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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Romantic Vermont Bed and Breakfast, Inn Victoria Earns Another Award

Inn Victoria, Southern Vermont's Romantic Vermont Bed and Breakfast has earned an internationally coveted award for "Best Afternoon Tea" from Lanier B&B.

This week Lanier B&B released a blog awarding the first "25 Top Inns"; Inn Victoria leads the list with "Best Afternoon Tea".  Lanier B&B annually bestows honors on 25 Top Inns out of a field of 8500+ international Bed and Breakfasts

     "The winner for Best Afternoon Tea is Inn Victoria, which is run by Penny & Dan Cote. 
     Inn Victoria has beautiful antiques, working fireplaces and claw foot tubs--and it is located in 
     Chester, Vermont. What did the traveler voters say? "Penny and Dan are warm, welcoming 
     hosts", "beautifully appointed rooms" and "memorable breakfasts with local products." 
     When it comes to food, a stay here includes a full gourmet breakfast and High Tea on 

We are so excited about this award;  says Penny.  The High Tea's we offer are gaining significant popularity as people from all over New England, New York City and Europeans enjoy High Tea at Inn Victoria.  We strive to make this fun, educational and a very special time for our guests.  We are particularly happy to see our guests' comments on places like Lanier B&B, TripAdvisor and Bed and Breakfast.com are making a difference.
Our High Teas may be enjoyed anytime...just make a reservation by calling us at 802-875-4288 

Penny and Dan Cote

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Inn Victoria, a Chester Vermont Bed and Breakfast Receives 4 National Awards

Just two months ago, Inn Victoria of Chester, was rated First Place out of eight Most Romantic Inns in Vermont, by Lanier B&B.com.  Within the last month, Inn Victoria was again recognized as one of the best run B&B’s in the country by outperforming over 8500 other B&B’s worldwide in competition for two awards from Lanier B&B: BEST for Winter Sports and Best for Afternoon Tea.

When asked why they think they were recognized for these awards, owners Penny and Dan Cote said;  “Inn Victoria surely is a distinctive property, but most important is the region in which we live.  The Okemo Valley Region of Southern Vermont is a tremendously powerful asset that we dearly appreciate. Without the strengths of our combined business assets of this region, Inn Victoria would be just another B&B.  I think we are all blessed to have world-class ski resorts in our back yard, cross-country trails, snow mobile trails, snowshoeing, hiking opportunities, waterfalls, art galleries, restaurants, antiques…and the list goes on!  The people who live and work in this part of the US are “real and caring people”.  In addition, the Okemo Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce is the strongest chamber in Vermont, consistently marketing & reaching out to the large populations on the East coast, and drawing business to this region; for that we are extremely grateful.”
BnBFinder.com notified us this week that Inn Victoria will receive the coveted, Guest Favorite Award for 2012.   BnBFinder.com is a worldwide Bed and Breakfast directory, recognizing top performers in the Bed and Breakfast world.  We are thrilled, to say the least”

Taken from an article by a local newspaper

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Inn Victoria Rated First of Top Eight Most Romantic Bed and Breakfasts / Inns in Vermont

Of the top Eight Most Romantic Bed and Breakfasts / Inns in Vermont, Inn Victoria, a Chester Vermont Bed and Breakfast, earns the top spot; FIRST PLACE!  Here is what Lanier B&B says about Inn Victoria.

"Are you ready to plan that Most Romantic Getaway of All Time? Well, we would suggest making it easy on yourself and look first for B&B’s that are famous for being romantic. We can help you with that. Lanier takes in thousands of votes each year for the most romantic Inn and B&B, and for the first time we’re digging into all those votes to tell you the best places near where you live.

So, here you go: Of the top 8 Most Romantic Inns and B&Bs in VermontFirst Place goes to Inn Victoria. Based in Chester, Inn Victoria features beautiful antiques, working fireplaces and claw-foot tubs. Digging through the comments from inn-goer voters, they put down things like "Penny and Dan are warm, welcoming hosts", "beautifully appointed rooms" and "memorable breakfasts with local products."

WOW...Imagine that!  Inn Victoria rated the Top Most Romantic Getaway in Vermont by Lanier B&B.  Penny, Jessica and I are honored!..........thank you all for voting for us!

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

Monday, February 13, 2012

Tea Tasting at Inn Victoria, Chester, VT.

3PM Each Day by Reservation Only:  Feb 17 – 25  Call 802-875-4288
Led by a Certified Tea Consultant, This Special Tea Tasting Includes:
·      The History of Tea and High Tea
·      The Importance of Distinguishing the Best Tea Blends
·      Tea Flavors & Fragrance
·      Tea is Made, How? 
·      Tea Etiquette

·      Ten Things you can do With tea Besides Drink      
·      Tea Remedies
·      Tasting:
Several Varieties of Teas to See, Smell and Taste
Food:  Fresh Fruit, Blueberry tea bread, Chai Tea bread,
Assortment of scones, clotted cream and lemon curd
Take time to relax and enjoy friends while in the parlor of Inn Victoria.
10% off all loose leaf tea purchases & tea items from Ye’ Olde Shoppe
A Very Special Tea Tasting Event By Reservation Only:  $29.99/person


Welcome to our first series of tea tastings.   With over 30 different loose leaf teas from around the world and several award winners, you are sure to find your true love.

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

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Winter Wedding In Southern Vermont

Considering a winter wedding in Vermont?  Inn Victoria, Chester's Romantic Vermont Bed and Breakfast recently enjoyed the honor of hosting the perfect plan.  This beautiful Bride did it right!  Everything was to perfection:
  • The longest limousine legally allowed on the road
  • The beautiful winter cape over the wedding dress
  • Color coordination for the wedding party was exquisite
  • The Victoria Suite at Inn Victoria
  • Reception at MacLaomaines Scottish Pub in Chester
  • Two great photographers willing to go anywhere with the bride and take the shot
  • A man who is willing to carry her over the threshold
  • An intimate wedding with friends and family at a reasonable financial investment


Ahhh......caught red handed!  One of the small joys of engagements & weddings at Inn Victoria, is the opportunity to etch your names into the inside walls of your room closet.

Penny and Dan Cote
Owners of Inn Victoria, A Bed Breakfast Vermont Wedding

Thursday, February 2, 2012

The Perfect Small Wedding at Inn Victoria, Vermont

Planning a Bed & Breakfast Vermont Wedding?  Want to make it an intimate event within a reasonable budget?  Consider working with the team at Inn Victoria, a Romantic Vermont Bed and Breakfast

Rob & Taylor posted this TripAdvisor rating a couple of days ago and really made the point for intimate weddings at Inn Victoria.  By the way, Rob and Taylor posted Inn Victoria's 300th Excellent TripAdvisor rating!

“The Perfect Small Wedding”

Reviewed January 29, 2012 NEW

After going to the Inn Victoria for a few years in a row to ski, it quickly became one of our favorite vacation spots. The Inn is so warm and inviting. Everything from the friendly hosts to the delicious food is perfect! We have always stayed in the Princess Victoria room and enjoyed every minute of it. It was always neat and clean, spacious and absolutely luxurious. The bathtub and fireplace was always something to look forward to after a day of skiing.
Naturally, we chose the Inn as the location for our wedding reception. Our family and friends stayed at the Inn for a long weekend while we were all completely spoiled by Penny, Dan and Jessica. Not only are they amazing hosts but blew us away with their wedding planning skills. Everything was so special, done exactly the way we like and Penny's cooking was outstanding! Being able to relax at my own wedding was very important to me and was a day I will never forget!
I would highly recommend the Inn Victoria as a place to go to ski, relax or to hold you next small event. Thank you Penny and Dan, we look forward to seeing you soon! - Rob and Taylor

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