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Cold Hollow Cider Mill

3600 Waterbury-Stowe Road, Waterbury Center, VT 05677
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Factory Tours, Specialty Shops
Traveler Description: Cold Hollow Cider Mill is as old-fashioned as it sounds.  Still producing its own cider, cider donuts, and preserves, the mill is a good stop on the... more »
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

We stopped in on our way to Stowe and absolutely loved it! The cider and donuts are a MUST HAVE... they are incredible! The trinkets, dishes, and decor pieces were neat to look at, however we got out without buying much. It's a neat place to spend about a half an hour on your way by- worth the stop!

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

One thing I like about traveling is stopping at places that produce something local, to get a feel for things, and perhaps even bring something home for the folks who couldn't make the trip (although with TSA restrictions on carry-on baggage, that's getting trickier these days). Regardless, a place like a "cider mill" seems an excellent choice. They even offer... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 via mobile

We thought that we would have a tour of this place, but not so. Just a taste of the cider which just tasted of Apple juice and no alcohol. Gift shop was very comprehensive with lots of choice and we had some free donuts after spending a certain amount in the shop. We went across to the winery side, but... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

No matter your age you must stop here.Get out and enjoy,smell the cider!Free tasting in the back.Self service right from a huge tank.Wander through all the yummy jars of Vermont products I found affordable,they also have an area to taste these.I found some of the linen,baskets and gifts a little high but always some at any price point.Don't leave without... More

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Dallas, Texas
18 reviews 18 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I thought this was the best tourist store for Vermont, honestly. I didn't do the tour, and it was still snowing feet a day when I visited in March, so all I really got to see was just the store. Can't speak on anything else. The donuts are made fresh daily, and since they seem to sell them so quick,... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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7 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Lemme start this off... This place is a total tourist trap... That said you should still go... If you don't like doughnuts though don't bother... As the doughnuts are really the only reason to go there... Oh and the factory tour is pretty cheesy.

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Waterbury Center, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

A great place to visit, taste the wonderful cider, buy food gifts, and must have the cider donuts! I live near there and go often and always take guests.

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Herndon, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This was a touristy type store, unfortunately they were painting the floor of the apple press room and the whole place smelled like paint - this made it really difficult to truly enjoy the store. On the positive, the apple cider was good! The donuts were ok (not spectacular).

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Famous doughnuts were just okay. The shop features many apple and maple based products. Okay if you are on VT 100 south of Stowe, but not worth a special trip.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Cold hollow is basically a large touristy gift shop and I wouldn't go out of my way to get their donuts. I had them cold and they were pretty average although definetley would have been better hot! The only plus was they were very cheap, only $3 for half a dozen!

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