Posted on: March 9th, 2011 by Patti Eddington
Southern Vermont Midweek Getaway
Sun, Sun, Sun….after many cloudy and snow filled days this winter, we are now experiencing our second day of sun. Great for skiing, snowshoeing or just relaxing inside with a good book while the light filters through the windows.
Due to the overwhelming positive response to our Midweek Winter Dinner Package we have extended it through April….hopefully our tulips & daffodils will be in bloom by then. This package includes 2 nights lodging, breakfast each day, dinner one evening at Kevin’s, dinner one evening at Pangaea Lounge, afternoon refreshments daily and of course endless desserts. Rate is $349 per couple for the two night stay.
It’s a great time to escape the ho hum of winter at home and treat yourself to a Vermont Getaway. You can’t beat the short walk to dinner since both restaurants are within a block of the inn. Escape to Vermont before this special ends on April 30!
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.
Posted on: October 5th, 2010 by Patti Eddington
Autumn in Vermont
The Bennington area boasts some gorgeous autumn drives. Nestled between the Taconic range in New York and the Green Mountain range in Vermont, Southern Vermont is the perfect place to experience fall foliage.
The drive through Old Bennington with its stately colonial homes and tree covered street to the Bennington Battle Monument has always been one of my favorites. Drive south past the Old First Church down Monument Avenue and climb Mt. Anthony (in your car) to breathtakingly beautiful Southern Vermont College. The mansion, the courtyard, the grounds and the views are spectacular.
Return down the College road to your right and follow Monument Avenue to where it meets Route 7, take a sharp right onto Carpenter Hill- the home of Southern Vermont Orchards. Apples, Ponds and VIEWS of the valley below…..it can’t be beat and only 10 minutes from the Eddington House in North Bennington Village.
Stay tuned for more fall drives and scenic views in the Bennington Vermont area..only 3 hours from Boston or New York.
Posted on: July 22nd, 2010 by Patti Eddington
Season of Mystery – Writer Presentation Series
The Eddington House Inn was host to award winning author Kenneth Wishnia and his lovely wife Mercy last evening. Ken was in Bennington, Vermont to give a presentation on mystery writing as part of Bennington’s Season of Mystery. Ken’s crime fiction has been nominated for the Edgar and Anthony awards. In addition to his writing, Ken currently teaches composition, literature and creative writing at Suffolk Community College. Ken’s wife, Mercy teaches Spanish as well as an English composition class to ESL students in a high school near their home in Long Island. Ken and Mercy have two children.
Ken just released his 6th novel The Fifth Servant which combines historical details of 16th century Prague with compelling mystery. A great deal of historical research has gone into this novel making it rich and intelligent as well as compelling.
Ken & Mercy enjoyed their brief stay in Bennington having dinner at Kevin’s, an evening at Mt Anthony Country Club and an overnight stay with breakfast this morning here at the Eddington House.
Locally, Ken’s work can be found at the Bennington Bookstore in downtown Bennington. Thanks to Ken & Mercy for making the trip to Bennington and for participating in our Season of Mystery. To learn more about Ken and his writing go to www.kennethwishnia.com.
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.