Bus Day Options
We offer a variety of activities within a reasonable distance of the Inn. From wagon rides to antiques to historic villages and shopping, there is something for everyone near to the Kitzhof Inn. Some of our more popular group options are shown below, but we take great pride in customizing your itinerary to meet the needs and interests of the group.
Wilmington Day – Travel time 15 min.
This day might start with a farm presentation done by one of our authentic Vermonters, followed by a wagon ride. Lunch at the Inn and then off to the VT Natural History Museum, a 100 mile scenic overlook, and then shopping in the quaint Wilmington Village offering unique shops, art galleries, and local products, or an afternoon at Friesians of Majesty, an equestrian performance.
Bennington Day – Travel time 45 min.
There are a number of different attractions in Bennington, including the Bennington Art Center and Covered Bridge Museum, Bennington Museum which houses the largest public Grandma Moses Collection in the country, Hemmings Motor News car museum, the First Congregational Church tour including the Robert Frost Grave, the Bennington Battle Monument which is the tallest structure in Vermont and offers a 3 state view, the Park McCullough House tour, Camelot Village for shopping and antiques, and finally the Apple Barn for apple picking in the fall. Usually can cover at least 3 attractions in a day.
Brattleboro Day – Travel time 45 min.
This day brings us a view of the most photographed covered bridge in Vermont. Next we would visit the Grafton Cheese factory where you can watch cheese being made with an explanation of the process. A short stop at the outlets is possible or we head south for an afternoon at Yankee Candle or Kringle Candle.
Manchester Day – Travel time 1 ¼ hrs.
A visit to Hildene’s, the home of Robert Todd Lincoln is the highlight of this day. The tour includes a guided tour through the house, a leisurely tour of the formal gardens, and a birds’ eye view of the restored Pullman Car on the property. Enjoy a picnic lunch on the property and then on to Arlington to the Norman Rockwell Exhibition, and our last stop at the Village Peddler and Chocolatorium.
Central Vermont – Travel time 1 ½ - 2 hrs.
Here again we can offer a number of touring options. The Vermont Country Store in Weston is a well known business because of their catalog. The Calvin Coolidge (our 30th president) birthplace and homestead in Plymouth Notch is another popular spot. The White River Flyer is a 2 hour train ride which can be coupled with a stop at Quechee Gorge, a 165 ft natural ravine. Other attractions include the Vermont Marble Exhibit, Weston Priory, New England Maple Museum, and Wilson Castle.
Northern Massachusetts Day – Travel time 1 ¼-1 ½ hrs.
This day could begin with a tour of Historic Deerfield, a museum of New England history and architecture with a picnic lunch on the grounds. Next stop could be Yankee Candle or Kringle Candle or Magic Wings Butterfly Conservatory. Also doable but a little further away is Cathedral of the Pines, which is a non-denominational outdoor Cathedral dedicated to those who have lost their lives in service to their country. This can be coupled with Kringle Candle or Grafton Cheese.
Other options further north in Vermont can also be part of your schedule, but would require longer than a 2 hour bus ride each way. We also have put together schedules including an overnight stay in Northern Vermont as well as in Maine. Let us customize a trip for your group soon!