Friday, December 19, 2014

Holiday Fun at The Town Hall Theatre – Middlebury, VT

For those of you who are native to Middlebury, VT, did you know that the Town Hall Theatre opened in 1884 and was originally often called the Middlebury Opera House? It celebrated its opening with a beautiful Masquerade Ball and over the next decade hosted a wide array of top-notch performances. It was refurbished in 1937 with new equipment and comfortable seats, spent many more years serving the community with artistic shows, and then in 2008, after much fundraising and remodeling, it reopened once again as one of the most beautiful structures in Middlebury.

The Town Hall Theater is offering several great holiday events this season that we wanted to highlight for residents and guests of Swift House Inn. Whether you are looking for a birthday or anniversary night out or just a fun thing to do this Christmas season, take advantage of these events, happening in a beautiful, historic place.

December 21, 2014 – Bolshoi Ballet Broadcast of The Nutcracker. Taking place at 7pm and tickets are $17/adults and $10/students.

December 22, 2014 – Clint Bierman’s Holiday Hootenanny. This will be a blow out musical extravaganza to benefit H.O.P.E. and the Addison County Food Shelf. Taking place at 7:30pm with a $15/general admission ticket price.

December 31, 2014 – A Rockin’ New Year’s Eve with The Doughboys. Get ready to dance and party as a local, popular rock/pop band fills the air with great music and energy. There will be a cash bar and free champagne toast at midnight for those of age. Taking place from 8pm-1am and tickets are $15.

Swift House Inn is a 20-room former Governor’s mansion and is the area’s only accommodation that offers free full breakfast. Our rooms are luxurious yet comfortable with all of the amenities you need to feel at home. If you are looking for a wonderful place to spend a holiday getaway this season, we would love to have you visit our classic Vermont country inn. View our accommodations and book online or contact us at (866) 388-9925 for further information. Don’t forget to check out our fantastic winter packages and specials!

Monday, December 15, 2014

Art of Giving: The Giving of Art Holiday Show, VT

The best part of Christmas is the chance to give generously to our loved ones. It is not always easy though when you have that one friend or family member who seems to have it all or is just simply hard to buy for. Instead of spending hours and hours scouring the mall and ruining your feet, take a trip to the Art of Giving: The Giving of Art Holiday Show at the Compass Music and Arts Center in Brandon, VT.

This is not just an ordinary “flea market” you would take your Grandma to—this is a fantastic holiday show where you will find one-of-a-kind gifts made by talented local artists. There is a wonderful creative community in Vermont and this kind of show is a great way to support their work by also finishing up your Christmas shopping! You will find a wide variety of specialty items such as photography, jewelry, home goods, ornaments, fine art, decorations, music, textiles, and more.


Open now until January 11, 2015

Daily, 10am – 5pm

Entrance into the show is free

Compass Music and Arts Center

Christmas is just around the corner and this is a great time of year to visit Vermont! Swift House Inn in Middlebury is a perfect place for a holiday getaway and we have some fantastic winter packages for our guests. We can also host your holiday party and our restaurant, Jessica’s is an amazing place to enjoy a special night out. Contact us at (866) 388-9925 for more information and visit us online to view all of our accommodations or check availability.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Holiday Parties at Swift House Inn – Let The Fun Begin!

We are fortunate to host several special occasions throughout the year at Swift House Inn. We have enjoyed being hosts to family reunions, anniversary getaways, weddings, birthday celebrations and more. We know your heart may always be at “home” but if you are thinking it is time to create some new family traditions, we want to let you know that our classic Vermont country inn is the perfect spot! Christmas is the perfect time to enjoy a change of pace or break from the norm and we just happen to love hosting holiday parties!

Jessica’s is a restaurant right at Swift House Inn that can accommodate any size of party – whether you have a few friends for an intimate dinner or a large group ready to ring in the New Year, we would love to host your special night. Chef Rob Fenn is actually a native of Middlebury and is dedicated to using the wonderful local products that come from the area.  We are also proud to say that we have won recognition from Wine Spectator for the last five years and are the only winner within the local area!

For holiday parties we offer groups a three-course dinner. Our main dining room can host a group of 30 or less and you will be able to choose your own menu from a variety of Chef Rob’s delicious entrĂ©es such as Crab Cakes with jumbo lump blue crab, Center Cut Angus Beef Tenderloin, Pan-Seared Sea Scallops and Main Lobster, Layered Stack of Grilled Eggplant, and many more. All are served with a choice of side and vegetable du jour and of course you will have an incredible selection of wines to pair with your dinner. We also have three local beers on tap at our full bar and our restaurant’s atmosphere is perfect for a holiday party. If your group is 12 or less, you can opt for the private dining room and we can tailor any menu to your group’s preferences.

We also have some fantastic winter specials for you to take advantage of including a romantic escape, winter warm-up and Christmas/New Year’s packages. Swift House Inn is close to a myriad of fun things to do in the area and great shopping—make plans now to spend some holiday time with us this year. You can view our accommodations, check availability and even make a reservation at Jessica’s directly online. If you have any questions about our inn or would like to discuss how we can help make your Christmas extra special, please give us a call at (866) 388-9925.