Spring

colours-of-maple-syrup-1621135-638x426Spring may truly be underrated. It’s the quietest season but at the inn, a magnificent time to watch the world wake up. Songbirds return, the river thaws and the landscape begins its greening. These are some of the most magical mornings, hot coffee on the porch, watching spring take hold in the valley.

On Site Activities

The Hill Farm property offers a host of at-home adventures. Enjoy a relaxing stroll or morning jog through the property on a set of groomed walking trails. Take in the gorgeous valley views from the porch as the day unfolds. On a rainy afternoon or relaxing evening, rack up the custom pool table in the game room and have a cocktail from the pub. An outdoor fire pit ringed with Adirondack chairs is perfect for two, or for enjoying s’mores with the family! Animal lovers can explore the barn and get to know our charming goats, sheep and pot-bellied pigs.

Beat the Rainy Day Blues

We can’t think of a better way to be a rainy day in April or May. Just up the street, Manchester’s Designer Outlets, our iconic Northshire Bookstore, and a trove of independently owned businesses and specialty shops.

Maple Sugaring

Vermont’s maple sugaring season is a major annual event. From late February to early April, sugar makers collect sap to boil down to pure Vermont maple syrup. There are festivals, festivities and weekend open houses where you can be a “sugar maker for a day!”

Country Stores

If you’re interested in authentic Vermont, there’s no better time to explore than the spring. Tour our country stores… Vermont Country Store in Weston, J.J. Hapgood General Store in Peru and in Dorset, the Union Store and H.N. Williams. Save time for antiquing, too.

Biking & Hiking

While the mornings and evenings stay cool, spring days warm up to the perfect hiking and biking temperature! Explore our backroads and trails when they’re at their quietest. You’ll have them all to yourselves…

Arts & Crafts

Southern Vermont artists open their studios for a long weekend in May. Under the Open Studio banner, they invite the public to visit their maker spaces and shops, explore their work and learn about the creative process. Artisans working in glass, wood, metal, clay, fiber arts and more. Bring a piece of Vermont home with you!