Fullerton Inn & Restaurant
Fullerton Inn and Bradford Tavern’s New Menu!

Have you checked out Southern Vermont’s newest restaurant in town? It’s the Bradford Tavern at the Fullerton Inn!

Recently we released a new, fresh, menu that is loaded with awesome pub fare.

Check out our wide selection of burgers, sandwiches and wraps, all created by our two outstanding chefs, James and Rene.

The Black Bean Burger, Jalapeno Burger BBQ Burger and Bacon Cheddar Burger are all taste bud friendly, or try and take down the one pound burger, it comes with cheese, onions, mushrooms and bacon.

Other great tavern fare that’s new is are the grilled boneless Pork Chops, Sirloin Tips, Seafood Jambalaya, and Salmon.

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We have five salads to choose from too, including our awesome Vermont Greens Salad that has apple, cheddar, bacon and maple mustard. Homemade soups are also made every day, enjoy a cup or a bowl.

If you just want to hang out and pick on things while you enjoy one of our 10 Vermont draft selections, we have a variety of snacks and starters for you. From boneless Buffalo Wings, to regular chicken wings, Mexican potato skins and Mini Egg Rolls.

Also, every night we’ll feature a special board from one of our chef’s special creations. Both Chef James and Rene come up with daily and weekend features to our already robust menu. So stop in for a great family atmosphere and enjoy great food at the Fullerton Inn.

Southern Vermont Golf

Vermont is known for a few things: It’s beautiful, scenic countryside, fall foliage, delicious beer, and great skiing in the winter.

But when people come to Vermont in the summer for a relaxing getaway, they often times forget to pack their golf clubs.

Southern Vermont is home to variety of courses that will challenge any skill level. If you thought skiing in Southern Vermont was tough, wait til you play some of the courses.

Eight courses are within reach of the Southern Vermont’s best bed and breakfast — the Fullerton Inn — with a well struck driver. Let’s take a look at some of the courses.

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Tater Hill – Just a 15 minute ride, Tater Hill is part of Okemo Mountain Resort, which also runs Okemo Valley. This course though is a challenging 6,400 yard course features lots of rolling hills that features lots of nature’s beauty, with wetlands, gardens and tree-lined fairways. A few of the greens were recently redesigned, as the course is challenge to the low handicapped players, but also playable for the beginners. For rates, which are very reasonable, click here.

Okemo Valley – The excellence that you would expect from the famed Okemo Mountain Ski Resort, is the same for this public course. With accolades like Golf Digest’s vote for best public course in Vermont in 2011, listed on Golfweek’s Best Courses you can Play, this scenic course is a par 70, and features the elevation change you’d expect in Southern Vermont. With the Green Mountains serving as your backdrop, it’s truly one of Vermont’s best courses. For rates, click here.

Woodstock Country Club – If Okemo Valley isn’t Vermont’s best courses, then Woodstock Country Club may take the cake. Named one of the worlds “top 100 golf resorts” by Golf Magazine, it features challenging play with sand traps and water hazards abound — and that’s not mentioning Vermont’s rolling hills. Prices are expensive — $89/109 weekday/weekend rate, but after 3 p.m. the price drops to $49/59. It’s a once in a lifetime course.

Crown Point Country Club – This member owned golf course in Weathersfield, only 25 minutes away, allows public play with tee times, and it’s something the public has greatly appreciated. Bent grass lines the picturesque fairways and greens,  and with 6,125 yards from the white tees, this makes it a worthy course for all levels of golfers. Great $35/$50 weekday/weekend rates, or any time after 4 p.m. play for $22/$25. Are you an active clergy or military serviceman or woman? Play for only $8.50.

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Killington Resort – It’s a long drive away (45 mins), but like skiing at this resort, it’s totally worth it. In the heart of the Green Mountains lies Killington Resort golf course, making for some elevation changing and blind shots. The Roaring Brook meanders through eight holes for some added beauty and hazards. It’s a challenging course, but rates are reasonable at $50/60 weekday/weekend, with a $39 twilight starting at 2 p.m. The course is expected to open May 24.

Green Mountain National Golf Course – Very close to Killington, it offers the same, scenic, yet challenging natural beauty of the Green Mountains. Hole 16 is the gem of the course, so take it in, or take a picture and make your friends jealous. Rates start at $49/59 weekday/weekend until June 20, then rates increase to $59/69.

Stratton Mountain — With Stratton Mountain serving as the backdrop, this 27-hole course is one of Vermont’s prettiest and challenging courses. The course once hosted six LPGA tournaments, so you know the caliber of the course is first class. It’s just 40 minutes Southwest of Chester, but well worth the trip. Click here for rates.

http://www.clublarkin.com/  – If you’re just looking to get a quick round in, JP Larkin offers a challenging nine hole course in Windsor, just 40 minutes north. It offers the slopes and beauty you’d expect from a Vermont course, with half the holes. $15/20 weekend/weekday rates make it reasonable, or if you love the course, play 18 holes for $25/30.

So don’t forget to pack your clubs when you come to spend a weekend at the Fullerton Inn. Instead of making ski trips to Vermont in the winter, you’ll be adding golf trips in the summer.

Brewery Tours back in action!

Here’s a reminder for you beer lovers out there, the infamous brewery tours return this month! Come out of your drinking hibernation this St. Patrick’s Day and stay out the following weekend!

March 21 -23 marks the first of many exciting Vermont brewery tours we host. What makes this tour even more amazing is that groundhogs and meteorologists everywhere agree that an early spring is headed our way. Cold beer, brewery tour, nice weather- sounds like uninterrupted bliss!

This tour is all kinds of awesome, especially if you come with family and friends.

Whoever you decide to bring will have a phenomenal time on the tour. Your party can select from one, two, and three day tours — depending on drinking stamina. This is an awesome tour because you can find packages that include your lodging, your meals, and your brewery tours. Each day you leave you visit various breweries in Vermont.

If you cannot attend the tours this spring, or if you prefer summer drinking- check out the rest of our schedule this year. Whatever season you decide to visit us, please remember to rejoice responsibly and stay careful when drinking beer!image

Tours 2013

·         March 21,22 & 23 - April 25,26 & 27 - May 23,24 & 25 - June 21,22 & 23 -

·         July 25, 26 & 27 - August 22, 23 & 24 - September 12, 13 & 14 -

·         October 17, 18 & 19 - November 14, 15 & 16

Photo Credit: ABG Blog: Vermont Beers

Special Couples Menu at Fullerton Inn

Make this Valentine’s Day a memorable one at the Fullerton Inn! From Valentine’s Day, Thursday Feb. 14, through Saturday the 16th, couples can enjoy an exclusive, three course meal couples menu for the low price of $75 per couple.

Choose from our homemade roasted turkey and vegetable soup with wild rice or a mixed petite green salad as an appetizer, before moving on to your choice of four outstanding entrees.

Stuffed Pork Loin, Slow Roasted Prime Rib, Long Trail Ale Baked Lobster and Black Bean Red Chili Pesto Ravioli make up our four exquisite entrees that will please any palate. To cap off the night, enjoy either Vanilla Crème Broulee or Molten Chocolate Cake for a little sweet treat. Coffee or tea is included in this special offer along with a complimentary glass of champagne.

Reservations are encouraged over for this special Valentine’s Day dinner, and you want to make them soon before the dining room fills up.

If having a romantic dinner at one of Southern Vermont’s premier bed and breakfasts isn’t enough, spend a night in one of our 20 guest rooms for a truly great Valentine’s Day experience.

How’s this for a nice Valentine’s Day – the special Fullerton Inn Valentine’s Day dinner Friday while spending the night with us Friday night, breakfast in the morning, then hit the slopes at one of Southern Vermont’s nearby ski resorts Saturday afternoon!

Don’t worry, we won’t tell your wife or date where you came up with such fun weekend!

Call 802-875-2444 to book your reservation today.

Time to ski!

The hustle and bustle of the holidays are finally over and now it’s time to enjoy some time on the mountain!

The Fullerton Inn is located within an hour to six, that’s, right six of the best ski venues in North America, including the world renown Killington Mountain, which is home to the largest ski area East of the Mississippi  — 141 trails and 22 lifts. We’re just 40 minutes from Killington.

Here’s the list of ski resorts we’re near.

Killington – 40 min drive. Killington is one of the most recognized ski resorts in the East, it ranks No. 7 this year on Skinet.com’s 2013 ski resort guide. There’s a reason it’s nicknamed the Beast of the East for a reason. It has lots of challenging trials and really has something for everyone.  

Pico Mountain – 50 mins. Pico is kind of like Killington’s little brother as it’s only down the road. But ever ski resort in Vermont is kind of like Killington’s little brother. It features a big mountain with small hill charm.

Stratton Mountain – 35 mins. – Skinet.com pegged Stratton as the sixth best resort in 2011-2012, and No. 14 on its resort guide in 2013. No matter how dry or unseasonably the winter season brings, Stratton does a fantastic job of getting the mountain ready in any conditions.

Bromley – Sun Mountain — 30 mins. A half hour drive to a place where kids can ski for just $15? It’s a steal. And $49 for an allday pass during the week is worth it too. Eight lifts is enough to have fun.

Magic Mountain – 15 mins. The closest place to ski from our bed and breakfast is just down the road in Londonberry. The ski resort had fallen on rough times, but its revival is worth visiting. Four li

Okemo Ski – 20 mins. Skinet.com has Okemo ranked as its fourth best ski resort in the East in the 2011-2012 season, and No. 15 for ski resorts in 2013 — and it’s just 20 minutes away. They do a lot of grooming so the trails are great for those looking to enjoy a nice, easy run instead of a challenge that other mountains provide.

There’s no better way to spend your time skiing than with us. We’re a close, scenic drive to any of these ski venues, plus, you get to enjoy a quaint and quiet atmosphere at a southern Vermont Bed and Breakfast without the hustle and bustle of a huge ski resort like Killington, Okemo or Stratton.

Southern Vermont New Year’s Eve Party

Hurry up and reserve your spot at our special New Year’s Eve Celebration at the Fullerton Inn.

The celebration starts at 5 p.m. with dinner before the Chris Kleeman Band takes the stage at 9 p.m. – through 12:30 a.m. to rock in the New Year. Dinner seating for this special event, which includes an elegant and special New Year’s Eve menu, begins at 5 p.m., with options to sit at 6 p.m., 7:30 p.m., and 9 p.m.

We have a limited number of seating for each dinner seating, so be sure to call 802-875-2444 and book your reservations at the place to be in Chester, VT this 2012 New Year’s Eve. After dinner stick around and jam out with one of the best blues band in Vermont, the Chris Kleeman Band. Kleeman had his first record ever recorded by the king of blues, B.B. King, so this hidden gem in out backyard will put on a memorable show like he’s done the past four years. 

It’s certainly a night you don’t want to miss. So come join us at the Fullerton Inn, Southern Vermont’s best bed and breakfast, rock into the New Year and stay in one of our cozy rooms and start of 2013 the right way. 

Fun times ahead in Chester VT, Fullerton Inn

A couple of great weekends are ahead at the Fullerton Inn and Chester VT, as it’s the beginning of the Overture to Christmas.

This Friday, Nov. 30, join us for our elegant Wine Pairing Dinner featuring “Wines We Love.”

Reservations are required for this event, so please hurry up and book now because seats are becoming limited. From 6 to 9 p.m. we’ll have an outstanding selection of wines that our patrons specifically enjoy. Nine wines in all will be featured in this event, each with its own dish to match by Chefs James Beliveau and Rene LaRouche. The event is just $45 per person. For nine wines and their own specialty prepared dish, it’s going to be a great night.

After that, spend the night and join us and Chester VT as they kickoff an Overture to Christmas. There will be a plethora of events going on after breakfast, including Holiday Crafts and Stories at the Chester-Andover Elementary School beginning at 10 a.m., a Christmas Tea and sale at St. Luke’s Episcopal Chursch afrom 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

From 2 – 4 p.m. kicks off Caroling by the Green Mountain High School Select Group, while the Caroling, Cookies and Cocoa event at the Newsbank Conference Center starts at 4 p.m. with Stan Norsworthy leading the tunes.

Then, after a whirlwind of a day, head back to Southern Vermont’s best Bed and Breakfast as we turn our Christmas Lights on for a brilliant display on the 19th century building.

It’s such a lovely time of year in Chester, VT and the weather is supposed to be great, so come join us as we celebrate winter and what is truly one of the best time of the year in Southern Vermont.

Leave the cooking to us this Thanksgiving!

Come enjoy a our great Thanksgiving Day Buffet in during the afternoon!

From 1 p.m. – 4 p.m., enjoy our offerings while you enjoy not having to cook, clean up or entertain. With all the Thanksgiving classics like roasted turkey with dried cranberry and thyme stuffing, broiled Atlantic salmon, applewood smoked bacon and black pepper mashed potatoes, carrots, squash, salads, cornbread and a variety of desert.

(Isn’t this starting to sound better than what you would eat at Grandma Betsy’s?)

And no, we didn’t forget about the kids. How about macaroni and cheese or chicken fingers for the little ones?

The cost of this outstanding Thanksgiving spread is $30 per person, while those 11 and under pay just $17. Price includes unlimited soft drinks, and reservations are requested.

Also, if you want to get away for the night and enjoy a romantic Thanksgiving at a picturesque southern Vermont bed and breakfast, then Fullerton Inn has a deal for you. For just $189 per couple, we’re offering lodging AND our Thanksgiving buffet. When you break it down, that’s just $129 for the room! Call 802-875-2444 and reserve your feast and room today.

It’s a great time to get away and don’t think Thanksgiving isn’t a great time to do so. With our special packages, make Thanksgiving a truly special holiday at our Southern VT retreat.

Colorful weekend trip

Fall foliage is a big deal in Vermont. Throughout the month of October Vermont literally turns into one of the prettiest places in America. The reds, yellows and oranges that transform the trees and the hilly terrain of Vermont are a site to see.

Vermont attracts people from all over the northeast to take in this once in a year experience, and typically, they come back wanting more. Let the Fullerton Inn be your home base for your fall foliage trip to Vermont.  

It’s a quick, scenic drive to Townshend State Forest and Green Mountain National Forest where you can take in the beauty during a hike or a stroll, while coming back to Fullerton during the evening for a relaxing and romantic getaway at a premier Southern Vermont bed and breakfast.

Mid-week packages start at just $279 while Southern Vermont weekend getaway packages begin at $319. Enjoy a fine breakfast each morning before you take in the beauty of a Southern Vermont Fall.

It is truly is a quick, inexpensive, breath-taking and romantic trip that will give you the best of not only Vermont has to offer, but nature’s natural beauty as well.

Weekend dates are still available October 20+21 and 26+27, so don’t hesitate as these packages go quick to see the pretty leaves paint the Vermont landscape. Call 866-884-8578 to book your reservation.