Vermont is Very Much Open




June 19-22, October 2-5, 2020

We'll Still be Here

Right now, it's much more important for everyone to stay home and stay safe. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we are postponing indefinitely all Stay to Stay Weekends. We'll announce future dates as soon as we can.

Even though you can't take an exploratory vacation right now, you can still take in life in Vermont virtually, watch our Stay to Stay video series, and follow Vermont Tourism on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Welcome to the real Rutland County — a colorful combination of country roads, quaint villages, and historic downtown centers in the heart of Vermont’s Green Mountains.

Lifestyle freedom flourishes here — our residents can easily claim their very own home sweet home, enjoy a range of year-round outdoor activities, and raise families among a network of great K–12 and college-level schools. Whether you’re looking to take the next step in your career or launch that dream business, Rutland County is the perfect place to put down roots for young and seasoned professionals alike.

Did You Know?

  • Rutland is the solar capital of New England, with more solar power installed per capita than any other city in New England.
  • Rutland County has the largest four-season farmers market in the entire state.
  • John Deere, inventor of the steel plow, was born and raised on Main Street in Rutland in the early 1800s.


Welcome Reception

The Welcome Reception will take place Friday evening from 5:30–8 p.m. at the Southside Steakhouse. Join us at the Southside Steakhouse where you will have the opportunity to meet the locals - some who have been here their whole lives and some who have moved here recently. Take this opportunity to network and ask any questions about this place we call home. Appetizers will be provided and a cash bar will be available.

170 South Main Street
Rutland, VT 05701
(802) 772-7556

Weekend Activities

Healthcare Career Fair: Saturday morning from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Come to the Rutland Regional Medical Center and meet healthcare organizations from around the region. Don't forget to send your resume in advance if you want to get a jump start.

Vermont Farmers Market: Largest in the state, this amazing farmers market takes place every Saturday from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. in Downtown Rutland in Depot Park. You won't want to miss the fresh produce, the prepared foods and the entertainment!

Looking for a hike? Mountain biking?  The Rutland Chamber has lots of information about outdoor recreation activities throughout the County - just ask!

Monday Morning

We are happy to help coordinate a meeting with a local employer if we receive a resume in advance and can make a great match. There will also be opportunity to meet with a representative from the Vermont Department of Labor to start your employment networking.

Meet with Department of Labor

Monday at 9 a.m. meet with representatives from the Vermont Department of Labor to explore employment options in the area. Please note if you choose to meet with the Department of Labor, they will request a copy of your resume.


Let us know if you would like to take a community tour with a local realtor who can show you towns and neighborhoods in the County. This event will begin at 11:00 and pre-sign ups are necessary to have the realtors ready to go!

Sotheby’s Four Seasons International Realty
85 N. Main Street
Rutland, VT 05201

Coworking/Maker Space

Please let us know if you would like to tour The MINT, our coworking and maker space. This event will begin at 10:00 and will last approximately 30 minutes.

The Mint – Rutland’s Makerspace,
112 Quality Lane
Rutland, VT 05701


The deadline to register is one week prior to the first day of each weekend.

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we are postponing indefinitely all Stay to Stay Weekends. We'll announce future dates as soon as we can.

The Rutland Chamber of Commerce logo.


The Rutland Region Chamber of Commerce is a membership organization whose purpose is to connect member business organizations with community and visitors, promoting the region as a great place to live, work, and play.

Rutland Young Professionals logo.


An all-volunteer, all-inclusive organization focused on creating a vibrant Rutland area and promoting that area to young professionals near and far. Founded in July of 2013 by a core group of energetic folks seeking a way to connect with other people, jobs, volunteer and mentor opportunities, professional development, and fun.

Community Health Centers of the Rutland Region

Community Health Centers of the Rutland Region

Sponsor of the Community Networking Event

The mission of the Community Health Centers of the Rutland Region is to improve the health and wellness of all people in the communities we serve by providing access to excellent medical and dental primary care regardless of any financial consideration.

Rutland Regional Medical Center


Sponsor of the Community Networking Event

Our mission is to improve the health of the Rutland Region and surrounding communities by providing appropriate, superior, integrated, preventative, diagnostic and therapeutic health services in a caring environment through the strength of our people, technology and relationships.


For more information about lodging visit the Rutland Region Chamber website.

Frequently Asked Questions for Stay to Stay Weekend.

Questions about Stay to Stay Weekends?

Thinking about signing up for a Stay to Stay Weekend but have some questions first? Please read these frequently asked questions.