Posts Tagged ‘Southern Vermont getaway’

Southern Vermont Getaway- Fall Foliage

Posted on: 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.


Summer in Vermont

Posted on: May 25th, 2011 by Patti Eddington

Shires of Vermont – Summer 2011

Summer season has arrived and those attractions that took a little break for the winter are back in full swing.  I am sharing a quick view of a few of the  great museums and attractions in the Bennington/Manchester area….the Shires of Vermont.   Vermont summers are fabulous, the Southern Vermont area is rich with places to recreate, take in a little history and enjoy the arts. In addition, the scenery is breathtaking.

 Apple Barn & Bake Shop – Open for the season Apples, pies and pastries – Gift Shop Pick your own berries – end of June though early August

Bennington Battle Monument  -Open 9 -5 p.m. daily through Oct. 31. Admission – $2    Elevator to Observation deck and Gift Shop

Bennington Museum – Open daily except Wednesday, Hours 10-5 Admission  $10  Grandma Moses schoolhouse, Sharing Heritage of Southern Vermont

 Bennington Center for the Arts – Vermont Covered Bridge Museum  June – November closed on Tuesdays only – Admission $9 World Class art, history & theatre – history of Covered Bridges

Bennington Potters – Open Daily – Self Guided Tours and Store Hours Monday – Saturday 9:30-6pm, Sunday 10-5 No fee for tours

Hemmings Motor News – Vehicle display open weekends in May; June – October 10-3 pm daily. (November thru April by Appointment only)Sunoco Station & Car Lover’s Store – Cruise Ins – Open daily 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. (closed holidays)

 Hildene – Open daily 9:30-4:30 Tour Lincoln Family Home and Gardens

Lake Paran – Open Memorial Day weekend- mid June on WeekendsMid June- through Labor Day daily – Admission $3.50.  Swimming, Canoeing, Special Events

 Mt Anthony Country Club – Open to the Public Seven Days a Week
Golf Course  Open Apr-Nov7 am to 8 pm, Restaurant Open Year Round11 am to 10 pm

Old First Church – Open weekends from Memorial Day weekend to July 1, and daily from July 1 to mid-October Hours:Monday-Saturday: 10 to noon and 1 – 4 p.m. Sundays: 1 – 4 p.m.

Park McCullough Estate – Open Mid-May through mid-October. Historic Home and Garden tour.  Open daily 10-4 – Admission $10

Robert Frost Stone House Museum – Open May 1 through November 30, 2011: Open Tuesday through Sunday (closed on Mondays) 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Vermont Arts Exchange – Exhibit Open Daily 9-5pm – Free admssion. Special events, Concerts & more.

Remember the Shires of Vermont is an easy getaway –  only 3 hours from NYC or Boston.  So close…. but a world apart.


Southern Vermont Getaway

Posted on: March 3rd, 2011 by Patti Eddington

Music in Southern Vermont  

Vermont Arts Exchange brings another great evening of live entertainment to Southern Vermont as part of their Basement Music Series. 

North Bennington’entertainment scene this weekend features “a night of Winter Bluegrass” with Gold Town and special guests, The Cambridge Country Line.

Join in the fun for this foot stomping evening….dance floor is waiting.

North Bennington Village also offers a live music venue at Kevin’s every Friday & Saturday night with no cover charge.

With three restaurant options and two music venues within walking distance of the inn, it’s a great winter getaway.

Hope to see you soon.


November Sky

Posted on: November 3rd, 2010 by Patti Eddington

November in Southern Vermont

November has come, most of our leaves have fallen and things have slowed down a bit.  I took this shot this morning from the Inn looking out over the Green Mountains  &  Appalachian “Long Trail” just east of the Eddington House Inn . The sky is spectacular and drifts of smoke from chimneys can be seen as well….yes, November is here.

Still a great time for hiking, lots of great smelling leaves to kick through and the temperatures are brisk during the days.  Many trees are still FULL of orange and yellow leaves.  Time for museums and holiday shopping. Days are shorter and nights are colder…..we are gearing up for our winter season.


Lake Paran – Vermont Bluegrass Festival

Posted on: July 30th, 2010 by Patti Eddington

Lake Paran Music Festival

Lake Paran in North Bennington Vermont will host a weekend Bluegrass Festival on Friday July 30, Saturday July 31 and Sunday August 1, 2001.  Lake Paran is a short walk from the Eddington House Inn.

This event will bring local and regional musicians, vendors and music lovers of all ages for a weekend of listening, dancing, swimming and picnicking. They’ll be 9 bands in 3 days of entertainment & the cost is only $30 dollars for the entire weekend. Kids under 12 are free and daily rates are also available.

While in North Bennington don’t forget to tour Park McCullough, check out the North Bennington ArtPark, take a hike through Mile Around Woods, have dinner at Kevin’s or Pangaea, check the exhibits at VAE and pack a picnic lunch for the Lake from Power’s Market.  North Bennington Vermont…what a gem.

Music, Swimming, Fishing, Floating…..great tunes, great location….check out Lake Paran and the weekend of Bluegrass in Southern Vermont.For details check out the festival website at  www.lakeparan.org.


Bennington Vermont Events

Posted on: June 11th, 2010 by Patti Eddington

Sherlock Holmes Playhouse on the Veranda

It’s mystery time at Historic Park McCullough in North Bennington.Southern Vermont getaway  The Sherlock Holmes Playhouse on the Veranda begins on Tuesday June 15 at 7pm and continues every other Tuesday evening through August 24th.  Each session will feature a staged reading of a different Sherlock Holmes mystery story and a fifteen minute one act play that is an adaptation of an original story. 

Playhouse evenings will be festive events. Admission is free. There will be a cash bar.  Bring your picnic, snacks and lawn chair and spend a pleasant evening with your fellow mystery buffs.

The Sherlock Holmes Playhouse on the Veranda is part of the 2010 Season of Mystery in Bennington.  Park McCullough is just around the corner from our North Bennington Vermont bed and breakfast.

Enjoy a Season of Mystery in Southern Vermont with a stay at the Eddington House Inn this summer.


Vermont Covered Bridges

Posted on: May 24th, 2010 by Patti Eddington

Covered Bridges of Bennington County

Vermont Covered Bridges - BenningtonA trip to our Vermont bed and breakfast wouldn’t be complete without a tour of the 5 Covered Bridges in Bennington County.

 A driving tour will take you back to a time when covered bridges were seen as a necessity rather than a quaint structure.  Crossing a Vermont covered bridge is like entering a portal of time, transporting you back to the days of horse and buggy.  Vermont’s covered bridges span time and progress, linking more than just the opposite banks of a river or stream.

 You’ll find 5 covered bridges within 15 minutes of the Eddington House Inn.  One, the Henry Bridge Covered Bridge you can even walk to…it is a mile from our Vermont bed and breakfast and can be easily found by walking to the end of Park Street, a dirt road a block from our North Bennington Village bed and breakfast in Southern Vermont.