Vermont Skiing, Vermont Sightseeing & Vermont Shopping, The Grey Gables Mansion located in Richford, Vermont and only minutes from Montgomery and Jay Peak is an ideal point from which to Richford Vermontexplore the many different areas of Northern Vermont and Quebec, Canada. 
 
Richford
is a quaint New England town which is home to 2,200 residents. Founded in 1780, Richford has a long and colorful history. Visitors will be amazed at the superb collection of Victorian and Queen Anne architecture located here. Within Richford guests will find several charming shops including a country store (Pinnacle Peddler) and The Pink Lady Antique Shop. The town has several fine restaurants. Richford's town cemetery is a must see. It reminds one of The Per Lachaise Cimetiere in Paris. The Mansion is located across the street from Davis Park which borders the Missisquoi River. Every Saturday in the summer months, the town hosts a Farmer's Market. The park is an ideal setting for a quiet walk or a nice picnic. 

        
Covered Bridges: Only ten minutes away visitors can explore the Seven Covered Bridges of Montgomery. 

            Fuller Covered Bridge (1890)
            Creamery Covered Bridge (1883)
            Hectorville Covered Bridge (1883)
            Comstock Covered Bridge (1883)

            Hutchins Covered Bridge (1883)
            Longley Covered Bridge (1863)

            Hopkins Covered Bridge (1875)

Summer Activities: 
Farmers Market - Saturdays, June 11-Sept 25, 9-1. 
Participate in the market. A booth is only $5. 
Golf - The Richford Country Club features a 9 hole golf course, as does the Enosburg Falls Country Club.
Swimming/ Boat Rentals - Lake Carmi offers a public beach and boat rentals. 
Hiking/ Biking - The Missisquoi Valley Rail Trail comes right into Richford. Bikes can be rented in Montgomery Center.
Local Bike Shop FirstTrax http://www.firsttrax.net 
Canoe and Kayak Rentals - River Shuttle Service 
http://www.together.net/~ravenrdg/ 
Guided Fishing Trips - Bass, Trout, Northern Pike, Walleye 
http://www.together.net/~ravenrdg/  
Carman Brook Maple & Dairy Farm -
Visit The Fortin family operated sugarhouse and enjoy the flavors and aromas of real Vermont maple syrup. You will taste a variety of maple products including candy, cream, sugar and more! Experience the lifestyles and traditional family values found on rural Vermont dairy farms. The dairy barn is the ultimate in cow comfort. These bovines are the envy of their peers with cow air conditioning, waterbed mattresses and slate feed alley! Take a hike through the sugarwoods while watching for wildlife and bird watching. http://www.cbmaplefarm.com 

        

Winter Activities:
Skiing
- Jay Peak, considered by expert skiers to be the Aspen of the Northeast, only 15 miles away. Stowe/ Smuggler's Notch are within 45 minutes of the mansion. Mount Sutton in Canada is only 8 miles away and  Ski Bromont in Quebec is within a 30 minutes. 
Hazen's Notch offers cross country skiing and snowshoeing only ten minutes away. 
Snowmobiling - Snowmobile rentals are in Jay only 20 minutes away. Or, bring your own. We are across the 
street from the state's snowmobile trail
Hay Rides/Sleigh Rides - Come join us for an old fashioned sleigh ride or hay ride. Our team of 8 yr. old Belgians Charlie and Duke would love to give you a peacefully enjoyable ride through open meadows. $40 (2-6 people). 802-744-2481  pskb@together.net 
                   

Local Ski Shop  FirstTrax http://www.firsttrax.net 

Sightseeing
:
There is so much to do in this area. YVermont skiingou will need to keep coming back.

Enosburg Falls First Weekend in June Dairy Festival. The Enosburg Opera House hosts numerous concerts and plays. 

Frelighsburg, Canada
is only 20 minutes away. The quaint town offers several very good restaurants and a French Bakery. The Festiv'Art is September 4th-5th, 2004.

Jay Peal Annual Arts & Crafts Fair - Oct. 9-10
Over 70 vendors. Live demonstrations by artisans who produce maple syrup, candy, yarn spinning and candles. Take the tram ride to the top of Jay Peak.

Knowlton, Canada
- Only a 1/2 hour away. 19th century village with Victorian architecture, shops, antique stores, & French bakeries. Winter Lights Festival (December) A profusion of lights celebrate the magic of Christmas past in
Knowlton. Choirs, sleigh rides, evening shopping every week-end.

Lake Brome Duckfest - Late September, A celebration of the famed Brome Lake Duck. Fine dining, country celebration, concerts and family activities. 

Montreal, Canada
- Only an 1 - 1 1/2 hours away, Montreal offers world class sightseeing to rival that of Paris or London. Montreal also has a Casino, for those who would like to challenge Lady Luck.  

Stowe - Visit the town where The Von Trapp family from the Sound of Music settled. The town has many good antique shops, art galleries and fine dining establishments. Visit Ben & Jerry's while you are there. 

Vineyard Tours - Within an hour on both sides of the border, visitor's can turn some fantastic vineyards.

In-Room Massage - The Grey Gables Mansion can arrange for an in-room massage. $80 per person

Richford People's Plaza Fitness Center -
Utilize the brand new fitness center in Richford. Day Pass is $10 and gives you access to cardio equipment, Body Masters Strength Training Equipment, Free Weights and Saunas. Or, take one of their many classes for only $3 per class. Classes include Pilates, Yoga, Cardio Boxing, T'ai Chi Chih and Step Aerobics.
Tanning Booth only $4 per session. 802-848-7400

 

    
    
GREY GABLES MANSION BED & BREAKFAST
    
122 River Street, Richford, Vermont 05476
     Toll Free: 800.299.2117    Phone: 802.848.3625  
      info@greygablesmansion.com                    

    

 

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