NEW ADDITION TO THE CIDER MILL!!! Recently, we opened the doors of our all NEW APPLE CORE LUNCHEONETTE and wish to offer our tours and coaches a chance to plan ahead for group lunches. In order to be prepared and offer quick service to our larger groups and tours, please call in advance 24-48 hours with your orders to have them ready upon arrival to the mill. Click to view MENU
While we are right up the road (3 miles north) from Ben & Jerry's on the right, we do not do formal tours that customers are charged for. Our tours are self-guided, free of charge and open to the public with no reservations required. In the event we are not pressing cider, there is an educational video in our viewing room that shows our cider making process. When you arrive simply follow the tumbling apples on the floor out to our viewing room.
We press cider year round, two to four days a week in the summer, and seven days a week beginning in early September. On occasion, we will be making Cider Jelly, firing up our evaporator in the jelly room. We have a live Bee Observation Hive in our honey section, which is quite mesmerizing to watch. Our natural foods Bakery continually cranks out taste treats such as apple pies, pumpkin rolls, granola bars, turnovers, and cookies. The overwhelming aroma at the Mill comes from our legendary Cider Donuts, featured in Gourmet Magazine as one of the top four donuts in the country! We offer tons of Pure Vermont Maple Syrup, as well as Vermont made Cheddar Cheese. All this happens in our sprawling general store filled with specialty foods and Vermont-made gifts and crafts. In our Apple Core Connection store, 50 feet across the driveway, the Grand View Winery offers wine and hard cider tasting. We produce several varieties of Fudge on site, which of course is available for tasting. Johnson Woolen Mills is there also, offering toasty and comfy clothing. As you can see, there's never a shortage of things to do, see, or taste!
Familes are encouraged to visit us along with tour groups. Small group and family tours are self-guided and are open to the public during our regular business hours (8 am to 6 pm November - June and 8 am to 7 pm June - October), 7 days a week. No reservation is required for the self-guided tour.
We are conveniently located right on Route 100, just 3 1/2 miles north off Interstate 89 Exit 10. This section of highway, known as "Enticement Alley", has become extremely popular due to the assembly of attractions along the route. Ben & Jerry's, Cabot Cheese, Green Mountain Chocolates, Danforth Pewter, Zeimke's Glass Blowing, Cold Hollow, the town of Stowe, Mt. Mansfield Gondola, and several other points of interest all lie in a ten mile section of highway. It's no wonder it is the busiest tourist highway in the state.
To see all that the Waterbury area (known as Vermont's Recreation Crossroads) has to offer, visit the Waterbury Tourism Council's website: http://www.waterbury.org/.
For more information regarding tourism in Vermont, please visit the Vermont Attractions Association website: http://www.vtattractions.org/index.php.
While we don't have an orchard on-site for you to "pick-your-own" apples, there is a complete list on the Vermont Department of Agriculture's website. Click on the following link to find a "pick-your-own-apples" orchard: http://www.vermontagriculture.com/buylocal/buy/apples_map.html
Comfort Inn and Suites
Phone: (802) 748-1500 Email: VermontTajMahal@aol.com
703 US Rt 5 South
St. Johnsbury, Vermont 05819
Director of Sales: David Thomas
Director of Operations: Brett Loehr
The Comfort Inn & Suites is an active member of ABA, OMCA, TMCA, and DNE. No hotel in northern Vermont hosts more motorcoaches annually. This luxurious hotel offers the finest overnight accommodations in northern New England. Voted the #1 Comfort Inn worldwide out of more than 1500 hotels. Set in the quaint village of St. Johnsbury, it offers the best location to "hub and spoke" northern Vermont and New Hampshire's attractions and events.