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A stroll out the front door of the Inn brings you to our compact downtown. Browse and buy from a variety of small privately run shops and galleries from antiques, gifts, to fine art and artisan crafts, to name brand clothing, toys, and books, all within a short walk. There are also several parks, two with waterfalls. The farmers market sets up on Fridays from Memorial Day to Columbus Day, and the Town Band plays on Monday evening in the Gazebo in Central Park.

There are several eating options in the village: Cafe Provence, a full-service restaurant, Mae's Place for breakfast or lunch, Gourmet Provence – a Gourmet Bakery, Center Street Bar, offering beer, wine, and bar food, Brandon House of Pizza, and the Chinese Restaurant.

Brandon has 243 buildings on the National Historic Register. The self-guided Walking Tour available at the front desk will whisk you back a century or two as you meander through our tree-lined streets and discover our architecture, history, and some of our colorful former residents. Steven A Douglas nicknamed the "Little Giant" was born in Brandon in 1813. He was a candidate against Abraham Lincoln and is best remembered for the famous Lincoln-Douglas debates. The Douglas home and birthplace is now The Brandon Museum and visitor center.

The Governor recently called Brandon "The Heart and Soul of Vermont" He refers to our central location in the Green Mountain state and the abundance and variety of artists that live and work here. Learn more about our artist community by visiting the Brandon Artists Guild website and Brandon Music.

The outdoors beckons on Brandon's doorstep. Within just a few miles of downtown Brandon there is world-class biking, hiking, boating, golfing, fishing, and skiing. The Moosalamoo Recreation Area is an outdoor lovers' paradise. Pico, Killington, and Snowbowl are downhill ski areas and Blueberry Hill and Rikert Nordic Center are cross country ski areas, all just a short drive away!

Here is a look at a few annual local events that happen in Brandon Vermont.

Free Summer Concert Series
Brandon Independence Day Parade
Town-Wide Yard Sale Day
For more information and details about the events happening in the Brandon area visit the Brandon Chamber website 

Listed below are some additional links for events festivals and activities that may be of interest to our guests.

Vermont Attractions
Vermont Country Store
Brandon Music
For State-wide attractions information and seasonal events
Fort Ticonderoga – just a short Ferry ride across Lake Champlain
New England Maple Museum: Close to the Inn ... a great attraction for a rainy day
Maple View Farm Alpacas
Vermont State Parks
Brandon House of Pizza
Brandon House of Pizza
Visitors will encounter warm, friendly staff. It's a great place for the whole family to eat great food. Pizza, calzones, subs, dinners, sides, and salads are all served here. Guests have the option to eat in or take out. They have arcade games and a family room.
Café Provence
Café Provence
Café Provence offers beautiful dishes with ultra fresh and locally sourced ingredients. Whether you're hungry after a long hike or you want to enjoy a meal with someone you love, Café Provence in the place for you!
Fort Ticonderoga
Fort Ticonderoga
Visit this unique fort at the southern end of Lake Champlain and learn more about the French, British, and American soldiers that possessed this fort at one time or another. There's museums, reenactments, and plenty of fun to be had at Fort Ticonderoga! Only a short ferry ride across the lake.
Mae's Place
Mae's Place
This local favorite serves breakfast and lunch in a comfortable, friendly diner setting. The only thing better than the food is the staff - you'll find everyone warm and welcoming. Come in and say hi!
Maple View Farm Alpacas
Maple View Farm Alpacas
Maple View Farms raises some of the highest quality alpacas in the region. They also open their farm to visitors! Children and parents alike will love visiting Maple View Farms. Call or email ahead to schedule a visit!
Vermont Country Store
Vermont Country Store
Visitors love the old-world charm and rustic decor of this country store. Originally built in 1946, The Vermont Country Store is chalk-full of candy, clothing, decorations, kitchenware and more. If it's hard to fine, Vermont Country Store takes pride in stocking it!
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