The Pitcher Inn began as a Civil War era lodging house, where travelers traversing three treacherous mountain passes would stop to rest. Its gracious porches and gables, noble chimneys and windows are stately retellings of that original inn, which burned decades ago. Today, The Pitcher Inn—designed by Vermont architect David Sellers—is a haven so well-suited to its site and its history that its graceful, classical form is a proud landmark in Warren. Inside the Inn, traditional ideas in architecture undergo a revolution. Unconventional spaces surprise and engage; fine art and beguiling artifacts are lavishly spread among rooms of deep and abiding comfort. A glowing, 19th century oil lamp shares a space with a vintage lift ticket booth; a tree grows up through the ceiling, a black bear and a cougar safeguard the entrance to the tavern. Proximity to such art and wit lightens the spirit: beauty, humor and well-being are good friends indeed.