owntown Wilmington, Vermont is the quintessential Vermont village with quaint shops, restaurants and old-world charm. In 1751 the town was chartered by Benning Wentworth, Governor of New Hampshire—interestingly, the town charter predates the state’s acceptance to the Union by 40 years. Over 250 years later Wilmington is an alluring tourism center in the heart of the Deerfield Valley.
Guests at the Vermont House can easily walk to downtown restaurants and shops like the famous Dot’s Restaurant, art galleries and the 1836 Country Store. Directly across Route 9, in front of the Vermont House, is one of the most unique and historical buildings in town—Memorial Hall. Memorial hall is one of the most significant architectural buildings in the state and was designed by the firm McKim, Mead and White at the turn of the 20th century. McKim, Mead and White were also responsible for redesigning the East and West wings of the White House, the Boston Public Library and the main campus of Columbia University among others. The acoustically brilliant Memorial Hall is still in use to this day and is available for private rentals and parties.
For the outdoor enthusiast, the Vermont House is just a short drive from the marina at Lake Whitingham, the Valley Trail (hiking throughout the Deerfield Valley), the Hermitage Club and Mt. Snow. Guests at any Hermitage property have access to amenities like private skiing at Haystack Mountain (available through the Hermitage Inn), spa services, ice skating, snow tubing, hiking, cross country skiing and swimming at Brook Bound and the Inn at Sawmill Farm.