Author Archives: Echo Lake Inn

Meet The New Innkeeper

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My oldest daughter Christin likes to refer to Calvin Coolidge as my spirit animal, whatever that means. I grew up on Coolidge Ave in White Plains, NY and when I went to UVM, I lived in the Coolidge dormitory. So naturally, when I decided to buy an Inn I serendipitously fell in love with one […]

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Fun Vermont Wedding

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Weddings are such a joyous event.  They are fun to host, fun to attend and fun to plan (well, at least WE think so).  I recently received an e-mail from a bride who was married 2 years ago.  She wrote that their wedding was STILL talked about among her friends and family.  Here at the […]

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Trip Advisor Review of Ludlow Bed & Breakfast

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We’re lucky to have many wonderful reviews on our Trip Advisor page.  So many, in fact, that we received the 2014 Trip Advisor Award of Excellence.  This could never happen without the excellent team here at the Inn. “My friend recently got married at the Echo Lake Inn and I was a bridesmaid in the […]

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Tips to hosting a family reunion

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As the snow melts, we set our sights on our busy summer events.  While we host between 20-22 weddings every summer, we’re also a popular spot for family reunions.  In fact, we’re honored that some families have made us (the Echo Lake Inn) PART of their family tradition! Children grow and move away, couples retire […]

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Spring’s arrival means winter’s departure

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It has been quite a winter here at the Echo Lake Inn. Full of snow with guests participating in the wonders of winter in the Green Mountains. Just this past weekend, the Inn hosted travelers of all types. A young couple confirmed their relationship with the Inn by booking their wedding at the inn this […]

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How sweet it is!

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It’s that time of the year when the nights drop below freezing and the days warm close to 40 degrees. That means something big to me…..maple sugar season has begun. That magical time of year when Vermont’s prize maple trees produce gallons of sap used to make one of nature’s best sweeteners. It takes about […]

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March Madness – Okemo Style

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As the ski season winds down and the skiers begin to depart, now is the time Vermonters come out and play.   Every year Okemo hosts a spring concert series and it’s then that I see friends I haven’t seen all winter.  With the days getting longer and the hint of spring coming, I look forward to getting out […]

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Wedding Dessert Ideas

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As we battle the frigid temperatures, it’s hard to imagine that our wedding season will be here in just two months. As the owner and innkeeper of a historic property, one wedding trend I LOVE is the incorporation of all things vintage.  Last year we had a festive 1940’s carnival theme, a retro 1920’s theme and […]

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Celebrating Presidents Day

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“Country life does not always have breadth, but it has depth.  It is neither artificial nor superficial, but is kept close to the realties.” ~ Calvin Coolidge Autobiography 1929 As President’s Day approaches, I like to re-read some of my favorite Calvin Coolidge quotes.  The one above comes to mind when I think of the […]

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Groundhog Day – Vermont Style

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On Sunday, Punxsutawney Phil predicted 6 more weeks of winter. We have our own little way of predicting how much longer winter will last. When the icicles start to melt, we know that spring is on the way! Stay warm, everyone, Laurence Photo: Echo Lake Inn

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