriages: 
Vermont Association of Wedding Professionals
Vermont Bride Magazine
Vermont Gay Travel Association
Vermont Vows
Vermont Wedding Resource Guide

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