Central Vermont

Tips and Articles in Central Vermont

“The New England village of Woodstock feels cozy and communal to me, as if I’m able to step back and live in a simpler, quieter time. I visit as often as I can and stroll the town’s streets, take a hike, or just sit in a café and let the days pass...
Next time you make small talk on a chairlift, ask your seatmates what they paid for their lift tickets. Then hang on to your ski poles. You may be astounded at the different figures you get— and more than a little annoyed if you are the sole rider...
"You'd be surprised how many guests we got from a single mention in a magazine on spas," said the resident woman monk leading my Introduction to Zen Training Weekend at the Zen Mountain Monastery near Woodstock, New York. "We were listed under Gre...
What makes a great ski resort?Hard to say. In nearly 30 years on the slopes, I've had spectacularly memorable times fighting my way down Stowe's bulletproof hardpack, cruising the scored white boulevards of Utah's Deer Valley, flailing through a r...
happening bars Idle Spur, Crested Butte, Colo. Mangy Moose, Jackson Hole, Wyo. The Matterhorn, Stowe, Vt. Red Parka Pub, Glen, N.H. Wobbly Barn, Killington, Vt. for a quiet drink Chez Henri, Sugarbush, Vt. Christiania Inn, Heavenly, Calif. Duchin...
Baby, it's cold outside. But it's warm at the Jackson House Inn. So let's stay in our four-poster bed, huddled under the down comforter. Still chilly?Switch on the suite's gas fireplace or run a bath in the whirlpool tub for two. You'll read aloud...
The Victorian mansions, working farms, and tight-knit community of Woodstock share an undeniable magnetism. From the time the Abenaki Indian enclave was first settled by the English in 1768 to its present life as a sophisticated year-round getaway...
Most aging pop divas will tell you that when it comes to visual packaging, deciding between change and maintenance is the most agonizing issue they face. How much of a makeover will fans tolerate?Will they become bored with the same old hi...
Raw cuisine may be the ultimate slow food: making "bread" by dehydrating nuts and grains can take up to three days. Devotees insist that the health benefits of raw food are worth the effort at these four restaurants from New York to California, wh...
Dodge dim sum. Hold the raves on risotto. Here's the lowdown on Stars and Stripes for the taste buds. Sure, you might have to drive out of the comfort zone, yell your order, or share a table with strangers. It doesn't faze you at all. You crave th...
Not ten minutes into Vermont, after crossing over Lake Champlain from New York, my SUV skids into a deep ditch filled with snow. I make it worse by gunning it in reverse, with the tires kicking up gravel and the cab tilting at a dangerous angle. D...
What ever happened to the kitschy plastic jug of maple syrup that for years has represented Vermont on America's kitchen shelf?Perhaps it took a cue from the rows of designer outlets that now line Route 7 around Manchester. Or maybe it's saving up...
Winter becomes Vermont. Each year, when New York and Boston streets fill with charcoal-colored slush, blankets of bright snow fall like goose down over the central part of the state, turning its mountains into some of the Northeast's best ski reso...
It’s almost impossible to deny the appeal of a classic New England inn, especially in winter—when fires in guest rooms are actually encouraged, hearty roasts appear on dinner menus, and old-fashioned sleigh rides are the best way to enjoy a quiet ...