The Sumner Mansion Inn

27 Feb

Welcome to the Sumner Mansion Inn in Hartland, Vermont!  Isn’t this library incredible?!  I think I was sold with the spiral staircase alone.  Secluded on top of a wooded hill and facing a beautiful rolling landscape (with views of New Hampshire), the historic inn (1807) and attached living area (added in the ’70s, picture above and below) have many charming antique features.  We can’t wait to have our wedding reception here in October!

The Sumner property includes the second oldest sugar maple tree in the state (lower left) and a beautiful garden area (lower right) just through the glass doors in the picture above.

In the Sumner’s historic section, there is a formal sitting room and an old “keeping room” (pictured left to right).

It doesn’t get much better than TWO spiral staircases.  I love the uniqueness of each room – the owner, Jill used to own an antique store in nearby Windsor so much of the decor is from her store.  I hope our guests enjoy wandering and exploring each room as much as Steve and I did during our visit!

Images: Two outdoor pictures are courtesy of the Sumner Mansion Inn.  All others are personal.

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10 Responses to “The Sumner Mansion Inn”

  1. Gwyn Michael February 27, 2011 at 5:05 pm #

    Yup the staircase and books do it for me :-) The grounds look pretty awesome too! May you have a perfect indian summer day!

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