One of my most favorite things to do is stay at a Bed and Breakfast. Half the fun is finding one that is as wonderful as The Deming House.
As the saying goes…'We lucked out '
And maybe "do" isn't quiet the right word, because truthfully, we didn't really have to "do" much of anything, really.
Rick and Kaaron (pronounced Karen) along with LuLu, the 19 year old cat and Zoey, the ever-friendly, adorable Affenpinscher make you feel so at home, you may never want to leave!
The Deming House is perfectly located half-way between Bennington and Manchester, in The Shires of Vermont. A great location for outlet shopping, antiquing, covered bridge peeping, fishing, biking, skiing, canoeing or simply just relaxing.
The House itself was built in 1780 and is listed on the National Register of Historical Places.
It is loaded with lovely antiques and has a large living room with a library of books for the taking and more than 75 cookbooks. Seems that Kaaron likes to cook!
The three rooms have comfy antique beds, sumptuous linens, private bathrooms and small Franklin style stoves and are priced from $135-$175 per night. Special packages are also available.
Our room, Rebekah's Haven had an antique walnut bed which was so high off the ground, we needed a running start. The room was cool and had wonderful breezes. We kept the windows open all night and slept like babies.
The grounds are quiet and peaceful. Perfectly landscaped.
There are birdhouses, hanging flower baskets, flower gardens carved into the lawn dotted with garden statuary. Adirondack chairs and wicker furniture- perfect little nooks for book reading and nap taking.
And perhaps the best part happened every morning- Kaaron's breakfasts! Seriously, this woman put the BREAKFAST in BED & BREAKFAST.
Coffee, rather, good coffee is freshly made in the morning and can be grabbed and brought to your room. Breakfast is served whenever you want it! And no eggs and bacon grease here folks! Kaaron makes gourmet fare.
Day one was a delicious egg and cheese puff with chives, a side of rosemary fried potatoes and peppers and a glazed baked pear.
Day two was a baked apple with candied ginger and poached eggs on polenta, topped with sauteed onions and wait for it…wait for it…..truffle oil.
I can go on and on about how much we loved it here and how much we liked chatting with Rick and Kaaron. It was like old home week- and that's the best part of staying at a Bed & Breakfast.
It's the people.
Not only wouldn't we think twice about staying here again- we wouldn't think of staying anywhere else on a return visit to Southwestern Vermont!
And you shouldn't either. Tell them My Mélange sent you!
The Deming House ● 3929 Historic Route 7A ● Arlington, Vermont
* Photo Credit – Photo of Rebekah's Haven courtesy of The Deming House