Romantic Getaways in Vermont: The Norwich Inn

 

 

Romantic Getaways in Vermont: The Norwich Inn

romantic getaways in vermontNew England’s Upper Valley is filled with absorbing history, awe-inspiring natural beauty, and undeniably romantic inns, which is why couples from across the region flock to the neighboring riverfront communities of Norwich and Hanover for well-deserved romantic getaways in Vermont. Nestled in the heart of Norwich, VT, rests The Norwich Inn, one of the most romantic hotels near Dartmouth College. The Norwich Inn is immersed in history and elegance as it was established in 1797 by Dartmouth graduate Colonel Jasper Murdock. Our alluring Vermont inn not only features three properties highlighted by dozens of visually-striking guest rooms, but you and your sweetheart can also enjoy refreshing housemade Jasper Murdock Ales and fine on-site dining.

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The Norwich Inn remains one of the only romantic getaways in Vermont that’s within 1.3 miles of an Ivy League school, a popular recreational body of water, and one of the premier staples in the baking industry: King Arthur Flour. Whether you’re hoping to bake with the pros at world-famous King Arthur Flour, paddle through the tranquil Connecticut River, or embark on a tour of Dartmouth College, The Norwich Inn is the ideal “home base” for your romantic escape to the Upper Valley.

Couples-Friendly Activities

For those who’re looking for a “taste” of adventure during your visit to the Upper Valley, we recommend kayaking along the Connecticut River, rock climbing in the Green Mountains, and hiking on the Gile Mountain Trail. Enroll in King Arthur Flour’s baking school, stroll through the Norwich Farmers Market in search of fresh vegetables, unique crafts, and gorgeous flowers, and observe award-winning artworks at the Hood Museum of Art before retreating to The Norwich Inn for dinner, craft beer, and sophisticated relaxation.

Fine Dining and Housemade Craft Beer

romantic getaways in vermontChoose between a romantic, elegant experience inside The Dining Room or a casual yet scenic meal on The Patio to commemorate your anniversary, engagement, honeymoon, or spontaneous escape. There’s something for every palate here at The Norwich Inn thanks to Executive Chef Scott Liberty’s creative, newly-transformed menu, which is highlighted by a 100 percent grass-fed filet mignon and fresh-caught Faroe Island salmon. Take a step back in time inside our subtly-luxurious yet old-world Dining Room before slipping over to The Pub for a pint of award-winning craft beer, most notably the “Whistling Pig Red Ale,” our game-changing Irish classic. Visit this website for an up-date tap list. You never know what our talented brewers are whipping together on a given day, but fans of experimental IPAs, malty Scottish ales, and robust stouts are in for a real treat!

Charming Accommodations

romantic getaways in vermontOne of the most important aspects of a romantic getaway, especially to a historic, serene city such as Norwich, VT, is the overnight lodging. Luckily for you, all other romantic getaways in Vermont cannot match our historic charm, on-site amenities, and lavish, visually-appealing guest rooms. Choose between our 129-year-old Main Inn, pet-friendly Ivy Lodge, and newly-renovated Walker House, and simply sit back, relax, and bask in the old-world charm. We provide the allure of a top-rated bed-and-breakfast, the on-site amenities of a five-star resort, and the service of an award-winning hotel. Browse through our specialty packages to book an all-inclusive package that includes a dinner for two, champagne, chocolate-covered strawberries, and so much more!

Bread & Brew Weekends at The Norwich Inn

Bread & Brew Weekends at The Norwich Inn

The Norwich Inn encourages foodies to embark on a unique culinary and craft beer journey in the heart of the Upper Valley. Our historic inn, established in 1797, has been a craft brewing staple in the community since 1993 when our own brew made its debut, the Inn’s Jasper Murdock Alehouse. Jasper Murdock Brewery, one of the oldest and best breweries in Vermont, is a short drive from King Arthur Flour, Dartmouth College, and all of the top things to do in Hanover, NH. Craft beer aficionados and devout foodies visit the historic communities of Norwich, VT, and nearby Hanover for the many distinct tastes of the Upper Valley. And now Executive Chef Scott Liberty and Brew Master Jeremy Hebert are partnering with local staples King Arthur Flour, SILO Distillery, and Vermont Farmstead Cheese Company to provide travelers with a once-in-a-lifetime experience: Bread & Brew Weekends.

Brewer’s Reception: Beer & Cheese Tasting

Each Bread & Brew Weekend will begin with a Brewer’s Reception for arriving guests. The reception includes a grand beer and cheese tasting. You’ll have the opportunity to sample several award-winning Jasper Murdock Ales, including the always approachable Whistling Pig Red Ale, brewed on-site by Hebert. The eclectic mix of rare cheese will be provided by talented cheesemaker Rick Woods at Vermont Farmstead Cheese Company. The group will also learn about the brewing process during Hebert’s craft beer orientation – an educational and delicious visit to the brewery that we like to call the “tasting of the tanks.”

Customized Baking Class at King Arthur Flour

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Bread & Brew Weekends truly bring the area’s most talented artisans together. Those who participate in the weekend package, which includes a two-night stay for two, will have the option of enrolling in a customized baking class at nearby King Arthur Flour, originally founded in 1790. You’ll make fresh beer bread, using only local ingredients (including select Jasper Murdock Ales). We promise that you’ll return home with a recipe that will be used time after time for friends and family.

Distilled Spirits Tasting at SILO Distillery

Yes, The Norwich Inn is one of the best breweries in Vermont, but that doesn’t mean we don’t also love craft distilleries. We’ve teamed up with one of the best: SILO Distillery from nearby Windsor, VT. This optional distilled spirits and cheese tasting is a lot of fun, especially for fans of “farm-to-barn-to-bottle” methodology.

Saturday Night Brewer Banquet

As far as Vermont weekend getaways are concerned, it doesn’t get much better than craft beer, homemade beer bread, artisan cheese, and distilled spirits in a historic inn. The “main event” of Bread & Brew Weekends is the Saturday Night Brewer Banquet featuring delicious culinary creations from our Executive Chef Scott Liberty. Liberty, Hebert, and their talented team members have a festive and genuinely unique experience planned. The creative New England fare will be paired with generous samplings of Jasper Murdock Ales. Hebert is a perfectionist, artist, and craftsman – you’ll have the opportunity to try all eight of his rotating taps plus our house staple, the Whistling Pig Red Ale. You never know what he’ll be brewing upon your arrival. We currently have an American porter, Scottish ale, amber lager, and a cranberry spice ale on tap (among many others).

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This extraordinary event is the perfect opportunity to taste the Upper Valley’s best craft beer, artisan cheese, and homemade bread while exploring the area’s top attractions, all within close proximity to The Norwich Inn. There is still limited availability for our ever-popular Bread & Brew Weekends here in Norwich, VT, so please give us a call today at 1-802-649-1143 to book a well-deserved dream Vermont vacation.