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Dec 28, 2010 08:18 AM

Smuggler's Notch

Looking for suggestions near the resort for a couple weeks from now.
Am I missing something that there are no entries?
I'm taking the beau, who likes to ski, for a getaway. My consolation (not a skiier!) will be at least one good dinner while we're there.
Can you help?
Thank you and Happy New Year!

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  1. We've just come back from a week there. The best restaurant is 158 Main which is in "downtown" Jeffersonville. They serve breakfast, lunch and dinner. All excellent. We had lunch there the other day and their salads were outstanding.

    If you're ambitious, the next best place to go is burlington which is 45 minutes away. We tried American Flatbread Company in downtown burlington this trip and it was great. Wood-fired pizzas with wonderful local toppings, excellent salads and a long list of local beers.

    The food at Smugglers is mediocre at best - but acceptable and not outrageously priced. We tend to bring a cooler with staples and buy local products like cheese, eggs, sausage, bacon, maple syrup - and cook in. Highly recommend the Cabot cheese outlet in Waterbury and Snowflake Chocolates in Jericho if you're in the area.

    4 Replies
    1. re: demifast

      Thank you. I think we'll take your advice. After skiing all day, I don't think I'll be able to convince the hub to travel 45 minutes to an hour to and (especially) from a restaurant.

      1. re: demifast

        If you're driving a bit, you don't have to go to Burlington for good food. I'm not sure how long the drive is into Waterbury from Jeffersonville this time of year, though. There's great stuff in Waterbury, and pretty good stuff in Stowe (some really good stuff but I think it's a little more pricey than it's worth, but I'm notoriously cheap ;), as well.

        1. re: Morganna

          According to the Smugglers Notch website, the road to Waterbury and Stowe is snowed in and closed in winter, so you'd have to go through Burlington to get there....

          I've also had a recommendation for Three Mountain Lodge, which is close to SN, but off the resort. Can anyone confirm that place is worth trying? Are there places in the resort that are better than others, or any that should simply be avoided? Thanks.

          Three Mountain Lodge
          RR 108, Jeffersonville, VT 05464

          1. re: sir chowalot

            Reporting back after our stay...
            We loved 158 Main. Nice people, good food. Avoid the nachos unless you're sharing with three or four friends. It will ruin your appetite for the rest of the delicious menu. The Jeffersonville Pizza Depot next door is reported to have the best pizza in the area though we didn't get to try it.
            Three Mountain Lodge was okay, not great. Very ski chalet atmosphere and basic menu. Good beer selection.
            We had dinner at the resort at the Hearth and Candle, the highend restaurant there and it was quite good, though a little pricey. But what you'd expect for a captive audience.
            Yes, the road to Waterbury and Stowe is closed in the winter so no no joy there.
            But we did, as demifast suggested, bring a cooler and stocked up on local goodies and enjoyed ourselves.

            Three Mountain Lodge
            RR 108, Jeffersonville, VT 05464