Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Innkeepers Holiday - Rabbit Hill Inn, Lower Waterford, VT

For our 21st wedding anniversary we were able to slip away for a marvelous stay at the Rabbit Hill Inn.


What an experience and an inspiration! It easy to see why they have garnered all the awards and press that they have. We were pampered and taken such good care of the second we arrived right through to the moment we departed. In fact, we had such a grand time just enjoying ourselves, that I didn't spend much time taking photos!

But here is an example of the hospitality and romance of the place. A cute rabbit (there are rabbits everywhere at the inn), along with a "Happy Anniversary" card, and out the picture, a bottle of champagne.


On following nights the rabbit greeted us with chocolate and maple sugar candies in the shape of rabbits.

We stayed in "The Nest", a romantic room on the 3rd floor of the main inn. I choose it for the cozy knitting areas . . .


and Mark choose it for the hugh whirlpool tub!


Of course, I loved it also for all the rabbits. Here a bench that was outside the front for the inn hiding in the snow.


We took advantage of the mid-week special and stayed 3 nights. One of the major bonus's of the inn is that you can also arrange to have dinner there and the food is divine! We ate there 2 nights and would have done the third, too, but they didn't serve dinner on one of the nights we were there.

The food was SOOO good. Each night I couldn't believe I had that much to eat, but each bite was so good I couldn't stop! Breakfast was delish, too.

This inn is definitely worthy of repeated visits and it will go on my list of all time favorite inns!

Monday, March 18, 2013

New Quilts for the Rooms

I've been sewing like crazy this winter, working on some more quilts for the guest rooms. A king size quilt from one of the rooms was sold to a guest last year so I felt the pressure to not only replace this one but make some headway in my goal of at least one quilt per bed at the inn. There are 21 beds and I had only made six to-date, minus the one that was sold!

This is the new pinwheel quilt in Room 15 made to replace the one that was sold.


This is a twin quilt made for Room 18 to match the queen quilt that was made the previous year.



I also completed 3 more quilt tops that will be quilted in the not too distant future. The goal is getting closer!

Monday, March 11, 2013

Snow Day

Despite what the woodchuck said, Mother Nature thought another good covering of snow was called for before Spring. We got about 6 - 8 inches of the fluffy white stuff and it was a joy to walk around the property snapping pictures! I just hadn't had the moment to take my usual winter snow pictures, so I was happy for this extra chance.

So here is a photo tour of the property in all it's snowy finery!

















Monday, March 4, 2013

Vera Kraker - Rest In Peace


Vera Kraker had been our head housekeeper since the day we bought the inn in 2004. But her history with the Greenville Arms 1889 Inn goes back much further than that. She began working at the inn for the Stevens family around early 1980s and continued on through the 15 years that Eliot and Tish Dalton owned the inn. I think she ended up knowing more about the inn than any of us owners!

You could always count on her smile. Her dedication and work ethic was inspiring. Vera will be sorely missed.

In the Spring, we plan to plant at the inn an American Sycamore in her memory so that her history at the inn will live on.