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Music in North Bennington Vermont

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
www.brownpapertickets.com

Visit Vermont Arts Exchange for additional concert information in 2012.  See you in North Bennington.

White Christmas Getaway

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.

Southern Vermont Getaway- Fall Foliage

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.

Plein Air Vermont

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.

Foodies in Vermont

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!

Southern Vermont Homebrew Festival

Southern VT Homebrew Festival

Enjoy the beautiful Vermont Fall Foliage and attend this great event in Bennington Vermont on Saturday September 24 from noon -5pm.  Taste beer – Talk beer as homebrewers gather at the Bennington Brush Building on North Street (Rt 7) in downtown Bennington.

Just follow Route 67A from the Eddington House Inn to the intersection of Route 7 and drive south one mile….Brewfest on your right.

Admission is $35 at the door- just $10 for designated drivers.

Tastings throughout the afternoon, Commemorative Tasting Glass, Goody Bags, Food Vendors, Raffles.  Live Music from Hair of the Dog!

Homebrewers visit Bennington Museum site for all forms and information.  Proceeds to benefit the Bennington Museum.

Bennington Area is Open and Accessible

Thank you to all who expressed concern for us here in Southern Vermont. Though our area suffered damage from this devastating storm -  Bennington area shops, restaurants, lodging facilities and attractions are open for business.
The Eddington House Inn did not suffer any damage from Irene.  We are very thankful and operating as usual.  The Bennington Area is easily accessible from Albany New York and it is smooth sailing to Manchester VT and Williamstown MA.  Coming from NY or Boston?  You shouldn’t have any trouble.

 The sun is shining and we are hosting our very popular GARLIC FEST this weekend. www.lovegarlic.com

Bennington College students are back on campus.  The area is gearing up for our annual car show and fall foliage.  Hope to see you soon.

Bennington Center for the Arts

Impressions of New England

The Bennington Center for the Arts is featuring “Impressions of New England” – a visual catalogue of New England that includes seascapes of the coastal regions of Maine and Cape Cod, the pastures and barns of rural New England and familiar well known mountains, streams, ponds and meadows.  Among the works on display and for sale are “Days End, Hog Island Maine” by Steve Hamlin of Huntington Massachusetts.

Enjoy the exhibit at the Bennington Center for the Arts and learn about the history and building of Vermont Covered Bridges at the Covered Bridge Museum located in the same complex.

Bennington Center for the Arts is just 10 minutes from the Eddington House Inn and can be reached by car traversing one of our three covered bridges) into historic Old Bennington Village.

Bennington Center for the Arts is located at 44 Gypsy Lane in Bennington Vermont 05201 (if using a gps). Impressions of New England runs through December 18, 2011.  

Closed on Tuesdays only. 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Adults:  $9.00 Seniors/Students:  $8.00 Families:  $20    
Under 12 are admitted free of charge

Anniversary Celebration

Park – McCullough Anniversary Celebration

Come help celebrate the 140th Wedding Anniversary Of Eliza Hall Park and John G. McCullough on August 30th, 2011 from 5 – 8 o’clock at the Park McCullough House In North Bennington, Vermont  just around the corner from the Eddington House Inn.

Informal Tours of The Big House and the Exhibition,
“100 Years of Wedding Fashions from the Park-McCullough Collection”
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Summer Supper and Champagne Toast in the Carriage Barn
Wedding Cake created by Mary Ellen
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Special Program of Music and Readings from the Letters of the Bridal Couple
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$15.00 per person
Limited seating
Period Dress Encouraged
Cash bar

R.S.V.P. by Thursday, August 25, 2011 to 802-442-5441 or by e-mail to pgmichael@parkmccullough.org.

Sherlock Holmes – Vermont

The Adventure of the Sussex Vampire.

In addition to Bennington Battle Day activities the Park McCullough Estate will presents its final performance of the Victorian Mystery Playhouse Series for 2011.  Listen and enjoy “The Adventure of the Sussex Vampire”, one of the 56 Sherlock Holmes short stories written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. It is one of the 12 stories in the cycle collected as The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes.

This performance will be held at Park McCullough at 1 Park Street in North Bennington just around the corner from the Eddington House Inn on Tuesday August 16th (Bennington Battle Day) from 7-8:15pm.  Admission free.

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