The Weston Priory – A Peaceful Retreat For All

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Why do people come to Vermont? It is a question we ask of all our guests. “So, what brings you here?”. Most of the time the answer is, “we just wanted to get away”. I always leave it at that, but I wonder-“away from what?” Kids? Work? Parents? Stress? Life in general? As I discuss their visit here and “things to do”, I always recommend the Weston Priory. It is a calming, peaceful place where the Benedictine brothers live a life of prayer and service. (westonpriory.org) There are prayer services several times each day where the brothers chanting fills your heart and soul. You need not be Christian to appreciate the peacefulness of this place. And it is only 5 miles away!! Continue reading

Weston Antiques Show :: A New England Experience

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How does history, art, and community sound to you? Experience all these values on your next trip to our Ludlow bed and breakfast in the beautiful Weston, Vermont area. Described as “One of the best small shows in New England” by The New York Times, the Weston Antique Show is a classic Vermont attraction you should add to your list of activities for your next trip up north. Continue reading

Top 5 Winter Activities in Vermont

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There’s no better place for a romantic winter vacation than Vermont. From the powdery white snow, to the cozy rustic atmosphere, you’ll never want to leave the winter wonderland of the north. While staying at our Vermont bed and breakfast, you’ll find yourself ready to engage in some fun winter activities to make your vacation as memorable as possible. Here are our top 5 recommendations: Continue reading

Experience Vermont at the Weston Village Store

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Located right next door to our cozy Ludlow bed and breakfast, Weston Valley Store is full of quaint Vermont charm and local products that you have to check out! If authentic country flavor is something you’re looking for, you’ll enjoy a visit to this local favorite. Since 1981, The Weston Village Store has been delighting customers who stop by. The store prides itself in keeping up with the changing times while staying true to it’s small town values and simple Vermont goodness. Continue reading

A Little Note From Lexi – Our Official Greeter

Hello, my name is Lexi, a Golden Retriever, and the Inn dog at the Inn at Weston and official greeter in beautiful Weston, Vermont. I came to the Inn in 2009 when I was one and a half years old. Bob and Linda (my parents) rescued me from another family who did not like me very much. I am so happy to be here!

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My job description includes meeting and greeting our house guests. However, since we are now “pet friendly”, my duties include making other pets-mostly dogs like me, feel welcome and comfortable here. It is a big job and I take it very seriously.

I have noticed a few things about the dogs that come here. They are not as comfortable as they will be in a very short time. They rarely “settle in” like their parents. It takes a while to relax in an environment where nothing looks or smells the same. Most of the time a crate will help and of course familiar toys and bed. These things create a sense of place and helps to calm my new friends.

Also, being able to join “parents” at breakfast is also calming. We offer that during the summer months when breakfast is served on our flower filled deck and in the winter months, in the pub. Dogs are not allowed in the dining room, me included.

The other observation I have is that most of my new friends have been rescued-like me. That is why owners bring their dogs here-they don’t put them in a kennel. Nope, once you are rescued, you belong with your owners as much as possible. It helps to ease those bad memories. I get it. I still have trouble being alone. My Uncle Phil lives upstairs and he takes care of me when I can’t be with my parents.

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There are many places in Vermont to run and explore. I highly recommend Lowell Lake-only 5 miles from the Inn. When Bob and Linda take me there, I run and swim and fetch the “bally.” It’s lots of fun.

So, if you are seeking an idyllic spot to relax with your best friend, I would love to greet you and welcome you as a friend.

Lexi