They spent the next four days with us at our historic Juniper Hill Inn and experienced a once in a lifetime adventure – a balloon ride that took them over the hills along the banks of the Connecticut River and over the beautiful Quechee Gorge which is very close to our inn. We landed and hour and a half later in a farmers field off route five just North of Windsor, Vermont. The trip was under the expert guidance of Derreck whom, along with his wife, owns and operates Balloons of Vermont – www.balloonsofvermont.com – he commented “I haven’t laughed so much in ten years!”. We at Juniper Hill Inn call this the “Cloris Effect!”.
That evening we went to Skunk Hollow Tavern in Hartland, Vermont where we had a delicious dinner and saw Lou and Gretchen, the owners, and our good friend Heidi Schmertz who is one of the best massage therapists on the east coast! Her company is called Healing Arts in Windsor, Vermont. George Englund, Cloris Leachman’s son and manager, jammed and wowed the crowd with his soprano saxophone – he is a world class musician and kept up with all the locals who impressed both Cloris and George. They even commented on how much talent we have in our idyllic Vermont vacation spot! We were joined by our friends Sonya and Doug, Wendy and Steve.
Although both Cloris and George said it was hard to leave their Vermont vacation at Juniper Hill Inn we finished the trip in Boston and stayed at the beautiful Charles Street Inn – www.charlesstreetinn.com The accommodations and hospitality are top notch and they, like Juniper Hill Inn, are a Select Registry member property – www.selectregistry.com – which insures your satisfaction in accommodations. We took Dartmouth Coach – www.dartmouthcoach.com – which is a great way to travel to and from Boston and New York City.
One day Ari took them through Woodstock, Vermont past the Woodstock Inn and visited our friends Opal and Chip at Gallery on the Green. Chip is one of our regions gifted artists and his wife Opal manages their wonderful gallery which features some great talent. That evening Ari manned the inn and they treated me to a delicious dinner at one of our favorites, The Prince and The Pauper Restaurant – www.theprinceandthepauper.com.