My husband and I spent a week in Vermont this month, staying in Stowe. On the recommendation of a Vermont friend, we decided to make the drive to Quechee for a visit to the Simon Pearce Mill. We arrived late morning and decided to have lunch at the restaurant on site. I would recommend getting in line before the 11:30 a.m. opening time for the best tables at the windows. We were seated with a lovely view of the covered bridge and waterfall. The lunch was great. We were greeted immediately by our server and were given the daily specials. I chose the broccoli, mushroom, cheese quiche and it was terrific. My husband chose the hamburger plate and he reported his meal as good also. The strawberry infused lemonade was a nice addition to the meal. We opted to pass on the desserts, but we both thought our choice to have lunch there was a nice highlight to our visit. After lunch, we visited the store. Although expensive, the pieces are beautifully displayed. There is an area to the back of the store where slightly flawed pieces can be purchased at a somewhat reduced price. Both the lunch and the store are very enjoyable, but the high point of the visit is downstairs, where the artisans are busily creating the beautiful glassware. Although they are busily concentrating on their duties, they are very friendly and seem to welcome questions. The weather was rainy on the day of our visit, so we didn't take the opportunity to see the Quechee Gorge. The drive from Stowe to Quechee is an easy trip on mostly interstate roads.