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Middlebury, VT Area Information

Our Hotel's Near Fort Ticonderoga & More Vermont Attractions

Inn near sheldon museumMiddlebury, Vermont is located in Addison County, known as the "Land of Milk and Honey," which denotes bounty and natural wealth. When you visit, you'll understand why our nickname says it all!

The Middlebury Inn offers comfortable accommodations in the heart of this beautiful region, with easy access to many lovely natural attractions, including:

hotel near fort ticonderoga vermontThe Middlebury Inn is less than one mile from Middlebury College, but also just a short drive from Burlington, Vermont shopping, Fort Ticonderoga, Shelburne Farms and Museum, The Morgan Horse Farm, Vermont Teddy Bear Factory and many other interesting Vermont attractions.


Planning Your Middlebury Vermont Vacation

There are so many things to see and do in the area, so let us help you organize your activities and must-see attractions. We can show you bike routes, give directions to local attractions, and suggest trails, fishing and swimming spots, and much more!

The Middlebury Inn is a member of Addison County Chamber of Commerce, Historic Hotels of America, and Heart of Vermont Lodging Association.

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Things To Do in Middlebury, Vermont


Bicycling/Hiking

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Bicycling
Packaged Tours by Sojourn Bicycle Tours

Bike Rentals by The Bike CenterHiking

Local Hiking on the 17 mile Trail Around Middlebury

Robert Frost Interpretive Trail

Guided Hiking by Middlebury Mountaineer


Golf Courses

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Ralph Myhre Golf Course
18 holes over 6,379 yards with a par of 71
Middebury College
Middlebury, VT
802-443-5125

Basin Harbor Club
18 holes over 6,518 yards with a par of 72
Basin Harbor Road
Vergennes, VT
802-475-2309

Neshobe Golf Club
18 holes over 6,349 yards with a par of 71
224 Town Farm Rd
Brandon, VT
802-247-3611

Cedar Knoll Country Club
27 holes over 8,810 yards with a par of 107
13020 Route 116
Hinesburg, VT 05461
802-482-3186


Festivals & Annual Events

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Find fun year-round when you visit Middlebury, VT! The area is home to several festivals and exciting events, including:

  • Winter Carnival – February
  • Maple Open House Weekend – March
  • BMO Chili Contest - March
  • Memorial Day Parade – May
  • Vermont Quilt Festival – June
  • Festival on the Green – July
  • Vermont Brewer's Festival – July
  • Addison Co. Fair– August
  • Champlain Valley Fair – August
  • Vermont State Fair – September

Colleges & Universities

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Middlebury College is located less than 1 mile from the Middlebury Inn, making this the perfect hotel for school tours or other events at the college, a prestigious liberal arts college that draws students from all over the world. Its broad curriculum includes the arts, humanities, and science, though it is particularly distinguished for its programs in foreign language, writing, international studies, and environmental studies. During your stay with us, take in one of the many college sporting events during any season. Walk the beautiful grounds and admire the amazing architecture. Or visit the college's Museum of Art or catch a performance in its uniquely inspired Performing Arts CenterOn your way to the Middlebury College Bowl for skiing or just a scenic drive, check out the beautiful Bread Loaf Campus, the renowned home of college-sponsored writers' conferences and other retreats.

Located 36 miles north are the University of Vermont and Champlain College. To the south you can visit Castleton State College, just 32 miles from the Inn. And on your way in from east just of I-89 is the widely-respected Vermont School of Law.


Ski Areas

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Explore skiing throughout the region when you stay at Middlebury Inn! Our central location puts you close to several great ski areas, including Sugarbush, >Killington, and Mad River Glen — all located about 40 miles from the hotel. Enjoy a fantastic daytrip to these areas, or stick closer and go to the Middlebury College Snow Bowl.


Sports

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We're conveniently located just 1 mile from the Middlebury College Kenyon Arena, where you can catch hockey action and other ice activities. See everything from boxing to basketball, as well as music performances, at the University of Vermont Patrick Gymnasium, or enjoy hockey excitement at the university's Gutterson Fieldhouse. Both facilities are located 36 miles away.


Business Destinations

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Middlebury Inn is located 40 miles from Champlain Valley Exposition Center, and 36 miles from Burlington Convention Center. Major corporations in the area include Thomas Monahan Co. (5 miles away), BF Goodrich (20 miles away), IBM (35 miles away), and IDX (37 miles away).


"Made in Vermont"

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    "Made in Vermont" has always been linked to personal service and quality. Here is a sampling of great places to visit, where often you can "see it made."

Ben & Jerry's
Experience the fun and educational 30 minute guided factory tour. Watch a moo-vie, get a bird's eye view of the production room, and sample the flavors of the day. A great activity for the whole family!

Dakin Farms
Visit Vermont's tastiest attraction! See how Vermont's finest specialty foods are made including Smoked ham, pure Vermont Maple Syrup and Cheddar cheese.

Lake Champlain Chocolates
Tour the factory store and learn the story "From bean to chocolate". Sample the fresh delicious confections, all made right before your eyes.

Maple Landmark
Home of the Name Train, this is one of the largest wooden toy manufacturers in the U.S. Large windows allow visitors to view the transformation of Northeast maple into fine Vermont products. Please call ahead for factory tour.

Otter Creek Brewery
Great beer is produced right here in Middlebury. Copper Ale, Stovepipe Porter and Pale Ale along with seasonal specials are brewed on the premises, and factory tours will show you just how.

Vermont Soap Organics
This is the largest manufacturer of natural, handmade soaps in North America. It also produces liquid castile soaps, bath and shower gels, bath salts, and aromatherapy products. All are sold in the on-site Factory Outlet. Visitors may take the "Soap Tour" and view the collection of antique soap memorabilia in the soap museum.

Vermont Teddy Bear Company
The Vermont Teddy Bear Company has been handcrafting Teddy Bears right here in Vermont for more than 20 years. Visit the fun factory, take a tour, and see how beautiful Teddy Bears are born. It's a magical experience for the entire family! After your tour, you can make your own Teddy Bear!


Middlebury Arts

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Danforth Pewters
You can see handcrafted pewter jewelry and tableware being made, either spun on a lathe or cast in a bronze mold. The gift store is located on Seymour Street within walking distance of the Middlebury Inn.

Holy Cow
Woody Jackson is best known for the black and white Holstein cows used by Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream, but he also paints oils and watercolors of Vermont barns, fields and mountains. The gallery and shop features his original paintings and prints, as well as posters and gifts based on his designs.

Middlebury College Museum and Middlebury College Center for the Performing Arts
Our campus town hotel is very convenient to the museum, which is an integral educational and cultural component of Middlebury College. Galleries exhibit antiques, European and American paintings, sculpture, photography, prints artifacts, and other artwork from its permanent collection. The Performing Arts Center, which is housed in a fun building with unique spaces, is known for its variety of dance, theatrical, and musical productions and recitals with numerous award-winning regional and national performers among them.

Middlebury Town Hall Theatre
Originally built in 1884, the recently restored theatre features live stage performances by local and regional acts.

Vergennes Opera House
Built in 1897 and located in one of the smallest cities in the U.S. (and the oldest city in Vermont), the opera house hosts live performances.

Vermont Folklife Center
The center, located downtown at the junction of Routes 30 and 125 is a gallery that features contemporary arts. The Vermont Folklife Center's mission is to provide a living archive of family stories and folklore. Open Saturdays 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.


Fun & Education for All Ages

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Birds of Vermont Museum
Displays more than 450 lifelike carvings completed by Bob Spear. The museum highlights Vermont's nesting birds and endangered and extinct birds in a dynamic exhibit. Walk to the nearby pond and flowing streams, plus 100 acres of adjacent nature trails.

Chimney Point State Historic Site
This Vermont-owned historic site, located at the Lake Champlain narrows at the foot of the Champlain Bridge, is a late-1700s brick tavern that was also a summer resort in the late 1800s. Exhibits present the Champlain Valley's Native American and French history.

Fort Ticonderoga
The Middlebury Inn near Fort Ticonderoga, New York is an ideal place to stay when you want to take a historical tour of the area. This restored 18th-century military fortress features costumed reenactments, guided tours, a museum, daily musket demonstrations, and self- guided tours.

Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History
This is the oldest community museum in the United States. Founded by collector Henry Sheldon, it opened in 1884 in an elegant Federal-style house built in 1829. View one of Vermont's premier collections of furniture, paintings, documents and artifacts.

Lake Champlain Maritime Museum
Discover why Lake Champlain is considered the most historic body of water in North America. This museum features a replica of the 54-foot Revolutionary War gunboat Philadelphia II. Visit historic exhibits, maritime collections, nautical archaeology lab and exhibits, boat building courses and demos, kid's maritime playground, special events and Museum Store. Open seasonally.

New England Maple Museum
Take a journey through Vermont's Maple Sugaring History.  Tour the maple sugaring museum, visit the tasting room, and then take a trip down "sugaring lane" for a slide show in the theater. Afterwards stroll through the gift shop for maple products and unique Vermont crafts, books and specialty foods.

Robert Frost Homestead
The famous American poet Robert Frost taught at Middlebury College and lived in a cabin in the area for 23 summers. Walk the Robert Frost Interpretive Trail, located near Middlebury College Bread Loaf School of English, where you'll find several plaques of Frost's poems, history and the management of the trail and its surroundings.

Shelburne Farms
Shelburne Farms is a 1,400-acre working farm and national historic site. During the warmer months, enjoy apple picking, hayrides, property tours and a children's farmyard.

Shelburne Museum
When you stay with us, you'll experience one of the best inns near Shelburne Museum, offering a premier collection of American folk art, paintings, crafts and more. Includes 45 acres of exhibit areas, galleries, a Museum Shop, furnished period homes, other relocated historic buildings, and the SS Ticonderoga, the last operating passenger steamboat on Lake Champlain.

University of Vermont Morgan Horse Farm
The Morgan horse is Vermont's state animal, and the state's first breed of horse. Tour the barns, view horses in the pasture, watch the training, and learn the history of the Morgan Horse at this farm listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


Middlebury Shopping

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Antiques
The Middlebury Inn can provide an Antique Hunter's Guide to Rt. 7 and adjacent roads with listings of names, addresses, locations and hours of antique shopping along your route of travel.

Country House Antiques & Gifts
A Vermont country shop offering antiques, gifts, home and garden accessories, folk art and Vermont-made products.

Essex Outlets
Offering national brands, local Vermont favorites and Vermont's only stadium-seating cinema. Located at routes 15 & 289 in Essex.

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Kennedy Brothers Factory Marketplace
Stroll through over 200 booths in the craft center and antique center. Shop the country store and the take the kids to the Sculpture Garden Play Area. Located in Vergennes, 15 minutes from Middlebury.

Middlebury Historic Downtown Shopping District
Stroll Main Street Middlebury, walking distance from the Middlebury Inn, where you'll find specialty shops, boutiques, old fashioned Ben Franklin Store, and Vermont product shops.

Historic Church Street Marketplace


Shop in downtown Burlington, where you'll find 160 fashionable boutiques, restaurants and unique street vendors.

For more Middlebury, VT area information, please contact Middlebury Inn.