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Visit the Madame Sherri Forest in Brattleboro

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forest trail leading into spooky foggy woodsAdd a little mystery when hiking near Brattleboro, Vermont and visit the Madame Sherri Forest. The Ann Stoke Loop Trail offers an easy 2-mile hike through a hemlock forest and leads to the ruins of Madame Sherri’s Castle. Once a grand home built in the 1902’s, that hosted many wild parties in its heyday. Now the mansion’s massive stone staircase reaches only to the treetops and makes for very interesting photographs. After exploring the other remains of the home, extend your day of hiking on other linking trails that lead to wonderful overlooks and views. 

Return from your trip through the forest, and relax at the tranquil setting of the Inn on Putney Road. Our exceptional Bed and Breakfast is a unique French Provincial manor with 6 luxury guest rooms. Wake each morning to a delicious full breakfast and enjoy the beautiful garden views. Our peaceful retreat is just a short walk to lively downtown Brattleboro with great shops and restaurants. Reserve your suite with us today and discover the region’s colorful past. 

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Hiking at Wantastiquet Mountain Natural Area

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Hiker at summit arms outstretched 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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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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