Making of The Inn
Legendary New England City Retreat; Landmark Building Reborn from History to Hip.
2006 – Talented Artist and Brooklyn Jewelry Designer, Shelly Voorhees (some of her artwork hangs at the INN), daughter of your innkeeper/designer, Linda Wolf, makes a rare find: a small mansion in the historic Hill District for sale. She pleads, “Mother – you must buy this property and turn it into a Bed & Breakfast!” Linda acquiesces (that means she gave in) and thinks, “Fantastic! We’ll be open in a year.”
2007 – Application for permits begins and then permits to obtain more permits. Linda studies two new languages: Legalese & Government-speak. Restoration and renovations begin in compliance with The DaVinci Code. Daughter and boyfriend flee.
2008 – Construction work continues ad infinitum (that means forever). Linda consults a doctor who diagnoses that she is “hemorrhaging money.”
2009 – Ibid. (Here we go again with the Latin: That means “repeat the above.”
2010 – We’re starting to sound like a broken record here. Except for the fact that, thanks to a couple of contractors, Linda learns to spell “unscrupulous.”
2011 – Linda consults a dermatologist for what she believes is a scalp condition. Nope. Just an accumulation of plaster dust, saw dust, fireplace dust, attic dust, cellar dust, and everything except fairy dust.
2012 – The INN opens in late summer and is an immediate success and garners excellent reviews.
2013 – The INN continues to win awards in the hospitality industry. A lovely young couple who enjoyed their stay announce, “Someday, we hope to have our own Bed & Breakfast!” Linda fixes them one of her “secret recipe” sangrias and counsels them.
2014 – More awards, many more appreciative reviews. No sleep (except for Cutie Catie, everyone’s favorite inn kitty).
2015 – During her usual welcoming tour of the inn, Linda tells a guest – a psychiatrist from Australia – that she has “a Belvedere.” He begins a search of the medical literature until she explains that is what some call a cupola or a “widow’s watch.” She knows it’s on her roof, but she hasn’t seen it in a while. She’s too tired to climb the stairs. It gets crazier every year…come and hear the new stories!
PLEASE NOTE: Linda thinks this project was a bit crazy and she doesn’t recommend doing it anyway she did…NO, not right for her, but rather “Karma Re-Aligning”! She went to India, had her karma cleaned and still in Burlington…hmmm? What was that other life about?
SOME OF OUR
“If you want an outstanding experience in Burlington, I highly recommend Made INN Vermont. . . . The homey, eclectic atmosphere provides much more than a hotel experience.”
“Best B&B in Burlington! Such a fun and unique B&B! Its the perfect place for a couples romantic stay. The website advertises an “urban chic/rustic” inn, and that’s exactly what it is. The décor is awesome – there’s musical instruments, record players, chalkboard walls, eclectic furniture, books, and board games both in the rooms and the common areas. . . .”
“This Bed and Breakfast is truly unique. The hotel is in a beautiful old Victorian house filled with charm and history. The rooms are all decorated uniquely. My bed was very comfortable and the room was quiet. There was a chalk board wall where people leave messages about their stay. ”