Thursday, February 28, 2019

February Newsletter: Cross Country Skiing at Prospect Mountain

Cross Country Skiing at Prospect Mountain
Hope everyone is having a great winter! We have had some great snow this winter making winter activities plentiful.

Earlier this year we announced a partnership with Prospect Mountain to offer our guests discounted tickets to enjoy their cross country and snowshoeing trails.

Our February Blog is about the history of Prospect, and its current available activities. This mountain is a special quintessential spot not to be missed.

Thank you,
Charlie & Megan

Prospect Mountain
Woodford, VT

Prospect Mountain is located on Route 9 in Woodford, Vermont. The small town of Woodford, which is just 11 miles west of Wilmington, has the highest elevation above sea level of any town or city in the state of Vermont. The base elevation of Prospect Mtn. X-C Ski Area is 2250′. This is the highest base elevation of any alpine or cross-country ski area in the state. The high elevation is an important factor in providing consistently good ski  conditions at Prospect. During the fall, winter, or spring months, it often snows at Prospect Mountain when it is raining just down the road in Bennington. 

Prospect Mountain maintains more than 30 kilometers of trails. When the snow falls, the trails are expertly groomed for both skating and classical cross-country skiing. Most trails have tracks set on either side with a wide skating lane in the center. There are also special snowshoeing and single-track trails available. 

Prospect Mountain Ski Area was born in the late 1930’s when the first rope tow pulled skiers up the mountain. Operations were interrupted by World War II, but then resumed in the 1960’s when two T-bar lifts were installed. The first cross-country ski trails were built in 1980, at the beginning of the Great Northeastern Snow Drought. Eventually the lack of natural snow in the northeastern US caused the downhill ski operations to cease, while  Nordic skiing at Prospect continued to increase and become more popular. Now the entire operation is devoted to cross-country skiing in the winter. 

On site Prospect has multiple amenities available. The Base Lodge at Prospect Mountain offers a comfortable and inviting place to relax and recharge. The spacious lodge has a country atmosphere with a large stone fireplace, wood stove , and big windows to enjoy the view of Vermont’s scenery. The lodge restaurant serves everything from hearty meals to light snacks. The menu includes foods to satisfy our gourmet, vegetarian, and health conscious customers. 

Tribute Video
Check out this great tribute made of Prospect Mountain!

Discounted packages for Wilmington Inn guests
For $30, rent all of the gear & get a trail pass
Already have your own gear? Trail passes available for $15
Book through our website to add package
Thank you for your continued support

Monday, January 28, 2019

January Newsletter: Part 2 of 2 Local Tasting Spots

Part 2 of 2- Local tasting spots to visit
Happy New Year from The Wilmington Inn! We enjoyed researching this blog!

Next blog we will talk about Spring events in the area. Can't wait to see everyone soon.

Thank you,
Charlie & Megan
Part 2 of 2: Local tasting spots
As promised in our December blog, here is the 2nd part of our local tasting spots. Enjoy!
Saxtons River Distillery
Brattleboro, VT

Saxtons River Distillery has been crafting small batch, craft-made liquors, which showcase the flavors of Vermont, since 2006. Award-winning spirits include their signature Sapling Maple Liqueur, Sapling Vermont Maple Rye, and Sapling Vermont Maple Bourbon - all celebrating the flavors of Vermont Maple; Perc Coffee Liqueur, with robust, organic Arabica coffee, and Snowdrop Gin, an American Dry Gin distilled with 18 botanicals.

Tavernier Chocolate
Brattleboro, VT

Creating artisanal chocolates in small batches, Tavernier Chocolate’s original recipes are inspired by nearby fields, farms, forests, and farmers markets. Tavernier explores earthy, often savory flavor combinations that are unique to the locale, using seasonal, area-sourced ingredients as often as possible, paired with the finest, ethically-sourced South American couverture that can be found. Tavernier offers a wide array of chocolate truffles, bonbons, tablets, and its singular line of chocolate charcuterie.

Madison Brewing Company
Bennington, VT

Madison Brewing Company Pub & Restaurant is the most popular place in Bennington, VT for craft beer and mouth-watering food. The Madison’s have deep ties to the community, and in the early 1990s converted an old storefront in Bennington’s historic downtown into the area’s first brew pub.
In the past 3 years, their focus has been on crafting the freshest and best beer possible. The Head Brewer Will has developed new and unique recipes and has reworked and updated their classics. Madison Brewing’s focus is to offer a Draft selection that any beer lover would appreciate from New England Style IPA’s to traditional Belgian White. They cover the spectrum of beer styles. Stop in and discover for yourself everything Madison Brewing Company Pub & Restaurant has to offer!

Here are some local spots to purchase some of these great items!
Located in Wilmington has a great selection of beers, wine, liquor & much more!
Brattleboro Farmer's Market
Opened Year round, lots of great vendors
Red Fox Shop
Located in Wilmington has local beers, wine & cheese available for purchase
Mount Snow Season pass holder?
Receive 10% off your room rate Sunday through Thursday with proof of season pass
Cannot be combined with any other offer or discounted rate. Season pass must be in name of guest registered in room
Blackout dates: 12/25-12/31/18, 1/18-1/21/19, 2/15-2/18/19. 3/15-3/18/19
Thank you for your continued support