Saturday, June 1, 2013

Grounds of the Lovely West Mountain Inn



The West Mountain Inn is a huge, sprawling white farmhouse home, built in 1810, on 150 mountainside acres in Arlington, Vermont.

It overlooks the Battenkill Valley.


 A couple, Mary Ann and Wesley Carlson,  opened the building as an inn in the 1970s. One of their daughters, Aimee B. Emmons, a tall, slender blond woman, down-to-earth and friendly, who  quietly welcomed us as  guests at dinner, took over in 2000.


Sitting alone outside in front of the inn after dinner,  silence enveloped me, except for the twittering of the birds.


A line of fluffy clouds formed below the rim of the mountain and looked like mounds of  cream whipped up by some giant chef in the sky.


 A lone bird flew by in sky and was just a speck on the wide horizon.


Looking to the tops of pine trees, I couldn't help but wonder how many hundreds of years they had been around.


An airplane rumbled by somewhere, unseen, in the sky and then, from far away,  came what sounded like the lonely cackle of geese.
























Peace, relaxation, de-stressing and sweet solid sleep are all found at The West Mountain Inn.


 Just want to note that no compensation of any kind was given for this post on the inn nor do I have any connection except for being a happy former guest!


 HAVE YOU STAYED AT AN INN? IF YES, WHERE AND HOW WAS THE EXPERIENCE?

15 comments:

Leann said...

No I haven't but I've mentioned it a lot to Mr op.this sounds lovely

diane.stetson said...

I've stayed in several inns in my life and this one seems so lovely I'd like to add it to my list! Everything looks so GREEN..no wonder the nick name for Vermont is the GREEN MOUNTAIN state.

Merlesworld said...

It looks like a lovely place to stay, no i can't remember ever staying in an inn.
Merle.....

Hindustanka said...

Beautiful and peaceful place to be ... It always feels good to escape in such surroundings.. :)I love the inn's look in the last pic, I can imagine how cozy and pleasant evenings are there...:)

Eva Ason said...

These photos are lovely, I love staying at inns it's been a while now though. Enjoy your weekend

Susan said...

We do like staying at Inns and one of my favorites is The Norwich Inn in Vermont. It's near the King Arthur Flour facility and I stayed there last while I was taking a class. I promised myself I would do it once a year, but something came up last year and I don't think I'll have time in the next few months. Your photos are just beautiful and peaceful, XOXO

Bookie said...

Sounds like a lovely place...I know the whole area is wonderful. DH could not figure why there were no fishermen in the inviting streams. He took fishing pole and went one evening and like to never came back. Said he found out why...rocks, foot trapping rocks and water that would knock you down!

Chatty Crone said...

That looked beautiful there! And so did the Inn. I remember watching Bob Newhart when they ran the inn. I have never been to a bed and breakfast. I would love too. sandie

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Such a beautiful place!! Wishing to be there instead of here in hot Atlanta!!

Marta said...

Hello from Spain: I love those pictures. I see it's a special place and very quiet. We keep in touch.

Terri Tiffany said...

Oh wow! This is so beautiful! I love the view! I stayed in a B&B once in Louisiana but that's it.

Carol OurSearsKitHome said...

Lovely!
We stay in B&Bs whenever possible. Our favorite kind of place to stay, although we haven't traveled for a while!

marianne said...

Looks like a lovely inn in such a beautiful spot. Sounds like you really enjoyed the peace and quiet that such a place offers.

We have stayed at many inns over the years; one of my favorites was the Queen Victoria in Cape May, NJ. Our stay at the beautifully restored Queen Anne style home was so enjoyable. The ocean was a block away so we were able to stroll down to the beach very easily.

We do enjoy the hospitality and friendliness of the hosts at B& B's
and the fact that you can open the windows at night if the weather is nice. Just such a different ambiance than a hotel.

Hope you get to visit another one soon.

Nellie said...

A wonderful calm, soothing spot to spend time! Yes, we have had a few stays in inns. Lovely memories!

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

How absolutely beautiful and wonderful! Definitely my kind of place to stay. Best wishes, Tammy

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