The INNside Scoop

Dedicated to the Discovery of Bed & Breakfast Getaways

Vol. 9, No. 2

July 2004


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Inn at Weathersfield
A Haven to Travelers for Over 200 Years

  Built in 1792, the Inn at Weathersfield sits upon 21 wooded acres in the southern part of Vermont. Situated in an off-the-beaten path area, the inn provides comfortable lodging with- in a short distance of well-known area attractions.
   Jane and David Sandelman are the pleasant and accommodating owners of the Inn at Weathersfield. The Sandelmans re-opened the inn, as a bed and breakfast, in October 2002. Two months later, they proceeded to re-open the inn's award-winning restaurant. Dinner at the inn, always outstanding, is recommended whether one stays at the inn or not. The dinner menu changes weekly, and the current offerings are posted on the inn's Web site to review in advance. Dinner is served in an inviting, Colonial-style room studded with an open-beam ceiling and enhanced with a handsome stone fireplace. The restaurant takes pride in its unique style of "casual luxury."


“Dinner at the inn's award-winning restaurant, always outstanding, is highly recommended.


    A full breakfast is served each morning in the sunroom. Once coffee or tea is served and a juice selected,  a freshly baked treat is presented. Guests then have an opportunity to select an entrée of their choice—including specialties such as scrambled eggs with smoked salmon and scallions, organic yogurt parfait, buttermilk pancakes, French toast, bacon, hash browns. Complimentary afternoon refreshments are available for guests later in the day. Weathersfield also has an in-house pub offering a bistro menu, beer, wine, coffee, and dessert. During the cooler months, guests may enjoy snacking or eating, next to a cozy  fire, in the pub. In warmer weather, guests often prefer eating on the deck or next to the pond.


   For game-players, a variety of games line the shelves in the pub: playing cards, dominoes, backgammon, board and trivia games. However,  with so much beauty in the area and places to go, game-playing is usually reserved for rainy afternoons or lazy evenings. The innkeepers are know- ledgeable about the area and willing to help guests develop a customized itinerary for touring sites of interest. From hiking or hang gliding in the summer to ice skating or going on sleigh rides in the winter, entertainment abounds in southern Ver- mont. If you are fascinated by covered bridges, the longest one in America is just minutes away from the inn.
   A variety of accommodations, including nine guestrooms and three suites, are available for guests staying at the inn.
Upper Falls, a newly renovated suite, is a favorite with guests. This suite features a king-sized bed and the sitting room has a cable TV, a stereo/DVD system, and a gas fireplace. The suite's new bathroom includes a large, two-person Jacuzzi as well as an all-tile shower stall. Martins Mill, an ultra private suite on the top floor of the inn, is reached via a spiral staircase. In addition to having the same features found in the Upper Falls suite, Martins Mill also has a private rooftop deck.
   Vermont has become one of my favorite states to visit. In addition to its year-round beauty (especially in the fall when the foliage is spectacular), it is also a state with wonderful bed and breakfast inns. There are not many places, in our country, which have hosted travelers for over two centuries. Not only has the Inn at Weathersfield welcomed visitors since the late 1700s, but new expansions and improvements make it an even more appealing place to visit each year. Best of all, its location provides an ideal spot for a quiet getaway in a bucolic setting. 




Strong Points

   Hospitality plus, Historical significance, Location, Early coffee or tea, Full breakfast, Afternoon refreshments, In-room telephones, Cable TV available, Fireplaces in some guestrooms, A/C in many guest rooms, Whirlpool tubs available, Feather beds, Fine linens, Robes and slippers, An outdoor ampitheater, Pond on property, Wireless Internet access capability for laptops, A public computer with high-speed Internet access, Superb in-house dining, An in-house pub, Special packages available.


INN: Inn at Weathersfield (B&B)
Weathersfield, VT
(near Perkinsville)
TEL: 1-802-263-9217
9 rooms w/pb;
3 suites
BREAKFAST: Full country breakfast
RATES: $145—$250 (major credit cards accepted)
INNside Scoop’s Rating of Inn:  **
Recommended Area Restaurants:

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