Author Archives: Echo Lake Inn

Lauren’s Cider Cocktail

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We’re excited to share a delicious fall cocktail that was featured at a recent wedding.  Harvest time makes you think of everything this cocktail features: crisp apples, warm cinnamon with bright citus notes. This recipe was the first Echo Lake innkeeper collaboration. Laurence Anne Marie and Neal went through grueling research to get this cocktail just right. Lauren’s Cider Cocktail […]

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Rhodesian Slash & Grill

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“In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue”.  Today, around the country, many people are celebrating Columbus Day. I know there is a lot of debate about whether this is good or bad, but like it or not, it changed the world. Now, many years later, a young lad left the great African continent to pursue […]

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Flowers

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When most people look at flowers they see beauty, when I look at flowers I see history. A very close friend and neighbor of my family has always been an avid and excellent gardner.  Throughout my childhood, baskets of tomatoes would just show up magically at the doorstep.  My father stewed tomatoes for homemade spaghetti […]

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Fall Wedding

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We love weddings any time of the year but there is something about fall weddings that seem magical. The dappled light, sunny days and cool nights, and of course, the colors! Gourds are such a fun way to decorate for a fall wedding.  Natalie (the bride) had pumpkins painted (and bejeweled) for decorating the tent […]

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A day in the life of an Innkeeper

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Drip, drip, drip! Upon check-out a guest informed me that the sink in her room drained slowly and she could hear a ‘drip, drip, drip’ from the toilet.  After an entire night of ‘drip, drip, drip’, she joked that she was getting sea sick. I apologized profusely and since she is a regular guest, I offered a free night […]

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Apple Cider Syrup

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Well…..summer is almost over. Yesterday I woke up to 35 degrees and that crisp fall like air. This time of the year brings many different memories and expectation. What comes to your mind as summer slowly relinquishes its grip on calendar? I think of apple picking and the cider days of Vermont. I have fond […]

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Blackberry Mojito

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Our resident mixologist, Neal, has concocted another winner – a Blackberry Mojito.  This cocktail requires some muddling and his carpel tunnel is a testament to the drink’s popularity. Blackberry Mojito  1 small handful of freshly picked local blackberries 2 slices of lime 2 teaspoon of sugar 1.5 oz. of light rum 2 fresh mint leaves […]

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There’s still time for summer R & R

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August is almost over and I’m wondering….who fast forwarded summer?  The good news is late August is an amazing time here in Vermont and there is no shortage of area activities – especially Labor Day weekend.  There’s a Beer & Wne Tasting Train,  Plymouth Folk & Blues Festival, free walking tours and much more.  So, grab a friend and enjoy […]

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Vermont in the late summer

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I know it’s only mid-August but these bright, sunny days have my thoughts wandering towards foliage.  In fact, some trees have begun their transition and a few red and yellow leaves can be seen littering the property.  Late summer is such an amazing time to visit Vermont so I thought I’d share a few photos from our pretty little corner of New England. […]

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Wedding Thoughts

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We are in the midst of the wedding season and the Inn is buzzing with activity.  So, I thought I’d share a simple quote that touches at the heart of what a wedding is REALLY about. I dreamed of a wedding of elaborate elegance, A church filled with family and friends. I asked him what kind of a […]

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