Blog Post: Branbury State Park

There are so many outdoor activities available in the summer in Vermont: hiking, biking, swimming, canoeing, kayaking, and so many more. One of the best ways to explore all of these activities and to really get the true feeling of … Continue reading

Jessica’s Wins the Wine Spectator’s Award

Jessica’s wins the Wine Spectator’s Best of Award of Excellence for our wine program! Many of you will have learned that as of July 1st, Jessica’s has been honored with the Best of Award of Excellence for our wine program … Continue reading

Blog Post: Country Inns Along the Trail

Vermont is known for its abundance of outdoor activities: hiking, cycling, swimming, and canoeing are just a few of the activities available. And there isn’t just one spot to do each of these activities. We are surrounded by a variety … Continue reading

Local Purveyors’ Blog Post Series: Elmer Farm

Here at the Swift House Inn we love to buy local so that we can use the freshest ingredients possible for both breakfast for our lodging guests as well as dinner at our on-site restaurant, Jessica’s. Elmer Farm in East … Continue reading

Lake Champlain Bikeways – Cyclist’s Paradise in Vermont

Lake Champlain’s bikeways are truly a cyclist’s paradise in Vermont, one of the most beautiful states in this country—the rivers in East Arlington, the charming beauty of Burlington, Shelburne Farms, the autumn colors in Waitsfield, the shores of Fair Haven, … Continue reading

Mt. Independence Historic Site A Great Summer Stop

Mount Independence is a National Historic Landmark in Orwell, VT, about 30 minutes away from our inn. It is a nice scenic drive there as well so worth the trip! This interesting historic site, according to their website, is “one … Continue reading