Stay to Stay Weekend

2019 Dates and Locations

Have you ever considered moving to Vermont? Or visited for a weekend getaway, then spent the drive home thinking how you could live here full time? We have a program to help you do just that.

Stay to Stay Weekends are exploratory vacations designed for people who are interested in moving to Vermont. The networking events provide opportunities to connect with employers, realtors, community leaders, entrepreneurs, and potential neighbors in local communities who can provide insight about relocating to Vermont. 

Here’s how Stay to Stay Weekends work:

You select the region where you are interested in living and the dates that work best for you to visit that community. Sign up to register for the Stay to Stay Weekend of your choice and select your Monday activities: meeting with employers or realtors, or visiting a co-working space. Participants gain access to networking receptions and meetings with people who can help facilitate your move to Vermont.

Your Stay to Stay Weekend begins with a warm welcome on Friday evening at a reception hosted by a local chamber of commerce or young professionals network where you’ll meet community and business leaders. Saturday and Sunday are unscheduled so that you can explore the community and it’s many attractions on your own. 

Or for those with Friday conflicts, or simply seeking to spend time on the slopes, Stay to Stay Ski Weekends are a great option for you. During Stay to Stay Ski Weekends the reception takes place Saturday evening during après at nearby ski resorts, where you'll meet other participants and local experts after enjoying a day on the snow. 

On Monday morning, during both the Stay to Stay Weekends and Stay to Stay Ski Weekends, you’ll have the option to meet with employers that are hiring, take a driving or walking tour with a realtor, or visit an incubator or co-maker space to meet with entrepreneurs and other professionals.

22–25: Bennington Stay to Stay Ski Weekend hosted at Bromley Mountain Resort, 

22–25: Brattleboro Stay to Stay Ski Weekend hosted at Mount Snow Resort

1–4: Rutland Stay to Stay Ski Weekend hosted at Killington Resort

12–15: Burlington, 26-29: Rutland

14–17: Bennington, 14–17: Brattleboro, 21–24: Rutland

9–12: Bennington, 9–12: Brattleboro, 9–12: Rutland

18–21: Rutland, 25–28: Bennington, 25–28: Brattleboro

8–11: Burlington

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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 Remote Worker Grant Program officially began accepting applications January 1, 2019. Please visit ThinkVermont.com for program information including frequently asked questions, applications, and instructions.

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