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Cold Hollow Cider Mill in Stowe, Vermont | Best Cider in Vermont

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The Cold Hollow Cider Mill is a must-see if you plan on visiting Stowe, Vermont! This authentic cider press is in action and ready to serve you the best apple cider you've ever tasted.

In this article, I'll share the best times to visit, what you'll see, how the cider mill works, and our honest experience here at the Cold Hollow Cider Mill.

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What is the Cold Hollow Cider Mill?

It’s an apple cider farm nestled into the hills of Stowe, Vermont. They specialize in making the best apple cider in Vermont, and the legendary Cider Mill donuts. They also make jams, maple syrup, pies, all kinds of bakery items. They have a hard cider tasting room, where you can taste the best hard ciders!

There is a little cafe on the site, and you can enjoy a nice breakfast or lunch while visiting the cider mill. They have breakfast items, paninis, wraps, salads, sandwiches and soups.

For more information visit their website here! You can purchase their products directly online! Everyone can have a taste of the legendary apple cider from the famous apples in Vermont!

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How do I get to the Cold Hollow Cider Mill?

You get to the cider mill by visiting Stowe, Vermont. The address to the mill is 3600 Waterbury-Stowe Rd, Waterbury Center, VT 05677.

You can also add this link to your Google Maps!

Where to park?

Parking is free of charge, and you can park in the parking lot right beside the mill in the gravel parking lot. We got there around 11:00am, and it was very crowded. That is one of the downsides to this place because it’s so popular. We found a parking spot, but it took a few minutes.

I’d suggest arriving earlier if possible!

When is the best time to visit cider farms?

The best time to visit is during the fall of the year. Vermont is one of the best places to visit during the fall! The fall foliage on the green rolling hills surrounding the cider mill are so beautiful. The weather is crisp outside! We visited during the second week of October, and it was about 55 degrees Fahrenheit outside. It was perfect!

It’s also a great time to visit in the spring and summer!

Is it free to visit?

Yes, it is free to visit. If you’d like to purchase apple cider and the legendary donuts, I HIGHLY recommend it 🙂 The apple cider is only a few dollars, and the half-dozen donuts were $6.00.

What should I expect when I visit?

You can expect to see the following:

Authentic cider press

Legendary Cider Donuts being made in front of you

Free samples of cold freshly pressed apple cider

Gift shop full of goodies made on site

Hard Cider tasting

Cafe for breakfast and lunch

Cute photo ops with tons of pumpkins and colorful mums!

Check out my YouTube video for a visual on what you’ll expect to see 🙂

cold hollow cider mill
cold hollow cider mill
cold hollow cider mill

How does it work? How is apple cider made?

The apple cider mill’s process is quite amazing! The apples grown at local farms in Vermont, and they’re hand-picked and collected into 20 bushel bins.

The apples are trucked to the Cold Hollow Mill, and a forklift dumps the apples onto an elevator which carries them to the washer and grinder. Which is pumped to the cider press where over 100 tons of pressure is applied.

The freshly squeezed apple cider is screened and pumped into large cooling tanks and packaged for purchase. You can try their legendary Vermont cider too by purchasing online here!

Our honest experience…

Cold Hollow cider was a must visit experience for us! We were on a fall roadtrip through New England, and this was the perfect stop along the way. We got hot apple cider and the Legendary Cider donuts.

The apple cider was different than anywhere else I’ve tasted it.

It was very sweet and not bitter at all. You know how some ciders (mostly purchased from large commercial stories like Wal-Mart or Target) has a bitter or sour aftertaste? Not this cider! It was like drinking apple candy! It melted in my mouth, and so did the cider donuts!

What to wear?

I suggest wearing something cute, because why not?! 🙂 You can find all my fall outfits on my Like To Know It, where you can click on each post and go to the products!

Thanks for taking time to read this article! If you’d like to check out more articles about amazing experiences and best places for travel visit the rest of my blog!

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  2. Sony a7 III ILCE7M3/B Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera (base only)
  3. Tamron 28-75mm F/2.8 for Sony Mirrorless Full Frame
  4. Camera Backpack 17.3 inch (with laptop flap)
  5. 128 GB memory card SanDisk
  6. 5 TB external hard drive
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