Posted on: July 22nd, 2010 by Patti Eddington
Mystery Writers of America
On Wednesday July 21, Ken Wishnia will lead a series of talks as part of the Season of Mystery in Bennington, Vermont. This event is free to public and will be held at 7:00pm at Mt Anthony Country Club just around the corner from the Bennington Battle Monument. This event includes a lecture, book signing and reception with a cash bar. Remember to order the signature Mystery Martinis.
Come and meet this award winning mystery writer whose work includes 22 Shades of Black, Soft Money, Red House and most recently his latest release The Fifth Servant.
Please stay tuned for the next Mystery Writers Book Receptions on August 25 Nancy Means Wright and September 29th E. J. Wagner. Bennington Vermont…a season of Mystery!
Posted on: June 25th, 2010 by Patti Eddington
Baker Street Breakfast Club
I returned to Vermont after my son’s wedding (yes it was WONDERFUL) to a “Season of Mystery” in the Bennington Area. This weekend Bennington College hosts the Baker Street Breakfast Club conference. In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the founding of The Baker Street Breakfast Club (a scion society of the Baker Street Irregulars) and the centenary of the first theatre production of a Holmes adventure (The Speckled Band at the Adelphi Theatre, London), the Baker Street Breakfast Club will host a conference of scholars and aficionados. The conference, through papers, panel discussions and major sessions, will explore the many worlds in which Holmes first moved and has moved since Dr. Watson stopped chronicling the adventures.
Our Bennington Vermont bed and breakfast is abuzz with guests for the conference..weather is perfect and it should be a wonderful weekend for all.
Posted on: June 13th, 2010 by Patti Eddington
Vermont History Expo 2010
The Vermont History Expo returns for its 10th year and will be held in Tunbridge, Vermont on June 26 & June 27 from 10am to 5pm. Think of it as History’s Country Fair.
You’ll find a wonderful array of presentations on local history around canning, farming, handcrafts, land use and stories of local history. Animals, crafts, music, kid’s activities, an old fashioned parade and great food round out the fun.
If you can’t make the trip to Vermont this summer, there will be a live auction on Saturday June 26. Go to www.vermonthistory.org/auction for details and auction items (including the Eddington House Inn Culinary Delight’s Package). Bid early and often, proceeds benefit the Vermont Historical Society.
Posted on: June 7th, 2010 by Patti Eddington
Vermont Arts Exchange does it again
On Sunday June 20 (Father’s Day), Vermont Arts Exchange presents live music and family fun with the Electric Junkyard Gamelon.
The group has created their own instruments and its musical performance in North Bennington Vermont on Sunday June 20th at 2pm promises to be entertaining for all ages.The Vermont Arts Exchange is just around the corner from our Vermont bed and breakfast and offers a variety of art programs and concerts throughout the year.
Join us this summer for a great Vermont getaway and don’t forget VAE’s basement music series – a wonderful series of live music in a coffee house setting here in charming North Bennington Village, Vermont.
Posted on: June 3rd, 2010 by Patti Eddington
Stargazing in Shires of Vermont
A romantic getaway in Southern Vermont calls for some stargazing. This is a particularly good week. If you live in the northern hemisphere, go out any night this week an hour or so after sunset and look at the western sky to see Venus, Saturn and Mars.
The Bennington area, tucked between the Green Mountains of Vermont and the Taconic Range in New York, is an excellent place to do some stargazing all year long. The air is clean and crisp and there is minimal backlighting so the sky is clear and stars are prominent.
You might even catch a shooting star.
Posted on: May 24th, 2010 by Patti Eddington
Covered Bridges of Bennington County
A 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.
Posted on: May 22nd, 2010 by Patti Eddington
Bike the back roads and scenic byways of Southern Vermont!
Welcome to the First Vermont Challenge for Children and Families to begin at Mt Anthony Union Middle School on East Road in Bennington, Vermont on Saturday June 26, 2010. The Vermont Challenge is an opportunity for children and families to get active together, improving their health while contributing to the physical and mental health of other children and families.
With 4 great rides to choose, the Vermont Challenge offers a scenic option for bikers of all ages and abilities — from children and beginners to the serious rider looking for a challenging century ride. Find the right challenge for you! After your ride, don’t miss the Mighty Mites Trike Race and the after-ride party.
The Vermont Challenge is presented by the Bennington Cycle Club to benefit the United Counseling Service and provide adequate mental health care for children and families.
If you are unable to make it to Vermont on June 26, the Bennington area provides lots of opportunity for bicycle touring and the Eddington House Inn provides tour ideas as well as some Southern Vermont bicycle packages.
Posted on: May 19th, 2010 by Patti Eddington
Springtime is always repair time when you own a historic Vermont bed and breakfast. We are scraping old paint on our fence and the inn and replacing clapboards that have gone soft in our Vermont winter weather. We are replacing screens in our old windows (love that old glass) and re-painting the porch and of course touching up here and there.
Our gardens are filling out and peonies will be blooming soon. Don’t forget the beautiful peony gardens at the Lincoln family home, Hildene. Hildene is located just 25 minutes north of our North Bennington Village bed and breakfast on Route 7A in Manchester. Robert Todd Lincoln’s former home is available for tours. The visitor center provides a film about the property and Lincoln family. The grounds and views of this Southern Vermont home are breathtakingly beautiful.
Join us this Spring at our North Bennington Village bed and breakfast. Experience the beautiful Spring gardens of Southern Vermont.
Posted on: May 13th, 2010 by Patti Eddington
World Jazz in Southern Vermont
Bennington Vermont is well known for the arts and history. This month, the Bennington Center for the Arts, a non-profit arts complex, gears up for their summer season with trumpeter and composer, Gabriel Alegria. Alegria has developed a unique form of World Jazz that combines his distinctive approach to the jazz trumpet with the rich heritage of Afro-Peruvian music.
The concert begins at 7:30pm on Friday May 14. Tickets are $18 in advance or $20 at the door.
The Bennington Center for the Arts is 10 minutes from our Vermont bed and breakfast on Route 9 at Gypsy Lane in Bennington. This complex also houses Oldcastle Theatre Company and the Vermont Covered Bridge Museum. For more information call 802-442-7158 or visit www.benningtoncenterforthearts.org.
I hope you can arrange a getaway to Southern Vermont sometime this summer. The Eddington House Inn can assist with dinner reservations, directions …everything you need to make your stay an interesting and pleasant one.
Posted on: May 10th, 2010 by Patti Eddington
Thought I’d share one of the most popular breakfasts served at our Vermont Bed and Breakfast….
Eddington House Bed and Breakfast Stuffed French Toast
Butter large & deep casserole
Place cubed French bread (1/2 loaf cubed)
1 layer cream cheese cut into cubes ( 1/2 8 oz package)
Add more cubed bread on top of cream cheese (1/2 loaf cubed)
1 3/4 C half & half
1/4 C Vermont maple syrup
Pour over casserole slowly to saturate even the top cubes.
Sprinkle generously with cinnamon. Refrigerate overnight.
Bake 1.5 hour in unpreheated 350 degree oven or until mixture puffs up
Mix & Melt
½ C butter
½ C Vermont Maple Syrup
Drizzle over top
Sprinkle with powdered sugar
Serve with fresh strawberries
Stuffed French Toast is a popular breakfast served at our Southern Vermont Inn and I am happy to share it with our guests. It is great for a holiday brunch or family gathering and can be doubled for a crowd. It is best if made the night before and baked in the morning. Raisins and cubed apples can be added before baking to change it up a bit…Remember it is best with REAL VERMONT SYRUP.