Cold Hollow Cider Mill

Donuts | Grocery Store | Roadside Stand | Sugar House
Worth a detour

The principal business of this popular roadside attraction is making cider. You can get it cold, hot and mulled, or mixed with cranberry juice, by the cup or jug. It is flabbergasting to walk from the parking lot into the cider-press room, where the smell of apples is as intense as fermenting mash in a bourbon distillery. Here you can help yourself to a sample from a big silver drum, watch apples being pressed, or view a video that shows how an apple on a tree becomes cider in a glass.

Walk from the cider press room into the store and a second olfactory wallop awaits. Here, the tantalizing smell of hot donuts rules the air, overwhelming even the aroma of the Vermont cheeses, maple candies, and baked breads for sale. A Cold Hollow cider donut is small and unfrosted, with a crunch to its surface and cakey insides as dark as gingerbread. Made with house cider and good measures of cinnamon and clove, it is a spicy morsel, just sweet enough to harmonize with apple cider. That harmony is this donut’s raison d’etre.

It is fun to watch the donuts made on a single small machine in back. Perfect circles of dough are mechanically plopped into a kind of treadmill that takes them through the hot oil, flips them once, and sends them out into the air crusty hot and ready to be crunched by eager teeth.

What to Eat
Cold Hollow Cider Mill, Apple Cider
Apple Cider
Help yourself to apple cider, hot or cold.
Cold Hollow Cider Mill, Apple Cider Donut
Apple Cider Donut
A cup of hot cider along with a few apple cider donuts make a perfect Vermont snack.
Directions and Hours
closed now
Sunday8am - 6pm
Monday8am - 6pm
Tuesday8am - 6pm
Wednesday8am - 6pm
Thursday8am - 6pm
Friday8am - 6pm
Saturday8am - 6pm
Open Year Round
Meals Served
Breakfast, Lunch
Credit Cards Accepted
Alcohol Served
Outdoor Seating

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