Brandon Village an Easy Stroll from Rosebelle’s Inn
from 9am-2pm Stop and bruwse 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
June 30th and July1st 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.
July 7th through July 11th Annual Pickin by the Pond, Brandon’s most popular festival celebrating everything Bluegrass.
See you next year
when Pond opens
Reserve at Rosebelle’s Victorian Inn early call 802.247.0098
Brandon Great Chamber Auction:
July 20th 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:
August 1st 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: October 8th 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
Eclectic Fine Dining with Chef Robert Barral, Proprietor
A taste of Brandon all within an easy stroll from Rosebelle’s
Finest of cuisines offered at three Brandon locations savor Chefs mélange from local farm products to finished plate.
Café Provence features a cuisine inspired by Southern France and well known Mediterranean Region, offering excellent foods with combined taste and flavors accented by local seasonal and Vermont Fresh network.
Appetizers, Main course and desserts will surely delight and please palettes of renowned foodies and gourmets.
Center Street Bar and Grill
Offers lighter fare menu prepared with local selected foods and libations.
Fresh baked pastries and breads, assortment of wraps and Panini’s, espresso, coffee and teas, soup, salads, chilled Vermont beverages; fine variety of local and imported wines, ready to consume specialty foods, gift selections from around the world.
Additional Fine Dining Establishments all an easy stroll or drive from Rosebelle's
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.
- Mae's Place, family menu,breakfast, lunch and dinner, located in center village
- Cattails, offers excellent family menu, two miles north of Brandon village
- Gourmet Provence, hot soups, hot panini’s, pastries, wine, hot and cold beverages
- 21 Center Street Bar and Grill, local on tap libations with lighter fare offered
- Li's Chinese Restaurant, offering excellent variety of oriental delights
- Vermont Soup & Sandwich, sandwiches, grinders, soup, chili and more
- Brandon House of Pizza, pizza, hot grinders, salads located in village center
Bicycling, Hiking or Walking Vermont
If you love bicycling, hiking and walking you'll will enjoy staying at Rosebelle’s Victorian 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
Vermont's Famous Covered Bridges.
Vermont has over 100 covered bridges throughout the state, some are privately owned.
Brandon Vermont Covered Bridge
You can explore 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.
Lake Champlain Maritime Museum
One of the best experiences visitors have at the Maritime Museum is meeting and talking with experts who are eager to share the history, ecology, and lore of the lake. This season visitors of all ages will have several opportunities each day for interactive experiences with members of the museum's staff and volunteers in exhibits around the campus.
Only 30 miles from Rosebelle’s, Information at www.lcmm.org
Location: 4472 Basin Harbor Road
Vermont Golfing at Neshobe
One of best local greens from Rosebelle’s only a mile plus to Neshobe Golf Course. Enjoy playing one of the most popular golf courses in Vermont and also known as one of the top 100 courses in New England.
Additionally gold information for professionals we are minutes away from Proctor-Pittsford course, Middlebury Ralph Myhre course, Killington Green Mountain National, Killington golf course and Rutland country club.
What else can we add?
Warren Kimble known as an Americas folk artist maintains a residence and continues an active studio showcasing his masterpieces, you can also find pieces at the Brandon artist guild and other locations in town www.warrenkimble.com.
In Brandon local folks quietly acknowledge Warren when in village his residence and studio are within walking distance from Rosebelle’s Inn.
Point of interest this stately Second French Mansard and Carriage House Barn now well known as Rosebelle’s Victorian Inn was previously owned and residence of the 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.
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 known as 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.
Vermont Summer Camps
Point CounterPoint Music Camp
Point CounterPoint was founded in 1963 on the shores of Lake Dunmore in Leicester, Vermont by the late Dr. Edwin Finckel, a New Jersey pianist, composer, and teacher.
Point CounterPoint Music Camp
In 2008, a new era began when Jenny and Steve Beck purchased Point CounterPoint. New programs populate the summer calendar. At the end of the summer, a one week camp (called Prelude) attracts the young chamber musicians (ages 8-13) who are looking for a shorter sleep-away camp experience.
Early fall, there is a 5 day Adult Chamber Music Workshop giving amateurs opportunity to play music with new friends in a camp-like environment. In June 2011, we launched New Music on The Point.
The newest of the music programs at PCP focuses on young adults ages 18 and older who are interested in new chamber music.
At this innovative program, young composers, instrumentalists and vocalists workshop and perform the newest of new chamber music.
The Keywaydin and Songadeewin Way
Keywaydin and Songadeewin is to live for a summer in a world largely unstructured and shaped only by nature itself... this is an adventure few are privileged to know.
Some find it on the open seas, some on themountainside. Keewaydin and Songadeewin
offers the spectacular woods of Green and White Mountains of New England, the secluded
waterways of the Adirondacks, and the unspoiled grandeur of the Canadian North as the backdrop for building strong, independent character while exposing young men and women to a bygone lifestyle.
Since 1893, Keewaydin has withstood the temptation of change, holding firm to what is dear of the past and leaving it untouched. Keewaydin and Songadeewins simplicity and special link to the undisturbed wilderness set our programs apart from traditional campexperiences.
This is the Keewaydin Way.
Lake Champlain Valley area boasts numerous summer camps for boys and girls below is list of four local
Camp Wachusetts, at Lake Bomoseen
Camp Betsy Cox, located in Pittsford
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
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 Historic Fort with deeper understanding of American History.
Fort Ticonderoga is approximately one hour from Rosebelle’s Inn; you will be required to take cable assisted ferry across narrow area of Lake Champlain.
Ferry operates May through October depending on weather perhaps consider crossing lake using the new Champlain Bridge.
While touring pristine Vermont take a few moments and discover historic Historical Sites including the Hubbardton Battlefield Vermont’s only revolutionary war era site.
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.
Henry Sheldon Museum is located in center village of Middlebury, easy walking distance to Middlebury College and other fine locations
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
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.
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.
Replica Gunboat Philadelphia Replica Schooner Lois McClure
Lake Champlain Maritime Museum