Join Perkiomen Tours on a trip to West Dover, Vermont and a 3-night stay at the Alpine-style log cabin, Kitzhof Inn.
Hildene - The Lincoln Family Home
Estey Organ Museum
Grafton Village Cheese
Norman Rockwell Exhibition at the Sugar Shack
Free time to relax and enjoy the inn
8 Meals Included
Requires Extended Amounts of Walking
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! Andrew will welcome you with the comforts of home, as well as make and serve your home cooked meals daily. All sleeping rooms have a private bathroom, flat screen cable TV, AC, 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. Dinner & entertainment will be enjoyed at the inn this evening.
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.
This morning, after breakfast, we will depart with a local guide for a day of touring. First, we will visit Hildene - The Lincoln Family Home. We will have a self-guided tour of the 24-room Georgian Manor and formal gardens. Learn how the Lincoln's 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 we will visit the Estey Organ Museum, one of the largest makers of reed organs, pump organs, melodeons, and pipe organs in the 1800s and 1900s. We will tour the museum and the "villages" to see where the factory workers lived since most of them moved from Europe to work at Estey. After a short stop at Harris Hill Ski Jump to see the Olympic size 90-meter Ski Jump hill and its beautiful surroundings, we will head to Grafton Village Cheese. Grafton Village Cheese is award-winning, naturally-aged, and handmade right here in Vermont from the milk of animals at local family farms. Shop a wide variety of cheese, not only from Grafton, but from around the world. Later, we will return to the inn to enjoy its amenities and end the night with an included dinner and entertainment.B, L, D
We will enjoy breakfast at the inn, then meet our guide for another day of touring. First, we will visit the Bennington Museum. We will begin with a meet and greet before exploring southern Vermont's largest repository of art, history, and innovation. View 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. The 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. Next, we will visit the Norman Rockwell Exhibition at the Sugar Shack. Browse at your own pace the collection of Rockwell's paintings of everyday people and everyday situations from 1939-1953, the years he lived in Arlington, VT. You will also have time to browse and shop at the Sugar Shack. A picnic boxed lunch will be included today. 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 next door at the Village Peddler if you wish. After, we will return to the inn to enjoy our last night in Vermont. Dinner and entertainment will be included this evening.B, L, D
After breakfast we must depart for home. With stops for rest and lunch enroute, arrival home is scheduled for late afternoon.B
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.
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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.
|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