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Back dirt road in fall

Foliage Activities In and Around Stowe

vermont-backroad-in-fallSterling Ridge Log Cabins, located only 30 minutes from Stowe, has Foliage activities for everyone! There may be no better way to describe Vermont in October and its unspoiled landscape of green that bursts into a breathtaking palette of apricot, crimson, plum, scarlet, and ochre than, spectacular! Nature dazzles with her brilliant show every autumn in the northeast, and Sterling Ridge Resort has front row seats! Along with our proximity to Stowe for fun activites, our acres of meadows and hills, pond that reflects nature’s splendor, and our unparalleled view of the mountains make Sterling Ridge a leaf-peepers paradise.

There are several options for viewing the spectacle of the transition from summer to Autumn in the Stowe area. Pick one of  countless scenic drives to take in the changing of the seasons. One of our favorites incorporates a number of quaint covered bridges that dot the Vermont countryside. For a description of one such covered bridge and foliage tour, click HERE.  You don’t have to go all the way to Stowe – even though the drive on 108 through Smugglers’ Notch Pass is beautiful, go for a drive on the Pleasant Valley Road in Cambridge, VT.

Want a bit of adventure to see the changing of the colors? Try a bird’s eye view of the changing of the seasons. Those with a need for a thrill, would likely enjoy checking out Vermont’s showy change of seasons from the air. For the pinnacle of leaf peeping, take the ride of a lifetime on a glider with Stowe Soaring! For more information on this truly special experience, go to http://www.stowesoaring.com/.

Do you like a little mystery? Enjoy solving a puzzle? In Stowe, visit the Percy Farm Corn Maze right off of Vermont RT 108. The Percy corn maze is open from mid-summer through late fall. Another option, from now until Oct. 18th, the Great Vermont Corn Maze! It is just a 1 hour trip from Sterling Ridge Log Cabin Resort to North Danville, VT! This truly unique maze changes every year and will keep you on your toes! Situated on 10 acres of a dairy farm, there are about three miles of trails surrounded by walls of corn. Plan on a bit of a workout and spending 2-5 hours solving the maze and enjoying the many other attractions on the farm. For more information, visit http://www.vermontcornmaze.com/index.html.

At the end of your day, relax in one of Sterling Ridge Resort’s beautiful log cabins. Light a fire in your fire pit, cook a meal in your fully equipped kitchen, and relish the beauty of nature. Take advantage of our mid-week specials, breathe in the clean, Vermont air, and fall in love with Fall!

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Apples and Log Cabins in Vermont

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At Sterling Ridge Log Cabins, September in Vermont means a remarkable change of seasons and an abundant crop of APPLES! Vermont hosts countless varieties of apples grown here, which make perfect way to celebrate the bounty and beauty of fall in Vermont.

An apple a day may keep the doctor away, but why stop at just one? The orchards near Sterling Ridge Log Cabins are brimming with juicy apples this time of year, just ripe for the picking! And munching and baking and cider-making…

In Williston, the Adams Apple Orchard and Farm Market has something for everyone this September and throughout the fall. From its humble beginnings a quarter of a century ago as a small apple orchard, it has grown into a country farm offering quality produce, baked goods, specialty products, and even crafts and toys! If you’re a music lover, plan to visit the Adams Apple Orchard and Farm Market on September 19th when Roots 7, a Vermont a cappella group, will perform two afternoon shows with the orchard as a backdrop for their beautiful melodies.

The Chapin Farm and Orchard in Essex, Vermont is also just a short drive from our cozy cabins at Sterling Ridge.  Offering several varieties of apples, the folks at the Chapin Farm also invite you to  watch them make cider using their renovated antique press. Looking for something with a little more kick? They also host one or two cider pressings towards the end of the season for people that want to make their own hard cider.

Like Sterling Ridge Resort and Log Cabins, apple orchards are a perfect destination for families. Located on an island in scenic Lake Champlain, The Allenholm Farm has everything from a “Petting Paddock,” to delicious homemade pies. Their specialty is a soft-serve treat known as a Maple Creemee, is made with pure Vermont maple syrup. And did we mention, apples?

So bring your family to spend a few days in one of our cabins and together take advantage of all Vermont has to offer this September. It’s as American as apple pie!

 

 

 

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5 August Festivals You Must Attend

Vermont car showThere sure are a lot of “Fs” in August around Sterling Ridge Resort! No—really! Because in our beautiful neck of the woods, August has Festivals, Fairs, Food, Flea markets and old-Fashioned Fun!

The 7th annual Festival of the Arts, sponsored by the Cambridge Arts Council, will be held just down the road from Sterling Ridge Resort and Log Cabins on August 8th. This wonderful event will take place on Main Street in the charming Village of Jeffersonville and will feature an array of fine art.

A truly special and unique event, the Lake Champlain Maritime Festival, has something for everyone. A four day celebration of “all things maritime,” the festival was given the distinction of being among the top ten summer events in Vermont by the Vermont Chamber of Commerce last year. Held in Burlington, you’re invited to meander along the shores of beautiful Lake Champlain to see classic boats, long boats, canoes, kayaks and more! There will be music and several shows that can’t be missed. Garrison Keillor brings his America the Beautiful Tour from the Prairie Home Companion to the show on August 6th. Go to www.lcmfestival.com for more information about this fantastic family event.

And there is something for auto enthusiasts, too! On August 7th through the 9th, antique auto buffs will want to head to Stowe for the 58th Annual Antique and Classic Car meet. This year, over 800 cars are expected to be on display, along with food concessions and a giant automotive flea market.

Also just a stone’s throw from our cozy log cabins at Sterling Ridge Resort is the Cambridge Music Festival, to be held on Saturday, August 29th in Jeffersonville. The event features New England based musicians, singers, and songwriters and all proceeds from this fantastic event benefit a local organization that supports the community. Enjoy great music while supporting a truly worthy cause.

Looking for a last hurrah before the kids go back to the classroom? The Champlain Valley Fair is the perfect way to celebrate the end of summer vacation. A part of the Champlain Valley Exposition, this wonderful tradition will be held from August 28th through September 6th. The fairground is in Essex Junction and features a midway, concerts, competitions and plenty of food and drink.

Call to reserve one of our wonderful cabins and enjoy all the August festivities in this unspoiled corner of New England. We just have one word for August in Vermont: Fabulous!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pool

Summer Living at Sterling Ridge

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Looking for a Vermont resort with pool? Pool? Yes! At long last… it’s summer at Sterling Ridge Log Cabins in Vermont!  There were times during this last winter when we doubted we’d ever see those lazy of summer again, too—but the sun is out, and we are, too!

There is something so wonderfully carefree about the warmer weather; something so rejuvenating about leaving the house (or, even better, the log cabin!) without boots and hats and layers upon layers of clothing; something beautifully childlike about the joy that summer brings.

At Sterling Ridge Resort and Log Cabins, we savor the beautiful summer days in Vermont and invite you to join us in enjoying all this area has to offer! There are so many ways to enjoy the great outdoors here; we hardly know where to begin…

The snows of winter helped to feed the Lamoille River this spring. Canoe or kayak down the Lamoille at your leisure-take in the sights; pause for an old fashioned picnic along its banks, or plunge into the cool waters. Vermont Canoe and Kayak offers many options, and we have paddleboards, too! Check out the Sterling Ridge Resort and Log Cabins Stay and Paddle package. It’s like having your cake and eating it, too!

Nothing appeals to the kid in us as much as a swimming pool on a hot summer day. A Vermont resort with a pool? Yes! We’ve got that covered, too! Whether for a quick dip, an afternoon of non-stop paddling (and the occasional cannonball), or just lounging with a book pool-side, our pool is ready and waiting!

Not every activity revolves around water at Sterling Ridge Resort. For landlubbers and animal-lovers craving a fun-in-the-sun activity, might we suggest horseback riding? Horseback riding in the Green Mountain foothills is another memorable way to take in the breathtaking scenery of the meadows, woods and mountains. Lajoie Stables in Jeffersonville is a family owned business offering guided tours for all riding levels. Giddy up!

Summer comes and goes so quickly! Join us at Sterling Ridge to make this summer your most memorable ever.

 

A Vermont Wedding Come True

Customize your own wedding.

Customize your own wedding.

We are never so honored as when a couple chooses to have their wedding in Vermont at Sterling Ridge Resort. A wedding is the most important invent in a couple’s lives. Each one is as special and as beautiful as the couples themselves, and bring with them a lifetime of wonderful memories.

The view of the mountains makes for a magnificent backdrop for couples tying the knot (though never more breathtaking than the bride, of course!) We love to see the creative ways couples make their special day more memorable still. Whether the wedding is an elegant and formal affair or more on the relaxed and casual side; whether a small and intimate or a large gathering of family and friends; Sterling Ridge Resort is a perfect destination. Our beautiful property is at once a stunning setting and a blank canvas for all of the things that make our couples special—no cookie cutter weddings here!

Beyond the beauty of Sterling Ridge Resort, our couples point to the advantage of having our inviting log cabins for their wedding party and guests. They offer privacy, room for families and a wonderful vacation retreat for everyone involved in the wedding. We have cabins nestled in the woods that can accommodate singles, couples and families – including the family pet – comfortably. In addition to our well-appointed log cabins, our resort offers other special accommodations, including the Pond House (not surprisingly situation at the edge of our beautiful pond); the Mansfield House with 2500 square feet with spectacular views of Mansfield Mountain; and of course our “Dream Cabin” a fabulous custom log cabin home built for Field and Stream Magazine.

Sterling Ridge is first and foremost a family resort and our guests become a part of our extended family. It’s no wonder that many of the couples married here return year after year, often with their growing families. Begin your life together with a romantic dream wedding at our beautiful resort. And welcome to the family!