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Monday, May 30, 2011


Welcome CHS/GMUHS Alumni,  to Chester Vermont's Alumni Weekend, June 11.    Yankee Magazine's "Best Romantic, Bed and Breakfast", welcomes you to another wonderful weekend of fellowship among old friends. 

The Chester Vermont Alumni Weekend kicks off with the parade line up at 10 AM.  There is still plenty of time to prepare your float.....go for it!  "Technology/Inventions" will be the theme for this year's Alumni Day Parade! 

Saturday, June 11th
10:00am Parade Lineup on Elm Street
11:00am Alumni Parade from Chester Depot to Cobleigh Field
5:00pm Cocktail Hour (appetizers & cash bar) at American Legion
6:00pm Alumni Banquet at American Legion

If you are not into preparing a float and would prefer to simply enjoy the parade...no worries, the parade passes directly in front of Inn Victoria.  Come and relax on our front porch and enjoy the sights!  Penny and I were thinking of walking the parade with our High Tea costumes of the Victorian era; what do you think?...should we?

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

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

A Romantic Vermont Bed & Breakfast Hosts a Work Weekend

Imagine 16 people moving into your home for two nights and three days to work on a long list of projects you have developed for them; Inn Victoria, a romantic Vermont bed and breakfast enjoyed that pleasure last weekend.  It was absolutely amazing to watch 16 people become fast friends and work from dawn till dusk to achieve spring projects in one weekend.

Penny and I are so appreciative for all the work and fellowship....we consider ourselves richly blessed.  We provided the rooms and the meals.....our new friends provided the labor for projects:
  • All 48 windows washed in and out
  • All decks painted
  • One bedroom fully painted with two coats
  • All the bikes tuned up for the summer
  • A giant yard sale...which by the way earned $700 in two days
  • All the air conditioners are installed
  • Landscaping beyond our wildest dreams
  • Chandelier is cleaned.... tedious to say the least
  • Back deck new roof will now divert snow and ice away from the new french doors
  • French doors installed in Princess Helena
  • Countless doors got painted
  • Washing and cleaning........spring cleaning
WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!..............oh and everyone wants to come back next year!
Take a look at these pictures!

caught brown handed!

Caught Again!!!!

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

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Tea Time at Inn Victoria in the Okemo Valley

Tea Time magazine featured Inn Victoria in the May/June 2011 issue for the "American Doll High Tea Weekend" on June 11 & 12.  Yes!  Pass this great opportunity on to friends.  Saturday afternoon through Sunday morning, Inn Victoria in Chester, Vermont will host a High Tea and special for moms &/or grandma's with their young ladies and their doll.

Guests will enjoy high tea, breakfast, and a historical inn tour hosted by owners Penny and Dan Cote.  Formal dress is required at the high tea, which is limited to eight young ladies, eight adults and eight dolls of any variety.  During the Inn tour, participants will enjoy a history lesson about etiquette, the Victorian era, and a ladies' dress.  The weekend will also include a singalong and special live piano music by Elizabeth R. Austin (president emerita, Connecticut Composers, Inc., and American Composers Alliance).  Cost varies by room type.  Go to the Packages page of Inn Victoria's web site to get details.

By Penny & Dan Cote

Owners of Inn Victoria, a Chester, Vermont bed and breakfast

Monday, May 9, 2011

Country Treasures' Quilts Around Town, Chester Vermont

WOW, what a beautiful weekend it was for quilters in Chester Vermont!!  In celebration of 25 years in business, Country Treasures' has brought back this very special Mothers Day weekend event.  Quilts Around Town is the Big Quilting Weekend at Country Treasures in Chester, Vermont.  Over 500 visitors came to town this weekend to tour the quilt trail.  Many places of business on the Chester green hosted at least one beautiful quilt. 
Take a look at some of these beautiful quilts. 

Country Treasures on Main Street in Chester

 Fullerton Inn & Restaurant on Main Street in Chester
 Misty Valley Books on Main Street in Chester
Chester house on Main Street in Chester
News Bank Conference Center on Main Street in Chester

Penny and Dan Cote

Owners, Inn Victoria, a Chester, Vermont Bed and Breakfast

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Chester Vermont, Quilts Around the Town

Don't miss Country Treasures' Mothers Day Special weekend with "Quilts Around Town"!  That's right the Big Quilting Weekend at Country Treasures in Chester, Vermont is May 6-8.  This is the 12th annual event hosting over 500 visitors, quilts around the town at most places of business can be viewed, and a Quilting trail!  The trail offers a very special and unique opportunity to match quilt blocks to a local business in order to win a prize!

Mothers day weekend starts the spring season in Vermont. Treat yourself to a relaxing time at Inn Victoria while enjoying the quilting workshops of Country Treasures, right next door. Then visit other great shops in the area with the "Quilts Around Town" exhibition.  And for the antique lovers, you will love the opportunity to view some rare and exceptional antique quilts.

Go to Country Treasures web site for more information, or call us at Inn Victoria and we'll get you going!

This is a seasonal DON'T MISS event.....go for it!

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