July 9, 2015
Posted by: Linda Wolf
Greetings past and future guests! Welcome to my first blog, where I’ll periodically report about goings on at the INN, or special events you may wish to know about during your planned visit.
It has been a busy year. After one of the “worst” winters in recent history (skiers and snowboarders loved it; here, we felt blessed to not have as much white stuff as Boston endured). Following the wettest May ever, and June not much of an improvement, July has finally brought us some lovely summer days and the promise of many more. Not only do we have no drought worries in Vermont, all this makes for a spectacular fall foliage season – the time of the year when we Vermonters affectionately welcome thousands of “leaf peepers” (bring your cameras, it’s quite spectacular, and you’ll want to book early for the fall season).
If you’ve stayed with us before, then you’ll remember our sweet inn kitties, both 19 years old. Following a stroke that he didn’t recover from well, we had to send dear Casey Boy to the “Rainbow Bridge” in March. We miss him terribly and he’s pictured on our Policies/Pets page. His sister Cutie Catie is still with us and as much of a love as always. (Note: Many of our previous guests have pet allergies and have been unaffected. Catie never ventures beyond my office, the downstairs parlor, or the garden – she’s never upstairs, nor does she enter guestrooms. And we clean here constantly!) You may also want to note that we are the only B&B in the region that welcomes well-mannered dogs (please discuss with me by phone at the time of your reservation. We can provide bedding, bowls, treats…whatever your pooch needs.)
In June, we hosted an early evening YELP event for the urban artist David Hinnebusch (you can see his art at www.fakeart.net) and his work is displayed throughout the inn this summer (thank you David; and Heidi from YELP). Our inn is known for its fascinating collection of fun, hip art, collectibles and memorabilia and David’s art is an appreciated, vibrant addition.
Brag warning: In addition to our previous awards, listed on our home page, earlier this year Yankee Magazine named US Editor’s Choice: Best New Bed & Breakfast. You past guests and your reviews, especially at TripAdvisor.com and Google, have helped us succeed, and we’re grateful for that. I’d like to also remind returning guests that you’ll receive a 5% discount off your next stay.
Our website is currently undergoing a revamping (thank you Maddy), so have a look around. I also must thank my staff who make this labor-of-love possible and a memorable experience for our guests: the indispensable, all-around fix-it/maintenance guy, T.J.; Chef Janna for her mouth-watering breakfasts; extremely detailed and fanatic housekeepers Anna (who worked spring and early summer), and now the ever-patient Kyle; and my quasi-assistant, Jim, who mostly works from home, where he can nap after my barrage of 25 phone calls and 50 email messages per day (if you’ve seen the film The Devil Wears Prada, he claims I’m the Meryl Streep, and he’s the Anne Hathaway character; and it’s his beautiful, deaf, rescued Great Dane pictured on our Policies/Pets page).
Please come visit us!