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In addition to the ski industry, other tourist attractions include East Burke=s Bailey's Country Store. This converted cow barn (1897) offers fresh baked breads and a ski shop on the second floor. Also in East Burke is Willy's restaurant, owned by George and Lorraine Willy, who operated a restaurant by the same name in lower Manhattan until 1978. The restaurant is a remodeled Methodist church with 16-foot ceilings, specializing in Bavarian cuisine.
The 1997/98 Vermont Yearbook reported Burke to be the home of three places for accommodations, four restaurants, three general stores, one quick stop, eight automotive repair garages, two cemeteries, two sporting goods stores, one art gallery, and a host of other businesses such as contractors, lawyers, plumbing, trucking companies, landscapers, a kennel, well-drilling companies, janitorial services, a radio station, and real estate offices, (The Vermont Yearbook, 1997-98).
The Mountain View Creamery, a Bed and Breakfast, is located in East Burke. Built in 1883 by Elmer A. Darling, the Mountain View Creamery supplied meat and dairy products for Darling's elegant Fifth Avenue Hotel in New York City. The Creamery Building, a carriage barn, a Morgan horse stable and the cow barn, one of the largest farm structures ever built in Vermont, frame the farm courtyard. The farm now consists of 440 acres and affords breathtaking views of Willoughby Gap and Burke Mountain. The Creamery, built in 1890, is a classic brick Georgian colonial building with a butter churn cupola. In 1989 the interior was restored and modernized to include ten rooms, each with a private bath, a parlor and dining rooms. Amenities include afternoon tea, cross-country skiing, hiking, bicycling, gardens, table tennis, lawn bowling, and croquet area and a function room for corporate retreats and gourmet lunches and dinners for groups. Address: Box 355, Darling Hill Road, East Burke, Vermont, 05832. The telephone is (802) 626-9924.
The Canadian Pacific Railroad runs through the town at West Burke.
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