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Celebrate Farms at Fun Brattleboro Festivals

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heifers standing in a lush green farm pasture The farms of Vermont take over downtown Brattleboro and throw a big party every summer. The Strolling of the Heifers celebration includes great food, music, tours, and farm animals on parade. The Slow Living Summit, also part of the festival, has a professional farming and food summit, in addition to an entertaining expo. The fun event kicks off Thursday, May 31st and lasts the whole weekend. Make the Inn on Putney Road your home during this weekend bash. Our beautiful manor with lovely grounds will be a welcomed retreat after a day of festival activities. We are an easy walk to downtown Brattleboro, making enjoying the events stress-free and convenient. Our luxury guest rooms and gourmet breakfasts will have you rested and ready for another day. Reserve your room with us today and begin summer with a charming small-town celebration.

Farm Events in Downtown Brattleboro

The Slow Living Summit begins on Thursday, May 31st. Conference attendees gather at the River Garden in the heart of downtown Brattleboro. Speakers explore the current topics in the growing conscious food and agriculture businesses. Community leaders share their experiences and how small farms can create positive change in the industry. Practical topics on running a successful business are also covered. Talks, break-out sessions and social meet-ups at local restaurants are planned for the entire weekend.

The Strolling of the Heifers festival starts with a big block party in downtown Brattleboro, on Friday June 1st. Main Street will be closed to traffic so visitors can freely wander the street festival and farm fresh vegetables at farmer's marketenjoy the town’s Gallery Walk. In addition to the art galleries, there will be food and craft vendors to browse. Local bands fill the streets with music and dancing creating a joyous atmosphere.

The namesake event, “Strolling of the Heifers,” begins 10:00 AM Saturday along Main Street. Adorable calves, done up in hats and flowers, parade with the future farmers from local schools and 4H clubs. Other farm animals, in addition to tractors, clowns, floats and bands join the procession. Then head over to Brattleboro Common and Retreat Lawn for 11 acres of fun, food, entertainment and exhibits. The Slow Living Expo brings together local farmers, chefs, craftspeople, and musicians to display their talents. Added to the mix are performances by the New England Center for Circus Arts, a human foosball tournament and the famous Goat Olympics.

Farm Tours and Tour de Heifer!

A big highlight of the weekend is the chance to tour the local farms on Sunday. Each tour is about one hour and space is limited so pre-registration is required. Here are the fascinating farms to visit:

  • The Bunker Farm – Guests can visit the animals on a pasture walk, tour the greenhouse and learn about the wood-fired maple syrup process.
  • Scott Farm – This historic farm dates back to George Washington’s first term as president, and Scenic farm landscape in rural Vermontgrows heirloom apples. Stroll their beautiful orchard and admire the 23 buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
  • Full Plate Farm – This farm provides a huge variety of vegetables, flowers, fruits and nuts to their CSA members, farmers markets and local restaurants.
  • The Robb Family Farm – Two generations of the Robb family farm this land now, in a tradition that goes back for more than 100 years. The former dairy farm now focuses on maple syrup and grass-fed beef.
  • Miller Farm – Visit the milking parlour on this 600 acre, organic dairy farm that provides milk to create Stonyfield yogurt.

Bike the “Tour de Heifer! Sunday morning, on 60 to 30 miles of Vermont’s most challenging dirt roads. The 15-mile country ride option makes for and easier but still hilly route. Those without bikes can join a guided 3-mile hike to the top of nearby Round Mountain. All the events begin at Lilac Ridge Farm and end there with a farm-fresh lunch.

Many visitors flock to our charming town for The Strolling of the Heifers festival and The Slow Living Summit. The Inn on Putney Road has an ideal, convenient location to all the events, and our serene garden will be a welcomed respite after a busy day. Book your room with us today while we still have availability for this fun-filled weekend!

 

 

 

Explore Walking Trails Near Brattleboro

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woman on forest walking trailBrattleboro invites walking with its charming downtown, artsy shops and exceptional restaurants. Warmer, sunnier days also beckon nature lovers to explore the local trails. Challenging hikes can be found in the nearby forests, hills and mountains. However, those looking for a more leisurely pace, should explore the many beautiful walking trails. The Inn and Fortney Road, walking distance to the heart of Brattleboro, will be your serene retreat. Strolling our tranquil grounds and mature gardens will get you ready for more lovely walks. After a restful night, enjoy a gourmet meal in the sunny breakfast room. Plan a restorative getaway at our elegant and relaxing inn.

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Excellent Dining in Downtown Brattleboro

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Romantic dining coating with red wineWhen dining in Brattleboro’s charming downtown expect a fun atmosphere, local ingredients and excellent cuisine. Foodies will be astonished by the wide range of culinary choices. The diversity and quality one expects in a large city can be enjoyed in our quaint town. Luckily Brattleboro’s beautiful surroundings, outdoor activities, and welcoming community have attracted many talented chefs. The Inn on Putney Road is a relaxing French Provincial retreat, only a short walk from downtown Brattleboro. Our guests enjoy the fantastic dining choices a
fter a day of hiking, biking or shopping at the artsy stores.  Plan your stay in one of our elegant guest rooms. You won’t want to leave the serene location and all the fabulous tastes of Brattleboro restaurants.

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What’s New at the Brattleboro Museum and Art Center

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Artist Watercolor PaintsArt lovers will find their paradise in picturesque Brattleboro Vermont. Our charming, walkable downtown has a lively art vibe from the fun, funky shops to the fantastic restaurants. Almost every establishment displays local artwork and hosts the First Friday Gallery Walk every month. However, art lovers must visit the Brattleboro Museum and Art Center (BMAC). Exhibits include a variety of mediums, styles and are rotated frequently. There is always something new to see at BMAC and something for everyone. Our Inn on Forty Road Bed and Breakfast can be your perfect retreat while exploring this lovely corner of Vermont. There a many great locations for plein air painting or nature photography, such as the Inn’s lovely grounds or nearby hiking trails. Book your arts getaway with us and enjoy the creative community in Brattleboro.

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The Best Romantic Getaway in Brattleboro, Vermont

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Romantic Getaway this Valentine's Day in Brattleboro VermontDo you find yourself dreaming of a relaxing and romantic getaway, to help pass the time during these cold winter months? Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, so we can think of no better time to plan some time away, just the two of you.  We have the perfect place in mind for you, too.  Our Bed and Breakfast, located in Downtown Brattleboro, is Vermont’s top choice for romantic lodging.  Let us do all the work for you, so you can spend your time relaxing and focusing on each other.  Romance is our business, and no one does it better.  Book a romantic getaway with us this winter, and enjoy a luxurious stay at Vermont’s top Bed and Breakfast.

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How Do You Enjoy Winter in Brattleboro?

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A Guide to Enjoying Winter in Brattleboro, VermontWinters are simply wonderful in Brattleboro, Vermont.  There’s so much to do, and the snow makes our already beautiful town simply magical.  There’s plenty of outdoor activities, like skiing, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, and ice skating to keep you busy and having fun.  But when you’re ready to come indoors, warm up a little, and enjoy a change of pace, Brattleboro has that, too.  We’ve put together a winter guide to the area, to help you make the most of your getaway.  Book your room at our romantic Bed and Breakfast this winter, and discover all of the fantastic things there are to do here each winter.  

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Your Holiday Guide to Brattleboro

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Holiday Guide to Brattleboro, VermontThough we’re still busy enjoying what has been another beautiful fall in Brattleboro, it is time to start planning ahead for the upcoming holiday season in Brattleboro.  There’s a lot going on at the Inn on Putney Road and the town of Brattleboro, and we’d like nothing more than for you to join us for a little holiday fun this season.  Whether you choose to join us for a little holiday shopping, or whether you’re in town to see the dazzling light displays and other holiday events, you’ll find nothing but joy and merriment in Brattleboro throughout the months of November and December. Come see what makes our town so special this winter.  Book a room at our Bed and Breakfast, and unwrap some new holiday memories and traditions with us this season.

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What Makes Brattleboro So Unique?

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Come See the Unique and Beautiful town of BrattleboroSouthern Vermont truly is a 4-season destination. Throughout most of the year, visitors enjoy a nearly endless array of biking, hiking, kayaking, and canoeing.  During the winter, it’s time to bundle up and head outside for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, ice skating, ice fishing, downhill skiing and snowboarding.  In addition to the wonderful outdoor activities enjoyed in Southern Vermont, downtown Brattleboro is filled with incredible restaurants, shops, and a vibrant arts scene.  It may sound like many other towns across the country, but there is something uniquely special about this riverside town.  Our strong identity and sense of self have led to Brattleboro being named one of the Top 20 Small Towns in America, among others.  Book your room at our Vermont Bed and Breakfast, and come see what makes Brattleboro so unique.

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Visit Us in Haunted Vermont!

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Get Haunted in Brattleboro, VermontNow that Labor Day Weekend has passed, we can officially, though reluctantly, say goodbye to summer, and welcome the fast-approaching fall. Vermont’s trees are already showing hints of their colorful autumnal hues, which means now is the perfect time to plan a getaway to Brattleboro.  As the air begins to cool, we’ll soon be surrounded by fall’s hallmark hues of crimson, orange, yellow, and green. But, there’s more to fall in Brattleboro than pretty fall colors. Do you believe in ghosts? There’s a spooky side to Brattleboro’s history, and this fall is a wonderful time to go on a haunted adventure. Book your room at our luxury Bed and Breakfast today!

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Walk Brattleboro’s Retreat Trails

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Brattleboro Retreat TrailsIt’s hard to believe that another summer is coming to a close in the beautiful city of Brattleboro, Vermont.  Schools around the country are gearing up for another exciting year, and cities around New England are anxiously awaiting the busy fall foliage season yet to come.  Now is a great time to take advantage of our incredible summer weather, and escape to the restful accommodations of the Inn on Putney Road.  A refreshing walk along Brattleboro’s Retreat Trails, which can be reached from our very own backyard, is the perfect way to spend an afternoon.  To round out your perfect getaway, spend a few days browsing a wonderful array of coffee shops, independent bookstores, boutiques, delicious restaurants, and art galleries around Brattleboro.  The independent spirit of our community will captivate you.  Book your stay at the beautiful Inn on Putney Road, Brattleboro’s top Bed and Breakfast.  

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