OCTOBER 19-22, 2018

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.


Friday Evening

Welcome Reception will take place from 6:30–8 p.m. at Southside Steakhouse
170 South Main Street
Rutland, VT 05701
(802) 772-7556

Saturday & Sunday

These are your days for exploring.

With dozens of shops and restaurants, as well as a world-class performing arts venue, downtown Rutland is the perfect destination to shop, eat, and be entertained. Visit one of the town's many unique shops as you make your way to the acclaimed Vermont Farmers Market in Depot Park. Grab a bite and maybe a local brew in one of many independently owned localvore restaurants before taking in a show at the brilliantly restored 1912 Paramount Theatre.

Killington Resort is offering a complimentary Full-day Lift, Trail and Rental Bike Mountain Bike Package on Saturday or Sunday at Killington’s Bike Park for guests who sign up for Stay to Stay Weekend. Three, high-speed lifts to get you to the top, and 29 trails send you back down on over 35 miles of rugged single tracks, rock gardens, switchbacks and machine-built berms, hips and jumps.

Monday Morning

Pick one of the following places to visit Monday morning. This is your opportunity to meet with a local employer, have a realtor show you potential housing options, or visit a co-maker space.


Monday at 9 a.m. at GE Aviation
270 Windcrest Road
Rutland, VT 05701

Monday at 10 a.m. at Rutland Regional Medical Center
160 Allen Street
Rutland, VT 05701

If you would like to meet with an employer in a different industry, please indicate your preference in the form below.


Monday at 10 a.m. at Sotheby’s Four Seasons International Realty
85 N. Main Street
Rutland, VT 05201


Monday from 10 a.m.–12 p.m. at The Mint – Rutland’s Makerspace,
112 Quality Lane
Rutland, VT 05701

If you plan to attend the upcoming Stay to Stay Weekend in October, please fill out the form below and we will reach out to discuss your weekend details.

If you are interested in participating, but cannot attend the upcoming Stay to Stay Weekend, scroll to the bottom of the page and subscribe to receive information on future weekend dates. This will ensure you're in the know for future Stay to Stay Weekends in Vermont.


The deadline to sign up for the October weekend is October 5th.

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.


Best Western Inn & Suites Rutland-Killington
(802) 773-3200
5 Best Western Place, Rutland, VT 05701

Red Clover Inn
(802) 775-2290
7 Woodward Road, Mendon, VT 05701

Holiday Inn Rutland-Killington
(802) 775-1911
476 Holiday Drive, Rutland, VT 05701

Quality Inn
(802) 773-3361
253 S. Main Street, Rutland, VT 05701

Questions About Stay to Stay?

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

What is the cost of the Stay to Stay Weekend? 

The cost will vary depending on which accommodation you select. To qualify for the program, guests book their own 3-night stay at a commercial lodging property to gain access to the networking receptions, employer visits, and connections with community leaders who can facilitate your relocation to Vermont.

Can I sign up for the Stay to Stay weekend if I am not a U.S. resident?

The Stay to Stay Weekend is not an immigration or work visa program. Citizens of foreign countries interested in traveling, living or working in Vermont need to secure the appropriate visa from the U.S. State Department. You can find more information here

I read about Vermont paying people $10,000 to move there. How can I apply? 

The Stay to Stay Weekend is not part of recently announced remote worker grant program that goes into effect January 1, 2019. You can find details on that program at ThinkVermont.com or email info@thinkvermont.com

If you have more questions than we covered here, please click on "Contact Us" below to send us an email.


Mocha Joe's located in downtown Brattleboro.


Overlooking the Connecticut River, this downtown is lined with buildings that house galleries, restaurants, shops, breweries, and a 1938 art deco hotel and movie theater.

Church Street Marketplace in Burlington, Vermont.


Compact and beautiful, Burlington is home to a thriving arts scene, creative entrepreneurship, great shopping, three colleges and a university, and a full range of four-season outdoor pursuits.

Mother and son chat on the sidewalk at the Equinox.


A popular travel destination since the 1800s, Manchester is steeped in history. You can visit a nationally recognized historic site and museum or join a guided tour and soak up the story of Vermont firsthand.