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"The Lyndon Freigthouse, in the "Northeast Kingdom" laid-back town of Lyndonville, VT, will bring you right into the heart and soul of traditional Vermont with a restaurant, gift shop, railroad museum, coffee shop, ice cream parlor and information center all set within a historical building."
The Lyndon Freighthouse restaurant reflects Vermont's "green" perspective by tapping into local natural and organic ingredients for its breakfast, lunch and dinner selections. Set in the rustic, slightly worn, former 1878 red freighthouse with a long farmer's porch, and a country store-meets-restaurant-type look inside inside, this is the type of atmosphere that one would expect in a rural, Vermont restaurant.
"As Carmen’s boasts over 60 flavors, the truth of the matter was I had a very hard time deciding on what I would have once I got within reading distance. The time finally came that I was standing at the window and I had to decide…I wanted something local and summery, so I decided on Maine Blueberry, which, though summery, was not quite local. Oh well. Local or not, it was creamy, sweet and a prefect summertime treat, and my mouth still waters to talk about it. The preteen girls I was with were more daring. Segolene and Katia decided on cotton candy, which I still regret not getting, because I have always wanted to try it. Tess had a cone of peanut butter caramel cookie dough. Like me, Leslie (not a preteen) was a little more mellow and opted for a strawberry shortcake sundae, which she described as “unbelievably fabulous.”
This seems like a new favorite Vermont destination to me — I’d say Lyndonville has at least two claims to fame, if not more: Bag Balm (yep, they make it here) and Carmen’s.
…The Freight House is now a combination restaurant, railroad museum, local crafts gallery, coffee shop, ice-cream parlor, and information center. It’s one of two buildings left from the 22 built here by the Boston & Maine. Most Lyndonville families had ties with the railroad, and historic items came pouring in from the locals to create the museum exhibits. Walls are hung with vintage photos, glass-topped tables display documents, and upstairs there’s a working model railroad. What’s more, the food is fabulous: local meats, fresh greens and veggies, freshly baked breads, and the fluffiest omelets, plus Carmen’s wildly popular ice cream.”
Carmen's Ice Cream was featured on WCAX Channel 3 on July 7, 2010 with an interview of Eric Paris, owner of the Lyndon Freighthouse and Carmen's Ice Cream.
Save room for Carmen’s ice cream after a wonderful dinner at The Lyndon Freighthouse. Carmen's was named one of America’s top 500 sundae places by the “Sundae Hall of Fame”..