City: Quechee, Vt.
Address: 1760 Quechee Main St.

Retail has never been more serene. The famed home goods brand manufactures elegant glass pieces out of a river-set, former woolen mill turned factory where visitors can check out the turbine that powers the operation and watch the expert glassblowers at work. Foodie alert: don’t miss the Sunday brunch at Simon Pearce’s first-rate restaurant, considered one of Vermont’s top culinary highlights.