FEATURES OF THE INN AND AREA ACTIVITIES
We are happy to help you plan your day biking, sightseeing, skiing, and to help you with dinner reservations and recommendations about what to do in the area and around Vermont.
We are located less than a five-minute walk from Vermont Academy. Vermont Academy is a private, co-ed high school with 250 students from the area, twenty states and six countries. In the summer, Vermont Academy is host to the FASEB conferences that offer ten weekly sessions starting in mid-June and running through mid-August. We welcome FASEB attendees and their families.
Saxtons River has Summer baseball, is also near two golf courses, apple picking, blueberry picking, cross country and down hill skiing, fishing, a covered bridge, a country store and the scenic villages of Chester, Grafton and Weston, Vermont, and Walpole and Westmoreland, New Hampshire.
SWIMMING- Saxtons Rover Recreation Area, Rockingham Pool, Bellows Falls (10 min); Townshend Dam, Townshend, VT (30min)
GOLF- Bellows Falls Country Club (5 miles); Hooper Golf Course, Walpole NH (10 miles)
SUMMER THEATHER- Weston Playhouse, Weston, VT (40 min)
HISTORICAL SOCIETY & MEETING HOUSE- Saxtons River Historical Society- open Sunday afternoons in the summer
CRAFT/ GIFT SHOPS- JellyBean Tree, Saxtons River; more in Chester VT (20 min)
BIKE RIDES- 25 rides listed here- ask for details
DOWNHILL SKIING- Okemo, Bromley, Stratton, Killington, Mt. Snow & Pico are all within 1 ¼ hour drive
CROSS COUNTRY SKIING- Trails here in Saxtons Rover and Grafton Ponds Cross Country Center
TENNIS- Courts available at Vermont Academy (Saxtons River), Bellows Falls Union High School & Bellows Falls Recreation Area (Bellows Falls)
CANOEING- Connecticut River & Lake Warren are enjoyable waters to canoe
BIRD WATCHING – Herrick’s Cover in Rockingham- on the Connecticut Rover (9 miles)
HIKING TRAILS- Some trails at Vermont Academy in Saxtons River, Fall Mountain in North Walpole, NH (great view)
MAPLE SUGAR HOUSES- Stickney/Fisher Sugar House, Pleasant Valley Road, Saxtons River (3.5 miles)-late Feb & March
COUNTRY STORES- Vermont Country Store, Rte. 103. Rockingham (6 miles) & Vermont Country Store, Rte. 100, Weston (25 miles) – the original
COVERED BRIDGES- 1.5 miles east of Saxtons River- Rte. 121
ICE SKATING – Vermont Academy, Saxtons River- mid Nov- March- Sunday afternoons
SNOWMOBILING- Lots of local trails- join larger trail network
ALPINE SLIDES- Bromley Mtn., Rte. 11 (40 min drive); Pico Peak, Rte, 4 (90 min drive)
SENIC DRIVES- Pleasant Valley Rd. - turn right at the bottom of our road and bear right up the hill. Route 106- North Springfield to Woodstock, VT. Also see VT Atlas and VT Map.
FISHING- Locally, the Saxtons River and Connecticut River. Local fishing guide- David Dean- 869-3116
AREA FARMS- Pleasant Valley Road (3 miles)
CUSTOM MADE FURNITURE- Shaker & Mission Furniture: Richard Bissell builds beautiful custom made Shaker and Mission inspired furniture in Putney, VT (13 miles) 802-387-4416 http://www.bissellwoodworking.com/links.htm