Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp at the Chesterfield Inn

Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp Spring is definitely here! We know it because anyone who has rhubarb in the garden is picking it, and cooking with it. Rhubarb is the first  plant that  can be harvested in the spring, generally from late April through June. The stalks are the edible part of the plant, while the leaves …

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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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Sugar Time! Homemade New Hampshire Maple Syrup

It’s maple sugaring season in New Hampshire, a sure sign that spring is on the way! The weather dictates when sugar season begins, since for the sap to run there must be temperatures above freezing in the daytime and below freezing at night. This New England tradition was begun by the Native Americans, and continues …

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March Madness- Winter in New England

Well, this is when it starts every year. Those of us who choose to live in Northern New England start to go a little crazy in the beginning of March! By now, we’ve had at least 4 months of cold weather, and at least 3 months of snowy weather. That means we’re accustomed to the …

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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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Kittens at New Hampshire Bed and Breakfast

Here they are, the newest members of our family! These adorable kittens are the happy ending of a sad story about our beloved cat, Sage. We adopted Sage from the Humane Society six years ago. She was a gray and black tiger who had been hit by a car and nursed back to health at …

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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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