Snowed Inn Newsletter

Welcome Innkeepers Benjamin and Lisa!
As much as I sit here, trying to ignore cliches, they just keep sprouting within my brain. After a long dry spell in the blogsphere, it seems apt to say, "My, how time flies." My philosophy of trying to speak or write only when I really have something to say... { more }

Extravaganza at World Cup Killington
If you didn't make it up to World Cup over Thanksgiving weekend at Killington, wow, welcome to winter and an incredible community! Read on to get my take... { more }

Bragging Rights
I'm not usually prone to bragging (really!) but once a while I guess I need to be indulged.  Our two children grew up in the inn with the backdrop of beautiful Vermont to nurture their creativity and love of their state. Fast forward to their adult lives and things have come full circle.  { more }

30 Years Later, The Kids Are All Grown Up
When I contemplate the implications of 30 years of Snowed Inn ownership, my thoughts immediately turn to our children, Tom and Kerstin, for they are the true markers that so much time has passed. They were so young when we started our adventure, and are now, of course, well into adulthood with spouses and families of their own. The Snowed Inn had a profound effect on their formative years, and I think they are better human beings as a result. But I should let them speak for themselves in an interview conducted a couple of years ago: { more }

As the World Turns
Right about this time in August one thing becomes crystal clear-summer is on the way out and fall is rapidly approaching. In a few short moments this morning I quickly identified 6 sure signs that the season is changing: { more }

Coming Home...
Whoever it was who said something about “you can’t go home…..” definitely was not a Vermonter. Although I am not a native Vermonter, I know that after living here for nearly 30 years it really soothes my soul when I return home after a trip out of state. And don’t even get me started on my kids! They grew up here and truly have Vermont in their DNA. Our daughter, Kerstin, went to college in New York City and graduate school in Boston, and although she has continued to live out of state with her Scottish husband, Stephane, they come back to Vermont often for the well- deserved respite that our beautiful environment offers. Last week was a particular treat. Kerstin came for a visit with the newest addition to the family, Golden Retriever puppy “Maple.” (You see what I mean about Vermont being imprinted in their genetics?)    { more }

Forever 29...
As I sit in our office and watch the snow fall on this early February day I find myself  lapsing into a spirit of reminiscing. This February marks the completion of our 29th year here at the Snowed Inn, and thus the start of our 30th year of innkeeping.   { more }

Recharged and Ready for Winter...
Back from a refreshing vacation and it is snowed big, saucer-size flakes yesterday-a welcome November sight! One true side benefit of getting away between busy tourist seasons is the re-awareness of the benefits of “getting away” from the routine, stress and ordinariness of everyday living and working. It helps me to understand the needs of our guests and their appreciation when a vacation, no matter how long or short, re-energizes their spirit.   { more }

The Lifecycle of an Inn and of Those Who Visit
What goes around….. Our son, Tom, who is well into his 30s, had a best friend in pre-school and elementary school named Bryon. They enjoyed all those activities that little boys love, with Lego and Star Wars ranking high on their list of favorites.   { more }

International Friends
“Guess who is at the inn right now? “ Manfred called and said to me recently. Wanting to rapidly narrow the guessing game down from every individual on the planet, I said “I don’t know, who?” “Jun-Bo!” he exclaimed.   { more }