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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Inn to Inn Walking Tours of Southern Vermont is Featured in Yankee Magazine’s Best of New England Issue, 2012

Yankee Magazine's "Best of New England";  features Vermont Country Inns through their latest article relating to Vermont Inn to Inn Walking Tours.
‘Time to Daydream” by Annie Graves of Yankee Magazine, is a tribute to Vermont Inn to Inn Walking Tours of Southern Vermont through Okemo Valley villages of Chester, Westin, Ludlow, & the lakes area. 

Miles of dirt roads traverse these lovely hills, leading walkers through quintessential villages, around tranquil ponds & lakes, wildflower filled fields, beside rock fences, near wildlife and more.  As Annie’s article depicts so well, one can easily daydream away the day in the middle of a large field or on the edge of a crystal clear stream or pond.   

So many New England tours require a set pace and tour guide; not the case with Vermont Inn to Inn Walking Tours of Southern Vermont.  These are self-guided walking tours to be accomplished at your own pace.  Innkeepers on both ends of your daily route will transport your bags for you, make sure you are safe along the way, and greet you with a fantastic day’s end meal.  Each of the inns offer a unique and relaxing environment seasoned just for you.  Imagine a family farm in the middle of a field,  an old stage coach stop once secretly used as a part of the underground railroad, a country B&B with its own trout pond, and a classic Victorian where you may purchase your own Vermont made walking stick.

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

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Inn Victoria supports Self-Guided Bike Tours in Southern Vermont

Vermont cycling tours are a big deal in southern Vermont.  Appropriately so; Vermont country roads within a twenty five mile radius of Inn Victoria, a Chester Vermont Bed and Breakfast, are ideal for biking.  One may bike to waterfalls, lakes, streams, quintessential New England villages, covered bridges, river fishing spots, swimming holes, great restaurants and more!  All of this and much more is within easy reach of Inn Victoria and several other great Southern Vermont lodging.

To make it easy to access established biking routes, we have linked this blog with Vermont Cycling Tours, the primer cycling resource for Southern Vermont.  In it you will find established packages with predetermined circuit tours and hub-and-spoke tours; you will also find flexible tour packages for the independent rider.  In all cases the routes are self-guided, making for a low cost, yet highly flexible experience of a lifetime.

If you decide to use Inn Victoria as the hub and spoke out to various spots in the area, we'll customize the routes to your needs and likes.  We'll work with you to make your Vermont bicycling experience, a truly exceptional experience.

Penny and Dan Cote
Owners of Inn Victoria, Southern Vermont's Most Romantic Bed and Breakfast

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Vermont Family Reunions at Inn Victoria

Inn Victoria, home of Southern Vermont Family Vacations, recently hosted a baby shower for a couple whose families flew in from California and New York City.  Here is a note they shared with us a few days later!

Dear Penny and Dan,

I've been meaning to write you to tell you what a fabulous weekend we had for my sister's baby shower at the beginning of March.  The party was fantastic and all the food delicious!  We all passed around the recipes that you shared with my aunt!  Can't wait to try the scones myself.  The venue was just right for an intimate and special baby shower.  It was just perfect!  Plus the mothers both LOVED their rooms and everything about staying with you for the weekend.  They were absolutely thrilled. The biggest compliments I heard from them was how much they really enjoyed the both of you. You were both so friendly and accommodating that you made it such a comfortable and enjoyable stay.  I'm really glad I decided to have my sister's baby shower with you.  Thank you so much, again!

And I'm thinking that someday when my husband and I need a night or two away, we'll be calling you for a get away weekend close to home!

Sincerely,  AH           

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

Monday, April 9, 2012

Wedding in New England at Inn Victoria, Southern Vermont's Most Romantic Bed and Breakfast

Planning your New England Wedding?  Take a look at what Inn Victoria, a romantic Vermont Bed and Breakfast, is building.  Already rated as Vermont's Most Romantic B&B, Inn Victoria is building an event venue that is sure to catch the heart of every bride to be.

The back lawn area of Inn Victoria faces south taking in plenty of sunshine for a spring, summer or fall outdoor wedding.  This private setting affords an exclusive view of the next door church and its lovely flower garden & steeple.  The church is  200+ years old and offers a very nice backdrop to the Inn Victoria event venue.

Inn Victoria's Secret Garden, as we call it, will be a formal Victorian garden complete with three, twelve-foot pagodas and a cooking station.  There will be a fire pit in the center of the garden with room for up to sixty people to enjoy a memorable family event such as a wedding, reunion, tea party, or a formal dinner.  We will plant many flowers & trees to ensure privacy in this relaxed intimate setting.

Inn Victoria's Secret Garden opens Sat, May 26.  In the meantime we will publish photos of the building process and invite your suggestions

Penny & Dan Cote
Owners; Inn Victoria, a Romantic Vermont Bed and Breakfast.