Category Archives: News from Echo Lake Inn

Fall Wedding

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

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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Blackberry Mojito

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

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

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

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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Cool Summer Soup

We’ve had an unusually humid summer but the good news is between the pool and the lake, we keep cool.  Even BETTER news is Chef Kevin created a delicious minted watermelon soup.  It pairs perfectly with a light salad and freshly baked bread. If you’d like to prepare a cold summer soup, consider making Chef Kevin’s Cucumber […]

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Summer 2013 Menu

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Our Restaurant is OPEN for the season!

Our restaurant is open for the season!  Just in time for Father’s Day!  If Dad would prefer to have a BBQ on his ‘special day’ consider a gift certificate.  A gift that fits EVERYONE and is NEVER returned All the best, Laurence Photo: Beltrami Studios

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Sundowner

The sun is shining (once again) and since Neal is busy concocting a recipe for our upcoming newsletter, I thought I’d share one that was in our newsletter last year.   It’s a wonderful festive recipe to help you celebrate a summer occasion and pays homage to my birthplace; Zimbabwe was formerly Rhodesia. Zimbabwe Cocktail Orange Juice – 1/4 […]

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