Summertime in Vermont is beautiful, with warmer temperatures, gorgeous sunny days for outdoor activities and so much more! There’s no better time to bring your partner along for a little romance and make it a couples vacation for a welcome reprieve from the stresses of everyday life. Take a romantic Vermont summer getaway in our charming town of Grafton and experience everything our beautiful state has to offer.
Visit Quaint Village Shops
Walk hand-in-hand past adorable shops in the village and see some of what makes Grafton so special. Browse unique gifts, support local artisans, and try delicious foods together, like the gourmet cheeses at Grafton Village Cheese. The cheesemaking tradition has a long history in Grafton going back to the 19th century, and they proudly continue this tradition into the modern-day. Made using only the highest quality raw milk, the cheese they make is far superior to any mass-produced cheese and makes for a fantastic accompaniment to crackers, fruits, or anything else you could think of! A twist on the classic general store, MKT is a hip spot to shop and we highly recommend stopping by if you get the chance. Grab a cold drink, shop handcrafted goods, or order a custom sandwich from the counter and take in the best of local culture.
Explore Grafton Trails & Outdoor Center
As spring gives way to summer and buds unfurl into leaves, the countryside is once again covered in a beautiful layer of green. Grafton Trails is easily one of the best places in Vermont to head outdoors with its unparalleled natural beauty and a wide variety of outdoor activities. Mountain bike or hike over miles of our well-maintained trails that make their way through fields, forests, and more. Taking a dip in the pond is the best way to cool off after a long trek in the summer sun, so don’t forget to pack a swimsuit! Make beautiful memories with your partner and keep an eye out for the many fantastic photo opportunities just waiting for the perfect pose.
Savor Farm-to-Table Dining
We have some of the best farm-to-table cuisine in town right here at The Grafton Inn and we invite you to sample our delicious dishes during your stay. The 1801 Tavern has a cozy, but refined, atmosphere inspired by historic Vermont and features a rotating seasonal menu made with only the freshest of local ingredients. Experience the taste of Vermont and have a romantic date night to remember with an intimate dinner for two. Looking for a more relaxed vibe? Phelps Barn Pub is the place to be for local brews and pub fare with a distinct Vermont twist. Originally serving as the carriage house for guests’ horses in the inn’s early history, it has been retrofitted while still honoring the building’s unique past. Rustic wood and warm lighting help create a cozy hideaway to hang out in and let the good times roll! Sit up in the former hayloft and see the pub from above or chill on the ground floor and grab a brew from our 8-tap bar proudly serving the best beer and spirits Vermont has to offer.
Stay in Comfort
Have a stay you and your partner will never forget at Southern Vermont hotel and make memories to last a lifetime in charming accommodations with everything you need for a romantic getaway. Our spacious rooms feature king and queen beds, private soaking tubs, and a distinctly Vermont aesthetic that defines our rooms and sets them apart. The perfect home base for area activities, you can venture out by day and then return at night for a relaxing evening with dinner and drinks. Spend time with the person that matters the most and enjoy a unique Vermont summer getaway. We hope to see you soon!