Craftsbury Common, Vermont

 

What To Do

Craftsbury is a small rural town with a lot going on.  An amazing farm to table food movement has sprung up in the past five years, centering around Pete’s Greens, Jasper Hill Farm, High Mowing Organic Seeds and Vermont Soy.  Many smaller farms produce sheep milk cheese, organic cows milk, and grass fed beef.  Most farms welcome visitors, as do craft breweries and distilleries.

Little Hosmer Pond is across the road from the b&b.  Big Hosmer – and the Craftsbury Oudoor Center – is a mile away.  Both are quiet largely undeveloped lakes where you can see loons, blue herons, osprey and an occasional bald eagle.  They are perfect for sculling, canoeing and kayaking.  The Black River, which flows north towards Lake Memphremagog on the Canadian border, is close by.

The photo of a loon nesting on Little Hosmer Pond was taken by Adriane Colburn, an artist whose family has had a camp on the lake for over 100 years(www.adrianecolburn.com).

 

Our neighbor, the Craftsbury Outdoor Center, has over 100k of x-country ski trails that wind through the fields and woods connecting Craftsbury with Greensboro.  You can ski out the door from the b&b.  In addition, the Center is making snow, so there’s skiing from mid November through March on trails ringing the Center.  The Center also hosts major collegiate and national ski races throughout the winter.

 

The b&b is home to an awesome upland hunting dog, Sam (Diamond Brooks Super Sambo MH QAA), a black Labrador retriever.  Guided pheasant hunts in nearby Morrisville can be arranged.

Spend a lazy afternoon fishing on Little Hosmer.   Run, bike or walk on country roads or mountain bike on the Outdoor Center’s trails (rentals available). Or lie in the hammock and read a good book.  Or sit on the terrace and write a good book, as one of our first guests did this summer.