March 27, 2018
Spring is roaring through the state and there is such beauty in the transition from Winter. Snow is melting and the streams are beginning to open and flow mightily down the mountains and rush to the rivers and lakes.
The sweetest season in Vermont is upon us, maple sugaring season! Have you ever wondered how maple syrup and other maple products are made? The next 3 weeks is your opportunity to find out. Did you know it takes 50 gallons of sap to make just one gallon of syrup, this is where it gets the term “liquid gold”.
Not only is it a great time to visit as room rates are low and activities abound – call us and let us know you saw this and get even more a special deal on rooms!!
Ski areas are winding down and close with great celebration, pond skimming replaces the slalom course. Nordic skiing becomes cross country track and baseball replaces hockey. It’s an exciting transition, more electrifying than spring to summer or summer to fall. Vermont brings this magical transition to us all in such a beautiful way, come and visit the Inn and take a look for yourself.
The Innkeepers – Tracey and Joe Sutton
February 20, 2017
Why should you come to Middlebury, Vermont and stay at the Waybury Inn? Well, there are a great number of experiences that you will remember for a long time and here are the current top five:
• Hospitality at the Inn is genuine, our rooms are unique and a little rustic, our meals are prepared fresh while
embracing our great local products.
• Our downtown shops have unique and wonderful products of Vermont artists
• A walk in the Vermont woods does the heart and soul a great deal of good.
• Middlebury College is an exceptional liberal arts college and has art exhibits and performances that are first class
• Our Saturday Farmers Market is the best place to find local products, besides farm raised produce, meats and flowers, vendors also sell local honey, jams & preserves, pickled peppers to yarn spun from all the lamas and alpaca that abound in the valley.
So, that’s five good reasons but there are hundreds of others that are waiting for you to find.
February 20, 2017
Imagine a winter wonderland in the background while you exchange vows with each other, having arrived in a horse drawn carriage while the soft snow flakes fall. Have your ceremony inside by a roaring fire or outside by an outdoor fireplace. -Complete the ceremony with a fine glass of champagne or a hot cup of Vermont cider. View photos from our Wedding Gallery for a glimpse of the Inn’s beautiful setting.
We can seat up to 70 wedding guests for an outstanding dinner and then provide music and dancing. Each menu is custom designed for the time of year and the taste of the happy couple. -Start off with a fantastic fondue and end with a festive cake. View sample wedding catering menus here.
Prices are less expensive in the winter months, so take advantage of a classic Vermont-style wedding, with the Waybury Inn as your venue.
We have 13 guest rooms that can host the wedding party, and many other properties in the area (within 4 miles).
Book your Vermont wedding now by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 800-348-1810.
April 20, 2016
Middlebury Festival on the Green
June 1, 2013
“Leaping through the rainbow spray, snatching flies the livelong day. Naught to do but live and play” – .R.H. Russell 1902
– To many, fly fishing is Brad Pitt, in a “River Runs Through It” as a skillful fly fisherman without the frills of waders and a thousand pounds of equipment, making beautiful sweeping casts that always located a fat rainbow trout. He clarified his priorities by declaring that there are two things that you cannot be late for – church and fishing! I like to think of his uncomplicated style and keep fly fishing as simple as possible. Fishing with a fly is really an effort to duplicate the insect that the fish is interested in snapping up as a snack and putting it out in the general direction of where the fish is located. After that nature takes its course, which does not necessarily mean that you catch a trout.
There is a delicacy about fly fishing that is different from other styles of fishing, it is not dependent on a motor speeding you from place to place on the lake and it is not dependent on the latest lure that flashes through the water on down riggers. Fishing with the fly is more primitive and rustic. It is standing in a stream and reading some vague signs that are pretty unclear, tying on a fly that you are unsure matches the interest of the fish that you are not sure exists in this particular stretch of river. After a few hours of attempting to match wits with a fish you realize that there has been a great deal of pleasure with the standoff and as you climb from the stream R.H. comes to into mind “naught to do but live and play”.
The Middlebury River is a great place to “live and play” and is free to all visitors of the Waybury Inn.
December 13, 2012
What makes the Waybury Inn a special place?
This topic could be covered, to some extent, with one word and that word is people. The diverse and interesting guests that visit the Inn come from across the globe and bring short glimpses of very different cultures and experiences. Language differences and food curiosity can be a challenge for the guest as well as the Inn’s staff but almost always the experience turns out to be a delight and we all gain by the exchange. We are grateful for all those that elect to trust our Inn and staff with hard earned time off and always strive to provide the very best of service and experience. In our next blog we will carry this people theme to introduce some our staff and leaders at the Inn for they are the ones that carry out the mission of service and hospitality.