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Sweet Retreats and 
Special Events

Plan your stay around one of the many special
events in the area.


SWEET GOLF RETREAT
Mid-April – November 1

The Northfield Country Club with its scenic nine-hole golf course is just 10 minutes from the guesthouse and is open to the public from mid April to the first of November. Bring your clubs and enjoy the course!  Includes nine holes of golf.


SWEET PUMPKIN RETREAT
October 30 & 31
Treat yourself to an enchanted evening at the Great Green Mountain Pumpkin Show (Oct 30 & 31)— an annual Halloween display of more than 1000 lighted jack- o-lanterns at Ellie's Farm Market, just outside of Northfield.

Click HERE to see a YouTube video taken at the 33rd annual Great Green Mountain Pumpkin Show in 2010.


SWEET SHOPPING RETREAT
2nd & 3rd Weekends in November

Every year during hunting season and before Thanksgiving, people flock from around the state to Northfield for amazing bargains at Cabot Hosiery Mills’ famous sock sale and the Barry T. Chouinard Comfort Colors t-shirt/sweatshirt sale (to benefit the Northfield Area Hockey Association). Black Diamond Sportswear in Montpelier also holds their annual blow-out sale at the same time. 


A SWEET MAPLE RETREAT
March – mid April  (dependent upon Mother Nature)
There is nothing sweeter than sugar making in Vermont. As soon as the sap begins to run in early spring, the ritual begins and our sugarhouse in the woods becomes the center of activity. Join us for this Vermont tradition and watch/help as we make Pure Vermont Gold® maple syrup before your very eyes.


SWEET LABOR DAY RETREAT
Labor Day Sunday

Between Northfield’s Labor Day Observances’ three day festival and Randolph’s New World Festival of Music, it’s a hoppin’ good time! The annual New World Festival, voted one of “Top Ten Fall Events” year after year by the Vermont Chamber of Commerce, takes place on Labor Day Sunday from noon to midnight, with some 100 musicians and folk dancers from Northern New England and Quebec.
Visit them at www.newworldfestival.com.
Northfield sponsors a footrace (Sat) with activities and live music throughout the weekend— culminating on Monday at 10:30 with the largest parade in the state, in which Ray often drives his teams of oxen. The guesthouse is just 15 minutes from Randolph.


SWEET CARILLON CONCERT RETREAT
Saturdays in July
Every Saturday throughout July, Norwich University hosts several world-renowned carillonneurs during its annual summer concert series performed on the Charlotte Nichols Greene Memorial Carillon, in the Jeannie Porter Adams Memorial Tower, located on the college campus. Hear the ethereal music of the 47-bell carillon while enjoying a summer weekend in central Vermont. Concerts are free.


Please Note:  It is always wiser to book well in advance of these popular local events.

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