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Best of Vermont River Samplers combine Vermont Country Inns and exquisite rivers
for a classic adventure.

Vermont River Samplers meet at the Harrington House Inn on:

2013 Trip Dates
June 23-28
July 14-19
Aug 4-9
Aug 18-23

Sept 22-27
Sept 29-Oct 4

2011 Trip Price $1775.00

Requested Single Supplement: $225.00.
Private Bath: all evenings

Canoe Rental: included in trip price
Airport Transfer: $85.00 one way

Trip Notes
Day by Day Itinerary
Best of Vermont Sampler


Vermont River Sampler

5 day Inn based canoeing trip.

Classic Vermont Inns and exquisite rivers combine for a classic adventure.

Vermont is a kaleidoscope of rustic and panoramic beauty, nowhere more splendidly
experienced than from the vantage point of a canoe. Our Inn-to-Inn Vermont River Sampler is a classic adventure. Canoe the best of Vermont as part of a free-spirited band of travelers, moving from river to river and inn to inn. Our days are simple and loosely structured, and evenings at the inns are relaxed and laid-back.

The total experience is a tapestry: Some of the threads reveal an outdoors of swimming holes, sunny rocks, soft forests, spectacular waterfalls and exquisite picnics; other threads describe an indoors of fine table linen, antiques and handmade quilts, fine food graciously served, and surroundings rubbed soft and mellow by many seasons of hospitality.
We gather together Sunday evening at the Three Stallion Inn, a Vermont coutnry inn nesteld near the quiet village of Randolph. Originally a farmhouse on a working stock farm the inn now combines charm and friendliness to capture the distinct character of rural Vermont
The village is a hidden treasure that most would never find on their own. It is pure "Vermont". Its secluded location makes it a favorite with our guests.

Monday after breakfast we head north to the Winooski River, with its deep gorges and fine views. Put in is at a rocky gorge, a place where the water is quiet and the surroundings hint at the magnificent scenery to come. Our paddling begins on easy water, enjoying distant mountain views that include Mount Mansfield and Camel's Hump.
Monday evening we arrive in Stowe, one of Vermont's most famed ski towns.

Tuesday we're off to the Lamoille River, with its secluded scenery and comfortable paddling on water that varies from lazy to quick. By mid day we arrive at the spectacular Dogs Head and Sloping Falls waterfalls. The soothing noise of rushing water and the intricate arrangement of crags, gullies, cracks and holes set the scene as we lay back against our canoes, sunning, eating and enjoying. We continue north into the Northeast Kingdom, an unspoiled area that many consider to be the rural jewel in our state's crown.

On Wednesday we have some wonderful choices. We can spend the day on one of two stretches of the Missisquoi, a lazy river which loops into Canada, or we may travel to the upper waters of the Connecticut River. Here we find ourselves well north of civilization, with the exception of a few farms. At the end of the day we return to the Village House Inn for another relaxing evening in this enchanted corner of the state.

Thursday continues as our "whatever-we-want-to-do" day in the heart of the Northeast Kingdom. The isolated Clyde, if that is our choice, boasts what we think is the finest paddle in the entire state...a section that is gorgeous and magical all the way. We may choose to canoe a section of the Black river with it's quick water and quiet water passing through quiet forests and a wildlife sanctuary.

We end our journey where we began at the Three Stallion Inn. We will have time to relax on the lawn, go for a walk, or enjoy the hot tub before we gather for our final dinner together.The Three Stallion Inn strives to create an atmosphere of years gone by and is a welcome haven after our journey deep into the fabric of Vermont. When we retire for the evening, we'll appreciate the meticulous attention to detail and decorative creativity that has been provided to ensure our comfort.

Friday is saved for the White, one of the besst loved canoe runs in all of New England. The White is lively and sweet, a clean, bouldery river in an unspoiled valley. Everywhere you look, the White's crystal clear water tumbles between easy ledges and deep pools. By the end of the week, we guarantee that you'll have unwound on the Vermont Sampler. Many guests describe it as a metamorphosis, widening from Sunday's narrow focus of worry and Friday's smiles and hugs.

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