Vermont Winter Wedding

We host most of our weddings during the summer months but occasionally we host a late fall or winter wedding. The Inn has a casual country charm which lends itself to hosting a cozy, intimate gathering of loved ones. During winter weddings, guests frequently joke that attending an event at the Inn is like having a party at their…

Thanksgiving Tablescape Ideas

In many ways Thanksgiving is the most important meal of the year.  Since most families have a traditional menu, perhaps you can express your creativity in your tablescape? Add an element to your table that’s unique, interesting, elegant or perhaps even fun! If you’re pressed for time, pull things from your pantry or yard.  In…

Pinterest

We enjoy getting inspiration from Pinterest and the Inn is frequently tagged in photos uploaded from guests.  We thought we’d share a few of our favorites. Our red rocking chairs have become our unofficial trademark.  Uploaded by Beverly Robertson.  This photo was uploaded by Vermont Tourism. And this one was taken by Lonley Planet photographer, Christian Aslund.   And…

Ski Town Soups

This is such a wonderful time of year in Vermont. The dog days of summer are behind us and we’re sipping hot cider instead of lemonade. The foliage is stunning, the sky is bright blue and the evenings are crisp. This is also the time of year for warm soups and thick stews.  Last year,…

Lauren’s Cider Cocktail

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…

Flowers

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…

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…

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…

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…