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Maple Open House Weekend March 23-24, 2013

Posted on: March 11th, 2013 by Patti Eddington

Visit Southern Vermont Sugar Houses on March 23 – 24

Maple Sugar in Vermont

Saphouses will be open to the public offering tours, activities, and free samples of syrup. The sugarmakers are found in ten towns throughout the county so there’s bound to be one or two close to your place.

So put on your boots and spend the day enjoying Vermont during this unique season. Visit one or all of the participating sugarhouses as they partake in the springtime ritual of transforming sap into maple syrup. Start the weekend off at the Bennington Catamount Rotary club’s annual Pancake Breakfast fundraiser.    

 Just a few miles from the Eddington House Inn you will find several sugar houses where you can view the process, take a taste of Vermont’s special syrup and purchase some REAL Vermont syrup to take home.

Here are a few…but you can get more info at
Keith Armstrong
614 US 7, Bennington, VT 05201
Hours: 11:00 AM to 5 PM Saturday and Sunday
Activities: refreshments, trivia contest and a door prize
Directions: on US 7 3 ½ miles south of
VT 9 & US 7 intersection.
**Accessibility** ¼ mile walk form parking.

Maple Hill Maple
207 Maple Hill Road
Shaftsbury, VT 05262
Hours: 10 AM to 4 PM Saturday and Sunday
Activities: Maple treats, sap house tour.
Directions: RT. 7A , to Old Depot Road, ( 0.3 miles North of Chocolate Barn.), Old Depot Road, 0.6 miles to Maple Hill Road, Right fork UPHILL 0.2 miles, left at top of hill.


Mance’s Tree Farm

217 Holiday Drive
Shaftsbury, VT 05262
Hours: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM Saturday and Sunday
Activities: sugar on snow, syrup samples and syrup for sale
Reverse Osmosis demonstrations.
Directions: North on 7A from Bennington to South Shaftsbury
Left onto Cleveland Ave, next left onto Holliday Drive, we
are all the way at end of road. 

 We also heard from our neighbor Steve Bennett, just recently, that he is currently “boiling” and invites our guests to come visit.

We are stocking up on this Vermont specialty ourselves to make sure we have plenty for upcoming breakfasts here at the Eddington House. 

Vermont Maple Syrup

Posted on: March 16th, 2012 by Patti Eddington

 Vermont Maple Open House Weekend

This is your opportunity to visit local Vermont sugarhouses , learn about the maple syrup process and even taste the real thing – Vermont Maple Syrup. With little rain or snow this year – this annual “Mud Season” event will be enjoyed with a little less mud (but you might want to pack some boots just in case).

Bennington County Sugarmakers will be hosting their annual Maple Sunday Weekend on March 24-25, 2012. Spend the day enjoying Vermont and visit one or all of the participating sugarhouses as they transform sap into maple syrup. For a complete list of sugar houses to visit and directions visit Maple Sunday Weekend 2012.

Maple Syrup in Vermont

Posted on: March 17th, 2011 by Patti Eddington

Maple Sugar Open House Weekend

I just discovered a wonderful website to assist you with your Maple Sugar House visits sponsored by the Bennington County Sugarmakers Association.  This site is  The Bennington County Sugarmakers Association (BCSA) is a group of maple producers who have joined together to share their ideas and their love for making maple products.

Each spring the cold nights and the warm days cause the Maple Sap to flow. Families throughout the county gather that sap, boil it down, and produce some of the best maple syrup in Vermont.

As part of the Vermont Maple Open House weekend the Bennington County Sugarmakers will be hosting their annual “Maple Sunday (Weekend)” on March 19-20, 2011.  Saphouses will be open to the public offering tours, activities, and free samples of syrup. These sugar houses are all located in Bennington County and some just a few miles from the inn.   

So put on your boots and spend the day enjoying Vermont during this unique season.

Vermont Maple Syrup…it’s the season

Posted on: March 7th, 2011 by Patti Eddington

Vermont Maple Syrup

Warm days and cold nights …’s Maple Sugaring Season here in Southern Vermont.  The North Bennington area has several local sugarhouses gearing up for Vermont maple syrup production.

Visit our neighbors the Mance Family Tree Farm at 217 Holliday Drive in Shaftsbury, VT just around the corner from the inn toward Route 7A.
Dave will be open on Saturday & Sunday March 19 & 20 and offers
wood fired evaporator and reverse osmosis. Boiling demonstration and guided tour of how maple syrup is made Sample syrup and sugar on snow (Sunday only). Syrup for sale. 10 AM- 4PM both days. Sugarhouse phone 802-442-5263.
Directions from the inn.  Right on Route 67 (past Kevins).  Right at the stop sign onto Route 67 about 1.5 miles. Right onto Cleveland Ave., next left onto Holliday Drive. Sugar House is at the very end of the road.

We also encourage you to visit our friends Rick & Greer Kobik at Maple Hill Maple located at 207 Maple Hill Road in Shaftsbury who will also be open both Saturday March 19 & Sunday March 20.  They invite you to see how maple syrup is made on a wood fired evaporator. Free maple samples and treats. Open 10AM to 4PM Sat. & Sun. Maple syrup for sale.
Directions from the inn…Right on 67 past Kevins, over the railroad tracks to the stop sign.  Right on RT 67A for 2 miles then left on Route 7A for about 6 miles.  Take a right on Old Depot Road(0.3 miles North of Chocolate Barn), go 0.6 miles to Maple Hill Road, right fork uphill 0.2 miles, driveway on left at top of hill.

The Tenth Annual Vermont Maple Open House Weekend will be held at sugarhouses throughout Vermont, March 19 and 20, 2011, a great time for a Vermont Getaway. The Open House Weekend is the public celebration of the maple syrup season in Vermont and an opportunity for the public to visit one or more “sugarhouses” throughout the state to learn about Vermont’s first agricultural crop of the year.  Vermont is the largest U.S. producer of maple syrup and produced 920,000 gallons of syrup in 2009. There are approximately 2000 maple producers in Vermont.

If you can’t make it to Vermont on March 19 & 20th….The Armstrong Family in Pownal have been welcoming our guests for several years and we will be happy to make a phone call to arrange a visit for you throughout the month of March.

Happy Stuffed French Toast:)!!!!