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Saturday, October 30, 2010

Inn Victoria supports the Chester Vermont Rotary Club

For the second year now, the Chester Rotary Club is sponsoring a Scholarship fund in the town of Chester Vermont, and this year, (2010) Inn Victoria, a Chester Vermont Bed and Breakfast, will support the cause.

Fantastic items are being offered at this year's  auction and wine tasting event.  Please look them over on the attached link for the Andy Ladd Scholarship Fund.
 
This wonderful event will be held on Thursday, November 18, 2010, at the Stone Hearth Inn in Chester Vermont.
Tickets are $30. in advance per person; and $35.00 at the door.
 
If you have a charitable contribution that you would like to make towards this auction, please contact Malcolm Summers, Chester Rotary Club, at chesterbookworm@yahoo.com.   or me (Dan Cote) Chester Rotary Club, at: innkeeper@innvictoria.com
 
The website is updated weekly as we get more items added to the list:...take a look!
 
Penny and Dan Cote

Owners: Inn Victoria, a Chester Vermont Bed & Breakfast
 

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Penny on a Harley Davidson Motorcycle

The CEO of Inn Victoria, a Chester Vermont Romantic Bed and Breakfast, rides high on a Harley Davidson motor cycle! That's right, (for a moment), Penny sat on a Harley Davidson motor cycle and said..."Dan, lets get one".  Then when she got off....she changed her mind! ...bummer!

Through the summer we've seen thousands of motor cycles ride through town; most of them were big, beautiful, HD's.  One day, the past president of the Blue Knights drove in with his wife and made room reservations for this winter. The Blue Knights® International Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club is a non-profit fraternal organization consisting of active and retired law enforcement men and women who enjoy riding motorcycles. In the Spring of 1974, several law enforcement officers from the Bangor, Maine (USA) area met and and formed a small, local motorcycle club. The rest, as they say, is history.  Today, the largest motorcycle club in the world,  has 635 chapters and 20,490 members in 29 countries.

COOL!!!!

Here are a few photos of some friends who stopped in after a four hour ride, stayed two nights, enjoyed the Vermont back roads, relaxed in the hot tub, had some great meals etc....
Vermont roads are a motor cycle rider's dream come true.  The roads are windy, hilly, and in very good condition.  In fact, several riders have told me that they prefer Vermont to any other part of the country

Penny and Dan Cote
Owners: Inn Victoria, a Chester Vermont Bed and Breakfast



Saturday, October 16, 2010

Red Hat Society Sisters Visit Inn Victoria, Chester Vermont, for High Tea

A perfect day of romance at Inn Victoria, a Chester Vermont Bed and Breakfast, can only be considered so when a local group of RHS Sisters visit Inn Victoria for High Tea.  These ladies are loaded and ready for FUN!!!

Earlier this week we were visited by nine sisters of a local RHS group, and we ALL had such a great time, it was sad to see the afternoon come to an end.  All enjoyed High Tea and a visit from the guy in his top hat and long tail coat.....according to the sisters; "the handsome Mr. Dan"

The Red Hat Society, Inc. is a company focused on fun and friendship for women, with a specific emphasis on women aged fifty and over. Members of the Red Hat Society are independent-minded women who love to shop, eat, play and share in fun and sisterhood. They expect the "royal treatment"......and they got it this week at Inn Victoria in Chester Vermont.


Penny and Dan Cote
Owners of Inn Victoria, a Chester Vermont B&B




 

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Vermont Weddings and Romantic Elopements

 This lovely couple took the term: "Romantic Getaway" to a whole new level!  Helina and Adrian visited with us for a couple of days this weekend, each secretly creating their own set of surprises for the others enjoyment....ah, and what fun!

It all started when Helina called for the reservation; here desire was to have a series of clues posted around the inn for Adrian to find and solve riddles.  It was a blast to watch as he scrambled to find the next clue while each new guest walked in to watch in amazement at the fun we were all having.  In fact, some guests got into the action trying to participate!  The culmination was a chocolate lava cake with birthday candles on it for Adrian to enjoy, his favorite!  Penny made it special for him just minutes before he and Helina arrived....it was still warm!

Adrian was a very happy man!

Just as we think the story is finished and all ends well for the weekend, Adrian pulls his secret surprise from the hat; an engagement proposal!  Look at that ring!

Adrian woke Helina up out of bed at 4:30 in the morning to take a drive to the Weston Priory, watch the sun rise and make a formal proposal of marriage.  They arrived back at the inn at 6:30 am with these beautiful smiles!

This couple put a whole new spin to the Romantic Bed and Breakfast in Chester Vermont!!!




Dan and Penny Cote, Owners of Inn Victoria

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Great Eats Near Inn Victoria in Chester, VT

The Garden Cafe and Gallery has been mentioned by our guests on several occasions as a "must experience" while lodging in the Okemo Valley.  Located in Londondary, Vermont, the Cafe and Gallery consists of two buildings; one for the restaurant and a very very nice gallery.  The second building houses the health foods store and cafe.

Penny and I decided to stop in for dinner, after having first visited the cafe and store a week earlier.  We were impressed with the store & its numerous health food goodies along with the gallery's original works of art.  We were drawn back.  We decided an evening meal would be fun to enjoy in such a special environment...... it was wonderful, just as we'd expected!

Penny enjoyed the lasagna special and I had the salmon on rice special....the finest salmon plate I've ever eaten...it was fantastic!  And I've had many a salmon!  You simply can't go wrong with the atmosphere in the gallery....mixed with superb food quality; this place has a strong future.  No web site yet...but I am assured it is on the way.

Just a 20 minute drive up Rt # 11, this restaurant offers an additional option to our guests at Inn Victoria


Dan & Penny Cote, Owners of Inn Victoria
A Bed and Breakfast in Okemo Vermont










Sunday, October 3, 2010

Chester Vermont Rotary likes Inn Victoria CFO

Inn Victoria, a Chester Vermont Bed and Breakfast is in the news again.  The CFO of Inn Victoria, Daniel Cote was recently voted in as Vice President of the Chester Vermont Rotary.

"The Rotary is an organization I have long desired to work with"; says Dan.   In my previous role as an executive at an insurance company (MEMIC) in Maine...I simply did not have the time to devote to the charitable causes I wanted to.  Although Inn keeping is a 24/7 job, flexibility of time is more available to me."  The group of women and men who form this Rotary Club are all leaders in their actions and community responsibilities.  I consider myself fortunate to have been so welcomed and offered the opportunity to serve.

Throughout the year, the Rotary hosts several activities that may be of interest to guests of Inn Victoria.  I promise to make these activities known to you via our monthly newsletter.  The next major event that I know you will be interested in, is the Andy Ladd Scholarship fundraiser held each November.  It will be a live auction and wine tasting event on November 18 at the Stone Hearth Inn here in Chester VT.

Penny and Dan Cote,
Owners of Inn Victoria, a Bed and Breakfast near Okemo Mt. Vermont