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Romantic Getaways at the Strong House Inn in Vermont

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Romantic Get-Away at the Strong House Inn

Did you know that it takes 3 days to completely relax?

So why not plan a long Romantic weekend with us at the Inn? It is a (3) night minimum, but you deserve it. We are offering you a 10% off our deluxe or luxury room rates (Rate range $200-$310) and a $25 gift certificate to Black Sheep Bistro. Full country Breakfast each morning and our famous maple cookie jar is always available, as well as coffee, hot chocolate and teas. So call us to book your room 802-877-3337.


Girlfriend Get-Aways

  • 2 nights in one of our Classic Rooms
  • Bottle of chilled wine in your room, upon arrival
  • $50 Gift Certificate to Black Sheep Bistro
  • Full breakfast for two

$400 for two girls, including tax/$460 fall foliage

($85 for additional girl)


Exploring Vermont

  • 2 nights in one of our Deluxe Guest Rooms with fireplace
  • 2 tickets to the Shelburne Museum
  • $50 Gift Certificate to Black Sheep Bistro
  • Decorative bottle of Vermont Maple Syrup as our gift to you.
  • Full breakfast for two

$530 per couple, including tax/$590 fall foliage


Wedding for two or Vow Renewal

We take all the work out of your wedding, so your day will be romantically magical for the both of you. 

  • Minister or Justice of the Peace
  • Photographer
  • Bridal Bouquet and Boutonniere
  • Wedding Cake
  • Sparkling Wine
  • Indoor or Outdoor Wedding Ceremony
  • 2 nights deluxe accommodation
  • 2 full breakfasts

$1295, including taxes/$1350 fall foliage

Upgrade to Adirondack Room $250

Wedding license must be obtained before ceremony.

Wedding Packages for up to 50 guests, please call 802-877-3337.


Vermont School of Cooking for Young Ladies and Vermont School of Cooking for Young Men

Mary Bargiel, owner of the Strong House Inn brings 30 plus years of cooking and entertaining experience. She will be offering private group cooking classes to young adults. These classes will provide education and inspiration to young adults in the world of basic cooking, entertaining and etiquette. Our goal is to provide clear instruction along with hands-on experience to small groups that will allow our students to achieve easy, tasty meals and techniques that they can incorporate in their home. In each cooking class, students will learn a variety of cooking methods for the dishes, set the table appropriately according to the meal's theme, and engage in dining etiquette while tasting their creations. Classes are tailored to young adults ages 14 and up. Class time runs approx. 2 - 2-1/2 hours. Class theme can be Breakfast Variety, Soups and Salads, Desserts or Appetizer Party. Call to book your group. Instructions, recipes and ingredients will be provided, so gather some friends and call today to schedule your class. Cost is $250 per class, for one to four students.


Auto Touring

Take the back roads of Vermont where tourists never go. The Strong House Inn has four different Auto-Touring self-guided packages. Experience Vermont's beauty right from your car. Choose one of the following: Vermont Covered Bridges Tour, Green Mountain Tour, Lake Champlain Tour or the Independence Tour. Tour packages includes detailed directions to all attractions, distance to turns, cumulativie miles, maps and snacks. Navigator required. Non-stop driving times range from three to four hours. $25.00


Vermont's Best Foodie Tour

A Gastronomic Adventure awaits our culinary guests.

Visit award winning cheese-makers, vintners, brewers, restaurants, food retailers and farmers markets. Reserve a room at the Strong House Inn and for an additional $25 you will receive a personalized gift basket valued at $25 and a coupon book containing 42 discount coupons redeemable at award winning local food and wine purveyors. A Foodie Tour Map will start you on your journey to the best culinary delights the Champlain Valley has to offer. Enjoy the best of Vermont.

Upcoming Events

Creative Writing Workshp
with award-winning writer Elayne Clift
October 18 - 20, 2013


“What would happen if just one woman told the truth about her life?”   That simple question, posed by poet Muriel Rukeyser, became iconic in the 1970s, when women writers of the “Second Wave” first began telling their stories openly and honestly.  Rukeyser’s answer to her own question was “The world would split apart.”

Beginning with an evening talk about the history and meaning of women’s diaries, journals and memoirs, we will explore the enforced silence of “good girls and fine ladies” that kept women marginalized and invisible for centuries -- until a few brave souls among them put pen to paper, which they have done (often surreptitiously) throughout history.  Their courage and musings inspired others, including such 20th century writers as Virginia Woolf, May Sarton, Alice Walker, Gloria Steinem, Sharon Olds, Sylvia Plath and a host of others.

What will these women inspire in us as we break our own silence in order to tell some truths about our lives (without going down any dark rabbit holes)?  Short readings and writing prompts will get the juices flowing and an advance reading list will be provided for those who want to explore this topic more deeply.  Come prepared to be surprised by what you remember, reflect upon, write, laugh about, and share.

Elayne Clift, M.A. a Vermont Humanities Council Scholar, is an award-winning writer and journalist and an adjunct lecturer in Literature and Gender Studies. Her work has been widely anthologized and appears in numerous publications internationally. A regular columnist for the Keene (NH) Sentinel and the Brattleboro (Vt.) Commons, and a reviewer for the New York Journal of Books, she has written for Women’s Media Service, Vermont Magazine, The Christian Science Monitor and many other publications. Her latest book and first novel, Hester’s Daughters, a contemporary, feminist retelling of The Scarlet Letter, was published in 2012.  For more information, please visit

All inclusive Retreat Package Includes: 2 nights lodging, 2 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 afternoon tea, 2 light dinners and teacher fee for $325 per person based on double occupancy or $400 single occupancy.

Register today to save your space 802-877-3337

Quilting Events at the Strong House Inn for 2013

(Please note all "Quilting in Vermont" Seminar Weekends are noted at the "Quilting in Vermont" web site at or you may call for a brochure - 802-877-3337.)


Quilting/Crafting Retreats for private groups

Attention Quilt Guilds and Crafters: This spectacular weekend is for you.
This modestly priced weekend package is designed to bring your group to the Strong House Inn and experience an extraordinary weekend of quilting or crafting. Our spacious Quilt Room offers cutting stations, ironing stations, excellent natural lighting and night lighting for those all-night sewing/crafting marathons. Minimum 8 participants/maximum 20 participants. Mid-week dates are also available. Call to reserve your date.
Quilting/Crafting Weekend includes: 2 nights lodging, 2 breakfasts, 1 lunch, afternoon tea and your sewing/crafting room set-up. $250ppdo/$325so (excluding fall foliage)


Mother's Day Tea at the Strong House Inn

Mother's Day Tea - May 12th, 2013 (Sunday)

Bring your mother to this very special event held at the Strong House Inn. Experience a four course English Tea at 1:00 p.m. and tour the Inn. Reservation Required. $25.00 per person, plus tax and gratuity.

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