Quechee, Vermont is a charming and scenic destination to explore any time of year, but when Valentine’s Day rolls around, there’s no place more romantic to enjoy with your loved one. This year, elevate the romantic experience by making plans to travel this way and enjoy the best of Quechee sights and flavors hand-in-hand! The following are just a few options of the many in Quechee to be sure to add to your Valentine’s Day itinerary. Be sure to explore the best things to do in Quechee!
Hike the Quechee Gorge
For couples that find their romantic stride with hiking boots laced up, ready to hit the trails, there’s no destination in Quechee quite like the Quechee Gorge. Known and loved as one of the most iconic natural landmarks this scenic destination hosts, couples that crave outdoor adventure will find plenty of reasons to bundle up, make their way down the gorge and enjoy spectacular and romantic February views. Bring your camera and your binoculars if you also enjoy bird watching as this lush landscape is the place to enjoy it all!
Tour the Quechee Historic Mill District
If history is what gets your heart beating this Valentine’s Day, a tour of the Quechee Historic Mill District hand-in-hand with the one you love most is bound to please. Added to the National Register of historic places in 1997, this area of Quechee is a good place to get a look at the architecture and vibe of what was once exclusively a mill town. As you stroll between Main Street, Quechee West Hartford Road, and Old Quechee Road, you’ll become a part of a place that first found its roots in 1760 and was a thriving industrial center all the way through the late 19th-century.
Make Your Way to Mount Tom
When stunning views are the epitome of a romantic escape, then you’ll want to travel to nearby Woodstock for a trek up to Mount Tom. This accessible summit stands at an elevation of only 1,357 feet, but provides sweeping views of the Vermont landscape that are truly breathtaking. Mount Tom is an integral part of the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historic Park so if you have time to spare, there are always additional options for fun waiting in the way of running, hiking, or skiing depending on your luck with snowfall this year.
Visit the Quechee Covered Bridge
Perhaps there’s nothing that embodies the idea of Vermont charm more than the Quechee covered bridge. A visit here makes for an ultra-romantic Valentine’s day stop and photo opportunity. The Quechee covered bridge is located on Waterman Hill Road at the intersection of Main Street and Route 4. Fully restored and rebuilt in 2011, the Quechee covered bridge stretches 85-feet long and is a two-way pedestrian bridge making it simple to stroll along and admire the dam and waterfall that run below. If you’re up for making it more of a romantic bridges tour, then consider traveling out of Quechee as a follow-up and making your way towards the Middle covered bridge in Woodstock or the Taftsville covered bridge—both of which promise to thrill!
Savor the Flavors of Putney Mountain Winery & Spirits
The Vermont landscape has long lent itself to ample fruit production, and so it comes as no surprise that the area is home to some well-loved wineries. If you and your loved one are looking for a place to settle in, enjoy each other’s company, and savor the local wine flavors, then the Putney Mountain Winery is the place to be. Putney Mountain Winery & Spirits has been a flavorful favorite in Quechee since opening in 1998 and the Quechee tasting room is open Friday through Sunday from 11:00 am until 5:00 pm. The tasting room is located within the Cabot Cheese Store in Quechee Gorge Village providing visitors with the option to pair plates of delectable cheese with just the right red, white, or sparkling selection! Wines sampled at Putney Mountain Winery lean towards the unexpected with options to try glasses that feature the best of pear, blueberry, and even rhubarb! The on-site staff is ready and waiting to answer questions and make recommendations so you and your loved one can make the most of every savory moment.
Dine at The Mill at Simon Pearce
Situated at 1760 Quechee Main Street, The Mill at Simon Pearce is a fantastic choice when you’re ready to sit down and enjoy a delicious dinner during your Valentine’s Day getaway. Currently open Wednesday through Sunday from 11:00 am until 9:00 pm, The Mill at Simon Pearce offers up a delightful menu that’s rivaled only by its mill and waterfall views. Located on the banks of the Ottauquechee River, this restaurant requires a reservation to guarantee your place in the romantic dining room. Whether you go with the Vermont cheddar soup and ricotta gnocchi or enjoy the salmon and whitefish rillettes, your experience here promises to be as inviting as it is palate-pleasing.
Book Today and Find Many Fun Things to Do in Quechee
Whether you’re in town to enjoy a romantic getaway this Valentine’s Day or can’t wait to explore Quechee any other time of year, the team at Carefree Quechee Vacations has the accommodations you need to stay close to the fun and enjoy the comfort and luxury you deserve! Contact us today to learn more. Explore our 1-bedroom vacation rentals!