Friday, July 26, 2019

Vermont Date Night Idea

Hi All!
I'm so excited to be sharing with you the BEST Vermont date night! Kyle & I did this a few weeks ago and he was raving about it to everyone for the next week. What I'm talking about is the Champlain Valley Dinner Train. 

The Champlain Valley Dinner Train is, as the name indicates, a dinner train that runs from Burlington to Middlebury right along Lake Champlain. The train ride is about 3 hours long, departing at 5:30 and returning around 8:30. Your ticket on the train includes your train ride as well as a 3-course gourmet meal.

My Favorite Things: 

The Food // 
My meal was SO good, and I'm not just saying that! I would seriously ride the train again just to have the chef cook me that meal again. I believe I had some sort of white fish stuffed with a seafood stuffing and my goodness was it good. The flavor was incredible, I couldn't believe he made it on the tiny kitchen in one of the train cars.
The Views // 
One of the best things Vermont has to offer is its scenery and what better way to see it then on a train? It was so fun to ride through the rural farms and watch the sunset over Lake Champlain. It was a great reminder of how beautiful our state is. I also loved that the windows on the train opened so when we were going slower speeds we had the windows open to really take the view in. 

Customizable Experience //
In addition to your regular train ticket, you are able to add on different packages if you want. One of the packages was the romance package which included roses, champagne, and chocolate-covered strawberries- YUM! The other package we had included access to the lounge which had amazing live music and hor's d' oeuvres- so good! Having the ability to move from our table car to the lounge was really nice as it gave us the opportunity to move around vs. sitting at our table for the duration of the ride and the music was great!

Overall I can't say enough good things about our experience on the train. I think this would make the best birthday, wedding,  or anniversary gift for anyone. I love the idea of giving an experience vs. a typical gift. Kyle and I are excited to ride the train again. We were told they even do fun murder mystery train rides! 

Let me know if you take the train! I'd love to hear your thoughts.


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