2020 Vermont Tourism Network Guide

– 50 – CENTRAL VERMONT LODGING Capitol Plaza, Montpelier Awarded Best Hotel, Best Steakhouse, Best Seafood, Best Sunday Brunch ( Times Argus ) Located in Vermont’s capital city of Montpelier, the Capitol Plaza is a delightful hotel offering elegant rooms and memorable dining at J. Morgans Steakhouse. Whether you are traveling with a group, company or individuals, our facility, staff, food and overall hospitality are all here to assist in making your stay perfect. You’ll grow fond of Montpelier and the surrounding area, as many travelers do, and will want to return. Activities in the area in­ clude popular attractions such as Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Factory (11 miles), Cold Hollow Cider Mill (12 miles), Morse Farm Sugarhouse (3 miles), and Barre Granite Quarries (8 miles), just to name a few. Many travelers use the Capitol Plaza as a home base and take day trips to any region of the state. Here are some suggested tours for groups or individuals: Backyard Tour (by foot) – Visit the Vermont State House and see the simple yet elegant home of the state’s citi­ zen legislature (in session Jan.April each year). A mustsee! Your next visit is the Pavilion Museum (adjacent to the State House), home to the recently updated Vermont Historical Society Library &Museum. In the Neighborhood (within 10 minutes) – Your first stop would be the Barre Granite Quarries, just 8 miles away, where you will see a working mine for the famous ‘Barre Gray’ Granite, seen around the world. Next on your list would be Morse FarmMaple Sugarworks, only 3 miles away. Enjoy sugaronsnow and some maple ice cream, or send gift items home from the mailorder desk. A Little Farther (within 45 minutes) – Travel up Interstate 89 to nearby Waterbury for a Ben & Jerry’s Factory tour, then on to Cold Hollow Cider Mill. On the way, stop at The Vermont Annex, home to a Cabot Cheese outlet, as well as Lake Champlain Chocolates. Then continue to nearby Stowe for shopping. Any tour can be customized by the Capitol Plaza sales staff, all certified Vermont Ambassadors . For those groups staying elsewhere, the Capitol Plaza banquet facilities are ideal for a private lunch or dinner for tour groups. Contact: Brian Cain, Sales andMarketing Director, Capitol Plaza Hotel & Conference Center, 100 State Street, Montpelier, VT 05602 8022235252 or 8002745252 • Fax 8022295427 info@capitolplaza.com • www.capitolplaza.com  LODGING Castle Hill Resort & Spa, Okemo Valley Castle Hill Resort & Spa is amember of the prestigious, Historic Hotels of America, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Luxury reigns supreme at our elegant, full­ service resort which features a unique collection of individually decorated guest rooms. The Pointe Hotel is an integral part of Castle Hill Resort & Spa and has been designed for those seeking wellappointed Vermont resort accommodations at an affordable price. Our awardwinning Aveda Concept Spa – the only fullservice spa in the Okemo/Ludlow region – is located in the historic carriage house, offering services designed to help you relax and rejuvenate. If you are staying with us, prepare for an amazing dining experience. Executive Chef Alphonsus Harris promises a feast for the eyes as well as the palate! His Frenchinfluenced American cuisine offered at breakfast and dinner, focuses on local produce and quality meats. And while the food is the focal point, the Dining Room is also something to behold where the subtle chime of the grandfather clock, the opulent glow of the candlelit wood­ paneling, and the understated music come together to create one of the most intimate and elegant settings in Ludlow. Group Policy: Group luncheons and dinners upon request. Contact: Cindy Sheehan Benard, Castle Hill Resort & Spa, 2940 Route 103, Proctorsville, VT 05149 • 8022267688 chrgroups@gmail.com • www.castlehillresortvt.com 