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Stick Season Happenings!

Outdoor fun may be limited this month, but there's plenty going on to keep everyone busy including live music and lots of craft fairs.  

Of course, Thanksgiving is coming right up.  Make sure to get in some exercise for a great cause at the Turkey Trot in East Burke!

Other events happening this month include....

November 3rd -  Open Mic/Karaoke Night

November 8th -10th - Mamma Mia!

November 10th -  Catamount Arts Bluegrass Night

November 15th -  New Chinese Acrobats

November 15th -  Burke Bikers Bash

November 24th -  Northeast Kingdom Craft Fair

November 30th -  Boston Children's Chorus


In This Issue




 Unpack & Unwind

Whether you're visiting this month for some pre-holiday relaxation, a Thanksgiving gathering, or you're just getting a jump on winter vacation plans, the lodging choices in and around Burke abound.  

Retreat to the Firefly Cabin located in nearby Newark.  The 3 bedroom home is a little bit rustic and a lot of luxury with a woodstove, large dining room area, and gourmet kitchen.  Located on 25 acres, it's the perfect spot for peace & quiet among the woods.  It's located on a VAST trail so bring the snowmobiles this winter.

Maybe a trip to the White House is in order...the Burke White House, that is.   This 3 bedroom cape is just a quick walk to village restaurants and shops.  The home sleeps up to 12 people and features a chef's kitchen - perfect for cooking up a Turkey day feast.

Relax and enjoy a spa stay before the holidays arrive. The Meadow View Room at the Stepping Stones Inn/Serenity Spa is available for nightly rentals and has two bedrooms.  The Inn is located on picturesque Darling Hill Road with mountain and farmland views.  Of course, your rejuvenation retreat wouldn't be complete without treating yourself to a massage or facial.

  Deal of the Month
It's almost time for Nordic fun and fat-biking.   Here's a great incentive to get NEK residents out there and trying something new.  Kingdom Trails is offering 33% savings to all residents of the Northeast Kingdom (Caledonia, Essex, Orleans counties).  If you live here, you can now enjoy an individual season pass to KT for just $50 or a family season pass for just $100 (Non-NEK yearly rates are $75/$150).  Do the math - a day pass is $15 so if you plan to XC ski, fat bike, or mtn bike more than 3 times in the next 12 months, the locals season pass is a must.

Think VT!  Think Burke!

How many times have you said to yourself while on a visit to Burke - "I wish I lived here!".  Well, maybe it's time to take that to the next level and call this place home.  Think Vermont wants you to do just that and even offers financial assistance to qualifying start up businesses.  The State of Vermont is even offering up to $10,000 grants to encourage folks to move here and work remotely.   You know you like to pl ay here so just imagine if the playground was your home. It can be!

Here's just a sampling of some opportunities and homes available from various local realtors:

There aren't many places where you can find a 3 bedroom home, a separate workshop, 48 acres to yourself, and astounding views for less than $600,000, but this property listed with Parkway Realty offers just that and more.  This 1840's home in West Burke offers antique charm along with many upgrades and is located on a VAST trail for your winter excursions.

If you're looking to build your own home, you need to start with some land.  How does 103 acres on the Kingdom Trails network sound?  The price = $119,000.   The land offered by StoneCrest Properties is located among a conserved forest and is just minutes from the village and the ski slopes.  Here's your chance to secure your spot in this growing town.

Log homes aren't what they used to be!  This gorgeous, custom made home on 50 acres in Burke is listed with Four Seasons Sotheby's International Realty.  The home, made with Douglas Fir logs, has a two story stacked stone fireplace, 3 car garage, and a chef's kitchen with Viking appliances, among many other amazing features.  On-site are trails for everything from ATV's to snowmobiles to mountain bikes to snowshoes.

Century 21 Farm and Forest Realty has an amazing commercial opportunity available in nearby Island Pond for only $125,000.   The Main Street property could have up to 7 apartments and has a storefront, restaurant, and bar. Here's a great chance to invest in your future and be your own boss.

Home Awaits!
    Burke Area Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 347
East Burke, VT  05832