Motor Coach Groups...
Here at the Mill we have a 30 year tradition of "doing our best" to accomodate large tour groups. While we try our hardest to greet each bus and give them a little background of Cold Hollow, we can have up to 30 coaches a day during peak foliage, which makes it difficult for us to give attention to each and every group. We will "do our best," but there are no guarantees. We apologize in advance if we are unable to greet and accomodate your group.
Upon entering the grounds, if a greeter is available they will hop on the motor coach. Unfortunately, during both peak and non-peak times tour buses may be asked to unload and self tour the Cider Mill.
Groups can enjoy a taste of Fresh Apple Cider while viewing our rack and cloth press in action or watching our video on the process during non-peak and non cider pressing days. Groups are free to browse, shop, or sample some of our many goodies. Tour Groups especially like the Mill because of the flat, easy access throughout the parking lot and stores, our handicapped accessibility, and our great bathrooms. We have lots of small, trinket style gifts, such as refrigerator magnets, for easy stowing on the coaches. We also, offer a shop and ship area for those guest who wish to purchase items but have no way to get them home!
Feel free to venture the short 30 steps from the Cider Mill's front door to our newest addtion THE APPLE CORE LUNCHEONETTE and a delicious local lunch!
Group leader benefits: Each group leader and driver are offered a free coffee and donut, as well as a 20% discount on all your purchases.
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.
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.
“Jay Peak Resort is New England’s new premier destination offering 3 new hotels from economy to luxury, 8 restaurants onsite, and several world class attractions. Jay Peak Resort is a superb hub and spoke option for Northern Vermont and regularly promotes Cold Hollow Cider Mill as part of a Stowe/Waterbury day for group tours as part of their pre-packaged itineraries. Jay Peak offers one-stop shop packages for tour operators featuring many unique itinerary experiences in the Northeast Kingdom, Northern Vermont, New Hampshire, and Quebec. The Resort offers competitive net rates, bi-lingual staff, (for our Quebec guests), and is an active member of Vermont Tourism Network, ABA, OMCA and Discover New England.”
Group Tour Sales Manager