Plan a trip to Vermont and explore Maple Open House Weekend in Stowe and the Mad River Valley! Stay at the Inn at Lareau Farm - home to the flagship American Flatbread or the famous Trapp Family Lodge! Visit Hartshorn and Nebraska Knoll sugarmakers to learn about how Vermonters have been making our signature syrup for centuries. Dine at Michaels on the Hill, their sister restaurant and brewery Idletyme and visit the brand new Trapp Brewery after a snowshoe or hike!

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    American Flatbread at Lareau Farm

    48 Lareau Road Waitsfield, VT 05673

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    American Flatbread celebrates artisan baking and cuisine. Every flatbread is hand-made entirely from organic and all natural ingredients and baked in a wood-fired clay oven. Food & Wine Magazine July 2003 writes: "With the impeccable crust, sublime toppings this pizza justifies a 7-hour drive."

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    Hartshorn Farm Market

    54 Quarry Road Waitsfield, VT 05673

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    Hartshorn Farm grows organic vegetables, fruits and flowers. We sell retail through our farm stand and the Waitsfield Farmer's Market, Big Picture Theater Winter Market, and our CSA, as well as wholesale to area restaurants and stores. We have pick your own berries and some wonderful farm animals: Koko, the quarter horse, Amigo, the miniature stallion, and Brown Finkle, the alpaca, as well as 9 hens and a rooster. We also offer organic farm based, learn by doing, wellness retreats for women!

    You can visit this maple sugar maker during Maple Open House Weekend, March 25th and 26th, 2017!

    Hours: SAT 12pm - 3pm SUN 12pm - 3pm

    Highlights: Roadside attraction alongside Route 100 scenic corridor.

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    Idletyme Brewing Company

    1859 Mountain Road Stowe, VT 05672

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    Once in awhile a place comes along that offers everything you want in a dining experience: quality beer brewed on site, delicious, high-value fare that's family friendly and a cool atmosphere where locals and tourists alike can relax, share stories and soak up almost two centuries of history. You’ve found that place. Welcome to the Idletyme Brewing Company in Stowe, Vermont. Our beer lineup represents a traditional take on classic European brewing with a healthy dose of the Vermont hop culture thrown in for good measure. Whether your preference is brown or pale ale, Helles Lager, or our famous Idletyme Double IPA, you will not be disappointed by Brewmaster Will Gilson's offerings.

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    Michael's on the Hill

    4182 Waterbury-Stowe Rd Rte 100 North Waterbury Center, VT 05677

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    Innovative European fine dining in a circa 1820 farmhouse. Focusing on local ingredients, using all the best the season has to offer. Prepared by Swiss chef/owner Michael Kloeti.

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    Nebraska Knoll Farm

    256 Falls Brook Road Stowe, VT 05672

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    For more than thirty years our family has tapped trees in Nebraska Valley, one ridge over from Mt. Mansfield. The old and the new fuse in our 9800 tap operation; a modern sap-collection system feeds a wood-fired evaporator with open, steamy pans stoked by a crew of neighbors. We sell maple syrup, cream, and candies. FOUR-WHEEL DRIVE ONLY IN WINTER.

    You can visit this maple sugar maker during Maple Open House Weekend, March 25th and 26th, 2017!

    Hours: SAT 10am - 4pm SUN 10am - 4pm

    Highlights: Our sugarhouse is nestled under a steep hillside sugarbush in Falls Brook Basin, located in the foothills of Mt Mansfield. We are a combination of old and new, with a wood-fired evaporator and a reverse osmosis machine that concentrates the sap. We are open 10am - 4pm Saturday and Sunday, with sugar-on-snow, tours, maple products for sale, and boiling, weather permitting

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    Trapp Family Lodge

    700 Trapp Hill Rd. Stowe, VT 05672

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    European-style cuisine featured in our three restaurants -- The Dining Room, The Lounge, and The DeliBakery -- each with its own distinct character. Seasonal menus to reflect both Austrian and Vermont traditions. Weekly wine tastings, jazz pianist & harpist performing nightly. Reservations requested.

    More than a decade ago Johannes von Trapp started thinking about brewing his own beer, for guests of the resort. His dream was to produce an American version of the tasty Lager he has enjoyed over the years on his trips to the countryside near his ancestral Austrian home.

    Johannes’ dream became reality in the Spring of 2010, with the opening of the Trapp Family Brewery. The modest facility (60,000 or so gallons a year) is located in the lower level of the DeliBakery (formerly the Austrian Tea Room), where draughts of the heavenly concoction will be available year round.

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