Southern 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.
“The One and Only” Brattleboro
Downtown Brattleboro is known for being a sustainable agriculture community with a unique and artsy vibe. Where else could you wander into a town’s main street, and witness a parade of cows? That’s right. Each June, downtown Brattleboro is overtaken by the Annual Strolling of the Heifers; a time-honored tradition, that is 100% reflective of the town. That’s not all, though. In the past, you could count on Brattleboro being staunchly counter-culture. Today, it retains these progressive roots, all the while somehow still being a modern, hip, and trendy downtown destination.
Stepping into downtown Brattleboro is like stepping back in time. It feels like another world; a world where time moves a little slower, people are a little friendlier, and buying local really means something. Our shops are still predominately independently owned, and the art galleries are dedicated to showcasing local and regional talent. Couple that with our modern city amenities, like great restaurants, a host of theaters and performing arts centers and pubs, and you have the perfect getaway destination. Brattleboro has been featured in each of the following articles. Just a glance at the titles probably gives you a pretty good idea of who we are!
- Eight Great Places You’ve Never Heard Of by Mother Earth News
- Ten Best Small Art Towns in John Villani’s book, The 100 Best Art Towns in America.
- 15 Most Picturesque Towns in New England by Fodor’s
- 10 Best Small Towns in America by Fodor’s
- 50 Best Places to Live: The Next Great Adventure Towns by National Geographic
- Top 25 Small Cities by American Style Magazine
- 20 Best Small Towns in America by Smithsonian Magazine
- The Most Fun Place to Retire in Vermont! by MSN
By now, you probably can’t wait to come see Brattleboro for yourself. Start by making a reservation at Brattleboro’s top Bed and Breakfast, the Inn on Putney Road. We can’t wait to share our town with you!