Inns

  • An Innkeeper Finds Renewal in Ripton
    An Innkeeper Finds Renewal in Ripton

    For Chris Bullock, returning to Ripton felt like coming home. Bullock was 16 years old when his mother—a government employee from New Jersey with no hospitality experience—decided to make a lifestyle change. In 1978, she bought The Chipman Inn on Route 125 in the tiny town...

  • A Perfect Weekend Getaway in Bristol
    A Perfect Weekend Getaway in Bristol

    When I'm visiting Bristol, Vermont, the small town reminds me of a place out west I’ve never visited, like Park City or Durango. Historic, flat-roofed buildings with striped awnings and American flags line Main Street, where it’s nearly impossible to miss the gorgeous, dramatic view of...

  • Connecting with Nature at a Tiny Treehouse in Lincoln
    Connecting with Nature at a Tiny Treehouse in Lincoln

    The treehouse in the backyard of Harrison Reynolds and Ellie Bryant’s home earns rave reviews on Airbnb. Perched 30-feet above ground and anchored by four maple trees, the treehouse stands in the shadow of Mount Abraham in Lincoln. Nearly every weekend of the year, visitors looking...

  • After Tropical Storm Irene: Finding the Familiar in Jamaica
    After Tropical Storm Irene: Finding the Familiar in Jamaica

    On a recent weekend getaway to southern Vermont,  I wasn't sure what to expect while driving to Jamaica. The town was among the hardest hit by Tropical Storm Irene, which destroyed homes and washed out roads in Vermont on Aug. 28, 2011. As I drove south...

  • Orchids in Weston
    Orchids in Weston

    Every year Dave and I celebrate our wedding anniversary at the Inn at Weston in Weston, where we were married in 2004. When we visit the inn, we always take a tour of the orchid greenhouse on the property. Innkeeper Bob Aldrich has been growing orchids...

  • Vergennes is Vermont's Smallest City that's Big on Charm

    Vergennes is Vermont's smallest city -- and the state's oldest -- but everything about it feels modern, dynamic and energetic. National Geographic Traveler took notice of this quirky community and mentioned it in the magazine's July/August 2009 issue. Walk along Main Street and you'll find outstanding...