Rhode Island Monthly – 5 Fall Escapes: Southern VermontBack
Saturday evening – We head back to the Butterfly cabin to hang clothes to dry (my jeans are soaked!). Then we walk over to dinner at Johnny Seesaw’s (seesawslodge.com/johnny-seesaws). We sit on the porch and dig into PE1 mussels mariniere ( order an extra side of Vem1ont bread with maple butter to sop up the sauce). The kids devour steak and a burger, both served with fries, while the adults savor pan-seared salmon and roasted halibut seived \vith seasonal farm produce, accented by cocktails made with Vermont’s otherworldly Barr Hill Gin. After dinner, we head down to the pond and scope out the Hut. We grab a few s’mores kits for the kids and order more cocktails to sip (we can walk back to the cabin, after all) while listening tO live music on the patio. The kids run ai:ound the pond, then we head to the lodge’s arcade, where there’s air hockey and a bandy claw machine stocked with rubber duckies of all personalities. Thankfully, $1 earns a guaranteed prize; it’s play until you win. We go home with seven quirky ducks all in a row.