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A Summer Excursion to Ben and Jerry’s Flavor Graveyard

While the factory tour at this famous ice cream duo’s facility is still unavailable, there are still cones to eat and the Ben and Jerry’s Flavor Graveyard to explore. Known as one of the best ice cream plants in the county, Ben and Jerry’s is located in Waterbury, Vermont, just about 35 minutes from our Bed and Breakfast. It’s a beautiful scenic drive from Warren to Waterbury with some fascinating points of interest along the way.

If you’re a fan of sweet treats, then you’ll especially love choosing West Hill House B&B for your lodging accommodations in Vermont. Not only will a beautiful breakfast be prepared each morning of your stay, but throughout the day, Innkeeper Susan serves up mouthwatering homemade cookies with the precision and skill of a professional baker. You’ll find many of her recipes on our blog!

Susan’s home-baked treats are just the beginning of the special touches on a stay at our Vermont Bed and Breakfast. We often hear from our guests that arriving at our Inn is akin to the warm and welcoming feeling of entering a close relative’s house. We encourage you to make yourself at home and we are also delighted to help you with your plans for each day you are with us. In fact, we’re celebrating our 17th year as Innkeepers, and we continue to love looking after our guests.

Reserve your room first, and then start planning your itinerary filled with exciting outings like Bed and Jerry’s Flavor Graveyard. Head over to our booking calendar today!

Ben and Jerry's Flavor Graveyard

Visit Ben and Jerry’s Flavor Graveyard and Tour

This iconic ice cream brand is a household name around the globe, and when you’re visiting Vermont, it’s a fantastic addition to your itinerary. The Ben and Jerry’s Flavor Graveyard is a walk to remember. You’ll weave your way through more than 30 “gravestones” of the departed flavors from the famous ice cream line. Each headstone reads the name and ingredients, plus the years it was available. True ice cream lovers are encouraged to vote to bring back their favorite departed flavors.

After you’ve walked the Ben and Jerry’s Flavor Graveyard path, pop up to the outdoor ice cream window for a sweet treat of one of their many still available ice cream flavors. The Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream shop is open daily from 11 am until 6 pm. At this time, they still haven’t set a reopening date for the factory tours, but heading up to Waterbury is still a treat.

Ben and Jerry's Flavor Graveyard

More to Check Out on a Day Trip in Waterbury, Vermont:

After you’ve toured the Ben and Jerry’s Flavor Graveyard and had your fill of ice cream, there’s much more to explore in Waterbury. Here are a few activities to add to your day trip:

  • Little River State Park: This is a lovely state park for hiking, mountain biking, swimming, and picnicking. The 850-acre Waterbury Resoviour comes alive with kayakers, paddleboarders, and beach-goers soaking up the sun during the summer months.
  • Prohibition Pig: If you’ve stretched your legs and you’re ready for some lunch, this restaurant and brewery is an excellent find in Waterbury. On the historic Main Street, menus offer smoked meats, craft cocktails, and locally brewed beer.
  • Pete’s Greens: Get a good look at the local bounty of fresh, seasonal produce and products our dedicated farmers create each year at this farm store and petting zoo. You’ll find prepared foods to be enjoyed on one of their many picnic tables out in the Vermont countryside.

Ben and Jerry's Flavor Graveyard

Elegant Lodging for your Vermont Getaways

After returning from Ben and Jerry’s Flavor Graveyard and exploring Waterbury, you’ll love relaxing in your private guest suite at our Vermont Bed and Breakfast. Each room offers comfortable seating areas, perfect for a quiet moment. You’ll find cozy gas fireplaces, comfortable beds, and spa-like bathrooms fit for bubble baths and steamy showers. Each of our nine guest rooms is unique, but all come equipped with high-end amenities to make your stay the best.

We offer an array of special packages to enhance your stay; whether you’re joining us for romance or an anniversary, a significant life change, or a babymoon, we have extra perks to make your getaway to Vermont fantastic. Be sure to check out our packages here before you reserve your room. We can’t wait to host you! Book your next stay today.

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