7 Things To Pack For Your Last-Minute Vermont Getaway

Easily accessible from the city, yet radiating with the rustic charm of southern Vermont, Brattleboro presents the perfect opportunity for that spur-of-the-moment vacation you’ve been promising yourself. Be sure to pack these must-brings to make sure your Vermont getaway goes off without a hitch.

The Latchis' downtown location makes a perfect place to book a last-minute southern Vermont vacation.

1. A LIST OF YOUR PERFECT PASTIMES

Whether you’re an adrenaline junkie or you’d rather enjoy a scenic stroll in the Green Mountains, there are plenty of ways to fill an outdoor itinerary in southern Vermont. In the summer, hiking, kayaking, and stand-up paddleboarding lead the list of popular pastimes, while others choose to strap on the skis or snowshoes for the winter. If the weather doesn’t cooperate, no need to worry — expect downtown Brattleboro to play to your passions as well (for example, a music maven will hit all the right notes with vinyl finds on Main Street).

2. YOUR BEST PHOTO CAMERA

Breathtaking mountains, serene river views, and eye-catching architecture mean many a photo op in southern Vermont. Words don’t do it justice, so take a few snaps with a good digital camera. If you don’t fancy yourself a stellar shutterbug, smartphones are also acceptable.

3. AN EXTRA SUITCASE OR SHOPPING BAGS

With all the specialty stores lining Main Street, chances are you’ll be headed home with more doodads than you brought in. Plan ahead, and you’ll be stuffing your spare suitcase full of vintage clothing from Boomerang, outdoor gear and equipment from Sam’s Outdoor Outfitters, and Green Mountain gifts for friends and family from Galanes Vermont Shop.

4. YOUR READING GLASSES

At the end of the day, nothing beats curling up in your room with a good read, and Brattleboro boasts a bounty of specialty bookstores to find your next novel. Browse some lost stories and out-of-print novels at Brattleboro Books, get your super-sleuthing on at Mystery on Main Street, or peruse the family-owned collection of social and environmental publications at Everyone’s Books.

5. YOUR TRAIN OR BUS TICKET

North, south, east, or west, Brattleboro is a trouble-free trip. With daily Amtrak trains headed our way north from New York City and south from Burlington, you can land at our downtown station and walk to The Latchis in three minutes. If you’re headed our way from Boston or Albany, catch one of the daily Greyhound buses and enjoy rolling mountain views all the way here.

6. FIDO

We get it, dog owners — that sad stare you get from your furry friend when you start packing your suitcase is a real heart-wrencher. They’re part of the family, after all, and we welcome small dogs to room with you here at The Latchis for a one-time fee. (Note: If you’re hopping aboard a train or bus to Brattleboro, be sure to check its pet policy.)

7. READINESS FOR GREEN MOUNTAIN ADVENTURE

Whether you’re squeezing in a summer retreat before school starts or you just feel the need for a spur-of-the-moment vacation, Brattleboro has all the essentials of a picture-perfect last-minute Vermont getaway. Make a reservation here at The Latchis and keep close to downtown shops and attractions — we’ll be your resident guides to anything and everything Brattleboro.