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Brandon is one of the last unique small villages in Vermont complete with a vibrant town center, more than 240 buildings on the National Register which represent a tapestry of Victorian late 19th-century architecture, the Neshobe River running right through the center of the village, and even a covered bridge just outside of the center village.

Brandon has a contagious energy and friendly spirit which visitors often note, especially remarking how the cars in the village actually STOP for the pedestrians. The shops are mostly “mom and pop” owned which means the owner is on premises and the reception is friendly; it also means they close mostly around 5 or 6PM. There are a number of dining options ranging from a 6am- 2pm diner to a full service French bistro operated by a classically trained French chef who formerly was the Executive Chef at the New England Culinary Institute. The friendliness of Brandon is almost palpable and the list of annual activities for a town of 4000 is quite impressive.

Right in and just outside the village you can enjoy exploring the arts & antiques, lots of recreational activities, the village shops, our wonderful book store, the antique soda fountain, restaurants/cafes, the needlepoint shop with the most incredible canvases ever, the two town greens, and two pocket parks next to the falls of the Neshobe River which flows right through the center of town. Are you out of breath yet? Because there is also golf and a winery you can visit.

We are just minutes from beaches at Lake Dunmore, hiking in the Green Mountain National Forest or Moosalamoo; and some of the best biking routes in the state. Within 20 minutes of Brandon there are 3 cross country ski centers. Our location on Route 7 in Central Vermont to the west of the Green Mountains makes Brandon an ideal hub from which to travel the state. Almost every popular site in Vermont can be reached from Brandon in an hour to an hour and a half.

Traveling Route 7 north and south takes you through small towns and villages while giving you vistas of the Green Mountains to the East and the Adirondack Mountains in New York State to the west. Burlington, home to the University of Vermont and Vermont’s largest city, is about an hour north; and Manchester, home to many upscale factory outlets, is about an hour south. However, Route 7 is best known for the many antique shops which populate its length. Pick up an itinerary for antiquing here at the Inn.

Head east out of Brandon on Route 73 over the mountains, connect to Route 100, and head north on Vermont’s best foliage route past Sugarbush ski area and on to Waterbury (Ben and Jerry’s, Vermont’s most visited site). Or turn south on Route 100 and in less than an hour find yourself in Woodstock (Simon Pearce Glass Factory, the Collective gallery, and Winand Chocolates). Take Route 73 west and the lower Champlain Valley opens to its broad fields and dairy farms, rolling hills, and the ferry to Fort Ticonderoga.