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Hiking at Wantastiquet Mountain Natural Area

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The Wantastiquet Mountain Trail offers Brattleboro visitors everything needed for a perfect day hike. This short round trip hike, just under 4 miles, packs a lot into it. Located within 520 acres of beautiful woods, the path features a waterfall, unobstructed panoramic views at the summit and opportunities to connect with several other trails. A day of hiking can be as long or short as you like and the exploration possibilities are endless. At the Inn on Putney Road, our private location surrounded by mature trees and gardens offer a serene, tranquil setting. However, guests will find the lively Brattleboro downtown just a short walk from our front door. Spend your days hiking the mountain trails or relaxing at our quiet retreat, then explore the fun Brattleboro bars and restaurants in the evening. Our unique French Provincial manor has 6 luxury guest rooms each with private baths and a classic, comfortable decor. While our wonderful gourmet breakfasts will have you ready for another day of exploring. Reserve your beautiful guest suite with us before the summer months slip away.

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Peach Melba French Toast ala Inn on Putney Road

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One of our signature breakfast dishes is our Peach Melba French Toast.  This guest favorite is a twist on a classic dessert with an interesting back story.

The Peach Melba is a classic dessert, invented Nellie-Melba_lgin 1892 by the French chef Auguste Escoffier at the Savoy Hotel in London to honor the Australian soprano, Dame Nellie Melba.  Escoffier created his new dessert, and displayed it in an ice sculpture of a swan. The swan carried peaches which rested on a bed of vanilla ice cream, topped with spun sugar. In 1900, Escoffier revised his creation for the occasion of the opening of the Carlton Hotel, where he was head chef.  In his updated version of the dessert, he omitted the ice swan and topped the peaches with raspberry purée.

We have taken inspiration from this wonderful ice cream treat to make a special breakfast for our guests.  So, here is the recipe for you to make this delicious breakfast at home.peaches and raspberries

  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 Tsp water
  • sliced peaches (fresh or canned)
  • sliced bread (enough to cover 9×13 baking dish)
  • 6 eggs
  • 1-3/4 cups whole milk
  • 1 Tbs vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon, or to taste
  • fresh raspberries
  • Raspberry coulis

Peach Melba French Toast

  1. In a saucepan, melt butter and add water.  When melted, add brown sugar and bring to  a boil, then reduce heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring frequently.
  2. Pour the brown sugar mixture into a 9×13 baking dish and spread to cover bottom of dish completely.
  3. Place peaches in layer over brown sugar and cover completely with sliced bread
  4. In a medium bowl, whisk together milk, eggs, vanilla, and cinnamon.  Pour mixture over bread.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes, or until bread is golden brown.
  6. Carefully cut and lift out pieces, flipping them over so that peaches are face up.
  7. Drizzle raspberry coulis over french toast and place fresh raspberries on top.

 

When selecting bread for this recipe, I recommend that you choose a heartier bread with a little more body than white bread.  I commonly use 12 grain, oat nut, or thick cut french bread.

I hope you enjoy serving this dish to your family and friends!

– John

Scenic Cycling Tours from Beautiful Brattleboro Vermont

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Discover the freedom and flexibility of self-guided cycling tours in the stunning Vermont countryside around Brattleboro. Unlike expensive, rushed guided biking tours, Diverse Directions offers the ease of setting your own pace and choosing your own accommodations. Cyclists get all the support of big tours but without being locked into limited start or end dates. In other words, you get to choose your own schedule, route and who cycles with you. And all the routes are well researched, with easy-to-read written instructions, and downloadable GPS map.

It’s no surprise they offer a large selection of tours that begin in and around Brattleboro. The Brattleboro-Bellows Falls Hub & Spoke Tours takes advantage of this lively town’s proximity to the pristine landscape. The Inn on Putney Road is proud to offer our wonderful guest suites through the tours’ list of Brattleboro Bed and Breakfasts. Our park-like setting is very private yet only a short walk to the energetic downtown of Brattleboro. Our relaxing, luxurious rooms and gourmet breakfasts will have you rested and ready for another day of biking. Book your Brattleboro summer vacation filled with scenic cycling tours through the lovely Vermont countryside.

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Explore Downtown Brattleboro

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Historic Downtown BrattleboroThe heart of Brattleboro lives in its vibrant downtown filled with quirky shops, excellent restaurants and artsy vibe. Surrounded by beautiful forests, mountains and the shimmering Connecticut River, there’s plenty of outdoor activities here. However, the charming historic downtown is worth many days and nights of exploration. The shopping choices are way beyond the usual fare and invite treasure hunting for unique gifts. While fantastic dining options include coffee shops, cafes and romantic restaurants. For evening entertainment choose between catching a movie, relaxing to live music or enjoying a play. An artistic flare is seen everywhere, and Brattleboro not only has a monthly gallery walk but an impressive art museum. There’s always a new cafe or shop to discover in the alley nooks or hidden upstairs in the classic brick buildings.

Just a short walk from downtown Brattleboro find a tranquil retreat at the Inn on Putney Road Bed and Breakfast. Our expansive gardens creates a peaceful sanctuary that’s still close to all the attractions. Visitors can’t help but relax in our French Provincial manor with 6 luxury guest rooms. Reserve your private suite and plan a spring or summer Brattleboro getaway.

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Visit the Grafton Village Cheese Company in Vermont

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Block Of Aged Cheddar CheeseVermont cheddar cheese is known to be one of the best in the world. Come visit where it all started in 1892, at the Grafton Village Cheese Company. Sample their award-winning cheddars, made with local raw milk and cave-aged for up to four years. Step back in time at the historic Village of Grafton, and learn about the centuries old cheesemaking traditions. The quaint town is a picture postcard of an idyllic New England village. Stroll the tree-line streets, and explore the two covered bridges over babbling brooks.

The Grafton Village Cheese Company makes a great day trip from the charming town of Brattleboro. It’s only a 45 minute trip to Grafton Village and it’s a lovely drive. Then find the Inn on Putney Road Bed and Breakfast just blocks from Brattleboro’s lively downtown. This beautiful, French provincial manor has all the comforts and elegance expected in a premium Bed and Breakfast. Book your luxury guest suite with us today and plan a Vermont getaway this spring.

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Explore the Brattleboro Winter Farmers Market

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 farmers market supplied by farms in Vermont in the winterBrattleboro doesn’t let winter shut down their bountiful farmers market. In fact, it becomes the community gathering place every Saturday to warm up and support the local farms. Dozens of vendors from area farms, food producers, and artisans set up stands in this welcoming indoor market. Stroll through the festival-like atmosphere with live music, and the delicious aroma of bread, coffee or even dim sum wafting through the air. It’s a great place to pick up snacks before hitting the ski trails, or a unique gift to take home. The Inn on Putney Road offers a serene setting, just a short walk from the farmers market and downtown. Guests enjoy luxury suites with private baths and a gourmet breakfast every morning. Plan a winter getaway to Brattleboro and explore the ski slopes, snowshoeing trails and our amazing winter farmers market.

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Free One or two-night stay and dinner for Federal Government employees affected by layoffs

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INN ON PUTNEY ROAD B&B
1/24/19
Contact: John Becker
innkeepers@innonputneyroad.com
802-254-6268

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE!

Free One or two-night stay and dinner for Federal Government employees affected by layoffs

BRATTLEBORO, VT —

The Inn on Putney Road B&B and WhetstoneStation Restaurant and Brewery are teaming up to provide respite for Federal employees affected by the government shutdown. The Inn is offering complimentary stays of one or two nights during the entire month of February, including their award-winning multi-course gourmet breakfast each morning. In addition, those taking advantage of this offer will enjoy dinner one evening at Whetstone Station Restaurant and Brewery.

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Winter Activities Near Our Brattleboro Bed and Breakfast

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snowshoes in the snow on the winter mountains and sky with clouds background.Come out and play this winter in Brattleboro, Vermont! We celebrate our snowy weather every February with a unique Winter Carnival, a thrilling ski jump competition and plenty of outdoor activities. Walking distance to Brattleboro’s charming downtown, find the inviting Inn on Putney Road Bed and Breakfast. Enjoy the privacy of our park-like setting and 6 luxury guest rooms, while still being close to all the attractions. Snowshoers will love he 15 miles of trails they can pick up right in our backyard. And our hearty gourmet breakfast will have you ready for your winter adventures. Plan your fun winter getaway to Brattleboro today.

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Romantic Getaway at our Vermont Bed and Breakfast

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romantic couple hugging in winter forestA romantic escape is just what a busy couple needs after the hectic holidays. Find a charming retreat in the beautiful New England town of Brattleboro, Vermont. The artsy, walkable downtown has historic buildings filled with great restaurants, shops and entertainment. While the scenic landscape offers serene hikes and cross-country skiing trails. There’s also three downhill skiing resorts nearby for an exciting day in the snow. Just a short walk from downtown Brattleboro discover the lovely Inn on Putney Road Bed and Breakfast. This French Provincial manor is surrounded by idyllic gardens, and our generous guest rooms have a calm, classic decor. We take pride in creating the perfect romantic setting for your winter getaway. Reserve your room with us today and treat your loved one to a wonderful vacation.

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Gear up for Ski Season in Vermont

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Woman Holds A Pair Of Skiing Looking For Ski Slope.The ski season has begun in Vermont and the powdery slopes are ready to be explored. With miles of cross country trails and hundreds of downhill runs it’s a skiing paradise. Time to plan your ski getaway to the beautiful mountains surrounding Brattleboro, Vermont. The Inn on Putney Road offers a quiet retreat walking distance to Brattleboro’s charming downtown with great restaurants and lively pubs. After a day hitting the slopes return to your elegant room and warm up by the fire. Our hearty breakfasts will have you ready for another day of snowy adventures. Reserve your Vermont ski vacation with us today.

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Free One or two-night stay and dinner for Federal Government employees affected by layoffs

The Inn on Putney Road B&B and Whetstone Station Restaurant and Brewery are teaming up to provide respite for Federal employees affected by the government shutdown.