post card village, college town
post card village, college town
If you are in Middlebury, odds are strong you are in town for a college event. So why not take a tour through the beautiful campus. The colors are especially lovely in the Fall. Middlebury College is a small, private college so one will not get lost walking around. So take a steaming cup of Latte, wear a North Face jacket, and soak in the...more
Middlebury is a quaint village only several blocks long. So it is quite easy to take a stroll along the nice shops, book stores, coffehouses and restaurants. Very cozy New England feel. Not much in this town in terms of variety of restaurants and I counted two bars. But good for a afternoon stroll, especially during the fall season. Beautiful...more
For most the year, the Middlebury Farmer's Market is held in the Marble Works each Saturday. As a traveler, you may not be interested in purchasing any fresh produce or cut flowers, but there are things you will enjoy. We always get a cup of coffee, enjoy the scene, try some free samples, and come away with jam, salsa, crafts, or some some other...more
If nothing else, the University Morgan Horse Farm is worth a drive-by viewing. The farm building on their own are beautiful, but throw in some Vermont scenery and the whole event is no-to-be-missed.If you have more time and an interest in horses, stop for a while. The farm is open most days and guided tours run regularly (see website for exact...more
My first tour of Otter Creek Brewery was with my Middlebury College Microbiology class to learn the details of using yeast to make beer. The worst part is that I wasn't 21 at the time and couldn't partake of the after-tour sampling! Since then, I have taken the public tour on numerous occasions. The guides are very knowledgable, and the samples are...more
The college itself is well worth wandering about. It contains some great open spaces, some fantastic old buildings, and some interesting statues. Don't miss the dog catching a frisbee just below Mead Chapel.Inside the student center, where anyone is welcome, is a great place called The Grille where you can have a beer and sweet potato fries or a...more
309 Court Street- Us Rte 7 S
Good for: Families
When money isn't a primary criteria for choosing a place to stay, Middlebury has no shortage of...more
This is one of two places in town I would choose to stay if I did not have a home here. 1803...more
For more of a romantic getaway or a quiet evening with your favorite people, try Fire and Ice. Not as loud as Two Brothers, this place has more quaint New England charm, where one can actually hear their conversations. The Prime Rib was pretty darn good. Cool antiques decorate the restaurant and bar. A bit pricey, like any classy establishment.more
This is a lively pub which serves standard pub fare. The main selling point of this establishment is the popularity. This is the main entertainment place in town. All the locals come here to drink and eat during happy hour. At night, the scene is taken over by Middlebury College students, so the place turns into a typical racious college bar...more
Open for for breakfast and lunch, this bustling diner is well worth a visit either after a long night or before a long day. Serving all the typical diner food done just right, you will leave full and satisfied. The pancakes or french toast served with real Vermont maple syrup are a real treat if you enjoy sweet food for breakfast. For something...more
Always a favorite, Middlebury Deli and Bagel has expanded in recent years and only gotten better. We tend to go there primarily for breakfast, struggling to choose between doughnuts, freshly baked bagels, breakfast sandwiches, pancakes, and much more. However, their lunch should not be overlooked. They do fantastic sandwiches.Order at the counter,...more
I kid you not, Noonie's makes the best sandwiches I have ever eaten. They start with thick slices of their own homemade bread then load it up with your choice of dressing, a healthy portion of meat or hummus, and tons of vegetables. The only problem is trying to fit it into your mouth! Try the honey-wheat bread, if there is any left!more
A Middlebury hotspot, Mr Ups has it all. From a giant, well-stocked salad bar to tasty pasta to better than average burgers and fries. From local brewed beer to home made apple pie.Mr Ups is great for a quiet dinner for two, a big rowdy group dinner, or a drink at the bar. The mud pie is to die for. In my opinion, it is the best there is. Try...more
summertime deckserves right through the "between" lunch and dinner hours great french fries -- way back, it was first place around here to serve the curly seasoned oneshate to say it but as I am writing -summer 2005 - the local word is that the food safety is a little iffy (I have on the word of a campus infirmary nurse)more
Very pleasant place for a tasty lunch. Good evening meals too but to me the setting says lunch spot. Tomato basil parmesan soup -- so thick you will think they gave you pasta sauce instead of soup, but it is yummy anyway. Get it with a small house salad with maple dressing -- double yum, yum.more
Some of the menu items are too creative for my simple tastes. But if you love spice or fushion this is a good choice for you. Entrees change but there is always something interesting to try. Menu can be found on the webThe LaPlatte Farms Black Angus Burger is very good, and safe if you want something sort of plain. . Cajun Grilled Atlantic...more
They call this a museum restaurant. Lots of pictures and treasures relating to the town and college that probably were picked up at auctions and estate sales over many years.The salad bar, or rather part of the large selection of items, is situated in a 1921 mahogany Hackercraft runaboat.Food is basic steak, seafood, chicken.more
You will feel special from the moment you walk in the door. The furnishings and white linens will shut out the modern world. And the food is well prepared often using local ingredients. Great place for a special evening. CRAB AND ASPARAGUS RAVIOLI Egg pasta stuffed with crab meat and asparagus, smoked tomato cream sauce and grilled asparagusmore
More upscale than its downstairs neighbor, Angela's Pub, the relatively new Two Brothers Tavern has become our first choice for nightlife. With regular live music (both Friday and Saturday nights the week we were there), a great beer selection, and enjoyable food, we really felt at home here. Casual dressmore
With a dance floor and pool tables, Angela's Pub provides a bar scene not available elsewhere in town. Friday and Saturday nights can get pretty busy.While this seems great, we were a little disappointed with our actual experience. The room was unbelievably hot and the beer selection was lacking on the microbrews, which is a real crime so close to...more
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The Rutland Connector goes to Rutland and back, The middlebury bus goes around Middlebury, The tri-town bus goes to Middlebury, New Haven, Bristol, and Vergennes, The Snow Bowl bus goes the Middlebury College Snow Bowl (skiing area), and The Burlington Link goes to Burlington and Middlebury. For more info go to http://www.actr-vt.org.more
This is such a fun, although pricey, store. They sell crafts from all over the state including jewelry, pottery, painting, and much much more. I enjoy browsing as much as actually purchasing.
What to buy: Every time I go to Frog Hollow I end up buying a new mug to supplement my ever-growing collection.
Also, my mother got the cutest frog pin here and wears it all the time.
Take this from experience. All sorts of wildlife like to make a sudden appearence in the road at night. Anything from skunks to moose may be on the move. Slow down and don't overdrive your headlights. A collision with a moose could be tragic. They are sighted very often along route 125 through Middlebury gap and all along route 100. Deer are everywhere. Drive safe!
It really is, but go ahead and enjoy it. Then travel to Bristol, Brandon, or Vergennes for a slightly more true Vermont flavor.
Unique Suggestions: Vist the Froghollow VT State Craft Center Shop
Grab something sweet and lucious from Otter Creek Bakerey
And if you must purchase a Woody Jackson print or T-shirt to take home
About 30 minutes south of Middlebury, on Hwy 7, is the quaint and charming town of Brandon. This village has the biggest Independence Day festival in Vermont. A beautiful country town with an old fashioned Ice Cream Palor, a cool bookstore with nice furniture to chill in, great gazebo in park, and a nice waterfall which runs through the center of...more