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Sunday, August 26, 2012

Christmas in Vermont at Inn Victoria, a Bed and Breakfast in Chester, Vermont

Penny and I have been blessed by our guests at Inn Victoria, a Bed and Breakfast in Chester, Vermont; we find it humbling indeed.  For the most part, people are incredibly gracious and give of themselves in various ways; some give a bottle of wine, some give of their life experiences or life stories.  Without a doubt, Penny and I consider ourselves quite blessed with gifts of friendship.

Debbie and Dennis are a great example of friendship blessing.  They are wonderful, gracious people, whom have been guests several times over the last two years.  “This is our home away from home”, says Debbie.  One day they walked in with several boxes of Christmas ornaments.  These were not the run of the mill “nice” ornaments; these were very expensive Victorian antiques.  I dare say these boxes contained several hundred dollars worth of Debbie's life long collectables.  

Christmas is a very special time of year in a beautiful Victorian B&B like Inn Victoria.  We'll be  decorating the tree and the Inn with these and more precious ornaments just before Thanksgiving.  Join us for the decorating November 19 – 21.  Each room of the Inn will be decorated as well as the parlour tree.

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Owners:  Penny and Dan Cote

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Vermont Bridal Shower at Inn Victoria, a Chester, Vermont Bed and Breakfast

You will want to review packages for weddings & elopements at our Bed and Breakfast in Vermont, after reading this Blog.  Inn Victoria in Chester, Vermont recently completed the building of Victoria's Secret Garden, a fabulous wedding venue, bridal shower or special event of an intimate nature.  This spectacular Victorian Garden will host many weddings over the years.  In the words of our most recent guest, Tammy, "it felt like we had been swept away to a destination location".

"Dear Inn Staff:
I want to extend a enormous Thank You! As the maid of honor, planning a bridal shower can be a stressful time. However, from the first time I spoke to Jess and Penny I knew I had found not only the prefect location, but the perfect staff! I cannot say how beautiful yesterday was. The food was far beyond my expectation, the tea ( I will be back for more) was far away and exotic. All of you were so pleasant and accommodating. I felt like family the second I stepped through the door. You really did a fantastic job! All the guests had a marvelous time and kept commenting on the beauty of the garden and how it felt like we had been swept away to a destination location.
Thank YOU! Thank You!
It was a pleasure.
Until the next time.
Take care and keep up the excellent job!
Tammy. "

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Owners:  Penny and Dan Cote
Photography note:  The two photos above were professionally produced by:  JKEsslinger

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Inn Victoria: a Bed and Breakfast in Chester, Vermont Creates Victoria's Secret Garden

Victoria’s Secret Garden  is a place to host your event in Vermont: retreats, reunions, family vacations and more.  Inn Victoria’s most recent renovation to the property as a part of the multitude of renovations this spring, is a fabulous event garden with four large trellis and arbor pavilions.  The Garden serves as an outdoor intimate venue.  “Our goal”; says Penny, “is to offer intimate events such as family gatherings, weddings, reunions, business meetings, etc. a quiet and restful place to gather.  The garden can host up to 50 people comfortably.

We are dedicated to growing our offerings to our guests”, says Dan at a recent interview with the CEO of Okemo Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce, Marji Graf.  “We are committed to Chester and the region; the best way to support our community is to grow the business by offering added value services.  The Okemo Valley Region offers such great opportunity for our vacationing neighbours from the East Coast cities, our neighbours in Quebec, and of course European and Asian tourists who are traveling more extensively to our region.”

The backdrop of St. Lukes, Episcopal church is extraordinary.  The quiet and intimate setting of  Victoria’s Secret Garden is a natural addition to Vermont’s most romantic bed and breakfast.  More details in future blogs.

Penny & Dan Cote

Monday, August 6, 2012

Relay For Life and Inn Victoria Team Up

Inn Victoria, a Bed and Breakfast in Chester, VT teamed up with Relay for Life.   The team earned over $1600.  Look at these happy walkers averaging $200 each for the 12 hour event.  Overall, the Relay for Life Regional team raised over $59,000...In one night!  Oh but they had to earn it!

This small band of dressed up, Cesar look-alike walkers, actually walked over 150 miles that night.  One of the ladies offered free massages, "Massage by Patrice" in Ludlow, VT.  Now she was one tired lady at the end of this event.  For the next week I had to listen to the whine of sore feet and tired muscles for all of these folks.  I think it is because they had too much fun and partied all night while running and walking the track at the Riverside Middle School in Springfield.

Eight brave souls including one cancer survivor, Jolene Kinney from Scarborough Maine, were by all accounts, the life of the event!  Jolene, known for her love of life, drove here from Maine with her husband to take part in the event.  "It was an emotional process for me" said Jolene; "like having a family of understanding friends with me". 

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Owners; Penny & Dan Cote

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Inn Victoria Guests Paint at Crow Hill Gallery in Chester, Vermont

 Watercolor by Jeanne Carbonetti was the opening show at the Vermont Institute of Contemporary Art (VTICA) in Chester, Vermont. It was an emotional exhibit with such beauty, warm watercolor, displaying passionate feelings.  No wonder people from around the USA and Canada take classes with Jeanne, she is an absolute wonder!

Take a look at these magnificently gorgeous paintings that two of our guests at Inn Victoria painted this week while taking classes with Jeanne at the Eden Center for Creative Power in Chester, VT.   The Eden Center for Creative Power, located on the premises of Crow Hill Gallery, offers courses and consultation in the art and arts of creativity. Jeanne Carbonetti teaches workshops each summer based on her best-selling books, and she specializes in private and semi-private teaching all year long. The goal of the Eden Center is to enable every individual to embody the miracle of his own creative power.

Penny and Dan Cote
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