Monday, October 21, 2013

Victorian Bedroom Suite Upstairs at the Bryant House Restaurant in Vermont

A day trip to the Orton family's Vermont Country Store in Weston, Vermont, is always fun. 

A visitor can add even more delight by having a meal at the Bryant House Restaurant, conveniently located right next door to the country store.

Located upstairs in the restaurant is a Victorian bedroom set that guests can go up to look at!

The eating establishment is actually located in a former home that was built for the Bryant family in 1827! 

The whole story of the restaurant, store and so on can be found in the menu given when ordering a meal.

 According to the write-up, the last members of the Bryant family, John and Maude, were friends of the Orton family.

The menu also states that a bedroom set originally purchased by John Bryant's aunt and uncle in 1876, at the World's Fair in Philadelphia, can be seen upstairs in the building.  

 John inherited the set which is made of hand-carved mahogany and Circassian walnut. 

It's a set of true Victorian magnificence!

When the aunt and uncle bought it in 1876 from a Michigan furniture maker at the fair they paid $900, according to information printed on the menu.

Right after we finished our thick, creamy and delicious New England clam chowder, salads, Bryant House johnnycakes and coffee, we climbed the steep stairs to the second floor to take a look.

The room where the bedroom set is located is at the far end of this hallway to the left:

The set is quite breathtaking. The pieces are huge and reach up almost to the ceiling!

 I told my husband it was worth the trip to Vermont just to get a glimpse of this bedroom!

 Hope you enjoy the photos.



diane.stetson said...

Lovely post..I'm sure you enjoyed this since you are such a Victorian era decorator!

Bookie said...

Can you imagine living a life that included this style of massive furniture? It is beautiful and hard to imagine that it was hand made by some talented craftsman.

Janette Dolores said...

These are beautiful pictures, Susan. My husband and I recently visited New Orleans. While there, we took a tour of the Garden District, which is home to several Victorian properties. We didn't go inside any of them, but looking at the large front porches, ornate iron balconies, and tall windows was awe-inspiring alone!

Be well.

Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Oh my gosh Susan, that bedroom set IS definitely breathtaking!! I love furniture like that! I have antique Victorian beds but this bed puts mine to shame! WOW!
Have a great week,

Marta said...

Hello from Spain: interesting Victorian bedroom. It is a very original restaurant. I love to sleep in that big bed. Sweet dreams. We keep in touch.

Nellie said...

How gorgeous! None of my bedrooms are large enough to accommodate such a massive bed! I'd love to visit the Vermont Country Store. There is much about New England that is very appealing to me.

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Stunning! Stunning and Stunning!!
You know that I would love this, didn't you????
We got to sleep in the Suite at the Stegmaier Mansion that Jimmy and Rosalind Carter slept in twice recently during visits to our area. Similar bed but this one is just magnificent!! Okay, how do you think they got those pieces up those stairs?????


Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

I love to see history preserved in such a way to honor the past and especially enjoyed seeing a glimpse into the lives of the people who owned such beautiful old homes such as this. That would be a fun day trip. Hope you have a great week. Tammy

Karen Lange said...

I agree, it was worth the trip! What a wonderful place to visit. Couldn't help but wonder who gets to dust those bedroom pieces with all their intricacies. Love the floor in the hallway too. So glad you shared this with us! :)

Have a great week!

Chatty Crone said...

I would love to spend a weekend there - and sleep in the bed - but that set would never fit in my bedroom now! You find the most interesting things.

Related Posts with Thumbnails