Upon arrival, Red Chair, like most of our guests, was charmed by the roaring fire; it was with mixed emotions that the wooden red chair sat by and enjoyed the massive 1780’s wood burning fire place.
Although the Three Mountain Inn and the village of Jamaica is a short distance from Stratton, Bromley, Magic and Mt Snow ski areas, this time of year residents & storekeepers are gearing up for the holidays and winter season. Jamaica has two wonderful characteristics, the natural beauty of Southern Vermont and its residents.
Red Chair walked through our small village, meeting local residents; visiting the Elaine Beckwith Gallery, chatting with Hank and Toby of Hot Glass Works, gathering with rustic friends at Skip Woodruff’s Handmade Rustic Furniture, enjoying a latte at the Jamaica Coffee House.
At the coffee house Red Chair was invited to enjoy what most Vermonter do this time of year.
Not only is November the quiet season, but it’s also hunting season! Early the next morning the chair stopped by D&K Groceries to pick up supplies and headed out with a few skilled hunters. As most hunters appreciate, today was not “the day,” however the chair enjoyed its time in the woods, admiring hidden old growth tree stands, incredible rock formations and magnificent views.
While in the woods Red Chair stopped by the Balancing Rock, it could not resist the temptation that has lured almost every young Jamaica resident for 200 years – it tried to push the rock off its perch. The rock that has been there since receding ice placed over a hundred thousand years ago would not budge. Nevertheless Red Chair enjoyed posing for photographs by this huge rock.
After a long day returning to nature Red Chair again relaxed by the fire before heading off to the Inn’s award winning dining room and finally a restful night in bed!