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: March 7th, 2011 by Patti Eddington
Ski & Board in Southern Vermont
Bromley Mountain Ski Area just 30 minutes from the Eddington House Inn offers several weekends of fun this March in Southern Vermont.
Mountain Dew Vertical Challenge
Did somebody say “Dual Grand Slalom”? You bet your Dew they did! Come out and watch or get in on the action yourself; this is your last chance to qualify for the national championships.
Spring Fling Weekend
Mar 19th through Mar 20th
Spring Fling Weekend with Live Band and Adventure Pass Give Aways. Saturday features a live band and Pond skimming contest. In addition the Trampoline Things will be on hand from our Summer Adventure Park to liven up the weekend both Saturday and Sunday. Weather permitting the Sun Flyer will be in action over the weekend as well as the third annual Card Box Derby on Sunday!
3rd Annual Backyard BBQ Rail Jam
This springtime rail jam will include; Music, a BBQ, an emcee, a shredtacular contest setup, cash prizes, giveaways, and will be spectator friendly as well. It’s an awesome opportunity for any skier and rider looking to showcase their talent and have some fun in the Sun!
Lots of great snow this winter. Great weekend getaway packages. Southern Vermont is only 3 hours from NYC or Boston.
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: 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.