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Head to Ben and Jerry’s Factory Tour this Summer

The Ben and Jerry’s Factory Tour in Waterbury, Vermont, is a delightful way to spend a summer day, especially if you’re looking for a sweet escape from the routine. This iconic ice cream factory is not only a celebration of all things Ben and Jerry’s but also an insight into the company’s deep-rooted commitment to community values and environmental sustainability.

Located in the beautiful Green Mountains of the Mad River Valley, the Ben and Jerry’s Factory Tour is a scenic drive from our Vermont bed and breakfast, making a visit an ideal day-trip destination. During the tour, visitors get a behind-the-scenes look at the ice cream production process and learn about the history and values that shaped Ben and Jerry’s into one of the world’s most popular ice cream brands. The tour is educational and entertaining, perfect for families, couples, and solo travelers.

Whether you are searching for a place for your next romantic getaway, a quick weekend trip to add to your summer plans, or a long, leisurely vacation, our Vermont Bed and Breakfast is the best place to stay in the Mad River Valley. We’re located right in the middle of everything, so we’re the perfect home base for day trips exploring our beautiful Green Mountain State. Each of our nine guest rooms is unique and has a theme, evoking the mountains, the Scottish highlands, or Paris. All have cozy, comfortable beds, en suite baths, air conditioning, and more! Book your lodging today. 

Ben and Jerry's Factory Tour this summer in Vermont for a day trip from our bed and breakfast

Summer Day Trip: Ben and Jerry's Factory Tour

The Ben and Jerry’s Factory Tour is a must-do for ice cream lovers and anyone interested in learning more about this thriving, socially responsible company. The tour offers a deeper understanding of Ben and Jerry’s commitment to quality and community, all while providing plenty of opportunities to enjoy some delicious ice cream.

It’s a perfect summertime outing in Vermont that combines educational content with pure, delicious fun. Here’s what to expect at the  Ben and Jerry’s Factory Tour:

  1. The only Ben and Jerry’s factory offering tours is located in Waterbury. This location was the first for the company, opening in 1985.
  2. Pre-purchasing your tickets online is highly encouraged due to limited capacity.
  3. The 30 minute guided portion of your Factory Experience begins with a quick film to learn about our company culture followed by a short walk to our glassed-in mezzanine overlooking the production room floor where your tour guide will explain how we make our pints. To sweeten the deal you’ll also receive a free sample!
  4. Don’t miss the gift shop for Ben and Jerry’s themed merchandise and hit the scoop shop for more ice cream.
  5. One of the best places to enjoy your treat during the summer is outdoors on the grounds. Take a self-guided walking tour of the Flavor Graveyard, where guests can walk the maze of “dearly departed” flavors over the years. All set with the stunning mountain backdrop and perfect for your Instagram story updates.

More Vermont Day Trips to Check out During Your Stay:

There are several excellent self-guided day trip itineraries from our Vermont bed and breakfast near Warren and Waitsfield, taking in the beautiful scenery, historical attractions, and fantastic farms that Vermont has to offer.

Our suggestions are the “Col and Waterfall Tour“, the historic “Covered Bridges and Culinary Tour“, the “Monuments and the Quarry They Came from Tour“, and the “Vermont Cheese Tour” that you can design yourself. Click on any of these links and you’ll find a detailed itinerary. These tours are one of the best ways to meet some of the wonderful people who call the Mad River Valley home.

As a guest at our Inn, please take advantage of the wealth of knowledge that our Innkeepers can offer you. They’re happy to help make arrangements, reservations, and more.

Ben and Jerry's Factory Tour this summer in Vermont for a day trip from our bed and breakfast

Book our Vermont Bed and Breakfast for Your Next Getaway near Waitsfield

During the summer months, you certainly won’t run out of things to do; however, the Ben and Jerry’s Factory Tour will likely be a highlight! When you’re not busy enjoying ice cream and exploring the valley, our Vermont Bed and Breakfast offers you an unparalleled opportunity to relax and unwind in the quiet countryside. We offer our guests a warm welcome, personalized concierge service, luxurious guest rooms, and plenty of amenities throughout your stay. 

Inside our historic Inn, you’ll find nine exclusive guest rooms, each with private en-suite bathrooms. The bathrooms have either indulgent steam showers or jetted tubs, and the rooms have the most comfortable beds you’ve ever slept in. Your stay has many complimentary amenities, including individually controlled air conditioning for the coming summer months.

Each morning of your stay, you’ll awaken to the mouthwatering smells of breakfast made fresh for you from scratch in our kitchen by your host, Susan. Our three-course breakfast starts with fruit juice, homemade bread or muffins, and a specially prepared fruit dish, followed by a hot entrée. Beverages and homemade treats are always available throughout the day, too. In the afternoons, we also offer wine by the bottle, by the glass, and a selection of Vermont beers. In addition, we have our unique Quaich Single Malt Scotch bar, and we would love to share a bit of this Scottish history and tradition with you. Book your lodging today! 

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