Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Thistledown B&B is closing its doors

"May all who enter as guests leave as friends".  
I have made many friends over the years at Thistledown Inn B&B.  You have enriched my life with your stories, your photos of your two and four-legged children, and your gratefulness for my service.
We are lucky to have met.
The Bed and Breakfast is closing its doors on October 10, 2017.  Reservations made between now and then are honored with the same sparkling service as always, but no new reservations can be made.  
Please call other traditional B&Bs in the area

Feel free to contact me to let me know how you are and thank you for all of your invitations to visit you in your homes; you just might see me at your doorstep.
With love,  Sheila Tymon

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

CHECK IT OUT!  With so many breweries, wineries, cideries and distilleries within a few miles of the Village, Stowe is the perfect place to explore Vermont's craft beverage scene.  This tour hits all the hot spots. 

Click here for more info. on this great local event.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Stowe Antique Car Show

It's so fun to watch all the old cars driving through the village.  Brings back memories of a simpler time. If you're a car enthusiast, you definitely don't want to miss this show!

Stowe Annual Antique Car Show
August 11 - 13, 2017

The Stowe Annual Antique Car Show is a perennial favorite in Stowe, Vermont. Over 800 antique & classic cars were on display. Food Concessions, Giant Automotive Flea Market, and Car Corral. Fashion Judging Contest and Antique Car Parade through the town.

Sponsored by the Vermont Automobile Enthusiasts, there’s a reason why thousands of classic car connoisseurs return year after year!

This show which is one of the largest and oldest in New England and is a cherished summer tradition in Vermont. Some of the events that take place are:

  • Automobile Judging
  • Youth Judging
  • Vintage Fashion Judging
  • Flea Market & Car Corral
  • Automobile Parade
  • Awards Ceremony
  • Street Dance
  • and so much more

    For more information, go to:

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Lamoille Valley Bike Tours

Along with their popular Bike and Brew Tour, Yva and James now offer Sunset Tours every Wednesday night.  They also offer:

Tea House Tour:  They've teamed up with Fledermaus Teahouse to present a one-of-a-kind tour that includes a scenic back road e-bike ride through the quaint village of Johnson to a European style cafe in the heart of the Green Mountains.  Tour includes E-bike rental and a beverage and dessert of choice.

 Pedal then paddle Tour- a great half day outdoors combines a scenic e=bike ride on the rail trail with an equally grand canoe excursion down the Lamoille River with VT Canoe and Kayak.

Pedal to Plate August 10th
LVBT has teamed up with Sandiwood Farm to create a totally unique farm to plate recreational adventure.  Cruise out of Johnson by e-bike for a scenic ride along the rail trail to Morrisville's Oxbow Park where you'll be shuttled to Sandiwood Farm in Wolcott to enjoy a delicious garden inspired meal.

For a more thorough description of these tours feel free to check them out on website 


Wednesday, January 11, 2017

January 2017 is Learn to Ski and Ride Month in Vermont!

In the spirit of spreading the love of winter to new enthusiasts, Ski Vermont is once again offering a $49 package for beginner skiers and snowboarders.  That package includes a beginner area lift ticket, professional lesson and rentals!

Here in Vermont we have some of the best instructors and plenty of terrain for those starting out, so whether you're looking to break out onto the slopes for the first time or looking to transition from skiing to snowboarding, or snowboarding to skiing, there's no better time to do it than in January (any day except MLK weekend).  And fellow Vermonters, did you know that your 5th grader can ride or ski for FREE this whole season?  Check out Vermont Fifth Grade Passport

Monday, December 26, 2016

Music, wine, and chestnuts tonight, Board game and champagne this Saturday night.  Who wants in?

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Lamoille Valley Rail Trail

Attended the Friends of the Lamoille Valley Rail Trail annual meeting the other night where I was reacquainted after many years with Eva.  She and her husband own a delightfully successful business, Lamoille Valley Bike Tours.  They specialize in electric bike tours and rentals.  We can pack up a Thistledown Inn picnic lunch to go and you can set out on your day's journey with a relaxing pedal.  Plan now for your summer                                                              2017 getaway!

Snow is flirting with us now.  The LVRT is also used for walking, hiking, xc skiing, and snowmobiling.  The Green Mountain snowmobile Co. will handle all your snowmobile rental needs including personalized service, equipment, and guides.  So git on out on the trail for an outdoor tour this winter!