Campaign Overview

For our employees

The past year has been unlike any other in our history. It took an incredible effort individually and collectively to navigate the difficult conditions we all faced. As a way to show gratitude for your dedication, UVM is partnering with Vermont organizations to offer incentives for you to take a break, recharge, and enjoy a well deserved vacation this summer. On this page, you will find a curated list of partners and the details of their offers. This list will be continuously update throughout the summer so check back for more opportunities!

For our community partners

The conditions created by the pandemic have undoubtedly had a significant impact on local restaurants, attractions, resorts and other local businesses throughout Vermont. Emerging strategies for recovery are an opportunity for collaborative partnerships. UVM wants to partner with you to stimulate local economic activity by offering incentives for UVM employees to explore and enjoy the very best that Vermont-based businesses have to offer.

The goal of the Vermont Staycation campaign is to express gratitude to our dedicated education professionals and healthcare workers while simultaneously mobilizing over 12,500 people -- 4,125 UVM employees and 8,500+ UVM Medical Center employees (pending) -- to contribute to Vermont's economic recovery. 

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Promise to Partners

UVM will provide the following services to organizations that join the campaign: 

  • Website visibility - We will feature your logo, a link to your website, and a description of the incentive that you are providing on our campaign landing page.
  • Direct email outreach - The Vermont Staycation campaign will be internally promoted to over 12,500 people: 4,125 UVM employees and 8,500+ UVM Medical Center employees (pending).
  • Future partnerships - You will be added to a preferred list for future collaborative opportunities. 

TIME PERIOD

Offers to be valid beginning June 1st through Labor Day weekend.  Each business partner may choose to include black out dates and other restrictions as part of their offer.

DISCOUNT 

Incentives will vary by participating partner, but we encourage discounts for families.  A percent off retail price, “buy one, get one free” or “buy one, get one half price” offers are possible options but we welcome creative proposals. 

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The North Hero House Inn & Restaurant

The North Hero House is pleased to offer UVM employees and retirees special savings when you sign up for the UVM Club:

Join the UVM Club and receive a $10 coupon just for joining.

When you join you will also receive:

  • A $20 coupon sent during your birthday month for use that month
  • A coupon for 1/2 bottle of champagne for use during your anniversary month
  • 10% savings on our regular room rates at any time
  • A regular email update of special offers and activities for UVM Club members

Spring & Summer Specials

Spontaneous Special – A spontaneous special may be booked after noon on the day of check in by calling the front desk at 802-372-4732. The spontaneous special requires that dinner be eaten in the North Hero House dining room on the night of stay. Breakfast for two is included.

April -June – $79 per night for any room (suites are $129) if we have availability on the same day as the reservation is made.

July & August – $99 per night for any room (suites are $149) if we have availability on the same day as the reservation is made.

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Vermont International Film Festival

Through June 2021, UVM employees can access a 20% discount on VTIFF's Virtual Cinema screens, using the promotional code UVM2021.

When you sign in, you must use your @uvm.edu email to receive the discount. 

***Please note that there will be rare occasions when discounts won't be possible because of distributor restrictions, but it will state this clearly on the purchase page if that is the case.

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Skirack - Ski and Bike Shop

Skirack first opened its doors in 1969 just a few blocks from its present location at the corner of Main and Pine streets in downtown Burlington, Vermont. Over the years, we have undergone many changes and all with one goal in mind - to provide the finest outdoor goods and services.

Discounts for UVM employees with valid ID include:

  • 10% off all in-stock, regularly priced items (excluding bikes, gift cards, GoPro, heartrate/GPS)
  • 25% off Ski and Snowboard Tunes
  • 20% off Bike, Ski, Snowboard and Snowshoe rentals
  • 10% off other services

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Best Western Plus Waterbury-Stowe

If you work for UVM and you love Vermont as much as we do, you're our friend (or even our family)! The Best Western Plus Waterbury-Stowe is pleased to extend our Friends and Family discount of 20% off your stay to UVM employees. Please call 802.244.7800 to book and ask for the Friends and Family Discount. UVM ID required at check-in. Based on availability. Subject to change at the
discretion of the Management.

With a full array of newly remodeled guest rooms and suites, we offer award-winning clean, and affordable accommodations for families and couples. Our beautiful 14-acre site at Vermont’s four-season recreational hub in Waterbury makes any trip an adventure. Best Western Plus Waterbury-Stowe amenities include:
* Impeccably clean and comfortable rooms with free high-speed wireless
internet
* Full hot breakfast buffet, always included with your stay
* Swings and playset
* Indoor heated pool and whirlpool with a retractable roof for lots of
ventilation!
* On-site Vermont covered bridge
* Pond and walking trail with seasonal gardens and picnic areas
* Motorcycle wash station
* Designated Pet-Friendly Rooms (as available, with prior reservation)
* Eco-friendly and green practices
* Library/common room with fireplace and big screen TV

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Inn on the Green

Middlebury Vermont’s Historic Bed & Breakfast

Our roots trace richly to Middlebury and the College that was founded in 1800. ln 1803, Loyal Case, a brilliant young lawyer and abolitionist, purchased from town father, Gamaliel Painter, a parcel on South Pleasant Street. He proceeded to build a classic Federal-style home. ln the years that followed, it grew, adding to its splendid presence, overlooking the Town’s green.

UVM employees can enjoy our inclusive overnight stay for two, homemade cookies provided in room, Vermont breakfast basket delivered outside the room door all at a 15% discount. Use promo code UVMstaycation2021 while booking. 

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Blue Gentian Lodge

To insure the best possible experience, we kindly request you make reservations directly to our property by phone at (802) 824-5908

  • Stay 1 mid-week night Sunday - Thursday, get 2nd night at 1/2 price.
  • Stay 2 nights weekend, Friday & Saturday, receive a 10% discount.

UVM ID and COVID Vaccine card required.

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Rokeby Museum

Rokeby Museum is a historic farm property and museum at 4334 United States Route 7 in Ferrisburgh, Vermont. The 90-acre property includes a 1780s farmstead, and eight agricultural outbuildings with permanent exhibits. Hiking trails cover more than 50 acres of the grounds.

Present your UVM ID for $2 off of general admission.

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Stone Hill Inn

Our Stowe, VT bed and breakfast is a quiet, nine-acre refuge for couples surrounded by the Vermont woods, yet only 5 minutes away from restaurants and quintessential New England culture in Stowe. A welcoming place to catch your breath; to take some time to celebrate life…together.

Receive 25% off any 2 night or more stay with proof of Vermont residency. Use promo code VERMONT when booking.

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Monkey House

A sweet little music venue and craft beer bar in Winooski, VT then COVID hit.... now: Sometimes a music venue (when safe), craft beer & cocktail bar, and pizza slice bar in Winooski, VT.

Get a $1 slice of cheese pizza with the purchase of any drink between 4pm-7pm, anyday of the week.

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White Horse Inn

The White Horse Inn is a modern 26-guest-room inn and bed-and-breakfast, built 1978, in the mountain town of Fayston, Vermont — at the entrance to Sugarbush’s Mount Ellen ski area.

UVM Employees will receive a free full breakfast with your overnight stay. 

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Phineas Swann Inn & Spa

Looking for a romantic getaway in Vermont? Look no further than the Phineas Swann Bed and Breakfast Inn. We’ve been featured on HGTV, CNN, Yankee, New York and Boston Magazine, which named the Phineas Swann Bed and Breakfast Inn near Jay Peak as one of New England’s Top 5 Romantic Inns.

Complimentary bottle of champagne upon arrival for all UVM Community Staycation guests. UVM Family should request champagne when booking.

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Seymour Lake Lodge

Visit the Seymour Lake Lodge year round for a Vermont lake and mountain vacation retreat. A great place to bring the kids, enjoy swimming, boating and winter sporting on one of Vermont's most pristine and beautiful lakes.

UVM Employees will receive 20% off of a stay of 2 nights or more.

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The Governor's House

The Governor’s House offers elegance and luxury with the warm welcome of a romantic Vermont bed and breakfast near Stowe. It combines old-world charm with modern luxury. A perfect place to enjoy beautiful New England fall foliage, take a relaxing sleigh ride, or just get away from it all.

Here are special offers for UVM employees:

  • 10% discount on overnight stays of at least two nights, 15% if it includes any non-weekend nights (Sun. - Thurs. except for holidays)
  • Anyone coming for full afternoon tea will get half a dozen scones to take home for breakfast.
  • Anyone coming for a Jane Austen weekend will get a little remembrance to take home.

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Stowe Cider

Stowe Cider was founded in 2013 with a vision of bringing something different to the cider scene- a version that boasted less than half the sweetness of most commercial cider. Once this niche was created to “keep cider dry", demand was high and the location was quickly outgrown. Stowe Cider became a favorite stop among visitors and locals alike.

For UVM Employees: Buy one flight of cider, get another flight for free!

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Abel Mountain Campground

Looking for a beautiful, relaxing place to unwind? You’ve come to the right place! Only minutes off the highway, yet a quiet secluded haven, Abel Mountain Campground is nestled along the third branch of the White River and has 270 acres of trails. One hundred thirty-one spacious, grassy sites are available; 117 water/electric/cable/sewer and 14 water/electric/cable. We have freed up more riverbank sites for non-seasonal campers. All sites come equipped with picnic tables and large fire rings. Enjoy the serene and friendly atmosphere surrounded by the relaxing sounds of the river.

For UVM Employees: Book a stay from Sunday through Thursday, and get one night free! Not valid for any holiday weekends and only as availability permits. 

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West Hill House B&B

You are cordially invited to experience the serenity of the Vermont countryside at our Warren Bed and Breakfast. Located on the eastern slopes of the Green Mountains, our 100% solar powered B&B is beside the Sugarbush Golf Course and very close to Mountain Biking Trails and The Long Trail. As we are set on a lightly traveled country road surrounded by gardens and ponds, our B&B offers the ideal retreat from the day to day work environment. (However we do have great WiFi, just in case!)

Enjoy a 25% discount on any 2 or more weeknight (Sunday through Thursday nights) stay in most of our individually decorated ensuite guest rooms, including our delicious 3 course served breakfast each morning. Use Promo Code UVM when booking at westhillbb.com and then present your ID on arrival.

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Quimby Country

Quimby Country is a cottage resort in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom that has been hosting families, anglers, and outdoor enthusiasts since 1893. Rich in history, Quimby’s Lodge and cottages sit by themselves on the shores of Forest Lake in the Great North Woods of Vermont. And the crystal clear waters of Big Averill Lake are a short 10-minute walk away.

For UVM Employees: 10% discount throughout the summer season with no restrictions

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Maple View Farm Alpacas Farm Store

Located on 100 scenic acres in western Vermont just 2.5 miles north of Brandon, Maple View Farm Alpacas breeds and sells high quality alpacas. We invite you to visit and learn about these gentle, intelligent creatures, then browse the farm store which features products made from luxurious alpaca fiber. Our shop features fine alpaca apparel, accessories, yarn, teddy bears, and fleece. See (and feel) our wonderfully soft sweaters, vests, scarves, socks, handmade mittens and more!

For UVM Employees: Visit the alpacas, then shop at the farm store and receive 10% off your purchase with a valid, current UVM ID.

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UVM Morgan Horse Farm

We are please to offer free admission to UVM ID holders and a guest for the month of July, 2021, ($16 value).

A beacon for horse and history lovers, the University of Vermont Morgan Horse Farm is home to the oldest, continuous Morgan horse breeding herd in the world. Established in 1878, this beautiful historic site is a working farm of about 40 Morgan horses, the Vermont State Animal. Through a guided 30 minute tour, guests learn about the farm, horses, and educational programs and can then explore the stunning grounds and walking trails. The UVM Morgan Horse Farm is a must-see attraction just outside Middlebury, Vermont.

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Lamoille Valley Bike Tours

LVBT is a local, family owned and operated business specializing in electric bicycle tours, rentals and sales on and around the Lamoille Valley Rail Trail. We excel at truly exceptional rides filled with inspiring and enriching experiences. We believe in seeing rural Vermont in the most unique way possible, by bike! We want to share our knowledge and passion for the greater Stowe and Smugglers area with all of those who ride with us. Come view, visit, and explore the natural beauty, local attractions, artisans, breweries and businesses that make up Lamoille County, the heart of recreational Vermont!

For UVM Employees: Buy one Half or Full day Ebike Summer Adventure Tour, get one half off. Not available between 8/3 and 8/15. 

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Vermont Distiller & Smuggler's Notch Distillery Tasting Room

This tasting room and retail outlet is a partnership between two local VT distilleries - Smugglers' Notch Distillery of Jeffersonville, VT and Vermont Distillers of Marlboro, VT. Stop by for a tasting or purchase a bottle of one of our fine local spirits or liqueurs.

For UVM Employees: 10% off non-alcohol items (maple syrup, glassware, mixers and more). Not valid on any alcohol purchases.

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Catamount Film and Arts

For more than 40 years, Catamount Arts has worked to make the arts a fundamental part of community life. The only full-service arts center in northeastern Vermont, Catamount Arts has grown to be the cultural, entertainment, and arts home for 40,000 visitors each year.

UVM employees who visit the arts center in St. Johnsbury during open hours will receive a free 3 month individual membership, valid for 90 days after sign up. Sign up is available June 11 - August 30. Box Office hours are currently limited, but are expected to increase throughout the summer. A Catamount Arts membership includes benefits such as discounts on admission to applicable events (films, shows, classes and etc.), free popcorn, discounts on purchase of art work exhibited in the Catamount Arts Gallery, and more. For more details, visit catamountarts.org, or call 802-748-2600.

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Casablanca Motel

Yankee Magazine calls the Casablanca Motel “Vermont’s best retro escape.” What’s our secret? Ten charming, restored cabins offering a vintage vibe with modern amenities, friendly innkeepers, and realistic rates, recalling the heyday of American travel.

Casablanca Motel captures the magic of a simpler time so that you can escape, explore and unwind. Relax on your individual covered porch, toss a few horseshoes, or fire up one of our charcoal grills on a warm summer evening.  Our 3 acres of grounds offer ample opportunity to unwind, and explore while social distancing.  Simplicity reigns, and you set the pace.

For UVM Employees: 

Stay with us and receive 2 tickets for Free Admission to Hildene-The Lincoln Family home. Robert and Mary Lincoln built Hildene as a summer home at the turn of the 20th century. Robert was the only child of Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln to survive to maturity. Explore the mansion, observatory and lovely gardens and grounds. Tour the sustainable farm and get up close to animals. Visit the goat farm, and don't forget to take a tour of the restored Pullman car -Robert was president of the Pullman car Co. Home to one of only 3 Lincoln top hats! Picnic on the grounds and enjoy the day.

Minimum night stays of 2 nights on weekends, July and August are 5 night minimum stays, Holidays are minimum 3 night stays.

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Eden Specialty Ciders

Our greatest pleasure as cidermakers is working with the extraordinary apples we have in our region and the people who grow them. In our own Eden Orchards we grow more than 35 varieties, practicing biodynamic (naturally organic) agriculture. We are also excited to support local growers of specialty varieties.

Everyone on our little team plays a key role in delivering a wonderful cider experience for our customers. We work hard, we have fun, and we love our families, our landscape and our community. Come visit us in the far Northeast!

For UVM Employees: Buy One Tasting Flight, Get One Free at Eden Cider's The Tasting Bar in Newport.

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Silloway Maple

Silloway Maple is a wood fired, solar powered, family fueled maple operation in Randolph Center. We welcome visitors for tours, with free samples of Vermont's four grades of maple syrup. We have Maple Creamees, and welcome hikers to go through our sugarwoods.

For UVM Employees: Please use the code Spring for 10% off all of our products. 

Pick up available at the Burlington, Stowe, and Montpelier Farmer's Markets, and at the sugarhouse in Randolph Center.

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The Lodge at Spruce Peak

Travel is all about cultivating new experiences - memorable ones that stay with you long after your trip. Here at The Lodge, that's exactly what you can expect. We're a captivating place that epitomizes the New England experience all year round. We're a pristine golf course, your dream wedding venue, an immaculate meeting spot and your ultimate family getaway in New England. Most importantly, we're your home during your Stowe, Vermont getaway. Welcome to The Lodge.

UVM Employees are invited to experience the best the Green Mountain State has to offer in luxury at The Lodge at Spruce Peak.

Food & Beverage:
Show your UVM ID at any Spruce Peak Dining outlet for 20% off. Including the newly elevated WhistlePig Pavilion Spruce Pit BBQ (does not apply to alcohol or special events)

The Spa at Spruce Peak: Take a moment to refresh, recharge, and recover. Book any three Spa treatments and save 20%.

A full wellness journey is included with every Spa or Salon treatment. This includes access to our guided fitness or adventure classes, the Healing Lodge, Sanctuary Lounge, and our outdoor heated swimming pool for the day of your treatment.

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Featherbed Inn

Just on the edge of the lively little town of Waitsfield, Vermont in the Mad River Valley, the Featherbed Inn is a casually luxurious bed and breakfast that sits on 20 acres of land, with the Featherbed Connector providing direct access to miles and miles of maintained mountain biking, snowshoeing, hiking, and AT skiing trails a few steps from the front door.

The inn welcomes you with two living rooms, one with a large fieldstone fireplace, a dining room, an 1840s barn, and European featherbeds in every room.

For UVM Employees: Stay two nights at our bed & breakfast, and we'll make you an unforgettable dinner -- in addition to offering you direct access to mountain biking/hiking trails, a swimming pond, swimming holes in the Mad River across the road, lovely grounds and gardens, and gourmet breakfast.

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Shelburne Vineyard

It takes determination and dedication to be a winegrower in Vermont. This land is not for the faint of heart. At Shelburne Vineyard, we have been pioneers and champions of the Vermont wine region for over two decades.

We love this place: its rivers and valleys, mountains and lakes. We love expressing the terroir of our soils & climate through our wines, and being conscientious stewards of this land. We love being an integral part of the fabric of our community, supporting them as they support us.

For UVM Employees: Buy one wine tasting flight, get one free! Up to a $15 value. 

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Trail Break Taps + Tacos

TRAIL BREAK is YOUR “I do believe I have earned a beer today” joint, YOUR “why would I dirty up my own dishes when I can go dirty up theirs” spot, YOUR “….must…have…fish…tacos” remedy. From tacos and burritos to salads and spur-of-the-moment creations, our unique, scratch-made chow is offered alongside 28 perpetually-rotating taps flowing with delectable brews from down the street, the left coast and everywhere in between.

For UVM Employees: 8.02% off your food bill! Dine-in only; valid any lunch, dinner or brunch; not valid in conjunction with other promotional offers.

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Stewart Maple Marketplace

From Our Family to Yours

At Stewart Maple we strive to provide the highest quality of pure Vermont maple syrup available and adhere to USDA guidelines to uphold organic standards in our sustainable agricultural and forest management practices.

But Stewart Maple isn’t the only company holding their products to Vermont’s highest standards. That’s why at the Stewart Maple Marketplace, our mission is to showcase Vermonter made products for customers near and far. Our collection is curated to be of the highest quality our green mountain state has to offer, with an emphasis on handcrafted goods, high quality ingredients, and sustainable business practices.

For UVM Employees: 15% off your purchase of eligible items (our specialty foods, maple products, or home goods). Does NOT include alcoholic beverages, pottery, or one-of-a-kind pieces).

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Onion River Outdoors

Locally-owned on historic Langdon street in downtown Montpelier - we offer bikes, skis, gear, clothing, and friendly, expert advice for all your hiking, biking, skiing, running, camping, and outdoor adventures!

For UVM Employees: Buy One Get One Free E-bike 1-day rental *Please call in advance to confirm availability*. Free Onion River Outdoors Water Bottle with $20 minimum purchase.

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Stoweflake Mountain Resort & Spa

For over 50 years, Stoweflake Mountain Resort and Spa in Stowe, Vermont, has been synonymous with the gracious hospitality of the Baraw family. Founded in 1963 by Beatrice and Stuart Baraw, Stoweflake has grown from a modest motel into one of Vermont’s premiere resort and spa destinations.

For UVM Employees: 20% off luxury and above Main Inn rooms, 15% off Spa services Monday - Friday, and 15% off Charlie B's Dinner Entrees. Not valid during any holidays. 

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