Innkeeper’s New Hampshire Fall Foliage Getaway

Yesterday, I escaped for a quick foliage getaway between breakfast and lunch. It was sunny and crisp, with morning fog from the river burning off quickly. My friends picked me up, with dogs in tow, for a hike up Putney Mountain. We drove up Route 5, enjoying the beautiful colors of the leaves along the …

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Ever Been in a Corn Maze? Check out Gaines Farm this Fall

It seems that Summer is officially over and Fall has arrived at Chesterfield Inn! I know this because the Gaines Farm Corn Maze opens this Saturday. For those of you who haven’t ever experienced it, a corn maze is a maze cut through the corn stalks in a corn field, with dead ends, winding paths, …

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The Daffodil Garden :: Spring in New Hampshire

One of my favorite things about Chesterfield is just up Welcome Hill from the Chesterfield Inn. As you come from Brattleboro, Vermont on Route 9, you’ll come to an intersection where,  if you turn right on Cross Road, you’ll end up at the inn. If you turn left onto Welcome Hill Road, you’ll see the …

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Top Things to Do in Brattleboro, Vermont

Chesterfield Inn, although located in New Hampshire, is a short 10-minute drive across the Connecticut River to the charming town of Brattleboro, Vermont. Spend time in town or on the river, the mountains, or the rambling trails in the woods. Brattleboro is a very vibrant place, with lots going on and many nooks and crannies …

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Snowshoeing in the Park :: Pigsah National Forest

As anyone who follows the weather knows, we’ve lots and lots of snow in Southwestern New Hampshire this winter!  Chesterfield Inn has seen at least one storm each week since early December, and the storms have all dumped at least 5 inches of the white stuff on us. Up here, we measure snowstorms on whether there’s …

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Embrace the Cold : New England Winter Getaways

It’s January in New Hampshire and that means cold weather, and plenty of snow. As I look out my window to the back meadow, I can see the barn with its snow covered roof hung with icicles. The trees are touched with white and the meadow has a sweeping carpet of soft, deep snow. It’s …

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Putney Craft Tour

One of my favorite things to do Thanksgiving weekend is to jump in the car and ride around on the back roads of Putney, Vermont, following the map for the Putney Craft Tour. For three days, November 28, 29 and 30, from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM, the artists in Putney and environs open their …

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