D&D Travel Services, LLC - Welcome to Early Spring in Northern Vermont...We Hope you enjoy the images!     -Donna and Dennis


Our most recent exploration brought us to Vermont on the first day of spring, for a visit to The Whitcomb House Bed and Breakfast in Essex Junction, several miles east of Burlington. Set amid the rolling hills of northern Vermont's farmland alongside the Brown's River, this is one of the loveliest B&Bs we've ever had the pleasure of staying at! Scroll down for several images of the inn and a few of the sights you can experience nearby and elsewhere in Vermont... Let us know if we can help plan a visit to The Whitcomb House B&B! - Donna and Dennis              [HOME]


Well known to locals for her fabulous home-made pies, Marie Whitcomb and her husband Dave operate The Whitcomb House B&B on Route 15 in Essex Junction, Vermont - not far from Burlington. The inn has been in the family since 1848 and each of 3 guest rooms is filled with fine antiques and gorgeously decorated...

The original portion of the house, with its three guest rooms...

A carved wooden statue greets guests at the inn's entrance...

Innkeeper Marie Whitcomb (left) and Donna Hubbs

One of three lovely guest rooms - this one, on the first floor, comes complete with canopy bed and private bath with jacuzzi tub!

This upstairs bedroom has several west-facing windows, allowing great views of the sunset!

Our room, on the 2nd floor, also with a jacuzzi tub in the bath! The B&B offers an outdoor pool in summer along with a screened-in porch on the west side, allowing open-air breakfasts in season. Marie is a fantastic cook! We had a super breakfast of bacon, berry-filled pancakes, fresh fruit and terrific home fries - probably the best breakfast we've ever had... How does she make that incredible bacon?!! While the inn is "out in the country," Essex, just a few miles west, offers a multiscreen movie theatre, many shops and restaurants and even an outlet mall, making Whitcomb House the perfect base for exploring the area...

The gorgeous dining room...Whitcomb House can arrange weddings down by the river and also offers an apartment in a newer section of the building, for long term stays. By all means contact us if you'd like to experience this Bed & Breakfast - one of the best!!!

In Bolton, Vermont, off Honey Hollow Road - a dirt road in the Vermont countryside not far off of I-89 - you'll find this incredibly beautiful waterfall  - actually, a series of several cascades - along Preston Brook. The upper falls above and the lower falls (below) have cut a deep glen in the valley called Honey Hollow. Access is easy as the falls are only about a hundred feet from the turn-out. There are many angles from which to photograph this beauty!

The shimmering lower tier of Honey Hollow Falls as it flows over bedrock called "Underhill" Schist. This portion is about 30 feet in height and there are a total of 5 drops...

Above, you'll find the covered bridge at Warren, Vermont - well-preserved and still driveable. It was built in 1880 and spans the Mad River at 59 feet in length - classic New England!

The old spillway on the Mad River, just upstream from the Warren covered bridge (at upper left of image). This is a very lovely, scenic area at any time of the year!

OK, so Honey Hollow Falls is fantastic...Above is yet another of the most beautiful in Vermont - Moss Glen Falls - in Granville Gulf State Reservation, just north of the town of Granville on scenic Route 100. This is actually one of two cascades adjacent to each other and arguably the prettiest. The falls are just off the roadside and a new wooden walkway takes you from one cascade to the other quite safely, allowing for great photos. This is a top spot to visit and photograph, especially in autumn and winter...

Midstate, on Route 4 in Mendon, Vermont - just east of Rutland -  is the Vermont Sugar & Spice Sugarhouse and Restaurant. If you hit it right at winter's end, they will be boiling maple syrup that you can even draw off and sample...and perhaps enjoy some excellent food as well. Ask to sit in the upper loft by the railing, where you can watch the action at the boiler far below! The ice cream is home-made by the way and with fresh maple syrup, it cannot be beat!!

Steam rises from the vat as maple sap boils down to Vermont's "Liquid Gold!"

The sugarmaker stokes the boiler with wood at Vermont Sugar & Spice - the most "authentic" and true way to heat the sap in the making of maple syrup...and Vermont produces some of the best in the world!


We hope you've enjoyed our piece of New England and will want to visit soon! Let us know how we can help...  - Donna and Dennis Hubbs




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