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 explore
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
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
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)
Farmers Market - Saturdays, June
11-Sept 25, 9-1.
Participate in the market. A booth is only $5.
- 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
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
Guided Fishing Trips - Bass, Trout, Northern Pike, Walleye
Brook Maple & Dairy Farm -
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
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
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 email@example.com
Local Ski Shop FirstTrax
Sightseeing: There is so much to do in this area.
You 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.
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.
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
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