The Upper Pass Lodge

420 Magic Mountain Access Rd
Londonderry, 05148
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Wow! What a pleasant surprise. The lodging is budget - clean and well kept. Did not expect the food to be 5 star great! Simple, fresh, local ingredients. Gourmet touches. Friendly staff. I felt like I was a local.
We stayed at the Upper Pass Lodge for a weekend as the seasons were changing from fall to winter, and while the weather and scenery weren't ideal (already cold, not leafy anymore, and not quite snowy yet), it made for a very nice, relaxing time. The draw for us was that the Upper Pass is truly pet friendly. We adopted a dog earlier this year, and as we were considering places to bring our little buddy for a weekend getaway, a lot of hotels we looked at had long lists of arbitrary rules for pets and their owners that scared us away. Not the Upper Pass Lodge - the staff made us all feel welcome, and the entire place was just warm and full of charm. The hotel isn't the fanciest, but our rooms were clean and comfortable, and we felt right at home. We had a LivingSocial for two nights, which made our stay a steal. Along with the room, we got a delicious hot breakfast to order every morning at the hotel restaurant, a cheese plate with two glasses of wine at the bar, and a thoughtfully curated picnic lunch. Vince the hotel manager was very helpful and accommodating during our stay. He suggested that we enjoy our lunch at the nearby Lowell Lake, and even though it was cold, it made for a great afternoon excursion. The Upper Pass Lodge is located in a great area on Magic Mountain with lots of places to explore nearby. A group of locals joined us at the bar one night, and they were all extremely down to earth and friendly, which is how you could describe the entire area. The hotel restaurant and bar serve only Vermont spirits, and many of the menu items are also locally sourced, so it was kind of an adventure every time we sat down for a drink or bite to eat. Having a great restaurant and bar just footsteps away from our room was an added bonus to our stay.
This place is phenomenal. This is my 2nd year buying this as a Groupon/Living Social deal and staying at The Lodge with my family. It is located right at the base of Magic Mountain, and a short drive to Okemo. The staff is SO friendly and accommodating. They even packed my family a delicious gourmet picnic lunch that we were able to take with us on our excursion (included with the package). The restaurant is pretty delicious and their bar is the ONLY bar in the state of Vermont that serves ONLY Vermont made spirits, beers, and wines. Kids had a blast and loved the bunk beds. PLUS it's pet friendly so our 2 dogs got to enjoy a weekend away with us! I cannot say enough great things. Would absolutely recommend.

(802) 824-5600

Hotels, American (Traditional), Ski Resorts

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Frog’s Leap Inn

7455 Route 100
Londonderry, 05148
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Our second trip to the Frog's Leap was by far one of the most memorable weekends of my life! Last Saturday at the summit of Mount Equinox, my boyfriend of 4 years asked me to be his wife! You may assume that that experience would have nothing to do with my stay at the Frog's Leap, but you would be mistaken. Unbeknownst to me, my fiance has been in communication with Kraig and Dorenna about this weekend for months. Not only was the establishment just as wonderful and inviting as the last time, but with Kraig's assistance and guidance, my then boyfriend managed to leave me speechless, which is no small feat. They assisted him in picking out which peak to climb that would have the most powerful views, which restaurant to have our engagement dinner, and he even set up an amazing charcuterie spread, equipped with chilled Champaigne waiting for us in the room after the hike. It was a magical weekend, and it couldnt have happened at a more lovely location. The Frog's Leap certainly went out of their way to ensure that everything went off without a hitch. We hope to spend our anniversaries there for many years to come! Thank you both so much! Dan and Katherine
Perfect! Been coming hear for close to ten years and is hands down the best b&b in vt Craig is a wonderful host and his breakfasts are delicious This was out 6th time staying here and we would highly recommend
A rating of five stars, in some circles, represents the poshest of the posh, the fanciest of the fancy. That's not what my rating represents. Instead, it denotes a high expectation regarding an experience that was not only met, but exceeded. Having spent the first two days of our vacation in an upscale Burlington B&B, we were looking forward to a more casual, laid-back stay at Frog's Leap Inn, which is about a mile or so from Londonderry, the nearest town. On arrival, we were immediately greeted by Kraig Hart, proprietor of Frog's Leap, as well as his two dogs, Charlie and Angel (real names!). Affable, funny, and thoughtful, Kraig quickly asked us what time we wanted breakfast (late morning, please!) and offered to leave a thermos of coffee and a cup of cream outside our door early the next morning. And the breakfasts were uniformly spectacular--Swedish pancakes were featured one day, followed by a variety of french toast preparations the next two (along with eggs and some fantastic fresh fruit). Breakfast was easily our largest meal of the day each day of our stay, and by design. Each morning, Kraig asked us our plans, gently guiding us to points of interest but also allowing us ample opportunity to explore the state on our own. The Frog's Leap property is lovely--a sprawling mix of forest, informal gardens, and resort (including a pool and a basketball court; we didn't swim, but shooting hoops was a great way to wind down before sunset). The rooms, though not "fancy," are clean, attractive, and comfortable; in addition to the bedroom and bathroom, our suite contained a separate sitting/reading room, and the main building also had a cozy den. Would we return? Absolutely. I can't wait.

(802) 824-3019

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The Swiss Inn and Restaurant

# 249 Rt 11Londonderry, VT 05148
Londonderry, 05148
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The food was really great. I had the fondue and the beef stroganoff. My husband had French onion soup and Pasta Swiss Inn. Everything was delicious and they have a great VT beers on tap. My wine was fine. And it's priced very reasonably. We got apps, drinks, entrees, desserts, and a kid's pasta for $100. The two reasons I'm giving it 4 stars: one, they have no kids' menu. Which I understand, but they advertise being kid-friendly on their website. And to be fair, they made her a plate of plain pasta...with no sides (I guess I should have ordered them. My fault). And two, they're understaffed. The wait staff was amazing and worked their butts off, but there were only two servers for a very large restaurant. We totally didn't mind waiting for stuff given the situation! I just wish they had more help.
We stopped by by Swiss Inn for dinner because it seemed different enough (not usual burghers and grill like most places in the area). Sure enough it was different: My brother and I both ordered meet dishes- veal and beef. Both were good. What I appreciated was the option of smaller portion- many places give you a lot of food (more expensive) which is too much to finish so you wind up wasting or taking to go, which isn't ideal if you're staying in hotel and not going home. Salad (Boston salad) was a disappointment for 8 bucks. Bread that came with the meal was actually very good, possibly the best thing of the meal. One annoying thing was that the owner or manager was very loud- he was sweet talking to his friends or people staying at the inn- but he was so loud I couldn't hear myself chew. But hey, at least I know all about his kids, what college they went to, how much he had to pay for college loans. Useful information, really. We didn't get to dessert but it looked pretty good. Also, they seem to specialize in all kinds of fondues, which we didn't try. But think it's a great break from regular food in the moose country. Bottom line, stop by for dinner if you want something different from burghers and fries. Otherwise, if you prefer comfort food, I'd say, skip it.
Just had dinner at the Swiss Inn, haven't been there in a while. It's like stepping into your grandmothers dinning room, with the wall paper dim lighting...comfy I decided on the three course pre fixe dinner $29.00 - appetizer, entree and dessert, House Pate, Geschnetzeltes - Veal a la Swiss and Chocolate Creme Brûlée respectively. The pate arrived. The portion was HUGE enough for four - should have known better having traveled through Switzerland and Austria. The pate was served with toast points, chopped tomato & onion & cornichons. The pate was ok, ate half of it and took the rest home needed to have room for the rest of the meal. The entree - Geschnetseltes arrived with rosti (shredded potato pancake) & broccoli, nice portion size. Veal was nice and tender, plenty of mushrooms in the cream sauce, nothing to complain about. Finally the dessert, big portion of chocolate creme brûlée - delish All in all a good meal. If you're looking for a nice home cooked comfort food with a twist without breaking the bank try the Swiss Inn, you will not be disappointed OH BTW on the entrees, you have the option of 1/2 portions which is nice. There is also a $6 entree sharing charge.

(802) 824-3442

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The New American Grill

5700 Vt Rt 100
Londonderry, 05148
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Great food and service. Always friendly and one of the best burgers around. Huge apple crisp for desert is a must.
After a day of skiing or hiking i love coming here for nice relaxed meal. Highly recommend the Monte Cristo!
Great dinner but it was the Chocolate Amaretto Cake that won my heart.

(802) 824-9844

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Jake’s Restaurant and Tavern

5700 Vt Rt 100
Londonderry, 05148
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Note. Review is for the pizza. Been here before. The wings are decent. They recently changed their pizza recipe and it's horrible. I love pizza and will eat pizza from anywhere but we won't be going back for pizza again
Have been here many time in all four seasons. They do have seasonal menu's. Have had gazpacho, also ale onion gratin (onion soup). The gazpacho was cool with chunks of veggies with a nice bite that made my mouth feel like a party. The gratin was home made, nicely seasoned, nice melted cheese with a crusty crouton underneath, not over salted. The teriyaki chicken wings were fine, crisp and flavorful. I had Nantucket strips, fresh fish (haddock or cod or scrod) deep fried, freshly made with tarter sauces - it was good, fresh, moist, no fish taste. My friends had haddock & petit sirloin they both liked their dishes especially the sirloin. If you're in the area and on a budget give Jakes a try, they do have a kids menu. They're close to Magic, Stratton & Bromley Mtns.
Rating is for the Bar-B-Q chicken pizza. Get it. I live New Haven pizza, and while I wouldn't deign to go traditional here, the BBQ was some of the best I've ever had.

(802) 824-6614

Pizza, American (Traditional)

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Garden Cafe & Gallery

RR 11
Londonderry, 05148
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(802) 824-9574

American (New)

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Red Slate Restaurant

420 Magic Mountain Access Rd
Londonderry, 05148
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(802) 824-5600

American (New)

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Grandma Miller’s Pies & Pastries

52 Hearthstone Ln
Londonderry, 05148
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(802) 824-4032

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Swiss Inn

249 Vt Rt 11
Londonderry, 05148
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(802) 824-3442

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