Lucky for those with a sweet tooth and love for all things maple, Golden Stage Inn is one of the few bed and breakfasts in VT offering a special for Vermont Maple Sugar Open House Weekend.
Our Gone Sugarin’ Weekend will be filled with maple-bedecked breakfasts and afternoon treats as the smell of this delicate sugar made from the power of photosynthesis wafts through the kitchen doors to the rest of the inn. Mention the special when you make a reservation at our bed and breakfast for the weekend of March 22nd and 23rd and receive a complimentary bottle of local maple syrup from the innkeepers upon your arrival. If your mouth is already watering, try one of these recipes from Vermont Maple Sugar Maker’s Association.
- Vermont produces more than 40% of the nation’s maple syrup.
- It takes 40 gallons of sap to create just a single gallon of maple syrup!
- Hannah Teter, Olympic gold medal winner, credited VT maple syrup as her key to success.
- A grove of maple trees is called a ‘Sugarbush’ and are tapped in January and February.
- The Golden Stage Inn’s ‘Gone Sugarin’ Special is featured in BnB Finder’s blog.
Interested in touring local sugar shacks that produce Vermont maple syrup?
Let us know and we’ll connect you with several great maple syrup producers within driving distance of the inn. You’ll be astonished with how much hard work – on the part of both the people and the maple trees! – goes into a single ounce of syrup, or a single piece of maple candy. I recently came across a unique Vermont product that uses exclusively Vermont-produced maple sugar, and is mainly sold in Vermont and a few surrounding states… Yolo (a made up word standing for ‘you only live once’) produces popcorn snacks, including those lightly popped with maple syrup. Yummy! Restaurants in the area are hopping on board with the maple theme as well and including delicious syrup in various supper recipes. We’d be happy to recommend a maple-themed dinner reservation for you. There are also several maple-themed libations produced in Vermont, including Boyden Valley Winery’s Maple Reserve and Maple Creme Liqueur, Vermont Gold Ultra Premium Vodka, and several beers from Vermont breweries including Rock Art, Lawson’s Finest Liquids and Long Trail Brewery.
Processing maple syrup is still a career that many in Vermont depend upon for their livelihood. Maple products are a source of pride for Vermont residents, and provide an edible connection to an integral part of Vermont’s history and economic development.
Watch the video below to learn about how processing Vermont maple sugar is both a career and a lifestyle, as well as a family tradition and Vermont emblem.
This March, sugarin’ season sure will be sweet!
-Sophi Veltrop, The Golden Stage Inn