March 31st, 2012 by Patti Eddington
Spring Exhibit – Gravestones of Bennington
Enjoy a photographic exhibit of gravestones by Daniel Farber (1906-1998) in a special exhibit entitled Memento Mori: The Art and Commerce of Gravestones of Bennington. In addition this exhibit will feature original gravestones, including the markers created to memorialize Bennington’s first minister, Rev. Jedidiah Dewey. Some of these early headstones are on loan from the Shaftsbury Historical Society.
The Bennington Museum is just 10 minutes from the Eddington House Inn. There is a lovely scenic drive from the inn over Vermont Covered Bridges to the Village of Old Bennington, the Bennington Battle Monument and then on to Bennington Museum.
This is also a wonderful time of year to enjoy a walking tour of Old Bennington and a walk through the cemetery to visit additional old gravestones and markers as well as the grave of Vermont poet,Robert Frost.
Bennington Museum open daily except Wednesday. 802-447-1571
March 29th, 2012 by Patti Eddington
What to do in Vermont in the Spring? Check out Manchester’s American Museum of Fly Fishing
Brush up on your fly-fishing skills before the season opens with a variety of activities for anglers of all ages on Saturday March 31 from 1-4pm in Manchester Vermont. All activities are included in the regular admission cost of the museum.
- Learn to tie the Vermont Caddis dry fly during one of three sessions at 1pm, 2pm and 3pm.
- Make a practice rod
- Tie a clown fly
- Cast a demonstration rod in the casting pond
- Practice landing a fish
- and much more
The American Museum of Fly Fishing is located on Route 7A (4070 Main Street) in Manchester Vermont just 30 minutes from the Eddington House Inn.
March 29th, 2012 by Patti Eddington
Folk-Rock Troubadour Peter Mulvey At VAE
Singer/songwriter Peter Mulvey has just released a new CD- his 15th- entitled “The Good Stuff” and will be performing live on the basement stage at North Bennington’s Vermont Arts Exchange on Saturday March 31 at 8pm. Opening for Mulvey on Saturday is singer/songwriter Chris Pureka from Northhampton, MA.
Over the past 20 years, Mulvey has pursued a restless, eclectic path as a writer and musician – immersing himself in Tin PanAlley jazz, modern acoustic, poetry, narrative, and Americana stylings. Relentlessly touring as a headliner – his attitude is, “When you love what you do, you can work all the time.” He has also shared the stage with luminaries such as Emmylou Harris, Richard Thompson, Ani diFranco, Indigo Girls, and Greg Brown, and has attracted an audience that stretches from Anchorage to Amsterdam.
VAE , short walk from the Eddington House Inn , hosts a variety of live performances throughout the year as part of their Basement Music Series. If you can’t make it this weekend- try again…you won’t be disappointed, its always a great show in a fun setting.
Tickets for this and other VAE concerts are available thorugh Brown Paper Tickets brownpapertickets.com or by calling 800-838-3066.
March 24th, 2012 by Patti Eddington
Support the Arts in Downtown Bennington
The Better Bennington Corporation’s ”One Hundred for $100″ Juried Art Exhibit and Sale takes place on Saturday March 24 from 4-8pm at 210 South Street in downtown Bennington Vermont. This event begins with a Champagne Preview at 4pm when propective buyers can speak with the artists, sip champagne, listen to live jazz by “Blueprint, view the art pieces in advance of the 6pm sale and sample complimentary hors d’oevres. There will be one hundred works of art by local professional artists priced at $100 each, as well as another one hundred works of art not restricted to the $100 price tag.
This years artists include North Bennington neighbors, Stella Ehrich, Judy Kniffin and Fred Brownstein. Tickets to the preview are $15 each but after 6pm when the sale begins there will be no charge for admittance. A cash bar will be available throughout the evening.
Hope to see you there. This promises to be a fun night and helps support Bennington’s downtown.
March 16th, 2012 by Patti Eddington
Vermont Maple Open House Weekend
This is your opportunity to visit local Vermont sugarhouses , learn about the maple syrup process and even taste the real thing – Vermont Maple Syrup. With little rain or snow this year – this annual “Mud Season” event will be enjoyed with a little less mud (but you might want to pack some boots just in case).
Bennington County Sugarmakers will be hosting their annual Maple Sunday Weekend on March 24-25, 2012. Spend the day enjoying Vermont and visit one or all of the participating sugarhouses as they transform sap into maple syrup. For a complete list of sugar houses to visit and directions visit Maple Sunday Weekend 2012.
March 15th, 2012 by Patti Eddington
Bennington’s Kegs & Eggs
In downtown Bennington, the popular Big Brothers Big Sisters fundraiser – Keg’s & Eggs will be held this year at Doug’s at 455 Main Street on Friday March 16 from 7:30 to 10:am. Every year near St Patrick’s Day this popular event features a breakfast buffet along with prizes, raffles and the exciting Bartender’s Challenge.
The Bartender’s Challenge pits area bartenders against one another to determined who has raised the most money for youth mentoring. Deb Giroux, who tends bar at our neighborhood sportspub Kevin’s has been the perennial winner, raising many thousands of dollars each year for the Big Brothers Big Sisters program.
For a $5 entry fee, which goes to Big Brothers Big Sisters, the event features breakfast, bartender’s challenge , a stein hoisting competition- a wee bit o’green and Irish whiskey tasting.
Save the date for another Big Brother Big Sister fundraiser – Bowl for Kid’s Sake on Saturday March 31.
For more information please call 802-447-0045
March 8th, 2012 by Patti Eddington
Lake Paran Full Moon Winter Party
Join in the fun this Friday evening March 9 for another Full Moon Party at Lake Paran just behind the Eddington House Inn in North Bennington Vermont. Party is from 6-9pm and $3 admission includes hot chocolate, hot dogs, music, a bon-fire and fireworks in addition to the beautiful full moon in Vermont’s star lit skies.
This is just a preview of all the fun activities Lake Paran offers in the summer season. Hope to see you soon…if not for this party maybe for a swim this summer.
February 28th, 2012 by Patti Eddington
Live Music in North Bennington Village
This Saturday, March 3 at 8pm, the Vermont Arts Exchange Basement Music Series presents…Darlingside!
This Massachusetts-based “string-rock” quintet will present an evening of what has been called “a seamless, exhilarating sound at the intersection of rock, classical, and folk music.” http://www.darlingside.com/
Tickets: $18 (plus a processing fee) in advance, $22 at the door. Students: $10 (plus a processing fee) in advance, $14 at the door – To purchase online follow this link Vermont Arts Exchange
Doors open at 7pm, music begins at 8pm.
Be sure to check out the new menu in the Basement Bistro!
Great food before the show & during intermission. Call 802-447-3896 for a menu and to reserve your dinner.
Vermont Arts Exchange is on Sage Street in North Bennington Village – just around the corner from the Eddington House Inn.
February 24th, 2012 by Patti Eddington
Enjoy World Renowned Art
The Eddington House Inn with its great Southwestern Vermont location is a jumping off point for visiting other areas in Vermont and the Berkshires. Our North Bennington location is less than 30 minutes from Williamstown Massachusetts, home to Williams College & its wonderful college museum as well its quaint ” college town” downtown. Just a few blocks from the college you’ll find the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute….a “must see” if you are an art lover.
In 1950 Sterling and Francine Clark chartered the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute as a home for their extensive art collection including nineteenth-century European and American painting, with a wonderful representation of the French Impressionists. Opened to public in 1955, the Institute has built upon this extraordinary group of works to become one of the most beloved and respected art museums in the world, known for its intimate galleries and stunning natural environment.
In addition to the fabulous exhibit halls, the Clark also offers special programs and performances. This weekend, renowned harpsichordist Victor Hill will present a solo recital at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute on Sunday, February 26 at 3:00 pm. Admission is free. Featured on the program are Bach’s “Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue,” a suite by François Couperin, and selected sonatas by Giuseppe Domenico Scarlatti.
Enjoy the scenic drive over Vermont covered bridges, through historic Old Bennngton, along Monument Avenue to join Route 7 into Massachusetts where you’ll find the Clark just a few blocks from the circle in Williamstown. The Clark is just 30 minutes from the Eddington House Inn.
The Clark, 225 South Street, Williamstown, Massachusetts, 413 458 2303, clarkart.edu
February 21st, 2012 by Patti Eddington
College Visit Discounts
Located within the heart of North Bennington Village, within a couple of blocks from the village entrance to Bennington College, the Eddington House Inn welcomes prospective Bennington College students and their families with a special midweek college visit rate of $109 per night (based on double occupancy). Rates include a full breakfast, afternoon refreshments and endless desserts. This college visit discount is also offered to young people visiting SVC, Williams, Skidmore & Marlboro Colleges.
May is rapidly approaching and high school seniors will be taking a final look at prospective schools within the next few months. The Eddington House bed and breakfast also hosts many high school juniors who are just beginning the college search process. This college visit discount is also available to those families who have a son or daughter currently attending one of our area colleges.
Need to acccomodate 3? Check with us about Suzie’s room and the Village Nook – accommodates 3 in two rooms for only $149 per night.
Our location can’t be beat, our rooms are spacious, spotless and comfortable, our breakfasts are “yummy” and our service impeccable. Hope to see you soon!