Local Guidebook

Sarah
Local Guidebook

Food scene

This place is less than a mile from the house and it’s a great food spot. We especially love the tacos, pulled pork, and wings.
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Grindstone Pub
1 River Rd
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This place is less than a mile from the house and it’s a great food spot. We especially love the tacos, pulled pork, and wings.
Burgers, fries, shakes, creamies & more. Honeypie is a renovated old gas station and it's got a really cool vibe.
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Honeypie
8811 VT-30
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Burgers, fries, shakes, creamies & more. Honeypie is a renovated old gas station and it's got a really cool vibe.
When you are out adventuring, definitely check out JJ Hapgood. Great local farm creative food menu and you'd be hard pressed to leave the store without a huge bag of vermont goodies.
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JJ Hapgood General Store & Eatery
305 Main Street
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When you are out adventuring, definitely check out JJ Hapgood. Great local farm creative food menu and you'd be hard pressed to leave the store without a huge bag of vermont goodies.
Located right at the mouth of Stratton Village, this is another solid place to grab some amazing cocktails and dinner.
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The Fire Tower Restaurant & Tavern
6E Village Square
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Located right at the mouth of Stratton Village, this is another solid place to grab some amazing cocktails and dinner.
A 1970's Inn that has been a staple in Manchester forever. Prime Rib and other hearty classics are a huge fave and should not be missed.
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YE OLDE TAVERN
5183 Main Street
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A 1970's Inn that has been a staple in Manchester forever. Prime Rib and other hearty classics are a huge fave and should not be missed.
The best pizza in Manchester. Half price pizzas on Monday night.
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Christos' Pizza and Pasta
4931 Main Street
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The best pizza in Manchester. Half price pizzas on Monday night.
Offering creative VT-style breakfast to the Manchester community for generations. Vermont brunch is a must while you are visiting. Be sure to get there early on the weekends!
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Up For Breakfast
4935 Main Street
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Offering creative VT-style breakfast to the Manchester community for generations. Vermont brunch is a must while you are visiting. Be sure to get there early on the weekends!
Beautiful ambience for a great dining experience right in Peru.
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Johnny Seesaw's
3574 VT-11
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Beautiful ambience for a great dining experience right in Peru.
Amazing Italian cuisine, conveniently located right off Route 7.
Garlic John's Restaurant
1610 Depot St
Amazing Italian cuisine, conveniently located right off Route 7.
Downstairs pub fare and upstairs Dining room offering large menu & great drinks.
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Red Fox
103 Winhall Hollow Road
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Downstairs pub fare and upstairs Dining room offering large menu & great drinks.
This awesome spot is less than a mile from the house. BBQ, brisket, pulled pork, smoked chicken, and homemade mac and cheese, morphed into creative sandwiches and plates.
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Workhorse Cafe
3796 VT-30
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This awesome spot is less than a mile from the house. BBQ, brisket, pulled pork, smoked chicken, and homemade mac and cheese, morphed into creative sandwiches and plates.
Stratton Village's elegant & upscale dining experience if you're seeking an elevated menu and great wine list.
Verde Stratton
19 Village Lodge Road
Stratton Village's elegant & upscale dining experience if you're seeking an elevated menu and great wine list.
Fran makes some authentic Thai dishes that are delicious! They also recently started making pizzas too- we have yet to try the pizza.
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Fran's Kitchen & Diner
8814 Route 30
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Fran makes some authentic Thai dishes that are delicious! They also recently started making pizzas too- we have yet to try the pizza.
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Social House
1716 Depot Street
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JJ Hapgood General Store & Eatery
305 Main Street
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This craft beer, wine, & spirits and light fare is worth a trip to Manchester, even if you have no other reason to head there. Delicious tapas-style snacks such as cheese, charcuterie, olives, and breads are available as well as sandwiches at this trendy spot.
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The Crooked Ram
4026 Main St
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This craft beer, wine, & spirits and light fare is worth a trip to Manchester, even if you have no other reason to head there. Delicious tapas-style snacks such as cheese, charcuterie, olives, and breads are available as well as sandwiches at this trendy spot.

Groceries

We love Winhall Market. It’s very close to the house and they have a great selection of groceries. We absolutely love getting fresh Speeder & Earls coffee and a breakfast or lunch sandwich. They also sell beer & wine. They have many gluten free options as well.
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Winhall Market
46 Vermont 30
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We love Winhall Market. It’s very close to the house and they have a great selection of groceries. We absolutely love getting fresh Speeder & Earls coffee and a breakfast or lunch sandwich. They also sell beer & wine. They have many gluten free options as well.
Everything you need to do your grocery shopping right in the heart of Manchester, about 15 mins away.
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Shaws Supermarket
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Everything you need to do your grocery shopping right in the heart of Manchester, about 15 mins away.

Beer & Cheese

Mike's absolute go-to for all craft beers. Right next to Ungrounded Coffee Roasters about ten minutes from the house.
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Meulemans' Craft Draughts
8814 Vermont 30
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Mike's absolute go-to for all craft beers. Right next to Ungrounded Coffee Roasters about ten minutes from the house.

Coffee Shop

Please go grab yourself a maple latte. So good!
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Ungrounded Coffee Roasters
8814 VT-30
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Please go grab yourself a maple latte. So good!
After exploring The Northshire Bookstore, the best stop in Manchester grab a coffee or food at the spot right before you leave.
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Bonnet & Main Café
15 Bonnet St
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After exploring The Northshire Bookstore, the best stop in Manchester grab a coffee or food at the spot right before you leave.

Bars

The best bar in Stratton Village. Great craft beers on draft, pub food and pizzas and an awesome place to hangout after skiing.
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Bar802
19 Village Lodge Rd
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The best bar in Stratton Village. Great craft beers on draft, pub food and pizzas and an awesome place to hangout after skiing.
Curious to see where the locals go when the sun goes down? Pool Tables, Foosball, 11 Beers, Jäger and Fireball on tap. They often have DJ's on the weekend night too.
Green Door Pub
Curious to see where the locals go when the sun goes down? Pool Tables, Foosball, 11 Beers, Jäger and Fireball on tap. They often have DJ's on the weekend night too.

Places to go

This is my favorite Vermont shopping spot- It is truly a must see. It's the coolest store with lots of interesting items chock full of Vermont charm. This little tiny town Weston also has a few other walkable stores. There's even a short little trail up behind the country store if you want to get some quick exercise. The store is super dog friendly as well- so it's a great place to see on your way in or out of town with a pup.
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The Vermont Country Store Weston
657 Main Street
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This is my favorite Vermont shopping spot- It is truly a must see. It's the coolest store with lots of interesting items chock full of Vermont charm. This little tiny town Weston also has a few other walkable stores. There's even a short little trail up behind the country store if you want to get some quick exercise. The store is super dog friendly as well- so it's a great place to see on your way in or out of town with a pup.
I adore this bookstore- I could stay in it for hours. It's magical place for any age. The kids section is truly dreamy and kids will be content staying there for a long while. "We are a large (10,000 square feet) general bookstore with a large floor devoted to Children. We have tried to create a store that fosters browsing and discovery. We can, of course, get any book in print, but we believe in the joy of serendipity and have laid out the store to enhance this experience. Beyond the best in books, we offer a full line of stationery, magazines, cards, calendars, local and VT foods and many fine gifts from clothing to jewelry. In addition, the popular Spiral Press Cafe is attached to the store so there is no need to leave the building for coffee or baked goods or lunch."
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Northshire Bookstore
4869 Main Street
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I adore this bookstore- I could stay in it for hours. It's magical place for any age. The kids section is truly dreamy and kids will be content staying there for a long while. "We are a large (10,000 square feet) general bookstore with a large floor devoted to Children. We have tried to create a store that fosters browsing and discovery. We can, of course, get any book in print, but we believe in the joy of serendipity and have laid out the store to enhance this experience. Beyond the best in books, we offer a full line of stationery, magazines, cards, calendars, local and VT foods and many fine gifts from clothing to jewelry. In addition, the popular Spiral Press Cafe is attached to the store so there is no need to leave the building for coffee or baked goods or lunch."
The H.N. Williams Store has been family-owned and operated since 1840. Offering loads of Vermont goodies including clothes, toys and games, specialty items, and even grocery goods, the store harkens back to the general store of the past. The store also includes a full-service deli called Rumney's and they just opened a coffee shop.
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H N Williams Store
2732 Vermont 30
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The H.N. Williams Store has been family-owned and operated since 1840. Offering loads of Vermont goodies including clothes, toys and games, specialty items, and even grocery goods, the store harkens back to the general store of the past. The store also includes a full-service deli called Rumney's and they just opened a coffee shop.
High-quality, wooden cutting boards, entertaining and kitchen storage products. Made By Hand. Since 1945. You can actually check out how they create their products- it's a pretty cool spot with some unique handmade Vermont products.
J.K. Adams
1430 VT-30
High-quality, wooden cutting boards, entertaining and kitchen storage products. Made By Hand. Since 1945. You can actually check out how they create their products- it's a pretty cool spot with some unique handmade Vermont products.
In the summer & fall, Bromley Mountain has rides, attractions, 18 hole disc golf course, and an aerial park. Great for a family adventure day! Weekends only. Check their website for hours, prices, and details. 15 minute drive.
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Bromley Mountain
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In the summer & fall, Bromley Mountain has rides, attractions, 18 hole disc golf course, and an aerial park. Great for a family adventure day! Weekends only. Check their website for hours, prices, and details. 15 minute drive.
The West River Farmers Market is bomb. They host over 40 vendors each week from Memorial Day to Columbus Day weekend. The have many delicious food options, including vegan and gluten free, I always go hungry and leave full! They have great homemade sodas and coffee too. So many interesting and unique Vermont products to try and buy. 15 minute drive.
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West River Farmers Market
Vermont 100
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The West River Farmers Market is bomb. They host over 40 vendors each week from Memorial Day to Columbus Day weekend. The have many delicious food options, including vegan and gluten free, I always go hungry and leave full! They have great homemade sodas and coffee too. So many interesting and unique Vermont products to try and buy. 15 minute drive.
Another great farmer's market with lots of little booths full of small business and locally grown goods.
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Dorset Farmers Market
2732 VT-30
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Another great farmer's market with lots of little booths full of small business and locally grown goods.

Swimming Spots & Waterfalls

Expect to be surprised at the beauty of this hidden gem! This pond is filled with the water that is pumped through the guns to make the Stratton snow we know & love. When you arrive, there are no marked parking spaces, so you can either park along the road to the right or get closer to the water up ahead of you. It can seem crowded at first on the sunnier, warm days, however, there is plenty of room around the pond for everyone. The pond is a popular spot for dog owners, so expect to meet new furry friends. The path around the pond is hard dirt,making it a perfect bike-riding loop for kids. The pond is a great spot to float, SUP, kayak and fish, as well! A majority of the pond is surrounded by rocks that you can sit on and jump into the water off of. If you walk toward the back side of the pond, there is a small beach area where you can wade in the water. Once you get there, look right and you’ll see the Stratton ski slopes! We have beach towels and floats you are welcome to use for your time at the pond.
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Snow Making Pond
National Forest 320
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Expect to be surprised at the beauty of this hidden gem! This pond is filled with the water that is pumped through the guns to make the Stratton snow we know & love. When you arrive, there are no marked parking spaces, so you can either park along the road to the right or get closer to the water up ahead of you. It can seem crowded at first on the sunnier, warm days, however, there is plenty of room around the pond for everyone. The pond is a popular spot for dog owners, so expect to meet new furry friends. The path around the pond is hard dirt,making it a perfect bike-riding loop for kids. The pond is a great spot to float, SUP, kayak and fish, as well! A majority of the pond is surrounded by rocks that you can sit on and jump into the water off of. If you walk toward the back side of the pond, there is a small beach area where you can wade in the water. Once you get there, look right and you’ll see the Stratton ski slopes! We have beach towels and floats you are welcome to use for your time at the pond.
Lowell Lake is a great spot for all the outdoor activities - swimming, kayaking, paddleboarding, & they have a great 3.5 mile loop around the lake with a really neat abandoned campground. 15 minute drive, parking is limited in the summer months.
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Lowell Lake
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Lowell Lake is a great spot for all the outdoor activities - swimming, kayaking, paddleboarding, & they have a great 3.5 mile loop around the lake with a really neat abandoned campground. 15 minute drive, parking is limited in the summer months.
This is a great family spot for swimming, kayaking, fishing, and there is a lovely 1 mile nature trail. It's about 20 minutes away in the town of Peru.
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Hapgood Pond
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This is a great family spot for swimming, kayaking, fishing, and there is a lovely 1 mile nature trail. It's about 20 minutes away in the town of Peru.
A very popular Southern Vermont swimming spot is the Dorset Quarry, about 30 minutes from the house. This is an old MArble quarry with 60 foot depth. There are rope swings as well. There is a fee for parking and it's 30 minute drive.
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Dorset Quarry
1940 VT-30
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A very popular Southern Vermont swimming spot is the Dorset Quarry, about 30 minutes from the house. This is an old MArble quarry with 60 foot depth. There are rope swings as well. There is a fee for parking and it's 30 minute drive.
Hamilton Falls cascades 125 feet down a mountain slope, through a pine-hemlock woodland and into a series of large potholes. This is truly a gorgeous place to explore! You can park near the top of the falls (30 min drive from the house) and do a ten minute hike down to the falls or you can park at Ball Mountain Lake area and hike 6 miles (moderate hike) to get there.
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Hamilton Falls
Hamilton Falls Road
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Hamilton Falls cascades 125 feet down a mountain slope, through a pine-hemlock woodland and into a series of large potholes. This is truly a gorgeous place to explore! You can park near the top of the falls (30 min drive from the house) and do a ten minute hike down to the falls or you can park at Ball Mountain Lake area and hike 6 miles (moderate hike) to get there.
Prepare yourself for a beautiful little hidden gem waterfall and swimming hole only 15 mins from our home. The parking area is not very obvious, a wide shoulder opposite a white house. There is a sign just a few feet into the woods indicating the location. About a ten minute trail downhill hike is this awesome spot. Whether you want to slide down the waterfall, jump into the swimming hole, or wade and explore down the river, this is a glorious place to spend time. Pack a lunch and spend the afternoon, it's often not very crowded at all.
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Pikes Falls
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Prepare yourself for a beautiful little hidden gem waterfall and swimming hole only 15 mins from our home. The parking area is not very obvious, a wide shoulder opposite a white house. There is a sign just a few feet into the woods indicating the location. About a ten minute trail downhill hike is this awesome spot. Whether you want to slide down the waterfall, jump into the swimming hole, or wade and explore down the river, this is a glorious place to spend time. Pack a lunch and spend the afternoon, it's often not very crowded at all.
Another gorgeous 125 foot waterfall. This trailhead is about 15 minutes away and its a4.7 mile hike. *Rated as moderate
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Lye Brook Falls Trail
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Another gorgeous 125 foot waterfall. This trailhead is about 15 minutes away and its a4.7 mile hike. *Rated as moderate