Monday, January 25, 2010

Winter Getaway: The Pitcher Inn

Last week I went to Vermont with my husband Matt for three nights, and four whole days (the longest ever we've been away from Clara). The first night, we stayed at The Pitcher Inn, and it being a weeknight, it wasn't busy, so we were able to see most of the rooms.  All of them are themed--we stayed in the Mountain Room--there's Trout, Schoolhouse...they are really nicely appointed, each with their own Nespresso machine, super nice sheets, and many with steam room shower/tub setups.  

We loved our breakfast there--it was maybe one of the best omelettes I've had.  The pastries were so good--loved the scones--and when are scones ever that good?

It's in this sweet little town called Warren, which is about five minutes from Sugarbush, if you are into skiing.  There's a cute little store across the street from The Pitcher Inn, called The Warren Store, which has a very organic local menu that serves breakfast and lunch, although we were too stuffed to try anything.  They have beautiful bottles of maple syrup from very small producers, and a very good edit of wine.  

When we checked out, I spoke at length with Ari, the general manager of The Pitcher Inn.  He's such a sweet guy, and so knowledgeable about the area.  He and his front desk person Michelle mapped out so many cheese producers for us to check out, called and made an appointment for us to visit American Flatbread, and told us about the local food coop, and the Woodstock Farmer's Market, where he said we had to stock up on our cheese on our way out of town.

(my kind of heaven--selling stacks of kindling at the local coop)

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