Settled near the confluence of the scenic West River and Ball Mountain Brook, Jamaica has maintained the charm and character
of old Vermont.
Since its Charter in 1780, the Town of Jamaica has undergone
many life cycles: Farming, Lumber Mills, Factories, and Sheep herding have added to its character.
Jamaica will entice you to slow down and enjoy life!
A throwback to unspoiled Vermont
...where every building has a story and every resident has a smile.
We invite you to experience our small town charm and amenable characteristic.
Most Vermont towns follow the Settlement Hierarchy of England; Jamaica is no exception, within the Town of Jamaica there are a couple of designated settlement areas - The Village and less populated areas called Hamlets.
Southern Vermont has all your winter needs, whether you like downhill or cross country skiing, snowboarding or snowshoeing, snowmobiling or a romantic sleigh ride, it's all here.
Stratton Mountain has excellent downhill, you are guaranteed great snow with snowmaking on 100% of the trails. Also close by are Bromley, Mount Snow and Magic Mountain Ski Resort areas.
Grafton Ponds and Wild Wings have terrific cross country trails.
If fast paced action is what you are looking for, then Snowmobiling. Please let us know what winter activity you prefer, we will be more than happy to assist you.
The Jamaica State Park is just a short walk or bike ride down the street from the Inn. Comprising of over 770 acres, the park has several miles of trails. The old railroad bed is now used as the main trail that leads along the West River to Ball Mountain Dam.
The Green Mountains are not only known for their lush foilage, but also for their streams and brooks. Whether it is a result of snow melt, rain or an artesian spring the pristine water meanders through the mountains carving through the rocks, filling ponds and lakes, providing an ecosystem for trout, beaver and other wildlife. Finding the path of least resistance the water rewards us with incredible waterfalls.
Hamilton Falls, Pike Falls and Lye Brook Falls are three of the many waterfalls located within minutes.
Villages such as Weston, Chester, Newfane and Grafton have treasure troves of antique shops, art galleries, museums and historic sites.
If you like shopping, a visit to Manchester Designer Outlets is a must, Vermont's own Orvis, is also located in Manchester. Art and history enthusiasts can visit Hildene - The Lincoln Family Home or the Southern Vermont Art Center: Vermont's oldest cultural organization. The American Museum of Fly Fishing, home to the world’s largest collection of angling art and related items, is a guarantee to turn you into a fan of the sport
Two miles north of Rawsonville is the Village of Bondville. Technically in the Town of Winhall, Bondville in home to the oldest consecutive running fair in Vermont; dating back to 1797.
Besides the location of the Stratton Ski Resort access road, Bondville hosts Southern Vermont only Escape Room. The Stratton Escape Room is perfect way to test your skills. Rob and Erica create unique themed rooms with different layers of challenges that will tease, frustrate and thrill everyone all at once.
Jamaica Village - our downtown, with services such as the Community Church, Library, Post Office, Historical Foundation, the Elementary School, Town Offices, the Jamaica State Park and of course us.
Walk through the Village, meet the storekeepers, shop owners, artists and friendly neighbors that make Jamaica a great place to live and visit.
Shop at the unique stores; Get the perfect gift or snack at West River Provisions, if Tara and Forrest do not have it, then you don't need it.
Looking for that new snowboard or set of skis, visit Jonathan at Vermont Ski & Sport.
Stretch out and work your mind and body at Change Yoga Studios;
During the summer visit the local farm stands setup throughout the village.
Jamaica Vermont is a Summer paradise; miles of woodland trails and hiking paths, long winding roads perfect for biking, rivers for canoeing or kayaking, streams for fly fishing, or just sit and relax by our pool enjoying the cool summer breeze of the Green Mountains.
The area abounds with flea markets, country fairs and farmer's markets, live theater at the Weston Playhouse, concerts, crafts shows, antique festivals and estate auctions. Jamaica is home to the Pikes Falls Chamber Music Festival.
PFCM performs over 10 concerts in Jamaica and the surrounding area.
A short 5 miles north at the junction of Route 30 & 100 is the Hamlet of Rawsonville.
There you will find Ungrounded Coffee Bar & Roasters - see Kristoff and pick up a pound or two of the special fusion of organic coffee beans.
Up Coleman's Hill Road, you will find Derrybrook Farm; that's where Drew and Katie produce the best maple syrup in Vermont. From late March to mid-April their sugar shack is boiling every day,
Rawsonville is the original site of the Jamaica Cottage Shop; back in 1995 Dominic moved up to Vermont looking for that great outdoor lifestyle, to support his lifestyle, he started building and selling dog houses, 10 years later Dominic's Jamaica Cottage Shop was a pioneer in the Tiny House movement. With the growing demand they recently moved to a 70,000 sq ft facility at the edge of Jamaica in South Londonderry. Whether you are shopping for a tiny house, shed, chicken coop or a dog house, stop by the Jamaica Cottage Shop, you won't be disappointed!
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