Vergennes, VT (Home to the Strong House Inn)
The historic downtown Vergennes will tempt you with locally owned shops and friendly service. Our favorite places to shop include Daily Chocolate, Sweet Charity (a unique resale shop), Malabar (gift shop), DR Power Equipment Factory Store (our guests can enjoy a 10% discount at the Factory Store), Stone Block Antiques, Creative Space Gallery, The Men’s Corner, Linda’s Apparel, and Everywear for Everybody.
Explore Horsford Gardens & Nursery and take a self-guided tour of their gardens and growing fields. They have been growing trees and perennials for over a hundred years. Also, in the area, the Vermont Wildflower Farm is one of the largest seed companies in the U.S. and offers 6 acres of fields & woodlands that are open to the public to take a self-guided stroll.
Take a tour of the Vermont Teddy Bear Factory and see where Vermont Teddy Bears are born. Visit the Shelburne Country Store, Chef Contos Kitchen & Store (cooking classes available), Arabesque (luxurious gifts, stationery and home décor), Champlain Valley Antique Center, KL Mountain Shop (outdoor gear), Christmas Loft, and Jamie Two-Coats’ Toy Shop (Toys and Treasures from Around the World).
Church Street Market Place in Burlington, VT
Church Market Place is a 4-block pedestrian mall in the heart of downtown Burlington that is lined with unique boutiques, restaurants, coffee shops, and street performers. Interesting shops include Frog Hollow (a cooperative art gallery), Danforth Pewter, Vermont Butcher Block, Kiss the Cook (a kitchen and gift shop), Outdoor Gear Exchange, Crow Books, and Apple Mountain Vermont Gifts.
Check out Burton Snowboards Flagship Store, Lake Champlain Chocolates Factory Store, the Burlington Farmers Market is year-round, Vermont Art Supply, and Bennington Potters.
Vermont Home Brew is your destination to learn more about homebrewed beers, ciders, wines and meads. They have your complete brewing kits and ingredients that you need to get started.
Stowe Kitchen Bath & Linens, Darkside Snowboards, The Nordic Barn, The Art Store, Inside Out Gallery, Fine Wine Cellars, Stowe Craft Design Center, Umiak Outfitters, Fly Rod Shop, Stowe Fabric & Yarn, Bear Pond Books & Boutique, Trapp Family Lodge Gift Shop, The Wooden Needle (fine needlework supplies), Green Mountain Fine Art Gallery, Stowe Wine & Cheese and Robert Paul Galleries.
The village of Middlebury is home to Vermont Soap, Danforth Pewter Workshop & Store, Monroe Street Books (Vermont’s largest used book store), Cacklin’ Hens: A Vermont Yarn, Beads & Gift Emporium, Maple Landmark Woodcrafts (eco friendly wooden toys), Vermont Field Sports (outdoor clothing and equipment) and so much more.