Rosebelle’sis situated in Southern Lake Champlain Valley offers excellent lodging with full served signature breakfast.
Area offers an extensive menu of Vermont special attractions, museums, wineries, cheese producers, chef owned restaurants, Vermont made products and local tours. Many guests arrive for one evening and decide staying an additional day exploring most Vermont hidden treasures.
Brandon Village an Easy Stroll from Rosebelle’s Victorian Inn
Farmer's Market: Weekly Fridays from May 24-Oct 11th
from 9a.m - 2p.m. Stop and shop at Market in Brandon's Central Park. Vendors sell freshest of produce and products, breads, jams, honey, maple products, and crafts.
For more info call 802.247.0098
Independence Weekend Celebration, Saturday July 5th.
Brandon boasts largest Independence Day parade in Vermont. Numerous activities, special events and games are celebrated throughout Brandon village, climaxed with evening fireworks.
Stay at Rosebelle’s, enjoy the festivities.
Annual Pickin by the Pond, Brandon’s most popular festival celebrating everything Bluegrass.
Pond opens Thursday July11th , Friday 12th, Saturday13th and ends Sunday 14th.
Four exciting fun filled days
Reserve at Rosebelle’s Victorian Inn early call 802.247.0098 or 888.767.3235
Brandon Great Chamber Auction:
Tuesday July23rd. Annual Great Brandon Auction. If you can only attend one auction this summer, make it this one!
Sales benefitlocal charitable organizations.
Auction offers quality goods, attic treasures, barn bargains and variety of services.
Stay and enjoy call 802.247.0098.
Town Wide Yard Sales: Saturday Aug 3rd.
Excitement abounds all day throughout village, over 80 +/- yard sales. Events commence at 9am, some earlier and last as long as bargains remain available! Show goes on Rain or Shine.
Stay the weekend reserve early 802.247.0098
Harvest Fest: Saturday October 5th. Learn how to design, assemble and dress your own Harvest Person withassistance from local experts. You even get to take one home.
Enjoy hay Rides, Apple Pies, Pumpkins, BBQ, Brandon Town Band. Starts at 10:00am in Central Park. Stay the weekend reserve 802.247.0098
Civil War Re-enactment
Sunset in Brandon
Just an easy stroll from Rosebelle's bed and breakfast to village center
Choose a la carte, prix fixe or lighter fare menu from our fine local establishments.
Bistro Café Provence, eclectic dining offers local farm products in center village.
Sully’s, family menu, lunch and dinner, located in center village
Cattails, offers excellent family menu, two miles north of Brandon village
Sheri's Diner, family menu, breakfast and lunch located near the falls in village.
Perhaps dine in or grab and go restaurants all within easy stroll from Inn
Gourmet Provence, hot soups, hot panini’s, pastries, wine, hot and cold beverages
Harmony’s Tea Room, at Brandon Music Harmony’s an authentic afternoon tea room
Brandon House of Pizza, pizza, hot grinders, salads located in village center
Vermont Soup & Sandwich, sandwiches, grinders, soup, chili and more
Cafe Provence Features eclectic cuisine inspired by Southern France and the well known Mediterranean region, Cafe Provence offers meals accented by local seasonal offerings and Vermont Fresh Network.
Owner Chef Robert Barral offers culinary Français cooking and baking classes.
Bicycling, Hiking or Walking Vermont
If you love bicycling, hiking and walking you'll will enjoy staying at Rosebelle’s Victorian Inn> Inn is located within Historic Brandon, southern Lake Champlain Valley, Green Mountain National Forest and Moosalamoo federal recreation area offers a variety of well planned easy- moderate-and difficult terrain and trails.
Inn library maintains numerous bicycle and day hiker’s reference books for use.
Overnight bicycle storage provided in our carriage house barn.
For simplicity we suggest bringing your own bikes or bicycle rentals are conveniently available, delivered and picked up at the Inn. call 802.767.4464 or 800.767.7882
Additional Brandon Attractions
Brandon Vermont Covered Bridge
Vermont's Famous Covered Bridges. Vermont has over 100 covered bridges throughout the state, some are privately owned. You’ll find a multitude of structures, style and designs, varied lengths, some large opened windows or closed siding; most are natural in color but some have been painted in varied hues.
Books and brudge location maps available for guest use.
Covered Bridges and Cemeteries
Re-discover early New England and Vermont history or trace family descendents by locating and reading tomb stones
Explore covered bridges finding these marvelous structures is interesting, Vermont has over one hundred statewide.
Best local green ways
Rosebelle’s is only one mile from Neshobe Golf Course. One of the most popular courses in Vermont and one of the top 100 golf courses in New England. Additionally for the professional we are minutes away from Proctor-Pittsford course, Middlebury Ralph Myhre course, Killington Green Mountain National, Killington golf course and Rutland country club.
One of America’s most popular living American folk artistwww.warrenkimble.com.
In Brandon local folks quietly acknowledge Warren Kimble when he’s walking within village, working in his studio, in the gallery, at special events, artisan open houses or when dining at fine restaurants, when driving his roadster around town.
Warren has been Brandon’s cheerleader for a number of years helping raise awareness of the arts and our town's renaissance.
Browse and enjoy Warren Kimble art collections at Liza Myers studio, Brandon Artist Guild, Artist gallery on Union Street or visit Warren by chance in his studio all centrally located in historic village.
This stately second French mansard and carriage barn known as Rosebelle’s Victorian Inn was previously owned and private residence of Warren Kimble family during middle nineteen seventies and eighties.
Art Studios, Galleries and Bookstore
From Rosebelle’s you can easily stroll to the Brandon Artist Guild and numerous artist studios or browse through Briggs Carriage bookstore.
Stephen Douglas Birthplace: Recently restored 1802 home in historic Brandon, Vermont, is the birthplace of the Honorable Stephen. A. Douglas, 19th century statesman. House’s official Brandon Welcome Center and Home to Brandon Historical Society that traces history and lives of early Brandon residents including the anti-slavery movement.
Rosebelle’s was instrumental during era of fugitive escaping through the historic underground railroad.
Explore Mt. Moosalamoo and Moosalamoo Recreation area in Vermont:
Moosalamoo surrounded by Green Mountain National Forest has 21,000 plus of forested land, cliffs, vistas, lakes and streams stretching from western ridge of Green Mountains to Lake Dunmore, and from Middlebury Gap to Brandon Gap. Miles of less traveled hiking, biking and ski trails including numerous quiet country gravel roads with easy access throughout the year.
Enjoy Vermont's best winter recreational sports snowshoeing and cross-country skiing nearby along with alpine skiing at Middlebury snow bowl all within Moosalamoo Area.
Only seven miles from Rosebelle's Victorian Inn
Vineyards and Wineries
Interesting and as far fetched as it may sound Vermont is quickly becoming a fast growing wine producing state. Local grown and acquired wines are available for tasting in attractive settings located in center village within easy walking distance or less than a mile drive from Rosebelle’s Victorian Inn. Most wineries and vineyards offer tasting and tours, daily or by appointment.
Neshobe River Winery wine tasting in village center offers Vineyard tours located just minutes from center village of Brandon and Rosebelle’s. A family vineyard occasionally supplemented with grapes obtained from Vermont, California, and Finger Lakes regions.
Otter creek winery re-opening in May
Vermont Summer Camps
Keewaydin Camp one of oldest and most venerable young boys and men’s camps in the country, with roots tracing back to its founding as a canoe tripping camp in Maine. Camp established in 1910 on beautiful Lake Dunmore within Green Mountains of Vermont and forefront of American camping.
Songadeewin a popular sister camp and separated from less than a mile; both properties share Lake Dunmore hosting hundreds of young and junior females
Lake Champlain Valley area boasts numerous summer camps for boys and girls below is list of four local
Point Counterpoint Music Camp at Lake Dunmore
Keewaydin located on Lake Dunmore S
Songadeewin located on Lake Dunmore
Wachusetts at Lake Bomoseen
Betsy Cox located in Pittsford
Local Vermont Favorite Attractions and Pastimes
Middlebury College, An independent residential liberal arts college with over 2,270 students and noted for a distinctly international character. Students and faculty come from approximately 70 foreign countries and a significant number of students leave campus to study abroad every year. Check Middlebury Calendar of Events for more info referencing Theater, Art, Sports Events, Golfing and Skiing at the Snow Bowl
Antiquing and Salvage Outlets
What better way spending a day browsing for antiques and salvage items for home or personal pleasure
New England Maple Museum – Vermont Sugarhouse’s are open to general public especially during late fall and early spring, some are year round
Vermont is leading producer of maple syrup in the United states, and the standard by which maple syrup is judged. Sugaring season, instituted by native North Americans, begins in early spring and time to celebrate return of warm weather.
When visiting and touring sugarhouses we recommend warm, weatherproof clothing and mud boots.
Vermont’s New England Maple Museum only five miles from Inn
Vermont Marble Museum located in Proctor Vermont the World's Largest Marble Museum within six miles from our Inn. Visit extensive gift boutique, 100 displays, movie, and artist in residence, marble market and custom marble work available.
Fort Ticonderoga and Vermont Historical Sites
Visit Fort Ticonderoga a National Historic Landmark located in Ticonderoga, New York. Learn on site and leave Fort with a deeper understanding of American History. Fort Ticonderoga is only a half hour from the Inn when Lake Champlain ferry is operating.
While touring discover most Vermont Historical Sites including the Hubbardton Battlefield Vermont’s only revolutionary war era site in area
The Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History is oldest chartered community museum in the United States, welcoming visitors and researchers since 1882. It offers lively tours, exhibits and programs enriching our understanding of Vermont's historic past.
Vermont Country Stores
Country stores have provided rural communities with necessities of every day life for past generations. Today our traditional stores carry everything imaginable.
Shop Vermont Made Products
Vermont Soap Organics produces USDA Approved Certified Organic alternatives to the often irritating, chemical and detergent based personal care products generally sold.
All manufactured products sold on-site in factory outlet.
Shelburne Museum, founded in 1947, is one of nation's most eclectic museums of art including Americana, architecture, and artifacts. Thirty-nine galleries and exhibition structures display over 150,000 objects spanning four centuries. Outstanding collections of folk art, decorative arts, tools, toys, textiles, and transportation vehicles are exhibited in tandem along with paintings by many well known artists
The Vermont Teddy Bear Company has been designing, handcrafting, and adding theme costumes on Teddy Bears in Vermont for more than 25 years. Best yet Vermont Teddy Bears are guaranteed for life. Visit South Burlington factory where Vermont Teddy Bears are born. Coupons are available for free tours. Less than an hour drive from our front door
Farmer’s Market and Craft Shows
Most towns have farmer markets and craft shows weekly commencing during early spring through late fall. No better time for local fresh produce, flowers, plants and homemade crafts.
Extreme popularity during late summer and early fall
Ben & Jerry's: Vermont's finest ice cream. Ever wonder how great ice cream is produced?
Daily factory tours where they wax you from family dairy farms that supply milk & cream through production flow process where Vermont's finest is produced. Ben and Jerry’s ice cream one of the world’s best! Seventy minutes from Rosebelle’s.
Killington Base Lodge Foliage