Royalton, Vermont: An Architectural Walk Through History

There is a lot to love about the charming town of Royalton, Vermont, but its architecture has to be at the top of any list. Cruise along the streets and you can just see the years turning over with each new style of home.A pair of glasses lying on a page of an atlas. Title: Enjoy a day trip to Royalton, VT.

Royalton is comprised of three villages: Royalton, North Royalton and South Royalton, home to Vermont Law School, the only law school in the state (see below for our special offer for visitors). Built on the banks of the White River, Royalton makes for a delightful day trip. The town has several restaurants (Worthy Burger is a favorite!), nice shops, and is beautiful spot to linger.

Perhaps one of the best ways to explore the town is to walk or drive along the streets and check out the variety of historic homes. Among these is the Mill House, built in 1780 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and now part of the law school. It is considered a Cape Cod style home, typical of that era. Royalton’s bounty of other beautifully-maintained homes include architectural styles that chart the course of design over the years: Georgian, Federal, Greek Revival, Gothic Revival, Italianate, Queen Anne and Colonial Revival.

If you enjoy getting out into nature, walk up to Kent’s Ledge before heading back to the Inn. It’s a relatively easy 3-mile round trip that passes through pretty woods to a summit that provides lovely views of the valley below and hills all around.

Maple Leaf Inn is just a 20-minute drive from South Royalton and Vermont Law School. Be sure to stay with us when you’re visiting the school, and beginning with your second reservation, we’ll give you a 10% discount off your room. Call today to book your stay or, if you prefer, book online!

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