Posts Tagged ‘Vermont Getaway’

Vermont Maple Syrup…it’s the season

Posted on: March 7th, 2011 by Patti Eddington

Vermont Maple Syrup

Warm days and cold nights …..it’s Maple Sugaring Season here in Southern Vermont.  The North Bennington area has several local sugarhouses gearing up for Vermont maple syrup production.

Visit our neighbors the Mance Family Tree Farm at 217 Holliday Drive in Shaftsbury, VT just around the corner from the inn toward Route 7A.
Dave will be open on Saturday & Sunday March 19 & 20 and offers
wood fired evaporator and reverse osmosis. Boiling demonstration and guided tour of how maple syrup is made Sample syrup and sugar on snow (Sunday only). Syrup for sale. 10 AM- 4PM both days. Sugarhouse phone 802-442-5263. mancestreefarm@yahoo.com
Directions from the inn.  Right on Route 67 (past Kevins).  Right at the stop sign onto Route 67 about 1.5 miles. Right onto Cleveland Ave., next left onto Holliday Drive. Sugar House is at the very end of the road.

We also encourage you to visit our friends Rick & Greer Kobik at Maple Hill Maple located at 207 Maple Hill Road in Shaftsbury who will also be open both Saturday March 19 & Sunday March 20.  They invite you to see how maple syrup is made on a wood fired evaporator. Free maple samples and treats. Open 10AM to 4PM Sat. & Sun. Maple syrup for sale. sapheads@comcast.net
Directions from the inn…Right on 67 past Kevins, over the railroad tracks to the stop sign.  Right on RT 67A for 2 miles then left on Route 7A for about 6 miles.  Take a right on Old Depot Road(0.3 miles North of Chocolate Barn), go 0.6 miles to Maple Hill Road, right fork uphill 0.2 miles, driveway on left at top of hill.

The Tenth Annual Vermont Maple Open House Weekend will be held at sugarhouses throughout Vermont, March 19 and 20, 2011, a great time for a Vermont Getaway. The Open House Weekend is the public celebration of the maple syrup season in Vermont and an opportunity for the public to visit one or more “sugarhouses” throughout the state to learn about Vermont’s first agricultural crop of the year.  Vermont is the largest U.S. producer of maple syrup and produced 920,000 gallons of syrup in 2009. There are approximately 2000 maple producers in Vermont.

If you can’t make it to Vermont on March 19 & 20th….The Armstrong Family in Pownal have been welcoming our guests for several years and we will be happy to make a phone call to arrange a visit for you throughout the month of March.

Happy Stuffed French Toast:)!!!!


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.


Holiday Gift Certificates

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!


Vermont Arts & Culture

Posted on: May 14th, 2010 by Patti Eddington

Bennington Free Library Benefit – Southern Vermont

The Bennington Free Library Bennington Vermont Downtownin Bennington Vermont will sponsor an evening with Johnathan Mahler, contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine and author of The Challenge: Hamdan vs Rumsfield and the Fight over Presidential Power and Ladies and Gentleman, the Bronx is Burning.   

The Bennington Free Library was established in 1865 by Trenor W. Park and Seth B. Hunt, on the corner of Main and Silver Streets in beautiful downtown Bennington. 

This benefit for the Bennington Free Library in Bennington Vermont will include a discussion, dessert reception and book signing and will be held at the Bennington Museum  on Saturday June 5, 2010 at 7pm.   The Bennington Museum is located on Route 9 in Old Bennington,  is just 10 minutes from our Southern Vermont bed and breakfast.

Tickets are $25 per person and all proceeds benefit the Bennington Free Library.  For tickets and more information please contact Rose Wolfe at the Bennington Free Library 802-442-9051.