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Foodie Stops, Vineyards & Breweries

Fill up your cooler with the best Vermont has to offer! 

The Strong House Inn is centrally located to many breweries, brewpubs, wineries, cideries, and distilleries. How many are near the inn? 

  • 16 within a 30 minute drive such as Magic Hat Brewing Company, WoodChuck Hard Cider, Lincoln Peak Vineyard, WhistlePig Straight Rye Whiskey, Otter Creek Brewing, and Appalachian Gap Distillery. 
  • 21 within an hour drive such as Switchback Brewing, Citizen Cider, Groennfell Meadery, Mad River Distillers, East Shore Vineyard, Zero Gravity Craft Brewery, Citizen Cider, and Burlington Beer Company. 
  • 13 within an hour and half drive such as Long Trail Brewing Company, Boyden Valley Winery & Spirits, Grand View Winery, Stowe Cider, Green Mountain Distillers, and Rock Art Brewery. 

Once you check-in to the Strong House Inn, we will be happy to provide you with an extensive list of the breweries, brewpubs, wineries, cideries, and distilleries near the inn. Or you can choose the Vineyards and Microbreweries Tour Package. Learn more.

Ben & Jerry’s Factory provides a fun 30-minuted guided tour that includes a short movie and ice cream samples. Then visit their full-service scoop shop, gift shop and the Flavor Graveyard to pay your respects to the retired ice cream flavors. 

Take a Lake Champlain Chocolates Factory Tour and watch the experts craft truffles, caramels, butter crunch and more. Learn all about how chocolate is made and enjoy free samples. 

Daily ChocolateDaily Chocolate works hard to create delightful chocolates every day. All chocolates are made in small batches, hand cut and dipped. Some of their chocolates include Black Rum Caramel, Cherry Wine Clusters, Classic Almond Bark, English Toffee, Pistachio Green Chili Bark, and Lemon-Lavender White Chocolate with Almonds. 

Visit Dakin Farm and sample Vermont maple syrup, summer sausage, smoked pepperoni, smoked meats, a variety of cheeses, homemade fudge and a range of jams, jellies, chutneys, butters and dips! Take home some of Vermont’s greatest taste traditions. 

Vermont Cookie Love offers fresh-baked cookies and frozen cookie dough that is all natural, with no artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives. A few of their products include: True Love made with dried cranberries, Puppy Love made with peanut butter and chocolate chips, and Summer Love made with white chocolate, dried blueberries and raspberries. 

Chef Contos Kitchen & Store offers cooking classes in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere using their top-of-the-line kitchen equipment. 

Harrington’s of Vermont has been slow smoking its hams and fine meats with corn cob and maple since 1873. Check out their gourmet deli if you are in the mood for a fantastic sandwich. Then be sure to look at their large selection of desserts and sweets while you are there. 

The Cabot Annex Store offers samples of their entire selection of award-winning cheeses. Then stock up on some of the best specialty food products Vermont has to offer while browsing their selection of fine wines and micro-beers. Then visit Lake Champlain Chocolates and Danforth Pewter located next door. 

Cold Hollow Cider offers samples of their fresh pressed cider and provides an educational video that explains the cider making process. Their bakery creates cider donuts, apple pies, pumpkin rolls, granola bars, turnovers, and cookies. The general store is also filled with specialty foods and Vermont-made gifts and crafts. 

Laughing Moon Chocolates cooks homemade caramel and truffles in small batches using traditional copper kettles and then hand-dips each homemade center to perfection. They offer FREE chocolate dipping demonstrations and sampling at 2pm daily, as well as adult and family workshops to create your own chocolates. Schedule your private workshop today! 

Champlain Orchards is a family-owned apple orchard and organic farm that overlooks Lake Champlain and the Adirondack Mountains. Stop by their Farm Market to pick up fresh apples, homemade cider donuts, apple pies, hard and ice ciders, and all the other great local products they carry. 

Woodman Hill Orchard offers a beautiful location to pick apples and is minutes from the Strong House Inn. The orchard has over 250 trees on 2.4 acres to choose from, including several popular varieties - Honeycrisp, Rogers McIntosh, Thome Empire, Red Cortland, Macoun, Liberty, Redfree and Red Rome.