Winter Train Travel to Downtown Brattleboro

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Winter Train Travel to Downtown Brattleboro

Hate winter traveling? Or driving in the snow? Hate relying on last minute weather forecasts to dictate your weekend plans? Look no further …. We innkeepers here at 40 Putney Road B&B have a solution…. (da da daaaaaa) Take the Vermonter! Amtrak’s New England rail line, the Vermonter, goes from D.C. all the way to […]

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Sleigh Rides In Southern Vermont

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Sleigh Rides In Southern Vermont

Take a journey back in time, and escape to one of the most unique places in Vermont. Friesians of Majesty, in the heart of southern Vermont’s ski resorts (a scenic 30 minutes from our Brattleboro inn), offers the quintessential and intimate sleigh ride. Glide through 650-acres of forests and snow meadows on a majestic, elegant, […]

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Ice Fishing

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Ice Fishing

Ever wonder about those little huts out on the ice around Vermont?  Well, beside creating a great “Norman Rockwell” backdrop at our Vermont Inn, they are used by ice fishermen to keep warm and dry.  A few days ago we headed out on the ice with our friend who operates a small local outdoor adventure guide […]

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Snow Shoeing

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Snow Shoeing

There is something about the feeling of being outside in the Vermont winter. The crisp clean country air and the peaceful silence that comes with a soft snowfall. One great way to get outside and experience this serenity is snow shoeing. Lucky for us, there are plenty of great cross-country ski trails around Brattleboro that […]

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Ice Skating

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Ice Skating

My first ice skating experience was on a pond – well really it was more of a big puddle, with an eight foot circumference out behind my childhood home in Connecticut. My first skates were double-bladed things that strapped onto my winter boots and my Dad brought out a kitchen stool for me to use for support. Since then most of my skating has been with newer black, single-bladed hockey skates. However there is something about winter in Brattleboro Vermont that calls out for some good old-fashioned ice skating.

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Skiing at Mount Snow

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With all of the great snow that we have been getting, the mountains are all open and the conditions are great! We made it out to Mount Snow this past weekend (Mount Snow is an easy 20 minute ride from here on the well cleared Route 9). The conditions were great and almost the whole […]

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