vermont real estate: Boating On Lake Champlain: 125 Miles On Which To Play! - 07/17/14 12:35 PM
Lake Champlain in Burlington, Vermont, offers something to boating enthusiasts that no other Adirondack lake can: Limitless possibilities.

Lake Champlain is navigable by sail boat, cruisers, fishing boats, and even barges! Lake Champlain is open to any type of vessel - you can bring or rent any kind of boat on Lake Champlain.

If you own a boat, it will be more than welcome on the lake - but you can also rent one from a local marina, of which many high quality ones are open in the area.
If you're looking to cruise the lake in absolute … (1 comments)

vermont 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)

vermont real estate: The VT Brewer's Festival: Coming To Burlington At The Waterfront Park! - 07/16/14 04:40 AM
Vermont Brewer's Festival is coming to Burlington Vermont at the Waterfront Park! On July 18th & 19th, there will be fantastic toe-tapping live music, fascinating workshops, and an abundance of craft beer - all of which will make for a sipping soiree to go down in the history books!

There's so much buzz around this event that it's already sold out, but it will still be a sight for all! The $30 fee includes a gorgeous souvenir glass and 15 tasting tickets (for ages 21 and over, of course).

Vermont has the most microbrews in the nation, and is … (0 comments)

vermont 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)

vermont real estate: Country-Living With Incredible Amenities, Convenience, & Town Nearby! - 07/14/14 10:15 AM
131 Williston Woods Road in Williston, Vermont, offers it all: Country-living with all the comfort and convenience that incredible community amenities can offer.
Plus, town is right near by!

Enjoy the best of everything without the isolation of remote rural areas!

Williston Woods is a 55 years-and-older-community home, with two bedrooms and two full baths.

Large living room with oceans of natural light!

The dining area has gorgeous doors that lead to the back deck, which is perfect for entertaining friends and family.

An over … (0 comments)

vermont real estate: 115 Hildred Drive: The Most Beautiful In Affordable Condo Living! - 07/11/14 04:32 AM
When condominiums become available in Burlington, Vermont, things can get competitive very quickly!

Great locations and beautiful condos are always in demand in Burlington, and this River Watch gem is no different.

Just a short walk away from nationally-acclaimed University of Vermont and bustling Winooski & Burlington downtowns, this spacious and light-soaked nest overlooks spectacular greenery.

A capacious, open living/dining room with classic large doors gently leads to the balcony. The comfortable master bedroom has a large closet, and yet more sunlight. 

The generously-sized second bedroom is located on the opposite side of living room, for increased … (0 comments)

vermont real estate: Today's Vermont Mountain Biking Trail: Carse Hills! - 07/09/14 02:20 PM
Today's trail in our series - Mountain Biking In Vermont: A World-Renowned Destination For Riders - is the beloved Carse Hills Trail!

Vermont offers premier mountain biking terrain, and if you're looking for some of the best trails in Vermont, Carse Hills is one of the perfect places to ride!
The tracks on the Carse property (located in between Hollow Road and Lincoln Hill in Hinesburg, Vermont) consistently rank as among rider's top favorites.
There are big, challenging climbs, well over 10 miles of incredible single track on 1,000 acres of land (contiguous to the Hinesburg Town Forest), and extremely well-celebrated … (1 comments)

vermont real estate: Flyin Ryan Mountain Bike Festival & Today's VT Mountain Bike Trail! - 07/09/14 03:02 AM
The Ride for Ryan Mountain Bike Festival is hitting the trail in spades (or should we say, in spokes?) on Saturday, August 9th, 10 am - 7 pm in Williston, Vermont!
The Flyin Ryan Hawks Foundation was developed to "inspire young people to live each day, all day, and never stop exploring life, to expose them to the world of outdoor adventure and to teach Ryan's principles of living and core values."
The festival will include amazing bike demos, great group rides, silent auctions, music, raffles, fellowship, food - and of course - all the fun you can handle! There will … (0 comments)

vermont 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)

vermont real estate: Paddlesurf Lake Champlain! - 07/07/14 02:17 AM
Paddlesurf Lake Champlain this summer, and experience the lake in an entirely different, completely exquisite way!

Paddle surfing - or Stand Up Paddleboarding - is becoming big in the media, with Huffington Post recently covering a private lesson with one of the renowned instructors at Paddlesurf Champlain.
Paddlesurf's Champlain fantastic website can be found here: All photo credits in this post go to Paddlesurf Champlain, naturally!
Stand Up Paddleboarding, commonly abbreviated to SUP, offers a giddy kind of fun and a fresh sort of freedom in watersports. The relatively new watersport has its roots in Hawaiian traditions. Today, there … (0 comments)

vermont 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)

vermont 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)

vermont 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)

vermont 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)

vermont real estate: Tammy Fletcher & Blue Paddle Bistro Unite For Children - 06/27/14 02:34 AM
Blue Paddle Bistro, the five-star winning South Hero eatery owned by Mandy Hotchkiss and Phoebe Bright, is inviting everyone far and wide to help give back to the community. It's an incredible effort that will be a delight to all the senses!

Over the next nine months, the top notch Vermont island restaurant (check it out at will host a string of benefit events in an effort to raise $100,000 for the Vermont Children's Hospital Pediatric Oncology Infusion Bay.
The first exciting event is a midsummer night's outdoor concert at Blue Paddle Bistro with Tammy Fletcher (uber … (0 comments)

vermont real estate: Vermont & Chocolate! Critically Acclaimed Chocolatiers Span The State - 06/26/14 02:24 AM
Vermont is extremely well known for its maple syrup, award-winning cheeses, wineries, and nationally-acclaimed microbrews. Vermont also has its share of supreme chocolatiers, and chocolate enthusiasts from around the world are descending into the Green Mountains for a taste of something extraordinary!

Vermont is proud home to a stable of critically-acclaimed chocolatiers, drizzled across the state in a swirl of indulgent deliciousness.

Residing in our state are the fabulous Laughing Moon Chocolates in Stowe Vermont, Snowflake Chocolatiers of Jericho Vermont, Daily Chocolate in Vergennes Vermont, Village Peddler in Arlington Vermont, Village Chocolate Shoppe in Bennington Vermont, Vermont … (0 comments)

vermont 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)

vermont 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)

vermont 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)

vermont 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.

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

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