Staff Picks: Sweet Spots for a Vermont Maple Sugar Weekend

Get ready to explore the delightful tradition of sugar houses near our picturesque inn with a Vermont maple sugar weekend. Nestled in the heart of the Green Mountains, our rooms, suites & guest houses serve as a perfect gateway to discovering the magic of maple syrup production. Uncover the sweet secrets behind these iconic sugar houses, where visitors can experience the rich history and authentic taste of Vermont’s renowned maple syrup firsthand. Below are our staff’s favorite spots for sampling maple syrup and other sweet treats.

Pouring maple syrup on homemade pancakes

Plummer’s Sugar House

2866 Townshend Road, Grafton, VT (6 min drive from the Inn)
John and Debe Plummer are third-generation Vermont Maple Syrup Producers and have been making pure Vermont maple syrup for over 40 years. Fun Fact: the Inn uses their maple syrup for our delicious country breakfast!

Sugar Bob’s Finest Kind

92 VT Route 11 West, Chester, VT (14 min drive from the Inn)
Sugar Bob’s Finest Kind makes the Original Smoked Maple Syrup and 4 varieties of Vermont Maple Srirachas (open Friday-Sunday from 10am-5pm).


Maple syrup spout in a tree

Mitch’s Maples

2440 Green Mountain Turnpike, Chester, VT (14 min drive from the Inn)
Dating back to 1945, Mitch’s Maples Sugar House is open daily and we produce and sell pure Vermont maple products including maple syrup, maple candy, and maple cream. During the sugaring season, we boil and give tours on the weekends, weather permitting.

Bensch Mountain Maple

1099 VT Route 30, Newfane, VT (20 minute drive from the Inn)
At Bensch Mountain Maple we hold our products and processes to the highest industry standards to ensure each drop produced is of the utmost quality and taste.


Maple syrup, candy and creams

Hidden Springs Maple

162 Westminster Road Putney, VT (30 min drive from the Inn)
A family-owned maple farm that offers an authentic maple syrup experience. Visitors can visit their sugarhouse farm store and learn about the traditional methods of tapping maple trees and boiling sap into delicious maple syrup. Visitors can enjoy a maple syrup tasting session and explore their gift shop, which offers an array of maple products, including syrups, candies and creams.

Green Mountain Sugar House

820 Route 100 North, Ludlow, VT (35 min drive from the Inn)
The red-roofed sugarhouse is perched on the edge of Lake Pauline, and there’s no better place to relax with a maple creme. In addition to pure maple syrup, Green Mountain Sugarhouse produces other maple specialties including maple cream, maple candy, and maple nut brittle.


Pure maple syrup and maple leaf

Robb Family Farm

822 Ames Hill Road, Brattleboro, VT (45 min drive from the Inn)
Robb Family Farm is a picturesque maple farm with a rich history of maple syrup production. The Robb Farm produces 100% pure & natural maple syrup with nothing added, free of contaminants – that means no formaldehyde, pesticides, or chemicals.

Sugarbush Farm

591 Sugarbush Farm Road, Woodstock, VT (1 hour, 11 minute drive from the Inn)
Located on 550 beautiful acres outside of Woodstock, Vermont. Not only does the Luce family make wonderfully rich maple syrup, but they also specialize in award-winning cheese, including extra sharp cheddar and smoked maple cheese.


Cozy common room fireplace at The Grafton Inn

Cozy, Historic Vermont Lodging

After exploring the enchanting sugar houses of Grafton, Vermont, we invite you to continue your journey by indulging in the historic charm and cozy comforts of The Grafton Inn. Nestled in a storybook setting, our accommodations offer a warm embrace after a day of maple-infused adventures. Join us for a stay where tradition meets tranquility, leaving you with memories as sweet as the syrup itself.

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