chittenden county real estate: The Farmhouse Tap & Grill - "Delicious" Just Got Redefined - 07/17/14 03:37 AM
The Farmhouse Tap & Grill in Burlington, Vermont, is an award-winning eatery serving farm-to-table entrees and rare beers "from Vermont's backyard and beyond".

A dedicated gastropub, The Farmhouse Tap & Grill is committed to showcasing Vermont's many local farms and food producers!

Artisan cheeses, comfort entrees, house-made charcuterie, innovative specials, and award-winning local burgers are regular top features, and as Burlingtonites will tell you, there's no such thing as too much.

The tap room - also known as the downstairs Parlor - at the Farmhouse Tap & Grill is polished, yet relaxing and comfortable.

With its … (0 comments)

chittenden county real estate: Summer's Arrived at 1353 Lake Street In Milton Vermont! - 07/15/14 02:48 AM
This cozy, wonderful three-bedroom home is a delight year-round, but it's just so gorgeous that we thought we'd announce summer's arrival at this Milton nest!


1353 Lake Street has a large eat-in kitchen. The sun pours in whatever the season - but especially during the summer months, you can look forward to those ethereal orange squares of sunlight that pool on the floor late in the day.

Unlike many homes, 1353 Lake Street has a superbly finished lower level.
The lower level has a warm wood stove and copious elbow-room for everyone. It's the perfect spot … (0 comments)

chittenden county real estate: Mountain Biking In Vermont: A World-Renowned Destination For Riders - 07/08/14 01:31 AM
Vermont is an undisputed, world-renowned destination for the enduring, classic sport of mountain biking, with top amenities locally available for riders of all ages and abilities.
Vermont has an estimated 1,000 miles of "single track" mountain bike trails, ranging from rocky, rooty earth to soft soil.

There are so many great trails, one post could never do them justice! We've decided to give you a tantalizing glimpse of each one, one at a time. However, if you crave more - for a succinct, polished, friendly view into the Vermont mountain biking community and all its beloved trails - don't … (0 comments)

chittenden county real estate: Kitesurfing On Lake Champlain Is Taking Off! - 07/03/14 10:24 AM
You've probably heard of Lake Champlain. But - have you heard of kitesurfing? If you haven't yet, Vermont is where it's taking off -  metaphorically and (quite undeniably) literally!

Kitesurfing, otherwise known as kiteboarding, is what's generally known as a surface water sport that combines elements of wakeboarding, windsurfing, surfing, paragliding, and even gymnastics into a single riveting sport. A kitesurfer (or kiteboarder!) harnesses the wild power of the wind with a large maneuverable "power kite", so as to be propelled across the water at exhilarating speeds.
In 2012, the number of kitesurfing enthusiasts was estimated to be in the … (1 comments)

chittenden county real estate: Vermont's Abenaki - The People Of The Dawn Lands - 07/03/14 02:37 AM
In the language of Vermont's original peoples, the word Abenaki means “People of the Dawn Lands", or "People of the Dawn".

From today's modern standpoint, the name has a coincidental double meaning: the arrival of the Abenaki was also the dawn of Vermont's human history, beginning 12,900 years ago.
Vermont has four cherished Abenaki tribes recognized by the state: The Missisquoi, the Elnu, the Koasek, and the Nulhegan.
Vermont’s native peoples are closely related to other tribes living in New England, Quebec and the Canadian Maritime Provinces. Abenaki knowledge, traditions, and experiences … (0 comments)

chittenden county real estate: The Stand-Up Paddleboard Race Is All Summer Long In Vermont! - 07/01/14 12:59 AM
The Stand-Up Paddleboard Race Series is kicking off all summer long in Vermont! Our last post was about water sports as well, but when we saw this, we just couldn't resist!

Paddleboard Racing is riveting good fun, safe, and a fantastic way to enjoy Vermont's incredible Lake Champlain together! (for the summer-long schedule of Stand-Up Paddleboard Races, check out the dates on Seven Days, at

Vermonters know how to have some serious thigh-slapping fun, which isn't something that's easy to keep to ourselves. One of our favorite stores in Burlington, Vermont - "WND N WVS" (pronounced "Wind … (2 comments)

chittenden county real estate: Great Water Sports In Vermont - Visitors & Residents Can't Get Enough - 06/30/14 03:04 AM
Vermont's water sports and waterways offer some of the most timeless, classic and fun ways to enjoy the outdoors!

Vermont is most commonly associated with rolling green mountains, vibrant fall foliage, healthy farms and organic maple syrup - but it's also home to thousands of rivers, streams, ponds and lakes.

It's only natural for most people to think of bucolic rural landscapes, sleepy historic villages bursting with quaint, white clapboard buildings and colonial architecture when they imagine Vermont. These things are true, of course. We love it! But beautiful villages are hardly all there is. Vermont also has a … (0 comments)

chittenden county real estate: Tour The Vermont Wine Trail! Nationally Award-Winning Wines In Vermont - 06/25/14 03:49 AM
Vermont has been garnering national attention for it's fantastic microbrews, but it's also home to an incredible (and growing) wine industry. Award-winning grape varieties such as Marquette, Frontenac, and La Crescent all thrive in Vermont's four-season climate, and they're regularly producing champion wines.

Wines typically reflect the flavors of their surroundings - and with a region rich in apple and fruit growers, bee-keepers and cider-makers, our wines are bursting with flavor!
Vermont is one of a few rare regions in the entire country that is producing two specialty dessert wines - ice wine, made from grapes that are left on the … (2 comments)

chittenden county real estate: A Night On The Farm In Vermont! - 06/24/14 03:09 AM
Vermont farms are not just hubs of activity for conservation and organic agriculture, they're also a booming part of the Vermont hospitality industry!

It all began in the 1800's - when a weary traveler found himself at the end of a very long day without a hotel. A kind farmer offered him shelter for the night, and the visitor awoke to a delicious farm breakfast. In the blink of an eye, the Vermont farm bed & breakfast industry was born!
For over a 100 years, Vermont's farms have continued to open their doors to visitors from all over the … (0 comments)

chittenden county real estate: The Essex Memorial Day Parade Marches In Essex Junction Vermont! - 06/23/14 12:51 AM
The Essex Memorial Day Parade unfolded in bright colors and impassioned cheers on Saturday, May 24th, at the Five Corners in Essex Junction Vermont!

Vermonters are dedicated in supporting our country's veterans. One of the many ways Vermonters show their appreciation of our nation's brave veterans is an engaging, community-oriented, public celebration of their heroic sacrifices and efforts. Parades are more than simply good fun - they engage all generations. This year's theme was "All Gave Some - Some Gave All."
The Essex Memorial Day Parade is one of the largest memorial parades in Vermont, … (0 comments)

chittenden county real estate: Chefs On Fire: Vermont Cuisine With An Open Flame - 06/20/14 01:48 AM
Vermont's culinary arts are being hailed as some of the best in the Northeast, if not the nation, as many newspapers will tell you - and as tastebuds are confirming! Award-winning restaurants and varieties of microbrews are as commonplace as our maple trees, but no less treasured for their everyday abundance.

Vermont chefs are heating up, in more ways than one. Trail-blazing Vermont chefs like Eric Warnstedt (of the critically acclaimed Hen of the Wood eatery) are straying from high-tech culinary tools and masterfully wielding man's original technology: Fire. The results are indescribably delicious.

chittenden county real estate: Vermont Symphony Orchestra Summer Festival Tour "Let's Dance!" - 06/19/14 05:38 AM
The Vermont Symphony Orchestra TD Bank 2014 Summer Festival Tour "Let's Dance!" with famed conductor Anthony Princiotti will be exploding with picnicking, fireworks and a world of dancing at Shelburne Farms on July 4th!

Gates will open at 5:15 for picnicking, with toe-tapping festivities beginning at 7:30 pm. Bring your favorite picnic foods, grab friends, family, or the person standing next to you and kick off your shoes! Feet-moving melodies by Strauss, Borodin, Gershwin and Delibes will have everyone dancing to hits from Benny Goodman and Glenn Miller under a banner of stars. Marches, fireworks, and the 1821 Overture … (0 comments)

chittenden county real estate: The Circus Smirkus Big Top Tour Is In Essex Vermont On July 8th! - 06/19/14 02:50 AM
Circus Smirkus Is In Essex Vermont On July 8th at the Champlain Valley Exposition!
The New York Times has hailed Circus Smirkus as "joyful, exuberant…loud, happy, foot-stomping applause", while Family Fun Magazine celebrates it as "one of America's best circuses"!
Circus Smirkus is Vermont's very own award-winning, international traveling youth circus. Kids - ages 11 to 18 - are the super stars, awing the crowds as jugglers, clowns, acrobats, trapeze artists and much more. Featured on the Disney Channel, Circus Smirkus is a no-holds-barred, acrobatic tumble into astonishing fun and skill. 
Founded in 1987 by Rob Mermim (who ran away to … (1 comments)

chittenden county real estate: The Vermont Quilt Festival - An International Event In Essex VT! - 06/17/14 04:49 AM
The Vermont Quilt Festival taking place at the Champlain Valley Expo, 105 Pearl Street in Essex Junction Vermont from June 27th to June 29th is New England's largest and oldest quilt event! Founded in 1977, The Vermont Quilt Festival is registered as a non-profit organization. With a dedicated mission to educate, the Vermont Quilt Festival presents an annual quilt show that colorfully covers vibrant exhibits, a bustling merchants' mall, fascinating classes, eye-opening lectures and riveting appraisals.
Drawing thousands of visitors and spectators from around the globe each year, it is frequently hailed as a Vermont Chamber of Commerce Top Ten Summer … (0 comments)

Mark Montross, Listing and Buyer Specialist (Catamount Realty Group)

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