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!
February 17th, 2012 by Patti Eddington
Vermont Arts Exchange Basement Music Series is underway in 2012. This weekend, VAE brings Boston’s Eilen Jewell to North Bennington for a return engagement. Jewell’s hybrid sound fuses folk with rock and roll’s energy. Sharing the basement stage with Jewill is drummer Jason Beek, guitarist Jerry Miller and upright bassist Johnny Sciascia.
Jewell will be in concert on Saturday February 18 at the Sage Street Mill (just around the corner from the Eddington House). Doors open at 7pm- Concert begins at 8.
Tickets $20 (plus a processing fee) in advance, $24 at the door
Visit Vermont Arts Exchange for additional concert information in 2012. See you in North Bennington.
September 26th, 2011 by Patti Eddington
Christmas in Vermont
Though the leaves are just beginning to turn here in Southern Vermont it is not too early to think of making holiday plans. The Eddington House Inn is offering a new package this holiday season (in addition to our Christmas Tree Package). This package is the perfect holiday getaway and includes 3 nights, 5 course wine tasting dinner at Pangaea, dinner at Kevin’s, two 60 minute spa treatments, a VT sleigh ride, snowshoeing at Prospect Mountain, daily breakfast & afternoon refreshments, a bottle of wine and even gifts under the tree. Price is $1o29 per couple based on double occupancy.
Do you want to slip away for the holidays? Or perhaps plan an escape with your adult children and their spouses? This White Christmas Package is the getaway for you.
September 25th, 2011 by Patti Eddington
Bennington Vermont- It’s simply Beautiful
Leaves are changing….bright reds in the mountains and in the wetlands. I took a ride up through Southern Vermont orchards and the side of Mt Anthony is just beginning its patchwork quilt. The trees are laden with beautiful red apples…my amateur photographer iphone image just can’t do it justice. The Apple Barn is offering their wonderful cider donuts and mulled apple cider along with an array of pies and pick your own berries.
The area is alive with places to purchase mums, bittersweet and of course pumpkins. You must check out Armstrong’s on Route 7A just south of Bennington….pumpkins, pumpkins, pumpkins as well as gourds, cornstalks and their famous Vermont Maple Syrup.
Even if you can’t spend the night here in Southern Vermont…it’s worth the day trip especially this time of year. But pack your toothbrush, you might be lucky…The Eddington House Inn offers a day of stay special (if we happen to have a last minute room vacancy) for $99 per night which includes a full breakfast.
September 11th, 2011 by Patti Eddington
Plein Air Competition 2011 – North Bennington, Vermont
Artists gather in North Bennington Vermont from Tuesday September 6-Sunday September 11 to paint the beautiful landscapes of Vermont in Open Air. The “Plein Air” competition in North Bennington Vermont includes 25 artists and 100 works of art.
There is a quick draw competition on Saturday September 10 at Park McCullough Estate Carriage Barn, right around the corner from the Eddington House Inn. This competition is followed by an exhibit and sale. On Sunday, there will be a combined exhibit & sale of Plein Air Competition paintings at Taraden Media Barn, just down Park Street from Park McCullough from noon to 4pm. Prizes are to be awarded at 2pm.
Come see the artistic impressions of the Southern Vermont region as interpreted through the participating painters.
September 9th, 2011 by Patti Eddington
Southern Vermont for Foodies
Late August/early September is a great time for foodies in Southern Vermont. You can enjoy picking apples at Terry’s Orchard in Bennington. Apples fresh from the tree bear no similarity to those at the supermarket. Picking tomatoes at the Moses Family Farm (yes, Grama Moses ) in nearby New York State….just 15 minutes from the Eddington House Inn is also a delight. Moses Farm is famous in our region for its sugar sweet corn on the cob. The Farm is in a great setting and the tomatoes (at an astoundingly budget friendly price if you pick yourselves) are just like candy; sweet and luscious. Top it off with some great fresh baked bread from the Crazy Russian Girl’s Bakery in downtown Bennington and some Vermont Cheddar from Henry’s Market on Route 9 in Bennington or fresh locally made Mozzarella from Maplebrook Farm just minutes from our bed and breakfast. What a divine treat for the foodie in you!