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Your holiday in Vermont can be whatever you want it to be! Vermont has it all. A bed and breakfast is the "better way to stay."
The Boston Globe featured our inn in its travel section. Here is a link to the delightful article:
The house has also been featured on Bob Vila's "Restore America" television program, having visited the site during major renovations.
Although you may feel like you have traveled back in time, our Victorian inn has all the modern conveniences from flat-screened TV, Bose radio and CD players, and wifi. Pamper yourself with a luxurious spa bath, or we can arrange for a massage.
Start the day with a full gourmet breakfast by the fire, made the way you like it. Come stroll through our gardens, relax in our gazebo or on the front porch. Sample the afternoon tea offerings. We love to spoil our guests!
On chilly days, cuddle up in the library or one of our parlors, by a fire, with a book, or play a game of backgammon in our game room. Each of our guest rooms has books for sale according to theme, and we specialize in cookbooks, gardening, poetry, history, and railroads.
Later, dinner at a local restaurant, and most of the rooms have fireplaces and whirlpools for your relaxation afterwards. Exhale!
We are also a used book store! All the books in all the rooms are for sale, so we are the perfect spot for a book lover's holiday!
We hope your stay with us is relaxing and pleasurable. Enjoy the comfort of our various public rooms. Our Great Hall with its impressive three-story atrium is a unique architectural feature. Relax by the fire, or wander into one of the original twin parlors. When the house was built, the parlors were designated for ladies and gentlemen; cigars and brandy in one sherry and women talk in the other.
We have turned the men's parlor in a library and it is one of the favorite rooms of our family and friends, a place to cuddle up and relax on a chilly Vermont night with a book and a crackling fire.
The ladies' parlor is a perfect spot to relax in the morning, its subtle light inspires a calm start to he day. Do you play the piano? Across the Hall is our little game room where you can try your hand at the traditional backgammon, chess, cribbage, mancala, or the more contemporary Clue or Monopoly.
In the summer, our rose garden is a popular lingering spot; you may even encounter a few of our friends strolling the brick paths. We have many types of roses, mostly antique, for you to enjoy. Relax on our massive, wrap-around front porch, rockers and white wicker await. Or, spend a leisurely rest in our gazebo which sits under a massive 200-year-old sugar maple tree with a 100-foot wing span!
Treat yourself, sleep in, or start your day early. Breakfast is served from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. but the aromas of coffee and freshly baked bread might entice you sooner! Coffee is available at 7:00 for early risers, but if you need to eat a bit earlier let us know in advance. Also, please let us know if you have any dietary requirements. We can accommodate any special need from vegan to Atkins. We are a localvore's delight, supporting our local farmers and food producers.
The milk, eggs, butter, and cheese is always local and usually organic, and our maple syrup comes from our friend's sugar house just down the road. Our cereals and baking products are also organic. Even our bacon is nitrite free and comes from pigs that were raised cruelty free with no antibiotics. We can direct you to sources for some of the best cheese in the world, and this is no exaggeration.
Afternoon tea is served at various locations in the house, or porch, at 4 p.m. perhaps scones or homemade bread and our own raspberry jam. In the winter, enjoy some freshly mulled cider and some local cheese and crackers.
But the house itself is only part of the experience. We are located in a charming village that offers book stores, antique shops, and any number of other curiosities, and we are on the National Register of Historic Places.
We are conveniently located to all that Vermont has to offer: a quiet retreat, skiing, hiking, fishing, antiquing and books, shopping, or just packing a picnic to enjoy the lovely Autumn foliage display!
Make your stay in Vermont exactly what you want it to be!
PS If you're looking for a place to elope, we've got that covered as well..)