Historic Brandon Inn

Enjoy the flavor of by-gone days at the historic Brandon Inn. Jacob Simonds and his family established the Inn in 1786 and it is now proudly listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The Inn is located in the center of Vermont on five acres of gently sloping lawn and features 37 lovely, different and distinctly decorated guest rooms. Memorable four-course dinners in an elegantly appointed dining room and a hearty Vermont breakfast completes your hospitable stay.

Day One
Welcome to Vermont
Arrive at the Brandon Inn and be greeted with a Welcome Wine and Cheese Reception. After settling in to one of the unique guestrooms, join the group for a candlelight dinner. (Dinner)

Day Two
Woodstock & Coolidge Homestead
Bring a camera as this morning features a guided tour of Vermont’s covered bridges.There are over 100 of these in the State and contrary to local legends, covered bridges were not built to provide cover for courting couples during inclement weather, but to provide protection for the wooden planked roadway and to block the sight of rushing waters for the nervous horse. A visit to the small settlement which was the birthplace of Calvin Coolidge, our 30th President, gives a glimpse of “Silent Cal’s” background. He took his oath of office here at home when he unexpectedly became President, and is buried nearby. A visit to the scenic Quechee Gorge, Vermont’s Little Grand Canyon, is perfect for more picture taking. Enjoy free time for shopping and exploring in Woodstock with its picturesque scenes of the charming village green and covered bridge. Light entertainment is featured at tonight’s dinner.(Breakfast, Dinner)

Day Three
Lake Champlain
A scenic Lake Champlain cruise aboard the M/V Carillon adds a taste of adventure and understanding of the history related to this lake which divides Vermont from New York State. Back ashore, travel to the Waybury Inn, home of the Bob Newhart Show where lunch will be served. Continue on to another tasty stop, the New England Maple Museum where the guided tour teaches the history of maple sugaring and the store gives a chance to stock up on these tasty Vermont specialties. Dinner is once again included. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day Four
Depart for Home
Enjoy a hearty breakfast before departing with memories of the Green Mountain State. (Breakfast)

Tour Inclusions:

Three nights accommodations
Wine & Cheese reception
Three full breakfasts
One lunch at the Waybury Inn
Three dinners
Admission to Calvin Coolidge Homestead
M/V Carillon Cruise on Lake Champlain
Admission to New England Maple Museum
One evening of light entertainment
Two days guide service
Luggage handling (one piece per person)
Hotel taxes, meal taxes and gratuities
Two twin complimentary packages per 40 paid passengers
Excludes tour guide gratuities