While many people head to this part of the state to hit the slopes at Okemo Mountain Resort during the winter months, Proctorsville offers a quaint and friendly home away from home that you can enjoy throughout the year.
Whether you're visiting to ski the mountain, fly fish on the Black River, or hike the many trails that wind through the state forests and wildlife management areas, a stay in one our Proctorsville vacation rentals ensures that you're right in the middle of all the fun.
Proctorsville is a census-designated place in the town of Cavendish within southern Windsor County. The heart of this three-square-mile community is located just east of the junction of Vermont Routes 131 and 103 right alongside the winding Black River.
Despite its relatively small footprint (and population), Proctorsville still offers quite a few attractions for visitors. Start your days off with a delicious breakfast from the Vermont Apple Pie Bakery & Restaurant or just down the road at Crows Bakery & Opera House Cafe, both located on Depot Street.
Anglers will want to bring their bait and tackle to try their hand at catching varieties of trout and bass on the beautiful Black River that winds right through town.
Take a short five-mile drive north to visit Brook Farm Vineyards, a working vineyard established back in 1894 as a summer home. Walk among the historic buildings, stroll through the expansive flower, vegetable, and herb gardens, and, of course, sample some of their delicious wines.
Those wishing to explore the great outdoors can head three miles east to Hawks Mountain Wildlife Management Area, a 2,183-acre space with hiking trails and several streams perfect for fly fishing. Be sure to bring your camera and keep your eyes out for moose, white-tailed deer, and even the occasional peregrine falcon soaring overhead. Kids will also have a great time looking for toads, tree frogs, and wood turtles on the waterways.
During the winter months, guests will likely be spending time at the Okemo Mountain Resort, just four-and-a-half miles from the heart of Proctorsville. Known as “the big Vermont ski mountain that gets the little things right,” you’ll find exceptional snow, diverse trails for all skill levels, and plenty of family-friendly fun. In 2010, Parents Magazine rated Okemo Mountain as the Top U.S. Family Snow Resort. With 667 acres of skiable area and 121 runs, there’s something on the slopes for everyone!
At the end of the day, head back to town to enjoy dinner at Table19 Restaurant & Bar, which is famous for its ambiance and diverse menu featuring both gourmet Southeast Asian cuisine and incredible Texas BBQ.
While you may be happy to stay local and just enjoy a relaxing stroll down Main Street or a romantic riverside picnic, Proctorsville is also within a short drive of a number of larger towns, cities, and other worthwhile destinations.
Just 26 miles away, take a mind-opening journey through the Path of Life Garden in Windsor. Travel on foot through 18 unique works of art and walk the incredible labyrinth on 14 groomed acres all accented by the Connecticut River. This is one trip you're not likely to soon forget!
Less than 40 miles southwest of Proctorville, visit Manchester and experience the spectacular drive and incredible views on the way up to the summit of Mount Equinox. Though a relatively small town, Manchester is known for its outlet stores and great restaurants.
Enjoy the natural beauty and history of New England from the comfort of one of our Proctorville rentals and discover why so many people love Vermont!
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