Fall into Foliage Season

There is a lot to enjoy during the fall season including, hiking, scenic drives through the countryside, and participating in some of the many fall festivals. The Vermont Wine and Harvest Festival at Mount Snow is September 17th featuring:

  • Vermont Vintners
  • Specialty Food Producers
  • Painters
  • Cheese Makers
  • Jewelers
  • Photographers
  • Farmers
  • And Much More!

There will be more wine events the next weekend following a Restaurant Week in the Valley. To learn more about the Vermont Wine and Harvest Festival click here.

Of course, the beauty of fall is available any day of the week throughout the entire season (no festival needed) and we’ve got the perfect place for you to stay.

Six State Parks

Big Bears Lodge is located less than an hour from 6 state parks in Southern Vermont. Going to these parks is one of the best ways you can experience the beauty of the outdoors in Vermont.

Great hiking, photo, and picnic opportunities await at all of these great state parks. Of course, if you don’t want to travel too far, Mount Snow offers a variety of trails too. Swimming is available in West River at both Jamaica and Townshend. Lowell Lake is also a nice spot for some kayaking or canoeing. Sweet Pond is currently drained in order to repair the dam, construction is expected to be completed in 2017.

Learn more about each state park by clicking here.

Swim it Up this Summer

Big Bears Lodge is surrounded by a number of different swimming options:

  • Somerset Reservoir
  • Grout Pond
  • Harriman Reservoir
  • Lake Raponda
  • Lake Whitingham

All are an average of fifteen to twenty minutes away, not a bad commute for a fun-filled day by the water. The most popular activities include kayaking, canoeing, paddleboarding, and, of course, fishing! Bring a picnic lunch and spend the day immersed in the beauty of the Green Mountains.

Congratulations Michelle!

Michelle and Jay the IV and V (2)Our daughter Michelle recently graduated from Johnson State College!

We’re so proud of her and can’t wait to see her begin a new chapter in life. It was a busy weekend for us with the graduation and the Mother’s for Daughters’ event, but we managed to thoroughly enjoy both.

Thank you to everyone who has been asking about Michelle. We couldn’t be more excited.

Mother’s for Daughters’ 2017

Each year gets better and better with the great weather and the beautiful scenic ride through Vermont! Last weekend we participated in helping raise money for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation and the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund. These foundations will both receive half of what is raised! So far Mothers for Daughters has raised $176,000 in the fight to find the cure.

Are you ready for Mother’s for Daughters’ 2017? Book your reservation now at the Big Bears Lodge to help find a cure with Mother’s for Daughters’!

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Murder Mystery Weekends – Registrations Are Closing Soon

Awesome Weekend VermontLike any mystery, nothing can last forever. Registration for our Spring Murder Mystery Weekends will soon start closing. Closing the registration early gives us time to organize the characters and story plots as well as give our players time to get into their character.

So if you’re interested in a date, don’t delay, or you may end up having to wait until next year.

Call (802) 464-5591 to book your weekend or click here to learn more about it.

(The call gives us a chance to get more insight on which character you would have most fun with.)