It's the sweetest season here in the Green Mountain State, and sugar houses across Vermont are getting ready to welcome thousands of visitors to their businesses. More than 70 sugarhouses will open their doors to the public on March 25th and 26th for sap tapping, demonstrations, sugar bush tours, maple doughnut dining, sugar-on-snow and so much more!
Where should you stay? Here's a list of hotels, inns and B&Bs with sweet deals for the maple curious.
Hotel Vermont, Burlington. Maple Madness Package!
Maple Madness Package: Enjoy the sweetness of spring with our Maple Madness Package! Embark on a spring tour around the state with Bonafide Tours's 'Maple, Wines and Covered Bridges' Half Day Tour as seen in the Boston Globe. Indulge in a full breakfast in Juniper before you leave for the day. Bonafide Tours provides guided exploration on back roads to a contemporary winery and colorful Vermont sugarhouse where you will learn about tapping into the Sugar Maple of Vermont from generations of maple syrup markers. Along the way, capture images of snow covered pastoral landscapes, waterfalls, 19th-century barns, church steeples, and meeting houses. In addition to the tour, each room will receive a bottle of pure Vermont maple syrup to take home.
The tour runs Friday, Saturday & Sunday only, so the package is available for Thursday, Friday or Saturday night stays through April 3, 2016. Rates starting at $539 for two. Use code MAPLE - click here to book.
Trapp Family Lodge, Stowe: Sugar Maple Snowshoe Tour!
Stay at the Trapp Family Lodge, a unique, four-season resort specializing in European-style accommodations and cuisine, spectacular mountain vistas, upscale amenities, and outdoor activities. Explore the family sugarbush! Enjoy a casual one-mile hike/snowshoe into the von Trapp family sugarbush. Learn about sugar making, from collecting sap to the boiling process. This is the perfect way to see the behind-the-scenes of the maple syrup process. Book here!
Inn at the Round Barn Farm, Waitsfield: A Real Sweet Deal!
The combination of warm days and cold nights this time of year yields the sweet sap of our Vermont Maple Trees producing the finest maple syrup in the world. Come visit us during this “Rite of Spring”. Package Includes a self guided tour of a Vermont sugarhouse - watch them make the sweet elixir; a Vermont maple welcome gift upon arrival; overnight Vermont accommodations Friday and Saturday nights; beautifully prepared breakfast daily; and afternoon tea & cookies.
The weekend getaway starts at $170.00 per person plus state tax - book here!
Middlebury Inn, Middlebury: Maple Sugar Package!
This is a one night package for two people that will include Breakfast for Two, a bottle of Maple Syrup, some Maple Candy and admission to the New England Maple Museum as well as directions to local Sugar Houses where you can experience the Sugaring process first hand. Taxes are additional, gratuity for breakfast is included. Our Maple Sugar Package starts at $155 plus tax - book here!
Mountain Top Inn and Resort, Chittenden: Sweet Maple Mania!
In addition to the ‘sweets’ here on property, you will be just a short drive from the New England Maple Museum, Baird Farm, Sugar & Spice, Mendon Mountain Orchards (where you can pour your own syrup from a giant steel drum!) and many more maple farms & sugarhouses. Stop by our front desk for ideas on how to spend the perfect ‘maple day’.
Deal includes classic lodge accommodations for two, a full country breakfast each morning featuring pancakes with REAL Vermont maple syrup, a sweet smelling Vermont made maple soy candle for you to take home (1 per package), delectable Vermont Maple Truffles (made in Mendon, VT), and use of resort facilities (including sauna, hot tub, trails, ice rink - weather permitting). The Sweet Maple Mania package starts at $575 double occupancy for two nights (plus tax and resort fee) - book here!
Norwich Inn, Norwich: Maple Syrup Lovers Unite!
Stay with The Norwich Inn over Maple Open House Weekend and visit an array of different Sugar Houses. Learn the steps of making one of Vermont’s Favorite products! There is plenty to learn and see this weekend. Whether it’s the sight of steam rising from the sugarhouse, the inviting aroma of boiling sap, or the sweetly divine flavor of syrup as enjoyed in traditional sugar-on-snow, visitors are treated to an experience for the senses! The Norwich Inn will also feature maple-themed menu items throughout the weekend. Book here!
Red Clover Inn and Restaurant, Mendon: Spring is Sweet Vermont Maple Package!
Celebrate sweet spring with your sugar in Vermont with the Red Clover Inn & Restaurant Maple Package:
Enjoy maple cookies and a steaming mug of Vermont Coffee Company coffee, or tea, upon arrival; a $100 voucher toward a candlelit dinner for two on the night of your stay with choice of cuisine and desserts; accommodations for two in the Red Clover Inn (some rooms with Jacuzzi tubs and hearths, as available); self-arranged tour of Baird Farm Sugarhouse, North Chittenden, Vermont; locally-sourced breakfast for two including classic pancakes and Vermont maple syrup, keepsake syrup and two maple lollipops for the trip home
Valid Thursdays through Mondays, February 26 through April 30, 2017; $295 per couple/night; alcohol and gratuity not included. Add an extra night’s stay for $125/room. Based upon availability. Book here!
Woodstock Inn and Resort, Woodstock: Sugar Season Escape!
Our Sugar Season Escape Package makes getting away to the beauty of Woodstock, Vermont and the casual elegance of The Woodstock Inn & Resort even sweeter. Vermont is famous for having the best Maple Syrup in the world, and we are celebrating the sugaring season with this great offer.
The Sugar Season Escape Package includes accommodations in one of our luxurious guest rooms and a hearty country breakfast for two each morning
Midweek rates start at $169 per room, per night; weekend rates – start at $199 per room, per night. Available March 8 - May 18, 2017. Book here, or upgrade to a sweet 'suite' deal.
Dorset Inn, Dorset: Maple Madness!
Enjoy a 2-night stay in a luxurious standard guest room, 3-course dinner for two one evening, a map to area sugarhouses; a Vermont maple gift basket from Dorset Rising, and a full country breakfast each morning!
$525 per couple. 24 Hours notice required. Packages are for new reservations only, based on availability and must be requested at the time of booking. This package may not be combined with any other offers. Upgrade to a suite for $75 a night. Book here!
Four Columns Inn and Restaurant, Newfane: Maple Getaway!
Participate in guided walks through the woods; partake in maple breakfasts, brunches, lunches, and dinners; and warm up with coffee and maple treats at Four Columns Inn and Artisan Restaurant!