Fall Getaways in Vermont for Foodies

Out of the many wonderful things that Vermont is known for, none stand out quite like the tantalizing flavors of local cuisine. Autumn has traditionally been a time of plenty, a celebration of the harvest and the delicious food that comes from it! With a visit to the village of Grafton, and our quintessential Southern Vermont inn, you can enjoy some of the best food our beautiful state has and go on an unforgettable culinary fall getaway in Vermont.

Traverse the Vermont Cheese Trail

Do you love cheese? Well, then you’re going to be over the moon for the Vermont Cheese Trail! Go on a tour of the best cheesemakers in the state and discover all sorts of unique and delicious dairy delights. A local landmark, the award-winning Grafton Village Cheese Co is included on the trail and we highly recommend it for your first stop. Handmade from raw milk, the creamiest of cheeses and bold flavors await with selections like their Grand Reserve Cheddar and even specialty cheeses like truffle or smoked chili cheddar.

(a room at Phelps Barn Pub with people gathered at tables

Have a Local Brew at Phelps Barn Pub

Kick back with a drink at our very own Phelps Barn Pub and peruse a variety of perfectly chilled Vermont craft beers on tap, excellent wines by the glass, and craft cocktails made with local Vermont spirits. Built within the old carriage house used for the guest’s horses, it has been converted into a beautiful space along with the upstairs hayloft and is the perfect destination for cozy evenings with your favorite drink and good company.

plate of Vermont cheeses on the Vermont cheese trail

Visit Idyll Acres Farmstand

Get the authentic Vermont experience only 1.5 miles away from Grafton at Idyll Acres Farmstead and try some truly scrumptious savory and sweet treats as well as eggs, meat, and more! Pick up some fresh produce, take home their handcrafted goods, and see the cows that provide the milk for their incredible fresh churned ice cream! Make sure and bring some cash as well as an appetite as you’re sure to find something to love when everything is this establishment is high quality and farm fresh.

cider margarita in glass with apples and cinnamon

Try Our Cider Margarita Recipe

You can get a taste of Grafton today with this recipe for one of our signature cocktails, the Cider Margarita! Give it a try and see what all the buzz is about. We think it goes incredibly well with cozy nights by the fire, holiday get-to-togethers, or any special occasion worth celebrating with good cocktails.


  • 1 ½ oz. Milagro Silver Tequila (or your choice of tequila)
  • ½ oz. Triple Sec
  • Little Lime Juice
  • Apple Cider to Finish


  • Add all ingredients to pint glass.
  • Shake and pour back into pint glass.
  • Add a cinnamon sugar rim!
private soaking tub in a room at Grafton Inn in Vermont

Stay in Charming Accommodations

See the best of Vermont during the fall at our southern Vermont hotel, the perfect home base for all sorts of area adventures and culinary experiences. Spacious rooms with king and queen beds, private standalone baths and showers, and New England-inspired decor all create a cozy environment for planning your next move, enjoying time with your partner, and resting at the end of a long day exploring Grafton and the surrounding area. Drop your bags and relax after your arrival with exclusive enhancements like a bottle of house red or white wine, decadent chocolate-covered strawberries, or a Vermont fruit and cheese board with selections made by the chef featuring some of the best the area has to offer. Stay with us and have the foodie fall getaway of your dreams amongst the serene beauty of Vermont in autumn, an unforgettable experience that’s sure to have you planning your next visit once you get back home.