As Smugglers' Notch area residents and entrepreneurs, we take our connection to our community to heart. Many of our neighbors serve the community and its visitors through their shops, inns, outdoor activities, entertainment, art, services and restaurants. We love to recommend places to go, people to meet and things to do. After all, coffee connects the world. If you're looking for a great family ski area or any-season vacation getaway, look no further. Make the Smugglers Notch area your destination.
The Smugglers' Notch area is at the center of the beauty and resources of this unique part of Vermont. It is a crossroads between north and south, Stowe and Cambridge, east and west, Burlington and Johnson. It is at the crossroads between Vermont and Quebec, and between our past and future.
There is much history here, from beer, wine and spirits smuggling during the prohibition of the early 1900's, to the development of Smugglers' Notch Resort, one of the nation's first and most famous ski and vacation destinations. Today, area residents and business owners map the course of 21st century development. Integrity, tradition and beauty remain at the core of this journey.
You can sense this at every turn of the road as you explore the Cambridge are and travel the Notch’s winding road, one of the most celebrated and most scenic drives in America; in the preservation of the farming industry (Valley Dream Farm, Boyden Farm, Quarry Hill Farm), and the tasteful and careful transformation of traditional ways of life to embrace the land in new, creative ways. Local spirit, artisanship and expertise pave the way.
From Stowe and its upscale shops and spas to Jeffersonville and Cambridge's quiet beauty and beaming business and artistic community (The Farm Store, Essence Salon, Smuggler’s Notch Distillery, Backcountry Magazine, Bryan Memorial Gallery, Visions of Vermont), there is much to discover on both sides of the mountain, well beyond the unlimited opportunities for outdoor activities (skiing, hiking, Vermont Canoe & Kayak or Zipline adventures).
Define your own crossroads by visiting The Vermont Maple Outlet at their beautiful location, right on Route 15 between Cambridge and Jeffersonville. They are the exclusive storefront retailer for Brown & Jenkins Coffee in this area. The Vermont Maple Outlet is located 6 miles from Smugglers Notch Resort, 45 minutes from Stowe, the "ski capital of the east," and less than a two-hour drive from 4 other major ski areas: Jay Peak, Sugarbush, Bolton and Killington.
The people who make up this beautiful landscape can introduce their products, services and dreams better than we can. Please visit the links below and drive on to visit our fellow merchant, food and hospitality neighbors. Chat with them. Stay a while. Also visit the Smugglers Notch Area Chamber of Commerce website for area information and an extensive list of local businesses, retail outlets, services, gift shops, restaurants, artisans, farm stands, activities and grocery shops.
For us at Brown & Jenkins, coffee is our connection. We have met so many of you while chatting over a good cup of fresh-roasted coffee. Welcome to our beautiful corner of Vermont. We raise our cup to you.