Vermont: Apple Cider Mill, Cheese, Ben & Jerry’s, and Covered Bridges

After visiting Montpellier and Burlington, Vermont all day, we checked into our Bed and Breakfast in Waterbury, VT and crashed for the night!

We stayed at the Grunberg Haus Bed and Breakfast
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The next morning, we had breakfast with another couple from Texas.  Here was one of the tables looking outside.
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Ever stayed in a Bed and Breakfast? They are each different and I look forward to seeing what’s different about it.

They had fruit and coffee cake.
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And french toast stuffed with cream cheese.

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The living room
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We went to Cold Hollow Cider Mill, a few miles away.
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It reminded me of a place back in Indiana called Huber’s.
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We learned about how they make apple cider. Here’s one of the apple presses:
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And here’s the difference between apple cider and apple juice.

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Their shop had any type of baking mix or maple syrup you would ever need.
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And then there’s the apple cider donuts. They smell so good.
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They had multiple conveyor lines going on full blast!

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Next, we drove down the road to the Cabot Annex Shop.
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You could try different types of syrup.
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And then we sampled different cheeses
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They had a lot of different types not available at the grocery store. Next, we went to Ben and Jerry’s.
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They have a tour, gift shop, and ice cream shop.

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Our tour guide
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We learned about how they make their ice cream. Confession time- I had never had Ben & Jerry’s ice cream before. Untitled

At the end of the tour, they have a selected flavor for the day. It was Strawberry Shortcake.
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Oh my! It was so good. I’ve been missing out.

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After apple cider, donuts, cheese, and ice cream, we got back on the road and did a scenic drive.
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Along a country road, and then a gravel road.. and dirt road… and then back to a blacktop.
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It was a pretty dreary day, but we made the most of it… eating and driving around.

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We finally made it to the covered bridges.
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I have no idea what it is about them, but I had to stop and take pictures.
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And get out of the car to take a picture inside.
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Stop! There’s another!
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That’s the end of the Columbus Day Weekend trip to Vermont!

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3 Responses to Vermont: Apple Cider Mill, Cheese, Ben & Jerry’s, and Covered Bridges

  1. pam says:

    I love covered bridges also. They are so cool & most I have seen are old. I have been to Montpellier and Burlington. They are neat towns. I really wanted to go on the tour to Ben & Jerry’s, but the time we were there did not work out. Love all the wonderful pictures. I could almost smell the apple cider doughnuts. They sound awesome.

  2. Soni says:

    Wow!!Lovely Bed & Breakfast place! The food looked great too. However, all the wonderful eating places really sounded great! I haven’t tried Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream yet-all though, that does wonderful.
    Lovely scenery (sp?) even after the leaves have allen-loved the covered bridges too. Happy Thanksgiving!!!!

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