Susan’s guidebook

Susan
Susan’s guidebook

City/town information

Lovely downtown with plenty of shopping and restaurant options.
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Brandon
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Lovely downtown with plenty of shopping and restaurant options.
Middlebury is only 20 minutes away. Lots of great places to eat, shop and sightsee.
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Middlebury
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Middlebury is only 20 minutes away. Lots of great places to eat, shop and sightsee.
A larger, more urban town than Middlebury, about 30 minutes south. Bigger grocery stores and some box store chains like TJ Maxx and Walmart, as well as restaurants and bars.
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Rutland
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A larger, more urban town than Middlebury, about 30 minutes south. Bigger grocery stores and some box store chains like TJ Maxx and Walmart, as well as restaurants and bars.

Food scene

Brandon: Excellent menu, outdoor seating.
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Cafe Provence
11 Center Street
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Brandon: Excellent menu, outdoor seating.
Brandon: Local brewery, always updating what's on tap. Cans and growlers to go!
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Red Clover Ale Co.
43 Center St
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Brandon: Local brewery, always updating what's on tap. Cans and growlers to go!
Brandon: Grab some great food and brew at the same time.
River Pub & Grill
18 Center Street
Brandon: Grab some great food and brew at the same time.
Brandon: Breakfast and lunch diner. Great pancakes!
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Mae's Place
18 Center St
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Brandon: Breakfast and lunch diner. Great pancakes!
Great pizza, calzones, salads. Quick, easy tasty pizza. Pick up local brew at Red Clover Ale and you are all set!
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Brandon House of Pizza
16 Center Street
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Great pizza, calzones, salads. Quick, easy tasty pizza. Pick up local brew at Red Clover Ale and you are all set!
Brandon: Great bakery, sandwiches and huge collection of wines. Also has local fresh eggs, cheeses and gourmet items.
Gourmet Provence
37 Center Street
Brandon: Great bakery, sandwiches and huge collection of wines. Also has local fresh eggs, cheeses and gourmet items.
Brandon: Grab some tacos and burritos and while at it enjoy some Foley local beers.
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Foley Taco and Bean
22 Park Street
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Brandon: Grab some tacos and burritos and while at it enjoy some Foley local beers.
Middlebury: Great neighborhood tavern, great tap selection and the food is great too! Nice place for groups or families or just sit at the bar and enjoy some of the local beers and spirits.
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Two Brothers Tavern
86 Main Street
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Middlebury: Great neighborhood tavern, great tap selection and the food is great too! Nice place for groups or families or just sit at the bar and enjoy some of the local beers and spirits.
Middlebury: Classic family restaurant - menu has all the breakfast, lunch and dinner classics. Great milkshakes too!
Rosie's Restaurant
Middlebury: Classic family restaurant - menu has all the breakfast, lunch and dinner classics. Great milkshakes too!
Middlebury: Some of the best pizza and fixins ever. Lots of outdoor seating depending on the weather.
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American Flatbread
137 Maple Street
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Middlebury: Some of the best pizza and fixins ever. Lots of outdoor seating depending on the weather.
Middlebury: Yummy, fresh and something for everyone.
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Otter Creek Bakery & Deli
14 College Street
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Middlebury: Yummy, fresh and something for everyone.
Middlebury: Enjoy a wonderful pot of tea carefully crafted by the knowledgeable staff or buy some teas personally sourced by the proprietor.
Stone Leaf Teahouse
111 Maple St
Middlebury: Enjoy a wonderful pot of tea carefully crafted by the knowledgeable staff or buy some teas personally sourced by the proprietor.
Between Brandon and Middlebury: Lovely small pub, cozy with a nice selection of pub food and libations.
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Waybury Inn
547 E Main St
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Between Brandon and Middlebury: Lovely small pub, cozy with a nice selection of pub food and libations.
Wonderful family owned business - Hannah and Greg make the best goat cheese in the world!! They have a farm stand on the property during the summer. Otherwise you can find their products in many local stores, co-ops, etc. Don’t miss this special treat!
Blue Ledge Farm
2001 Old Jerusalem Road
Wonderful family owned business - Hannah and Greg make the best goat cheese in the world!! They have a farm stand on the property during the summer. Otherwise you can find their products in many local stores, co-ops, etc. Don’t miss this special treat!

Outdoor Recreation

Not far is Brandon Gap for cross county skiing and is a part of the Long Trail. https://catamounttrail.org/bc-zones/bc-zones/brandon-gap-rasta/
Brandon Gap
Not far is Brandon Gap for cross county skiing and is a part of the Long Trail. https://catamounttrail.org/bc-zones/bc-zones/brandon-gap-rasta/
Killington Ski Resort Area is a little more than 30 minutes away.
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Killington
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Killington Ski Resort Area is a little more than 30 minutes away.
Just a few minutes from the house is Lake Dunmore. A great location to take the kids to cool off. Rent a rowboat or a canoe, nice snack shack with burgers, dogs and creemees!
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Branbury State Park
3570 Lake Dunmore Road
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Just a few minutes from the house is Lake Dunmore. A great location to take the kids to cool off. Rent a rowboat or a canoe, nice snack shack with burgers, dogs and creemees!
Brandon: Treat the kids to a horseback riding lesson!
Five Meadows Farm LLC
900 Pearl Street
Brandon: Treat the kids to a horseback riding lesson!
Near Rutland: Take the family on a trail ride!
Mountain View Ranch
502 Easy Street
Near Rutland: Take the family on a trail ride!
Nice local golf course just a few miles down the road. In the winter they have good sledding hills and sometimes set up a small ice skating rink.
Neshobe Golf Club
224 Town Farm Road
Nice local golf course just a few miles down the road. In the winter they have good sledding hills and sometimes set up a small ice skating rink.
Run by the local college, this ski area has a free magic carpet for kids. Fewer trails and a smaller mountain than Killington, but much more affordable.
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Middlebury College Snow Bowl
6886 Vermont 125
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Run by the local college, this ski area has a free magic carpet for kids. Fewer trails and a smaller mountain than Killington, but much more affordable.
Wonderful cross-country skiing, offers lessons and rentals, and fat tire snow bikes as well.
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Rikert Nordic Center
106 College Cross Road
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Wonderful cross-country skiing, offers lessons and rentals, and fat tire snow bikes as well.
Spectacular property! Restaurant with an incredible view, golf, horseback riding, boating, cross country skiing, sleigh rides… and lodging- this property has it all. A great place to spend a day!
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Mountain Top Inn & Resort
195 Mountain Top Road
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Spectacular property! Restaurant with an incredible view, golf, horseback riding, boating, cross country skiing, sleigh rides… and lodging- this property has it all. A great place to spend a day!
Wonderful place to spend the day, Lake Dunmore at Branbury State Park is perfect for families with kids or anyone who enjoys a day at the lake. Swimming, beach, boat rentals, playground and a snack bar. Enjoy a day in the sun or a picnic at sunset! Just 10 minutes away.
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Branbury State Park
3570 Lake Dunmore Road
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Wonderful place to spend the day, Lake Dunmore at Branbury State Park is perfect for families with kids or anyone who enjoys a day at the lake. Swimming, beach, boat rentals, playground and a snack bar. Enjoy a day in the sun or a picnic at sunset! Just 10 minutes away.

Grocery Store

Middlebury: Local natural food store. Lots of local items, deli, bakery and good stuff. Need to stock up, this is the place.
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Middlebury Natural Foods Co-Op
9 Washington Street
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Middlebury: Local natural food store. Lots of local items, deli, bakery and good stuff. Need to stock up, this is the place.
Brandon: Our nearest grocery store, mostly conventional with some organic and special diet options. Larger Hannaford markets can be found in Middlebury and Rutland.
Hannaford Supermarket
71 Supermarket Drive
Brandon: Our nearest grocery store, mostly conventional with some organic and special diet options. Larger Hannaford markets can be found in Middlebury and Rutland.

Liquor

Brandon: State liquor store. Carries a selection of local distillaries and beers.
Hot Shots Beverage Center
34 Conant Square
Brandon: State liquor store. Carries a selection of local distillaries and beers.

Medical Services

Porter Medical Center Emergency Department (802) 388-4701 115 Porter Drive Middlebury, Vermont 05753 Go down Ferson Road to Route 7. Take a right and follow Route 7 North approximately 40 miles into Middlebury. Follow the roundabout, past the Middlebury Inn (a large brick building on the right) bearing left onto Main Street (look for the blue “H” signs). Follow Main Street through town, over a bridge. At the fork in the road bear left onto South Street. Follow South Street less than a mile to where the Porter Campus and entrances will be visible on your left. Follow signage to the ER.
Porter Medical Center: Emergency Room
115 Porter Dr
Porter Medical Center Emergency Department (802) 388-4701 115 Porter Drive Middlebury, Vermont 05753 Go down Ferson Road to Route 7. Take a right and follow Route 7 North approximately 40 miles into Middlebury. Follow the roundabout, past the Middlebury Inn (a large brick building on the right) bearing left onto Main Street (look for the blue “H” signs). Follow Main Street through town, over a bridge. At the fork in the road bear left onto South Street. Follow South Street less than a mile to where the Porter Campus and entrances will be visible on your left. Follow signage to the ER.

Sightseeing

Our favorite neighbors have a farm stand with maple syrup, handmade jewelry, and flowers and eggs (in season), if you need a little gift to bring home.
Foxglove Farm and Forest
777 Delorm Rd
Our favorite neighbors have a farm stand with maple syrup, handmade jewelry, and flowers and eggs (in season), if you need a little gift to bring home.