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Address: 3600 Waterbury-Stowe Road, Waterbury Center, VT 05677
Phone Number: 802-244-8771
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Cider slush!

My friend and I visited the store on a Sunday in July. The store is laid out like an old fashioned general store, and the products are fun: usually food-related Vermont items... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Brits visiting here should be aware that this is not cider as we know it - they make apple juice here. We were expecting a tour and to be shown cider actually being made; no tour and nothing working! The website is misleading with its strap line "What's to see at our Mill besides the cider making ?" Answer: very... More 

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Kyle S, Manager at Cold Hollow Cider Mill, responded to this review

Sorry Charlie, Cider here means the non-alcoholic kind! However, we do sell our own Hard Cider if that's what you were looking for! More 

Springfield, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

I came here with the expectation of donuts and found that the donuts are really the only reason to visit (as they are super delicious). There wasn't much going on and the food seemed like the main attraction. If you have kids and the mill is working, this may be a more entertaining visit.

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Kyle S, Manager at Cold Hollow Cider Mill, responded to this review

Sorry, our press has been down for repairs. We always suggest checking in before visiting to see what will be happening that day. More 

Marlton, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

The cider mill was not working. The store was typical tourist stuff. The young staff had no personality. Donuts were tasty but not worth the time to get there

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Kyle S, Manager at Cold Hollow Cider Mill, responded to this review

Sorry the press was down while you were visiting. We've had some repairs to accomplish before our busy season begins. It will be up and running again shortly! More 

Stowe, Vermont
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

I love to bring visitors to the Cold Hollow Cider Mill. They offer a very short but informative tour of the apple press and a free sample of some of Vermonts best cider. The store of Vermont products built around the Cider Mill is the best place to Christmas shop for some of Vermonts finest crafts and products. Make sure... More 

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Kyle S, Manager at Cold Hollow Cider Mill, responded to this review

We love to hear great reviews from locals! Glad we could be a positive part of all your visitor's trips throughout the years. One correction, we do not offer Green Mountain Coffee; We prefer Speeder & Earl's! It's delicious and pairs perfectly with our Cider Donuts :) More 

Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

My friend and I visited the store on a Sunday in July. The store is laid out like an old fashioned general store, and the products are fun: usually food-related Vermont items. Loved seeing a great selection of Solemate socks, too! Cold cider taste was lovely, but the 50c cider donuts were great, the cider-caramel fudge was tasty, and the... More 

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Kyle S, Manager at Cold Hollow Cider Mill, responded to this review

Sounds like you enjoyed all things cider! What could we improve on that could take your next visit from a 4 to a 5 star? More 

Portland, Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

This was my second trip to Cold Hollow. We stopped here a few years ago in peak fall which was, of course, a very busy time for them. All I really remembered from that trip was crazy traffic, a full parking lot and a lot of pushing and shoving to get cider and donuts that didn't really stand out as... More 

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Kyle S, Manager at Cold Hollow Cider Mill, responded to this review

Sorry you didn't enjoy you visit as much as expected. We always welcome any suggestions for improvement so we will definitely take yours into consideration! More 

Norwich, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

I was so excited to get cider, syrup, essentially all things Vermont is known for. Upon walking in I saw multiple items I wanted to gobble up. Until I realized this cider mill was charging 3 times the amount these same brands were available at dozens of other locations all over Vermont. I was immediately unimpressed. Boyden Valley Winery and... More 

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Kyle S, Manager at Cold Hollow Cider Mill, responded to this review

Sorry you weren't very impressed with you visit. We off many Vermont products at a price that we feel is more than reasonable. Hope your trip to VT was great! More 

Ballston Spa, New York, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I have been here a few times, the donuts are good and the souvenirs are extensive. The bathrooms are clean but an odd layout and no baby changing table. The cider seemed a bit watered down, but that may be because they are off season right now, it's spectacular during the fall. The place across the street makes great sandwiches... More 

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Kyle S, Manager at Cold Hollow Cider Mill, responded to this review

Hi Heather, sorry your visit wasn't up to par. Our cider always varies depending on the apples we get in but we have apples for pressing year round. Any suggestions you could make that would have improved your visit? More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

A great place to spend a rainy afternoon! self-guided tour of how cider is made. cider donuts so delisious you can't stop with one...or two! Great selection of locally-made jams, gifts, fun items.

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Kyle S, Manager at Cold Hollow Cider Mill, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write a great review! Hope you are able to visit again in the future! More 

Mount Olive, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Getting into the cider mill is easy. Getting out is a different story as Route 100 is the main road between Waterbury and Stowe. We had to sit and wait for a few minutes before we could get back on the highway. The cider doughnuts were ok, but I have had better doughnuts. Maybe it is not fair to compare... More 

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Kyle S, Manager at Cold Hollow Cider Mill, responded to this review

Hi Stephen, Sorry you didn't get to see the cider press in action. We press apples year round however, we were out of apples when you visited so unfortunately we were not pressing at that time. We always suggest checking our events calendar before visiting to ensure you can see everything you want when planning a visit. More 

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Additional Information about Cold Hollow Cider Mill

Address: 3600 Waterbury-Stowe Road, Waterbury Center, VT 05677
Phone Number: 802-244-8771
Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Waterbury Center
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

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