Thursday, August 30, 2012

Fall Foliage Is Upon Us!

It’s that time of year again when we are blessed with the natural beauty of Mother Nature and her colors! Enjoy canoeing or kayaking across Lake Willoughby while staying at our beautiful lakeside cottages at the WilloughVale Inn and Cottages. The bright reds and yellows shine of the lake and create a picturesque getaway for anyone. Foliage is never the same; year after year it brings a distinct new set of color and awe to the Green Mountain State. The Views from and around Lake Willoughby are phenomenal; take a hike up Mt. Pisgah to get a birds eye view from above! The Northeast Kingdom is one of the most pristine spots in Vermont this time of year, both Lake Willoughby and The WilloughVale Inn and Cottages welcome you to stay with us and experience the natural beauty of Vermont’s most spectacular season!

Thursday, August 9, 2012

End of the Summer Fitness!

       Come join us at the WilloughVale Inn and Cottages in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont for some great outdoor events and activities before the frigid air moves in! For our biker friends a ride through the Vermont Mountains is a summer treat. Stop in and visit the shops and markets as we begin to see the autumn leaves change and bring their beauty to the area. 

       Be sure stay with us at the Willoughvale Inn and enter into the Kingdom Run a 20, 10, and 5k race through scenic Irasburg on August 11th. Do you like to cycle? Check out the Farm and Food Bike Tour the following week on August 18th, offering two distances of 15 miles and 33 miles and the Annual Echo Lake Road Race on the 25th. Maybe you’re a tri-athlete? This month is also home to the annual 4.75-mile swim across Lake Willoughby also taking place on the 18th.
       If running, cycling, or swimming isn’t your stride, check out the Arthur Mandros Memorial at the Orleans Country Club or the Kingdom Classic at the Newport Country Club for a day of fun on the links. If you’re looking for an end of the summer getaway and are somewhat of a thrill-seeker/athlete you won’t want to miss August in the Kingdom of Vermont!  While in the area don’t forget to stop in at Gil’s Bar & Grill at the WilloughVale Inn and Cottages.