10 things to do in winter in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom

Wildflower Inn view from Heaven's Bench

For views and charm, The Wildflower Inn is the place to be. Perched on tree-lined Darling Hill Road in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom with expansive views wherever you look, it couldn’t be in a better spot. The Wildflower, run by Jim and Mary O’Reilly for the past 30 years, holds onto the magic and sense of history and […]

Pet-friendly Essex Resort and Spa in Essex, Vermont

Baci and Georgie Jet at Essex

A few days at the Essex Resort and Spa is a fantastic way to relax—and perfect for a partner of a ski fanatic who would rather “spa” and shop than hit the slopes! Essex Resort has 18 acres nestled at the base of Mt. Mansfield’s western foothills and is only 20 minutes from Burlington, Vermont’s largest […]

Pet-friendly travel: Hotel Vermont in Burlington

Hotel Vermont craft beer

Entering Hotel Vermont is a warm experience. The friendly reception gals and guys, the fireplace, the really cool large piece of Duncan Johnson artwork done in remembrance of Hurricane Irene, and the adjacent open restaurant “Juniper” all make it feel more like an inn than a hotel. It is, after all, the only boutique hotel in Vermont. […]

Pet-Friendly Travel: Stowe, Vermont

Snowshoeing in the Wedding Meadow

Pet-Friendly Travel is Georgie Jet’s ongoing series exploring the best pet-friendly inns and resorts around with tips for things to do with your best friend along the way. “I travel with Baci, a well-traveled and well-trained Chocolate Lab. Thankfully, I can leave her alone in a hotel room and she is quiet and well-behaved. She might find a comfy club […]

Smugglers’ Notch: Vermont’s high-octane, family-friendly activity campus

Smugglers' Notch, high-octane and family-friendly Vermont escape

Smugglers’ Notch (Smuggs) is a legendary ski resort in Northern Vermont. This self-contained walkable mountain village is continuously rated one of the top ski areas in the US—and when you consider that it’s famously kid-friendly, you have a winning combo. Children have room to roam the slopes, numerous activity areas from an indoor playground to ice […]

Win a two-night package to Lake Morey Resort’s Ice Sports University Weekend (January 24-26) in Fairlee, Vermont!

ISU Weekend

With the 2014 Winter Games coming up fast, Vermont’s Lake Morey Resort is stepping in with the chance to get in the Olympic spirit ahead of time! In the latest (last-minute!) JohnnyJet.com contest, one lucky reader and family will win a two-night package at the resort for its first annual Ice Sports University (ISU) Weekend two […]

Liftopia offering its biggest ever pre-season sale on ski and snowboard lift tickets across the country

Liftopia

Liftopia, the single largest retailer of lift tickets and mountain activities online (and on mobile), is getting things revved up for ski season with their Red Hot End of Summer Sale—their biggest ever. A staggering 67,000+ deals are available at 70 ski resorts, and tickets are as much as 81% off (which works out to […]

Northern Vermont’s Phineas Swann

Phineas Swann

By Highroad Cam The words “charming” and “quaint”, used to the degree of overkill in travel writing, actually apply to my next statement. The Phineas Swann, a dog-friendly Bed and Breakfast Inn in Montgomery Center, VT, is both charming and quaint-quintessentially so.  It is a beautifully restored Victorian farmhouse, with gardens, set halfway down Main Street, just […]