Posted on: 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.
Posted on: 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.
Posted on: September 4th, 2011 by Patti Eddington
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.
Posted on: May 13th, 2011 by Patti Eddington
Keeping up with the Jones
It is Spring in SouthernVermont after a long winter. Our garden is beginning to sprout bulbs…our cherry tree is amazingly beautiful and our ferns, hostas and soon our amemones will be in full bloom. However, our next door neighbor’s yard, with its 180 year old perennial gardens, is amazing with lush greenery, bluebells, flowering trees bulbs and the estate’s expansive green lawn which wraps all around our house and barn. What a fabulous view from our inn especially from our sunny dining room.
Keeping up with the Jones
The neighboring house, barn and grounds have been in the Welling family for generations. Edward M Welling, who owned a local mill, built the home on Main Street in North Bennington Village in 1827. The home’s current resident is Edward’s great, great granddaughter Mary, who married a fine young man, an architect and painter named Kevan Jones (Though our gardens are lovely-”keeping up with the Jones” fine property is difficult). Mary & Kevan raised their family in upstate New York but moved to North Bennington to care for the estate following Mary’s parents.
The Welling property always looks magnificent and Mary is a wonderful neighbor. She loves to share the beauty of her beautiful gardens with local residents as well as our guests.
Posted on: May 10th, 2011 by Patti Eddington
Guests from Around the Globe
I am constantly pleasantly surprised that people can find our boutique bed and breakfast in Vermont from all over the world. Finding us through the internet and guidebooks, guests have visited our North Bennington Vermont bed and breakfast from all over the globe….Singapore, Japan, New Zealand, Ghana, South Africa , Italy……you get the picture.
Recently I had the opportunity to host Marco & Lucia from Sao Paulo, Brazil. They had planned to visit Lucia’s homeland of Japan but since the Tsunami, they were concerned about the choice of vacation this year. They re-grouped and chose a last minute venture to New England and Canada instead. Though Marco has spent time in Montreal and Quebec, it was his first visit to Southern Vermont. Of course, they loved it!!
Marco & Lucia work together in banking in Sao Paulo. Sao Paulo is the largest financial center in Brazil. Marco is fluent in English and Lucia does quite well though is more reserved. Her English is certainly MUCH better than my Portuguese.
They have been surprised at the number of people dining in restaurants throughout their travels. It seems that in Sao Paulo much of the cooking is done at home with their families and restaurants are not as numerous as they are here in the US.
I always enjoy learning from our guests, whether they are locals on a much needed getaway or guests from around the world. Life is always interesting at the Eddington House Inn.
Posted on: January 19th, 2011 by Patti Eddington
Nightlife in Southern Vermont
Vermont Arts Exchange brings another concert to North Bennington Village , Vermont on Saturday January 28. This performance by Meg Hutchinson will be held in the mill on Sage Street at 8pm.
Lyric-based, contemporary acoustic songwriter Meg Hutchinson has won numerous songwriting awards in the US, Ireland and UK, including recognition from John Lennon Songwriting Competition, Billboard Song Contest and prestigious competitions at Merlefest, NewSong, Kerrville, Falcon Ridge, Telluride and Rocky Mountain Folks Festivals. She released “Come Up Full” on Red House Records in 2008, and is now celebrating the release of her new album “The Living Side” February 9th, 2010.
The Basement Music Series is the highly acclaimed concert producing arm of the Vermont Arts Exchange (VAE) in North Bennington. Housed in the basement of VAE, we offer one of a kind concert experiences in an intimate, eclectic, cabaret-style setting.
VAE presents a whole series of concerts throughout the winter season primarily. The Mill is just around the corner from the inn and these concerts are a great night out after a day of skiing at Prospect Mt and early dinner here in North Bennington Village.
Tickets are $17 in advance and $20 at the door. Tickets can be purchased through VAE online at www.vtartxchange.org or 800-838-3006.
Posted on: December 16th, 2010 by Patti Eddington
Gift Certificates for the Eddington House Inn
The Eddington House Inn offers gift certificates year round but we are especially busy this time of year helping Santa. Gift certificates are available for a specific dollar amount, for one of our packages or for a specific room night.
A visit to the Eddington House in North Bennington Village is a nice treat year-round and if I do say so myself we offer some amazing packages….Girlfriend’s Getaways are perfect for mother-daughter escapes and our new Midweek Dinner Package is an amazing value. Gift certificates can be mailed or even emailed for last minute shoppers.
Remember even in the winter Southern Vermont offers a large variety of things to do…shopping, museums, day spa, skiing, dining, relaxing, live entertainment. Hope to see you soon.
Happy Holidays to all!
Posted on: December 10th, 2010 by Patti Eddington
Mike & Annie get Engaged
Vermont has long been known as destination for a Romantic Getaway. The Eddington House Inn in North Bennington Village is no exception. Though our Southern Vermont Inn has hosted many couples who became engaged while staying with us, this blog article is featuring Annie & Mike from Derby, New York.
The young couple arrived on Saturday November 20 for a two night Relax & Unwind Spa Package. Mike popped the question on Saturday evening before dinner. Mike tells me the proposal was a surprise to Annie and that though they had been talking marriage, Mike had always put Annie off saying that marriage would be a few years off. Needless to say, Mike surprised Annie, Annie accepted and they had a wonderful weekend in Southern Vermont.
Please note a picture of the happy couple in the living room of the inn right after the proposal, later having dinner at Pangaea and of course a picture of the beautiful ring.
I just received an email from Annie and she & Mike are planning their big day. They hope to return on their 1st wedding anniversary. I look forward to seeing them once again and hopefully for many years to come.
Posted on: August 29th, 2010 by Patti Eddington
Just minutes away from the Eddington House Inn you’ll find the Moses Family Farm which is famous in this area for their sweet corn. An additional bonus this time of year is that the farm opens fields of tomatoes for picking.
The views are fantastic, the fields are full of fabulous tomatoes, the picking is clean and easy and the price is right. You can purchase a half bushel basket at the farm stand or entrance to the fields and will be directed to the best field to pick that day. This turkey (it was HUGE) was wandering the farm on my last visit so I snapped his picture. A visit to Moses Farm is a great adventure and the tomatoes are as sweet as candy.
I always go several times each season…it’s less than 30 minutes from our Southern Vermont inn located just of route 67 in nearby New York State. I serve tomatoes at breakfast, and enjoy them in salads, cut up with a sandwich, in a blt, in salsas, tomato sauce, gazpacho, etc. etc.
Tomato picking is a MUST this season if you are visiting Southern Vermont and “driving” home. What a treat!!
Posted on: August 5th, 2010 by Patti Eddington
Concerts on the Lawn
Don’t miss Park McCullough’s Summer Sundays at Four concert series in scenic Southern Vermont. The next concert is scheduled for Sunday August 15th and will feature The Claremont Duo. Maxine Newman, on cello and Peter Ernst on guitar will perform “Schubertiade” – Schubert and His Time.
Historic Park McCullough is located on One Park Street in North Bennington Village Vermont, just two blocks from the Eddington House Inn. The concert will begin promptly at 4pm.
All concerts will be presented in the renovated and air-conditioned Carriage Barn at Historic Park-McCullough and are followed by informal wine & cheese receptions with the performing artists. Tickets are $22 and are available online or at the door.