Vermont foliage viewed from my carriage house in Lincoln

In Vermont, foliage season is the time of year we all become connoisseurs of light. Especially after the autumnal equinox, we follow the sun’s progress closely and with a little bit of melancholy. The forecast this week promises a potpourri of light opportunities: sun, clouds, rain, fog, mist. I encourage you to check out the foliage in the rain and fog. Like suede instead of patent leather, the fall colors have a richer hue in subdued light.

There is no question where to see great foliage, it’s everywhere: in the North, head for the valleys; in Southern Vermont, head for the hills; in Central Vermont you get your pick. The question this time of year is not where to look, but where to stay. I can recommend great places to stay. I can even recommend great inns and lodging properties to buy.

As far as places to stay, there are excellent B&Bs in Addison County. The Swift House in downtown Middlebury is a favorite. And the Waybury Inn, east of town is good. But the most luxurious and picturesque is my place. I specialize in lodging properties and I love to host, so I’ve started renting out my ‘barn’ (Carriage House Apartment). It is beautiful, has spectacular views, and is about 15 minutes to Middlebury and 30 minutes to Burlington.

Take a look:

The light is terrific here anytime of year. This is a view of the living room. The “real bed” in my carriage house.

 

As far as Vermont B&Bs and lodging properties for sale, here are two as spectacular as the season:

Turkey Lane is a wonderful five-bedroom Tudor style home on Lake Champlain in Panton, VT. Pictured here is the Guest House with a wood stove. Click the image to see the full listing. The Mill House is a spectacular riverfront historic family compound or Bed & Breakfast nestled on a knoll alongside the Great Falls of the Lewis Creek. Click the image for more details.

 

Looking at houses during foliage season in Vermont is a joy. Contact me for more. In the meantime, here is fun, interactive foliage forecaster.