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Tour

Southern Vermont

Landgrove, VT

May 24, 2024 – May 27, 2024 (3 nights)

$420 Per Person Double Occupancy

COMPLETED


BTCNJ’s 18th Annual Cycling Tour in Southern Vermont

Memorial Day Weekend, May 24-27, 2024

Our 18th annual late spring cycling weekend in beautiful southern Vermont will be Memorial Day Weekend, May 24-27, 2024. (We’ve only missed one year – 2020, due to COVID.) We will be staying again at our home away from home - the quintessential Vermont country inn - The Landgrove Inn (http://www.landgroveinn.com) - set in the gorgeous countryside between Manchester and South Londonderry.

Year after year, participants have enjoyed a wonderful weekend at the Landgrove Inn, forming a close BTCNJ friendship with the welcoming innkeeper and staff, who are very much looking forward to seeing us - their BTCNJ friends - this May. The Inn has charming rooms (all with private bath), large and comfortable common areas, storage for bikes, beautiful grounds, outdoor pool, and a lovely dining room. We have reserved the entire Inn with space for 34. We’ll revisit our gorgeous and well-liked cycling routes in the surrounding area, with time to kick back and relax in the peaceful undeveloped surroundings of the Inn. It is Vermont so don’t expect flat riding, but the routes are crafted for all levels (some shorter and very manageable; others longer and more challenging; and many in between). Any COVID safety protocols current at the time of the tour will be followed by the Inn, and by participants, as required and as appropriate.

The Inn is set on a dirt road, so the starts will be remote, but well worth the drive - a small trade-off for this lovely setting. In addition to great cycling, there are lots of other things to see and do: farmer’s markets, hiking (Hapgood Pond and the Catamount Trail are nearby), canoeing, kayaking, quarry swimming, Bromley Alpine Slide; great shopping (antiques, crafts and outlets); art galleries (this will be Open Studio Weekend) and museums; historic sites; quaint towns like Weston with the Vermont Country Store. And, the country store in Pawlet (on one of our favorite cycling routes) has been re-imagined and re-opened as Mach’s Market (sandwiches & wood-fired pizza).  Note: No TVs or phones in the rooms. Limited Wifi in the lounge areas only. Virtually no cell service, but you can use the Inn’s phone for short calls. This is a peaceful place!

  • COST: $420 per person for the 3-night weekend based on 2 to a room, and includes: 3 full breakfasts, 2 dinners (Saturday and Sunday evenings), cocktail hours with hors d’oeuvres (cash bar Friday & Sunday). The last 17 years, this weekend has sold out very quickly so reserve early.
  • TO RESERVE: EMAIL me starting  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2023 at 8PM EST. Emails sent prior to Dec. 5 will be ignored.  [email protected], SEND YOUR CHECK or ZELLE (my email or phone #) for $420 per person ONCE YOU ARE CONFIRMED for this tour. Your check/payment must be received within 10 days of my confirmation to keep your space.
  • PAYMENT: of $420 (make checks out to Linda Krauss) to: Linda Krauss, 570 Homestead Dr., Apt 51, Edwards, CO, 81632.
  • CANCELLATION POLICY: NEW THIS YEAR: All cancellations will incur a $20 per person cancellation fee, which will be added to the additional gratuities we collect for the very hardworking staff at the Inn. No refunds for cancellations received after April 29th (unless we are able to fill your space).

We will do our best to accommodate any special needs or requirements. For questions or further information, contact Linda Krauss ([email protected]  or 201.220.0205).