of Vermont River Samplers combine Vermont
Country Inns and exquisite rivers
for a classic adventure.
River Samplers meet at the Harrington House Inn on:
2013 Trip Dates
Sept 29-Oct 4
2011 Trip Price $1775.00
Requested Single Supplement: $225.00.
Private Bath: all evenings
Canoe Rental: included in trip
Airport Transfer: $85.00 one way
Day by Day Itinerary
Best of Vermont Sampler
Vermont River Sampler
5 day Inn based canoeing trip.
Inns and exquisite rivers combine for a classic adventure.
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.
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 VermontThe 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 hurry...to Friday's smiles and hugs.
BattenKill Canoe, Ltd.
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