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Brattleboro Film Festival brings International Talent to Vermont

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Film theater with red velvet seatsThe 7th annual Brattleboro Film Festival begins November 2, 2018. While hosted in the small town of Brattleboro, this event rivals the bigger film festivals in quality and diversity. Including 15 films from around the world, all shown at the beautiful, historic Latchis Theatre in the heart of Brattleboro. The festival kicks off Friday, November 2 and wraps up Sunday, November 11th. Just a 15 minute walk from the theater find the tranquil Inn on Putney Road Bed and Breakfast, your perfect retreat from the festival crowds. Our lovely French Provincial manor has all the comforts and luxury for a wonderful getaway while close to all the festival activities. Book your room with us today for an exciting movie-going vacation.

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Explore the Stunning Fall Foliage in Brattleboro, VT

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Hills with fall foliage colorsFall has arrived and the Vermont landscape is exploding with color. The forests and mountains are glowing with bright reds, yellows and oranges. In addition to endless hiking choices, visitors can explore stunning autumn views on country drives or scenic train rides. Nestled amid lush forests, rolling hills and historic farms, discover the lively small town, Brattleboro. Just a short walk from the active downtown, stay at the Inn on Putney Road Bed and Breakfast. Our French Provincial manor has a serene, private location with comfortable classic guest suites. Book your room with us today for a romantic fall getaway.

Fall Hikes and Walks

On crisp, sunny fall days, nothing is better than a revitalizing hike through the dazzling forests. Some lead to breathtaking vistas, while others travel along stream-side trails and over rustic bridges. Whether you’re looking for a challenging, steep climb or a quiet stroll among the falling leaves, the perfect hike can be found around Brattleboro.

Here are some easy hikes with wonderful views to discover:

  • Hogle Wildlife Sanctuary – This lovely walk is just steps from the Inn’s backyard. It’s a picturesque, one mile trail along a pond and leads to a 3.5 acre bird sanctuary.
  • Retreat Trails – This property has 9 miles of trails through forests and along a historic farm. They will also be hosting their Harvest Festival on October 13th. After a exploring the trails join the day-long celebration with cider pressing, campfire cooking and local craft beer.
  • West River Trail – This former railbed has been transformed into 36-miles of scenic trails, and the lower section can be picked up in Brattleboro.
  • Fort Dummer State Park – Find three easy hikes at the 217 acre historic park. The Sunset and Sunrise trails both offer great overlook views, while Broad Brook Trail leads to a pond flanked Fall Colors in the Forestwith dramatic sheer rocks.
  • Bonnyvale Environmental Education Center – Hike the 2 miles of trails through a forest of majestic maples that leads to sweeping views from Heifer Hill. Add an informative “Walks and Talks” hike covering autumnal topics such as mushroom hunting, foraging and foliage photography.
  • Sweet Pond State Park – This easy 1.3 trail circumnavigates Sweet Pond and has four vantage points overlooking it. A wonderful place to photograph the brilliant colors reflecting off the calm water.
  • Chesterfield Gorge Natural Area – Discover a lesser known trail with incredible scenery. The Wilde Brook cascades alongside this 1 mile trail and through an old growth forest filled with fascinating rock formations.

Hikers can explore these more challenging trails that lead to great summit vistas:

  • Mount Monadnock – Mount Monadnock soars to the height of 3,165 ft and is surrounded by thousands of acres of protected highlands. Plan an all day excursion because hikes to the stunning summit take 2 to 3 hours one way.
  • Mount Wantastiquet – The steep, switchback trail will take most hikers 1 to 2 hours to climb to the panoramic views of Brattleboro and the river valley.
  • Molly Stark State Park – The park has a network of great trails but the 1.7 mile loop to the fire tower atop Mt Olga offers sweeping views of the brilliant autumn forests.
  • Pisgah State Park – This park is the largest in the New Hampshire State Park system with over 13,300 acres of beautiful forests. There are 6 trailheads to explore that offer short to all day hikes. On your way to the summit, keep an eye out for beaver dams and lodges along the forest stream.

Fall Foliage Drives and Train Rides

In addition to all the spectacular hiking trails, enjoy the radiant fall colors on a relaxing drive or train ride. Watch the landscape go by on the winding country roads or tracks curving through the countryside. Both are wonderful ways to see the luminous hues of the season’s scenery.

Country road through fall foliageSet out for a driving adventure to explore great foliage viewing locations and quaint towns along the way. The Brattleboro to Whitingham through Mount Snow loop is a 100 mile drive with great viewing areas and charming towns along the way. Begin your journey in Brattleboro and on Route 9, also called the Molly Stark Byway. When reaching the Mount Snow ski area, take a scenic chair lift ride for amazing views of the Somerset Reservoir and Mount Monadnock. Plan a stop at Molly Stark State Park and hike up to the Mount Olga fire tower for magnificent views.

For a truly relaxing fall foliage experience, reserve a train excursion on the Green Mountain Railroad. Located about an hour north of Brattleboro in Chester the 3 hour rides depart at 10:00am and 2:00pm. Watch the beautiful scenery and enjoy a cocktail or a cup of hot apple cider. While traveling over a high trestle bridge offering sweeping views, listen to interesting talks about the local history.

Now is the time to plan your autumn vacation in lovely New England. Brattleboro has all the historic old town charm with a choice of modern restaurants and bars. Reserve your luxury guest room at the Inn on Putney Road Bed and Breakfast and visit Brattleboro at its most beautiful.

 

 

 

 

Writers and Book Lovers Gather at the Brattleboro Literary Festival

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writers books stacked outdoorsFamous writers have called Brattleboro home since the 1800’s and a love of books is still strong in the community. The charming historic downtown has several independent bookstores along with its great restaurants and shops, making it the perfect location to host the Brattleboro Literary Festival. Since 2002 dozens of accomplished writers have come together for this celebration of the written word. And the Inn on Putney Road Bed and Breakfast, located close to all the activities, will be your quiet retreat at the end of the day. The elegant French Provincial manor has seven refined guest rooms with all the comforts. Wake up to a gourmet breakfast, and stroll the gardens before walking to the events downtown. Book your literary getaway with us today.

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Visit Madame Sherri’s Castle Ruins in Brattleboro, Vermont

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Foggy forest path to the castleExplore Madame Sherri’s Castle ruins and travel back in time to the roaring 1920’s. Just a 12 minute drive from the charming Inn on Putney Road find the mysterious remains of a lavish life. Within the Madame Sherri Forest, the Ann Stoke Loop Trail leads to the skeleton of a magnificent house. When approaching the ruins, hikers first notice a massive stone staircase curving up into the forest canopy. Further exploration reveals the castle’s remaining stone columns, fireplace and lower level with great archways. This was once the home of Madame Antoinette Sherri, an eccentric costume designer from New York. The grand lady threw “Great Gatsby” style parties here during the late 1920’s. After years of reckless spending, Madame Sherri abandoned the house and sadly it burned down in 1962. The site is a favorite of photographers, ghost hunters and local lore enthusiasts. After hiking into the past, return to our serene Bed and Breakfast located in downtown Brattleboro. We offer luxury guest rooms, beautiful gardens and a gourmet breakfast. Book your summer getaway in Brattleboro and discover our colorful past.

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The Southern Vermont Dance Festival Arrives in Brattleboro

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Southern Vermont Dance Festival BrattleboroDancing feet fill the streets of downtown Brattleboro this July. The Southern Vermont Dance Festival kicks off Thursday July 19th and the party continues all weekend until Sunday July 22nd. The festival celebrates it’s 6th anniversary bringing dance classes, lectures and performances to beautiful Brattleboro. This charming New England town, a mecca for artists, welcomes all the joyful dance, visual arts, and live music. Stay at the tranquil Inn on Putney Road Bed and Breakfast during this exuberant festival. Rest your feet in our lovely gardens or soak them in the hot tub, then relax in a luxury guest room for the night. Our delicious gourmet breakfast will have you ready for another day exploring the festival. Book your stay and enjoy an easy, walkable location to all the festival activities.

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Celebrate Farms at Fun Brattleboro Festivals

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heifers standing in a lush green farm pasture The farms of Vermont take over downtown Brattleboro and throw a big party every summer. The Strolling of the Heifers celebration includes great food, music, tours, and farm animals on parade. The Slow Living Summit, also part of the festival, has a professional farming and food summit, in addition to an entertaining expo. The fun event kicks off Thursday, May 31st and lasts the whole weekend. Make the Inn on Putney Road your home during this weekend bash. Our beautiful manor with lovely grounds will be a welcomed retreat after a day of festival activities. We are an easy walk to downtown Brattleboro, making enjoying the events stress-free and convenient. Our luxury guest rooms and gourmet breakfasts will have you rested and ready for another day. Reserve your room with us today and begin summer with a charming small-town celebration.

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Explore Walking Trails Near Brattleboro

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woman on forest walking trailBrattleboro invites walking with its charming downtown, artsy shops and exceptional restaurants. Warmer, sunnier days also beckon nature lovers to explore the local trails. Challenging hikes can be found in the nearby forests, hills and mountains. However, those looking for a more leisurely pace, should explore the many beautiful walking trails. The Inn and Fortney Road, walking distance to the heart of Brattleboro, will be your serene retreat. Strolling our tranquil grounds and mature gardens will get you ready for more lovely walks. After a restful night, enjoy a gourmet meal in the sunny breakfast room. Plan a restorative getaway at our elegant and relaxing inn.

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Excellent Dining in Downtown Brattleboro

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Romantic dining coating with red wineWhen dining in Brattleboro’s charming downtown expect a fun atmosphere, local ingredients and excellent cuisine. Foodies will be astonished by the wide range of culinary choices. The diversity and quality one expects in a large city can be enjoyed in our quaint town. Luckily Brattleboro’s beautiful surroundings, outdoor activities, and welcoming community have attracted many talented chefs. The Inn on Putney Road is a relaxing French Provincial retreat, only a short walk from downtown Brattleboro. Our guests enjoy the fantastic dining choices a
fter a day of hiking, biking or shopping at the artsy stores.  Plan your stay in one of our elegant guest rooms. You won’t want to leave the serene location and all the fabulous tastes of Brattleboro restaurants.

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What’s New at the Brattleboro Museum and Art Center

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Artist Watercolor PaintsArt lovers will find their paradise in picturesque Brattleboro Vermont. Our charming, walkable downtown has a lively art vibe from the fun, funky shops to the fantastic restaurants. Almost every establishment displays local artwork and hosts the First Friday Gallery Walk every month. However, art lovers must visit the Brattleboro Museum and Art Center (BMAC). Exhibits include a variety of mediums, styles and are rotated frequently. There is always something new to see at BMAC and something for everyone. Our Inn on Forty Road Bed and Breakfast can be your perfect retreat while exploring this lovely corner of Vermont. There a many great locations for plein air painting or nature photography, such as the Inn’s lovely grounds or nearby hiking trails. Book your arts getaway with us and enjoy the creative community in Brattleboro.

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The Best Romantic Getaway in Brattleboro, Vermont

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Romantic Getaway this Valentine's Day in Brattleboro VermontDo you find yourself dreaming of a relaxing and romantic getaway, to help pass the time during these cold winter months? Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, so we can think of no better time to plan some time away, just the two of you.  We have the perfect place in mind for you, too.  Our Bed and Breakfast, located in Downtown Brattleboro, is Vermont’s top choice for romantic lodging.  Let us do all the work for you, so you can spend your time relaxing and focusing on each other.  Romance is our business, and no one does it better.  Book a romantic getaway with us this winter, and enjoy a luxurious stay at Vermont’s top Bed and Breakfast.

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