The Governor's House in Hyde Park

Area Activities


Hyde Park Opera House
Just a two-minute walk across the street, the Lamoille County Players present a series of theater productions in the summer and fall. Enjoy a pre-theater al fresco supper on the lawn at The Governor's House before the preformance. Please check our calendar of events for dates and details.

Burklyn Ballet
Nearby Johnson State College is the summer home of the Burklyn Ballet Theatre and School. Performances every Saturday evening July 2 - August 6, 2005.

Helen Day Art Center
Located in the center of Stowe, the museum offers a year-round schedule of exhibitions and programs for adults and children.

Stowe Theatre Guild
A summer series is presented in the Stowe Town Hall Theatre. Please see our calendar of events for the schedule.
802 253-3961

Shelburne Museum
Superb collectin of American design on 45 acres: fine art, and folk art. Everything from samplers and teacups to covered bridges and lighthouses! Open 10 - 5 daily, May 1 -October 31. $18, children $9. One hour away near Burlington. 802 985-3346

Local Attractions

Boyden Valley Winery
Tours and wine tastings at Boyden Valley Winery
Route 104, Cambridge
802 644-8151
Check our specials page for some great deals.

Laughing Moon Chocolates
Delicious hand-dipped chocolates. Take a tour Mon. - Fri. 10-5 and watch a demonstration of hand-dipping at 2 p.m. Depot Street, Stowe 802 253-9591

Charlie Horse Carriage Rides
Romantic carriage rides through Hyde Park Village.
802 888-2804 E-mail:

Vermont Ski Museum
Main Street, Stowe Village
11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
802 253-9911

Gondola at Stowe Mountain Resort
Ride the gondola up Mount Mansfield for stunning views of the Champlain Valley and the Adirondack Mountains. Have lunch at the Cliff House Restaurant. Hiking trails.
$11.00 round trip, $7.00 6-12 year-olds, $9.00 seniors
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. June 15 - October 13
802 253-3500

Auto Toll Road
Drive the 3.7 mile zigzazzing road to the top of Mount Mansfield and see the Champlaine Valley and the Adirondack Moountains.
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. May 31 - October 13
$15 per car ($4 per person over 6 persons)
$8 per motorcycle
802 253-3500

Alpine Slide
Take the 2,300-foot Alpine slide down Spruce Peak at Stowe Mountain Resort. 10:00 a.m. - 5:oo p.m., June 15 - September 2 and weekends only September 7 - October 13.
802 253-3500

Stowe Recreation Path
Three easy miles up the mountain road. Great for biking with kids.

Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream
Take a 30-minute tour of the Ben & Jerry's Factory.
Nov. - May 10-5, June 9-5, July - Late Aug. 9-8, Late Aug. - Oct. 9-6.
$2.00, seniors $1.75, kids 12 & younger free
866-258-6877 (tollfree)

Cabot Visitors' Center
See how Cabot Chaddar cheese is made and enjoy generous free tastings of cheese and other dairy products.
800 837-4261

Vermont Clay Studio
Make your own pottery
802 244-1126

Little River HotGlass
Watch glass-blowing in the studio & visit the retail shop.
Thurs. - Mon. 10 - 5, Sunday 12 - 5. Free.

The Painting Place
Paint your own pottery
Stowe Village
802 253-7753

Mansion House Maple Syrup
Visit a working sugar house in nearby Johnson.
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. during sugaring season (usually March & April)

Rock of Ages
Tour the world's largest granite quarry founded in 1885. 800 748-6877.

Cut Your Own Christmas Tree
Take home a fresh Christmas tree from Vermont. Paine's will make it easy, even if you want to have it shipped. Visit out SPECIALS page for a package including a fresh tree.


Head north to Montreal for the day. It is only a two-hour drive to this world class French-speaking city with a wealth of historic and cultural activities and great shopping. Passport or birth certificate is required for border crossing into Canada.

St. Johnsbury & Fairbanks Museum
Opened in 1891, the Fairbanks Museum was one of the first teaching museums in the nation.In addition to the vast collection, you'll find Vermont's only planatarium all inside this massive Victorian architectural masterpiece. Tues - Sat. 9-5, Sun. 1-5. 802 748-2372.
The St. Johnsbury Atheneum is a 19th-Century architectural gem housing a library and first-class collection of American paintings. Weekdays 10-5:30, Sat. 9:30-4. 802 748-8291

On the shore of Lake Champlain and home of Ben & Jerry's, this small city with a "college town" atmosphere and unique, lively down-town mall also has the Ethan Allen Homestead Museum, Shelburne Farms, and the Shelburne Museum.

Glider Rides

Stowe Soaring
Glider rides are available at the Stowe-Morrisville Airport
Daily May - October. Instruction available
802 888-7845 or 800 898-7845

Hot Air Ballooning

Stoweflake Mountain Resort
802 253-7355


Long Trail
The 270-mile footpath follows the main ridge of the Green Mountains from Massachusetts to Canada. Built between 1910 & 1930, it's the oldest long-distance hiking trail in the country. There are 175 miles on its 82 side trails. Guides and maps available. 802 244-7037

Hyde Park Trail

Smugglers' Notch State Park

Sterling Falls Gorge

Wiessner Woods Trails


Vermont's first marked mountain-bike trail

Stowe Recreation Path
This easy three miles up the mountain road is ideal for biking.


Lamoille River
Fly fishing on the Lamoille River a short walk from the inn.

Catamount Fishing
Catamount Fishing Adventures offers guided fly-fishig, spinfishing & ice fishing trips. Three-day fly-fishing school. All abilities welcome. All equipment provided. 802 253-8500

Canoe & Kayak

Lamoille River

Eden Lake

Green River Resevoir

Umiak Outfitters
Canoe and kayak tours
802 253-2317

Green River Canoe & Kayak
Daily rentals with shuttles.
Guided trips
Guided trip to Boyden Velley Winery
802 644-8336 or 802 644-8714(waterfront)

Kayak Rolling Lessons
Umiac offers kayak rolling lessons
Wednesdays 5:30 - 8:00
$35 plus $10 pool fee
Advance reservations 802 253-2317


Stowe Country Club
18-hole championship golf course
40-acra practice facility
802 253-4893

Country Club of Vermont
802 244-1800

Miniature Golf
Stowe Golf Park offers an 18-hole miniature golf course open May - October 10:00 - 9:30.


Mt. View Equestrian
802 888-9464

Edson Hill Riding Stable
802 253-8954


Green Mountain Dog Sled Adventures
Enjoy a 3-hour private tour with an experienced musher and a team of enthusiastic Alaskan Huskies. $180 - $290 By appointment 802 888-8911 or 802 793-6220. Or see our Specials page for a discounted package including your stay at The Governor's House and a great dogsled adventure.

Eden Mountain Lodge
2-3 hour 10 run on mountaintop trail
$195 (2 passengers), reservations necessary, mid-week specials
802 635-9077 tollfree: 866 333-6563


Snowing shoeing right from our door
Bring your own equipment and following the VAST trail along the Lamoille River for spectacular mountain scenery.

Umiac Outfitters
Rental equipment, instruction and snowshow tours: everything from Ben&Jerry's Snowshoe and Ice Cream Too Tour to a romanbtic moomlit ramble which ends in from of the fire with a cheese and chocolate fondue dinner.

Craftsbury Outdoor Center
Rentals & instruction
802 586-7767

Edson Hill
Enjoy a romantic ride for two.

Sleigh Rides

Charlie Horse Sleigh Rides
Take a roamntic sleigh ride, right in Hyde Park.
802 888-6888.

Stoweflake Resort

Trapp Family Lodge

Ice Skating

Ice Skating
Ice skate year round at CREW indoor arena. Skates available for rent.

Cross-Country Skiing

Cross-Country right from our door
Bring your own equipment and ski from The Governor's House on miles of trails along the beautiful Lamoille River.

Hyde Park X-Country Ski Path
There's no charge to use this beautifully groomed local trail.

Craftsbury Outdoor Center
85 km of groomed trails plus 50 km of back country trails. Rentals & instruction. 802 586-7767.

Trapp Family Lodge
Over 100 km of groomed and back-country trails. Instruction & rentals. 800 826-7000

Stowe Mountain Resort
A pass to the touring center allows you to ride the Toll House chairlift and access trails higher up the mountain.

Smugglers' Notch
A great solution if some of the family wants to ski or snowboard because Smugglers' Notch offers it all.
Free daily bus from Hyde Park and return. (ski season only)
800 253-2754


Stowe Ski Resort
World-class ski resort at Mount Mansfield
25-minute drive to lifts. For infornamtion or discount tickets in advance on line:

Smugglers' Notch Ski Resort
America's family resort with 72 trails
25 minute drive to lifts
Free daily bus service from Hyde Park to Sumgglers' Notch and return. (ski season only)

Jay Peak
More natural snowfall than any other Eastern resort
45 minute drive

Mad River Glen
1 hour drive

1 hour drive


The Governor's House is adjacent to the VAST trail between Morrisville and Johnson.

Nichols Snowmobile Rentals
$50.00 per hour
9:00 a.a.- 3:00 p.m.
Driver must be at least 18 years old.
802 253-7239

Smugglers' Notch Snowmobile
Snowmobile along Vermont's rivers and up mountains on guided tours.
instruction provided.
Custom tours day or night.
1 hr. single $60, double $80
2 hr. single $9, double $130
802 644-8146


The Buggyman Antiques
Something for everyone, but the serious collector won't be disappointed.
Route 15, Johnson. 802-635-2110. Open daily 10-5.

Bryan Memorial Gallery
Main St., Jeffersonville 802-644-5100

Rober Paul Galleries
394 Mounatin Road, Stowe 800 873-3791

West Branch Gallery & Sculpture Park
17 Towne Farm Lane, Stowe 802 253-8943


The Miller's Thumb
4 Main St., Greensboro A collection of worldly goods & Vermont treasures for your family, freinds, home & garden in an 1850's gristmill. Italian ottery. Open daily except mud season when you should call ahead. 802 533.2960/ 800 680-7886.

Night Clubs

Rusty Nail
Live Music
802 253-6245

The Matterhorn
Live music
802 253-8198

100 Main Street • Hyde Park, VT 05655
phone: 802-888-6888 • toll free: 866-800-6888