“Unhurried, unspoiled and unforgettable”
A stroll out the front door of the Inn brings you to our compact downtown. Browse and buy from a variety of small privately run shops and galleries from antiques, gifts, to fine art and artisan crafts, to name brand clothing, toys and books, all within a short walk. There are also several parks, two with waterfalls. The farmers market sets up on Fridays from Memorial Day to Columbus Day, and the Town Band plays on Monday evening in the Gazebo in Central Park.
We serve breakfast to our guests but for other meals there are many other eating options in the village. There are two full service restaurants; Café Provence and Common Ground. Mae’s Place for breakfast or lunch, Gourmet Provence – a Gourmet Bakery, Center Street Bar, offering beer, wine and bar food, VT Sandwich Company, a made to order Sandwich Shop, Brandon House of Pizza , Chinese and The Inside Scoop, ice cream parlor.
Brandon has 243 buildings on the National Historic Register. The self guided Walking Tour available at the front desk will whisk you back a century or two as you meander through our tree lined streets and discover our architecture, history and some of our colorful former residents. Steven A Douglas, nicknamed the “Little Giant” was born in Brandon in 1813. He was a candidate against Abraham Lincoln and is best remembered for the famous Lincoln-Douglas debates. The Douglas home and birthplace is now The Brandon Museum and visitor center.
The Governor recently called Brandon “The Heart and Soul of Vermont” He refers to our central location in the Green Mountain state and the abundance and variety of artists that live and work here. Learn more about our artist community by visiting the Brandon Artists Guild website and Brandon Music.
The outdoors beckons on Brandon’s doorstep. Within just a few miles of downtown Brandon there is world class biking, hiking, boating, golfing, fishing, and skiing. The Moosalamoo Recreation Area is an outdoor lovers paradise. Pico, Killington and Snowbowl are downhill ski areas and Blueberry Hill and Rikert Nordic Center are cross country ski areas, all just a short drive away!
Here is a look at a few annual local events that happen in Brandon Vermont.
- Free Summer Concert Series
- Brandon Independence Day Parade
- Town Wide Yard Sale Day
For more information and details about the events happening in the Brandon area visit the Brandon Chamber website :
Listed below are some additional links for events festivals and activities that may be of interest to our guests.
- Vermont Attractions
- Vermont Country Store
- Brandon Music
- For State-wide attractions information and seasonal events
- Fort Ticonderoga – just a short Ferry ride across Lake Champlain
- Basin Bluegrass Festival– July 7-10, 2016
- Lake Dunmore Triathlon– June 18 & August 14, 2016
- Vermont Sun Triathlon– June 18, July 17 & August 14, 2016
- New England Maple Museum: Close to the Inn … a great attraction for a rainy day
- Branbury State Park: Only 15 minutes from the Inn