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.…

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…

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…

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…

Spring blues…or whites?

May was a month of extremes here in Vermont.  Here’s a photo to illustrate the point. But the good news is that everything is blooming and the property is already in the midst of the wedding season. Neal is eagerly mixing up new cocktails so why don’t you stop by for a drink on the porch? …

A lovely note

We received this lovely e-mail earlier today and I thought I’d share it with you.  First, a bit of background.  This couple had booked their wedding at another Inn.  The Inn they selected while beautiful, did not have our extensive experience nor a dedicated staff.  As their wedding day approached, the bride and groom became…