Blog :: 01-2019

New to Town but Rich in History

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Seesaw's Lodge in Peru, Vermont is a refreshing new addition to the area's dining and lodging options.  Many might remember the name from the first ski lodge and then restaurant in Peru.  The new Owners transformed Seesaw's Lodge with a newly restored and very thoughtfully re-imagined renovation.  

We have enjoyed getting to know the cuisine which is fresh, local and elevates your palette with innovated food.  Menu items range from Homemade Soft pretzels served with a Cheddar beer cheese to Spiced Vermont Lamb Shank.  Of course, they also serve up a good classic burger.  View menu here.

On top of great dining options, they also have 16 rooms that are available for you stay.  Rustic lodges with modern amenities. Seven bedroom lodge and three deluxe cabins.  They have done a fantastic job in creating a welcoming gathering place for friends and families alike. 

But Don't take our word for it.  Check it out for yourself.

To make dinner reservations:  Call 802-824-5533  To book lodging visit


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    Stratton Adventures

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    Stratton Adventures offers the thrill seekers out there year round entertainment.   They have paint ball (great for a family adventure or birthday party), ATV Tours, and Snowmobile tours up at Stratton Mountain.



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      The Stratton Escape Room

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      Conveniently located at the bottom of the Stratton Access Road is our very own latest craze The Escape Room.  Of course, our team had to try it and with only a couple minutes to spare spent a playful, intense and fun evening!  We will be back to try out the Botanist. With changes all the time this is great for family night, girls night, guys night, double date nights and just about any kind of night. 

      You can tell by our smiles!  Visit


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        Music in Mountains

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        There are bands and DJs playing every night this coming weekend!  Here's who and where to catch them.


        Muddy Hollow at Firefly's in Manchester 6pm

        DJ Joe Bell - at Stratton's Green Door Pub


        The Nerds at Grizzley's 8-11pm


        The Wheel at Bromley's Wild Boar Tavern from  4-7pm

        Sophistafunk at Magic's Black Line Tavern at 8pm

        The Nerds at Grizzley's from 3-6pm

        Six Fox Whistle at Stratton's Green Door Pub at 10pm


        Wyld Nightz at Bromley's Wild Boar Tavern 

        DJ Joe Bell at Magic's Black Line

        DJ Nook n/ Kranny at Stratton's Green Door Pub at 10 pm



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          Dining out in Bondville and Rawsonville

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          Martin Luther King Holiday weekend brings a lot of traffic and visitors to the mountains of Southern Vermont.  Dining out in the ski resort villages and lodges can be overwhelming, if not impossible.   To spread your wings try joining some of our great establishments off the mountain in Bondville, Rawsonville, Peru, andJamaica!  You can get everything from deli sandwiches, pizza (call ahead), pub style dinners, a gourmet burger to a good old 7-11 big bite.  

          Here are your Options by town:


          The GrindStone Pub - Serving Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

          1 River Road/802-787-7027/@Grindstonepub on facebook

            Carters Pizza - Great Pizza selection and Italian Dishes  - Right next to our office some come and visit!

          59 Route 30/802-297-1300/ Closed on Mondays

          Winhall Market Grocery and Deli Open Daily

          46 Route 30/802-297-1933/Open Daily


          Frans Diner - Asian Inspired Noodles, NY Style Pizza, and Breakfast served hot

          8814 Vermont Route 30

          Honey Pie - Gourmet Burgers, Fries, Hot and Spicy Veggie Burger and Great Milkshakes

          8811 Vermont Route 30/802-548-4999

          Seesaw's Lodge - simple, inventive food with deep connections to the surrounding area and the inn's heritage.  Local ingredients with a fresh twist.

          3574 VT-11, Peru, VT/802-824-5533


          There is also the following:

          Rawsonville Market - 802-297-0427 

          D&Ks Grocery - 802-874-4151

          Workhouse Cafe - 802-444-0404



          January 11th National Learn to Ski and Snowboard Day

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          Did you know that this Friday, January 11th is National Learn to Ski or Snowboard day?  

          In an effort to spread their love for snow sports, ski resorts across America and right her in our backyard are offering special packages for those "Never Evers."   Packages usually include rental equipment, beginner lift passes, and lessons.  The team of ski instructors and snow sports employees are there to make sure that your beginner gets off on the right foot and can safely navigate their first time on snow.  

          Follow this link to find out what our local mountains are doing to support the cause.  Prices range from $49 for everything at Bromley and Mount Snow to $300 for a 3-day program.  Spread the word and get out there and have some fun!  This would be a perfect time to bring a friend up for the weekend and show them all the joys of the mountain.  There are plenty of great Apre ski events this weekend as well.  

          Don't forget....Friends don't let friends ski in jeans!!  So make sure they have the right outdoor weather clothing and gear.  If you need a place to stay give us a call at the office or visit our website for rental specials.  

          Think Snow!

          The William Raveis Real Estate Stratton Team

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