Edible Delights at Golden Stage Inn
Although breakfast is the only full meal we serve at our Vermont Country Inn, it is hardly the only food you’ll be enjoying. The smell of homemade cookies is frequent in the inn, as we’re consistently filling the bottomless cookie jar with different varieties. Summer afternoons may call for a glass of “Haymakers punch,” a ginger-honey lemonade, best enjoyed by our backyard pool, while winter afternoons are perfect for our hot apple cider, mulled for hours with oranges and spices, best enjoyed fireside!
On winter weekends and holiday weeks, skiers and travelers are warmed with a crock of homemade soup, often coupled with fresh bread baked just that afternoon. Whether it’s Creamy Mushroom and Wild Rice Soup or maybe Pumpkin with Black Beans — whatever the selection is — it is always homemade and sure to satisfy and warm you until you head out for dinner at one of many nearby restaurants. (Just ask us for recommendations.)
Cookies and Chocolate Cake
We call our cookie jar “bottomless” because we keep refilling before it runs out. Some of the more frequent varieties include as Toll House Chocolate Chip, Chewy Oatmeal Craisin, or Molasses Crinkles. If it’s Saturday, be sure to leave room for dessert, because this is when Michael serves his signature “Saturday Night Chocolate Cake.” Moist and rich, this cake is the perfect conclusion to a full day.
You are welcome to bring your favorite beverage to the inn. We have openers and glasses for your use, and certainly you can store items in our refrigerator.
Breakfast at the Inn
Since we are a Bed and Breakfast, we figure we ought to take our breakfasts pretty seriously. Plus, we realize that you’ve got a full day ahead of you and we want to be sure you have the energy to fully enjoy it. So we make every effort to partner nutrition with indulgence, and familiar with fancy. In this way, we strive to please even the pickiest palate.
A Typical Golden Breakfast
Your breakfast may start with a visit to the self-serve coffee station where freshly brewed Green Mountain Coffee awaits you. Or maybe you’d rather a cup of hot tea – so many varieties to choose from. After you’re seated, we’ll offer you a glass of selected juices, and then deliver your starter course. A typical first course would be a bit of yogurt, laden with fresh fruit and our very own honey, served alongside a home-baked good, probably still warm from the oven. Crumb coffee cake, berry muffins, and candied ginger scones are a few of our recurring favorites. The entrée of the chef’s selection is then served. Some of our more popular offerings include:
- Buttermilk pancakes (with or without blueberries)
- Maple caramelized apples on homemade bread with gruyere cheese
- Spinach, tomato, and goat cheese frittata
- Baked eggs in a maple bread basket
- Cranberry-walnut whole wheat pancakes
- Breakfast burrito filled with an herbed cheddar and roasted tomato egg scramble
Special Diets, Allergies, and “Plain Vanilla” Eaters
For picky eaters, the idea of a single entrée selection can be daunting, and for those who have allergies or specific dietary restrictions, eating the wrong thing can have unpleasant or severe results. At Golden Stage Inn, we are happy to accommodate your dietary requests. While here, you don’t have to worry about unknown ingredients; virtually everything is made from scratch so we know exactly what is in our meals. Please let us know of your special requests when you make your reservation so we can take care of your needs. If you are gluten free, lactose intolerant, vegetarian, vegan, or just plain old picky, you will not leave our table dissatisfied.
When is breakfast served?
Most of the year, we serve breakfast between 8am and 9:30am, but we often make early exceptions by request and on winter weekends. On winter weekends, when the slopes open at 8am, we begin offering breakfast at 7am to ensure you don’t miss any of the freshly groomed trails. Fresh brewed Green Mountain Coffee and a variety of teas are available for early risers. (Plus, you always have access to our Keurig brewing machine too.) Dining is private, with individual seating times, at your own table.