Attractions

The Richmond Victorian Inn, a Vermont bed and breakfast, is located just twelve miles east of Burlington, Vermont. Lake Champlain and many recreational activities for our guests are close by, including hiking along the Long Trail, boating, fishing and swimming in area lakes, rivers and ponds, as well as both downhill and cross country skiing.

 

Area Attractions

Downhill Skiing:

Bolton Valley Resort: 9 miles, off Rt. 2 East. Largest ski area in Chittenden County. Bolton Valley has the second highest base elevation in the NE. Day and night skiing. Snowboard park. Discount tickets available at the Inn. Nordic trails, snow shoeing also available. Lessons and equipment rental available at base lodge.

Cochran's Ski Area: The closest ski area to Burlington, right here in Richmond. Perfect for beginners or families. Rentals and lessons available.

Smugglers Notch Ski Area: 18 miles north on Rts. # 15 and # 108. Day and night skiing. Snowboard park. Discount tickets available from inn. Lessons and equipment rental available at base lodge.

Sugarbush Ski Area: 26 miles east on Rts.#100 and #17. Ski equipment and lessons available at base lodge.

Mad River Ski Area: 23 miles east on Rt. #17. Ski equipment & lessons available at base lodge.  Discount tickets available at the Inn.

Stowe/Mt. Mansfield Ski Area: 31 miles north on Rts. #100 & #108. Ski equipment and lessons available at base lodge.


Cross Country Skiing and Snowshoeing:

Catamount Family Center: Williston (6 miles west on Rt. #2). 40 km of trails for all levels. Equipment rentals. Snowshoes also available. Sledding and Ice skating also available.

Catamount Trail Association: Lists all the nordic/cross country resorts in our area, including Catamount, Catamount Trails, Bolton Valley (just 9 miles from us) and others.

Bolton Nordic Center: Guided tours, lessons, and rental equipment. Get out and enjoy some of the best Nordic Skiing and Snowshoeing in New England.

Sleepy Hollow Cross Country Center: Nordic Skiing at Sleepy Hollow offers 35km of well-groomed trails for both classic and skate skiing.


Snow Mobiling:

Trail rides available in area (machine rental and guide) for two hours or half-day excursions.

The Richmond Victorian Inn is a member of VAST (Vermont Association of Snow Travelers). VAST Permits can be purchased in Richmond and allow access to over 5,000 miles of trails in Vermont. Five miles to closest entrance to VAST trails. Inn parking lot can accommodate snow mobile trailers. Trail rides available in area (machine rental and guide) for two hour or half-day excursions.


Dog Sledding:

October Siberians Dog Sledding Adventures: Two hour adventures by appointment.  Also available – Foliage Dog Cart rides.


Richmond Restaurants:

Kitchen Table Bistro

Toscano Cafe

Sonoma Station

Parkside Kitchen

(Call 802-355-3885 or email us for more information on the wide variety of restaurants within 20 miles of Richmond)


Shopping:

Antiques: “Issac’s” shop in Richmond, next to the Round Church 

Church Street Marketplace: Downtown Burlington pedestrian mall with 160 unique shops, galleries, restaurants, and street vendors a 20 minute drive west on Rt. #2.

University Mall: South Burlington. Vermont's largest enclosed shopping center with 75 national and local retail stores. 15 minutes drive west on Rt. # 2.

Winooski: Downtown Winooski has a vibrant, diverse, and growing restaurant, bar, and business scene. Come downtown to have a bite to eat, a craft brew, and shop for a gift or piece of art!

Essex Outlets and Cinema: A diverse group of high end retailers, plus a large format cinema.

Harrington's of Vermont: A wide selection of delicious gifts, from world famous Corn-Cob Smoked Ham to extraordinary Artisan Cheeses made right here in Vermont.


Museums:

Shelburne Museum: Treasures from America's past. 37 exhibit buildings containing collections of quilts, coverlets hooked rugs, decoys, trade signs, weather vanes, ships carvings, horse drawn fire engines, farm & trade wagons and stagecoaches. 45 scenic acres of gardens with lilacs, perennials and herbs. Seven furnished historic houses and community buildings including a one room school, covered bridge, lighthouse, general store and the steamboat "Ticonderoga." Twenty minutes drive south on Rt. #7.

Birds of Vermont Museum: Life like carvings of over 200 bird species. Nature trails and educational classes. Special one-way glass window allows close up viewing of songbirds. 10 minute drive to Huntington.

Shelburne Farms: Walking trails, children's farm, guided tours and farm store. 1,400 acre working farm, national historic site and nonprofit environmental education center. Fifteen minute drive on Rt. # 7 south.

ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center:  Located on Burlington's waterfront, ECHO welcomes more than 150,000 visitors annually with interactive exhibits and science education programs that include over 70 species of fish, amphibians, invertebrates, and reptiles. Plus more than 100 interactive experiences.

Lake Champlain Maritime Museum:  A non-profit museum in Vergennes dedicated to preserving and sharing the history of Lake Champlain.


Other Activities:

Vermont Teddy Bear Factory: See how teddy bears are made. Fun filled tour and visit to the "Bear Shop." Twenty minutes south on Rt. # 7.

Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Factory: Watch the famous flavors being made and sample the flavor of the day. Twenty minutes north on Rt. #100.

Burlington Waterfront: Rental of sailboats, wind surfers, power boats available. Two hour scenic cruises, sunset cruises, dinner cruises available (May-October). Stroll the waterfront along the seven mile path and enjoy one of Burlington's finest sights... the sunset over the lakefront and mountains of New York state. Enjoy learning about the lake at ECHO, at the Leahy Center for Lake Champlain - a new world-class science center and lake aquarium on Burlington's Waterfront with aquatic displays, live animals, hands-on interactive exhibits and more.  Restaurants and shops invite you to spend time enjoying the cuisine and crafts. Fifteen minutes west on Rt. #2.

Hiking: (Long Trail, Audubon Center, Camel’s Hump State Park)

Burlington Bike Path: (7-mile bicycle path along the lake, Bike Rentals available at Local Motion)

Majestic 10 Cinemas: Located in Williston

ArborTrek Canopy Adventures: Eco-adventures ranging from the serene to the extreme.  The Zip Line Canopy Tour is fully-guided and combines the thrill of high-speed zip lines with stunning views of the region and commentary on the local ecology, natural history, and lore of the area.

Above Reality Hot Air Balloon Rides: Memorable balloon flights over the scenic Vermont countryside.