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Best Bargains in Vermont | 2014 Editors' Choice Awards

Best Bargains in Vermont | 2014 Editors’ Choice Awards
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Pinching pennies never felt so good! Check out our picks for the best bargains in Vermont for 2014.

BEST OUTDOOR WEAR:
KL MOUNTAIN SHOP, Shelburne

Spending time in Vermont’s great outdoors? Stop at this outlet first for terrific bargains (up to 60 percent off) on clothing and gear from top brands, including North Face, Patagonia, and Black Diamond. 2613 Shelburne Road. 802-284-3270; klmountainshop.com

BEST MIDDLE EASTERN BUFFET :
FARAH’S PLACE, Burlington

The Iranian-born owner of this spacious and reasonably priced restaurant cooks up a sumptuous selection of Middle Eastern delights, such as kabobs, falafel, and khoresht (stew). Dessert? Baklava, of course. The Wednesday and Thursday dinner buffets ($14) are a real deal. 147 North Winooski Ave. 802-540-3093; farahsmiddleeasternfood.com

BEST TRADITIONAL MOTEL:
VINTAGE MOTEL, Wilmington

All road trips used to lead to tidy little motels like this: family-run, dog-friendly, with a complimentary breakfast that even includes waffles. Deluxe rooms have refrigerators and two double beds. Downtown Wilmington and Route 100 are just a mile away. You might want to come back in the winter, too: It’s just nine miles to the slopes at Mount Snow. Rates: from $65. 195 Route 9 West. 802-464-8824; vintagemotel.net

BEST LAKE CHAMPLAIN JOURNEY:
LAKE CHAMPLAIN FERRIES, Burlington

For just $8 you can enjoy this one-hour, 10-mile ferry crossing between Burlington and Port Kent, New York. Take in the spectacular views of the Green Mountains and Adirondacks, along with lake vistas to the north and south. Snack bar on board. Opens June 12. King St. Dock. 802-864-9804; ferries.com

BEST ONE-STOP ANTIQUE SHOP:
THE VERMONT ANTIQUE MALL, Quechee

Looking for a Yankee magazine from the ’50s? How about a Star Wars lunchbox? They’re most likely here in one of the 450 booths at New England’s largest antiques and collectibles marketplace. Take time to visit the free Toy & Train Museum. Quechee Gorge Village, 5573 East Woodstock Road (Route 4). 802-281-4147; vermontantiquemall.com

Please Note: This article was accurate at the time of publication. When planning a trip, please confirm details by directly contacting any company or establishment you intend to visit.

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One Response to Best Bargains in Vermont | 2014 Editors’ Choice Awards

  1. Jessica July 23, 2014 at 1:12 pm #

    Farrah’s, unfortunately, closed 8 months ago. she was amazing ONE eats though!

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