Dubbed the “Art & Soul Village of Vermont,” Brandon is located on Route 7 about halfway between Middlebury and Rutland at the foot of the Green Mountains. Brandon is a walkable, classic New England town known for vibrant galleries, studios, shops and restaurants and with easy access to the best of Vermont’s four season outdoor recreation. The town is home to 243 buildings on the National Historic Register, including this elegant and inviting boutique hotel for sale.
Brandon owes its distinction as the “Art and Soul Village” largely because of the work of a diverse collection of 50+ artists who belong to the Brandon Artist Guild. The guild has an exhibit space that is open six days a week and is an essential part of any Vermont or New England gallery tour. Brandon is also the hometown of Warren Kimble, America’s best known living folk artist, whose work can be found in the Warren Kimble museum and gift shop and in local galleries. The North American headquarters of Stephen Sutton’s British classical music record company, Divine Art Recordings, is located in Brandon, as is its sister site, the Compass Music and Arts Center, a developing arts venue and cafe. Brandon is also home to the Vermont Folklife Center and the Performing and Visual Arts Center at Middlebury College is close at hand.
Each Friday from Memorial Day weekend through Columbus Day weekend guests and locals alike peruse stands at the Brandon Farmer’s Market, where Vermont’s thriving local food movement is well represented. The area is also home to the New England Maple Museum, which showcases over 200 years of maple sugaring history. Neshobe River Winery and Otter Valley Winery, both popular destinations in Brandon, offer a number of local varieties at their tasting rooms and at local restaurants. When it comes to dining choices, the town offers countless options from casual and lighter fare to award winning experiences.
If you’re looking to stay active, Vermont’s largest ski area, Killington Resort is a short drive from the Inn providing countless opportunities for adventure year-round. With the longest on-snow season in the East, six peaks and 4,241’ of elevation, Killington is the premier New England resort. In recent years the resort has expanded its facilities and offerings. Beyond annual events, including the Audi FiS Ski World Cup, Spartan Race, Killington Triathlon, and the Women’s World Cup, the resort has added an expansive Adventure Center, Mountain Bike Park, golf course, spa and more to become a true year round destination.
Established in 1786, this Brandon VT Boutique Hotel is a historic property with 39 spacious guest rooms, all with ensuite private baths, Wi-Fi and air conditioning. The hotel’s physical plant was designed for events, from the elegant four season porch, to the magnificent tavern and dining room. The Inn’s dining and meeting room and capacious ballroom are unrivaled for their historic charm in Vermont and are perfect spaces for large meetings, weddings or small private parties. The Inn’s flat, back lawn leads to the Neshobe River, the ideal space for a destination Vermont wedding.
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