Dining Around the Inn
One of our great joys over the last 25 years has been hosting gatherings of family and friends for all manner of celebrations, always around a table of the finest cuisine from the freshest ingredients Vermont (and Chef Jacob and our farm partners) has to offer.
Think weddings, rehearsal dinners, post-wedding brunches, birthdays, anniversaries, life achievements, passages like confirmations and bar (and bat) mitzvahs, even memorial celebrations. You name it, we have likely hosted it.
What knowing, long-time guests appreciate is the number and diversity of dining venues we have around the property.
Most diners know us by the Main Dining Room overlooking Main Street, Freeman Brook and the back garden, where we host breakfast for house guests and dinner for all comers daily. (Reservations are always required.) Diners can choose indoors or out–in the garden or on the back porch, featuring newly-installed electric radiant heaters to keep you cozy.
Adjacent to the dining room is the Brook Room, our more formal white-table-cloth private dining room. We can accommodate up to 30 people comfortably, gathered around the hallmark fireplace and surrounded by art curated by our gallery friends at Edgewater Gallery. We have recently hosted our popular artists talks in the Brook Room but whatever soiree you can conceive, we can host.
Then there’s Tracks, our rustic but very comfortable tavern beside Freeman Brook. There’s the giant hearth with its roaring fire (in season, of course), the cozy bar with just four seats, the dramatic ski murals, and the Adirondack-style furniture that embraces you while enjoying a bespoke cocktail or a local brew. (If you’re feeling adventurous, you might also want to try a glass of our very rare Bhakta Spirits Armagnac.) Tracks also boasts an outdoor terrace for al fresco dining.
Hidden near Tracks is our most secretive dining venue, the Wine Cellar. Here, you and up to six of your besties can enjoy an evening of fine food and fun surrounded by our legendary wine collection. Chef Jacob likes to present a five-course tasting menu paired with wine for these very special evenings.
In the height of summer, on one of those dreamy, starry August evenings, the best dining venue might very well be the intimate Terrace for Two next to Freeman Brook at the very back of the garden. Here you and your lovely can enjoy each other, fine drink and food, and the soft sounds of the coursing brook. This has been the site of many a memorable anniversary dinner.
If none of these five dining options captures your fancy, we’re always happy to serve dinner in your room or suite. Yup, believe it or not, some guests just don’t want to leave the cocoon. And we’re happy to oblige.
Reach out to talk about how we might help you enjoy celebrating life at the inn in a way and place you haven’t considered.