Vermont is a state well-known for its natural beauty, from its green mountains that are covered in plenty of snow during ski season to its sprawling Lake Champlain. It’s also known for a variety of food products, including local dairy, and of course, maple syrup.

Sonesta ES Suites Burlington, VT is the perfect place to stay to get a taste of Vermont. Just a few minutes from downtown Burlington and the University of Vermont with easy access to highways and main roads, Sonesta ES Suites is also close to forests and farms, allowing visitors to get the best of all worlds. Maple sugar season, which signifies that spring is close, is a great time to plan a family visit to the Burlington area. The sap usually begins flowing sometime in March, and  visitors should keep a nose out for the smell of the sweet aroma of maple sap being boiled into delicious syrup.

Burlington, Vermont

Sugartree Maple Farm is a small, Vermont owned and family operated sugarhouse just a short drive from Sonesta ES Suites Burlington. Your drive there takes you past idyllic farms and down country roads.

Vermont Maple Sugar Season

maple sugar season in Vermont

As you approach, you may encounter their maple trees producing sap that will someday be maple syrup, and if you look closely enough, you can see the sap slowly making its way out into the collection system.

If you’re planning a visit, be sure to check out the farm’s Facebook page or give them a call to make sure they will be open and operating! If you’re lucky, you’ll be able to visit during one of their open house weekends.


If you’re just looking to do some shopping and tasting,  you can visit the Dakin Farm South Burlington store, which is convenient to Sonesta ES Suites as well as to the Burlington Airport. There you will find meats, cheeses, and other products, in addition to maple treats like their Maple Creamee (summer only).

Book your stay at Sonesta ES Suites Burlington before March 16 and enjoy special Winter Sale rates that are good for travel through April 30.