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Southern Vermont at the Kitzhof Inn

Southern Vermont at the Kitzhof Inn

Join Perkiomen Tours on a trip to West Dover, Vermont and a 3-night stay at the Alpine-style log-cabin Kitzhof Inn.

  • Estey Organ Museum

  • Maple Syrup Sugar House

  • Friesians of Majesty

  • Hildene, Robert Todd Lincoln's family estate

  • The Chocolatorium

  • Bennington Museum and Grandma Moses Schoolhouse

  • Time to relax and enjoy the Inn

  • 8 Meals Included

  • Motorcoach Transportation

  • Hotel Accommodations

  • Requires Extended Amounts of Walking

Day 1

Today we depart on our tour to southern Vermont and our 3-night stay at the Kitzhoff Inn in West Dover. With stops for rest and lunch enroute, we will arrive mid-afternoon for a welcome reception. We will then settle in to this warm, cozy, friendly, Alpine-style log-cabin Bed & Breakfast; owner-operated & chef-owned! Simon & Alison will welcome you with the comforts of home, as well as make and serve your home cooked meals daily. All sleeping rooms have private bathroom, flat screen cable TV, A/C and free WIFI. There is a TV lounge, a quiet reading area and BYOB bar with refrigerator. If you've been wanting to experience a true small Inn/Bed & Breakfast in the mountains of Vermont, this is it! We will have the Inn all to ourselves! Enjoy the mountain views, the outdoor pool, or just sit outside to enjoy Vermont's fresh air. This evening, dinner will be enjoyed at the Inn followed by entertainment.

Please note: The Kitzhof Inn is on 2 floors with no elevator. The dining room for all meals & evening entertainment is on the 2nd floor. Sleeping rooms will be assigned at time of reservation.


Day 2

This morning after breakfast we will depart with a local guide for a day of touring. First, we will visit Estey Organ Museum. Dedicated to the history and heritage of the Estey Organ Company of Brattleboro, VT, makers of reed organs, pump organs, melodeons, and pipe organs. The Estey Organ Company employed a large workforce, many of whom were highly specialized craftsmen. For many years Estey was the largest employer in the State of Vermont. Estey employed master woodcarvers, designers, engineers, and inventors, many of whom who came from Europe to work for Estey. A housing "village" was built near the factory to house its employees. The group will be split in two; with half in the museum for the tour to learn about this very special museum, watch a short informational video, and invited to play any organ in the museum! The other half will have a guided tour in the "village", where the factory workers' housing was back in its hay day. Then the two groups will switch. We will then learn how sugar makers have been making maple syrup for generations at the Maple Syrup Sugar House. Lunch will be included in the Putney area. This afternoon will be spent at Friesians of Majesty, home to award winning Othello & Mathijs, two outstanding 1st premium approved Friesian breeding stallions. This is the largest full-service Friesian breeding & training facility in the US, offering unique equine experiences for horse enthusiasts. They have horses for sale, breeding, camps, training, and riding lessons. Included in our visit is a tour of the facility and a performance. You will see these majestic horses and witness their wonderful temperaments. Meet the stallions, interact with the babies in the mare & foal barn, watch the show where you will see driving and riding demonstrations. It is truly a remarkable experience for all! Later we will return to the Inn for another dinner and evening of entertainment.

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Day 3

Our guide will meet us this morning for a second day of touring. Today on our agenda is a visit to Hildene, Robert Todd Lincoln's family estate. We will have a self-guided tour of the 24-room Georgian Manor and formal gardens. Learn how the Lincolns vacationed in Vermont and some of their family misfortunes. Visit the fully restored Pullman Car and Agricultural Center where they make their goat cheese. Included will be a picnic box lunch. This afternoon, immerse yourself in the wonderful world of chocolate at the Chocolatorium! A talk and video will introduce you to the history and culture of chocolate, where it comes from and how it is made, with a live demonstration included. Shop in the chocolate shop and perhaps next door at the Village Peddler if you wish. We will then travel a short distance to the Bennington Museum and Grandma Moses Schoolhouse. After a meet and greet upon arrival, you will learn about the museum and what you'll find inside. The Bennington Museum is comprised of thirteen gallery spaces. It is the largest repository for art, history and innovation in southern Vermont and houses a diverse collection reflecting the history of early Vermont and historically associated areas of New York and Massachusetts through present day. Among the objects on permanent view is a 1924 Martin Wasp touring car, one of 20 made in Vermont by Karl Martin, Bennington pottery featuring Norton pottery, Fenton pottery and Redware, and one of the oldest "stars and stripes" in existence - the Bennington Flag. Bennington Museum holds the largest public collection in the world of paintings by GRANDMA MOSES - the great 20th-century folk artist who painted scenes of rural life embodying a sense of an idyllic bygone America. Anna Mary Robertson "Grandma" Moses (1860-1961) started painting in her seventies and within years was one of America's most famous artists. We return to the Inn to swim or sit by the pool, enjoying the mountain air. Dinner and entertainment will complete our day.

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Day 4

After breakfast we must depart for home. With stops for rest and lunch enroute, arrival home is scheduled for late afternoon.


Please note

Our intention is to run each tour as originally planned and published. However, if deemed necessary to do so, Perkiomen Tours reserves the right to make changes to tour components, schedules or itineraries without prior notification.

Tips for Perkiomen motorcoach drivers and tour escorts are not included in the price of this tour. We feel that these gratuities should be extended on an individual basis and dictated by the level of service provided.

Motorcoach seating is assigned at the time of reservation but cannot be guaranteed. Although we do our best to keep each traveler in the seat assigned at the time of reservation, there are times that it is necessary to move seat locations. Please be sure to verify your final seat number(s) with your driver at the time of boarding. Historically, daily seat rotation was practiced on most multi-day tours. We have suspended this practice for a period of time. Seat rotation will be explained by your driver or tour escort if reinstated.

Perkiomen Tours recommends that you consider purchasing Travel Insurance for your tour. Travel Insurance is purchased directly by you from a third-party of your choice. One option is Travel Safe Insurance. You can purchase insurance directly from Travel Safe through our website.

To fully participate in this tour may require extended amounts of walking. There may be steps, inclines, uneven surfaces or extended periods of standing. Participants with physical limitation should take this into consideration.

B=Full Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details Times
Allentown - Motorcoach Calvary Temple Church
3436 Winchester Rd., Allentown, PA 18104
Easton - Motorcoach William Penn Hwy Park & Ride near Pole A-10
Route 33, Easton, PA
Montgomeryville - Shuttle Quality Inn
678 Bethlehem Pike, Montgomeryville, PA 18936
Pennsburg - Motorcoach Perkiomen Tours Office
875 Main St, Pennsburg, PA 18073
Reading - Shuttle Homewood Suites
2801 Papermill Rd, Reading, PA 19610
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