Placid, rustic, and idyllic in every season, the sleepy Vermont town of Whitingham possess all the quintessential charms of small town New England.
Known as the birthplace of Brigham Young, what this town lacks in size, it makes up for in unspoiled, natural beauty. Of particular popularity are the peak foliage months when rolling hills blush fiery shades of red and gold and burn brightly in the autumn sun. Whitingham is an ideal place to channel one's inner Thoreau, nurture his or her budding Emersonian spirit, or simply enjoy the sweet crispness of a gentle Southern Vermont breeze through autumn maple trees and the quiet majesty of snow falling on stark boughs in the winter.
You don't need to be a reclusive poet to appreciate the seasonal splendors of this homey hamlet - its convenient location nearby to multiple top-notch ski areas make it a great home base for winter trips. Book a stay in one of our cozy Whitingham vacation rentals and experience the magic of small town New England for yourself.
Settled in 1767, Whitingham is a gold mine of early-American history. In the summer, a self-guided bike tour from historic sign to historic sign (there are five total) is a great way to get to know your vacation host town. The Harriman Dam, just off the Scenic Route 100 Byway, was completed in 1923 and is certainly worth a gander while in town. Wide, mostly flat trails in this area along Lake Whitingham allow for leisurely hiking or biking. The lake, spanning nearly eight miles, is a lovely place to cool off, hang out, picnic, or a relaxed combination of all three! For a true Whitingham summer experience, pack a couple steaks and have a lakefront barbecue on the provided grills. Complement your feast with sweet and savory dairy delights from Spoonwood Cabin Creamery.
Take in scenic views on the Town Hill Commons, or squeeze in a history lesson with a visit to the Whitingham Historical Society to learn more about landmarks of note and points of interest.
As with any town, a great way to get know the community vibe is to check out creations by local artists, and New England art certainly has a flair of its own. Stone Soldier Pottery and Town Hill Pottery each offer selections of original creations from artists in and around Whitingham.
When in Vermont, it is essential for one to get his or her hands (and tongue) on some real, authentic Vermont Maple treats. Accomplish this mission with a visit to Sprague & Son Sugarhouse and taste the creamy, sugary goodness of a New England autumn.
In winter months, Whitingham turns into a snowy playground for avid snowmobilers. This town boasts over 45 miles of trails that make up only a small portion of the 4,700 miles of Vermont corridor trails. Lake Whitingham is also open to snowmobiles, and there are shops in town (such as Cherry Creek Sales) that will service your vehicle if it needs a tune up during your stay.
Whether you're an avid powder hound or a casual snow bunny, Whitingham makes a great home base for ski-trip adventures - it's conveniently located close to multiple mountains and resorts! Spend a day on the slopes of Mt. Snow in the charming town of West Dover, only about 17 miles north. Great cross-country skiing awaits 22 miles west at Prospect Mountain, and 19 miles south in Massachusetts, Berkshire East boasts great skiing in snowy months as well as zip-lining, kayaking, and biking adventures in the summer.
Nestled in the rolling hills of cozy southern Vermont, Whitingham makes the perfect spot for a romantic getaway during peak foliage season, or an exciting friends trip to explore nearby snow-covered peaks. Book one of our Whitingham vacation rental homes today and plan your next New England escape!