An FYI: The scenic photo in the page banner was taken 1/2 mile from the Blinking Light Gallery on Maple Hill Rd., looking down on the rooftops of Plainfield village and surrounding area. That's Camel's Hump on the horizon -- a ridgeline beacon for travelers and Vermont's most iconic mountain peak.
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The Comstock House B & B -- Perched high in the hills east of Vermont’s capital city of Montpelier and northeast of Barre, the granite capital of the world, sits The Comstock House. Panoramic views. Built in 1891 by dairy farmer Charles Comstock, the farmhouse has been completely renovated to house an elegant B & B. About a ten-minute drive from the Blinking Light Gallery, on a well maintained gravel road.
Marshfield Inn & Motel -- Range of accommodations, beautiful view, gardens. Right on
US Rte. 2, five minutes east of Plainfield village.
Hollister Hill Farm B & B -- An active farmstead featuring picturesque buildings, homey accommodations, gardens, views and farm-raised food for breakfast. A farm store on site features premium meats and eggs for sale straight from the farm to you. About a
15-minute drive into the hills from the Blinking Light Gallery, on a well-maintained gravel road.
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Small as they may be, these spots are actually destination eateries. People drive for miles for the excellent food and company. Be charmed and surprised by the menus.
Positive Pie Pizza - Main St., lower Plainfield Village, across the street and a few doors down from the Blinking Light Gallery. True artisan pizza. So good it spawned a second, larger and wildly popular eatery, Positive Pie II, in the capitol city - Montpelier. Take out and a small amount of seating.
Maple Valley Cafe & Gift Shop, on US Route 2, just east of Plainfield Village. (Seasonal; closed around Christmas through May 1.) For more info, see article reprinted from the Montpelier Bridge:
"At Plainfield's Celebrated Eating Spots, The Morning Repast Seeks a Future"
(Please note that "Tasca," also mentioned in the article, has since closed.)
Momma's Melting Pot at Plainfield Hardware, On US Route 2 west of Plainfield Village (breakfast and lunch, Green Mountain coffee, grilled and home-baked goods)
Rainbow Sweets -- 1689 US Route 2, Marshfield village, about 7 miles east of Plainfield. Both sweet and savory baked goods. A Yankee Magazine "Editor's Choice."
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The Country Book Shop -- 30,000 books (including used, antiquarian and ephemera.) Offering a warm welcome to book lovers, a coffee pot and great browsing. In a well-worn period home where the joys of reading and collecting take precedence, at times, over mowing the lawn. 35 Mill St., Plainfield; just around the corner from the Blinking Light Gallery.
Bragg Farm Maple Sugar House & Gift Shop -- Rt. 14, 1 mile north of the junction of Rt. 2 and Rt. 14 in East Montpelier. Family operated farm gift shop and maple sugar house. Large selection of maple products, cheeses, pancake mix and a myriad of Vermont-made gifts and products. Retail and mail order. A favorite local spot for incomparable maple creemees (soft serve ice cream). Free guided tours all year; adorable animals for children to visit and pet seasonally.
The Vermont Flower Farm - A 5-acre nursery located on US Route 2 just outside c.1786 Marshfield Village, about 6 miles east of Plainfield. Owners George and Gail Africa have put an astonishing amount of care and work into this retail, wholesale and mail order nursery. Specializing in perennial hosta, daylily and astilbe plants in display gardens, and featuring many Vermont hardy shade loving companion plants, Seasonal.
Listings on this page are happily provided as a service to visitors thinking of coming to the Gallery who may be unfamiliar with the area. Businesses have not paid for these listings. Descriptions offered are a mash-up of our own appreciative commentary combined with info made available by the businesses themselves in other venues.