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Warner Lodge & Sweet House

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The Warner Lodge in Jeffersonville is the historic home of local Masons. It was willed to the Cambridge Historical Society and has an interesting collection of historic relics. The main floor of this building has a stage and open space suitable for a theater or presentation space. Upstairs could become an elegant conference room with display cases containing Masonic artifacts left by the donors. The Historical Society will own the Lodge outright in 2010.

The Sweet House, left to the Historical Society by Arlen Sweet, is a lovely old residence at the east end of Main St. in Jeff. By combining furnishings left by Mr. Sweet and the display cases currently in the Warner Lodge, the Sweet House could be a charming museum for schools and visitors as well as residents.

For more information, contact Cambridge Historical Society on Facebook.

The Varnum House

varnum house

This beautifully restored property is a working museum well decorated with landscapes by masters of plein aire painting. The main house has a delicate parlor and a dining room with fireplace. The Carriage House has an open space with a round table and lots of chairs. Both buildings have wifi. For more info, contact Visions of Vermont.

Other Spaces...

  • The Eagles Club on Route 109 is the home of Mother's and Father's Day breakfasts every year, TOPS every Thursday, Bingo every Friday, and numerous Club and private parties year 'round. The space is comfortable for up to about 100 people. It has a full kitchen and a stage. For more info, contact Art Tobin.

  • The Brewster River Campground on the Mountain Road is quiet and roomy and occasionally hosts music events. It features a lodge, a pavilion, a tipi and old stone fireplaces built in the 1940's. For more info, contact Bill McKone.

  • Restaurant 158 Main in Jeff has a spacious upstairs room with a pizza kitchen. The Cambridge Area Rotary usually holds its Thursday monring meetings there.

Boyden Valley Winery

winery loftThe May 2009 Crossroads meeting was held in the beautiful hayloft above Boyden Valley Winery at the entrace to the Boyden family farm. This smaller barn next to the old brick farmhouse was probably built in the 1830's. The front (older) portion is made of hand-hewn timbers while the back portion is sawn timbers. It was used as the neighborhood creamery in the 1920's and 30's. Pigs lived below and thrived on whey from the process above them. In 1950, when dairying was the chief industry at the farm, the small barn was converted for raising heifers.

The heifer barn is now a winery operated by David and Linda Boyden. The store and tasting room is on the main floor, the wine is made in the cellar, and the loft is furnished for small gatherings of 40 or fewer. Contact Boyden Valley Winery for more information.

The Barn at Boyden Farm

boyden farmThe Big Barn and grounds behind the Winery is a fabulous summer venue for concerts, weddings, fund raisers and corporate events. The big cow barn was converted into event space by installing restrooms, a kitchen, changing rooms, elegant windows and lighting. The old post and beam wood was refinished to a beautiful glow.

The Cambridge Conservation Commission celebrated Greenup Day 2009 on the grass and in the pavilion. Cambridge Crossroads meets next in the Big Barn. Come see it for yourself!

Contact Boyden Farm for more information.

Brown & Jenkins Coffee Roastery

Just across Route 15 from Boyden Farm is the home of Brown & Jenkins fresh roasted gourmet coffee. This small, fragrant, flexible space has a few tables, wifi and a brewed coffee bar. Cambridge Area Rotary andCambridge Crossroads have held events there and the Cambridge Farmers' Market sets up in the parking lot on summer Saturdays, 11am - 2pm.

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For more information, contact

Smugglers' Notch Resort

Smuggs Resort Map

Our July 1, 2009 Crossroads meeting was held at Smuggs Resort in a beautiful little lodge in the Highland Hill Community. It is in the upper left corner of this map, the last building before the lift at the end of the swtichback road. The Lodge is designed for kids' safety on the slopes since the trails are self-contained with no danger of accidental wandering. Parents can sit comfortably on the spacious covered deck and keep an eye on the lift. The Lodge and trails are intended for residents and guests of Highland Hill though the Lodge is available for private functions of 60 to 120 people. Parking is limited, but the Resort Shuttle runs year round.

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