Note that Burlington and environs are a year-round tourist area. Fall is foliage season, which means hotel rates are significantly higher than the rest of the year and hotels fill up months in advance. Hotels in downtown Burlington start at $300/night the weekend of the convention.
We have booked a block of rooms at two hotels which have offered discounted rates for singers. These rooms will be held until August 15. We advise making your reservations early.
Mention the name “Sacred Harp” when booking to receive the discounted rate.
Green Mountain Suites $177-189/night + tax
10 rooms - choice of 2 queen beds or 1 king; suites have kitchenette, dining area and living room with pull-out sofa. Potential to fit up to 4-6 people per room.
Smart Suites $185-199/night + tax
10 rooms - choice of Double Suite (2 double beds and living room with pull-out sofa) or King Studio (king bed and pull-out sofa in same room). Potential to fit 4-6 people per room.
Other lodging options: no rooms held, so book early!
with 1 queen or 2 twin beds.
Howard Street Guesthouse - $170/night + tax
First floor room with kitchenette, private bath and back patio
254 South Union Street Guesthouse - $200/night + tax
Rooms with queen beds and private baths
Lang Guesthouse - $239/night + tax
Various room types
Various room types available
Hotel Vermont - starts at $340/night + taxBoutique waterfront hotel
To request housing
with a local singer, contact Housing Coordinator Chelsea Smiley at thineabodeVT@gmail.com
Church Street Marketplace – Spanning four, pedestrian-friendly blocks in the middle of Burlington’s historic downtown, the Marketplace hosts street vendors, local artisanal shops, restaurants, and bars with live music. City Hall, site of the convention, is at the southern end of Church Street.
Burlington Farmers’ Market – Saturdays (May 13-Oct 28) from 8:30 am – 2 pm. Locally grown produce, flowers, handmade crafts, sweet and savory treats, spirits, wine, meats and cheeses. Musical entertainment in City Hall Park and valet bike parking. (Next to convention site).
City Market Cooperative Grocery Store – 82 So. Winooski Ave - Community-owned local grocery store offering organic and conventional products, cafe and hot bar.
Muddy Waters – 184 Main St.Mirabelle’s – 198 Main St.
1 Lawson Lane – 802-658-3074
Leuning’s Bistro – French cuisine and fun, live music; outdoor seating 115 Church St. – 802-864-4045
Farmhouse – Farm-to-table gastropub & seasonal beer garden showcasing local produce, cheeses & craft brews. 160 Bank St. – 802-859-0888
American Flatbread – Burlington Hearth – Flatbread pizza and home brewed Belgian and German-style beer. 115 St. Paul St. – 802-861-2999
Splash – Casual waterfront restaurant and bar on Lake Champlain. Literally floating on the lake, great for large parties and outdoor dining.
Sherpa Kitchen – Relaxed eatery with a warm atmosphere serving classic Nepalese & Himalayan Sherpa cuisine.
Hen of the Wood – Voted “best restaurant” by Burlington foodies. James Beard-nominated eatery featuring daily menus of local, seasonal fare, craft cocktails & understated decor
Shy Guy Gelato – Founded by local Vermonter who studied gelato-making in Italy. Only local & seasonal ingredients. 457 St Paul Street and cart on Church Street (near Ken’s Pizza, Sat-Sun 12-9pm).
Museums, Tours and Performing Arts
Shelburne Farms – Cornelius Vanderbilt’s granddaughter created this model agricultural estate, which survives today as a 1400-acre working farm and school, producing excellent cheese, dairy, bread and meats. Visit for breakfast or dinner, tour the buildings, walk the gardens, and meet the animals. 1611 Harbor Rd Shelburne 05482 – 802-985-8498
Shelburne Museum – Visit the eclectic collection of a Vanderbilt heiress, who salvaged historically relevant houses, a lighthouse, a covered bridge and other 18th and 19th century items, and moved them to land surrounding the family’s country estate. U.S. Rte 7, Shelburne 05482 – 802-985-3346
Burlington Civil War Places – Created by the Vermont Humanities Council, with research by historian Howard Coffin, and support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Vermont's Burlington Edible History Tour – Take a walk back in time to connect the history of Burlington’s early ethnic groups to their food traditions, when farm to table was a way of life. Over a 2-mile walk, you’ll discover the local ethnic history and food traditions of Abenaki, African Americans, Chinese, French Canadians, Germans, Greeks, Irish, Italians, Jews, Lebanese and Yankees.
Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Factory – Includes samples and an outdoor “graveyard” of all retired flavors. 1401 Rte 100, Waterbury – 802-882-1240
ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center – Discover 70 live species, over 100 interactive experiences, and seasonal changing exhibits and events --- all exploring the Ecology, Culture, History, and Opportunities for Stewardship of the Lake Champlain Basin.
Rokeby Museum – 18th-century farmstead and museum documenting its history as an Underground Railroad shelter.
Ethan Allen Homestead – A historic house museum, gardens and walking trails at 1 Ethan Allen Homestead in Burlington, Vermont. Built in 1787 by Ethan Allen.
Flynn Center for the Performing Arts – theater, comedy and music
Apple Picking and Hikes
Shelburne Orchards – Sour cherries in summer, apples, peaches, pears, cider donuts and hayrides in autumn. Scenic drive through Shelburne to see fall foliage.
Sam Mazza’s Farm – Great for kids.
Shelburne Farms – Produces meat, dairy and bread.
Mt. Philo – Nearby family-friendly hike.
The Intervale – A Burlington nonprofit focused on community land use and sustainable food systems hosts Summervale and Winter event series. Home to many farms, walking areas and paths along the Winooski River.
Waterfront Bike Paths, Boating & Beaches