Balloon Inn Vermont Vacations
Inn to Inn Tours

Takeoff at nearby Post Mills Airport

Balloon flights start from a grass strip at the Post Mills Airport near Lake Fairlee and are generally scheduled for 6am or 2 hours before sunset. Flights are available daily and can be scheduled year round.

The flights average just over an hour in duration but you should allow about three hours for your entire balloon experience including set-up and landing. You'll travel anywhere from 3 to 15 miles in the balloon depending on the winds encountered at different altitudes. You'll get a bird's eye view of the Connecticut River Valley as you float from as low as tree level to as high as several thousand feet. A chase crew follows the balloon and arrives at landing with a post flight Champagne/soft drink celebration.

There are no age limits as long as you are in good health. Dress as you would for any 3 hour outside activity during your chosen flying time of the year. It's no colder in the air than on the ground. Comfortable hiking boots or sneakers are recommended footwear.

Brian Boland, your pilot, has been ballooning since 1970, is one of the most experienced pilots in the world, has set numerous world records, won national championships and has flown all over the world, including flights over the Alps and Andes. He's a renowned balloon designer/builder and story teller.

After your flight you'll get a chance to see Brian's Balloon Museum. It houses his private collection of over 100 balloons, airships, special interest & antique vehicles and other "neat" interesting, rusty, dusty stuff.

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A getaway package combining a hot air balloon flight with comfortable lodging at the

Silver Maple Lodge and Cottages.

Silver Maple Lodge and Cottages









The Silver Maple Lodge and Cottages is one of Vermont's oldest continuously operating country inns. The centerpiece of our historic property is an antique farmhouse dating to the late 1700's, which was expanded in the Victorian-style in the mid 1800's. The inn, which first opened its doors to travelers in the 1920's, has been restored and refurbished. Our look is fresh but the lodge is filled with many of the inn's original antique furnishings and exposed 200 year old hand-hewn beams remain.


The basic package consists of :
  • Two nights' lodging for two at the Silver Maple Lodge and Cottages.
  • Continental breakfast each day.
  • A one hour champagne balloon flight over Lake Fairlee, the Connecticut River Valley or the foothills of the Green Mountains.


  • The total cost is $795 for two adults which includes all taxes.

Gift Certificates are available !

Balloon over Bradford, Vermont  Take off in winterly Vermont 
 A Balloon landing in our backyard.  Ballooning over Lake Fairlee

Inn to Inn Tours

We can also help you plan a 1 - 3 day self-guided inn-to-inn tour with any of the following activities:

  • BICYCLING: tour the scenic Vermont countryside along the Connecticut River at your own pace. We can provide maps of local roads and have 10 speed bicycles available for rental.
  • CANOEING: spend a day on Lake Fairlee or 1 - 2 days on the Connecticut River. Bring your own canoe or we can arrange a rental with shuttle service.
  • WALKING: We provide maps of area hiking trails and country roads and can help you plan a route that may cover from 2 - 10 miles.
  • You will enjoy the hospitality of the Silver Maple Lodge & Cottages in Fairlee, VT and A Century Past in Newbury, VT.

For immediate assistance in making reservations or to request additional information:

Call toll-free : (800) 666-1946.

From outside the U.S. : (802) 333-4326

For balloon flights only (without local lodging), call Boland Balloon direct :

(802) 333-9254

520 U.S. Route 5 South · Fairlee, VERMONT 05045 · (802) 333-4326   ·   (800) 666-1946

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