It's been a while since we last posted and we've had lots of changes going on with our recent renovation project. The catalyst for our renovations wasn't something we wanted or expected, but as they say - every cloud has a silver lining.
On January 28th we experienced a small fire in our living room. Fortunately guests were safely moved to other buildings and the fire was contained very quickly by our wonderful Arlington Fire Department and responsive town workers. In fact our alarm and extensive sprinkler system worked so well, much of the damage was actually from water and soot.
We decided to close the Inn for several months to clean up and renovate the entire downstairs. Things have been moving along smoothly and we'll be back open with a fresh new look the week of May 15th. We have a great crew who has been busy putting in new windows, refinishing floors, building a new bar in the tavern, painting walls and updating bathrooms.
These are just a few photos of our progress - the beginning stages. In the coming weeks all the final touches will be done, new furniture will be moved in and we'll be kicking off our 2011 wedding season. A few guests have told us they don't want our renovations to change the cozy, antique feel the Inn has had for so many years. Well, we will have some beautiful new colors on the walls and a fresh finish on our antique floorboards, but don't worry, we'll be preserving the familiar Vermont Country ambiance we've always had and we can't wait for you to come back and see it. So we'll be posting more when our renovations are done and we're wishing you all a healthy, happy spring!