2018 Vermont Media Trip

Vermont: Cities, Mountains & Lakes

September 24-28, 2018

Vermont is best known for maple syrup, skiing, fall foliage, and Ben & Jerry’s. But, in the past decade, agriculture and food as well as the craft beer movement have positioned Vermont as best in class for foodies and beer connoisseurs, with travelers from across the globe coming to Vermont to taste our award-winning double IPAs, cheeses, ice cream, and, well… just about everything is great in Vermont!

Come explore our largest city (Burlington) and smallest city (Vergennes), our largest lake – Lake Champlain, and our mountains (Stowe, Vermont’s Highest peak)! We’ll meet with some of the regions tastemakers who are making waves nationally, and you’ll learn about up-and-coming food and beverage trends.

HOSTED: This press trip is fully hosted including air and ground transportation, hotel, all meals, and activities.

September 24 – Essex, Vermont

Accommodations: The Essex, Vermont’s Culinary Resort & Spa

Arrivals throughout the day

Welcome dinner:  The Essex

The Junction Restaurant at the Essex

September 25 – Essex & Burlington, Vermont

Accommodations: The Essex, Vermont’s Culinary Resort & Spa

Breakfast: The Essex

Morning activity: Cooks Academy Class

Lunch: The Great Northern

The Great Northern

Afternoon activity:

Dinner: Dedalus Wine Bar

Dedalus Wine Bar

September 26 – Shelburne & Vergennes, Vermont

Accommodations: Basin Harbor

Shelburne Farms Inn and Formal Garden (Photo Credit: Marshall Webb)

Brunch: Shelburne Farms + Tour

Travel to Basin Harbor

Afternoon activity: Enjoy the property and a boat cruise with Bob Beach

Boating on Lake Champlain at Basin Harbor

Dinner: Basin Harbor


September 27 – Vergennes & Stowe, Vermont

Accommodations: Stoweflake

Breakfast at Vergennes Laundry

Vergennes Laundry Breakfast

Morning activity – depart for Stowe – Activity en route is TBD

Lunch at Trapp Family Lodge Bier Hall

Von Trapp Bierhall (Photo Credit: Dana Freeman)

Afternoon activity – Spa services at Stoweflake

Spa at Stoweflake

Dinner at Stoweflake

September 28 – Stowe, Vermont

Breakfast at Stoweflake

Depart for home

Itinerary subject to change.


Application for Vermont Media Trip (Deadline 08/16/18): CLOSED

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