An eclectic range of food and beverages await, including everything from fun food trucks to fine dining. Rumbles Bistro and Bar is a great place to people watch on a sunny patio and to then have an upscale dinner later in the evening. Reks bar has long been a local favourite, serves great deli sandwiches and brings in well-known musical acts from the city. Chez Henri Restaurant & Bistro is in the classic French style and has been one of the iconic spots in the base area for decades.
A ten-minute drive from the resort base takes you to The Pitcher Inn, a Relais & Châteaux luxury hotel property in the incredibly photogenic hamlet of Warren. This well-known romantic inn offers unique lodging and exceptional dining on the banks of a babbling brook complete with waterfall. Rooms are individually themed, and the exceptional culinary offerings are complimented by an equally distinctive wine cellar.
Other worthwhile stops include Lawson’s Fine Liquids to get your craft beer fix and the Mad River Taste Place which carries all kinds of local offerings, including the many delectable cheeses for which Vermont is famous.
There is a history here that is both fascinating and inspiring. Historic towns, covered bridges, old world Instagram-worthy barns and quaint, centuries old buildings add an authenticity to the valley that you don’t get in purpose-built resorts and tourist destinations elsewhere. The people of the Mad River are equally charming and there is a friendly essence to the place that stands out and warms the heart. Sugarbush Resort and the Mad River Valley are simply gems, and a destination that deserves to be added to your bucket list of must visit places. ✈
Gain the freedom and flexibility of private jet travel.