Red visited the Menemsha Inn & Cottages for a few days to get a first hand experience of the Martha's Vineyard lifestyle. While getting plenty of rest and relaxation, Red also got in plenty of exercise by using the gym on site and a bike to get around the Menemsha area. It was only later that evening Red discovered how out of shape she was! (But not to worry! An outdoor shower on a beautiful day and a soft fluffy white towel can work wonders on a chair). Red had such a wonderful time visiting the Island of Martha's Vineyard and would love to go back soon!
Tim Little of Cape Night Photography kidnapped the Red Chair last night (from the Woods Hole Inn) and took it on a moonlit romp all over the Upper Cape! If you have not yet experienced Tim's incredible night shooting, I highly recommend you check out his website here. In the meantime, here is one tantalizing image from his four hours in the freezing cold with the Red Chair. Wow! He says he was planning on a hour but the chair inspired him to shoot and shoot in the chilly night air. His fingers are still thawing, and we look forward to sharing more of the night with you as he sends it along...
The little Red Chair continues to lead an interesting life!
The Red Chair returned to Woods Hole a few days ago, and low and behold it snowed as if on cue. Snow is rare here, because we are so surrounded by the warm Gulf Stream waters, but last night we got a nice dusting and here is a quick photo essay of a Woods Hole walk in the snow.
Pie in the Sky is right next door to the Woods Hole Inn, so of course the Red Chair enjoyed a hot coffee and freshly baked pastry before heading out in the cold...
Happy children were sledding on the golf course and the Red Chair could hear their squeals of delight.
With the wind blowing hard from the north, the Red Chair was knocked over flat by the gusts while this picture was taken. Brrr....
Not too many fishermen out today.
From the porch of Crowell House (a Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute aka WHOI building) you can see across the village green with the peaked roof of the Woods Hole Inn in the distance.
The Red Chair arrived at the Emerson by the Sea in Rockport and promptly signed the guestbook, sharing an entry with famous former guest Ralph Waldo Emerson who was said to have prized the locations proximity to the wild natural feeling of the sea.
The view from the rooftop is a great place to experience the Inn's panoramic ocean view, and maybe contemplate Santa's arrival in a few days?
Beautiful holiday decor make descending the grand staircase fun.
Relaxing on the broad porch with some of the Red Chairs rocking friends.
Scenic Rockport where the Red Chair meets the red boat house and learns why Rockport's beauty has inspired an artists colony:
All this and shopping too! What a great place to spend a few days. Thank you for a wonderful stay Emerson Inn. It was a memorable trip!
We were so excited to have an extra special guest this weekend — the Red Chair! For those of you not familiar with the Red Chair, it has been making its way all over New England to select Inns and B&B’s. We were looking forward to its visit and gave it a great Gateways visit with all sorts of activities, including a visit to Tanglewood!
The Red Chair arrives at the Gateways Inn.
The chair unwinds with a cocktail in the Gateways bar.
The Red Chair visits Tanglewood!
The Red Chair enjoys Olivias Overlook, with a view of the Stockbridge Bowl.
Live entertainment in the piano bar? Delightful!
Alas, the Red Chair must be on the move. Holidays in New England continues onward!
The Red Chair arrived in Deerfield, MA, just after Thanksgiving. We (at the Deerfield Inn) showed her the plastic-sheeted front desk in the 1884 main inn where renovation after Tropical Storm Irene damage is getting closer to completion. She was happy to see the progress, and happy for her cozy room in the carriage house where she enjoyed morning coffee with some other guests.
After breakfast, Chef Matt showed her the map to this National Historic Landmark Village, and she decided to watch the open hearth cooking in the Hall Tavern, although being so close to the flames at one point made her slightly nervous.
She stopped by the gift shop where she found a place at a game of checkers before heading down to the Flynt Center, stopping before an iconic Deerfield door on her way, to pay her respect to some ancestors and see an exhibition about the making of furniture in this valley. The Red Chair was pleased to see that responsible dogs are welcome in Deerfield and at the inn, as she has always had a soft spot for them and their usefulness as hot water bottles. We took a stroll with her up to The Rock where the Pocumtucks kept a lookout on the scene below, and she was glad for the leg stretch before the journey across to the Berkshires where she will be staying at the Applegate Inn in Lee.
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