The early arrival allowed the Red Chair to enjoy a glass of wine with the inn’s Sales & Events Manager Angela Harford, while relaxing in Phelps Barn Pub.
Each morning, the Red Chair enjoyed a full Vermont country breakfast in the inn’s Garden Room. For dinner, the Chair chose to dine in The Old Tavern Restaurant, a fine dining restaurant that features seasonal menus in order to accommodate the most local available food items. From there, it was touring the historic Village of Grafton.
First and foremost on the list for the Red Chair was a visit to Grafton Village Cheese, makers of handcrafted cheddar and specialty cheese, using milk from Vermont family farms. Cheese tasting is offered daily, so the Red Chair had its fill! It also visited Grafton Ponds Outdoor Center, the year-round recreation center. In just a few weeks time the rolling hills and base of Grafton Ponds will be covered in snow thanks to its snowmaking system and ready for cross-country skiers to visit. Winter really is around the corner.
That said, with some chilly afternoons, The Chair stopped by the Grafton Nature Museum, a local museum that has fantastic children’s programs and activities. It also attended a monthly community coffee meeting over at Mack’s Place Café, where the Grafton locals were very welcoming.
During this short visit, the Red Chair made time for impromptu “alone time” with a local Grafton Inn chair. Before we knew it, the Red Chair had slipped away to our Cricketers Suite (often used as a honeymoon suite). Photos will see the two chairs enjoying champagne in front of the double Jacuzzi tub. As it is, the Grafton Inn is such a romantic inn that management was not surprised at what blossomed in such a short time.
On the 15th, the Inn staff chauffeured the Red Chair over to its neighbors in Jamaica, Vt. at the Three Mountain Inn. It was an honor to be part of its travels and the staff at the Grafton Inn looks forward to another visit soon!